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alnuaimiuk
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Post by alnuaimiuk » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:26 am

THIS IS NORMAL ??????? I THINK SOMETHING WRONG YAH ???
Pqek wrote:
Pqek wrote:Eligibility criteria: Joint application, WP + T2 ICT + 1 year ILR - Dependant + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): IELTS - Master degree UK university
Current nationality: Globetrotter
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Edinburgh
Date of application: 28/10/13
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29/10/13
Date of aknowlegment: 26/11/13 dated 22/11/13
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 22/11/13
Date approval received:Not yet :cry: still hopes for the end of the year
Date of ceremony: :?:

According to the timelines posted, no fees has taken for anybody that applied after 18th october. I have applied on the 28th being the first one on new English criteria. I hope fees are taking on this month otherwise waiting will definitely go up to next year.

good luck to all
Acknowledgement letter received on today 26/11/13 dated 22/11/13

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Post by Pqek » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:33 am

alnuaimiuk wrote:THIS IS NORMAL ??????? I THINK SOMETHING WRONG YAH ???
Pqek wrote:
Pqek wrote:Eligibility criteria: Joint application, WP + T2 ICT + 1 year ILR - Dependant + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): IELTS - Master degree UK university
Current nationality: Globetrotter
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Edinburgh
Date of application: 28/10/13
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29/10/13
Date of aknowlegment: 26/11/13 dated 22/11/13
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 22/11/13
Date approval received:Not yet :cry: still hopes for the end of the year
Date of ceremony: :?:

According to the timelines posted, no fees has taken for anybody that applied after 18th october. I have applied on the 28th being the first one on new English criteria. I hope fees are taking on this month otherwise waiting will definitely go up to next year.

good luck to all
Acknowledgement letter received on today 26/11/13 dated 22/11/13
nothing wrong, I'm still waiting...

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Post by kkkr25 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:19 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years WP + 1 year ILR
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Southwark
Date of application: 03/10/13
Payment method: Personal cheque
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/10/13
Date of acknowledgement: 25/10/13 dated 20/10/13
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 22/10/13
Date of approval: 25/11/13 dated 18/11/13
Date of ceremony: 02/12/2013

Got my naturalisation certificate at last.
I was wondering when can I apply for passport?
I mean am travelling overseas on work next week till end of February 2014, can I apply for british passport after I come back to UK?
Is there any time limit I need to apply with in?

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Post by IbBMW » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:02 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of UK, 3 Y , 9 month ILR
Language criteria: Life in UK Test done on 2011 for ILR
Method of application: solicitor + post - special delivery
Date of application: 15/11/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/11/13 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of debit of fees: Waiting
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
Date of application: 24/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/10/13

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Post by jotter » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:18 pm

IbBMW wrote:Eligibility criteria: Spouse of UK, 3 Y , 9 month ILR
Language criteria: Life in UK Test done on 2011 for ILR
Method of application: solicitor + post - special delivery
Date of application: 15/11/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/11/13 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of debit of fees: Waiting
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
Date of application: 24/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/10/13
There are two dates for application and receipt here. Which set of dates is the correct one?

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Post by ilrtier1 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:58 pm

I too applied on 24/10/13. recievied on 25/10/13 royal mail tracking. AFter that no news. still waiting.

[quote="Summer14"]Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + 12 months PR
Method of application: post - special delivery
Date of application: 24/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/10/13 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of acknowledgement: waiting
Date of debit of fees: waiting
Date of approval: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

I have emailed them last week Thursday, asking them if they received my docs in good order ;) and they replied that they checked my Royal mail tracking no and confirmed that they received my docs on 25 October :( . They also said that they decide 95% of application within 6 months,..the applications are subject to enquiries to ensure that the statutory requirements are satisfied...some applications may be dealt with more quickly, other may take longer... :( etc.

Therefore we just have to be patient and wait.

Good luck everyone![/quote]

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Post by lendosing » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:58 pm

Finally! I gave up waiting for it and here it is. Received my approval today dated 02.12. Over the moon.

I've been advised in the letter not to contact Local Authority unless I don't receive invitation to the ceremony within 2 weeks. I thought I had to arrange dates with them - am I wrong? I believe all Councils have different rules.

Anyway, good luck to all! Normal post will take ages now as my letter was sent out 2 days ago in "next day delivery" envelope. Christmas coming - hope you get what you waiting for before that!

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 14 / 10 / 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15 / 10 /2013 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of acknowledgement letter: 06/11/2013 (received 11/11/2013)
Date of debit of fees: 07/11/2013 - cleared (balance dropped 06/11)
Date of approval: 04/12/13 (dated 02/12)
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

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Length of ILR - spouse BC Naturalisation

Post by thirdlioness » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:59 pm

anustaya wrote:Eligibility criteria: 4 months ILR + Marriage to BC
Application date: 2/10/3013
Method of application: NCS Southampton
Application sent: 3/10/2013
Acknowledgement date: 14/10/2013
Direcr debit: 14/10/2013
Approval date: 21/11/2013
Date approval received: 30/11/2013
Date of ceremony: 03/12/2013
Approval and ceremony letters arrived together (different envelopes)
Guys never lose hope, we are in the right forum!!!!
Good luck to all those waiting and future applicants.
Hi Anu,
Congratulations on crossing the finishing line!
Do you mind if I ask, if you had met the residency requirements through other visas or is it just spouse visa? You had mentioned that you applied after 4 months of ILR. I applied for AN with less that one month ILR. I did not wait for a year like other BC spouses after their ILR, as I met the residency requirements through previous visas. While most BC spouses who applied around the time I applied have got their approvals, I am still waiting. I am just curious to find out if cases like myself take a bit longer. Would appreciate it, if you can get back at your convenience.
Many thanks
thirdlioness

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Post by blueclouds1234 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:02 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA (1yr student with EHIC insurance + 5 yr Treaty rights). No PR card.
Application date: 05/11/2013
Method of application: NCS Tower Hamlet
Application received: 6/11/2013

Direct debit: waiting
Approval date: waiting
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

it has been exactly 4 weeks since my application has been received. Reading this thread has been very helpful, at least i know there is a huge backlog ahead of me, so no need to stress that my fees haven't been deducted!!

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Post by abbey84 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:39 pm

kkkr25 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 years WP + 1 year ILR
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Southwark
Date of application: 03/10/13
Payment method: Personal cheque
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/10/13
Date of acknowledgement: 25/10/13 dated 20/10/13
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 22/10/13
Date of approval: 25/11/13 dated 18/11/13
Date of ceremony: 02/12/2013

Got my naturalisation certificate at last.
I was wondering when can I apply for passport?
I mean am travelling overseas on work next week till end of February 2014, can I apply for british passport after I come back to UK?
Is there any time limit I need to apply with in?
Applying for your British Passport in February won't be a problem but travelling on a Indian passport will be a problem. Indian authorities will fine you when surrendering your Indian passport as travelling after your naturalisation will be an offence.

You should read up on this further and maybe delay your citizenship ceremony date.

djafar007
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still waitinggggggggggggggggggggg

Post by djafar007 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:08 pm

stillll waitinnnnnng :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Applied on 24/10/2013
recieved on 25/10/2013
confirmation letter: waiting
all the rest stilll waiting and waiting and still waiting :twisted: :twisted:

djafar007
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still waitiing

Post by djafar007 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:27 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA threaty
Current nationality:
Method of application: Post-office
Date of application: 24/10/13
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/10/13
Date of acknowledgement: ?
Date of debit or clearance: ???
Date of approval: ????
Date of ceremony: ?????
waiting taking too lonnnng

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Post by sweet sweet sweety » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:03 pm

Finally balance dropped from my account today...
So .... now

My Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC + ILR
No. of days absents from UK = 0 (3yrs 10 month )
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: SELF (Postal ) Special recorded (Manchester)
Date of application : 22 Oct 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23 Oct 2013 (royal mail)
Date of debit of fees: 04/12/13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Not yet
Date of receipt of approval: eagerly waiting
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Re: Awaiting any kind of Status of my Naturalization Applica

Post by Magielss » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:11 pm

fulcrum1978 wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 2yr HSMP + 3yr FLR (Tier-1) + 3yr FLR(Tier-1){to complete residential qualifying period} + 1yr ILR

Method of application: NCS (Hackney) dated 23.10.2013

Date of receipt by UKBA: 24.10.2013 via Royal Mail Tracking

Date of debit of fees: Not yet done :( !!! I hope theres nothing wrong with my Payment Form. Although it was rechecked by the NCS Officer.
Sufficient Funds are available in the account. I have already informed the Bank to process any such payment, but bank confirms that no debit of the fee has been attempted from Home office.

Date of receipt of acknowledgement: None received :(
Date of receipt of approval: God Knows :(
Date of Ceremony: Hopefully within 6 months

Guys and Girls is there anyone who shares my kind of distress. In terrible need of some assurance
Just to make you feel better. I applied on the 23 Oct 2013 and have had no confirmation and the money has not been deducted from my account yet :(

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Post by IbBMW » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:10 pm

jotter wrote:
IbBMW wrote:Eligibility criteria: Spouse of UK, 3 Y , 9 month ILR
Language criteria: Life in UK Test done on 2011 for ILR
Method of application: solicitor + post - special delivery
Date of application: 15/11/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/11/13 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of debit of fees: Waiting
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting


There are two dates for application and receipt here. Which set of dates is the correct one?

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Re: naturalisation

Post by BGOGOI » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:50 am

[quote="BGOGOI"]Eligibility criteria: dependant (5yr + 1yr ILR) (separated after ILR+ children without father's signature as father's whereabouts are unknown)
Current Nationality: Indian
Method of application: royal mail
Date of of Application: 16/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17/10/13
Date of debit of fees: 12/11/13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:16/11/13
Date of approval : 27/11/13
Invitation for ceremony appointment: 4/12/13 dated 27/11/13

:)....peace at last..it was quite smooth considering my complex case and huge backlog of applications..xxx

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Post by BGOGOI » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:19 am

IbBMW wrote:
jotter wrote:
IbBMW wrote:Eligibility criteria: Spouse of UK, 3 Y , 9 month ILR
Language criteria: Life in UK Test done on 2011 for ILR
Method of application: solicitor + post - special delivery
Date of application: 15/11/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/11/13 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of debit of fees: Waiting
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting


There are two dates for application and receipt here. Which set of dates is the correct one?
I think there is requirement of knowledge of English language test as well as LIUk introduced since 28oct 2013.

alnuaimiuk
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How fast !!

Post by alnuaimiuk » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:09 am

I mean the charge was quit fast if we look to other applications !!!
Pqek wrote:
alnuaimiuk wrote:THIS IS NORMAL ??????? I THINK SOMETHING WRONG YAH ???
Pqek wrote:
Pqek wrote:Eligibility criteria: Joint application, WP + T2 ICT + 1 year ILR - Dependant + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): IELTS - Master degree UK university
Current nationality: Globetrotter
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Edinburgh
Date of application: 28/10/13
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29/10/13
Date of aknowlegment: 26/11/13 dated 22/11/13
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 22/11/13
Date approval received:Not yet :cry: still hopes for the end of the year
Date of ceremony: :?:

According to the timelines posted, no fees has taken for anybody that applied after 18th october. I have applied on the 28th being the first one on new English criteria. I hope fees are taking on this month otherwise waiting will definitely go up to next year.

good luck to all
Acknowledgement letter received on today 26/11/13 dated 22/11/13
nothing wrong, I'm still waiting...

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Post by faz28 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:15 am

[quote="faz28"]Eligibility criteria: 7 Years residency married to BC + ILR
Method of application: Royal Mail special delivery
Date of application: 22/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23/10/13 (Royal Mail Tracking Confirmed)
Date of acknowledgement : TBC
Date of debit of fees: 05/12/13 Finally drop in my balance. (Debit card)
Current nationality: Srilankan
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Now I can relax otherwise constantly checking my account was frustrating. I'm in the queue now. My case is very straight forward, so hopefully waiting for a quick approval.

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Post by giruzz » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:37 am

Update

Eligibility criteria: 5yrs EEA Family member + 1yr PR
Method of application: NCS Hackney
Date of application: 21.10.13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22.10.13
Date of acknowledgment: waiting
Date of debit of fees: 05.12.13
Date of approval: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

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Post by blueclouds1234 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:41 am

glad to hear things are finally moving!! though wonder how long will the backlog take if they're taking 3 days to take payments from 23/10 applications :?

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Update

Post by kris79 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:51 am

Dear All,

Many thanks for all your help.
Update from my side..

Eligibility criteria: 5yrs Tier1 + 1 year ILR (Family Applcn)
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 16/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/10/2013 (Royal mail tracking)
Date of debit of fees: 15/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 19/11/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 04/12/2013
Date of Ceremony: 22/01/2014

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Re: Update

Post by imran22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:08 am

kris79 wrote:Dear All,

Many thanks for all your help.
Update from my side..

Eligibility criteria: 5yrs Tier1 + 1 year ILR (Family Applcn)
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 16/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/10/2013 (Royal mail tracking)
Date of debit of fees: 15/11/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 19/11/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 04/12/2013
Date of Ceremony: 22/01/2014
Congrats Kris what was the date on the letter?

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update

Post by kris79 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:18 am

Thanks imran22. :) The date on the letter was 27-nov

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Post by iltaf555 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:43 am

Hi All,

please find below my info:

Eligibility criteria: Spouse+ILR
Method of application: NCS camden
Date of application: 05/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/10/2013 (Royal mail tracking)
Date of debit of fees: Cant tracked as i paid by counter cheque
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 09/11/2013
Date of receipt of approval: still waiting
Date of Ceremony: still waiting.


Is there any one who applied on the same date as me..its very stressful.

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