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HAPPYDAYSUK
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Re: Naturalisation Timeline

Post by HAPPYDAYSUK » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:35 am

ultimate12570 wrote:
HAPPYDAYSUK wrote:
HAPPYDAYSUK wrote:Postal Application
Application based on: 5 years EEA family member changing to Wife of British citizen....
Received my EEA4(ILR): 12 Jul 2013
Application for Naturalisation: 20 September 2013
Acknowledgement from UKBA: 12th of October dated 8th of October
Fees Debited: 8th October 2013
Date of Approval: 1 November 2013 (via email)
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Feeling anxious :)




Emailed home office this morning with almost an immediate response, "no decision has been made"
I received another email from same person at UKBA at 4.10pm asking when I submitted my application, I responded and within 5 min of sending the email, I received an email back saying my application was successful!!! Yaaaayyyy!!! :)



Congratulations!!!

Could you please give us the email address???
NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Good Luck!!

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Post by botech12 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:43 pm

Thanks to all the forum members who provided their valuable suggestions.

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 18 months
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 27/09/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 01/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement letter: 10/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 11/10/2013
Date of approval: 26/10/2013
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Good luck to all those who are applying...

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Post by anustaya » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:27 pm

botech12 wrote:Thanks to all the forum members who provided their valuable suggestions.

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 18 months
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 27/09/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 01/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement letter: 10/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 11/10/2013
Date of approval: 26/10/2013
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Good luck to all those who are applying...
Congrats mate, I think you are one of the first late Sept applicants to get approval.

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Post by d2om » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:44 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (3yr spouse of BC)
Method of application: NCS (Milton Keynes)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/09/2013
Date of debit of fees: 28/09/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28/09/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 02/10/2013
Date of Ceremony: 09/01/2014

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Re: October Appliants

Post by Kibria » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:51 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
Just noticed payment deduction from the account today, seems like the staff is working weekends to clear the backlog. It's not very often you are glad that your account is debited.

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Post by anustaya » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:03 am

Yes the guys @ HO work all weekends including Sundays and bank holidays. My payment was aken on Sunday and I can recall one occation in 2008 when I had a call from case worker on a Sunday, to clarify some information about my LL application.

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Naturalization processing Timeline

Post by jonjr023 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:47 am

Application Time line
Eligibility criteria: ( 3 yrs spouse of BC)
Method of application: Postal
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/1013, Post Date: 08/10/13
Date of debit of fees: 05/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 01/11/13, Dated: 30/10/13
Date of receipt of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony:TBA

Now the Waiting game starts :roll:
Thanks to others for their informative posts causes its really helps.
Last edited by jonjr023 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by ultimate12570 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:19 pm

botech12 wrote:Thanks to all the forum members who provided their valuable suggestions.

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 18 months
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 27/09/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 01/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement letter: 10/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 11/10/2013
Date of approval: 26/10/2013
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Good luck to all those who are applying...
Congratulations!!!

Unbelievable, that was very quick!!! lucky you! :wink: I've also applied in Sept. still waiting!!! :(

Did you receive approval via email or post?

ultimate12570
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Post by ultimate12570 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:22 pm

d2om wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (3yr spouse of BC)
Method of application: NCS (Milton Keynes)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/09/2013
Date of debit of fees: 28/09/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28/09/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 02/10/2013
Date of Ceremony: 09/01/2014
Congratulations!!!

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Re: Naturalisation Timeline

Post by jonjr023 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:22 pm

HAPPYDAYSUK wrote:
ultimate12570 wrote:
HAPPYDAYSUK wrote:
HAPPYDAYSUK wrote:Postal Application
Application based on: 5 years EEA family member changing to Wife of British citizen....
Received my EEA4(ILR): 12 Jul 2013
Application for Naturalisation: 20 September 2013
Acknowledgement from UKBA: 12th of October dated 8th of October
Fees Debited: 8th October 2013
Date of Approval: 1 November 2013 (via email)
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Feeling anxious :)




Emailed home office this morning with almost an immediate response, "no decision has been made"
I received another email from same person at UKBA at 4.10pm asking when I submitted my application, I responded and within 5 min of sending the email, I received an email back saying my application was successful!!! Yaaaayyyy!!! :)



Congratulations!!!

Could you please give us the email address???
NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Good Luck!!
Hi HAPPYDAYSUK"
sorry to ask but where did u get the email address or was sent to you
thanks

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Post by mowaid » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: HSMP 2 year + Tier 1 3year + ILR 1+ year
Method of application: Self recorded post
Date of application: 12/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 03/11/2013 ( I check my balance on ATM on sunday it maybe deducted on 2/11/2013 or 1/11/2013)
Date of acknowledgement letter: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Re: September application approval

Post by jonjr023 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:37 pm

forbc123 wrote:
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?
Hi Sheikh76,
pls sorry to ask but where did u get the email address ? how soon do they reply the mails sent to them thanks

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Re: Naturalisation Timeline

Post by anustaya » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:51 pm

HAPPYDAYSUK wrote:
ultimate12570 wrote:
HAPPYDAYSUK wrote:
HAPPYDAYSUK wrote:Postal Application
Application based on: 5 years EEA family member changing to Wife of British citizen....
Received my EEA4(ILR): 12 Jul 2013
Application for Naturalisation: 20 September 2013
Acknowledgement from UKBA: 12th of October dated 8th of October
Fees Debited: 8th October 2013
Date of Approval: 1 November 2013 (via email)
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Feeling anxious :)
I sent a message to the email address last night but there seems to be something wrong. My message wasn't delivered and was informed the address doesnt exist. Can you check and confirm if there is no typo in the address please?




Emailed home office this morning with almost an immediate response, "no decision has been made"
I received another email from same person at UKBA at 4.10pm asking when I submitted my application, I responded and within 5 min of sending the email, I received an email back saying my application was successful!!! Yaaaayyyy!!! :)



Congratulations!!!

Could you please give us the email address???
NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Good Luck!!

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Post by legendz » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:08 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years WP + 1 year ILR
Method of application: self
Date of application: 21/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/10/2013 (special delivery)
Date of acknowledgement : TBA
Date of debit of fees: TBA
Date of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony:TBA

I did the application myself for my husband and I and our two children. The fees have not been taken out of my account even though it is now 2 weeks later. Should I be worried? Anyone else applied late October and had their fees taken? I only completed one payment slip, as they offer special rates for applying as a married couple and also for 2 children at the same time. Anyone else done this or should I have done a seperate one for each person in the family? ( I clearly marked on the form that this was for a family application with all our full names and DOB's.)
Also, I used the form dated December 2012.. I printed it off a few weeks before submitting it as had to get it to references etc. I only saw the form dated Sept'13 on the day I submitted our application so did not have time to print and complete new one. The only difference that I could see between the Dec '12 and Sep'13 form was a little block with advance notice on the Sep'13 form about the rules changing on the 28th of October re knowledge of life in the UK. Surely they can't reject my application based on this as my application was received before the 28th?

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Post by tronca33 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:34 pm

legendz wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 years WP + 1 year ILR
Method of application: self
Date of application: 21/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/10/2013 (special delivery)
Date of acknowledgement : TBA
Date of debit of fees: TBA
Date of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony:TBA

I did the application myself for my husband and I and our two children. The fees have not been taken out of my account even though it is now 2 weeks later. Should I be worried?
Dont worry.I send my application 14th October and my fees have been not taken.So many people send application before 28th October so this take time now....
I hope have my positive news before Christmas ...

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Post by innocentdevil » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:49 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years WP + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS - Rotherham (Swinton)
Date of application: 4/11/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: TBA
Date of acknowledgement : TBA
Date of debit of fees: TBA
Date of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony:TBA

I have used my bachelors degree from UK as a language requirement. She rang UKBA before she accepted that.

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Post by tronca33 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year & 6 mth PR
Method of application:POST Office LEEDS
Date of application: 14/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/10/2013 (Next day special delivery)
Date of debit of fees: 07/11/2013
Date of acknowledgement : TBA
Date of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony:TBA
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Nationality processing time

Post by majaseem » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:49 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 yrs plus with indefinite Leave
Method of application:By Post
Date of application: 21/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/10/2013 (Next day special delivery)
Date of acknowledgement : TBA
Date of debit of fees: TBA
Date of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony:TBA

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Post by rana12570 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:58 pm

Yesterday I sent an email to home office @ NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, got a reply today from a lady saying that I have checked your file and I can confirm that "No Decision has Yet been made"! :(

Application type: 2 year spouse of BC + Time spent in UK on Student Visa
I applied via post on 26/09/2013
Application received by HO: 27/09/2013
Fee Deducted on: 08/10/2013
Acknowledgement Letter: 08/10/2013
Approval date: Not yet as mentioned above by the HO in email reply!!!
Ceremony: can't even think of! :?

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Post by sam800 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:20 pm

Eligibility criteria : HSMP (JR) 1yr + 3yrs + 2.5yr on ILR (was out of country in between)
Method of application : Royal Mail Special Delivery
Date of application : 04-NOV-2013
Date of receipt by UKBA : 05-NOV-2013 (tracked via Royal Mail website)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBA dated TBA
Date of debit of fees : TBA
Date of approval : TBA
Date of Ceremony : TBA
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Post by ssinghbi02 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:56 pm

Eligibility criteria : WP 1Year Tier1 4year ILR 1 year 9 months
Method of application : NCS Havering Council
Date of application : 10-Oct-2013
Date of receipt by UKBA : 11-Oct-2013
Date of acknowledgement : 31-Oct-2013 (received on 04-Nov-2013)
Date of debit of fees : 31-Oct-2013
Date of approval : TBA
Date of Ceremony : TBA

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Post by tlbanks » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:51 am

tlbanks wrote:Eligibility Criteria: spouse visa 2yrs + ILR 1yr & 10 mths
Method of Application: post SD & return SD
Date of Application: 1/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 2/10/13
Date of debit of fees: 13/10/13
Date of acknowledgment: 15/10/13 (dated 13/10/13)
Date of approval & returned docs: 30/10/13
Ceremony letter received: TBA
Ceremony date: TBA

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Post by Loveislovely » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:51 am

tlbanks wrote:
tlbanks wrote:Eligibility Criteria: spouse visa 2yrs + ILR 1yr & 10 mths
Method of Application: post SD & return SD
Date of Application: 1/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 2/10/13
Date of debit of fees: 13/10/13
Date of acknowledgment: 15/10/13 (dated 13/10/13)
Date of approval & returned docs: 30/10/13
Ceremony letter received: TBA
Ceremony date: TBA

Hi tlbanks,

Congrats, I have sent mine on the 15/10/2013, still waiting for payments to be taken and acknowledgment letter, I am being optimistic that there will be progress on my application soon.

Good luck to all awaiting positive response from ukba.

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

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Post by Mudassir » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:33 am

Mudassir wrote: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.
I have emailed on NationalityHelpdesk@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk to find out the status of my application as still no acknowledgement is received nor the fees is debited and they said it could tale up to 7 weeks to send acknowledgement and up to 6 months to process the applicaton.... :( :( :(

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Post by anustaya » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:35 pm

Loveislovely wrote:
tlbanks wrote:
tlbanks wrote:Eligibility Criteria: spouse visa 2yrs + ILR 1yr & 10 mths
Method of Application: post SD & return SD
Date of Application: 1/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 2/10/13
Date of debit of fees: 13/10/13
Date of acknowledgment: 15/10/13 (dated 13/10/13)
Date of approval & returned docs: 30/10/13
Ceremony letter received: TBA
Ceremony date: TBA

Hi tlbanks,

Congrats, I have sent mine on the 15/10/2013, still waiting for payments to be taken and acknowledgment letter, I am being optimistic that there will be progress on my application soon.

Good luck to all awaiting positive response from ukba.

Loveislovely cheers.
Congratulations tlbanks!!!

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