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Bingo_123
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bingo_123 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:52 pm

11 days in post, thats horrible. but glad you got it, congrats

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by abdik1980 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:00 pm

Bingo_123 wrote:11 days in post, thats horrible. but glad you got it, congrats

Thank you so much. :)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by vanillaskies » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:01 pm

So I noticed that some cases receive the approval without an acknowledgement. Is this common?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by zabizabi » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:30 pm

guys just received a call from my friend that he has a brown envelop for me. OOOO My God I don't know yet will go home after 1 hour.what it will be .

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by navodwickra » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:36 pm

zabizabi wrote:guys just received a call from my friend that he has a brown envelop for me. OOOO My God I don't know yet will go home after 1 hour.what it will be .
probably good new :) good luck!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by zabizabi » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:35 pm

navodwickra wrote:
zabizabi wrote:guys just received a call from my friend that he has a brown envelop for me. OOOO My God I don't know yet will go home after 1 hour.what it will be .
probably good new :) good luck!
NA NA , Its not home office letter lol sorry, Brown envelop making me confused lol

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by akhurshid » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:43 pm

vanillaskies wrote:So I noticed that some cases receive the approval without an acknowledgement. Is this common?
Only if post gets lost.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by imraniqbal2010 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:49 pm

Application Timeline 
Eligibility criteria: 10years Long residency + Spouse of a british national,
Method of application: NCS Merton
Date of Application: 10/02/2015
Date receipt by ukvi: 11/02/2015
Date of Fee Deducted: 16/02/2015
acknowledgement receipt: 17/02/2015 via email
Approval Date: waiting 
Cermemony: waiting
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by everyday_4_u » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:58 pm

ethod of Application: NCS
Date of Application: 21-01-2015
Eligibility Criteria : Spouse (3 years)
Application Received Date: 22-01-2015
Payment Method and Clearance: CC cleared on 29-01-2015
Date Of Acknowledgment: 02-02-2015 Letter dated (28-01-2015)
Approval: Waiting
Date Of Ceremony: Waiting

iconavdeep
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by iconavdeep » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:27 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year Tier 1 and Tier 2 +12 Month ILR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK + UK Naric
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used:NewHam
Date of application: 29/01/2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 30 Jan 2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 06/02/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 18th Feb 2015 by Post(Letter Dated 5th Feb 2015)

Date approval received: Waitting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by funnyboi » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:51 pm

Any January applicants still waiting for approval letter to come?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by everyday_4_u » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:09 pm

funnyboi wrote:Any January applicants still waiting for approval letter to come?
Yes, i am waiting for approval. Applied on 21st January 2015 through NCS and received acknowledgment on 02 Feb 2015 dated 28-01-2015. Do not know how long they will take and how they decide application because i have seen people waiting for more then six months but on other hand some people got approval with in 3 weeks. Keeping finger crossed.

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Post by Ilr180 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:10 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year WP and Tier 2 +12 months ILR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK + UK Degree
Current nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Reading
Date of application: 22/01/2015
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26 Jan 2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 30/01/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 5th Feb 2015 by Post(Letter Dated 30th Jan 2015) + Email received on 30th Jan (found in Junk Mail)

Date approval received: Waiting

funnyboi
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by funnyboi » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:28 pm

everyday_4_u wrote:
funnyboi wrote:Any January applicants still waiting for approval letter to come?
Yes, i am waiting for approval. Applied on 21st January 2015 through NCS and received acknowledgment on 02 Feb 2015 dated 28-01-2015. Do not know how long they will take and how they decide application because i have seen people waiting for more then six months but on other hand some people got approval with in 3 weeks. Keeping finger crossed.
I have applied on 12th Jan and still waiting. I know, I have seen people receiving the approval letter within couple weeks or so but some others are still waiting after few months. So, I really don't know how HO deals with applications. Just waiting game and hoping to comes anytime soon

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by navodwickra » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:16 am

funnyboi wrote:
everyday_4_u wrote:
funnyboi wrote:Any January applicants still waiting for approval letter to come?
Yes, i am waiting for approval. Applied on 21st January 2015 through NCS and received acknowledgment on 02 Feb 2015 dated 28-01-2015. Do not know how long they will take and how they decide application because i have seen people waiting for more then six months but on other hand some people got approval with in 3 weeks. Keeping finger crossed.
I have applied on 12th Jan and still waiting. I know, I have seen people receiving the approval letter within couple weeks or so but some others are still waiting after few months. So, I really don't know how HO deals with applications. Just waiting game and hoping to comes anytime soon
I know a whole family who got the approval letter with in two weeks. I applied on 6th of February via NCS and they've deducted money on 13th February and I haven't even got an acknowledgement letter yet.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by navodwickra » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:17 am

zabizabi wrote:
navodwickra wrote:
zabizabi wrote:guys just received a call from my friend that he has a brown envelop for me. OOOO My God I don't know yet will go home after 1 hour.what it will be .
probably good new :) good luck!
NA NA , Its not home office letter lol sorry, Brown envelop making me confused lol
Oh well :( hope it comes soon :)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mishraam » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:06 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: Life in UK + Degree taught in English + IELTS
Method of application: Redbridge Council NCS ( Paid only £ 84 for 2 adults)
Date of application: 26/01/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/01/2015 ( Postal tracking )
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 02/02/2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgment Post: 05/02/2015 ( Dated 02/02/2015 )
Date approval received: 19/02/2015 (Dated 07/02/2015 )
Date of ceremony invitation received: 19/02/2015 (Dated 17/02/2015 )
Date of ceremony: 04/03/2015

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Post by hs-french » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:44 pm

Eligibility Criteria: 6 Years (EEA National Exercising EC Treaty Rights)
Current Nationality: French
Language Criteria Met: Life in UK + Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English, B2)
Application Method: NCS (Bedford)
Payment Method: Debit Card
Application Date: 15/7/14
Acknowledgement Letter Dated: 31/7/14
Acknowledgement Letter Received: 4/8/14
Payment Clearance: early August 2014
Approval Letter Dated: 14/2/15
Approval Letter Received: 19/2/15
Ceremony: Booked

I thank everyone who shared their experiences on this forum. My best wishes of good luck to those who are still waiting. I hope you all get sorted soon.

nasirhq
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nasirhq » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:54 pm

nasirhq wrote:My timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5yrs Tier 1 + 1yr ILR
Number of Applications: 2
Nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: NCS Newbury
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09/02/2015
Date of debit of fees: 12/02/2015 (mode of payment was CC)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 18th Feb (dated 12th Feb)
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

Rahel1984
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rahel1984 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:02 pm

hs-french wrote:Eligibility Criteria: 6 Years (EEA National Exercising EC Treaty Rights)
Current Nationality: French
Language Criteria Met: Life in UK + Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English, B2)
Application Method: NCS (Bedford)
Payment Method: Debit Card
Application Date: 15/7/14
Acknowledgement Letter Dated: 31/7/14
Acknowledgement Letter Received: 4/8/14
Payment Clearance: early August 2014
Approval Letter Dated: 14/2/15
Approval Letter Received: 19/2/15
Ceremony: Booked

I thank everyone who shared their experiences on this forum. My best wishes of good luck to those who are still waiting. I hope you all get sorted soon.
Congratulations. Did u get 6+ months letter as well? Saying it might take another 3-6 months.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by hs-french » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:04 pm

Rahel1984 wrote:
hs-french wrote:Eligibility Criteria: 6 Years (EEA National Exercising EC Treaty Rights)
Current Nationality: French
Language Criteria Met: Life in UK + Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English, B2)
Application Method: NCS (Bedford)
Payment Method: Debit Card
Application Date: 15/7/14
Acknowledgement Letter Dated: 31/7/14
Acknowledgement Letter Received: 4/8/14
Payment Clearance: early August 2014
Approval Letter Dated: 14/2/15
Approval Letter Received: 19/2/15
Ceremony: Booked

I thank everyone who shared their experiences on this forum. My best wishes of good luck to those who are still waiting. I hope you all get sorted soon.
Congratulations. Did u get 6+ months letter as well? Saying it might take another 3-6 months.
Thank you. No I did not receive that letter.

Bingo_123
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bingo_123 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:38 pm

by god's grace i got my approval today.
i applied on 21st jan
thanks to all of you guys and those who are waiting, please remain hopeful, its on the way

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Minz25 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:25 pm

Everyone who received the 3-6month letter, have you got your approvals yet? Or should we just hope to hear in May after the general elections. Frustrating to say the least.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by losthope » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:06 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of EEA national (No PR - 6 year rule)
Language criteria met : Various English courses (Courses recognised on ofqual register - NVQ Level 3) + Life in The UK Test
Method of application: Solicitor
Date of application: 01/10/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: Not sure
Date of acknowledgment: 11/10/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: Sometime after the 04/10/2014
Date approval received: 19/02/2015 (dated 17/02/2015)
Date of ceremony: Awaiting ceremony letter

Finally!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Goodluck to everyone, I know the wait is torture!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by bodiam15 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:30 am

funnyboi wrote:Any January applicants still waiting for approval letter to come?
I applied on the 22nd of Jan 15 and I'm still waiting for the approval letter...

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