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Post by Loveislovely » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:43 am

linkers wrote: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.

Thanks for clarification, congrats again, enjoy.

Loveislovely
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Post by Loveislovely » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:53 am

Fab.123 wrote:
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.?
I believe he/she uses nationalityprogress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, I uses that same email address and they reply, saying that I am not yet on the system. Good luck

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

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My husband's timeline

Post by meemyself&I » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:46 am

My husband's timeline:

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year ILR
Method of application: SELF (Postal ) Special recorded
Date of application : 14 Oct 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15 Oct 2013 (royal mail)
Date of debit of fees: shown on online statement on 8.11.13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Not yet
Date of receipt of approval: Not yet
Date of Ceremony: Not yet
God's divine child

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Post by suzy101 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:36 pm

Fab.123 wrote:
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.
nationalityprogress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

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Post by Loveislovely » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:02 pm

Hi Everyone,

I notice a deduction in my bank balance today, I am assuming that HO has taken payment, as it is the sum of £874, I had applied on 16/10/2013.

Loveislovely
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Timeline

Post by tier1applicant » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: WP + TIER1 + 1 YEAR ILR, 2 adults + 1 child
Method of application: NCS Canterbury
Date of application : 03 Oct 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04 Oct 2013
Date of debit of fees: 17 Oct 2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 21 Oct 2013 (Dated 17 Oct 2013)
Date of receipt of approval: 09 Nov 2013 (Dated 05 Nov 2013)
Date of Ceremony: 06 Jan 2014 (Received from council on 09 Nov 2013 - same day I received the approval letter from HMRC!)

Has anyone else received a ceremony invitation automatically without having to book yourself?

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Post by imran22 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:17 pm

Loveislovely wrote:Hi Everyone,

I notice a deduction in my bank balance today, I am assuming that HO has taken payment, as it is the sum of £874, I had applied on 16/10/2013.

Loveislovely
Congrats Loveislovely

Did you apply through NCS? Did UKBA received your application on 16th or you sent yours on 16th. One last question did you just saw a drop in the available balance today or you can see the posted transaction with name Nationality Direct when you login to internet banking.

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Re: My husband's timeline

Post by tronca33 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:38 pm

meemyself&I wrote:My husband's timeline:

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year ILR
Method of application: SELF (Postal ) Special recorded
Date of application : 14 Oct 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15 Oct 2013 (royal mail)
Date of debit of fees: shown on online statement on 8.11.13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Not yet
Date of receipt of approval: Not yet
Date of Ceremony: Not yet
Isend my app. the same day.But my fees was taken on 7 November.So check your bank maybe your as well.
Good luck!!!

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Post by Loveislovely » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:50 pm

imran22 wrote:
Loveislovely wrote:Hi Everyone,

I notice a deduction in my bank balance today, I am assuming that HO has taken payment, as it is the sum of £874, I had applied on 16/10/2013.

Loveislovely
Congrats Loveislovely

Did you apply through NCS? Did UKBA received your application on 16th or you sent yours on 16th. One last question did you just saw a drop in the available balance today or you can see the posted transaction with name Nationality Direct when you login to internet banking.
Hi Imran,

I applied independently, using special delivery. I sent my app on the 15/10/2013, it reaches HO the following day, I checked my account this morning approximately 10.30, money was still there, then I checked it again at 13.20 and I notice a drop in available balance, I did email them yesterday and they reply after 15 mins, saying that they cannot find me on the system, and that they are very, which result in application progress being delayed. Hope we all get through soon.

Loveislovely
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Post by glenrock12 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:22 pm

My application time line:

Eligibility criteria :10 yer + 1 yer ILR

application date :24/09/2013 (NCS)

date of debit of fees :04/10/2013

date of receipt acknowledgment :08/10/2013

date of receipt of approval :08/11/2013

date of ceremony : 03/12/2013

Emailed Home Office on 05-11-2013 to find the status of the application and they replied nextday , that confirm the decision has been made on this application, the decision letter and any supporting documents should be with you shortly.

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Post by Fab.123 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:01 am

glenrock12 wrote:My application time line:

Eligibility criteria :10 yer + 1 yer ILR

application date :24/09/2013 (NCS)

date of debit of fees :04/10/2013

date of receipt acknowledgment :08/10/2013

date of receipt of approval :08/11/2013

date of ceremony : 03/12/2013

Emailed Home Office on 05-11-2013 to find the status of the application and they replied nextday , that confirm the decision has been made on this application, the decision letter and any supporting documents should be with you shortly.
What email address did you use , as the one I used I received an automated email instantly stating as:

ukbanationalityenquiries@ukba.gsi.gov.uk
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANOTHER RESPONSE

And never received any email after that

Please advise

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Post by woolf » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:23 pm

My Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria:11+years & ILR 8 days

Method of application: NCS NEWHAM

Date of application : 08 Oct 2013

Date of receipt by UKBA: 09 Oct 2013 (royal mail SD)

Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 23 Oct 2013 and payment declined mistake on form (New fee form was already sent on 12 Oct 2013 &
just in case another fee form was send on 28 Oct 2013)

Date of debit of fees: 30 Oct 2013

Date of receipt of approval: Not yet

Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Ceremony date letter

Post by thirdlioness » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:40 pm

Hi Glenrock, congratulations on going through the final hoop. Do you mind if I ask a question? Once you receive your approval letter, do you have to contact the council yourself for a ceremony date? Or does the HO send another letter stating the ceremony date? Or do you have to contact the council for a ceremony date with another letter (following the letter of approval) that HO sends you? Just wondering about the proceedings after the approval letter.

Many thanks

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My husbands timeline

Post by cemay » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:56 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR and Spouse, resident in England for over 3 years

Method of application: Special Signed For First Class

Date of application : 18 Oct 2013

Date of receipt by UKBA: 21st October 2013 (Royal Mail SD)

Date of receipt of acknowledgement: None yet

Date of debit of fees: Not yet

Date of receipt of approval: Not yet

Date of Ceremony: TBC

Was getting a bit worried before finding this forum but the long wait for acknowledgement seems to be the norm at the moment.

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Re: Ceremony date letter

Post by glenrock12 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:29 pm

thirdlioness wrote:Hi Glenrock, congratulations on going through the final hoop. Do you mind if I ask a question? Once you receive your approval letter, do you have to contact the council yourself for a ceremony date? Or does the HO send another letter stating the ceremony date? Or do you have to contact the council for a ceremony date with another letter (following the letter of approval) that HO sends you? Just wondering about the proceedings after the approval letter.

Many thanks
yes , i contact my council myself for a ceremony date.

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Post by glenrock12 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:34 pm

Fab.123 wrote:
glenrock12 wrote:My application time line:

Eligibility criteria :10 yer + 1 yer ILR

application date :24/09/2013 (NCS)

date of debit of fees :04/10/2013

date of receipt acknowledgment :08/10/2013

date of receipt of approval :08/11/2013

date of ceremony : 03/12/2013

Emailed Home Office on 05-11-2013 to find the status of the application and they replied nextday , that confirm the decision has been made on this application, the decision letter and any supporting documents should be with you shortly.
What email address did you use , as the one I used I received an automated email instantly stating as:

ukbanationalityenquiries@ukba.gsi.gov.uk
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANOTHER RESPONSE

And never received any email after that

Please advise

NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

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Re: Naturalization processing Timeline

Post by jonjr023 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:00 am

jonjr023 wrote:Application Time line
Eligibility criteria: ( 3 yrs spouse of BC)
Method of application: Postal
Date posted: 08/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/1013,
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.
Update :
Eligibility criteria: ( 3 yrs spouse of BC)
Method of application: Postal
Date posted: 08/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/1013,
Date of debit of fees:30/10/13, (Dated Cleared: 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

Emailed 08/11/13 was asked for details like Name, DOB, Address & NFEE109XXXX , waiting reply hopefully

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Naturalization processing Timeline

Post by jonjr023 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:20 am

And finally its here !!!!
Eligibility criteria: ( 3 yrs spouse of BC)
Method of application: Postal
Date posted: 08/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/1013,
Date of debit of fees:30/10/13, (Dated Cleared: 05/11/2013)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 01/11/13, Dated: 30/10/13
Date of receipt of approval: 12/12/13 (Dated 07/12/13)
Date of Ceremony:TBA

WOW am so happy, Thanks to the almighty God
he knows best !!!

Cousin D Timeline
Eligibility criteria: ( 5yrs + 1ILR )
Method of application: Postal
Date posted: 24/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/1013,
Date of debit of fees:TBA
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBA
Date of receipt of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony:TBA
Last edited by jonjr023 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by dhanubs » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:18 am

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: 06/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 03/10/2013
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:39 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: 06/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 03/10/2013
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC
So you got your fees debited and received acknowledgement before you even sent your application?

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Post by tronca33 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:18 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year & 6 mth PR
Method of application:POST Office
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 : 06/11/2013(my birthday :-),receive 11/11/2013
Date of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony:TBA

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Post by kkkr25 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:33 pm

NationalityHelpdesk@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Fab.123 wrote:
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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Post by ZAB2121 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:04 pm

Eligibility criteria: 3 Year Spouse + 1 Year Indefinite

Method of application:POST
Date of application: 24/04/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29/04/2013
Date of debit of fees: 29/04/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 29/04/2013
Date of approval: 02/11/2013
Date of Ceremony: 10/01/2014

I had to involve MP to give a kick.

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Post by Senbrit » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:32 pm

My application time line:


Eligibility criteria :5 years + 1 yer ILR

application date :08/10/2013 (Attorney)

date of receipt of approval :11/11/2013 dated 06/11/2013

date of ceremony : TBR

A big thank you to the initiator of this forum and to the contributors.
Very helpful!
All the best
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Post by Loveislovely » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:29 pm

Senbrit wrote:My application time line:

Eligibility criteria :5 years + 1 yer ILR

application date :30/10/2013 (Attorney)

date of receipt of approval :11/11/2013 dated 06/11/2013

date of ceremony : TBR

A big thank you to the iniator of this forum and to the contributors.
It has been very heplfull.
I have to say that it is the fisrt time I am taking the time to post in a forum.
But it is wel worst it!!
All the best

Hi Senbrit!


Please recheck your post I am assuming you have made a mistake with the dates, if the dates are correct that would have been super quick, exactly one week, record breaker. Congrats and enjoy.

Loveislovely
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