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Maliksahb
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Maliksahb » Wed May 13, 2015 4:07 pm

Jarryd wrote:Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 Sponsored Visa (5 yrs) + 1 yr ILR
Language criteria met - Australian Citizen
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 26th March 2015
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27th March 2015
Date of acknowledgment: 18th April 2015 (dated 13th April 2015)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 13th April 2015
Date approval: 9th May 2015
Approval received:12th May 2015
Date of ceremony:28th May 2015

Good luck to all!
Congrats... my timeline is very similar so hopefully i will get approval soon as well.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by imraniqbal2010 » Wed May 13, 2015 6:36 pm

Adam2015 wrote:Hi,
I have applied late in Dec 2014.
HO receipt received 2 weeks later.
5 years EEA family residency card .
Still wating, tried to call many times but always had the same answer ( Less than 6 months...).
has anyone succeded in getting any update from HO?
UKVI are working on december 2014 applications. You should be expecting it by the end of this month.
.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by khurrum_khan123 » Wed May 13, 2015 7:14 pm

Jarryd wrote:Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 Sponsored Visa (5 yrs) + 1 yr ILR
Language criteria met - Australian Citizen
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 26th March 2015
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27th March 2015
Date of acknowledgment: 18th April 2015 (dated 13th April 2015)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 13th April 2015
Date approval: 9th May 2015
Approval received:12th May 2015
Date of ceremony:28th May 2015

Good luck to all!

congratulations.....my time line is almost same as you and waiting for an approval.....

charlesjames
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by charlesjames » Wed May 13, 2015 9:09 pm

UPDATED
charlesjames wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 6 years + 1 Year ILR + Spouse (ILR)
Method of application: NCS Southwark
Date of application: 24th March 2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25th March 2015
Date of debit of fees: 1st April 2015
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 1st April 2015 (Email), 4th April 2015 (Letter dated 30th March 2015)
Date of receipt of approval: 13th May 2015 (Dated 2nd May 2015)
Date of Ceremony: Waiting.

Fingers crossed. :roll:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by azka » Wed May 13, 2015 9:19 pm

my timeline is as follows
No of applicants: 1 Adult
Eligibility Criteria : 10 yrs + 1 yr ILR
Language criteria : UK Master's Degree
Method of application: By NCS
Date of application: 10/04/2015
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 08/05/2015
Date of acknowledgment: Received 13 May 2015 (letter Dated 7 May 2015)
Date of Bio metric letter received 13 may 2015 (Letter dated 7 May 2015) bio metric done 13 May 2015
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

Adam2015
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Adam2015 » Thu May 14, 2015 7:09 am

imraniqbal2010 wrote:
Adam2015 wrote:Hi,
I have applied late in Dec 2014.
HO receipt received 2 weeks later.
5 years EEA family residency card .
Still wating, tried to call many times but always had the same answer ( Less than 6 months...).
has anyone succeded in getting any update from HO?
UKVI are working on december 2014 applications. You should be expecting it by the end of this month.
Thanks ImranIqbal;
The thing is that My current EEA family residency is expiring in few weeks and my employer wants to see provide prove that I m eligible to work. By the way how do you know that HO is working on dec 2014 applications?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Adam2015 » Thu May 14, 2015 7:14 am

imraniqbal2010 wrote:
Adam2015 wrote:Hi,
I have applied late in Dec 2014.
HO receipt received 2 weeks later.
5 years EEA family residency card .
Still wating, tried to call many times but always had the same answer ( Less than 6 months...).
has anyone succeded in getting any update from HO?
UKVI are working on december 2014 applications. You should be expecting it by the end of this month.
Thanks ImranIqbal;
The thing is that My current EEA family residency is expiring in few weeks and my employer wants to see provide prove that I m eligible to work. By the way how do you know that HO is working on dec 2014 applications?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jabsbini » Thu May 14, 2015 7:22 am

Eligibility criteria: 3 years British Spouse (Applied with new form and fee)
Language criteria met: IELTS + Life in The UK Test
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 14/04/2015
Application Received : 15/04/2015 (tracked on royal mail site)
Payment method: Cheque
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 14/05/2015
Date of acknowledgment letter received: 13/05/2014 (dated 08/05/2014 - late clearance of fees as its a cheque payment)
Date of Biometric Letter: Waiting
Biometric Enrolment: Waiting
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by bulltaurus » Thu May 14, 2015 9:23 am

Eligibility criteria:British Spouse 3yrs(1 yr ILR)
Language criteria :ESOL B1
Current nationality:PAKISTANI
Method of application:NCS
Council name if NCS used:BARKING AND DAGENHAM
Date of application:22/04/2015
Payment method:CC
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of debit or clearance of fees:
Date of acknowledgment:
Date of Biometrics Letter Received:
Date of Biometrics Done:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by king442 » Thu May 14, 2015 10:21 am

Eligibility criteria:5 Years Tier1 General + 1 Year ILR
Language criteria : Life in UK + PBS
Method of application: NCS
Date of application:05/Feb/2015
Payment method:Debit
Date of receipt by UKBA: 06/Feb/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 26/Feb/2015
Date of acknowledgement: 17/Feb/2015
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting

Payment was not processed(not sure why. I have sufficient funds in my bank account). I have received a letter to provide the bank details again. I have transferred the funds to another account and I have sent the details to Home Office by Royal mail next day delivery. Fee deducted after 5 days

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Res » Thu May 14, 2015 5:17 pm

[quote="Res"][quote="Res"]Hi all

Eligibility criteria: 7 years
Language criteria met: B1 + Life in The UK Test
Current nationality: Romanian
Date of application: 20/02/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23/02/2015 (royal mail website check)
Payment method: Debit card
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 26/02/2015
Date of acknowledgment letter received: Didn't received
Date approval received: 14.05.2015 ( dated 11.05.15)
Date of ceremony: TBC :D

Good luck to everyone still waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by raja123456 » Thu May 14, 2015 6:23 pm

Hi all
eligblty criteria:5 years hsmp+3 years ilr
language criteria:ielts
life in uk test
date of application:4th sep 2014
method used:ncs
nationality:pakistani
additional documents requested on 20th march 2015(2 original passports,ielts and life in uk test)they asked all orignal but
i have lost life in uk test original cert and didnt even have copy so i explained in covering letter).sent on 16th april as i was abroad.
date of approval received:14.05.2015
ceremony letter still waiting
good luck to all waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by imraniqbal2010 » Thu May 14, 2015 6:54 pm

Res wrote:
Res wrote:
Res wrote:Hi all

Eligibility criteria: 7 years
Language criteria met: B1 + Life in The UK Test
Current nationality: Romanian
Date of application: 20/02/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23/02/2015 (royal mail website check)
Payment method: Debit card
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 26/02/2015
Date of acknowledgment letter received: Didn't received
Date approval received: 14.05.2015 ( dated 11.05.15)
Date of ceremony: TBC :D

Good luck to everyone still waiting
Congrats but thats out of pattern, Either december applicants or march applicants were receiving and suddenly feb started. What abt january applicants?
.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by damodarnaidugali » Fri May 15, 2015 8:39 am

Eligibility criteria:5 Years Tier1 General + 1 Year ILR
Language criteria : Life in UK + PBS
Method of application: Solicitor (Post)
Date of application:08/May/2015
Payment method:Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 11/May/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: Waiting
Date of acknowledgement: Waiting
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting
Not Sure how May Applications are progressing - still taking 6 months or processing times are reduced. Let's hope for the best

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by gryphon » Fri May 15, 2015 3:40 pm

Hi Everyone,

I've applied on the 01st April 2015 using the March 2015 form. Am I supposed to enrol biometric as well. I know the form definitely had a section on that. I haven't received any letter to enrol yet. I've seen other people on the forum who applied 2nd or 3rd week of April has had the letter to enrol biometric. As one can expect the response that can be obtained from HO. "It's still within six months window, it can come anytime between now and six months". The guy did say I will need to enrol my biometrics, but was unhelpful enough not to check or mention whether one has been sent out yet. Really confused. I don't know if the people in charge of UKVI know how the employees handle or are they just helpless like the rest of us. I would appreciate any feedback from senior members. Would it help to email them (using the address on the guidance)?
Gryphon

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Maliksahb » Fri May 15, 2015 3:52 pm

gryphon wrote:Hi Everyone,

I've applied on the 01st April 2015 using the March 2015 form. Am I supposed to enrol biometric as well. I know the form definitely had a section on that. I haven't received any letter to enrol yet. I've seen other people on the forum who applied 2nd or 3rd week of April has had the letter to enrol biometric. As one can expect the response that can be obtained from HO. "It's still within six months window, it can come anytime between now and six months". The guy did say I will need to enrol my biometrics, but was unhelpful enough not to check or mention whether one has been sent out yet. Really confused. I don't know if the people in charge of UKVI know how the employees handle or are they just helpless like the rest of us. I would appreciate any feedback from senior members. Would it help to email them (using the address on the guidance)?

Any application received HO till 6 April 2015 will be treated under old rules. you are safe.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by zah123 » Fri May 15, 2015 3:55 pm

Application Timeline Eligibility criteria: 3yr HSMP + 3yr Tier 1 + ILR Language criteria met: Life in the UK + Bachelor's Degree in English Method of application: NCS (Winchester)
Date of application: 14 April 15
Date of receipt by UKBA: Don't Know
Payment method: CC taken on 11th May 15
Acknoledgement received: 13th May 15
Biometric Letter request: 14th May 15

Regards
Zah

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by waiz89k » Fri May 15, 2015 4:30 pm

Method of application: NCS
Date of application:11/Nov/2014
Payment method:Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12/Nov/2014
Date of acknowledgement: Never rcvd
Original Docs requested: 01/May/2015
Date approval received: 14/May/2015 (Dated: 06/May/2015)
Date of ceremony: Waiting for invitation letter.

Note: Contacted HO couple of times in Dec14 n Jan15 coz of being impatient as Dec applicants were receiving approvals but answer was same "under consideration" after that I have never contacted HO not even after 6 months, dint bother but by the grace of ALLAH I have rcvd the approval.

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Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by shabba_kaka » Fri May 15, 2015 6:36 pm

I can not express my feeling When I saw two brown envelops in the mail. Unfortunately both letters belongs to land lord one from driving authority and another was from hmrc. Again Wait................

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by markuk » Fri May 15, 2015 6:48 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier 1: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: FCE Certificate
Method of application: Post
Council name if NCS used:
Date of application: 01/May/2015
Payment method: DC
Date of debit or clearance of fees: waiting
Date of acknowledgement: waiting
Date of receipt by Biometric info: waiting
Date of Submission of Biometric info:waiting
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

When will they post my original passport and residence documentation back to me then? Will it last 6 months or so? How it works?
What acknowledgement and approval dates mean from HO perspective?

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