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

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bobobo
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Post by bobobo » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:45 am

Eligibility criteria: Multiple, used 6 yrs on EEA permit (ex-eea spouse)
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 19/10/12
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/10/2012
Date of debit of fees: 24/10/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 29/10/2012 (dated 24/10/12)
Date of receipt of approval: ??
Date of ceremony: 15 January 2013 dated 27 November 12
Last edited by bobobo on Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:09 pm, edited 4 times in total.

xolile
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Naturalization Timeline

Post by xolile » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:04 am

Eligibility Criteria: 3years Spouse of BC
Method of Application: Royal Mail Special Delivery
Date of Application: 28/08/2012
Date of Receipt by UKBA: 29/08/2012
Debit of payment: 31/08/2012
Acknowledgement receipt:none received
Approval:20/10/2012 (dated 17/10/2012)
Citizenship Ceremony: 01/11/2012(private ceremony)

Good luck to anyone still waiting. It's a relief to have finally come to the end of my immigration journey.
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spoiled brat
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Post by spoiled brat » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:17 am

Eligibility criteria: long residence and 1 yr ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 11 October 2012
Received by UKBA: 12 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 17/10/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 22/10/2012 (dated 17/10/2012)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:


only sent my passport along with the completed AN form.

good luck everyone.

apply4hsmp
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Post by apply4hsmp » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years HSMP and 1 yr ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 05 August 2012 (NCS Leeds)
Received by UKBA: Not sure and Payment rejected as was messed up by NCS Leeds
Date of debit of fees: 28/08/2012 (Cheque Payment)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: None
Date of receipt of approval: 22/10/2012 (Actual Date 12/10/2012 on letter)
Date of Ceremony: TBD.

Raff9908
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Post by Raff9908 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:17 pm

Eligibility criteria: WP (5 years) + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS (Lewisham)
Date of application: 19/09/12
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/09/12
Date of debit of fees: 01/10/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28/09/2012 (dated 25/09/2012)
Date of receipt of approval: 8/11/2012 (dated 31/11/2012)
Date of ceremony: 11/12/2012

:D Glad this has come through. Good luck to everyone.
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tinah1234
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Post by tinah1234 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:48 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Indefinite Leave to Enter
Method of application: NCS (LUTON)
Date of application: 19 OCTOBER 2012 (NCS LUTON)
Received by UKBA: 22 OCTOBER 2012
Date of debit of fees: 25 OCTOBER 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: None received.
Date of receipt of approval: 24 NOVEMBER 2012 (dated 16 November)
Date of Ceremony : 4 DECEMBER
Passport Application : PENDING
Passport Interview : PENDING
Receipt of passport : PENDING

Took 25 days from the day they received the app to make the decision.
:lol: so happy!!!!!! Will probably send the passport application soon after the ceremony on the 4th of december!!
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ssachida
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Post by ssachida » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:15 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yrs Tier1 + 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Hackney, London)
Date of application: 22 Aug 2012
Received by UKBA: 25 Aug 2012
Date of debit of fees: don't remember
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 15 Oct 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 18 Oct 2012
Date of Ceremony : 16 Nov 2012
Passport Application : PENDING
Passport Interview : PENDING
Receipt of passport : PENDING
Last edited by ssachida on Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

adamboston
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Post by adamboston » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:29 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years Long residency + 1 year on ILR
Method of application: NCS (Chadderton- OLDHAM) paid £45 for form checking service.
Date of application: 22.10.2012
Received by UKBA: 24.10.2012
Date of debit of fees: 26.10.2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 01.11.2012 (letter dated 26.10.12)
Date of receipt of approval: -----------
Date of Ceremony : --------------
Passport Application : --------------
Passport Interview : --------------
Receipt of passport : -------------
Last edited by adamboston on Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:46 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Adam

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Riverpoet
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Application timeline

Post by Riverpoet » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:25 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA citizen 5yr + 1yr
Method of application: NCS (Oxford) 16 August 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17 August 2012
Date of debit of fees: 22 August 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28 August 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 22 October 2012
Date of Ceremony: 29 November 2012 (invitation by Oxford Council)

Craziness
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Post by Craziness » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:27 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years and 1 yr ILR plus 2 year old baby Section 3(1)
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 11 October 2012
Received by UKBA: 12 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 22 October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBD
Date of receipt of approval: TBD
Date of Ceremony: TBD

rachel89
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Application Time

Post by rachel89 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:57 pm

Eligibility criteria:2 years residence as spouse of British Citizen +2 weeks ILR
Method of application: NCS HENDON
Date of application: 04 Sep 2012
Date of debit of fees: 08 Sep 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:09 Sep 2012
Date of receipt of approval:01 Nov 2012 dated 23 Oct
Date of Ceremony:Private booked on 06 Nov public earliest was 20 Nov

Finally it arrived!!! So happy,Good luck everyone :D
Last edited by rachel89 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:01 pm, edited 3 times in total.

shatess
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citizenship timeline 2012

Post by shatess » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:06 pm

Method of app: POST
Date of APP : 12 Sep 2012
Debit of Fees: 15 Sep 2012
Receipt of Ack: 17 Sep 2012
Date of Aproval: 19 Oct 2012
Date of ceremony: To B Booked

Really Happy... Took a total of just 5 weeks!

tahnyuh
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Post by tahnyuh » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:59 pm

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myegin11
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Post by myegin11 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:28 pm

Yay! Received acceptance letter for naturalisation application:

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yr (WP + HSMP + Tier1) + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Hounslow)
Dat of NCS appointment: 13 August 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16 August 2012
Date of debit of fees: Paid by Banker's draft
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Not sure
Date of approval letter: 12 October 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 23 October 2012
Date of Ceremony: 01 November 2012

indian2176
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Naturalisation timeframe

Post by indian2176 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:57 am

Eligibility criteria: 5yr (HSMP/Tier 1) + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Tunbridge Wells)
Date of application: 22nd August 2012
Date of debit of fees: 26th August 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28th August 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 14th October 2012
Date of Ceremony: 20th November 2012
:lol:

doc_S
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Post by doc_S » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:48 am

Eligibility criteria: HSMP/Tier1 (5yr) + ILR (1yr)
Method of application: NCS Dudley
Date of application with NCS: 15th August 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA:16th August 2012
Date of debit of fees: 21st August 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 25th August 2012 (Dated 21st Aug)
Date of receipt of approval: 25/10/12. Letter dated 19/10/12
Date of Ceremony: 27/11/12. But might change it to an earlier private ceremony if available.

Finally, the most awaited four brown envelops arrived this morning along with a ceremony invitation letter from the council. :D

Donking1
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Post by Donking1 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:22 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1yr ILR & MNI 3(1)
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 26th October 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA:29th October 2012
Date of debit of fees:30th October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 3rd November, 2012 (dated 30/10/2012)
Date of receipt of approval:27/11/2012 (Dated 23/11/2012)
Date of Ceremony:Pending
Last edited by Donking1 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:51 am, edited 6 times in total.

Mouse294
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Post by Mouse294 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:05 pm

Eligibility criteria: 3 year residence as spouse of British Citizen
Method of application: NCS (Newbury)
Date of appointment: 13 September 2012
Received by UKBA: 14 September 2012
Date of debit of fees: 17 September 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 18 September 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 21 October 2012


:P Super Quick!

bunty4ILR
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Post by bunty4ILR » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:36 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1yr ILR and 5 days
Method of application: NCS (Stockport)
Date of application: 26th October 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29th October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 31st October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 5th November 2012 (dated 31st October 2012)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of ceremony:
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Eyescoco
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British citizenship processing time

Post by Eyescoco » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:30 pm

ILR received on 16 August 2012 (5 years work permit and married to a British citizen)
Application for citizenship processed at Barnet NCS on Thursday 30 August 2012
Fees taken 7 September 2012
Acknowledgment letter received 15 September 2012 (dated 6 September 2012)
Approval letter received Friday 26 October 2012 (dated 18 October 2012)
Citizenship ceremony Friday 2 November 2012 at Haringey Council.

Process time: 8 weeks from submitting the application

Any advice I may give to anyone going through it would be to ensure that you provide all the relevant paperwork and some patience, the application is straight forward.

Good luck to all of you going through it and I hope this post will assist you.

Regards

ric1982
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Post by ric1982 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:54 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (WP+Tier1)
Method of application: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 8/09/2012
Date of debit of fees: 13/09/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 14//09/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 25/10/2012
Date of Ceremony: 26/10/2012

ggUK
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Post by ggUK » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:16 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 yr HSMP JR/Tier 1 + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 17/10/2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/10/2012
Date of debit of fees: 29/10/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 03/11/2012 (dated 29/10/2012)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
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dr_raihan29
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Post by dr_raihan29 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:19 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: HSMP JR/TEIR 1 5 yrs +ILR 1 yr
Method of application: NCS (Hammersmith) 18th Oct 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA:22nd Oct 2012
Date of debit of fees:31st Oct 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 5th nov(dated 30th oct)
Date of DAT1 police clearance(FOR NI ONLY) request/submission: Pending
Date of receipt of approval: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending
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mfsuk
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naturalization application

Post by mfsuk » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:36 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: ; 5 years (work permit and tier 1) + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS (Red Bridge) applied on 17th october
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19th october ( 19/10/2012 )
Date of debit of fees: 30th October ( 30/10/2012 )
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 03 November ( 03/11/2012 )
Date of receipt of approval: tbc
Date of Ceremony:tbc
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ironrose
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Post by ironrose » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:54 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: ; 5 years (work permit, HSMP, Tier 1) + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS (Sutton)
Date of application: 7th September 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10th September 2012
Date of debit of fees: 11th September 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 15th September 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 31st October 2012 (yesterday) dated 23rd October 2012
Date of Ceremony:01st November 2012 (Today 2PM)

Good Luck to everyone.

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