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Mudassir
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Post by Mudassir » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:55 pm

Eligibility criteria: 3 year HSMP + 2 Year Tier1 + 1 Year ILR
Method of application: NCS York
Date of application: 09/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/10/2013 (as advised by NCS York)
Date of acknowledgement letter: TBC
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

I wonder why they still haven't sent the acknowledgement.

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Post by dhanubs » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:04 pm

Eligibility criteria: 1 Year ILR + Wife of British Citizen
Method of application: NCS Barking
Date of application: 11/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/10/2013 (tracked on Royal mail)
Date of acknowledgement letter: TBC
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC


I don't know why it's taken so long to even deduct money from my account nor have I received the acknowledgement letter from UKBA. This application is for my wife and I had applied 2 months ago and it was a lot quicker as I got my Naturalisation certificate in 5 weeks. Anyone else who application is unusally delayed or haven't got the payment deducted.

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Application Timeline

Post by bontilo » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:09 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 3yr ILR (Family 2+1)
Method of application: NCS Wolverhampton
Date of NCS: 10 October 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: no record but was assured by council that it was sent the day after.
Date of debit of fees: 30/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Finally!!!
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Post by bontilo » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:11 pm

dhanubs wrote:Eligibility criteria: 1 Year ILR + Wife of British Citizen
Method of application: NCS Barking
Date of application: 11/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/10/2013 (tracked on Royal mail)
Date of acknowledgement letter: TBC
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC


I don't know why it's taken so long to even deduct money from my account nor have I received the acknowledgement letter from UKBA. This application is for my wife and I had applied 2 months ago and it was a lot quicker as I got my Naturalisation certificate in 5 weeks. Anyone else who application is unusally delayed or haven't got the payment deducted.
I guess we are on the same dilemma :(

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Post by nasirbaig007 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:41 pm

Eligibility criteria: 3 year HSMP + 2 Year Tier1 + 1 Year ILR
Method of application: NCS Redbridge
Date of application: 18/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement letter: 23/11/2013 (received 26/11/2013)
Date of debit of fees: 23/11/2013
Date of approval: 06/01/2014 (received letter on 11/01/2013)
Date of Ceremony: TBD (I rang Redbridge coucil today (13/01/2013) , but they have not received my certificate yet)
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Post by beebritish » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:08 pm

scrapper wrote:Eligibility: 5 years WP + 1 year ILR (Joint Husband / Wife)
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 17/06/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/06/2013
Date of debit of fees: 19/06/2013
Date of acknowledgement: 23/06/2013
Approval dated: 17th Oct 2013
Approval received: 25th Oct 2013
Date of ceremony: TBC

All the best to all those who are waiting. :)

Yaaaaay, finally! Well done and congrats!!!

fatalist
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Why it takes so long?

Post by fatalist » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:29 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years LLR + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Brent
Date of application: 12/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/10/2013 (as advised by NCS Brent)
Date of acknowledgement letter: TBC
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

It looks like October applicants are still waiting for the money to be deducted. I wonder if it is because of the new rule changes (language requirement)?

Mudassir
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October Appliants

Post by Mudassir » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:16 pm

Any October applicant that has received acknowledgement or got the fees debited please respond.

My application got to the homeoffice on 10 Oct 2013 and I still haven't received anything nor my account has been debited.

Tuvoc
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Re: October Appliants

Post by Tuvoc » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:49 pm

Mudassir wrote:Any October applicant that has received acknowledgement or got the fees debited please respond.

My application got to the homeoffice on 10 Oct 2013 and I still haven't received anything nor my account has been debited.
Mine will have got there on the 9th October, and I have not heard anything or had fees taken.

Kibria
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Re: October Appliants

Post by Kibria » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:03 pm

Mudassir wrote:Any October applicant that has received acknowledgement or got the fees debited please respond.

My application got to the homeoffice on 10 Oct 2013 and I still haven't received anything nor my account has been debited.
I posted my application on 18/09, payment hasn't been taken yet. I called Home office and they said due to rule change from 28/10 there is a big back log of applications

rbhatia812
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October applicants

Post by rbhatia812 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:10 pm

The UKBA received my app on the 10th October, but my fees have not been deducted nor have I received an acknowledgement letter.

I rang them up just now and they said there's a big backlog of applications due to the new rule change from the 28th Oct. Unfortunately, I think most October applications have been sucked into this rush.

A friend of mine applied a week prior to me (2nd Oct) and her fees were debited exactly 14 days later.

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Re: October Appliants

Post by rbhatia812 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 pm

Kibria wrote:
Mudassir wrote:Any October applicant that has received acknowledgement or got the fees debited please respond.

My application got to the homeoffice on 10 Oct 2013 and I still haven't received anything nor my account has been debited.
I posted my application on 18/09, payment hasn't been taken yet. I called Home office and they said due to rule change from 28/10 there is a big back log of applications
The UKBA received my app on the 10th October, but my fees have not been deducted nor have I received an acknowledgement letter.

I rang them up just now and they said there's a big backlog of applications due to the new rule change from the 28th Oct. Unfortunately, I think most October applications have been sucked into this rush.

A friend of mine applied a week prior to me (2nd Oct) and her fees were debited exactly 14 days later.

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Post by Addicted zoo » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:10 pm

I applied on 8th October through NCS Kensington.

Fees taken on 24th October, not received the confirmation yet.

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Post by krishLVR » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:14 pm

Addicted zoo wrote:I applied on 8th October through NCS Kensington.

Fees taken on 24th October, not received the confirmation yet.
I applied on 07th through NCS and received by UKBA on 8th .

Fees taken on 22nd October , received acknowledgement on 25th October.

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Post by downlights » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:19 pm

Basis: Economic migrant, section 6(1)
Method: NCS London
Applied: 31/08/2013
Acknowledged: 05/09/2013
Approved: 28/09/2013
Ceremony: 29/10/2013

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Re: October Appliants

Post by forbc123 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:31 pm

Mudassir wrote:Any October applicant that has received acknowledgement or got the fees debited please respond.

My application got to the homeoffice on 10 Oct 2013 and I still haven't received anything nor my account has been debited.
I applied on 5th October through the amazing NCS and it took 23rd to deduct fee and 25th to receive acknowledgement letter, to be honest in this time folks received approvals in months of sep and aug...its a shame that no payments were see taken so far for applications made on or after 10th...i think just blaming the rush wont suffice...but people whose fee got debited on 4th october got their approvals by 22nd october so looks like it is taking complete october to clear the backlog of spetember and applications lying since last so many months...God only knows when the October applications will be processed...

sheikh76
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September application approval

Post by sheikh76 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:50 pm

sheikh76 wrote:
Eligibility: 2 years hsmp +3 years tier1+1 year ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 16/09/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/09/13
Date of acknowledgement : not received
Date of debit of fees: 18/09/13
Date of approval: received today 29/10/13 in SD envelope, letter dated 25/10/13
Date of Ceremony: tbc


Dear All, I am pleased to write that I finally received the approval letter today. Thanks to all the forum members for their useful input.

Just a sincere advice to everyone who are waiting, if you would like to find out the status of your application then the best option is to email home office NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk rather than calling the 0870 number. The reason is that the reply via email is received from Sheffield where your application is processed and they are in better position in giving you the status. Whereas 0870 number is for the Croydon office where you may not get status update as experienced by many.

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Re: September application approval

Post by forbc123 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:58 pm

sheikh76 wrote:sheikh76 wrote:
Eligibility: 2 years hsmp +3 years tier1+1 year ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 16/09/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/09/13
Date of acknowledgement : not received
Date of debit of fees: 18/09/13
Date of approval: received today 29/10/13 in SD envelope, letter dated 25/10/13
Date of Ceremony: tbc


Dear All, I am pleased to write that I finally received the approval letter today. Thanks to all the forum members for their useful input.

Just a sincere advice to everyone who are waiting, if you would like to find out the status of your application then the best option is to email home office NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk rather than calling the 0870 number. The reason is that the reply via email is received from Sheffield where your application is processed and they are in better position in giving you the status. Whereas 0870 number is for the Croydon office where you may not get status update as experienced by many.
Congrats Sheikh76, you are saying that email address worked for you? have you ever been told your application is in process and allocated to case worker? I applied on 5th October, you think it is too early to send an email?

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October application timeline

Post by epping » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:22 pm

Eligibility criteria: 1 Year ILR + Wife of British Citizen
Method of application: NCS Chelmsford
Date of application: 08/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 11/10/2013 (tracked on Royal mail)
Date of acknowledgement letter: TBC
Date of debit of fees: 31/10/2013
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

No fees has been deducted and now waiting anxiously...!
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sheikh76
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Re: September application approval

Post by sheikh76 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:02 am

Congrats Sheikh76, you are saying that email address worked for you? have you ever been told your application is in process and allocated to case worker? I applied on 5th October, you think it is too early to send an email?[/quote]

Thanks forbc123, yes they will check the system and can tell you whether a decision has been made.

I suggest you give them atleast 6 weeks since your application date and then write to them asking for the status.

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Post by Loveislovely » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:10 am

dhanubs wrote:Eligibility criteria: 1 Year ILR + Wife of British Citizen
Method of application: NCS Barking
Date of application: 11/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/10/2013 (tracked on Royal mail)
Date of acknowledgement letter: TBC
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC


I don't know why it's taken so long to even deduct money from my account nor have I received the acknowledgement letter from UKBA. This application is for my wife and I had applied 2 months ago and it was a lot quicker as I got my Naturalisation certificate in 5 weeks. Anyone else who application is unusally delayed or haven't got the payment deducted.

Hi!

I have applied on 15/10/2013, I haven't heard from ukba, I contacted them on 28/10/2013 and was informed by the gentleman who answered the call, that there's severe backlog due to the mass applications to meet the end October deadline. He also states that I am not yet on the system, but I should not worry as things are progressing very slowly, I am praying that things will get back to normal soon, good luck to your where's application.


Loveislovely
All for one, one for all..... Peace

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Re: September application approval

Post by forbc123 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:21 am

sheikh76 wrote:Congrats Sheikh76, you are saying that email address worked for you? have you ever been told your application is in process and allocated to case worker? I applied on 5th October, you think it is too early to send an email?
Thanks forbc123, yes they will check the system and can tell you whether a decision has been made.

I suggest you give them atleast 6 weeks since your application date and then write to them asking for the status.[/quote]

Thank you Sheikh76 - will give it a few more weeks then, and then email...it is always better to give good time and get some good status :-)

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October application approval

Post by dazzy999 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:33 pm

Eligibility criteria: 1 Year ILR
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 9/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement letter: 28/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Post by SgtBellPepper » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:39 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC (after 3 years residence)
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 18/9/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/9/2013
Date of debit of fees: 24/9/2013
Date of acknowledgement letter: 26/09/2013 dated 24/09/2013
Date of approval: Letter is dated 19/10/2013 (received 30/10/2013)
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Wow, I'm extremely and pleasantly surprised! That was much quicker than I ever had hoped for. Good luck to everyone else waiting!!! :)

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Post by Kibria » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:35 pm

Kibria wrote:Application type: Adult British Citizenship Application 
Method of Application: Royal Mail Tracked, Guarantee Next Day Delivery
Date When Fees Was Deducted: Fee not deducted yet 
Date of application:18/10/13 
Date of Receipt of application: 19/10/13 
Date of application acknowledged by IPS: Not acknowledged 
Date of return of documents: Not received yet 
Date of interview Letter: N/A 
Date of passport interview appointment: N/A 
date of passport received : N/A
Received acknowledgement letter today with yesterday date mentioning the payment has been declined. That is a big surprise as I have been making sure for every single day since 18/98 that there are clear funds available in the account. Also called the bank to confirm. Bank has stated that there hasn't been any payment decline recorded on their. Anyways I have resent the payment slip and advised the bank that there is going to be a payment deduct by UKBA. Fingers crossed. Good thing is something has happened

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