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

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damodarnaidugali
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by damodarnaidugali » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:27 pm

damodarnaidugali wrote: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: 02/06/2015
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 valw » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:33 am

Eligibility criteria: Ancestry 5 years + ILR 1 year, 7 mnths.
Language criteria met: Trinity college GESE and Life in the UK
Nationality: South African
Method of application: NCS, Nottingham
Date of application: 26/05/2015
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/05/2015
Date of acknowledgement:
Date money gone off account:
Date of letter requesting biometrics:
Biometrics done :
Date of approval:
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports:
Date passports received:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by damodarnaidugali » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:25 am

[quote="damodarnaidugali"][quote="damodarnaidugali"]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: 02/06/2015
Date of acknowledgement: Waiting
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kadd » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:12 am

Just Updating 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)-special delivery and save NSC fee
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 (Croydon council)---10/June/2015

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 friends,yours, will soon drop, through the letter box.
Hope to see u on B.passport thread.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by EternalOptimist » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:25 pm

Eligibility Criteria: UKM
Method of Application: Courier to UKVI Liverpool
Date of Sending Application: 20/04/2015
Date of Application Delivery: 21/04/2105 (Signed for at Mail Room)
Date of Debit of Fees: 15/05/2015 (Credit Card)
Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement: dated 20 May 2015, delivered by "International Signed for" on 03 June 2015
Biometrics Request: 20 May 2015
Date of Receipt of Approval: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fbutt09 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:45 pm

eligibility criteria: spouse married to BC. Arrive in UK since Feb 2012
language criteria met: life in the UK + Trinity B1 test
nationality: Pakistani
method of application: Hamilton NCS
date of application: 01.05.2015
payment method:debit card
date of receipt by UKBA: 28.05.2015
date of acknowledgment letter: 28.05.2015
date of debit or clearance of fees: 28.05.2015
date of biometric letter received: 30.05.2015
biometric enrolled at the post office: 01.06.2015

date of approval: waiting
date of ceremony: waiting

God bless - Lago lag. Kaseto kaset.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fjimmy007 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:40 pm

usman81 wrote:
fjimmy007 wrote:Hi , I have to share my wife application updates ,
She applied for british citizenship on 5th may 2015 through Lewisham NCS on spouse visa 3 years basis, she received her biometrics invitation on 28th of may 2015 , I dont know she had her Biometrics done when she applied her spouse visa in 2012 and also when she applied for her Indefinate ILR IN 2014 , now they are asking again and its cost us £19.20 again through post office , such a waste of money) Interesting thing is that my wife checked her bank account and money has not been deducted yet, but biometric documents arrived , is it unusual, Any one knows how long it takes after her biometric done , citizenship granted.

Thanks in advance
Biometrics have been made mandatory for applications made on or after april 6, 2015. Generally speaking money is deducted around same date acknowledgement letter and bio... invitation letter are pushed out. Nothing to worry as such, however, you may want to call your bank and ask if any payments had been rejected!
Biometrics letter came on Saturday dated 28th of may 2015 and on Monday Ist June 2015 acknowledgement letter came , So far My wife has done her biometrics on 2nd of june 2015, so far its almost a month since she applied for her citizenship, Let see how long it take , My expectation is end of july 2015 the result will come.Thanks

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fjimmy007 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:47 pm

eligibility criteria: spouse married to BC
language criteria met: life in the UK + Ielts
nationality: Pakistani
method of application: Lewisham NCS
date of application: 05.05.2015
payment method:debit card :Cleared on 29th may 2015
date of receipt by UKBA: 06-05-2015
date of acknowledgment letter: 28.05.2015
date of debit or clearance of fees: 28.05.2015
date of biometric letter received: 28.05.2015
biometric enrolled at the post office: 02.06.2015
Hopefully by the end of july 2015 Our expectation that result will come as Its straight forward case.

Thanks

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Post by Sam36 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:26 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier1 - 5 years + ILR 1 year.
Language criteria met: UK Degree and Life in the UK
Nationality: PK
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 03/06/2015
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/06/2015
Date of acknowledgement :
Date money gone off account:
Date of letter requesting biometrics:
Biometrics done
Date of approval
Date of ceremony
Date applied for passports
Date passports received

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Post by praveendsouza85 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:35 am

Method of application: NCS Hatfield

Nationality: Indian

Date applied: 08/05/2015

Date of debit of fees: 01/06/2015

Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 02/06/2015 (DATED 30/05/2015)

Date of Biometric letter Received : 03/06/2015 (DATED 30/05/2015)

Biometric enrolled at the post office: 03/06/2015

Date of receipt of approval: waiting :roll:

Date of Ceremony: waiting :roll:

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Post by spikey » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:32 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years of Tier 1 + 1 Year of ILR
Language criteria met: UK MastersDegree
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Tower Hamlets
Date of application: 28/05/2015
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29/05/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: Pending :roll:
Date of acknowledgment: Pending :roll:
Date of receipt by Biometric info: Pending :roll:
Date of Submission of Biometric info: Pending :roll:
Date approval received: Pending :roll:
Date of ceremony: Pending :roll:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by na2316 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:27 pm

Hi All,

I already asked this few times....already but no one replied and am still waiting for reply,

PLEASE ADVISE....help

I was on ILR last year (got ILR after 5years on tier 1) but i got the British citizenship and British Passport now after 1 year on ILR.

My wife is still on TIER 1 DEPENDENDENT visa which will expire in 2017...when she will need ONE more ext on tier 1 dependent visa...to complete 5years to qualify for ILR..correct?

what are the best OPTIONS...as i am british citizen now

... should she wait till 2017 when her tier 1 dependent visa expire ...AND apply for another tier 1 dependent visa extension....???

... Or is there any other option (as I have become British citizen now )??

PLEASE ADVISE.

thanks

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by usman81 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:40 pm

na2316 wrote:Hi All,

I already asked this few times....already but no one replied and am still waiting for reply,

PLEASE ADVISE....help

I was on ILR last year (got ILR after 5years on tier 1) but i got the British citizenship and British Passport now after 1 year on ILR.

My wife is still on TIER 1 DEPENDENDENT visa which will expire in 2017...when she will need ONE more ext on tier 1 dependent visa...to complete 5years to qualify for ILR..correct?

what are the best OPTIONS...as i am british citizen now

... should she wait till 2017 when her tier 1 dependent visa expire ...AND apply for another tier 1 dependent visa extension....???

... Or is there any other option (as I have become British citizen now )??

PLEASE ADVISE.

thanks
This section is for naturalization timeline post your question in PBS dependent section. If your wife switches to FLR(M) her five year clock will be reset. Last i checked she should still be able to extend as PBS dependent applicant.
I am no one only GOD knows the best

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by paporanjk » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:46 pm

Number of applications: 1
Eligibility criteria: 3 years spouse of BC + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: Life in UK + UK Master's Degree
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 05/05/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 06/05/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 28/05/2015
Payment method: CC
Date of acknowledgment Post: 01/06/2015
Date of biometrics letter receipt: 01/06/2015
Date of biometrics submission: 02/06/2015
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by shabba_kaka » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:49 pm

na2316 wrote:Hi All,

I already asked this few times....already but no one replied and am still waiting for reply,

PLEASE ADVISE....help

I was on ILR last year (got ILR after 5years on tier 1) but i got the British citizenship and British Passport now after 1 year on ILR.

My wife is still on TIER 1 DEPENDENDENT visa which will expire in 2017...when she will need ONE more ext on tier 1 dependent visa...to complete 5years to qualify for ILR..correct?

what are the best OPTIONS...as i am british citizen now

... should she wait till 2017 when her tier 1 dependent visa expire ...AND apply for another tier 1 dependent visa extension....???

... Or is there any other option (as I have become British citizen now )??

PLEASE ADVISE.

thanks
The best option is you can apply her ILR now as British citizen spouse. When she get ILR than you can apply her Nationality next day. Technically your wife must be converted as British spouse and she can not be any more as tier1 dependant because your status been changed. Best option to apply her ILR, if she already had ILR than she is eligible to apply for Nationality as spouse of British citizen.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by shhedd » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:27 am

shhedd wrote:Finally I got this today am so happy...Thanks guys it was nice reading peoples view and I wish everyone waiting best of luck as things are now moving for January applicants...


Eligibility criteria: 2 years spouse + few days ILR-- I have been here over 5 years though.
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 22/1/15
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23/1/15
Date of debit of fees: 29/1/15
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: received 05/2/15 dated 29/1/15
Date of receipt of approval: 30-05-2015 dated 20-05-2015
Date of Ceremony: 23-6-2015
changed the ceremony date to 3rd June so its done now.
Passport application: 04-06-2015

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Post by Ketu2015 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:04 pm

Hi everyone on this forum. I am first time adding my details on this forum and its quite informative for me in the past.
Here my details below;

Eligibility criteria: (10yr + 1yr ILR)
Method of application: NCS (council-Teeside)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22 Apr 2015
Date of debit of fees: 19 May 2015
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 25 May 2015
Biometric given date: 27 May 2015
Date of receipt of approval: Awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by anp » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:22 pm

Eligibility criteria: PR + 2 years Residence 
Language criteria met - Life in the UK + Trinity College Certificate
Method of application: NCS Hammersmith & Fulham
Date of application: 08 May 2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 01 June 2015
Date of Letter for acknowledgment: Not received
Biometric enrollment: 05 June 2015 (dated 02 June 2015)
Date approval received: Waiting...
Date of ceremony: Waiting...
Be good.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ahil786 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:42 pm

kkb wrote:Hi Ahil.
Did you send email to home office and also how did u get information such as your application has been sent to another department.
Its very frustrating to wait every single morning...
Hi KKB
Thanx God finally after 11 months wait I have received my confirmation letter and my ceremony will be 10th of this month. All the best

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Post by Ahil786 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:43 pm

Ahil786 wrote:Post by Ahil

Criteria ::ILR (British Spouse)
Nationality. Pakistani
Type :: NCS
Date of submission...................17/07/2014
Date application received by UKBA....19/07/2014
Date of debit of credit card.........07/08/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement...15/08/2014
Date of receipt of approval..........05/06/2015
Date of ceremony.....................10/06/2015

called HO and status is application is active. It has now been more than 10 months I have not yet received any answer from them expect still under consideration. I have sent few reminders as well and they said they have sent my application t an other department which will take further 3 to 6 months. I am surprise as my application was single and I have British wife and kids so why they are taking more then a year on my application. I have no traffic offence and no criminal record at all.
Any advice plse ? or any body going through similar situation? plse post asap Many Thanks

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