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Post by zeevirgo » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:20 pm

Yes I Applied in june 2013 longgggggg wait mate

ah_kassem wrote:
zeevirgo wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2 years WP + 3 years Tier1 + 12 month ILR
Method of application: NCS Harrow
Date of application: 11 June 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12th June 2013
Date of acknowledgement : 14 June 2013
Date of debit of fees:19 June 2013
Date of approval: Awaiting
Date of ceremony: Awaiting
Hi mate,

are your dates correct? you applied in June??
ZIC

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Post by suzy101 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:05 am

suzy101 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP + 3 years Tier1 + 12 month ILR
Method of application: NCS Poole
Date of application: 23rd September 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24th September 2013
Date of acknowledgement : not received
Date of debit of fees: 02nd Oct 2013
Date of approval: 30th Oct 2013 received 07 Nov 2013
Date of ceremony:04 Dec 2013

I have called and emailed HO for status and they finally confirmed today that a decision was sent out yesterday and have refused to tell me the status. Now am so nervous not sure wot to expect as my application was not so straight forward. I had to declare a CCJ I had last year but was unaware of when I applied for ILR. SO not sure if my application might be rejected. Just so stressed
Yaayyyy, I finally got the brown envelope, thanks all this is a great forum. Information is power.

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Post by Fab.123 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:35 am

suzy101 wrote:
suzy101 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP + 3 years Tier1 + 12 month ILR
Method of application: NCS Poole
Date of application: 23rd September 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24th September 2013
Date of acknowledgement : not received
Date of debit of fees: 02nd Oct 2013
Date of approval: 30th Oct 2013 received 07 Nov 2013
Date of ceremony:04 Dec 2013

I have called and emailed HO for status and they finally confirmed today that a decision was sent out yesterday and have refused to tell me the status. Now am so nervous not sure wot to expect as my application was not so straight forward. I had to declare a CCJ I had last year but was unaware of when I applied for ILR. SO not sure if my application might be rejected. Just so stressed
Yaayyyy, I finally got the brown envelope, thanks all this is a great forum. Information is power.
What email address did you send it to.

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Complete timeline

Post by helen12 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:11 am

Complete Application timeline:


Eligibility criteria: HSMP + TIER 1 (total 5 years)+ ILR 1 year
Method of application: Postal, No NCS, sent by SD
Date of application: 24 Aug 13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27 Aug 13 (as it was long weekend holiday)
Date of debit of fees: 29 Aug 13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 3 Sep 13
Date of receipt of approval: 24 Sep 13 (Recd 27 Sep 13by SD that I attached)
Date of Ceremony: 18 Oct 13


Application Type :First Adult Passport
Method of Application: NO Help of post office, sent by recorded delivery
Date of Application: 17.10.2013
Date Monies take by IPS: 21.10.2013
Date of Return Documents: 06 Nov 13
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter : 28 Oct 13
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 29 Oct 13
Date of Passport Receipt: 08 Nov 13

Thank you all.

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Post by Loveislovely » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:01 am

suzy101 wrote:
suzy101 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP + 3 years Tier1 + 12 month ILR
Method of application: NCS Poole
Date of application: 23rd September 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24th September 2013
Date of acknowledgement : not received
Date of debit of fees: 02nd Oct 2013
Date of approval: 30th Oct 2013 received 07 Nov 2013
Date of ceremony:04 Dec 2013

I have called and emailed HO for status and they finally confirmed today that a decision was sent out yesterday and have refused to tell me the status. Now am so nervous not sure wot to expect as my application was not so straight forward. I had to declare a CCJ I had last year but was unaware of when I applied for ILR. SO not sure if my application might be rejected. Just so stressed
Congrats

Yaayyyy, I finally got the brown envelope, thanks all this is a great forum. Information is power.
All for one, one for all..... Peace

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Application Timeline

Post by reachren » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:10 am

Eligibility criteria:4 years HSMP+1Year Tier1+1year ILR (1 adult)
Method of application: NCS Aldershot
Date of application: 07/11/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08/11/13
Date of debit of fees: 13/01/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
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Post by Abiindian » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:15 am

Eligibility criteria: ( 3yr WP + 2yr T1+ 2yr ILR); Husband & Wife Joint Application
Method of application: NCS (Newbury) 22/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24/10/13
Date of debit of fees: 18/12/13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16/12/13
Date of receipt of approval: 21/01/14 (confirmed over telephone by Home Office, awaiting invitation letter) :D
Date of Ceremony:Yet to be booked..... :roll:
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Post by forbc123 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:26 am

Applied Through: NCS Westminster, Family Application
Criteria:5 yrs (WP+Tier2) + 2 yrs on ILR
Date Applied: 05-10-2013
Date of Receipt of Document by Home Office: 08-10-2013 (Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of Debit of fee: 23-10-2013
Receipt of Acknowledgement Letter: 25-10-2013
Phone Confirmation: Decision has been made & letters sent out, 05-11-2013
Date of Approval: 4-11-2013, letters arrived today, 08-11
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Good Luck to all guys waiting, this forums is amazing thing for people like us...your applications must be in processing don't worry...all the best to every one here!
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Post by Abiindian » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:34 am

[quote="forbc123"]Applied Through: NCS Westminster, Family Application
Criteria:5 yrs (WP+Tier2) + 2 yrs on ILR
Date Applied: 05-10-2013
Date of Receipt of Document by Home Office: 08-10-2013 (Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of Debit of fee: 23-10-2013
Receipt of Acknowledgement Letter: 25-10-2013
Phone Confirmation: Decision has been made & letters sent out, 05-11-2013
Date of Approval: 4-11-2013, letters arrived today, 08-11
Date of Ceremony: TBC[/quote]



Very quick approval, I mean the time frame between Debit of fees/acknowledgement through to approval. Congrats.

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Post by tlbanks » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:43 am

[quote="tlbanks"][quote="tlbanks"]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: 6/11/13
Ceremony date: 4/12/13


Getting there :) next passport :)

Good luck to everyone else!

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Post by forbc123 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:53 am

Abiindian wrote:
forbc123 wrote:Applied Through: NCS Westminster, Family Application
Criteria:5 yrs (WP+Tier2) + 2 yrs on ILR
Date Applied: 05-10-2013
Date of Receipt of Document by Home Office: 08-10-2013 (Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of Debit of fee: 23-10-2013
Receipt of Acknowledgement Letter: 25-10-2013
Phone Confirmation: Decision has been made & letters sent out, 05-11-2013
Date of Approval: 4-11-2013, letters arrived today, 08-11
Date of Ceremony: TBC
yes Abiindian - literally 6 working days since receipt of acknowledgement letter


Very quick approval, I mean the time frame between Debit of fees/acknowledgement through to approval. Congrats.

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Post by mowaid » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:15 am

ligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP + 3 years Tier1 + 17 month ILR
Method of application: Self Recorded Royal mail
Date of application: 12/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 07/11/2013
Date of debit of fees: 02/ 11/ 2013
Date of approval: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting :shock:

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Post by rana12570 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:15 am

forbc123 wrote:Applied Through: NCS Westminster, Family Application
Criteria:5 yrs (WP+Tier2) + 2 yrs on ILR
Date Applied: 05-10-2013
Date of Receipt of Document by Home Office: 08-10-2013 (Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of Debit of fee: 23-10-2013
Receipt of Acknowledgement Letter: 25-10-2013
Phone Confirmation: Decision has been made & letters sent out, 05-11-2013
Date of Approval: 4-11-2013, letters arrived today, 08-11
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Good Luck to all guys waiting, this forums is amazing thing for people like us...your applications must be in processing don't worry...all the best to every one here!
Congrats!!!

Could you please provide the telephone number that you've contacted to confirm that a decision has been made!

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Post by Besnik » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:28 pm

Hi all!

Applied Through: NCS Cambridge
Criteria:10yrs long residency + 1yr ILR
Date Applied: 11-10-2013
Date of Receipt of Document by Home Office: 14-10-2013 (Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of Debit of fee: 03-11-2013
Receipt of Acknowledgement Letter: 07-11-2013
Date of Approval: Waiting!!!!!!
Date of Ceremony: Waiting!!!!!

Good luck to anyone going through this process.....

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Post by forbc123 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:28 pm

rana12570 wrote:
forbc123 wrote:Applied Through: NCS Westminster, Family Application
Criteria:5 yrs (WP+Tier2) + 2 yrs on ILR
Date Applied: 05-10-2013
Date of Receipt of Document by Home Office: 08-10-2013 (Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of Debit of fee: 23-10-2013
Receipt of Acknowledgement Letter: 25-10-2013
Phone Confirmation: Decision has been made & letters sent out, 05-11-2013
Date of Approval: 4-11-2013, letters arrived today, 08-11
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Good Luck to all guys waiting, this forums is amazing thing for people like us...your applications must be in processing don't worry...all the best to every one here!
Congrats!!!

Could you please provide the telephone number that you've contacted to confirm that a decision has been made!
08706067766, cheers!

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Re: Naturalisation Timeline

Post by HAPPYDAYSUK » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:59 pm

[quote="HAPPYDAYSUK"]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: 1st November
Date of Ceremony: 30th November (paid £30 as its on a saturday)

Feeling happy :)))

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Post by Tats » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:00 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Ancestry + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Sutton
Date of application submission: 17 Sept. 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18 Sept. 2013
Date of debit of fees: 23 Sept. 2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 25 Sept. 2013 (dated 23 Sept)
Date of receipt of approval: 26th Oct 2013 (letter dated 18th oct)
Date of Ceremony: 5th Nov 2013 (Private ceremony, Weybridge £80)

Its finally over for me. Thanks everyone for sharing your information and updates. Off I go to the Passport application section. I wish all still waiting the best of luck.

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Post by rana12570 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:00 pm

forbc123 wrote:
rana12570 wrote:
forbc123 wrote:Applied Through: NCS Westminster, Family Application
Criteria:5 yrs (WP+Tier2) + 2 yrs on ILR
Date Applied: 05-10-2013
Date of Receipt of Document by Home Office: 08-10-2013 (Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of Debit of fee: 23-10-2013
Receipt of Acknowledgement Letter: 25-10-2013
Phone Confirmation: Decision has been made & letters sent out, 05-11-2013
Date of Approval: 4-11-2013, letters arrived today, 08-11
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Good Luck to all guys waiting, this forums is amazing thing for people like us...your applications must be in processing don't worry...all the best to every one here!
Congrats!!!

Could you please provide the telephone number that you've contacted to confirm that a decision has been made!
08706067766, cheers!
Thanks for the number!

I phoned on the above mentioned number to HO Croydon today the lady I spoke with, She checked my Naturalisation application status today! No Decision has yet been made! your application is still in under process!!!

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Post by kkkr25 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:30 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5year Work Permit and 1 Year ILR
Method of application: NCS Southwark 03/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 23/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24/10/2013 (letter dated 20/10/2013)
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting.....
Date of Ceremony: Waiting.....

I had a CCJ in April 2011 of £123 which is paid in full and I have 6 points on my license for Driving without insurance on March 2010. I have declared both in my application. I hope these would not cause any problem to my application.

Emailed Home Office on 06-11-2013 to find the status of the application and they replied straight away that my application is still under process.

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Post by njoy1987 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:59 pm

kkkr25 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5year Work Permit and 1 Year ILR
Method of application: NCS Southwark 03/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 23/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24/10/2013 (letter dated 20/10/2013)
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting.....
Date of Ceremony: Waiting.....

I had a CCJ in April 2011 of £123 which is paid in full and I have 6 points on my license for Driving without insurance on March 2010. I have declared both in my application. I hope these would not cause any problem to my application.

Emailed Home Office on 06-11-2013 to find the status of the application and they replied straight away that my application is still under process.
Too early to be emailing and dont worry it will not have an impact cause CCJ paid and the point declared

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Post by linkers » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:05 pm

Finally my wait is over when the approval letter arrived this morning. It took exactly 6 months for the Home Office to process my application. I also had to get my MP involved during this time.


Below is my time line:
Eligibility criteria: HSMP + Tier-1 + ILR
Application Type: Joint
Method of application: Basingstoke NCS
Date of application: 08 May 2013
Date of approval: 08 Nov 2013
Date of Ceremony: haven’t booked yet


Happy to answer any questions.

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Post by Loveislovely » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:48 pm

linkers wrote:Finally my wait is over when the approval letter arrived this morning. It took exactly 6 months for the Home Office to process my application. I also had to get my MP involved during this time.


Below is my time line:
Eligibility criteria: HSMP + Tier-1 + ILR
Application Type: Joint
Method of application: Basingstoke NCS
Date of application: 08 May 2013
Date of approval: 08 Nov 2013
Date of Ceremony: haven’t booked yet


Happy to answer any questions.

Congrats, when was your fee debited and did you receive an acknowledgment letter?
When was the last time you contacted Ho, and what was their reply? That was a lengthy wait, all the best.
All for one, one for all..... Peace

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Post by sweet sweet sweety » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:58 pm

My Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC + ILR (3 years 10months continuous stay)
Method of application: SELF (Postal ) Special recorded
Date of application : 22 Oct 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23 Oct 2013 (royal mail)
Date of debit of fees: Not yet
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Not yet
Date of receipt of approval: Not yet
Date of Ceremony: TBC
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Post by linkers » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:58 pm

Thanks Loveislovely. My fee was taken only 3-4 days after submitting the application and yes I also received the acknowledge letter after few weeks.

I contacted HO 4 times during this six months period. The first 3 times their reply was usual that ‘no decision has been made yet…’ and the 4th time they said ‘as it’s been less than 6 months since you submitted your application, we can’t provide any update yet...’. I then got my MP involved by mid of Oct.

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Post by Fab.123 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:41 am

njoy1987 wrote:
kkkr25 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5year Work Permit and 1 Year ILR
Method of application: NCS Southwark 03/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 23/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24/10/2013 (letter dated 20/10/2013)
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting.....
Date of Ceremony: Waiting.....

I had a CCJ in April 2011 of £123 which is paid in full and I have 6 points on my license for Driving without insurance on March 2010. I have declared both in my application. I hope these would not cause any problem to my application.

Emailed Home Office on 06-11-2013 to find the status of the application and they replied straight away that my application is still under process.
Too early to be emailing and dont worry it will not have an impact cause CCJ paid and the point declared
What email address did you use.?

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