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

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Kevinr
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Post by Kevinr » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:33 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 2yr ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25 Sept 2012
Date of debit of fees: 29 Sept 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 3 Oct 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 12 Nov 2012
Date of Ceremony: 27 Nov 2012
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ghummy
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Post by ghummy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:04 am

update.....

Eligibility criteria: spouse visa and 1 Year ILR
Method of application: Postal 27/07/2012
Date of debit of fees: 28/07/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 30/07/2012
Date of approval: 01/10/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 04/10/2012
Date of Ceremony

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CR001
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Post by CR001 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:39 pm

My Application Timeline as follows :

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of British Citizen (resident in UK for almost 4 years)
Method of application: NCS Bromley, Kent
Date of NCS Appointment : 4th October 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10th October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 13th October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 19th October 2012 (letter dated 13th October 2012)
Date of receipt of approval: 21st November 2012 (dated 16th November)
Date of Ceremony: 11th December 2012

Thanks

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vij_sp_1980
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Post by vij_sp_1980 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: Work Permit > HSMP > T1G extension > ILR
Method of application: NCS Reading
Date of application: 19/07/2012
Date of debit of fees: 31/07/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: did not receive
Date of approval letter: 01/10/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 05/10/2012
Date of Ceremony: 18th October ( booked private and costed me 130 pounds!)

Cheers
SP
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grape
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my time line

Post by grape » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: eea family member 5yrs + 12 months permanent residence
Method of application: NCS Derby
Date of NCS Appointment :24th september 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA:26th september 2012
Date of debit of fees:01 october 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 03 october 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 01 november 2012
Date of Ceremony: awaiting
Last edited by grape on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Bhutta144
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Re: Approval :)

Post by Bhutta144 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:57 pm

Eligibility criteria: 4 years HSMP (jr) + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Redbridge 12/07/2012
Date of debit of fees: 24/07/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 27/07/2012
Date of approval: 01/10/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 06/10/2012
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

CHEEKY MONKEY
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Post by CHEEKY MONKEY » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:22 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of British Citizen
Method of application: post on 14/09/2012
Date of debit of fees: 21/09/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:02/10/2012
Date of approval:24/10/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 25/10/2012
Date of Ceremony:

Good luck to all people still waiting.
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constantine
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Post by constantine » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:31 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3 yrs married to BC + ILR
Method of application: NCS (Enfield) 25/04/2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/04/2012
Date of debit of fees: 02/05/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 2/05/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 29/09/2012 (letter dated 19/09/2012
Date of Ceremony: 11/10/2012 could have had 04/10/2012 couldn't make it

22 weeks wait

sainird
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Post by sainird » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:34 am

One of My Family Member's Application timeline:

5 YEAR HSMP JR
APPLICATION RCVD BY HO 24/07/2012
APPROVAL RCVD 06/10/2012

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Post by ams3177 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:21 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs WP/Tier-1 + 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Hatfield) 26/07/2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/07/2012
Date of debit of fees: 02/08/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 05/08/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 05/10/2012 (letter dated 27/09/2012)
Date of Ceremony: Not yet booked

porandojin2
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Post by porandojin2 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:48 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years EEA + 1years PR
Method of application: NCS Milton Keynes
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20 July 2012 
Date of debit of fees: 30 July 2012 (from the statement)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: issued on 29 July 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 6 october 2012 dated 28 September 2012
Date of Ceremony: 21 November 2012
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Post by callaway570 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:46 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs WP/Tier-1 + 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Kingston) 13/08/2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: cant remember
Date of debit of fees: cant remember
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: cant remember
Date of receipt of approval: 06/10/2012 (letter dated 01/10/2012)
Date of Ceremony: Not yet booked

vinovino
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Timeline

Post by vinovino » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:00 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA 5 Year + PR 1 year (joint 2 adults 1 child )
Method of application: NCS Manchester
Date receipt by UKBA: 12th July 2012
Date of debit of fees: 27th July 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgment: 2nd August 2012
Date of approval: 4th October 2012
Received: 8th October 2012
Date of ceremony: Awaiting


Wish you all the best to each and every one.

Thanks !

ash210
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Post by ash210 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 4 Years WP +1 Year Tier1+ 1 year ILR (joint 1 adult 2 children )
Method of application: Solicitor
Date receipt by UKBA: 2nd August 2012
Date of debit of fees: 9th August 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgment: Did not receive
Date of approval: 8th October 2012
Received: 9th October 2012( sent pre paid special delivery envelope with Form AN)
Date of ceremony: Awaiting will book private

bigchemist
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Post by bigchemist » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:48 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 2 Yr HSMP, 3 Yr T1-gen gave me ILR + Married to BC
Method of application: NCS Worcestershire
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12 Sept 2012
Date of debit of fees: 17 Sept 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 19 Sep 2012 (? - not sure of letter date)
Date of receipt of approval: 14 Nov 2012 (Dated 03 Nov 2012)
Date of Ceremony: 18 Dec 2012
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umb
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Application Timeline

Post by umb » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:45 pm

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5 years WP + 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Enfield
Date of application: 11-JUL-2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 13-JUL-2012
Date of debit of fees: 23-JUL-2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 27-JUL-2012 dated 23-JUL-2012
Date of receipt of approval: 05-OCT-2012 dated 29-SEP-2012
Date of ceremony: 11-OCT-2012 booked on 08-OCT-2012


Note: Took exactly 3 months from application to getting the certificate.

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Post by alexpompey » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: EU + 1year ILR
Method of application: RM Special Delivery
Date of application: 30/05/2012
Date of debit of fees: 12/06/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 14/06/2012
Date of approval letter: 16/09/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 23/09/2012
Date of Ceremony: 16/10/2012


Best of luck,

Thanks

staines123
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by staines123 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:45 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years work permit + 1 year ILR (Joint Application)
Method of application: NCS-Windsor
Date of application : 29 August 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 01 September 2012
Date of debit of fees: 01 September 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 05 September 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 31 October 2012 (dated 24 October 2012)
Date of Ceremony: 02 November 2012 (private in Weybridge at total cost £115 for both of us) Next available public ceremony was at Kingston on 28 November 2012

I have just completed the ceremony. As it was only for my wife and myself it took 15 mins. The atmosphere was really nice and everyone were so polite to make you feel proud to be British. I am now off to passport application and see you at Passport Application Timeline :D

Passport arrival date: 13/11/2012

Total time from Naturalisation to Passport is exactly 11 weeks.

I would like to thank amazing people in this forum. Cheerio...
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bansal82
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Naturalisation

Post by bansal82 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:49 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (1yr WP + 2yrs HSMP + 2yrs Tier1 + 1yr ILR)
Method of application: NCS (Sheffield)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 07 Sep 2012
Date of debit of fees: 11 Sep 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 14 Sep 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 31 October 2012 (approval date 22 October 2012)
Date of Ceremony: 13 November 2012
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nassarmk
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Post by nassarmk » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:36 pm

Eligibility criteria : spouse of BC
Method of application: 11/07/12 NCS Barnt
Date of receipt by ukba 12/07/12
Date of debit of fees 24/07/12
Receipt of approval 01/10/12
Date of ceremony 07/11/12

dont123
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IN 60 DAYS RESULT

Post by dont123 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:15 pm

Eligibility criteria: student 2.2 yrs + 2 yrs spouse of BC+ 4th month of ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 01/08/2012
Date of debit of fees: 03/08/12
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/08/12
Receipt of approval:06/10/12
Ceremony Invitation Letter:15/10/2012
Date of ceremony: 29/10/12
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sonrak
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Naturalisation timeline

Post by sonrak » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:48 pm

Application submitted: 18th July (NCS)
Fee deducted: 28th July
Acknowledgement received: beginning of August.
Approval received: 12th October (dated 3th October)

Note - I did not have the marriage certificate but a statement to this effect in front of a magistrate in India which states that our marriage had taken place as per the traditional Hindu customs in India. NCS lady had commented that she has seen such papers before and they were accepted.

jk8976
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Naturalisation timeline

Post by jk8976 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yr (WP + T2) + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 31st July 2012
Date of debit of fees: 13th Aug 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10th Aug 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 13th Oct 2012
Date of Ceremony: TBC

polly_s
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Finally meeeeee!!

Post by polly_s » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:28 pm

Eligibility criteria: 3 year Spouse of BC
Method of application: NCS (Edinburgh)
Date of application: 22/06/2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: Unknown
Date of debit of fees: 13/07/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval: 03.10.2012 got the letter on12-13.10.2012
Date of ceremony:waiting for the letter from the council

yezhik
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Hurray!

Post by yezhik » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:39 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs + 1 yr ILR + spouse of BC
Method of application: NCS (Edinburgh)
Date of application: 08/08/2012
Date of debit of fees: 13/08/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 15/08/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 19/10/2012
Date of ceremony:26/10/2012

67 days from debit of fees
Good luck!

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