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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by harsh83uk » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:39 pm

UPDATED:

Eligibility criteria: 10 year long residence + 1 year ILR
Language criteria : LIUK + UK Degree
Method of application: Self (Post)
Date application sent: 05/03/14
Date of receipt by UKBA: 06/03/2014
Date of debit of fees: 10/03/14
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 13/03/14 (dated 10/03/14)
Date of receipt of approval: 17/04/2014 (dated 14/04/14)
Date of receipt of documents:17/04/2014
Date of ceremony: WAITING

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dr MS » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:21 am

harsh83uk wrote:UPDATED:

Eligibility criteria: 10 year long residence + 1 year ILR
Language criteria : LIUK + UK Degree
Method of application: Self (Post)
Date application sent: 05/03/14
Date of receipt by UKBA: 06/03/2014
Date of debit of fees: 10/03/14
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 13/03/14 (dated 10/03/14)
Date of receipt of approval: 17/04/2014 (dated 14/04/14)
Date of receipt of documents:17/04/2014
Date of ceremony: WAITING
Congratulations!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by robakles » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:20 pm

jigarnmehta wrote:Hi macmac: i rang the nationality helpline number i.e. 0300 123 2253, very helpful bunch of people. good luck.
macmac wrote:Hi,

How did you get an update on your application? who you contacted and how?

Thanks
jigarnmehta wrote:Applicants: Self
Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Language eligibility: Life in the UK test + UK Masters Degree
Method of application: NCS, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Date of application: 25/02/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/02/14
Date of aknowlegment: 06/03/14
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 03/03/14
Date of approval received: still waiting :(
Date of ceremony:

I have been told that a decision has been made and the decision letter is posted on the 15th April, I hope its an approval letter, fingers X'd :)
interesting, i called them twice and was told that my application is not 6 months old therefore they wont check the progress, very rude guy told me in fact that i was wasting his time !!!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by lamijm » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Guys yesterday my mate gave me a 0300 number to check on the progress of my application. I wasnt gonna call but did anyway. I applied on the 13th of march and fees debited on the 20th. The guy that answered the phone at ukba asked for my ref number and told me to hold while he checked the system for my records.

He then came back to tell me its not even with a caseworker as yet because his system is not showing any progress since fees were debited and applications could take up to 6 months :shock: . Im surprised after takiing the fees so quickly its still sat there in a pile just waiting. I guess its late may for me then

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by user2012 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:26 pm

Eligibility criteria: British Citizen's Spouse - 3 years
Method of application: NCS Brent
Date of Application: 04/03/2014
Date of debit of fees: 10/03/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: letter dated 14/03/2014
Date of receipt of approval: 17/04/2014 (dated 15/04/2014)
Date of Ceremony: yet to be booked

Wanted to share my experience..
We had read about someone sending a special delivery envelope along with their application..
We decided to do the same and it worked !
They sent the approval letter in the special next day delivery envelope which we had sent along with the application.. :)
Its just £5-6, which is nothing compared to the entire fee.. wonder why the home office doesn't do this..
It would save so much of anxiety.. and nobody would mind paying £5 more when they're paying such a big amount..

And the contact centre.. just one day before this I called them up but they had said that my application hasn't been picked up by any case worker !
And within 2-3 days I got the approval letter !

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Soebmk » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:42 am

user2012 wrote:Eligibility criteria: British Citizen's Spouse - 3 years
Method of application: NCS Brent
Date of Application: 04/03/2014
Date of debit of fees: 10/03/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: letter dated 14/03/2014
Date of receipt of approval: 17/04/2014 (dated 15/04/2014)
Date of Ceremony: yet to be booked

Wanted to share my experience..
We had read about someone sending a special delivery envelope along with their application..
We decided to do the same and it worked !
They sent the approval letter in the special next day delivery envelope which we had sent along with the application.. :)
Its just £5-6, which is nothing compared to the entire fee.. wonder why the home office doesn't do this..
It would save so much of anxiety.. and nobody would mind paying £5 more when they're paying such a big amount..

And the contact centre.. just one day before this I called them up but they had said that my application hasn't been picked up by any case worker !
And within 2-3 days I got the approval letter !
Hi user2012 many congratulations for your approval I applied on same date as you from Brent NCS My appointment was around 11:30am and my balance was dropped on 7th of march I received acknowledgement letter on 12th of March dated 7th march I tried calling them they said caseworker has not picked up my file so I am for approval with in next 2 weeks or so what do you think would I get it by then???

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by akb » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:00 am

akb wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP + 3 years Tier1 + 1year ILR
Language criteria met: Original Degree certificate (BTech from India) + PBS printout - For self
Original Degree certificate (BSc from India) + PBS printout - For spouse
Method of application: NCS Birmingham (Joint application)
Date of Application: 03/03/2014
Payment method: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/03/2014 (Royal Mail Special Delivery tracked)
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC
Finally got the approval. Around 6weeks turn around time.. :D

Date of debit of fees: 07-03-2014
Date of receipt of approval: 17-04-2014 (Letter dtd 10-04-2014)
Date of Ceremony: 07-05-2014

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dr MS » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:52 pm

akb wrote:
akb wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP + 3 years Tier1 + 1year ILR
Language criteria met: Original Degree certificate (BTech from India) + PBS printout - For self
Original Degree certificate (BSc from India) + PBS printout - For spouse
Method of application: NCS Birmingham (Joint application)
Date of Application: 03/03/2014
Payment method: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/03/2014 (Royal Mail Special Delivery tracked)
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC
Finally got the approval. Around 6weeks turn around time.. :D

Date of debit of fees: 07-03-2014
Date of receipt of approval: 17-04-2014 (Letter dtd 10-04-2014)
Date of Ceremony: 07-05-2014
Congratulations!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by vnadgir » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yr+ 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/04/2014
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

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ah_kassem » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:18 am

asadulla wrote:Finally brown envelope arrived, after a long wait of 5 months.

My Time line
Eligibility criteria: HSMP 3 years+ Tier 1 2 years + 1 year ILR (Applied for myself, wife and 2 children.)
Method of application: NCS - Bolton
Date of application: 11/11/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12/11/13
Date of debit of fees: Payment drawn from my account on 11/01/14.
Date of Acknowledgment received: 15/01/2014 (dated 11/01/2014)
Date of approval: 10/04/2014 Post arrived on 17/04/2014
Date of Ceremony: Not yet


Apparently the delay was due my Case worker going off sick.


Also for KOLL requirements i had only submitted my Degree certificate and letter from university stating that my degree was taught in English.
I had received a letter from Home office requesting for NARIC letter. As NARIC letter was not required as per the home office website. I mentioned this clearly in a covering letter and also included a self assessment from the point based calculator. This was sufficient and i received approval based on this.

Thanks for everyone.
we applied for my wife on 05/11/13 and still waiting.

congratulations

ah_Kassem

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by k_alibaba » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:35 am

Eligibility criteria: 10yr+ 1yr ILR
Method of application: Post
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/04/2014
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

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by oppyrama » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:38 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 2yr HSMP; 3yr Tier 1 Migrant + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Birmingham (3rd March 2014)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 4th March 2014 (Tracking Information)
Date of debit of fees: 4th March 2014 (Transaction description: Nationality Directorat £874)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 6th March 2014
Date of receipt of approval: 27th March 2014
Date of Ceremony: 29th April 2014

Other Updates:

5th March 2014: Traveled out of the country and came back 14th April 2014. That was when I saw all the documents including the letter from the register office of my council dated 1st April 2014 that they have received my certificate of Naturalisation/certificate of Registration and a date has been booked for my ceremony as above.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by diversity » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:21 pm

diversity wrote:
diversity wrote:
diversity wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Hamilton)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/02/2014
Date of debit of fees: 27/02/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 05/03/2014
Date of receipt of approval: 14/04/14 Letter Dated:03/04/14 :)
Date of Ceremony: 28/05/2014

:?:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by adkh2_1 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:40 am

Hi Guys,



I have a NCS appointment in Gloucester on Tuesday next week.. I have done life in UK + a engineering degree from UK university
but the NCS is asking to provide a letter from Uni that degree was taught in english ??? whats this about...???

Btw i applying on 10 years basis with 1 year on ILR....
Patience and Gratitude are best tools to have in life....

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Post by oppyrama » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:30 am

Hi Adkh2_1,

Yes you will need to demonstrate your Knowledge of English language (KOLL). But I don't think you should have any problem with this, since your degree was obtained in UK. In my own case, I simply went to the point calculator page on home office website and inserted my qualification. So far you are able to obtain 10 points for English language on the point calculator website, just print the page that indicates you have been awarded 10 points for English language and send it across to home office with your original certificate. Then you should be fine! Or simply contact UK Naric for KOLL and they will send you the document confirming your eligibility for a fee. This is the simplest and will give you peace of mind but it comes at a cost.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by oppyrama » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:32 am

adkh2_1 wrote:Hi Guys,



I have a NCS appointment in Gloucester on Tuesday next week.. I have done life in UK + a engineering degree from UK university
but the NCS is asking to provide a letter from Uni that degree was taught in english ??? whats this about...???

Btw i applying on 10 years basis with 1 year on ILR....

=======================


Hi Adkh2_1,

Yes you will need to demonstrate your Knowledge of English language (KOLL). But I don't think you should have any problem with this, since your degree was obtained in UK. In my own case, I simply went to the point calculator page on home office website and inserted my qualification. So far you are able to obtain 10 points for English language on the point calculator website, just print the page that indicates you have been awarded 10 points for English language and send it across to home office with your original certificate. Then you should be fine! Or simply contact UK Naric for KOLL and they will send you the document confirming your eligibility for a fee. This is the simplest and will give you peace of mind but it comes at a cost.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by reddy009 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:03 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility - 5 years HSMP & 1.6YR ILR
Method of Application - Post to Liverpool
Date Posted - 31/03/14
Date Received by UKBA - 01/04/2014
Date fee deducted - 08/04/14
Date of acknowledgement: 12/04/2014
Date of receipt of approval - waiting
Letter from Council -waiting
Date of ceremony - waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by let_koko » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:11 am

Hi Guys
With gratitude to God, I announce the arrival of my brown envelop today- 24/April dated 14th April
For a reason, I couldn't find my previous post in other to edit rather than posting another time line
Application posted -28 Feb
HO Received- 3rd March
Acknowledgement- 6th March
Received- Just before 10th March, can't remember the exact date anymore
Approval-24 April... dated 14 April
Ceremony-24April,.... 2pm, had to pay for this thou
Passport application... same day
Good luck to every1 waiting, this forum has been so helpful right from time
This forum is a product of good reasoning.
See you guys @ the passport secton

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by juliemjohn » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:29 pm

Please include the following details when posting in this topic:

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (council name) or Postal: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24-03-2014
Date of debit of fees: 26-03-2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 29-03-2014
Date of receipt of approval: AWAITING
Date of Ceremony: AWAITING

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.


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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by adkh2_1 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:50 pm

Guys,



I am confused and angry about something... my degree was obtained from well known UK university, why do i need to go to Naric or any other place to proof that my degree was taught in english ????
Patience and Gratitude are best tools to have in life....

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kafi » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:33 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10yr+ 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCA-Ealing -03/04/2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/04/2014
Date of debit of fees: 22/04/2014--cheque
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24/04/2014(issue date 15/04/2014)
Date of receipt of approval: Not yet
Date of Ceremony: Not yet

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sunface » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:44 pm

Please include the following details when posting in this topic:

Application Timeline April 2014
Eligibility criteria: 1 yr wp + 4 yr tier2 + 1 yr ilr.
Method of application: Post + Self and 2 children under 5 application.
English language: Uk naric qualification and language assessment.
Date of receipt by UKBA: 7th April 2014.
Date of debit of fees: 17th April 2014.
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24th April 2014.
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

Other Updates:



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.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jigarnmehta » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:20 am

Sunface wrote:Please include the following details when posting in this topic:

Application Timeline April 2014
Eligibility criteria: 1 yr wp + 4 yr tier2 + 1 yr ilr.
Method of application: Post + Self and 2 children under 5 application.
English language: Uk naric qualification and language assessment.
Date of receipt by UKBA: 7th April 2014.
Date of debit of fees: 17th April 2014.
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24th April 2014.
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

Other Updates:



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.
I'm sorry but I am unable to find "edit" option within my original post hence I posting my last and final update on this topic. Many thanks guys, this forum has served as a brilliant support system. Thank you and best of luck to all.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jigarnmehta » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:25 am

Applicants: Self
Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Language eligibility: Life in the UK test + UK Masters Degree
Method of application: NCS, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Date of application: 25/02/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/02/14
Date of acknowledgement: 06/03/14
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 03/03/14
Date of approval received: 19/04/14, dated 10/04/14
Date of ceremony: 23/04/14 (private)

Passport application sent through post office "passport check and send" service.

Finally, thank you all for the support. Good luck All.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by missfof9 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:53 pm

Hello Everyone,

Finally the wait is over.... Opened my front door this morning and to my surprise 3 brown enveloppes :lol:

One for each applicant (Me,hubby and 5yo daughter)

Eligibility criteria: EEA National Exercising Treaty Right for 6 years + Hubby (5 years stay + 1 year ILR) + 5yo daughter MN1
Life in the UK test + Degree from UK University
Method of application: NCS Bromley on 26/02/2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/02/2014
Date of debit of fees: 04/03/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Received 07/03/2014, dated 04/03/2014
Date of receipt of approval: 25/04/2014 (dated 14/04/2014)
Date of Ceremony: TBC (Just called Bromley council and next available date is 13/05 so will probably book it)

This forum has been a great source of information, Good luck to everyone still waiting. Next stop Passport application!

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