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Pqek
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Post by Pqek » 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
Senbrit

Are you sure you applied 30th October? This would be a record approval on 6 days. I have never seen this before.

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Post by tronca33 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:30 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
I think you are confused.!Will be Very fast decision.I dont think that you receive approval in 6 days when I send my app.on 14th October and receive just a letter of receipt acknowledgment made on 6th November .Just one question?Did you have a master in English or what you send like a English language proof after 28th October ?

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Post by Senbrit » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:48 pm

To tronica 33, pquek and loveislovely.. I wrote and posted too fast!
I amended my post.
KR

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Post by Loveislovely » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:57 pm

Senbrit wrote: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

Hi, when was your fee deducted?
All for one, one for all..... Peace

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Post by Pqek » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:13 am

Senbrit wrote:To tronica 33, pquek and loveislovely.. I wrote and posted too fast!
I amended my post.
KR
still very fast, this is good. applications for october should start getting approvals now.

Congratulations; I have applied on the 28th October. First day of change of legislation re English requirements.

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Post by Beanietude » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:24 am

Beanietude wrote:Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC (20 years) + 8 years ILR
Method of application: Postal (Recorded)
Date of application: 12/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 06/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBA
Date of receipt of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony: TBA
**Update**
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 11/11/2013 (dated 06/11/2013)

That's it. Thrilling update, I know. :roll:

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Post by tronca33 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:40 am

Beanietude wrote:
Beanietude wrote:Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC (20 years) + 8 years ILR
Method of application: Postal (Recorded)
Date of application: 12/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 06/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBA
Date of receipt of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony: TBA
**Update**
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 11/11/2013 (dated 06/11/2013)

That's it. Thrilling update, I know. :roll:
We have the same day acknowledgement:11/11/2013(dated 06/11/2013) so waiting for approval :-)

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Congratulations Senbrit!

Post by thirdlioness » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:10 am

Senbrit wrote: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
It was still a quick turn around. Good luck with the Passport application, hope it goes well too. Do you know the date the fees was taken from your back account? Just to figure out how long it takes from the fees being taken till the approval date. Many thanks.

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Re: October Appliants

Post by Kibria » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:58 am

Kibria wrote:
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.
Sent email to check progress of the application, I received the reply that decision has been made but they are unable to disclose the decision in email and that I should be getting it in the post. Application was sent via roay mail on 18/09.

Is it worth calling the Croydon office to get to know the decision?

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Re: October Appliants

Post by nionlight » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:55 pm

Kibria wrote:
Kibria wrote:
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.
Sent email to check progress of the application, I received the reply that decision has been made but they are unable to disclose the decision in email and that I should be getting it in the post. Application was sent via roay mail on 18/09.

Is it worth calling the Croydon office to get to know the decision?
Hi Kibria, your application reached on 18/09 or 18/10 ( October)?? In the time line post you mentioned:

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:33 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
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

If it's 18/10 then the decision was made very quick, good luck :)

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Re: October Appliants

Post by Kibria » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:37 pm

nionlight wrote:
Kibria wrote:
Kibria wrote:
Kibria wrote:
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.
Sent email to check progress of the application, I received the reply that decision has been made but they are unable to disclose the decision in email and that I should be getting it in the post. Application was sent via roay mail on 18/09.

Sorry I submitted my application on 18/09

Is it worth calling the Croydon office to get to know the decision?
Hi Kibria, your application reached on 18/09 or 18/10 ( October)?? In the time line post you mentioned:

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:33 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
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

If it's 18/10 then the decision was made very quick, good luck :)

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Post by Lucas » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:43 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Camden
Date of application: 14/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 08/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12/11/2013
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Post by Loveislovely » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:08 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

Update!

Fee debited on the 9/11/2013, (Saturday) it appeared on my online statement 11/11/2013, I received my acknowledgment today 12/11/2013, dated 9/11/2013. I notice that they haven't include my life in the test certificate, when they were listing the supporting documents, I am concern that they may have mislaid it, can someone explain why they didn't include it in the list.

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

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Post by tronca33 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:52 pm

Loveislovely[/quote]


Update!

Fee debited on the 9/11/2013, (Saturday) it appeared on my online statement 11/11/2013, I received my acknowledgment today 12/11/2013, dated 9/11/2013. I notice that they haven't include my life in the test certificate, when they were listing the supporting documents, I am concern that they may have mislaid it, can someone explain why they didn't include it in the list.

Loveislovely[/quote]

How you know this??I receive just information how many documents they received.I have 1 Application,HO Letter-3(1-Work Permit,2-HO Registration,3-PR blue book) ,Supporting Document-6(2 from Revenue+2 EEU ID+1TEST LIFE IN UK+1 Business Account Statement )more 1-p60

But I just counting what I send.They do not give information about document send.

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Post by Loveislovely » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:46 pm

Hi tronca!

I received my acknowledgment letter today, it reads, this is to acknowledge receipt of your application and the following documents. They list some of the documents,, there was no mention of life in uk certificate, pay slip and bank statement, I am assuming that they have all of them, they were all in the same envelop.

Receive letter from Liverpool.

Loveislovely
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Re: October Appliants

Post by Kibria » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:14 pm

Kibria wrote:
nionlight wrote:
Kibria wrote:
Kibria wrote:
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.
Sent email to check progress of the application, I received the reply that decision has been made but they are unable to disclose the decision in email and that I should be getting it in the post. Application was sent via roay mail on 18/09.

Sorry I submitted my application on 18/09

Is it worth calling the Croydon office to get to know the decision?
Hi Kibria, your application reached on 18/09 or 18/10 ( October)?? In the time line post you mentioned:

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:33 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
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

If it's 18/10 then the decision was made very quick, good luck :)
Yes I posted my application on 18/09

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October Applicant

Post by psuego » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:29 pm

Eligibility criteria: Non - EEA Spouse of EEA + 2 Yrs permanent residence
Method of application: Royal Mail Tracked, Guarantee Next Day Delivery
Date of application: 15/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 11/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12/11/2013 (dated:10/11/2013)
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Received my acknowledgement letter this morning, and it says under the "our ref:" section "Type of application - AN6(1) + Ceremony". They charged me £874, is the ceremony fee included in that amount or they will charge me £80 afterwards. If the ceremony fee is included in that amount does that mean my application was successful???
I'm over excited and stressed out as i have a holiday booked for december (booked it with friends couple of months ago) and without thinking i had to send my travel documents off to UKBA because of the October language requirement changes.

Many thanks to the people on this forum, your posts have been very helpful for me this time and even last time when i applied for permanent residence. Family thinks i've done a big mistake applying without NCS or solicitor but i believe in you guys!! thank you all :D :D :D :D

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Re: October Applicant

Post by zeevirgo » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:50 pm

Ceremony fee is inclusive and yes you made mistake by not using NCS as by NCS you don't need to send originals now who knows how long they are going to take for approval could take upto 6 months as in my case.........


Good Luck



psuego wrote:Eligibility criteria: Non - EEA Spouse of EEA + 2 Yrs permanent residence
Method of application: Royal Mail Tracked, Guarantee Next Day Delivery
Date of application: 15/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 11/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12/11/2013 (dated:10/11/2013)
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Received my acknowledgement letter this morning, and it says under the "our ref:" section "Type of application - AN6(1) + Ceremony". They charged me £874, is the ceremony fee included in that amount or they will charge me £80 afterwards. If the ceremony fee is included in that amount does that mean my application was successful???
I'm over excited and stressed out as i have a holiday booked for december (booked it with friends couple of months ago) and without thinking i had to send my travel documents off to UKBA because of the October language requirement changes.

Many thanks to the people on this forum, your posts have been very helpful for me this time and even last time when i applied for permanent residence. Family thinks i've done a big mistake applying without NCS or solicitor but i believe in you guys!! thank you all :D :D :D :D
ZIC

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MP

Post by zeevirgo » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:55 pm

Hi

One quick question what you think by involving MP it helped in your case?

and how long MP took to reply you back?

cheers

ZAB2121 wrote: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.
ZIC

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Re: October Applicant

Post by Kibria » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:51 pm

zeevirgo wrote:Ceremony fee is inclusive and yes you made mistake by not using NCS as by NCS you don't need to send originals now who knows how long they are going to take for approval could take upto 6 months as in my case.........


Good Luck



psuego wrote:Eligibility criteria: Non - EEA Spouse of EEA + 2 Yrs permanent residence
Method of application: Royal Mail Tracked, Guarantee Next Day Delivery
Date of application: 15/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 11/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12/11/2013 (dated:10/11/2013)
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Received my acknowledgement letter this morning, and it says under the "our ref:" section "Type of application - AN6(1) + Ceremony". They charged me £874, is the ceremony fee included in that amount or they will charge me £80 afterwards. If the ceremony fee is included in that amount does that mean my application was successful???
I'm over excited and stressed out as i have a holiday booked for december (booked it with friends couple of months ago) and without thinking i had to send my travel documents off to UKBA because of the October language requirement changes.

Many thanks to the people on this forum, your posts have been very helpful for me this time and even last time when i applied for permanent residence. Family thinks i've done a big mistake applying without NCS or solicitor but i believe in you guys!! thank you all :D :D :D :D
Well not exactly mistake as that's what this forum is all about to get knowledge from experiences of others. If you need your passport and don't want to use NCS you can send notarized copy of your passport which is acceptable also

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My applcn details

Post by kris79 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:46 am

Eligibility criteria: 5yrs Tier1 + 1 year ILR (Family Applcn)
Method of application: NCS Bromley
Date of application: 16/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/10/2013 (Royal mail tracking)
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Nothing has happened till now...
Still waiting... :(

Is anyone else in the same situation??

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My application details

Post by consciousness » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:36 am

Eligibility criteria: EEA national, 5+1 years exercising treaty rights, no PR card
Application type: joint
Method of application: NCS Lanark
Date of application: 14/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23/10/2013 (tracked on Royal mail)
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC


3 weeks past since the receipt by UKBA and no fees collected. Still waiting...
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Post by mabamba » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:56 am

i think is because of the October rush and if you read through the forum you will see that they are dealing with application posted week commencing October 14 and i am very sure maybe from today they will start with week commencing October 21 lets wait and see.

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Post by KKJ-UK » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:48 am

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:44 am Post subject:
Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: HSMP+ tier 1+ ILR
Method of application: NCS , St Albans , Hertfordshire
Date of Application:17/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/10/13
Date of debit of fees: 13/11/13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: :?:
Date of receipt of approval: :?:
Date of receipt of documents: :?:
Date of receipt of registration certificate: :?:
:?:

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Post by Damanisshallo » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:22 pm

anil1978 wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check and Send service
Date of application: 29/10/13
Date application received by IPS: 04/11/13
Date of return of documents: recieved 07/11/13
Date of receipt of interview letter:06/11/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/11/13 (Edinburgh)
Date of Passport Receipt: 13/11/13

Thanks for all the support from the forum. Happy to help anyone with any quires.
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