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Application timeline

Post by Agbido » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:41 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA SPOUSE + 6yrs ILR
Method of application: NCS Lewisham
Date of Application: 6th December 2012
Date receipt by UKBA: 7th December 2012
Date of debit of fees: 17th of December 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement : 18th December 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 31st jan 2013 (dated 24th jan 2013)
Date of ceremony: 6th of Feb 2013



This site has been very helpful and have decided to share my story with all of you out there waiting for response.

Goodluuck to you all!

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Re: Application timeline

Post by fajr » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:02 am

After a relatively long wait, I can now post my details:

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: 31 Jan 2012 (dated 21 Jan 2013)
Date of Ceremony : Yet to be fixed

Don't know any reason why the application was delayed, very simple, straight forward application with good reference. So those who are still waiting since Aug/Oct, guys its not your application rather its how HO operates, wishing you all the best...

from my side, relieved and happy to find that piece of paper after 11 and half years (Alhamdulillah), catch you up at passport application processing timeline forum.

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Re: Application timeline

Post by BigSam » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:14 am

Congratulations fajr... I applied under the same category as you, only a week after you as well. My application is very straight forward too but still waiting :(

I am hoping to hear back before the end of February!!
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Post by Roney » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:17 am

congrats fajr,

Sam, hope we get ours by the close of feb.

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Post by BigSam » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:41 am

Thanks Roney... I hope you get yours too. You've been waiting for almost twice as long as me!!

Fajr, were your referees contacted by the way?
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Post by bigfatcat » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:50 pm

hello every one,
i am bit worried about payment method for AN application (naturalization application).what i know is u can pay by credit/debit card or by cheque. i dont have any credit card but i do have a barclays visa debit card. i am afraid what if bank decline payment to home office. does this happen to any one?
and i am sorry to tell u i am totally ignorant about how to make a cheque. how i should make cheque in the name of home office? do i need a cheque book (which i dont have) or do i have to go to my bank for help to make a cheque? how this cheque stuff works? plzzzzzzz help someone. i posted my issue separately but posting it here because here i can see lots of people with personal experiences.

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Post by chanduck » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:56 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 HSMP dependent+ 1 year on ILR
Method of application: NCS (hayes)
Date of application: 4th jan 2013
Received by UKBA: 7thth Jan 2013
Date of debit of fees: 9th Jan 2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12th Jan 2013
Date of receipt of approval: 1st Feb 2013
Date of Ceremony : 4th Feb 2013(private cermony)

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Post by fajr » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:02 pm

BigSam wrote:
Fajr, were your referees contacted by the way?
Don't know to be honest. One of them was my friend and while talking to him yesterday, he didn't mention anything like that, so I guess no

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Post by emmigrator123 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:17 pm

congratulations fajr.

I am one of those October applicants still waiting. Spoke to someone from NCS at my council and there's no invitation letter for me, so I am not expecting from UKBA for a while. The NCS person was also saying that however straightforward your application might be, it also depends on the backlogs with your caseworker.

I will be leaving the country soon and looks like I will be doing so without citizenship in hand :(

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Post by spedds » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:48 pm

bigfatcat,
Nothing to worry. Banks don't decline for no reason. Ensure you have sufficient balance and inform the bank that a particular transaction will be hitting your account from Nationality Services and ask them to process it without any delay. They will make note and oblige. That's what I did.

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Post by fajr » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:20 pm

emmigrator123 wrote:congratulations fajr.

I will be leaving the country soon and looks like I will be doing so without citizenship in hand :(
the only caveat is that you need to contact local authority for arranging the ceremony within 21 days of issuing the approval letter :roll:

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Post by anm2013 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:08 pm

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: 22/01/13
Date of receipt of approval:01/02/13
Date of Ceremony : TBC

Thanks everyone for all the support and useful information.

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Post by paji1034 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:23 pm

I back from work and approval letter was waiting for me:)

Also I got letter from council. I called council and they gave me an early date of Ceremony as initially it was first week of March.


Eligibility criteria: Work Permit 5 year+1year ILR
Method of application: NCS (Camden Town)
Date of application: 24 November 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27 November 2012
Date of debit of fees: 3rd December 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 8th December 2012 (Letter dated 2nd December 2012)
Date of receipt of approval: 1st Feb 2013
Date of Ceremony: 13th Feb 2013

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Post by physku » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:47 am

I-L-R-2011 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 years HSMP(JR)/Tier1 + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Aldershot
Date of application: 24 January 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25 January 2013 (Royal mail tracking)
Method of Payment : Credit card
Date of debit of fees: 29/01/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 01/02/2013 (dated 29/01/2013
Date of receipt of approval:TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC
Same day and criteria app at NCS leeds. Fee debited around same day. But acknowledgement not yet received as of 02 Jan. Should I worry.

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Post by bigfatcat » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:03 pm

hello ,
plz can some one explain cheque payment method for naturalization application. any help will be appreciated.

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Post by seputus » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:43 pm

bigfatcat wrote:hello ,
plz can some one explain cheque payment method for naturalization application. any help will be appreciated.
lol.. a cheque can be declined just like a debit card payment. Just use a debit card and make sure you have the funds. Simples. :D

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Post by Rehan Arain » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:58 pm

Hi...

Cheque payment never declines,,,, If correct signature have been used as was on your account and you have the necessary fund

I paid via cheque and it was cleared....I think it is the safe option.

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Post by seputus » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:06 pm

Rehan Arain wrote:Hi...

Cheque payment never declines,,,, If correct signature have been used as was on your account and you have the necessary fund

I paid via cheque and it was cleared....I think it is the safe option.
Rehan - I think you'd agree since the person asked how to even write out a cheque that the safer option would definitely be not to use one, and to go with a debit card payment. ;)

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Post by Roney » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:08 pm

:lol:

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Post by ujan1 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:04 pm

fajr wrote:
emmigrator123 wrote:congratulations fajr.

I will be leaving the country soon and looks like I will be doing so without citizenship in hand :(
the only caveat is that you need to contact local authority for arranging the ceremony within 21 days of issuing the approval letter :roll:
I am in the same boat as emmigrator123, same application 10 year + 1 Year ILR. Though I applied through solicitor on 10 Dec 2012, passport returned on 20 Dec 2012. I too will be leaving the country at the end of the month for my new job :) but :( sadness as I would need to pay for a ticket to come back for a day to just take the oath. Ah I hope I hear something soon so I can arrange a urgent private ceremony. Fajr Thanks for the info of 21 days I did not know about that and congrats (mubarak) on your approval.

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