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 May 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.
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
You are absolutely right. sorry who got misled by my post. I recently got my biometric request letter dated 2nd June. Looks like they had sent me one earlier which probably got lost in the post and they sent me a biometric request letter again after they read my email where I had written that I haven't got my biometric letter with the acknowledgement letter. My concern is the UKVI doesn't have well informed officers on the phone. wasting time and money on calls to them is useless. just email them and wait for 20 working days for action to be taken on your email.
My timeline is
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 received: 04/06/2015 (dated 02/06/2015) - surprising I got a second class post in 2 days
Biometric Enrolment: 09/06/2015
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting