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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by praveendsouza85 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:10 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: 09/10/2015 (DATED 29/09/2015)
Date of Ceremony: 19/10/2015

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rajsuccess » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:20 am

Eligibility criteria: Tier 1 5 yrs + 1yr ILR; Indian
Method of application: NCS (Croydon council) dated 12 Oct 2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: Not available (NA)
Date of debit of fees: NA
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: NA
Date of receipt of approval: NA
Date of Ceremony: NA

Interim Updates
Date: Description - NA

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Hammers84 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:52 pm

I've finally received the confirmation today. Time Line is as follows:

Application on: 24th April
via: NCS Wolverhampton
Received by HO: 27th April
Biometrics : 3rd June
Confirmation letter received on 12.10.15 dated 05.10.15

Re ceremony, I still need to book it but can I book it at a closer office than the one stated on the letter?

regards and good luck,

Ali

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by gautam.more » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:41 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 yr Tier 1 (General) + 1 YR ILR
Method of application: NCS Bedford
Date of application by UKBA: 22/09/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: :|
Date of debit of fees: :|
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: :|
Date of receipt of approval: :|
Date of receipt of documents: NA
Date of receipt of registration certificate: :|

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by saleem19k » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:59 am

Hi Guys, I got my ILR and going to apply Naturalisation in coming months. I want to ask some question to clear confusion : spent exactly 90 days out the country (condition is not more than 90 days) will affect my application or not and how long it will take to get approval (time line).

Thanks In advance

Saleem

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rajee120 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:02 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 yr Tier 2 (General) + 1.5 YR ILR
Method of application: NCS Kent County council
Date of application by UKBA: 02/10/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: -
Date of debit of fees: -
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: -
Date of receipt of approval: -
Date of receipt of documents: -
Date of receipt of registration certificate: -

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by djkay12 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:26 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5years + 1yr ILR
Language criteria met: B1 + LITUK Test
Current nationality: Zim
NCS used: 24/09/2015
Date of application: 44/06/2015
Payment method Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA:25.09.2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees:08.10.2015
Date of acknowledgment & Bio Letter: 12.10.2015
Biometrics Submitted: NOT DONE YET
Date approval received: AWAITING
Date of ceremony: AWAITING

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by NORTS » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:57 pm

HI everyone,
received my approval letter today (1st class stamp!!), here is my time line:
application sent:02/04/2015
received by HO: 07/04/2015
Acknowledgement letter and request to pay extra 100 pounds (as my application received after April fees change): 23/04/2015
Biometrics: ?07/05/2015
Approval letter: dated 12/10/2015
it is worth mentioning that i had speed ticket and 3 points on my licence exactly one year before i applied on April which i did not declare as my understanding when i filled the application was Parking tickets and speed tickets are not convictions unless you have several, obviously lots of people here thinks that you should declare points on licence, i have to admit that i had very worried about it at times!
i wish the best for all and hope for those waiting to receive their approvals very soon
BW

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by namastelondon » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:06 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5years + 1yr ILR
Language criteria met: B1 + LITUK Test
NCS used: Brent
Date of application: 02/08/2014
Payment method Debit Card
Date approval received: 01 Oct 2015
Date of ceremony: 15 Oct 2015

It took me around 14 months. It was refused initially and I requested for reconsideration but was finally approved. I took help of my MP many time and he has been chasing since June/July 2015 but still it took a long time.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by lavackdee » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:18 am

NORTS wrote:HI everyone,
received my approval letter today (1st class stamp!!), here is my time line:
application sent:02/04/2015
received by HO: 07/04/2015
Acknowledgement letter and request to pay extra 100 pounds (as my application received after April fees change): 23/04/2015
Biometrics: ?07/05/2015
Approval letter: dated 12/10/2015
it is worth mentioning that i had speed ticket and 3 points on my licence exactly one year before i applied on April which i did not declare as my understanding when i filled the application was Parking tickets and speed tickets are not convictions unless you have several, obviously lots of people here thinks that you should declare points on licence, i have to admit that i had very worried about it at times!
i wish the best for all and hope for those waiting to receive their approvals very soon
BW
Hie...I am in the same boat with regards to points on my licence, I got 3 points in October of 2011, and I did not declare this after being told different things, I am sooo worried that they might see this as being deceitful...thank you for posting this, a little peace of mind...Goodness I have had enaff sleepless nights thinking about this, fingers crossed it will be the same for me!! Congrats on your approval!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by gautam.more » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:34 pm

Update
gautam.more wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 yr Tier 1 (General) + 1 YR ILR
Method of application: NCS Bedford
Date of application by UKBA: 22/09/2015
Date of debit of fees: 13/10/2015
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: :|
Date of Biometric request : :|
Date of receipt of approval: :|
Date of receipt of documents: NA
Date of receipt of registration certificate: :|

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by djkay12 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:11 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5years + 1yr ILR
Language criteria met: B1 + LITUK Test
Current nationality: Zim
NCS used: 24/09/2015
Date of application: 44/06/2015
Payment method Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA:25.09.2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees:08.10.2015
Date of acknowledgment & Bio Letter: 12.10.2015 datet 08/10/2015
Biometrics Submitted: 14/10/2015
Date approval received: AWAITING
Date of ceremony: AWAITING

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mrbaseball » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:20 am

Finally got my paper in the mail! Good luck to everyone else. I've updated my timeline.

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yr EEA visa + 1yr IRL
Application date: 1 April
Method of application: NCS Edinburgh
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23 April
Date of debit of fees: 23 April
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24 April
Date of receipt of approval: 6 October
Date of Ceremony: Trying to book it as speak....

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by gautam.more » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:50 am

Update
gautam.more wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 yr Tier 1 (General) + 1 YR ILR
Method of application: NCS Bedford
Date of application by UKBA: 22/09/2015
Date of debit of fees: 13/10/2015
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 14/10/2015
Date of Biometric request : 14/10/2015
Date of receipt of approval: :|
Date of receipt of registration certificate: :|

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Citizenship2015 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:33 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10 years ILR
Method of application: NCS Birmingham
Date of application received by UKBA: 30/09/2015
Date of debit of fees: 16/10/2015
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of Biometric request :
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of registration certificate:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by venkatimmig » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:04 am

aplicant111 wrote:
alexbu wrote:
aplicant111 wrote:hi,
I sent my application on 12.08, received an acknowledgment letter dated 25.08, but till now nothing about biometrics. Is this strange that both acknowledgment and biometric letters where not sent together? How can I find out if they had already sent it?
Would be super grateful for help. Applied from London, does it make any difference?Because I would suspect it does not however I don't know how they sort out the mail:)
Hello!
I've got the same issue, but my acknowledgement letter dates back to 18.06! I am not sure why my biometrics were never requested, could anyone help on this? :/
Hi, I got my biometrics request letter today 16.09 (dated 12.09), so did them straightaway.
Just to give a warning, the woman at post office was really not professional, she was chatting away while doing my fingerprints etc..and then came the signature. You write it on a pad on which you cannot see anything..then it appears on the screen, if you are not happy say immediately so you will have another go, I said it once when it was not clear and the stupidly was too slow to mention the second round....and she submitted it. I am not sure how ig of a deal it is, but my signature is different than normal..anyone wit a similar case?
Hi... even I have faced the same situation in the post office... My signature was incorrect, but that lady submitted it as OK.. now I am wondering if I get a new biometric request ... any thoughts pls..

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sam36 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:44 am

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: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/06/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 13/06/2015
Date of acknowledgement : 22/06/2015 (Dated 13/06/2015)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 24/06/15 (Dated 18/06/15)
Biometrics done : 25/06/15
Date of approval: 10/10/15
Date Letters received:16/10/15
Date of ceremony : Need to book

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by zaidamjad » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:16 pm

zaidamjad wrote:
zaidamjad wrote:Eligibility Criteria: 5 yrs Tier 1 Gen+ 1yr PR
nationality: Pk
Method of Application: NCS Edinburgh
Application date: 28 Sep 15
Date of receipt by by UKBA: 29 Sep Royal Mail tracking
Method of Payment: Debit Card
Date of Debit of fees: 09/10/2015
Date of receipt of Acknowledgement: not yet
Date of Biometric Request: 9/10/2015
Date biometric Done: 12/10/2015
Date of Approval: yet
Date of Ceremony: not yet
GOOD LUCK TO ALL !!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fjimmy007 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:36 pm

Hi Everyone,
Alhumdulillah

Salam and Hello to everyone
I have to share my wife citizenship application process.

Applied on 05th Of May 2015 (Married to Bc )ILR APRIL 2014
Acknowledgement received on 30-05-2015
Fees deducted 1st june 2015
Biometric letter received on 1st June 2015
Biometric done 16th June 2015

Only one chase up call made on August to find out about the progress, Answer was still in queue.
Decision made on letter of citizenship 09/10/2015
Received today 16/10/2015
Citizenship ceremony booked for 22nd October 2015 Via Lewisham council London

Good Luck to All
Last edited by fjimmy007 on Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by qink_m » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:43 pm

fjimmy007 wrote:Hi Everyone,

I have to share my wife citizenship application process.

Applied on 05th Of May 2015 (Married to Bc )ILR APRIL 2014
Acknowledgement received on 30-05-2015
Fees deducted 1st june 2015
Biometric letter received on 1st June 2015
Biometric done 16th June 2015

Only one chase up call made on August to find out about the progress, Answer was still in queue.
Decision made on letter of citizenship 09/10/2015
Received today 16/10/2015
Citizenship ceremony booked for 22nd October 2015 Via Lewisham council London
fjimmy007, where did you call in August? Would you mind to share the number?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by expresso12 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:49 pm

FInally my last communication from the Home Office - good riddance.

Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Newham
Nationality: Pakistani
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14th April 2015
Date of debit of fees: 7th May 2015
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: N/A
Date of receipt of Biometric enrolment letter: 14th May 2015 (letter dated 7th of May)
Biometric enroled: 19th of May
Date of receipt of approval: 16/10/2015 (Dated 10/10/2015)
Date of Ceremony: Private ceremony booked for 17 October 2015.

Good luck to all.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Citizenship2015 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:47 pm

**UPDATE**
Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10 years ILR
Method of application: NCS Birmingham
Date of application received by UKBA: 30/09/2015
Date of debit of fees: 16/10/2015
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16/10/2015 (dated 14/10/2015)
Date of Biometric submission: 16/10/2015
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of registration certificate:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fbutt09 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:11 am

Updated: Ceremony booked.
fbutt09 wrote: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: 06.10.2015
date of ceremony: 03.11.15

God bless - Lago lag. Kaseto kaset.
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by pakistani » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:35 am

Eligibility criteria(Naturlisation UK): 3yr spouse of BC
Method of application: Posted by Royal Mail on 24/06/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of Biometric letter received: 30/06/3015
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval: received on 16/10/2015 letter dated 14/10/2015
Date of Ceremony: TBC
Good luck to all who are still waiting. We applied for Naturlisation on 24th of June 2015 by post and approval letter received on 16th of Oct 2015 so it took 3 and a 1/2 months.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Gesh » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:50 pm

A real Nightmare!I applied on 06.07.2015 and The fee was taken on 17.07.2015 and tomorrow will be 3 months no acknowledgement letter.I have sent probably 10-15 emails and 2 letters because they say it takes 2-4 weeks to acknowledge....
Its really affecting my life.I can't sleep well and ect.After putting so much time and effort into it and someone on the other side not bothered to do their job...
Anyone any tips or suggestions.I'd appreciate any info.

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