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rowantree
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Post by rowantree » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC - 3 years 6 months residence
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 20/11/2012
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of debit of fees: 28/11/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 03/12/2012 (letter dated 28/11/2012)
Date of receipt of approval: 20/12/2012 or probably earlier, away on Holiday, (letter dated 14/12/2012)
Date of ceremony: 24/12/2012

kdsuk
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Post by kdsuk » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:38 am

Joint Application : Husband + Wife

Eligibility criteria: 5 years HSMP + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS (Milton Keynes)
Date of application: 11/12/12
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/12/12(by tracking the ref number)
Date of debit of fees: 02/01/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 09/01/2013 (dated 02/01/2013)
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC
Last edited by kdsuk on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by nervous » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:59 pm

Hi kdsuk

Dont worry my application fee was taken after 2 weeks.

I have noticed that people who applied at the same time or even a little after me have received their approvals. Hopefully the delay in the processing of my application fee will not delay the whole process too much?

Best wishes

Nervous

Dags
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Post by Dags » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:50 pm

kdsuk wrote:Joint Application : Husband + Wife

Eligibility criteria: 5 years HSMP + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS (Milton Keynes)
Date of application: 11/12/12
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/12/12(by tracking the ref number)
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

I dont know why application fee has not been taken from my account even after 13 days. So bit worried. Has anyone been or in similar situation?
thanks
I'm in the same boat. Applied NCS on 13th, received by UKBA on 14th (tracking), no debit of fees or acknowledgement letter. A little worried, but I figure it's just the time of year - could be lots of people on holidays.

Letter from NCS says we should get an acknowledgement within 2 weeks. I plan on waiting until the 27th and then contacting.

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NCS Tower Hamlets - Family application (parents + 2 kids)

Post by danielte » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:03 am

Eligibility criteria:5 years Tier 2 ICT + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS, Tower Hamlets, London
Date of NCS Appointment: 22-Nov-2012
Date of debit of fees: 28-Nov-2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:5-Dec-2012
Date of receipt of approval: 22-Dec-2012
Date of Ceremony: 31-Jan-2013

Note : Receipt of approval from Home Office took only 30 days from the time the applications was submitted through NCS. It took yet another month to get an appointment for the Ceremony. This was the earliest date available.

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Re: NCS Tower Hamlets - Family application (parents + 2 kids

Post by r0cks » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:57 am

danielte wrote:Eligibility criteria:5 years Tier 2 ICT + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS, Tower Hamlets, London
Date of NCS Appointment: 22-Nov-2012
Date of debit of fees: 28-Nov-2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:5-Dec-2012
Date of receipt of approval: 22-Dec-2012
Date of Ceremony: 31-Jan-2013

Note : Receipt of approval from Home Office took only 30 days from the time the applications was submitted through NCS. It took yet another month to get an appointment for the Ceremony. This was the earliest date available.
Hi, congrats first of all. Btw When did you receive the approval letter? is it today and dated 22/12/12?

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Post by adamboston » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:00 pm

By the grace of God I received my approval on Saturday morning. Thanks to everyone for help and good luck to all those who are waiting. My timeline is as below:

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 (Delivered from Royal Mail Warrington Delivery office)
Date of debit of fees: 26.10.2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 01.11.2012
Date of approval: 14.12.12
Date of receipt of approval: 29.12.12
Date of Ceremony : 09.01.13
Adam

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Re: naturalisation application processing timelines

Post by ah_kassem » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:04 pm

ah_kassem wrote:Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Croydon
Date of application: 02/11/12
Date of receipt by UKBA: 06/11/12
Date of debit of fees: 09/11/12
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 15/11/12 letter dated 08/11/12
Date of receipt of approval: 31/12/2012 (Letter dated 19/12/12)
Date of ceremony: 03/01/2013

BigSam
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Re: naturalisation application processing timelines

Post by BigSam » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:16 pm

Congratulations ah_kassem and adam... Enjoy the end of your journey!!!!

I applied on the 30th of October but my fees weren't taken until the 5th of November.

Hope mine comes through this week :!:
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Post by anm2013 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:14 am

Eligibility criteria: 5years (\HSMP+ Tier1- 1 year ILR)
Method of application: NCS (EaLing)
Date of application: 17/12/12
Received by UKBA: 19/12/12
Date of debit of fees:04/01/13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10/01/13, dated 04/01/13
Date of approval: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony : TBC
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Post by fatima36 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:36 am

Pulse wrote:Eligibility criteria: Wife of British Citizen (4years)
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 12/12/12
Date of receipt by UKBA: 13/12/12
Date of debit of fees: 21/12/12
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
i apply on same date and same date of debit fees
still waiting

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Post by fajr » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:37 am

Eligibility criteria: 10 years Long residency + 1 year on ILR
Method of application: NCS (Eastbourne)
Date of application: 23 Oct 2012
Received by UKBA: 25 Oct 2012
Date of debit of fees: 29 Oct 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 05 Nov 2012 (dated 29 Oct 2012)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony :

Still waiting... bit worried. Did anyone call the HO for the application update?

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Post by BigSam » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:51 am

fajr wrote:Eligibility criteria: 10 years Long residency + 1 year on ILR
Method of application: NCS (Eastbourne)
Date of application: 23 Oct 2012
Received by UKBA: 25 Oct 2012
Date of debit of fees: 29 Oct 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 05 Nov 2012 (dated 29 Oct 2012)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony :

Still waiting... bit worried. Did anyone call the HO for the application update?
I applied a week exactly after you also under the 10 years eligiblity and still nothing. I know people who applied well into November got their approval already. I didn't call for an update, I am sure they won't give an one before the six months guideline :
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Roney
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Post by Roney » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:48 pm

I applied on 17th August , application recieved on 20th August and money debited on 22nd august...
still nothing....
Applied on spouse 2 years 1year ILR..

BigSam
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Post by BigSam » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:55 pm

Roney wrote:I applied on 17th August , application recieved on 20th August and money debited on 22nd august...
still nothing....
Applied on spouse 2 years 1year ILR..
Sorry to hear that... I take it you haven't tried to get an update on the progress of your application?
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Post by Roney » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:06 pm

I have tried calling their numbers..they no longer take calls. the only way is through email now and they have mentioned very clearly on there that unless application has passed 6 month period they are unable to provide feedback.
I wish someone could provide me with a number to call and ask for update. I am as frustrated as anyone on here.!

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Post by BigSam » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:45 pm

Here is a link to a post including a number. If you speak to them and get an update. Please let us know.

I guess they might not tell you anything until the 6 months have passed though
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Waiting for UKBA response

Post by furqankarim » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:55 pm

Eligibility criteria:5 years work permit + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS, Bolton, Lancashire
Date of NCS Appointment: 27-Dec-2012
Date of Application Received (Royal mail tracking) : 28- Dec-2012
Date of debit of fees: Not Yet
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:Not Yet
Date of receipt of approval: Not Yet
Date of Ceremony: Not Yet

Waiting for UKBA to atleast debit my fees.

SONAKSHI
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tracking

Post by SONAKSHI » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:29 pm

Hi, In many of the posts I have seen people mentioning
Date of Application Received (Royal mail tracking)
. I wonder how you get the trackinh number if you apply through NCS. Do you have to call the council and take the tracking number from them.
many thanks in advance.
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Re: tracking

Post by ftse100 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:13 am

SONAKSHI wrote:Hi, In many of the posts I have seen people mentioning
Date of Application Received (Royal mail tracking)
. I wonder how you get the trackinh number if you apply through NCS. Do you have to call the council and take the tracking number from them.
many thanks in advance.
When you submit your application through NCS, you get a a letter stating your name, date of application and on the bottom of that page the Royalmail tracking number is mentioned. This tracking number is same for a bunch of applications which go together in 1 day or whatever way NCS decide to send it through. You can put that tracking number in Royalmail website in the tracking section to check the status of the application. Once the application is reached and it's signed then the date when the application was received and signatures appear on the website.

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