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Post by Fab.123 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:39 pm

Duzir wrote:I hope my timeline will cheer people up. It's possible to go through the whole process in 2 months:

Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Kensington and Chelsea
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/09/13
Date of debit of fees: 23/09/13
Date of acknowledgement letter: 21/09/2013
Date of approval letter: 28/10/13
Date of Ceremony: 19/11/13

Good luck everyone and thank you for keeping this forum and the corresponding ILR forum relevant and up to date.
hi , did you receive the ceremony letter along with the approval letter please advise

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Nationalization application processing timeline

Post by jonjr023 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:47 pm

Hi All,
Anyone with approved application who applied by post. how did you get your documents back? with your approved letter or did it come later? thanks

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Post by bartsimpsy » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:32 pm

Eligibility criteria: spouse + 3yr
Method of application: Kingston Council
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 18/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement letter: don't have letter on me now, so can't remember
Date of approval letter: 07/11/2013 (It's not a typo)
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Post by sarwar74 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:16 pm

naumanmumtaz wrote:
sarwar74 wrote:Im waiting since 02.02.2013 I did call them always same answer . I did contact MP last Saturday waiting for there respond .I go mad with them but what I can do ?
Oh dear feel sorry for you... What was your base if you don't mind me asking?
Thanks


im non eea I apply on that base my wife she polish so I had 5 years and then permanent since last year but because my wife British before then I straight apply

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Post by naveedkamboh » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 yer Tier1+ 1 ILR
Method of application: NCS Colchester, 22/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: N/A
Date of debit of fees: 29/11/2013
Date of acknowledgement letter: 03/12/2013
Date of approval letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: n/A
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Date of ceremony

Post by tarchei » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:55 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year on WP and Tier 2 (ICT) + 2 Years Indefinite

Method of application: NCS HOUSLOW
Date of application: 03/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 22/10/2013 (DATED - 17/10/2013)
Date of debit of fees: 27/10/2013 (There was some prob first time they tried on 17th Oct... asked me to send card details again)
Date of approval: 15/11/2013 (DATED - 07/11/2013)
Date of Ceremony: 15/01/2014 (Called council on 15th Nov ... took my details ... )

Got a callback on 16th Saturday and she suggested the date of ceremony will be 15th Jan which is earliest! Doh!!! Any idea if I can change the place of ceremony now? ? ? I am in hurry because I am waiting for a job that needs UK passport that makes company easy for Europe travel! Not sure if they accept the approval + Ceremony appointment letter. Any suggestion?

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Re: Date of ceremony

Post by Fab.123 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:31 pm

tarchei wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 Year on WP and Tier 2 (ICT) + 2 Years Indefinite

Method of application: NCS HOUSLOW
Date of application: 03/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 22/10/2013 (DATED - 17/10/2013)
Date of debit of fees: 27/10/2013 (There was some prob first time they tried on 17th Oct... asked me to send card details again)
Date of approval: 15/11/2013 (DATED - 07/11/2013)
Date of Ceremony: 15/01/2014 (Called council on 15th Nov ... took my details ... )

Got a callback on 16th Saturday and she suggested the date of ceremony will be 15th Jan which is earliest! Doh!!! Any idea if I can change the place of ceremony now? ? ? I am in hurry because I am waiting for a job that needs UK passport that makes company easy for Europe travel! Not sure if they
accept the approval + Ceremony appointment letter. Any suggestion?
Try private ceremony

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Post by Mudassir » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:03 am

naveedkamboh wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 yer Tier1+ 1 ILR
Method of application: NCS, 22/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: N/A
Date of debit of fees: N/A
Date of acknowledgement letter: N/A
Date of approval letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: n/A
Mine got to them on 10/10/2013 still no acknowledgement and no fees taken.

Waiting Patiently...:-( :-(

Trouble is you can't do anything untill 6 months.....

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Post by nionlight » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:41 am

Mudassir wrote:
naveedkamboh wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 yer Tier1+ 1 ILR
Method of application: NCS, 22/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: N/A
Date of debit of fees: N/A
Date of acknowledgement letter: N/A
Date of approval letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: n/A
Mine got to them on 10/10/2013 still no acknowledgement and no fees taken.

Waiting Patiently...:-( :-(

Trouble is you can't do anything untill 6 months.....
You should contact them through email or phone. Because fees should have been taken by now!

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Post by Mudassir » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:46 am

nionlight wrote:
Mudassir wrote:
naveedkamboh wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 yer Tier1+ 1 ILR
Method of application: NCS, 22/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: N/A
Date of debit of fees: N/A
Date of acknowledgement letter: N/A
Date of approval letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: n/A
Mine got to them on 10/10/2013 still no acknowledgement and no fees taken.

Waiting Patiently...:-( :-(

Trouble is you can't do anything untill 6 months.....
You should contact them through email or phone. Because fees should have been taken by now!
I have phoned them twice and emailed them twice. The last reply to my email came back from them on 13/10/2013 on which they said wait another 3 weeks.

I know this for sure that if they still not process it in the next 3 weeks I would have to wait till 6 months before it can be escalated untill then the helpdesk will keep sending me those answers on their templates back to me.....

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Post by db_23 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:31 pm

In case this helps following is my timeline.

Eligibility criteria: 5yr(WP + Tier 1) resulting in 5yr ILR + spouse of BC
Date of application : 21/08/2013
Method of application: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/08/2013
Date of debit of fees: 27/08/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 27/09/2013(dated 22/09/2013)
Date of Ceremony: 22/10/2013
Passport Application : 23/10/2013 (Check and Send)
Interview Invitation letter Received : 31/10/2013
Passport Interview : 7/11/2013
Passport Received : 16/11/2013

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Re: October Appliants

Post by Kibria » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:11 pm

jonjr023 wrote:
Kibria wrote:
Kibria wrote:
Kibria wrote:
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:
Hi
TO be honest I don't know what is actually happening. I sent a follow up email re confirming the decision and I got a reply that there was mistake sending me the email and no decision has been made,

I sent another email yesterday and got a reply that decision has been made. I called PEO again and they said no decision has been made. I then followed it up with another email today asking for reconfirmation and have received response no decision has been made. So contradicting messages all over. What's even more confusing is that towards the end of the email they have written that on 31st October a decision letter regarding my indefinite leave to remain application was posted. I am just wondering how on earth I got this message as this is naturalisation application I am asking about and they are coming back to be on ILR that I never applied for :) I got my ILR in December 2011?

Clueless

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Akkylom » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:35 pm

[quote="sushdmehta"]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. 18/11/2013
Eligibility criteria: (e.g.- 5yrs plus 12months PR
Method of application: NCS lewisham council
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/11/2013
Date of debit of fees:
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Akkylom » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:42 pm

Akkylom wrote:
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. 18/11/2013
Eligibility criteria: (e.g.- 5yrs plus 12months PR
Method of application: NCS lewisham council
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/11/2013
Date of debit of fees:
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:


Hi everyone, original copies of my Life in Uk and B1 test was returned back to me yesterday by NCS staff, she just did the photocopies together with my passport, is that the right thing to do ?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ah_kassem » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:52 pm

Akkylom wrote:
Akkylom wrote:
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. 18/11/2013
Eligibility criteria: (e.g.- 5yrs plus 12months PR
Method of application: NCS lewisham council
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/11/2013
Date of debit of fees:
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
yah that is fine the NCS take copies of all your originals certify the copies then they give you back all the originals. that is the whole idea of NCS that you do not have to send your originals and wait for them for up to 6 months




Hi everyone, original copies of my Life in Uk and B1 test was returned back to me yesterday by NCS staff, she just did the photocopies together with my passport, is that the right thing to do ?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Akkylom » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:55 pm

ah_kassem wrote:
Akkylom wrote:
Akkylom wrote:
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. 18/11/2013
Eligibility criteria: (e.g.- 5yrs plus 12months PR
Method of application: NCS lewisham council
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/11/2013
Date of debit of fees:
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:[/quot





yah that is fine the NCS take copies of all your originals certify the copies then they give you back all the originals. that is the whole idea of NCS that you do not have to send your originals and wait for them for up to 6 months

Thanks for quick reply, I really appreciate it.
God bless.


Hi everyone, original copies of my Life in Uk and B1 test was returned back to me yesterday by NCS staff, she just did the photocopies together with my passport, is that the right thing to do ?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ah_kassem » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:03 pm

Akkylom wrote:
ah_kassem wrote:
Akkylom wrote:
Akkylom wrote:
you welcome

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Re: Application Timeline

Post by Malai89 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:03 pm

[quote="Malai89"]Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3yr spouse of BC; 4yr ILR
Method of application: Special Delivery
Date of Application: 18/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 19/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 22/11/2013 (Dated 19/11/2013)
Date of receipt of approval: 18/12/2013 dated 16/12/2013
Date of Ceremony: TBC

22/11/2013 - Got the acknowledgment letter today dated 19/11/2013, confirming a list of documents they have received from me for my application and the fee of £874 has been taken.

Now playing the waiting 'GAME'....once again!!! for approval..... :roll:
Last edited by Malai89 on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:50 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Application Timeline

Post by MwanaKay » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:59 pm

Malai89 wrote:
Malai89 wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3yr spouse of BC; 4yr ILR
Method of application: Special Delivery
Date of Application: 18/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 19/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

From reading the forums, kinda wish I applied earlier so the damn payment can go through! A dreaded waiting game by checking bank balance online for the last 25 days!!!

19/11/2013 - Finally the dreaded payment has gone through!! Joy at last!! But not showing who it's taken by on my online statement yet but minus £874 = job done!!

Malai89

Good news indeed, mine was received on the 22nd Oct, so hopefully "the dreaded payment" will go through tomorrow or Thursday. This is very encouraging. Thanks for sharing
Thank God for I have a British Passport!!!.
God conquered Everest (BC) for me, and now has presented me with a Britih Passport.
Hallelujah!!!

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Naturalisation

Post by kasi1411gopinath » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:42 pm

HI,

I applied my naturalisation on 2nd October 2013 through NCS in Miltonkeynes with my children application. I did not received approval letter from the Home office so far.

In 2008 to 2010, I have been deputed to Saudi Arabia through my employer like an assignments, the absence was 484 days. My employer provided all the necessary supporting documents and payroll was in the UK and Paid off the tax during that period. I got approved my ILR with the same situation last year.

I sent an email request couple of times, they replied "no decision has yet been made on your application".

I am upset now.. What to do now?...

NG...

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Re: Naturalisation

Post by jotter » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:48 pm

kasi1411gopinath wrote:HI,

I applied my naturalisation on 2nd October 2013 through NCS in Miltonkeynes with my children application. I did not received approval letter from the Home office so far.

In 2008 to 2010, I have been deputed to Saudi Arabia through my employer like an assignments, the absence was 484 days. My employer provided all the necessary supporting documents and payroll was in the UK and Paid off the tax during that period. I got approved my ILR with the same situation last year.

I sent an email request couple of times, they replied "no decision has yet been made on your application".

I am upset now.. What to do now?...

NG...
Have you had an acknowledgement letter? Or has the HO taken your money? Based on what we are seeing in the forums, approvals for your date are only around 50% or less complete so far, so no need to panic yet.

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Re: October Appliants

Post by jonjr023 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:19 pm

Kibria wrote:
jonjr023 wrote:
Kibria wrote:
Kibria wrote:
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:
Hi
TO be honest I don't know what is actually happening. I sent a follow up email re confirming the decision and I got a reply that there was mistake sending me the email and no decision has been made,

I sent another email yesterday and got a reply that decision has been made. I called PEO again and they said no decision has been made. I then followed it up with another email today asking for reconfirmation and have received response no decision has been made. So contradicting messages all over. What's even more confusing is that towards the end of the email they have written that on 31st October a decision letter regarding my indefinite leave to remain application was posted. I am just wondering how on earth I got this message as this is naturalisation application I am asking about and they are coming back to be on ILR that I never applied for :) I got my ILR in December 2011?

Clueless


Please try to see the humour in all this, I have just read your post and its been funny with the back and front you have been undergoing but I promise and pray that you will be one to laugh last :wink: please wish good news sooner than you expect.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mbnarayn » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:38 pm

Hi everyone, original copies of my Life in Uk and B1 test was returned back to me yesterday by NCS staff, she just did the photocopies together with my passport, is that the right thing to do ?[/quote][/quote]


Thats right. Life in the UK originals are usually returned by the NCS. They only keep photocopies.

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Return of documents

Post by jonjr023 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:48 pm

Hey guys,
Please advice : I made my application by Post , hence sent all my orginals documents. I am planinng to travel and need my passport, now the question is if I request for passport will it affect my application ? any help ?
thanks

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Re: Application Timeline

Post by Malai89 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:06 pm

MwanaKay wrote:
Malai89 wrote:
Malai89 wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3yr spouse of BC; 4yr ILR
Method of application: Special Delivery
Date of Application: 18/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 19/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

From reading the forums, kinda wish I applied earlier so the damn payment can go through! A dreaded waiting game by checking bank balance online for the last 25 days!!!

19/11/2013 - Finally the dreaded payment has gone through!! Joy at last!! But not showing who it's taken by on my online statement yet but minus £874 = job done!!

Malai89

Good news indeed, mine was received on the 22nd Oct, so hopefully "the dreaded payment" will go through tomorrow or Thursday. This is very encouraging. Thanks for sharing
Your most welcome and good luck to everyone who received their application from 21st Oct. I know the feeling ;-)

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