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

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Carling40
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Carling40 » Mon May 22, 2017 4:54 pm

[quote="Carling40"]Eligibility criteria: 5years +1 year PR
Language criteria met: LITUK + Trinity B1
Nationality: Non EEA
Method of application: NCS JCAP
Date of application: 21/10/16
Payment method: Cheque
Date of receipt by UKVI/HO: 25/10/16
Date of acknowledgement: 29/10/16
Date money gone off account:27/10/16
Date of letter requesting biometrics:29/10/16
Biometrics done:29/10/16
Date of approval: 24/4/17
Date of ceremony: 17/5/17
Date applied for passports: 21/10/16
Date passport fee taken: 5/11/16
Date passports received:22/5/17

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ijustdontknow » Thu May 25, 2017 10:19 am

ijustdontknow wrote:
ijustdontknow wrote:
ijustdontknow wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: Degree at British Uni
Nationality: Portuguese
Method of application: NCS Winchester + JCAP
Date of application: 09 May 17
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 10 May 17 (presumably)
Date of acknowledgement: 22/05/2017 (by email) 20/05/2017 (letter date) 24/05/17 (arrived in post)
Date money gone off account: 19 May 17 (Citizenship Only)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 20/05/17 (dated) 24/05/17 (arrived in post)
Biometrics done: 25/05/17
Date of approval: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC
Date applied for passports: 09 May 2017
Date passports received: TBC

azhar158
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by azhar158 » Thu May 25, 2017 12:01 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: Degree at British Uni
Nationality: pakistani
Method of application: NCS Luton
Date of application: 17/02/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 28 Feb (presumably)
Date of acknowledgement: 03/03/2017 (by email) 20/05/2017 and by post as well i believe
Date money gone off account: 28 Feb 2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 01/03/2017 (arrived in post)
Biometrics done: 01/03/2017
Date of approval: 25/05/2017 today on my birthday yaaaaay.. letter dated 12/05/2017
Date of ceremony: in process of booking
Date applied for passports: 17/02/2017 witg naturlisation application
Date passports received: TBC

Thank you everybody for all your posts so we got estimated time for home office time line. Good Luck

CostyMCG
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CostyMCG » Thu May 25, 2017 6:33 pm

CostyMCG wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: IELTS
Nationality: Romanian
Method of application: NCS Cheltenham + JCAP
Date of application: 04/05/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: tbc (05 May 2017 told by NCS)
Date of acknowledgement: 19/05/2017
Date money gone off account: 19/05/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 18/05/2017(received 23/05/2017)
Biometrics done: planned for 27/05/2017
Date of approval: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC
Date applied for passports: 04/05/2017
Date passports received: TBC

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by achellap » Sat May 27, 2017 7:22 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: Masters Degree at British University
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Islington + JCAP
Date of application: 10/05/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 18 May
Date of acknowledgement: 22/05/2017 (by email) 22/05/2017 and by post
Date money gone off account: 21 Feb 2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 22/05/2017 (arrived in post)
Biometrics done: 26/05/2017
Date of approval: TBC
Date of ceremony:TBC
Date applied for passports: TBC
Date passports received: TBC

eukg
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by eukg » Sat May 27, 2017 12:10 pm

eukg wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 18.5yrs + Permanent Residency since 2003
Criteria Met: Life in UK Test Pass + Language Test Grade B1 Pass
Nationality: EU Belgian
Method of application: Postal - Self
Date of send: 23.2.2017
Date of receipt by UKVI: 24.2.2017
Date of debit of fees: 1.3.2017
Date of acknowledgement: 2.3.2017 (email) letter dated 1.3.2017, letter received 4.3.2017
Biometric request date: letter dated 1.3.2017, letter received 4.3.2017
Date Biometrics done: 4.3.2017
Date of receipt of approval: letter dated 18.5.2017, letter received 22.5.2017
Date of Ceremony: letter dated 26.5.2017, ceremony date 8.6.2017

Will do Passport updates after ceremony.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by sehzade_mustafa » Tue May 30, 2017 10:09 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years PR + 5 years
Language Criteria: Trinity College B1
Nationality: Turkish
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 17/03/2017
Date of receipt by UKVI: 23/03/2017
Date of Bio metric letter issued: 05/04/2017
Date of biometric letter received: 01/04/2017
Date Biometrics enrolled: 05/04/2017
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of cermony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 17/03/2017 (NCS)
Date Passport received:

blacksky200
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by blacksky200 » Tue May 30, 2017 10:28 am

Starting to track a new application

Eligibility criteria: 10 years Long residence + 2 year PR
Language criteria met: UK Degree and Masters - Life in the UK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Bromley (JCAP)
Date of application: 17/05/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 18/05/2017 (guessing)
Date of acknowledgement: waiting
Date money gone off account: 29/05/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: waiting
Biometrics done: waiting
Date of approval: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting
Date applied for passports: JCAP along with naturalisation
Date passports received: waiting

blacksky200
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by blacksky200 » Tue May 30, 2017 11:19 am

Co-incidently already had an update.
blacksky200 wrote:Starting to track a new application

Eligibility criteria: 10 years Long residence + 2 year PR
Language criteria met: UK Degree and Masters - Life in the UK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Bromley (JCAP)
Date of application: 17/05/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 18/05/2017 (guessing)
Date of acknowledgement: 30/05/2017 (by email)
Date money gone off account: 30/05/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: waiting
Biometrics done: waiting
Date of approval: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting
Date applied for passports: JCAP along with naturalisation
Date passports received: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by elenaskye » Tue May 30, 2017 1:49 pm

FINAL UPDATE

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs Entrepreneur Visa T1 +1 yr ILR
Language Criteria: University Degree BAHons + (life in the UK test)
Nationality - NON-EU Russian
Method of application: NCS ( Kensington and Chelsea)
Date of application: 01/02/2017
Date of debit of fees: 02/02/2017
Date of receipt by UKVI: 02/02/2017
Date of Bio metric letter issued: 06/02/2017
Date of biometric letter received: 08/02/2017
Date Biometrics enrolled: 09/02/2017
Date on Approval letter: 02/05/2017
Date of receipt of approval:10/05/2017
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 10/05/2017
Date of Ceremony: 07/06/2017 (called to arrange private Ceremony sooner)
Date of Private Ceremony: 15/05/2017
Date Passport received: 22/05/2017
OVERALL TIME FROM APPLICATION TO APPROVAL 3 MONTHS

eukg
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by eukg » Wed May 31, 2017 11:56 am

Application Timeline - FINAL UPDATE
Eligibility criteria: 18.5yrs + Permanent Residency since 2003
Criteria Met: Life in UK Test Pass + Language Test Grade B1 Pass
Nationality: EU Belgian
Method of application: Postal - Self
Date of send: 23.2.2017
Date of receipt by UKVI: 24.2.2017
Date of debit of fees: 1.3.2017
Date of acknowledgement: 2.3.2017 (email) letter dated 1.3.2017, letter received 4.3.2017
Biometric request date: letter dated 1.3.2017, letter received 4.3.2017
Date Biometrics done: 4.3.2017
Date of receipt of approval: letter dated 18.5.2017, letter received 22.5.2017
Date of Ceremony: 8.6.2017

Good luck everyone, once I have completed the ceremony I will then apply for my passport and will update in that topic!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by chandugani » Wed May 31, 2017 12:25 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (3yr BC spouse)
Language Criteria:Life in the UK + NARIC
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 20/02/2017
Date of receipt by UKVI: 27/02/2017
Method of Payment: Card
Date of debit of fees: 27/02/2017
Date of acknowledgment issued: email on 27/02/2017
Date of Bio metric letter issued:
Date of receipt of acknowledgment:
Date of biometric letter received:
Date Biometrics enrolled:
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval: 12/05/2017
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 24/05/2017
Delayed ceremony by choice:
Passport Application (online):
Passport Received:waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rzagreckaite » Wed May 31, 2017 2:46 pm

santa222 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 8 year residency with PR card
Language criteria met: BSc degree in UK
Nationality: EEA - Latvian
Method of application: Myself - special next day delivery
Date of application: 7/02/2017
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 8/02/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 14/02/2017 (Email)
Date money gone off account: 13/02/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 22/02/17 (Dated 13/02/17)
Biometrics done: 23/02/17
Letter asking for additional documents: 15/04/17 (Dated 10/04/17)
Additional documents sent: 18/04/17 (Guaranteed next day delivery)

Date of approval +documents received: 25/04/2017 (Dated 21/04/2017)
Date of ceremony: 17/05/2017
Date applied for passports: 17/05/2017
Date passport money gone off account:
Date passports received:
Hi I was wondering did you have to wait 12 months with your permanent residence card before applying?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by blacksky200 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:19 am

Update:
blacksky200 wrote:Starting to track a new application

Eligibility criteria: 10 years Long residence + 2 year PR
Language criteria met: UK Degree and Masters - Life in the UK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Bromley (JCAP)
Date of application: 17/05/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 18/05/2017 (guessing)
Date money gone off account: 29/05/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 30/05/2017 (by email) and 01/06/2017 (by post)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 01/06/2017 (letter dated 29/05/2017)
Biometrics done: waiting
Date of approval: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting
Date applied for passports: JCAP along with naturalisation
Date passports received: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by eldark » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Tier 1 + 4 year ILR
Nationality: Kazakhstan
Language requirement: Trinity College GESE Grade 5
Method of application: NCS Tower Hamlets
Date of application: 06/02/2017
Date of email receipt by UKV&I: 13/02/2017
Date of debit of fees: 13/02/2017
Date of acknowledgement letter: 10/02/2017 (received 15/02/2017)
Date of biometric letter : 10/02/2017 (received 15/02/2017)
Biometric enrolled at the post office: 17/02/2017
Date of approval letter: 30/05/2017 (received 02/06/2017)
Date of ceremony: TBC (waiting for invitation letter)

vin1983
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by vin1983 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:25 pm

Language criteria met: LITUK + ILR applied post oct 2013
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS + Passport separately
Date of application: 15/02/17
Payment method: Card
Date of receipt by UKVI/HO: 20/02/17
Date of acknowledgement: 20/02/17
Date money gone off account:18/02/17
Date of letter requesting biometrics:20/02/17
Biometrics done:21/02/17
Date of approval: 01/5/17
Date of ceremony: 17/5/17
Date applied for passports: 17/05/17
Date passport fee taken: 22/05/17
Date of interview: 01/06/17
Date passports received:05/6/17

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by blacksky200 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:52 am

Update:
blacksky200 wrote: Eligibility criteria: 10 years Long residence + 2 year PR
Language criteria met: UK Degree and Masters - Life in the UK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Bromley (JCAP)
Date of application: 17/05/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 18/05/2017 (guessing)
Date money gone off account: 29/05/2017 Passport: 01/06/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 30/05/2017 (by email) and 01/06/2017 (by post)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 01/06/2017 (letter dated 29/05/2017)
Biometrics done: 06/06/2017
Date of approval: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting
Date applied for passports: JCAP along with naturalisation
Date passports received: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by adina009 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:08 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 4yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Kensington and Chelsea (Joint with Passport)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/02/2017
Date of debit of fees: 17/02/2017
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Dated 17/02/2017, Received 21/02/2017
Date of receipt of approval: Dated 02/05/2017, Received 15/05/2017
Date of Ceremony: 23/05/2017
Passport received: 30/05/2017

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tariq4u » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:06 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: B1 and life in UK
Nationality: non EU
Method of application: NCS Birmingham + JCAP
Date of application: 27/02/2017
Payment method: credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 02/03/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 03/03/2017 (by email) 03/03/2017 and by post
Date money gone off account: 04 March 2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 08/03/2017 (arrived in post)
Biometrics done: 11/03/2017
Date of approval: 01/06/2017
Date of ceremony:22/06/2017
Date applied for passports: 27/02/2017
Date passports received: waiting
Thank you to all members for help and guideline

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kostisyna » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:54 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years PR + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: MEng (4 year degree)
Nationality: Greek
Method of application: NCS Westminister + JCAP
Date of application: 22/05/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 24/05/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 05/06/2017 (by email) 07/06/2017 (by post), dated 02/06/2017
Date money gone off account: 02/06/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 07/06/2017 (arrived in post), dated 02/06/2017
Biometrics done: 08/06/2017
Date of approval: TBD
Date of ceremony: TBD
Date applied for passports: 22/05/2017
Date passports received: TBD
Thanks to all users for help and guidelines :D

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