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jabajaw
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Return of documents

Post by jabajaw » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:19 pm

Please can someone advise how long it takes for UKBA to return documents once they have been requested for online. I applied on 31/07/2014 (postal), still waiting for a response. We are travelling overseas during the last two weeks of December and need to plan my request for return of documents.
Please also advise online link to request for return of documents.
Many Thanks

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mrsbean » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:16 am

Finally got the approval - here is my update!

Eligibility criteria: Married to BC 3 years, including 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK + Educated in the United States (university degree (diplomas) for Bachelors & MBA)
Current nationality: Ukrainian
Method of application: NCS Islington
Date of application: 01/09/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02/09/2014 (DX secure)
Date of acknowledgment: 10/09/2014 (letter dated 05/09/2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 08/09/2014
Date approval received: 31/10/2014 (letter received on 08/11/2014)
Date of ceremony: 01/12/2014 (letter received from the Islington Council, but trying to reschedule for November)

That's it... Super happy and thanks for everyone's support. Now will be checking passport threads :D

go2khurram
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by go2khurram » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:28 am

go2khurram wrote: Update...
No of Application: 1 Adult + 3 Kids
Eligibility Criteria : Spouse of BC
Language criteria : Trinity B1 Exam
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Manchester City
Date of application: 22/10/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23/10/2014
Date of acknowledgment: 07/11/2014 (Via eMail
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 06/11/2014
Date approval received: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC
*please do not take this as professional advice**

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Samaralady » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:55 pm

LucyB wrote:EU citizen, live in UK 6 years, married to Brit 5 years
Special delivery 1/9/14
Fee taken 8/9/14
no news since, no receipt

Does anyone know how to get in touch with the home office?

Thank you
Hi Lucy,

allegedly their phone number is 0300 123 2253, but I haven't tried it yet. I'm in the same boat as you (EU citizen, been in the UK for 10 years, just not married). I applied on 16 June if I remember correctly. I got some form of letter from them confirming that they had received my application but my payment had bounced, I then re-sent payment (which was accepted) and I haven't heard from them since. You can email them on ukbanationalityenquiries@ukba.gov.uk, but all you'll get is some automated reply providing links that won't help you.

Best of luck with your application.

Kx
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tah » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:41 pm

No of Application: 2 Adults
Eligibility Criteria : 5 yr work-permit holder + 1 yr ILR
Language criteria : B1
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: East Ham, London
Date of application: 19/10/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/10/2014
Date of acknowledgment: 03/11/2014 (Via eMail
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 01/11/2014
Date approval received: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC[/quote][/quote]

Fingers crossed! :)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bhupal » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:46 pm

Eligibility criteria: Student 10 years + 1 year ILR
Number of Applicants: 1
Language criteria met: LIUK & B1
Method of application: NCS (Brent Council)
Date of application: 13/10/14
Payment method Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: I have not received letter
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 28/10/14
Date of acknowledgment: TBC
Date approval received: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mkashifakram » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:48 pm

AmITheStig wrote:Eligibility criteria: Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Number of Applicants: 2 (Self + Spouse)
Language criteria met: LIUK & UK Degree
Method of application: NCS (Maidstone)
Date of application: 09/10/14
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 13/10/14
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 24/10/14
Date of acknowledgment: 27/10/14
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting
Hi, hope everything goes well for you. Can you please advise how much fee you have paid in total for yourself and spouse for this application. Im trying to find this answer and unfortunately no luck.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by terreis » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:44 pm

Those of you who have had approvals already, do you know if referees are always contacted or not? My referees have still not been contacted, and I applied on 2 June via NCS ...

My qualifying criteria: EEA national in the country for 10+ years, working legally for 5, since finishing studies, and married to BC for 7, but NO ILR, which seems to be a terrible black mark). Needless to say, I still haven't heard anything, and as post has been and gone today, today isn't the day either. I'm starting to wonder if they are blacklisting EEA nationals, and really regretting giving them £1k of my money, when they are already getting enough through mine and my husband's taxes... :cry: :shock: :cry:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by akhurshid » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:59 pm

terreis wrote:Those of you who have had approvals already, do you know if referees are always contacted or not? My referees have still not been contacted, and I applied on 2 June via NCS ...
My referees weren't contacted.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rahel1984 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:01 pm

terreis wrote:Those of you who have had approvals already, do you know if referees are always contacted or not? My referees have still not been contacted, and I applied on 2 June via NCS ...

My qualifying criteria: EEA national in the country for 10+ years, working legally for 5, since finishing studies, and married to BC for 7, but NO ILR, which seems to be a terrible black mark). Needless to say, I still haven't heard anything, and as post has been and gone today, today isn't the day either. I'm starting to wonder if they are blacklisting EEA nationals, and really regretting giving them £1k of my money, when they are already getting enough through mine and my husband's taxes... :cry: :shock: :cry:
In most cases they dnt contact referees. They only contact referees if they need more information about you.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by a7medibrahim » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:38 pm

Hi guys I applied on 13 June 2014 , still waiting because of application was on hold because of English requirement as I send new English test to them , any one else still waiting .????

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nkim2222 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:39 pm

Hey my mates for 10years .pliz sit back and wait for 6 months. .its only 5 yrs and by chance marriages wich are taken 2 to 3 months..But for us 10 years pple they d not in a hurry even though we pay similar taxes. .

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by AmITheStig » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:57 pm

AmITheStig wrote:Eligibility criteria: Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Number of Applicants: 2 (Self + Spouse)
Language criteria met: LIUK & UK Degree
Method of application: NCS (Maidstone)
Date of application: 09/10/14
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 13/10/14
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 24/10/14
Date of acknowledgment: 27/10/14
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting



Hi, hope everything goes well for you. Can you please advise how much fee you have paid in total for yourself and spouse for this application. Im trying to find this answer and unfortunately no luck.
Unfortunately there is no 'joint application' system for naturalisation (anymore!).. Each application is processed separately irrespective of whether you are applying for self or self+partner (i.e. £906 per application submitted).
In my case (self + spouse) I paid £1812 (£906 + £906).. Hope this helps!

BTW if you are applying by post, you can send both your applications in a single 'special delivery' envelope; and if you are applying via NCS you need to book/pay for two appointments (self and partner).

Rahel1984
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rahel1984 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:09 pm

nkim2222 wrote:Hey my mates for 10years .pliz sit back and wait for 6 months. .its only 5 yrs and by chance marriages wich are taken 2 to 3 months..But for us 10 years pple they d not in a hurry even though we pay similar taxes. .
I applied on 8th of July as a spouse of a BC . Over 4 months now still no news. Hoping for good result if they grab my application from the bottom of the pile within 6 months period. :(

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by a7medibrahim » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:23 pm

I'm spouse of bc aswell, 5month waiting..!!!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by goldfish80 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm

No of Application: 1 Adults
Eligibility Criteria : 10 yrs + 1 yr ILR
Language criteria : UK Degree
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: London
Date of application: 07/11/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08/11/2014
Date of acknowledgment: TBC
Date of debit or clearance of fees: TBC
Date approval received: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC

could anybody please tell me if there is a spread sheet for this!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by manchesterpk001 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:26 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 year Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS - Manchester
Date of receipt by UKBA: 05/09/2014
Date of debit of fees: 09/09/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 09/09/2014
Date of receipt of approval: 08/11/2014
Date of Ceremony: 12/11/2014

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tess_m_oz » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:02 am

[quote="tess_m_oz"][quote="tess_m_oz"]
Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Westminster)
Date of application: 29 August 2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 3 Sept 2014
Date of debit of fees: 3 Sept 2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 6 Sept 2014
Date of receipt of approval: 12 Nov 2014
Date of approval letter: 31 Oct 2014
Date of Ceremony: 15 Dec 2014

So essentially a two month turn around, very pleased! Thanks to everyone for posting updates, it's been reassuring to know others have been going through the same thing as me.

Best of luck to all who are waiting!!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ind2 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:01 am

Application Timeline Update (Sorry for the late update)
Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1year (Applying six years after ILR)
Method of application: NCS (Barking and Dagenham)
Date of application: 31/07/2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 01/08/2014 (By checking Royal mail Track and Trace)
Date of debit of fees: 12/08/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 15/08/2014
Date of receipt of approval:21/10/2014 - 24/10/2014 (Can't tell exact date as I was on holiday)
Date of Ceremony: 03/11/2014
Receipt of Naturalisation certificate: 03/11/2014

I was lucky to get the ceremony early and places were available. I ringed the council immediately after I came back from the holidays and seeing the approval letter.
Thanks for the forum contributors. Good luck to all who have applied and waiting for their approval.
I'll post my updates on the Passport section of the forum.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by v2rfrendz » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:50 am

Hi All,

I have recieved my letter confirming that my application for British Citizenship has been approved and I have my Oath ceremony booked for next week. Can you please let me know what the next steps are and how I can apply for a British passport or is there a thread with this information?

Thanks and regards,

v2rfrendz

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