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Re: Naturalisation application processing

Post by dsds » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:24 pm

pinkpanter wrote:
dsds wrote:Eligibility criteria:3Years ILR granted 23/10/13

Method of application: Post (Special Delivery)

Date of application: 24/10/13

Date of receipt by UKBA:25/10/2013

Date of acknowledgement letter: 19/11/2013

Date of debit of fees: 18/11/2013

Date of approval: 05/12/13

Date of Ceremony: yet not booked :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hurrayyeee !!! :D

dsds, did you received your approval letter with all documents TOGETHER in same Special delivery envelope or they sent to you only approval letter in a brown envelope and waiting for documents? please would be grateful if you could advice?
I received your approval letter with all documents in a Brown envelope....on 07th of Dec 2013....

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Re: Naturalisation application processing

Post by dsds » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:53 pm

dsds wrote:
pinkpanter wrote:
dsds wrote:Eligibility criteria:3Years ILR granted 23/10/13

Method of application: Post (Special Delivery)

Date of application: 24/10/13

Date of receipt by UKBA:25/10/2013

Date of acknowledgement letter: 19/11/2013

Date of debit of fees: 18/11/2013

Date of approval: 05/12/13

Date of Ceremony: yet not booked :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hurrayyeee !!! :D

dsds, did you received your approval letter with all documents TOGETHER in same Special delivery envelope or they sent to you only approval letter in a brown envelope and waiting for documents? please would be grateful if you could advice?
I received my approval letter with all documents in a Brown envelope....on 07th of Dec 2013....
correction of last update (my approval letter and all doc in Brown Envelop)on 07/12/13
Ceremony booked on 17/12/13 :lol:

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Post by pinkpanter » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:58 pm

Christianoronaldo wrote:Applied 29/04/2013
Still waiting
Anybody waiting that long?
oooooooooooh!!!! My friend did you contact to HO? You have already surpass 6 months. If you couldn't get any response from UKBA then you should involve local MP... Hope everything will be fine!!

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Post by pinkpanter » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:08 pm

Update:
Method of Application: special delivery post office
Eligibility Criteria: 5 yrs spouse of EEA + 1.6 yr PR
Date Applied: 18/10/13
Date of Receipt by UKBA : 21/10/13
Date of acknowledgement letter: 21/11/13
Date of debit of fees: 20/11/13
Date of approval: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting :D

I received email this afternoon that the decision has been made and will received letter with documents very shortly... I hope tomorrow finger crossed 8)

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Post by Simtin » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:13 pm

pinkpanter wrote:Update:
Method of Application: special delivery post office
Eligibility Criteria: 5 yrs spouse of EEA + 1.6 yr PR
Date Applied: 18/10/13
Date of Receipt by UKBA : 21/10/13
Date of acknowledgement letter: 21/11/13
Date of debit of fees: 20/11/13
Date of approval: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting :D

I received email this afternoon that the decision has been made and will received letter with documents very shortly... I hope tomorrow finger crossed 8)
Really? !? How often do they send an email confirming they have made a decision?

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Post by pinkpanter » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:19 pm

Simtin wrote:
pinkpanter wrote:Update:
Method of Application: special delivery post office
Eligibility Criteria: 5 yrs spouse of EEA + 1.6 yr PR
Date Applied: 18/10/13
Date of Receipt by UKBA : 21/10/13
Date of acknowledgement letter: 21/11/13
Date of debit of fees: 20/11/13
Date of approval: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting :D

I received email this afternoon that the decision has been made and will received letter with documents very shortly... I hope tomorrow finger crossed 8)
Really? !? How often do they send an email confirming they have made a decision?
I sent an email yesterday regarding my application that when I will be receiving decision... The first reply said that no decision has yet been made... But today they sent an email that the decision has been made ... Very excited now....!! :D

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Post by Simtin » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:03 pm

pinkpanter wrote:
Simtin wrote:
pinkpanter wrote:Update:
Method of Application: special delivery post office
Eligibility Criteria: 5 yrs spouse of EEA + 1.6 yr PR
Date Applied: 18/10/13
Date of Receipt by UKBA : 21/10/13
Date of acknowledgement letter: 21/11/13
Date of debit of fees: 20/11/13
Date of approval: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting :D

I received email this afternoon that the decision has been made and will received letter with documents very shortly... I hope tomorrow finger crossed 8)
Really? !? How often do they send an email confirming they have made a decision?
I sent an email yesterday regarding my application that when I will be receiving decision... The first reply said that no decision has yet been made... But today they sent an email that the decision has been made ... Very excited now....!! :D
That's great then. Congrats!! Hopefully, we are next in the cue.

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Post by Loveislovely » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:42 pm

hi everyone,

have we had any approvals this week?
All for one, one for all..... Peace

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Post by hi karachi » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:58 pm

Method of application: Post (Special Delivery)

Date of application: 24/10/13

Date of receipt by UKBA:25/10/2013

Date of acknowledgement letter: waiting

Date of debit of fees: not yet

Date of approval: god knows

Date of Ceremony: yet not booked

email them today about my application they reply..
I can confirm we received your application on the 25th October at our Liverpool Office. We have currently received a large influx in applications due to the recent changes on the 28th October. Please allow a further 2 weeks for your payment to be taken.You should receive an acknowledgment letter between 4-6 weeks after we received your application. During busy periods this may even take longer.

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Post by ap007 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:07 pm

NO UPDATES YET!

Been a month since payment was taken and no decision yet!!

Application for: Self only
Eligibility criteria: 2 Years WP + 3 Years Tier 2 + 1 Year ILR
Method of application: NCS Oxfordshire
Date of application: 16.10.2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17.10.2013 (Tracked via DX Secure)
Date of acknowledgement : 15.11.2013 (Dated 12.11.2013)
Date of debit of fees: 12.11.2013
Date of approval: Waiting!
Date of Ceremony:Waiting!

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british citizenship

Post by Kae_zee » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:03 pm

******update******

Eligibility criteria: spouse of BC (2+years and 11 months ILR)
Method of application: solicitor
Date of application: 21.10.13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22.10.13
Date of acknowledgment: not received
Date of debit of fees: cheque cleared on 28.11.13
Date of approval: 11.12.13??
Date of ceremony: waiting

Hi, received a call from the solicitor today confirming that he has received my case documents (when? unknown...maybe yesterday or maybe today) and my application was successful. However, the ceremony invite will be arriving in a few days time. :D :D :D .....good luck to all the people who are still playing the waiting game

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Fees not taken yet!

Post by Aif1178 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:53 am

Hello Guys,

I have applied on 29/10/13 via Newcastle NCS service and until now the fees are not debited from my account!

I've emailed UKBA and got the email below, any advice will be highly appreciated.

Many thanks

Ash

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANOTHER RESPONSE
Below is information to our most popular enquiries, including links to relevant pages of our website: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/
1. Return of Documents
If you have submitted your passport in support of your application for British Citizenship, we generally advise that you should not make any travel plans within 12 weeks of submitting your application.
However, there may be occasions when you need to travel before your application has been decided and will need to request your passport back.

We will try to return your travel documents within 10 working days of you making us aware of your travel plans.
If your expected date of travel is more than 10 days in the future, then contact FurtherNationalityEnquiries@ukba.gsi.gov.uk to request the return.

If you are due to travel within 10 days, please call 0845 010 5200.
2. Requesting an application form
3. Confirming receipt of applications
It is currently taking 6 weeks to acknowledge all applications.
If you sent your application by Recorded or Special Delivery, its receipt can be confirmed on the Royal Mail website at: Royal Mail

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Post by Pqek » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:43 am

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: Received on 26/11/13 dated 22/11/13
Date of debit or clearance of fees:22/11/13 £1,550 from Nationality directorat Liverpool
Date approval received:12/12/13, letter dated 04/12/13
Date of ceremony: 18/12/13 (Private £100 for both).

Finally got the approval letter. Overall, very pleased 6 1/2 weeks only.

good luck to all

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Post by Monika_33 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:35 pm

It seems the Home Office deals with the applications at random.

Mine was submitted on 23 Sep through NCS and still no approval.

My ex-husband (we received the ILR together in 2006) sent his application himself just before 25 Oct got the approval letter today.

I am speechless!!!

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Post by Jenny177 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:47 pm

Pqek is so far the only person who sent the application after 28 October and it has already been approved.
The rest are still waiting for accounts to be debited and it seems that the HO has stopped processing applications or even if it is, it is taking a long time.
I checked my bank account today and it has not been debited yet.
A friend of mine who sent the documents on 24 October has tried to send them additional information and a few days ago she received a letter, stating that a decision has been made. But the strange thing is that her account has not been debited. :roll:

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Post by kolibri » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:29 pm

Jenny177 wrote:But the strange thing is that her account has not been debited. :roll:
Nice freebie! :D

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Post by Simtin » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:40 pm

Monika_33 wrote:It seems the Home Office deals with the applications at random.

Mine was submitted on 23 Sep through NCS and still no approval.

My ex-husband (we received the ILR together in 2006) sent his application himself just before 25 Oct got the approval letter today.

I am speechless!!!
I was starting think that an application through NCS or the solicitors was the best way to get a quick result. Seeing as you don't have to send all the documents (e.g. passport) with. But I guess not. It's just up to the universe!!!!

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Post by nicenouman » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:20 pm

nicenouman wrote:
Eligibility criteria: 2yrs HSMP+ 3yrs Tier 1+ 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Dudley
Date of application: 3/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 4/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 22/10/2013(dated 16/10/2013)
Date of debit of fees: 16/10/2013
Date of approval: 12/12/2013 (dated 04/12/2013)
Date of Ceremony: 22/01/2014.


good luck to everyone else. It is a great forum.

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Post by Mandy15 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:35 pm

Application 18/10/2013 viaNCS
Received Homeoffice 21/10/2013 DXTRACKING
Debit of fees 21/11/2013
Acknowledgement- never received
Approval 12/12/2013 dated 03/12/2013
Ceremony 17/01/2014
:D :D :D

Good luck to everyone it took approx 6-7 weeks

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Post by Jenny177 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:00 pm

kolibri wrote:
Jenny177 wrote:But the strange thing is that her account has not been debited. :roll:
Nice freebie! :D
Haha, no, I think they will debit it eventually, but it's really strange she got such letter stating that a decision has been made. She still hasn't received an approval letter and the whole situation is intriguing.

Btw I was wondering whether it would be alright if I send HO an email asking them to confirm they've received my documents. And which email should I use?

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Post by sarvosuper » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:15 pm

I had my application recieved by UKBA on the 23rd October. Absolutely nothing after that - neither the fees has been debited. Are there anyone else also waiting for so long without the money being debited ? Please do respond, else how do I proceed ?

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Post by balo » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:34 pm

i applied on 23 via Westminster councul
Nothing yet no fees been debited so far :(

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Hi Balo

Post by sarvosuper » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:41 pm

Hi balo did you mean 23rd october or 23rd November ?

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Post by balo » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:50 pm

23 of october they received on 24

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update

Post by djafar007 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:46 pm

application sent: 24/10/2013
recieved by UKBA: 25/10/2013
no response from them so far
i sent them email yesterday and this is the copy of their response
can confirm you application was received on 25/10/13.



You should receive an acknowledgment letter between 4-6 weeks after we received your application. During busy periods this may even take 7 weeks. If you have not received such a letter, please contact us for a duplicate acknowledgment letter.


I have checked our records and can confirm that no decision has yet been made on your application.

We aim to process 95% of applications within 6 months however there are a small percentage of applications that take longer than this to be resolved.

All applications for citizenship are subject to enquiries to ensure that the statutory requirements have been satisfied. Because of these enquiries, we anticipate that applications may take up to six months to complete. Some applications may be dealt with more quickly and some may take longer, depending on the nature of the enquiries to be carried out. Our service standards set out how quickly we aim to decide applications for British citizenship. The standard is that we will decide 95% of applications within six months.


When the decision is made, or if we require further information from you, we will contact you in writing.
i think this is te standard response from them
so we need to keep waiting again after 8 weeks
hope will have the good news soon

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