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A section for posts relating to applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen. Naturalisation

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Kibria
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Re: October Appliants

Post by Kibria » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:58 pm

Kibria wrote:
Kibria wrote:
nionlight wrote:
Kibria wrote:
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

Something really strange is happening. I received email reply from Nationality Help desk saying decision has been made on my application, when I called the Home office number and asked for update the adviser said no decision has been made and the application is still in progress. Don't know whom to believe?

cemay
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Re: My applcn details

Post by cemay » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:43 pm

kris79 wrote: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??
My husband is in the same situation, we sent on 18th and was received by UKBA on 21/10/2013, same as you! We are still waiting too, the money has been in the account for almost four weeks now...please post here if anything happens for you, and I will do the same!

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Re: My applcn details

Post by Mudassir » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:47 pm

cemay wrote:
kris79 wrote: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??

My husband is in the same situation, we sent on 18th and was received by UKBA on 21/10/2013, same as you! We are still waiting too, the money has been in the account for almost four weeks now...please post here if anything happens for you, and I will do the same!

Mine got there on 10/10/2013 and still no repsonse nor the fee is deducted.

I have rung them and also emailed them and they said it could tale 7 weeks to receive acknowledgement. :( :( :(

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Re: Naturalisation application timeline

Post by rbd06 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:59 pm

[quote="rbd06"]Eligibility criteria: 5 years WP + 1 year ILR
Method of application: Royal Mail Special Delivary
Date of application: 16/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/10/2013 (Checked postal tracking)
Date of debit of fees: 13/11/13 - checked online statement
Date of acknowledgement :16/11/13 (Letter dated 13/11/13)
Date of approval: 27/12/13 ( Basically I applied for return of my documents on 18/12/13 but received docs with approval letter)
Date of Reciept of Documents : 27/12/2013
Date of Ceremony:28/01/14
Last edited by rbd06 on Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:37 pm, edited 3 times in total.

alk
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Naturalisation application processing timelines & Docume

Post by alk » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:34 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5+ yrs (HSMP + Tier1) + 1 ILR
Application Type: Joint
Method of application: Postal
Date posted: 24/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: Not Yet
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Not Yet
Date of receipt of approval: Not Yet
Date of Ceremony: Not Yet

Documents sent :
1. Passport(s)
2. ILR Card(s)
3. Life in UK Test Certificate(s)
4. Marriage Certificate
along with Applications with references.

jonjr023
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Re: October Appliants

Post by jonjr023 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:00 pm

Kibria wrote:
Kibria wrote:
Kibria wrote:
nionlight wrote:
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

Something really strange is happening. I received email reply from Nationality Help desk saying decision has been made on my application, when I called the Home office number and asked for update the adviser said no decision has been made and the application is still in progress. Don't know whom to believe?
Hi Kibria,
the Nationality Help desk, the actual ones dealing with ur case and then upload the decision on the system for advisers to see. so hopefully from the posts I have been reading you get a letter 2 days after an email.
so good luck and wish all the best !! :lol:

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Post by SofiaofWales » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:46 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.
Congratulations linkers happy for you. I think that's what the OH do now, giving decision just days before 6 months but glad the stressful wait is over for you. GOOD LUCK with passport application

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Post by linkers » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:50 pm

Thanks SofiaofWales :)

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Post by dexter88 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:06 am

Aplication Timeline

Eligibility criteria: EEA 6 years Treaty Rights(no previous PR card), joint application
Method of application: NCS, on 25/09/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26/09/2013
Date of debit of fees: 04/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10/10/2013, dated 04/10/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 04/11/2013, dated 31/10/2013
Date of ceremony: 03/12/2013

This is my parents application, mine will follow soon :D

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Re: Naturalisation Timeline

Post by gakris80 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:08 am

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: 1st November
Date of Ceremony: 30th November (paid £30 as its on a saturday)

Feeling happy :)))
Can you please let know where you are attending the ceremony on a saturday? Thanks.

johnny04
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Any advice please !!

Post by johnny04 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:24 pm

My timelines...

Eligibility: 5 years HSMP, 1.8 months ILR
Method of Application: NCS Havering
Application received by UKBA: 15th July 2013
Acknowledgement and debit of fees: 17th July 2013
Approval letter: still waiting!!
Ceremony: still waiting!!

Update
1. Emailed HO via Nationality Progress on 1.11.13 and was informed that the decision has been made and I should expect a decision letter within two weeks.
2. Emailed HO again yesterday via Nationality Progress because I still haven't received any letter and I received another message from Nationality Helpdesk that no decision has yet been made.
3. I called HO yesterday and was told that a decision has been made and that letter have been sent to me. The gentleman said they will have to investigate why I have not yet received the letter.
4. I have checked the post again today and still no letter.

I do not know what else to do now..

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Post by jotter » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:59 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: EEA4 + PR sticker 12+ months
Method of application: NCS (Nottingham)
Date of receipt by UKBA: Nov 15th (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of debit of fees: Jan 13th
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: n/a
Date of receipt of approval: n/a
Date of Ceremony: n/a

Other Updates: n/a
Date: n/a
Last edited by jotter on Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:59 pm, edited 3 times in total.

cemay
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Re: My applcn details

Post by cemay » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:11 pm

Mudassir wrote:
cemay wrote:
kris79 wrote: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??

My husband is in the same situation, we sent on 18th and was received by UKBA on 21/10/2013, same as you! We are still waiting too, the money has been in the account for almost four weeks now...please post here if anything happens for you, and I will do the same!

Mine got there on 10/10/2013 and still no repsonse nor the fee is deducted.

I have rung them and also emailed them and they said it could tale 7 weeks to receive acknowledgement. :( :( :(
Thanks for the info, Mudassir. I guess we will just have to wait...

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Re: Congratulations Senbrit!

Post by Senbrit » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:30 pm

thirdlioness wrote:
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.
Thank you - Last week of October ( The attorney did not say when excactly this was done)

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Post by Fab.123 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:51 pm

dexter88 wrote:Aplication Timeline

Eligibility criteria: EEA 6 years Treaty Rights(no previous PR card), joint application
Method of application: NCS, on 25/09/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26/09/2013
Date of debit of fees: 04/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10/10/2013, dated 04/10/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 04/11/2013, dated 31/10/2013
Date of ceremony: 03/12/2013

This is my parents application, mine will follow soon :D
Hi did they get the ceremony letter along with the letter of approval or later
Please advise

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Re: Any advice please !!

Post by forbc123 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:48 pm

johnny04 wrote:My timelines...

Eligibility: 5 years HSMP, 1.8 months ILR
Method of Application: NCS Havering
Application received by UKBA: 15th July 2013
Acknowledgement and debit of fees: 17th July 2013
Approval letter: still waiting!!
Ceremony: still waiting!!

Update
1. Emailed HO via Nationality Progress on 1.11.13 and was informed that the decision has been made and I should expect a decision letter within two weeks.
2. Emailed HO again yesterday via Nationality Progress because I still haven't received any letter and I received another message from Nationality Helpdesk that no decision has yet been made.
3. I called HO yesterday and was told that a decision has been made and that letter have been sent to me. The gentleman said they will have to investigate why I have not yet received the letter.
4. I have checked the post again today and still no letter.

I do not know what else to do now..
try calling your local council - explain this to them and explore if they can help you out...because they must have your certificate with them by now assuming letter was sent few days ago...

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Re: MP

Post by ZAB2121 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:14 pm

zeevirgo wrote: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.
I must have emailed HO atleast 10 times but I recieved the same automatic reply back. Considering some people recieve their approvals within weeks so obviously there is no queue system. I had a very straight forward application with no criminal records, benefits etc but still took too long until I involved my MP and within days my case my resolved. So moral of the story is "Vote Labour" :)

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Post by james williams » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:18 pm

Method of application: NCS westminster
Date of application: 17/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 13/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Just a quick question? After applying for naturalisation I received a letter from the jobcentre about benefit fraud, was working part time in 2010 for 3 months i didn't tell term and now i have been in the jobcentre for an interview they are looking into it... can anyone advice me please I’m scared i am going to loose £874

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Post by dexter88 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:57 pm

Fab.123 wrote:
dexter88 wrote:Aplication Timeline

Eligibility criteria: EEA 6 years Treaty Rights(no previous PR card), joint application
Method of application: NCS, on 25/09/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26/09/2013
Date of debit of fees: 04/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10/10/2013, dated 04/10/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 04/11/2013, dated 31/10/2013
Date of ceremony: 03/12/2013

This is my parents application, mine will follow soon :D
Hi did they get the ceremony letter along with the letter of approval or later
Please advise
You will receive just one letter which is confirming that your application for citizenship has been approved and they invite you to ring your local council in order to book the date for ceremony.

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Post by Donking1 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:05 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC & ILR
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 16.10.2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17.10.2013
Date of acknowledgement :15.11.2013 (Dated 12.11.2013)
Date of debit of fees:14.11.2013
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:


Payment finally went out of my wife's account today, almost one month since application was made. Now waiting for the brown envelop with abated breath.
Last edited by Donking1 on Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:50 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by Fab.123 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:52 pm

dexter88 wrote:
Fab.123 wrote:
dexter88 wrote:Aplication Timeline

Eligibility criteria: EEA 6 years Treaty Rights(no previous PR card), joint application
Method of application: NCS, on 25/09/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26/09/2013
Date of debit of fees: 04/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10/10/2013, dated 04/10/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 04/11/2013, dated 31/10/2013
Date of ceremony: 03/12/2013

This is my parents application, mine will follow soon :D
Hi did they get the ceremony letter along with the letter of approval or later
Please advise
You will receive just one letter which is confirming that your application for citizenship has been approved and they invite you to ring your local council in order to book the date for ceremony.
Hi thanks for your reply , however I received my approval letter also it mentioned that I will receive a invitation within two weeks and not to contact the local council please advise

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Post by cemay » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:01 pm

Donking1 wrote:Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC & ILR
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 16.10.2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17.10.2013
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of debit of fees:14/11/2013
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:


Payment finally went out of my wife's account today, almost one month since application was made. Now waiting for the brown envelop with abated breath.
What a relief! We sent my husband's on the 18th, received on the 21st so hopefully it won't be long until our payment goes through too.

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Re: Any advice please !!

Post by johnny04 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:58 pm

forbc123 wrote:
johnny04 wrote:My timelines...

Eligibility: 5 years HSMP, 1.8 months ILR
Method of Application: NCS Havering
Application received by UKBA: 15th July 2013
Acknowledgement and debit of fees: 17th July 2013
Approval letter: still waiting!!
Ceremony: still waiting!!

Update
1. Emailed HO via Nationality Progress on 1.11.13 and was informed that the decision has been made and I should expect a decision letter within two weeks.
2. Emailed HO again yesterday via Nationality Progress because I still haven't received any letter and I received another message from Nationality Helpdesk that no decision has yet been made.
3. I called HO yesterday and was told that a decision has been made and that letter have been sent to me. The gentleman said they will have to investigate why I have not yet received the letter.
4. I have checked the post again today and still no letter.

I do not know what else to do now..
try calling your local council - explain this to them and explore if they can help you out...because they must have your certificate with them by now assuming letter was sent few days ago...
Thanks forbc123. I will wait and if I dont receive any letter by Monday, I will call the council.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nina123 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:20 pm

sushdmehta wrote:Interested members can post their naturalisation application processing timelines here for the benefit of others.

Please include the following details when posting in this topic:

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 years ILR
Method of NSC southwark 12/09
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/09
Date of debit of fees: 18/09
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 18/09
Date of receipt of approval: 27/10 letter received 04/11
Date of Ceremony: 12/11
Thanks very much to all the members for the support I was reading trough this forum every day it's really helpful
Other Updates: If you wish to provide interim updates (e.g. - when you called UKBA for status, and what information you were given), please edit your original post to include the following:
Interim Updates
Date: Description



Do not make more than one post in the topic. If writing initial post before the process is complete), please edit the original post to update - do not create a new post for every update. This will help members looking for approx. timeslines to figure out end-to-end processing time of a given application(s) at one place itself.
Remember the page number of this topic that you are making your post in .. or .. use the search function to find your post in this topic.




Please refrain from chattering in this topic. To keep it high-value, please just read it and only post when you have an update to provide (timelines only).
Queries, pleasantries, off-topic posts, duplicate posts, multiple posts relating to the same application, request for updates, posts enquiring about current timelines, etc. are not be posted, will be deleted without notice, and members posting irrelevant posts in this topic that require moderators to waste their time in cleaning up the topic may have their access restricted.


We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
:D

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Post by dexter88 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:41 am

Fab.123 wrote:
dexter88 wrote:
Fab.123 wrote:
dexter88 wrote:Aplication Timeline

Eligibility criteria: EEA 6 years Treaty Rights(no previous PR card), joint application
Method of application: NCS, on 25/09/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26/09/2013
Date of debit of fees: 04/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10/10/2013, dated 04/10/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 04/11/2013, dated 31/10/2013
Date of ceremony: 03/12/2013

This is my parents application, mine will follow soon :D
Hi did they get the ceremony letter along with the letter of approval or later
Please advise
You will receive just one letter which is confirming that your application for citizenship has been approved and they invite you to ring your local council in order to book the date for ceremony.
Hi thanks for your reply , however I received my approval letter also it mentioned that I will receive a invitation within two weeks and not to contact the local council please advise
Not sure about what you can do in this situation, other than wait for the invitation letter. My parents received just the invitation, not another approval letter up front.

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