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

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sanjay397
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Application Timeline

Post by sanjay397 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:58 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 yr WP + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS --Manchester
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10-Aug-2012
Date of debit of fees: 21-Aug-2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 23-Aug-2012
Date of receipt of approval: 13 Oct 2012 (dated 03 oct 2012)
Date of Ceremony: 07 Nov 2012

Finally I am on my way to become British citizen.. After living in the country for 11 years :D
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javadp
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Post by javadp » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:08 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: Spouce of BC & ILR
Method of application: NCS --Nuneaton
Date of receipt by UKBA: 07-May-2012
Date of receipt of approval: 22-Aug-2012
Date of Ceremony: Going private

MTZ01
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Post by MTZ01 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:25 pm

Application Method: NCS

I had Indefinate Leave to enter from 2003

Date Sent: 25 April

Fees Collected: 01/05/2012

Acknoledgement: 03/05/2012

Aproval:12/08/2012

Date recieved Aproval: 22/08/2012

Ceremony: TBA

Passport: TBA

Finaly got my brown envelope today. i am soo happy, but wish the best of luck to all of you who are still waiting.

Brighteyes
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Post by Brighteyes » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:56 pm

Hi all,

I got both my approval letter and invitation from the council today!

BC application based on Long stay in the UK + ILR
Application Method: NCS
Date Sent: 09 July
Fees Collected: 24 July
Acknowledgement: few days later
Date received Approval: 03/10/2012 dated 27th September
Ceremony: 28th November but going to go private.
Passport: ASAP after ceremony.

Good Luck to those still waiting.
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saskia_zim
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Naturalisation processing times

Post by saskia_zim » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:19 pm

Eligibility criteria: 8 years residence (Student, Fresh Talent & Partner visa), incl. 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Edinburgh)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 8/06/12 (handed in to NCS on 4/06/12)
Date of debit of fees: 14/06/12
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 14/08/12 (dated 10/08/12)
Date of receipt of approval: 22/08/12 (dated 13/08/12)
Date of Ceremony: 18/09/12

Woo hoo! Finally there! Good luck to everyone else!
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hopefulme
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Re: Natralisation Timelines

Post by hopefulme » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:07 pm

Eligibility criteria: 4 Years HSMP (Judicial Review JR) + 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Nottingham City Council) on 20-08-2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24-08-2012
Date of debit of fees: 28-08-2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 31-08-2012 (dated 28-08-2012 )
Date of receipt of approval: 06-10-2012 (26-09-2012)
Date of Ceremony: To be booked

HappyToHelp247
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Re: Naturalisation Application Processing Times

Post by HappyToHelp247 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:48 am

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Cheltenham)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/08/2012 (handed NCS on 06/08/12)
Date of debit of fees: 14/08/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 20/08/2012 (dated 14/08/2012)
Date of receipt of approval: 19/10/2012 (dated 10/10/2012)
Date of Ceremony: 22/10/2012 (Arranged Individual Ceremony)

Total 2 months and 13 days

Good Luck to all.
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pipeweed
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Application Timeline

Post by pipeweed » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:27 pm

Eligibility criteria: 1yr WP + 4yr HSMP/Tier1 + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Newham)
Date of application: 06/06/2012
Date of debit of fees: 15/06/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 20/06/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 23/08/2012
Date of Ceremony: 30/08/2012

21/08/2012 - Called today to find out the progress and was told that letter has been dispatched today.

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Post by callaway570 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:33 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs (4 on WP+ 1 on Tier 1) + 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Kingston upon Thames
Date of application: 13 August 2012
Date of debit of fees: 22 August 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony: TBA

Fiftyy
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Post by Fiftyy » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:21 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria:5yrs work permit + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Havering)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 30.03.12
Debit of fees: 16.04.12 ('phone payment as acknowledgement letter said initial payment was declined)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16.04.12 (dated 12.04.12)
Date of receipt of approval: 23.08.12 (dated 20.08.12)
Date of Ceremony:

BGrout1
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Application Timeline

Post by BGrout1 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:14 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouce BC/3 YEAR ILR
Date of application: 08th MAY 2012 (POST OFFICE)
Date of debit of fees 14th May 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:15th May 2012
Date of receipt of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony: TBA

uckocak
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Post by uckocak » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:42 pm

Eligibility criteria: 1.5 yr work permit, 3.5 years Tier 1 HSMP + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS (Tower Hamlets)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20 Apr 2012
Date of debit of fees: 27 Apr 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 30 Apr 2012 (dated 27 Apr 2012)
Date of receipt of approval: 25 Aug 2012
Date of approval letter: 21 Aug 2012
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

At last i received the brown envelope :)

swr
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Post by swr » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:25 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 years UK ancestry, 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS (Islington) 12 May 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: ?
Date of debit of fees: 22 May 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: -
Date of receipt of approval: 24 August 2012 (dated 20 August)
Date of Ceremony: 21 September 2012

I did not receive an acknowledgement letter. I suspect it might have been lost when the shared maildrop at the block of flats where I live was emptied out (the timing seemed about right). This suspicion made me check the mail with paranoid frequency for the past few months, as the other letters seem to be necessary to complete the process.

The ceremony is to be in Hackney, even though I specified Islington on the form. I live in Hackney borough, but in the Brownswood area, so Islington town hall is much closer than Hackney town hall. I can't really complain though - I'm sure it's much worse for people living outside of the large cities.

Zeenci
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Post by Zeenci » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:35 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 2 yr Spouse Visa + 1 year ILR
Method of application: By Post London
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/05/2012
Date of debit of fees: 24/05/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 19/05/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 28/08/2012 issued 24/08/2012
Date of Ceremony:TBA

Finally after 3 and a half months of waiting i have just recieved my approval letter in the post along with original documents and now i am just waiting for my invitation letter.For anyone who are getting stressed over the process taking time just chill out and it WILL arrive :) good luck everyone! Woohoo

gesicht
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by gesicht » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:38 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years visa + 1ILR
Method of application: NCS (Fulham&Hammersmith) on May 21, 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: May 24, 2012
Date of debit of fees: N/A but indicated as debit on the acknowledgment letter.
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: May 26, 2012 (saturday!)
Date of receipt of approval: August 19, 2012 (Sunday), received August 22, 2012
Date of Ceremony: Spetmeber 6, 2012 in Enfield

P.S. I found that F&H Council's NCS is the cheapest in London £40

Good luck to all who is still awaiting!!! it is on its way guys. xxx

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Post by sufferhead » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:59 pm

Spouse of BC: 7.5 years Residence + 10 Days ILR.
Method of Application: NCS Southwark.
Date of Application: 30/04/2012.
Date Received by UKBA: 03/05/2012.
Debit of Fees: 05/05/2012 (Saturday). Acknowledgment also dated same but received 08/05/2012.
Date of Approval: 23/08/2012.
Date of Receipt: 28/ 08/2012.
Ceremony : Not yet Booked because am at work now.

Interim: 09/07/2012 informed UKBA through letter about change of address.
: 13/08/2012 called UKBA for confirmation of address and update and
I was inform by polite lady that application will be completed soon.
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BGrout1
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The envelope has arrived..

Post by BGrout1 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:54 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouce BC/3 YEAR ILR
Date of application: 08th MAY 2012 (POST OFFICE)
Date of debit of fees 14th May 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:15th May 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 28 August 2012 (Dated 23 August 2012)
Date of Ceremony: TBA

Came home from work to find the brown envelope in my house.
A big weight of worry has been lifted and I can say we are over the moon.
Next step the Ceremony and then apply for Passport.

Have hope people who are waiting your brown envelopes will arrive soon.

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Post by ToGodBeTheGlory » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:21 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Lawful Residence + 3 HM Forces Leave To Remain
Method of application: NCS(Oxford)
Date of Application:16/08/2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17/08/2012
Date of debit of fees: 22/08/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28/08/2012
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBA

squirrel_land
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Submitted AN form today

Post by squirrel_land » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:15 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 29 August 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 30 August 2012
Date of debit of fees: 11 Sept 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10 Sept 2012 Dated 04 Sept 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 16 Oct 2012 Dated 12 Oct 2012
Date of Ceremony: 21 Nov 2012 Public
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mik85
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Post by mik85 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:11 am

Eligibility criteria: 7 yrs EEA
Method of application: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08/05/12
Date of debit of fees: 14/05/12
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16/05/12
Date of receipt of approval: 29/08/12
Date of Ceremony: 18/09/12

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