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

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lamijm
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by lamijm » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:03 pm

Congrats and well done.

You have to realise while some people are happy to welcome your application for citizenship, you have some that if it was left up them, you would never get that far ( camden ncs).

I had a mate who applied for passport at our local post office and had a rough time as the lady who was at the counter found falts with everything he presented, even picture quality and size. He took the docs from her and went to another post office 5 miles away and they accepted the application and 5 weeks after, he got his passport. So that goes to show you.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by london_trojan75 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:34 am

Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP, 3 years Tier 1 General, 1 year ILR
Language eligibility: through citizenship
Current nationality: American
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Wandsworth
Date of application: 27/02/2014
Payment method: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 28/02/2014
Date of acknowledgement: 03/03/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 28/02/2014
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony:Waiting

Have been having some trouble getting any information on the status of my application. I wrote to FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk asking if my application had been assigned to a caseworker and if so, if they anticipated needing any further documents. (I travel a lot for work and was worried about the 3 week response time). I got the following (unhelpful) response.

Thank you for your enquiry.

Unfortunately we can only confirm that currently the application is ongoing as it has not yet reached the 6 month stage of consideration. We will contact you as soon as a decision has been made or if we require further information.

All applications for citizenship are subject to enquiries to ensure that the statutory requirements have been satisfied. Because of these enquires, 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.


I then tried the 0300 number but "because of high call volumes" they're not accepting any calls for citizenship applications?

Is anyone else having the same experience? Also, has anyone been rejected? I've had some awful experiences with the Home Office.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by veryjiggy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:43 am

london_trojan75 wrote: Is anyone else having the same experience? Also, has anyone been rejected? I've had some awful experiences with the Home Office.

I applied on the 8th of February, and haven't received my letter yet. I called them up 2 weeks ago, but they said they said there is no update.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by london_trojan75 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:57 am

Thanks for that. So you got through on that number, eh? I tried today and yesterday exactly at 900 and still the same response - not taking calls.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by veryjiggy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:15 am

london_trojan75 wrote:Thanks for that. So you got through on that number, eh? I tried today and yesterday exactly at 900 and still the same response - not taking calls.
It is very random. By sheer luck, I got through that day, but yes, for the last few days the number always goes on to the automated message about high call volumes.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by BCMN1 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:57 am

Dear Fellow Members( Oct 13 Applications):

I have recently written to the Chief Case worker, here is my application for an update:

I write further to my application for Naturalisation made on 24 Oct 2013.

It has been more than 6 months since I made the application and yet to receive a decision on it. I made a complaint on 14 Feb 2014 for the length of time it has taken to decide on my application but only received a generic reply from Nationality Directorate.

I have noted the contents of the letter and do not agree with the statement that there is no maximum time limit to decide on an application.

I have also made calls to the 0300 123 2253 without any fruitful information and was merely informed that my application is not completed yet.

I now wish to make a formal request for the following information regarding my application:

1) Date of checks made.
2) Date of checks reply by the relevant authority.
3) What action has been taken on these checks since completed?
4) If my application is straight forward, moderate or complicated.

In either case what is the ‘Specific Date’ by which it will be completed and a decision will be made?

I would be grateful for a positive response and in the interim, if you require my further assistance in the matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

I will take JR route if the reply in once again generic and time delay tactics are used.

This delay culture has to stop once and for all. Even if I have to involve media I will not hesitate to put an end to applicants misery.

I'll appreciate any valuable comments especially from seniors.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by utopia » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:57 pm

Here is my timeline:

Applicants: Self + Spouse + 2 children
Eligibility criteria: 5 years on WP/Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Language eligibility: Life in the UK test + Degree recognized on PBS
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 04/03/2014
Payment method: Cheque
Date of receipt by UKBA: 05/03/14 (DX Secure Tracking information)
Date of acknowlegment: 14/03/14 (letter dated 10/03/14)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 14/03/14
Date of approval: 25/04/2014 (letter dated 15/04/14)
Date of ceremony: 29/04/2014 (private)

Certificates received. Now on to the passport business.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tbilai » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:33 pm

tbilai wrote:Eligibility Criteria: Spouse of BC
Language criteria met : British Degree
ILR Received: 14/02/2014
Method of Application: NCS
Date of Application: 25/02/2014
Date of receipt by UKBA : 26/02/2014
Date of payment: 28/02/2014
Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement: 06/03/2014
Date of Receipt of Approval : 22/04/2014
Date of Receipt of Approval Letter: 28/04/2014 :D
Date of Ceremony : 13/05/2014

Good luck everyone.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by touba7777 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:09 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1 years ILR
Method of application: NCS Wolverhampton
Date of application: 05/03/2014
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 06/03/2014
Date of acknowledgment: 13/03/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 11/03/2014
Date approval : 23/04/2014
Date received : 29/04/2014
Date of Ceremony : TBA

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Soebmk » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:16 pm

Hello everyone I called home office thus morning to find out an update on 03001232253 this time telephone operator was bit gentle first of all he asked when did I made an application I said 1st week of March as he replied me standard waiting time is 6 months then I said if I want to hear this I would like to know real update then he checked into his system and he said decision has been MADe today so you will recurve second class envelope within 7 to 10 working days but he didn't tell me wether it has been approved or not? So now m wondering what is the decision they have made??

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by sogy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:56 pm

Soebmk wrote: he didn't tell me wether it has been approved or not? So now m wondering what is the decision they have made??
Most likely it is - unless your "charachter" is really awful, they would have first requested additional evidence otherwise.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by haidernchd » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:41 pm

haidernchd wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (3yr spouse of BC)
Method of application: Royal Mail
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10th April 2014
Date of debit of fees: 25th April 2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 30/04/2014
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

Other Updates: If you wish to provide interim updates (Payment slip received with acknowledgement for £ 32 more to pay as fee from 06th April increased to £906 not £874 any more.
Interim Updates
Date: Description

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Soebmk » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:08 am

sogy wrote:
Soebmk wrote: he didn't tell me wether it has been approved or not? So now m wondering what is the decision they have made??
Most likely it is - unless your "charachter" is really awful, they would have first requested additional evidence otherwise.
Thx for your recent post but I have very good character never been into any trouble

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by sogy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:50 am

Soebmk wrote:Thx for your recent post but I have very good character never been into any trouble
Then the decision is almost certainly positive - if anything was missing, they would have requested it.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tikunatina » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:25 am

tikunatina wrote:tikunatina wrote:
Eligibility criteria: Ancestry (2yrs+) + ILR (3 Month) have been in UK for 6 years
Current nationality: Georgian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Poole
Date of application: 17/04/2014
Payment method Bank
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/04/2014
Date of acknowledgement:Waiting
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 29/04/14
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony:Waiting

Hi
I just received My P60 . which i could not send with my application and i did not write in application my tax cod as i didnot know
should i send P60 now to support my application or my NIN is enough . please help
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by veryjiggy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:06 am

veryjiggy wrote: Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1 years ILR
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth (London)
Date of application: 08/02/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 11/02/2014 (Royal mail proof of delivery)
Date of acknowledgment: Received 18/02/2014 (dated 14/02/2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 14/02/2014
Date approval received: 29/04/2013 (dated 23/04/2013)
Date of ceremony: 14/05/2014

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by london_trojan75 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:23 pm

Postby Soebmk » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:16 pm

Hello everyone I called home office thus morning to find out an update on 03001232253 this time telephone operator was bit gentle first of all he asked when did I made an application I said 1st week of March as he replied me standard waiting time is 6 months then I said if I want to hear this I would like to know real update then he checked into his system and he said decision has been MADe today so you will recurve second class envelope within 7 to 10 working days but he didn't tell me wether it has been approved or not? So now m wondering what is the decision they have made??
What time did you call? I haven't been able to get through the last three days!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by majamcr » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:36 pm

I had my ceremony today, very happy!!! This is my final update.

Eligibility criteria: 5 years residence, non-EEA spouse of EEA/naturalised British citizen
Language criteria met: Life in the UK and CPE
Method of application: self/postal
Date of application: 07/01/2014
Payment method: credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08/01/2014 (Royal Mail Tracking)
Date acknowledgment received: 28/01/2014 (dated 25/01/2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 25/01/2014
Date approval and documents received: 05/04/2014 (dated 03/04/2014)
Date ceremony invitation letter received: 12/04/2014 (dated 03/04/2014)
Date of ceremony: 30/04/2014

http://www.immigrationboards.com/britis ... l#p1016412

I wish the best of luck to all people still waiting!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by london_trojan75 » Thu May 01, 2014 8:32 am

Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP, 3 years Tier 1 General, 1 year ILR
Language eligibility: through citizenship
Current nationality: American
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Wandsworth
Date of application: 27/02/2014
Payment method: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 28/02/2014
Date of acknowledgement: 03/03/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 28/02/2014
Date approval received: 30/04/2014!
Date of ceremony: 02/05/2014

Received letter last evening! Many thanks for the input, and as a note to those calling for updates, I did manage to get through yesterday. They wouldn't tell me if it was approved or not, but just that the letter was sent. When I got home the letter was waiting.

Best of luck to all those still waiting.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Soebmk » Thu May 01, 2014 9:45 am

Soebmk wrote:
Eligibility criteria: BRITISH SPOUSE
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test):B1
Current nationality: INDIAN
Method of application:BRENT NCS but living in HARROW BOROUGH
Council name if NCS used: BRENT
Date of application:05/03/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CREDIT CARD
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of aknowlegment:07-03-2014 but received 12-03-2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees:06-03-2014
Date approval received: 01/05/2014letter dated 28/04/2014
Date of ceremony:

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Post by ikhaanwales » Thu May 01, 2014 12:06 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (5yr Work Permit + 1yr ILR)
Method of application: NCS (Swansea)
Date of application: 29 April 2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: Waiting..
Date of debit of fees: Waiting....
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Waiting...
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting...
Date of Ceremony: Waiting....

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tikunatina » Thu May 01, 2014 12:39 pm

tikunatina wrote:
tikunatina wrote:tikunatina wrote:
Eligibility criteria: Ancestry (2yrs+) + ILR (3 Month) have been in UK for 6 years
Current nationality: Georgian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Poole
Date of application: 17/04/2014
Payment method Bank
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/04/2014
Date of acknowledgement:Waiting
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 29/04/14
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony:Waiting

Hi
I just received My P60 . which i could not send with my application and i did not write in application my tax cod as i didnot know
should i send P60 now to support my application or my NIN is enough???
please help
tikunatina
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by salman83 » Thu May 01, 2014 1:03 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (5yr Work Permit + 1yr ILR)
Method of application: NCS (Dudley)
Date of application: 29 April 2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: Waiting..
Date of debit of fees: Waiting....
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Waiting...
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting...
Date of Ceremony: Waiting....

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tunjy » Thu May 01, 2014 1:34 pm

Eligibility criteria: 1.5yrs+ 3.5yrs ILR (joint application).
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 06/03/2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 07/03/2014
Date of debit of fees: 12/03/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17/03/14
Date of receipt of approval letter: 01/05/14 (dated 22/04/14)
Date of Ceremony: booked for next week.

THANK U GOD.
Best of luck to those who are still waiting.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kkhan2020 » Thu May 01, 2014 4:54 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yr Tier 1(General) + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Islington)
Date of application: 15/04/2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/04/2014
Date of debit of fees: 26/04/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Waiting...
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting...
Date of Ceremony: Waiting...

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