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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by bulltaurus » Fri May 22, 2015 4:12 pm

bulltaurus wrote:
bulltaurus wrote:
bulltaurus wrote: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: 24/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 18/05/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 21/05/2015
Date of Biometrics Letter Received: 21/05/2015
Date of Biometrics Done: 22/05/2015
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:
Biometrics done. See update above

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by egoneo » Fri May 22, 2015 4:20 pm

nvijay wrote:Latest stats for Q1 2015

No of Applications reeived :39,441
Decision Taken to grant :36,658
Refused : :2,425
Home office might be being sly here. Yes they received 39411 Applications but the applications granted could have been from july last year.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nvijay » Fri May 22, 2015 5:06 pm

egoneo wrote:
nvijay wrote:Latest stats for Q1 2015

No of Applications reeived :39,441
Decision Taken to grant :36,658
Refused : :2,425
Home office might be being sly here. Yes they received 39411 Applications but the applications granted could have been from july last year.
Yes, We have to till we get the break down of every months statistics , because from their previous statistics by 31 dec 2014, they had around 10,000 pending?? if we add that to the equation, then the figures would be around 50,000 (in total) still 14,000 pending??? :lol:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by members » Fri May 22, 2015 6:19 pm

nvijay wrote:
egoneo wrote:
nvijay wrote:Latest stats for Q1 2015

No of Applications reeived :39,441
Decision Taken to grant :36,658
Refused : :2,425
Home office might be being sly here. Yes they received 39411 Applications but the applications granted could have been from july last year.
Yes, We have to till we get the break down of every months statistics , because from their previous statistics by 31 dec 2014, they had around 10,000 pending?? if we add that to the equation, then the figures would be around 50,000 (in total) still 14,000 pending??? :lol:
You guys are absolutely spot on! It is the number of applications that HO received during the FQ of 2015, but approvals and refusals could be from ancient times!! Such a deceitful statistic :shock:

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Post by imraniqbal2010 » Fri May 22, 2015 8:32 pm

nvijay wrote:
egoneo wrote:
nvijay wrote:Latest stats for Q1 2015

No of Applications reeived :39,441
Decision Taken to grant :36,658
Refused : :2,425
Home office might be being sly here. Yes they received 39411 Applications but the applications granted could have been from july last year.
Yes, We have to till we get the break down of every months statistics , because from their previous statistics by 31 dec 2014, they had around 10,000 pending?? if we add that to the equation, then the figures would be around 50,000 (in total) still 14,000 pending??? :lol:
You guys are absolutely spot on! It is the number of applications that HO received during the FQ of 2015, but approvals and refusals could be from ancient times!! Such a deceitful statistic :shock:[/quote]

But 39441 applications in just 3 months? What we seen from previous FOI that normally they get 7 to 8 thousands application a month but if its true that means on average they got more than 13 thousands a month.
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nvijay » Fri May 22, 2015 9:22 pm

From Jan & Feb timelines, I dont think there were 13000 a month, I know it is a fraction on the board, there are many who doesn't know about this forum! may be on March it is possible, but it is a guess!, we are not sure un till we get the exact figures! on recent FOI request HO replied, break down will be published later in this year(Diplomatic answers again).

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kalpitsom » Sat May 23, 2015 9:26 am

Eligibility criteria: 2 yrs HSMP & 3 Years Tier 1 + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: Life in the UK + IELTS expired
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 28/03/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 31/03/2015
Date of debit of fees: 08/04/2015
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Never received
Date of receipt of approval: 22/05/2015
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Post by Kinye » Sat May 23, 2015 11:09 am

[quote="Kinye"]Hi, I have been Silence following this page since I submitted my application last month,

And this is my timeline

Eligibility Criteria : 2 years British spouse visa +2 years ILR
Language criteria : IELTS (expired 5 years ago but NCS at Redbridge confirmed that this is ok with HO)+ life in the UK TEST
Date of application : 09/01/2015 ( NCS REDBRIDGE)
Date received by HO : 13/01/2015 (by Royal Mail track number)
Date of clearance of fees : 19/01/2015
Date of acknowledgement : 23/01/2015 ( letter dated on19/ 01/2015)
Date of approval : 23/05/2015 (letter date 18/05/2015)
Date of ceremony : waiting

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Post by jabsbini » Sat May 23, 2015 11:48 am

Kinye wrote:
Kinye wrote:Hi, I have been Silence following this page since I submitted my application last month,

And this is my timeline

Eligibility Criteria : 2 years British spouse visa +2 years ILR
Language criteria : IELTS (expired 5 years ago but NCS at Redbridge confirmed that this is ok with HO)+ life in the UK TEST
Date of application : 09/01/2015 ( NCS REDBRIDGE)
Date received by HO : 13/01/2015 (by Royal Mail track number)
Date of clearance of fees : 19/01/2015
Date of acknowledgement : 23/01/2015 ( letter dated on19/ 01/2015)
Date of approval : 23/05/2015 (letter date 18/05/2015)
Date of ceremony : waiting
Wow I didn't know that HO accepts expired IELTS, I gave a new IELTS exam to apply for my ILR in April 2014 (I had an expired IETLS but thought its not valid anymore so gave another exam) , submitted the same valid IELTS for Naturalisation in April 2015 :cry:

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Post by Kinye » Sat May 23, 2015 11:59 am

jabsbini wrote:
Kinye wrote:
Kinye wrote:Hi, I have been Silence following this page since I submitted my application last month,

And this is my timeline

Eligibility Criteria : 2 years British spouse visa +2 years ILR
Language criteria : IELTS (expired 5 years ago but NCS at Redbridge confirmed that this is ok with HO)+ life in the UK TEST
Date of application : 09/01/2015 ( NCS REDBRIDGE)
Date received by HO : 13/01/2015 (by Royal Mail track number)
Date of clearance of fees : 19/01/2015
Date of acknowledgement : 23/01/2015 ( letter dated on19/ 01/2015)
Date of approval : 23/05/2015 (letter date 18/05/2015)
Date of ceremony : waiting
Wow I didn't know that HO accepts expired IELTS, I gave a new IELTS exam to apply for my ILR in April 2014 (I had an expired IETLS but thought its not valid anymore so gave another exam) , submitted the same valid IELTS for Naturalisation in April 2015 :cry:
You can use expired IELTS for neutralisation even if you haven't used it before for visa application. But for ILR you can't unless you have used it for previous visa application .

https://www.gov.uk/english-language

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Post by shabba_kaka » Sat May 23, 2015 12:49 pm

Good to see approval of January applicant. Hopefully my wait will also finish soon.

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Post by storm55 » Sat May 23, 2015 1:27 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier + 1 IRL
Nationality: Latvian
Date of application: 06.03.2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09.03.2015
Date of debit card: 20.03.2015
Date of acknoledgement: 21.03.2015
Date of approval: 20.05.2015 (dated 15.05.2015)
Date of ceremoy: waiting

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Post by Dovairo » Sat May 23, 2015 2:30 pm

Dovairo wrote:Eligibility criteria: 16 years+ 1 year ILR
Method of application: solicitor
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26/03/2015
Date of debit of fees: cheque
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17/04/2015(letter dated 13/04/2015)
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
I think people who applied for citizenship through legacy are most likely to wait for longer compare with HSMW who from what i see could get it it much quickly. Are they anymore March success in this thread?

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Post by storm55 » Sat May 23, 2015 5:13 pm

Dovairo wrote:
Dovairo wrote:Eligibility criteria: 16 years+ 1 year ILR
Method of application: solicitor
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26/03/2015
Date of debit of fees: cheque
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17/04/2015(letter dated 13/04/2015)
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
I think people who applied for citizenship through legacy are most likely to wait for longer compare with HSMW who from what i see could get it it much quickly. Are they anymore March success in this thread?
Be patient, don't insult people and don't be jealous. Everything will be fine!

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Post by Knowledge_is_Power » Sat May 23, 2015 6:50 pm

Kinye wrote:Hi, I have been Silence following this page since I submitted my application last month,

And this is my timeline

Eligibility Criteria : 2 years British spouse visa +2 years ILR
Language criteria : IELTS (expired 5 years ago but NCS at Redbridge confirmed that this is ok with HO)+ life in the UK TEST
Date of application : 09/01/2015 ( NCS REDBRIDGE)
Date received by HO : 13/01/2015 (by Royal Mail track number)
Date of clearance of fees : 19/01/2015
Date of acknowledgement : 23/01/2015 ( letter dated on19/ 01/2015)
Date of approval : 23/05/2015 (letter date 18/05/2015)
Date of ceremony : waiting
Congrats, Bro.

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Post by Kinye » Sat May 23, 2015 7:11 pm

Knowledge_is_Power wrote:
Kinye wrote:Hi, I have been Silence following this page since I submitted my application last month,

And this is my timeline

Eligibility Criteria : 2 years British spouse visa +2 years ILR
Language criteria : IELTS (expired 5 years ago but NCS at Redbridge confirmed that this is ok with HO)+ life in the UK TEST
Date of application : 09/01/2015 ( NCS REDBRIDGE)
Date received by HO : 13/01/2015 (by Royal Mail track number)
Date of clearance of fees : 19/01/2015
Date of acknowledgement : 23/01/2015 ( letter dated on19/ 01/2015)
Date of approval : 23/05/2015 (letter date 18/05/2015)
Date of ceremony : waiting
Congrats, Bro.


Thanx Brov, and as my journey is over now,i would like to thank everyone here.from my waiting experience, I just want to tell I this
1) BE PATIENT even if it's not easy.nothing to lose as long as you can live and work in the UK,citizenship is just a bonus
2) don't be soo optimistic on early respond from HO. Set up your mind for 6 months waiting game. It can be very straightforward application for you not for HO.ps mine was too straightforward for me but took more than 4 months.

Best of the luck to all .one love

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Post by imraniqbal2010 » Sun May 24, 2015 6:21 pm

storm55 wrote:
Dovairo wrote:
Dovairo wrote:Eligibility criteria: 16 years+ 1 year ILR
Method of application: solicitor
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26/03/2015
Date of debit of fees: cheque
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17/04/2015(letter dated 13/04/2015)
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
I think people who applied for citizenship through legacy are most likely to wait for longer compare with HSMW who from what i see could get it it much quickly. Are they anymore March success in this thread?
Be patient, don't insult people and don't be jealous. Everything will be fine!
Well, What is insulting in it. He just expressed his opinion. Maybe he is the one who used that route and preparing himself for long wait.
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Post by gg1001 » Sun May 24, 2015 9:04 pm

hi,

just wana chk how long it will take for the ceremony letter to come thru applied thru post ......chkd with council on 22/05 they haven't received the certificate yet .

can my wife apply for naturalisation once I get my certificate or I have to get the british ppt first

can some1 pls tell me docs needed for my wife naturalisation applying as the partner of the british citizen





gg1001 wrote:
Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met - Life in the UK & Master Degree from India along with printout of pbs calculator(same used in ilr)
Method of application: Self Post (Also sent a return envelope for them to return my docs Special Delivery)
Council name if: N/A
Date of application: 25 March 2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27 March 2015
Date of acknowledgment: TBA
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 14/04/2015
Date approval received: 18/05/2015
Date of ceremony: TBA

called council hasn't got my details yet ...the next ceremony is on 20/05/2015 will try calling again ,hopefully will get the certificate on wednesday

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Post by sibcitizen » Mon May 25, 2015 6:46 pm

No of applicants: 1 Adult
Eligibility Criteria : 10 yrs + 1 yr ILR
Language criteria : UK Masters Degree
Method of application: By Post
Date of application: 17/12/2014
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/12/2014
Date of acknowledgment Recieved: 27/12/2014 ( Dated 23/12/14 )
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 23/12/2014
Date approval received: 26/04/2015
Date of ceremony:20/05/2015

Alhamdolilha all sorted applying for passport tomorrow. 26/05/2015

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Post by Ahil786 » Mon May 25, 2015 8:58 pm

kkb wrote:Hi Ahil.

How long you have been in UK.
I am waiting since first week of september .

I did not receive any 3-6 month letter But I emailed to furthernationalityenquiries and they sent me 3-6 waiting - scrutiny checks etc.
I am Tired of waiting.

But again we can not do anything.

Thanks
Hi
I have been in the uk more then 4 years and my application is straight forward as I have done ielts and life in the UK. I have sent them few reminders as well but they dnt bother they say they will take an other 3 to 6 months and it has been already 10 months as I applied in july. they said they have transferred my application to an other department for further investigation.

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