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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by zah123 » Thu May 28, 2015 2:08 pm

Hi Jabsbini,

I also applied on 14th April 14 but i got biometric on 13th may.

you got ilr in sept 14 and you applied for naturalisation in april?

Regards
Zah

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines May 2015

Post by Dcastle » Thu May 28, 2015 3:21 pm

Application Timeline
Single Application - British Citizenship
Eligibility criteria: 3 yr Married with BC,ILR, lItuk + Degree in Englsh (CAE Level B2)
Method of application: NCS Maidstone
Date of Application: 21st May 2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26th May 2015 (due to 25th May was a bank holiday)
Date of debit of fees: n/a
Payment Method: CC
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: n/a
Date f Biometric invitation: n/a
Date of receipt of approval: n/a
Date of Ceremony: n/a

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Abdel16 » Thu May 28, 2015 6:47 pm

Eligibility criteria: 3 yr Married with BC
Method of application: NCS Enfield
Date of Application: 25 mars 2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 30 mars
Clearance of payment:14 April

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by digitalrev » Thu May 28, 2015 7:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Student + 5 years Work Permit + 1 Year ILR
Language criteria met : UK University taught Degree and Post graduate degree / Life in the UK
Method of application (NCS/Postal/Solicitor etc): Self (No NCS service used)
Date of application: 02/5/2015
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 03/05/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 28/05/2015
Date of acknowledgment: Pending
Date of receipt by Biometric info: Pending
Date of Submission of Biometric info: Pending
Date approval received: Pending
Date of ceremony: Pending

Update: Fee has been deducted after 4 weeks.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jabsbini » Thu May 28, 2015 10:14 pm

zah123 wrote:Hi Jabsbini,

I also applied on 14th April 14 but i got biometric on 13th may.

you got ilr in sept 14 and you applied for naturalisation in april?

Regards
Zah
Hello Zah,

And fortunedreamz999 , Usman81

Those who asked me about the call I made to UKVI, I had applied on 14th April, and recd acknowledgement letter on 13th May dated 8th May and I waited for a long time for biometrics letter as people in this forum had told me that since I applied after 6th April I will surely get biometrics letter and I was worried that my Biometric letter was lost in the post. I had posted this question in this group saying that I applied as British Spouse staying in this country for three years. I applied for ILR in April 2014 when I completed two years in this country, got my approval in September 2014 with Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) (had enrolled biometrics for it in June 2014), then in April 2015 I completed three years in this country then applied for Naturalisation and submitted the BRP as part of supporting documents and was pretty sure I would not be asked for Biometrics but when I posted this question here everybody was more confident that I needed biometrics to be done and some even said 'I did not read the form properly and also that people post unnecessary things without reading Instructions and this is for timeline only etc). Anyways I called up UKVI on 25th April on 03001232253 and spoke to the department which talked about applications who have crossed the 6 month mark as I was told to choose that automated number by a customer care officer who answered my call first and a helpful customer care officer afterwards gave me this information that I will not be required biometrics as I submitted my BRP and they have my biometric records in their system.

Hope you have got your answers.

Thanks
Bini

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by usajjad » Thu May 28, 2015 10:20 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Tier 1 (General) + 1 Year ILR
Language criteria met : Life in the UK, + IELTS+ UK Masters
Current nationality: Pakistani
Number of Applicants: 3 (myself+wife+ daughter 6 years (MN1))
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Hornchurch
Date of application: 20/01/2015
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/01/2015
Date of acknowledgement: 21/05/2015 ( on calling HO that I never received any correspondence)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 28/01/2015 (update #2)
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting
Called UKBA to get update today , they would not even take my reference number to provide an update. They asked that I wait until the 6 months has lapsed to call back.

Does any one have same circumstances?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jabsbini » Thu May 28, 2015 10:33 pm

jabsbini wrote:
zah123 wrote:Hi Jabsbini,

I also applied on 14th April 14 but i got biometric on 13th may.

you got ilr in sept 14 and you applied for naturalisation in april?

Regards
Zah
Hello Zah,

And fortunedreamz999 , Usman81

Those who asked me about the call I made to UKVI, I had applied on 14th April, and recd acknowledgement letter on 13th May dated 8th May and I waited for a long time for biometrics letter as people in this forum had told me that since I applied after 6th April I will surely get biometrics letter and I was worried that my Biometric letter was lost in the post. I had posted this question in this group saying that I applied as British Spouse staying in this country for three years. I applied for ILR in April 2014 when I completed two years in this country, got my approval in September 2014 with Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) (had enrolled biometrics for it in June 2014), then in April 2015 I completed three years in this country then applied for Naturalisation and submitted the BRP as part of supporting documents and was pretty sure I would not be asked for Biometrics but when I posted this question here everybody was more confident that I needed biometrics to be done and some even said 'I did not read the form properly and also that people post unnecessary things without reading Instructions and this is for timeline only etc). Anyways I called up UKVI on 25th April on 03001232253 and spoke to the department which talked about applications who have crossed the 6 month mark as I was told to choose that automated number by a customer care officer who answered my call first and a helpful customer care officer afterwards gave me this information that I will not be required biometrics as I submitted my BRP and they have my biometric records in their system.

Hope you have got your answers.

Thanks
Bini

Correction : I called on 25th May and not 25th April !!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ChOudhry1 » Thu May 28, 2015 11:52 pm

jabsbini wrote:
jabsbini wrote:
zah123 wrote:Hi Jabsbini,

I also applied on 14th April 14 but i got biometric on 13th may.

you got ilr in sept 14 and you applied for naturalisation in april?

Regards
Zah
Hello Zah,

And fortunedreamz999 , Usman81

Those who asked me about the call I made to UKVI, I had applied on 14th April, and recd acknowledgement letter on 13th May dated 8th May and I waited for a long time for biometrics letter as people in this forum had told me that since I applied after 6th April I will surely get biometrics letter and I was worried that my Biometric letter was lost in the post. I had posted this question in this group saying that I applied as British Spouse staying in this country for three years. I applied for ILR in April 2014 when I completed two years in this country, got my approval in September 2014 with Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) (had enrolled biometrics for it in June 2014), then in April 2015 I completed three years in this country then applied for Naturalisation and submitted the BRP as part of supporting documents and was pretty sure I would not be asked for Biometrics but when I posted this question here everybody was more confident that I needed biometrics to be done and some even said 'I did not read the form properly and also that people post unnecessary things without reading Instructions and this is for timeline only etc). Anyways I called up UKVI on 25th April on 03001232253 and spoke to the department which talked about applications who have crossed the 6 month mark as I was told to choose that automated number by a customer care officer who answered my call first and a helpful customer care officer afterwards gave me this information that I will not be required biometrics as I submitted my BRP and they have my biometric records in their system.

Hope you have got your answers.

Thanks
Bini

Correction : I called on 25th May and not 25th April !!
Sorry, don,t want to disturb you but I have been getting different answers to the same question on subsequent calls when some one else answered the call, not now but at the time of Ilr. So I think they are also not well aware of these fast changes in rules. They have biometric record of all off us applying for the nationality but they say that, they want our biometrics again because they want to confirm that we are the same people who were given the immigration and ILR and so is saying usman as below.
http://www.immigrationboards.com/britis ... l#p1193198
Choudhry

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ik_aam_insaan » Fri May 29, 2015 3:27 am

If ukvi need your biometric again they will send you a letter so just dont worry if you get one go and enroll it if not then dont...
But any application after 6 april 2015 requires a biometric enrollment again....... if u have applied b4 you are fine ....
Date of App: 07/04/2015
Date of Receipt by UKVI: 08/04/2015
Date of Fees taken: 29/04/2015
Date of Acknowledgment: 07/05/2015
Date of Biometrics Received and Done: 07/05/2015
Date of Approval: 21/09/2015 received ( 23/05/2015)
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ik_aam_insaan » Fri May 29, 2015 3:30 am

One of my friend applied on the 14 april aswell he is still waiting for the biometric letter.....
Date of App: 07/04/2015
Date of Receipt by UKVI: 08/04/2015
Date of Fees taken: 29/04/2015
Date of Acknowledgment: 07/05/2015
Date of Biometrics Received and Done: 07/05/2015
Date of Approval: 21/09/2015 received ( 23/05/2015)
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mina89 » Fri May 29, 2015 11:59 am

wioleta31 wrote:hi everyone,

eligibility criteria: 6 years, no PR
language criteria met: life in the UK + Trinity B1 test
nationality: polish
method of application: myself by post
date of application: 15.04.2015
payment method:debit card
date of receipt by UKBA: 16.04.2015
date of acknowledgment letter: 13.05.2015 dated for 09.05.2015
date of debit or clearance of fees: 12.05.2015
date of biometric letter received: 13.05.2015
biometric enrolled at the post office: 14.05.2015
date of approval: waiting
date of ceremony: waiting

And now the waiting starts, hope not for long. Good luck to everyone.

Hi Wioleta

I too am a Polish citizen hoping to submit my citizenship application in September. I initially arrived in the UK in September 2009, therefore I would only have the required 6 years in September 2015. I have a few queries I was hoping you can assist me with:
1. Have you been in the UK for much longer than 6 years or are you close to the limit? i.e. is it better for me to wait another year/few months before I apply or once I'm over 6 years, that should be enough;
2. Have you sat your 'Life in the UK' test before you reached the required 6 years, if not, are you aware whether it is possible to do so in advance?

I would be grateful if you shared your experience with a fellow applicant-to-be. I wouldn't want my application to be refused on the basis I haven't met the required length by a small margin, equally though I'm eager to submit ASAP given Cameron's latest EU news... (I haven't figured out how to send private messages here, if at all possible)

Many thanks!
Mina

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Post by sri1230 » Fri May 29, 2015 3:00 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years ( T2) + 1 Year ILR
Method of application (NCS/Postal/Solicitor etc): NCS
Date of application: 30/4/2015
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit Card
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 28/05/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 28/05/2015
Date of receipt by Biometric info: Pending
Date of Submission of Biometric info: Pending
Date approval received: Pending
Date of ceremony: Pending

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Post by shabba_kaka » Fri May 29, 2015 4:09 pm

Today, My friend's wife received approval as British spouse. She applied on 20 Jan 2015 and approval letter received on 29th May 15 (date on letter: 18 May 2015). Its mean January is dealing in these days at home office. I am also a Jan applicant and hoping for best.

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Post by only-one-king » Fri May 29, 2015 4:14 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years work permit + 1 Year ILR
Language criteria met : Life in the UK, + esol entry level 3
Current nationality: Indian
Number of Applicants: 2 (my wife +daughter 3 years (MN1))
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Hambelton
Date of application: 15/04/2015
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of debit or clearance of fees: still waiting
Date of receipt by UKBA: still waiting
Date of acknowledgement: still waiting
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting

finger crosssssssed

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jabsbini » Fri May 29, 2015 4:23 pm

only-one-king wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 Years work permit + 1 Year ILR
Language criteria met : Life in the UK, + esol entry level 3
Current nationality: Indian
Number of Applicants: 2 (my wife +daughter 3 years (MN1))
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Hambelton
Date of application: 15/04/2015
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of debit or clearance of fees: still waiting
Date of receipt by UKBA: still waiting
Date of acknowledgement: still waiting
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting

finger crosssssssed
Applied on 15th April and still no debit of fees ?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kadd » Sat May 30, 2015 8:09 am

Update of time line

Eligibility criteria: 10Yr + 1 Year ILR
Language criteria met : Life in the UK, +ILETS(B1)
Current nationality: Ugandan
Number of Applicants: 1(Adult)
Method of application: Postal(Self)
Date of application: 16/10/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of debit or clearance of fees:Don't remember
Date of receipt by UKBA:17/10/2014
Date of acknowledgement: 11/November/2014
Date approval received: 29/May/2015(Dated 18/May/2015)
Date of ceremony: Will book with Croydon council soon.

For those of you waiting,this information may be important.
Total wait------------------------ 7months and 12 days,
Was application straight forward ??----I had no visa for about 15 months within my 10 yrs,but that was an issue resolved at 10yr(ilr),its possible this was the reason for the delay.(no convictions,civil or criminal).
Lastly---its been very painful,I counted each and every single day my application was with the Home Office,Indeed as one post put it ""My experience with the Home Office has always been a harsh one, for the past 12 yrs in the UK""
Take courage,yours, will soon drop through the letter box.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by funnyboi » Sat May 30, 2015 8:34 am

Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1yr ILR
Support Documents: BA + Master Degree, LIUK, Letter from work, payslips and P60s
Method of application: NCS (12/01/15)
Date of post my application: 12/01/15
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/01/15
Date of debit of fees: 21/01/15
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 23/05/15
Date of receipt of approval: 29/05/15 (dated 18/05/15)
Date of Ceremony: waiting

Good luck with everyone else

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by gg1001 » Sat May 30, 2015 9:41 am

hi,

morning every1 just got the ceremony letter yesterday dated 18.05.15 buked the ceremony on 03rd june

pls if any mods can help me with these questions as my wife will be applying soon...

1) just want to clarify few things regarding my wife application ,she will be applying soon as the spouse of the british citizen

in the new form there is a question" If your partner is a naturalised British citizen enter date they were granted this citizenship"

is this date will be when I will be getting the certificate or the date on the letter of approval

2) she will be sending the application by post also in the form section 6 it says.....

"SECTION 6 Evidence of marriage for applications made on the basis of marriage or civil partnership to a British citizen.
• Your spouse’s or civil partner’s current passport or naturalisation/registration certificate showing that he/she is a British citizen. If you are making your application by post you can send a complete and full copy of your spouse’s or civil partner’s current passport. Every page of the passport must be copied including any blank pages; And
• The marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate"

so she need to send my original naturalisation certificate and ppt copy including the blank pages or just the original naturalisation certificate with the marriage certificate will do the job or shud I send my original ppt and naturalisation certificate and marriage certificate
jaweb wrote:
gg1001 wrote: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

Can take up to 2 weeks. Especially now it's bank holiday again so it may be later. If 2 weeks are gone and not heard anything then I would call HO

YOUR wife can apply as a spouse of BC as soon as you get the certificate. The passport is for TRAVELLING as it is a travel document.

Your wife needs your certificate, her passport and proof she has been resident for at least 3 years of UK
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mfaheem » Sat May 30, 2015 10:55 am

Much awaited 2 brown letters arrived today.

Number of applications: 2
Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: Life in UK + UK Degree
Method of application: Redbridge Council NCS
Date of application: 20/01/2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/01/2015 ( Postal tracking )
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 27/01/2015
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgment Email: 28/01/2015
Date of acknowledgment Post: 02/02/2015
Date approval received: 30th May 2015 (dated 19th May 2015)

Thanks everyone for help and support.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mfaheem » Sat May 30, 2015 12:20 pm

mfaheem wrote:Much awaited 2 brown letters arrived today.

Number of applications: 2
Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: Life in UK + UK Degree
Method of application: Redbridge Council NCS
Date of application: 20/01/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/01/2015 ( Postal tracking )
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 27/01/2015
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgment Email: 28/01/2015
Date of acknowledgment Post: 02/02/2015
Date approval received: 30th May 2015 (dated 19th May 2015)

Thanks everyone for help and support.
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