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Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

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

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Aus2922
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Australia

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Aus2922 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:32 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: English speaking country
Nationality: Australian
Method of application: NCS Surrey
Date of application: 25/09/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKVI:
Date of acknowledgement: 03/10/2017 (via email)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 02/10/2017
Biometrics done: 14/10/2017
Online status appeared :
Status : Awaiting Decision
Date of approval: waiting...
Date of ceremony: waiting...
Date applied for passport: 25/09/2017 (JCAP)
Date passport received: waiting...

angelStha
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by angelStha » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:36 am

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year
Method of application: NCS Brent
Date of application: 09/06/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKVI:
Date of acknowledgement: 20/06/2017 (via email)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 23/06/2017
Biometrics done: 24/06/2017
Online status appeared :
Status : Decided
Date of approval: 23/10/2017
Date of ceremony: 07/12/2017
Date applied for passport: 09/06/2017 (JCAP)
Date passport received: waiting...

I haven't received the supporting documents I submitted yet. I.e life in UK test certificate. Do they return the supporting documents ? Once I attend the ceremony will they send the passport straight away or do I have to send them my citizenship certificate?

registerkiran
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Nepal

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by registerkiran » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:48 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: UK degrees
Nationality: Nepalese
Method of application: NCS Reading
Date of application: 03/07/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKVI: 07/07/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 12/07/2017 [only received one letter asking for biometrics]
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 07/07/2017
Biometrics done: 22/07/2017
Online status appeared : can’t remember exact date, but only in mid-July
Status : Still says “Awaiting Decision” on the status webpage
Date of approval: 03/11/2017
Letter received: 11/11/2017
Date of ceremony: Not arranged yet
Date applied for passport: 03/07/2017 (JCAP)
Date passport received:
Total of 131 days for application approval.

vicky_062004
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India

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by vicky_062004 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:14 pm

Hello everyone,thanks for all the help finally got my naturalisation approved...😀😀😀
Timeline
Applied 07/08/17 ncs
Received 08/08/17
Biometric 14/08/17
Online status 10/08/7 awaiting decision
Approvel letter received 11/08/17
I would say exact 3months according to online status 10/08/17.but it was surprise because I checked in the morning still shows awaiting decision and still the same after the letter received...thanks everyone and hope people waiting will receive their answer(positive)soon...

mfreidin
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mfreidin » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:52 pm

mfreidin wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:26 am
mfreidin wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Eligibility criteria: 2 y WP + 3 y Tier 1 + 5 years ILR
Language Criteria: Trinity B1 + LUK
Nationality - NON-EU
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 7/8/17
Payment method: Cheque
Date of receipt by UKVI: 8/8/17
Date of acknowledgement letter: issued 11/8/17, received 17/8/17
Date of debit of fees: 17/8/17
Date of Biometric letter: issued 11/8/17, received 17/8/17
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/8/17

Online status: Awaiting decision since 11/8/17; Decided on 10/10/17

Date on Approval letter: 11/10/17
Date of receipt of approval: 16/10/17
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 11/11/17 - got it after approaching the UKVI as it was more than 3 weeks since the approval
Date of Ceremony: 30/11/17
Date of Passport Application:
Date Passport to be received:
The decision was made in 2 months! Is this a record?! Good luck everyone!

Seph27
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Seph27 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:14 pm

LAST UPDATE

Eligibility criteria: BC Partner + 3 Years
Language criteria met: UKNARIC (C1), B1 + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: NCS/JCAP
Date of application: 12/05/17
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 16/05/17 via Royal Mail Tracking
Date of acknowledgement: Email: 22/05/17, Letter: 22/05/17 but received on 25/05/17
Date money gone off account: Naturalisation: 22/05/17, Passport: 25/05/17
Date of letter requesting Biometrics: 22/05/17 but received on 25/05/17
Biometrics done: 25/05/17
Date of approval: 18/10/17 but received on 27/10/17
Date of ceremony: 03/11/17
Date applied for passport: 12/05/17
Date passport received: 10/11/17 via DX Delivery
Total: 5 Months 30 days or 183 days

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ijustdontknow » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:20 am

Eligibility criteria: 12 year residency - EEA PR + 12months
Language: Degree at British University
Method of application: NCS JCAP (Winchester ) 09/05/2017
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/05/2017 (presumably)
Date of debit of fees: 19/05/2017 (Citizenship Only)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 22/05/2017 (by email) 20/05/2017 (letter date) 24/05/17 (arrived in post)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 20/05/17 (dated) 24/05/17 (arrived in post)
Biometrics done: 25/05/17
Date of approval: Decided 26 Sep 17, Status Updated 28 Sep 17 (online), Approval/Invitation Letter received 7 Oct 17 dated 29 Sep 17
Date of ceremony: 25 Oct 17 (Private) - was offered public on 7 Nov but couldn't make that one
Date applied for passports: 9/05/2017
Date passports received: 2/11/2017

swintooh
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Poland

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by swintooh » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:55 pm

Update marked

Eligibility criteria: 10 years of residence, permanent residents since 2012
Language criteria met: SELT
Nationality: EU Citizen - Polish
Applicants: 2 adults + 1 child
Method of application: JCAP - NCS Hounslow Council / Registrar Office
Date of application: 09/06/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of email receipt by HO/UKVI: 20/06/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 19/06/2017 (letter received 22/06/2017)
Date money gone off account: 19/06/2017 (visible on 21/06/2017)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 19/06/2017 (letter received 22/06/2017)
Biometrics done: 22/06/2017
Date of approval: awaiting formal letter (online status changed to Decided on 14/11/2017)
Date of ceremony: waiting
Date applied for passports: 09/06/2017 (JCAP)
Date money gone off account for Passport: waiting
Date passports received: waiting

Venkat2806
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Venkat2806 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:38 pm

fbacker wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:33 pm
fbacker wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:35 pm
fbacker wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 years Workpermit & Tier1 + 7 year ILR ( for self),
2 years Settlement visa + 4years ILR ( Spouse) ,
Child - 2 years Indefinite Leave to Enter
Language criteria met: UK Degree ( for self) & Trinity college GESE Grade5 for Spouse
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS, Leeds
Date of application: 18/07/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HM/UKVI:
Date of acknowledgement: 25/07/2017(email)
Date money gone off account: 25/07/2017 ( for application), 28/07/2017 (For passport)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: Dated 24/07/2017 received on 27/07/2017
Biometrics done: Surname & first name reversed on the biometric barcode( for self). Sent email to Homeoffice (Awaiting response)
For spouse and kid - Biometric taken on 27/07/2017
Received email from Homeoffice on 10/08/2017 to use the original enrolment letter for
biometric. Enroled for biometric on 10/08/2017
Online status updated to "Decided": Updated online on 08/11/2017 as 'DECIDED' . Awaiting the letter.
Date of approval:
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports: 18/07/2017
Date passports received:
Moderator edit: Question post removed.
@ Venkat2806 This is a TIMELINE THREAD ONLY. Please respect this and post your questions in a separate thread.

ess212
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ess212 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:24 am

ess212 wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:33 pm
ess212 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:53 am
ess212 wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:39 pm
Update 1
Update 2
Update 3
Update 4
FINAL UPDATE
ess212 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 14 years ILR
Language criteria met: Exempt country
Nationality: Jamaican
Method of application: NCS Walthamstow
Date of application: 14/06/2017
Date documents received by HO/UKVI: 15/06/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of email receipt by HO/UKVI: 27/06/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 27/06/2017 (email); 29/06/2017 (post; dated 24/06/2017)
Date money gone off account: 26/06/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 29/06/2017 (in post with acknowledgement letter; dated 26/06/2017)
Biometrics done: 30/06/2017
Online Status: AWAITING A DECISION (26 June 2017); DECIDED 19/10/17 (shown on 21/10/17 after midday) :D
Date of approval: Letter dated 23/10/17. Arrived 02/11/17 (I moved and didn't have time to update my address, but redirection worked- in case that helps anyone) :D :D :D
Date of ceremony: 07/11/17 (Southwark public ceremony)
Date applied for passports: 14/06/2017 (JCAP)
Date money gone off account for Passport: 30/06/2017
Date passports received: 15/11/2017
Good luck to everyone still waiting. It's a horrible wait. Find things to distract yourself from the stress/impatience/disappointment at the pace that the HO works.

MurrayAusUK
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by MurrayAusUK » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:19 pm

Eligibility criteria 10 Years (5 Years HSMP + 5 Years ILR)
Language criteria met First Language
Nationality Australian
Method of application NCS + JCAP
Date of application 29-Jun-17
Payment method Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI
Date of acknowledgement: 7-Jul-17
Nationality fee taken 6-Jul-17
Date of letter - biometrics 6-Jul-17
Biometrics done 10-Jul-17
Passport fee taken 10-Jul-17
Date of approval 1-Nov-17
Date Letter Received 13-Nov-17
Date Website Update Still ‘Awaiting’
Date of ceremony TBA
Date passports received TBA

> 125 Calendar Days
> 90 Workdays

> Website still not updated (think a waste of time)
> Printing and posting is very slow (2 weeks)
> Satisfaction Survey was the first thing received

Good luck ++

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nodders » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: UK Masters degree + Life in the UK
Nationality: EEA
Method of application: NCS King's Lynn
Date of application: 17 May 2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement (email): 29 May 2017
Biometrics done: 08 June 2017
Online Status: decided (last updated 16 October 2017)
Date of approval: 18 October 2017
Date letter arrived: 31 October 2017
Date of ceremony: 20 Dec 2017
Date applied for passport: 17 May 2017 (JCAP)
Date passport received:

zuzu
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by zuzu » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:02 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years RC + 1 Year ILR
Language criteria met: Degree in English outside of UK + UK NARIC
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: NCS + JCAP
Date of application: 26-Jun-2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 28-Jun-2017
Date of acknowledgement: 03-July-2017, received: 06-Jul-2017
Date of acknowledgement of HMPO: text message received: 06-Jul-2017
Date money gone off account: 04-Jul-2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 03-Jul-2017, received: 06-Jul-2017
Biometrics done: 06-Jul-2017
Date of approval: 01-Nov-2017 Check me!, letter received 09-Nov-2017
Date of ceremony: 16-Nov-2017
Date applied for passports: 26-Jun-2017
Date passports received: 26-xx-2017

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tariq4u » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:18 am

tariq4u wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:06 am
Final update :D
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: 28/06/2017
Thank you to all members for help and guideline

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ariskar » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:45 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years residence + 1 year (EEA)PR.
Language criteria met: Trinity College London B1.
Nationality: EEA (NWEURO8)
Method of application: NCS Dagenham
Date of application: 23/10/17
Payment method: Debit Card. Passport paid by postal order.
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 25/10/17
Date of acknowledgement (email): 01/11/17
Date of acknowledgement letter : Dated: 31/10/17, Received: 02/11/17.
Date money gone off account: 31/10/17 For Passport : (paid by postal order - JCAP)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: Dated : , Received: .
First biometric enrollment letter not received by 16/11/2017, emailed nationalitybiometrics@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk on 9/11/2017 - autoresponse promised reply within 10 working days, they replied on 14/11/17 that the first letter was posted on 31/10/17 and that a second letter would be posted on the same day 14/11/17. Waiting for second letter :|
Biometrics done: .
Online Application Status: not yet...
1) Awaiting Decision - .
2) Decided - .
3) Updated Online - .

Date of approval: .
Letter of Approval: .(Dated- )
Letter of Ceremony: .(Dated- )
Date of ceremony: .
Date applied for passport: 23/10/2017 (JCAP)
Date HMPO SMS received: 04/11/17
Date passport received:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by wisamt1 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:20 pm

wisamt1 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:17 am
wisamt1 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 8 Years ILR
Language Eligibility: Life in The UK + UK University Degree
Method of application: NCS Redbridge JCAP
Date of application: 01/08/2017
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 03/08/2017
Date of acknowledgement(Email): 08/08/2017
Date of acknowledgement(Letter): dated 07/08/2017 received 16/08/2017
Date money gone off account: 07/08/2017
Date Online Application Status changed to Awaiting Decision: 07/08/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: dated 13/08/2017 received 16/08/2017
Biometrics done: 16/08/2017
Date Online Application Status changed to Decided: 17/11/2017
Date of approval:
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports: 01/08/2017
Date passport fee gone off account: 10/08/2017
Passport text received :
Date passports received:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tdealing » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:04 pm

Eligibility criteria: an EU national, 6+ years
Language criteria met: UK Degree
Nationality: Slovakia
Method of application: NCS Hammersmith
Date of application: 25/05/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKVI: 30.05.2017
Date of acknowledgement: 06/06/2017 (via email)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 12/06/2017
Biometrics done: 13/06/2017
Online status appeared : 06/06/2017
Status : Decided
Date of approval: 25.10.2017
Date of ceremony: 15.11.2017 private ceremony
Date applied for passport: 25.05.2017
Date passport received: waiting...

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Pavel_M » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:14 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: B1 + Life in the UK
Nationality: EU
Method of application: NCS Waltham Forest
Date of application: 26 June 2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement (letter): 03 July
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 03 July (came together with the acknowledgement letter)
Date of acknowledgement (email): 04 July
Date money gone off account: 04 July
Biometrics done: 11 July
Online Status: decided 9 October
Date of approval letter received: 14 November
Date of ceremony: 13 December
Date applied for passport: Will apply after ceremony

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Trump1979 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:54 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: B1 + Life in the UK
Nationality: Cameroon
Method of application: NCS Lewisham
Date of application: 23 October 2017
Date application received: 24 October 2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement (letter): 31 October 2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 31 October 2017 (came together with the acknowledgement letter)
Date money gone off account: 31 October 2017
Biometrics done: 03 November 2017
Online Status appeared:
Date of approval:
Date of approval letter received:
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passport: 23 October 2017

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ciaocico » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:13 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: B1 + Life in the UK
Nationality: EU AN+MN1
Method of application: NCS Camdan
Date of application: 06/ NOVEMBER 2017
Date application received: 07/NOVEMBER 2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement (letter): 11/11:2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 15/11/2017 (came together with the acknowledgement letter)
Date money gone off account: 11/11/2017
Biometrics done: 17/November 2017
Online Status appeared: not yet !!!!
Date of approval:
Date of approval letter received:
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passport:6/November 2017 money gon 13/11/207

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