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

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Sonabacha
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sonabacha » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:53 pm

chiefhunter wrote:
chiefhunter wrote:Updates

Eligibility Criteria: 5 YRS plus 1 YR ILR
Method of Application: NCS Camden - 29 November 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA - 02 December 2013
Date of debit of fees: 17/01/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: dated 17/01/2014
Query related to application: Issued on: 19 February 2014
Response submitted on: 05 March 2014
Date of receipt of approval: 18 March 2014 (Royal Mail Special Delivery Return Envelop)
Date of Ceremony: Pending
Guys do i wait for the ceremony letter to book or do i just go ahead and call the council. wonna get this over with as soon as possible...

i think you have wait for council letter because when i contact my council they said to me wait until they send letter to me to book ceremony ....

Ahem
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ahem » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:17 pm

Has anyone called the home office for a status this week ? this number never gets thru 0300 123 2241 .

Anyone had any luck around this ?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by alex_shvjac » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:30 pm

@Ahem,

Email them, I received the answer within 2 hrs. Free and easy. The answer was "still in progress" though...

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by bekas07 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:21 pm

bekas07 wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 6 years
Method of application: Royal Mail
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/11/13
Date of debit of fees: 14/01/14
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17/01/14 dated 14/01
Date of receipt of approval: 11/03/14
Date of Ceremony:
Private 19/03/14

Good luck to everyone

andy111
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by andy111 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:13 pm

My Timeline Updated:

Eligibility Criteria: 3yrs Spouse of BC

Method of Application: NCS Brent
Date of Application : 09/11/2013

Date of Receipt by UKBA : 12/11/2013 (Tracking)

Date of Debit of Fees : 11/01/2014

Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement: 15/01/2014

Date of Receipt of Approval: 17-03-2014

Date of Ceremony: 26-03-2014

Good luck to all who are waiting :)

Ahem
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ahem » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:48 pm

awesome andy , quite promising !

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Zeeshan123 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:38 pm

I applied on 14th of january . Emailed them today to ask for an update and they replied back saying
"
Thank you for your email.

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"

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by taffy_uyeuye » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:21 pm

Eligibility Criteria: 5yrs + 1yr ILR

Method of Application: NCS Basingstoke

Date of Application : 15/01/2014

Date of Receipt by UKBA : 16/01/2014 (Tracking)

Date of Debit of Fees : 10/02/2014

Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement: 16/02/2014

Date of Receipt of Approval: awaiting

Date of Ceremony: awaiting

krisVisa
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by krisVisa » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:48 pm

krisVisa wrote:Eligibility criteria: Tier 1 Dependent - born in UK [minor]
Language criteria met : NA
Method of application: NCS wandsworth
Date of application: 13/12/2013
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of aknowlegment: 22/01/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 21/01/2014
Date approval received: Feb 16 2014
Date of ceremony: NA
Job Done

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Soebmk » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:31 pm

andy111 wrote:My Timeline Updated:

Eligibility Criteria: 3yrs Spouse of BC

Method of Application: NCS Brent
Date of Application : 09/11/2013

Date of Receipt by UKBA : 12/11/2013 (Tracking)

Date of Debit of Fees : 11/01/2014

Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement: 15/01/2014

Date of Receipt of Approval: 17-03-2014

Date of Ceremony: 26-03-2014

Good luck to all who are waiting :)
Hi and how much do they charge for private ceremony? Did they send your application by the DX ??

dvinas
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by dvinas » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:08 pm

Unable to edit my posts for some reason, so I'm updating thusly:
dvinas wrote:Eligibility criteria: HSMP(2yrs) + Tier 1(3yrs) => ILR + 1yr
Language criteria met: exempt
Current nationality: USA
Method of application: NCS Hackney
Date of application: 17/12/2013
Payment method: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: ?
Date of acknowledgment: 20/01/2014
Date of receipt of ^^^: sometime before 26/01/2014 (I was on holiday)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 20/01/2014
Date of approval letter: 09/03/2014
Date approval received: 18/03/2014 (told by HO it was dispatched 11/03)
Date of ceremony: 28/03/2014 (Letter from council dated 12/03, received 13/03)
I finally received my approval letter from the Home Office today! In a strange twist, I received a letter from my local council last week, congratulating me for my approved application, and inviting me to the ceremony 28-March. Of course, you must bring the original letter from the Home Office with you to the ceremony, and since I still hadn't received it yesterday (17-March), I panicked. I emailed the help desk, and they responded this morning. They confirmed the date my approval letter was sent, and offered to send another copy. When I got home, the letter was in my post box. Not sure why it took a week from Liverpool to London, but at least I received it. When contacting the help desk (NationalityHelpdesk@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk), remember to provide your full name, date of birth, address, and reference (from your confirmation letter). Otherwise, they will email back to ask this information, and your query will take longer. I hope this information is beneficial. :D

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by farrukhnizam » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:18 am

dvinas wrote:Unable to edit my posts for some reason, so I'm updating thusly:
dvinas wrote:Eligibility criteria: HSMP(2yrs) + Tier 1(3yrs) => ILR + 1yr
Language criteria met: exempt
Current nationality: USA
Method of application: NCS Hackney
Date of application: 17/12/2013
Payment method: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: ?
Date of acknowledgment: 20/01/2014
Date of receipt of ^^^: sometime before 26/01/2014 (I was on holiday)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 20/01/2014
Date of approval letter: 09/03/2014
Date approval received: 18/03/2014 (told by HO it was dispatched 11/03)
Date of ceremony: 28/03/2014 (Letter from council dated 12/03, received 13/03)
I finally received my approval letter from the Home Office today! In a strange twist, I received a letter from my local council last week, congratulating me for my approved application, and inviting me to the ceremony 28-March. Of course, you must bring the original letter from the Home Office with you to the ceremony, and since I still hadn't received it yesterday (17-March), I panicked. I emailed the help desk, and they responded this morning. They confirmed the date my approval letter was sent, and offered to send another copy. When I got home, the letter was in my post box. Not sure why it took a week from Liverpool to London, but at least I received it. When contacting the help desk (NationalityHelpdesk@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk), remember to provide your full name, date of birth, address, and reference (from your confirmation letter). Otherwise, they will email back to ask this information, and your query will take longer. I hope this information is beneficial. :D
Hi,
Anyone can tell me how long it takes 2nd class postage. I contacted to HO they said your letter has been dispatched on 11st of March but i have not received yet.

Thanks
FN

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by milan69 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:13 am

Judging by the posts here it can take anything between 2-7 days.
I am sometimes wrong.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by h-khan » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:36 am

The 2nd class postage by HO is a disgrace, given how much they charge for the application. I was told by HO my decision was made on 09th March, but despatch was on 14th March. It even takes a week to despatch, and then even by 2nd class snail post. We can only wait...

Jo1
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Jo1 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:37 am

Finally received my approval letter today dated 12 March.

Jo1 wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (4/5yr + 1yr ILR; Spouse)
Method of application: NCS Hillingdon (22nd Jan 2014)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24th Jan 2014
Date of debit of fees: 4th Feb 2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28 jan 2014
Date of receipt of approval: 19 March dated 12 march 2014
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by katwmn6 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:08 am

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC (ILR via 5 yrs Tier 1)
Method of application: NCS London (Camden)
Date of NCS appointment: 06/03/2014
Date of receipt by UKBA : 10/03/2014 (via Royal Mail tracking)
Date of debit of fees : 12/03/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: awaiting
Date of receipt of approval: awaiting
Date of ceremony: awaiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by AndyAndy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:19 am

Eligibility criteria: 2yr HSMP + 3yr Tier1 + 1yr ILR;
Method of application: NCS Brent (London)
Date of NCS appointment: 10/03/14
Date of receipt by UKBA: 11/03/14
Date of debit of fees: 14/03/14
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: awaiting
Date of receipt of approval: awaiting
Date of Ceremony: awaiting

andy111
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by andy111 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:01 pm

Soebmk wrote:
andy111 wrote:My Timeline Updated:

Eligibility Criteria: 3yrs Spouse of BC

Method of Application: NCS Brent
Date of Application : 09/11/2013

Date of Receipt by UKBA : 12/11/2013 (Tracking)

Date of Debit of Fees : 11/01/2014

Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement: 15/01/2014

Date of Receipt of Approval: 17-03-2014

Date of Ceremony: 26-03-2014

Good luck to all who are waiting :)
Hi and how much do they charge for private ceremony? Did they send your application by the DX ??
Yes application was sent by DX.
They do cermony every week so i didn't ask about the private cermony.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by guiness » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:54 pm

Eligibility criteria:3 years residence as the spouse of BC
Language criteria met:Life in the uk +B1 English exam
Method of application:NCS Camden
Date of application:29.01.2014
Payment method:Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA:30.01.2014
Date of aknowlegment:06.02.14 receipt letter(12.02.2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees:06.02.14
Date approval received:19.03.14 (Date:15.03.14)
Date of ceremony:TBC

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE... :-))

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Update

Post by farrukhnizam » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Hi,
My application decision was made on the 6th March and the letters were dispatched on the 11th March but i have not received yet.

I dont think they are using 2nd class postage, look like 3rd of 4th class postage service.

Thanks
FN

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by h-khan » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:29 pm

Hi everyone, just got my approval letter today :D and want to share my experience:

Eligibility criteria: 5 years businessperson + 8 months ILR (Annex B, Ch 18, Para 7.5G discretion)
Citizenship: Pakistani
Method of application: NCS Westminster
Date applicant sent: 16/01/14
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17/01/14
Date of debit of fees: 04/02/14
Date of acknowledgement letter: 29/01/14
Date of approval: 07/03/14 (the letter was received by me on 19/03/14)
Date of Ceremony: 20/03/14 Private ceremony

Finally this wait is over. I must say it has been a pleasure to be on this forum and to learn from all you amazing people. HO use 2nd class post and it took my approval letter 12 days to arrive! So stay patient, and in the end it will all be good! In actuality, it took one month and one week from the point of acknowledgement letter issue to the date of the decision letter issue.

All the best to everyone!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fahsag » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:55 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 1 + 1 Year ILR
Method of application: NCS Manchester
Date applicant sent: 05/02/14
Date of receipt by UKBA: 06/02/14
Date of debit of fees: 13/02/14
Date of acknowledgement letter: 17/02/14
Date of approval: 12/03/14 (the letter was received on 19/03/14)
Date of Ceremony: Tbc

Thanks All on the forum for all the help and guidance.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by dadageer » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:57 pm

Sent an email today to get an update on my case and got standard response:

Thank you for your email.


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.
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Not all those who wander are lost...

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Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by s**ee » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:06 pm

Eligibility criteria: 2 yrs HSMP + 3 yrs TIER 1 + 1 yr ILR
Citizenship: Indian
Method of application: NCS Cambridge
Date applicant sent: 13/01/14
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/01/14
Date of debit of fees: 29/01/14
Date of acknowledgement letter: 01/02/14
Date of approval: 10/03/14 (the letter was received by me on 19/03/14)
Date of Ceremony: 02/04/2014 (Group Ceremony)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kir60 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:36 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 2 yrs+ 1 yr ILR (Spouse of BC)
Method of application: NCS Hillingdon (20th Jan 2014)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21st Jan 2014
Date of debit of fees: 31st Jan 2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 6th Feb 2014 dated 31st Jan 2014
Date of receipt of approval: 19th March 2014 dated 11th March 2014
Date of Ceremony: TBD

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