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

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Karim29
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Somalia

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Karim29 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:25 pm

[quote=Karim29 post_id=1674791 time=1535446157 user_id=198086]
Eligibility Criteria: 5years+
Language Criteria: Trinity College + LIUK test
Nationality: 👍
Method of application: Myself
Date of application:23/06/2018
Date Received by HO : 26/06/2018
Payment method: Hard copy
Date of debit of fees: 27/07/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 16/07/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 30/07/2018
Date of Biometric letter received: 02/08/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/08/2018
Date on Approval letter: 15/08/2018
Date of receipt of approval: Home office sent to a wrong address using some solicitor that I did not use on my application. I even don’t know them.
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 02/10/2018
Date of Ceremony: 02/10/2018
I sent an email to my local council and found out that my certificate was sent to them at the same time I received the approval letter. This should have been over long time if HO didn’t send the invitation letter to a wrong address moreover a solicitor I don’t know never used them at all😔😔😔😔

topdamiano
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Poland

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by topdamiano » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:45 pm

topdamiano wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:00 pm
topdamiano wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:51 am
Eligibility criteria: 12 Years + 2 years PR
Language Criteria: Trinity College
Nationality: Poland - EU
Method of application: NCS Birmingham (Paper copy)
Date of application: 16/07/2018
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement email/letter: 27.07.18
Date of debit of fees: 27/07/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued:1.08.18
Date Biometrics enrolled:1.08.18
Date on approval letter: 24.08.18
Date of receipt of approval: 3.09.18
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 4.09.18
Date of Ceremony: 3.X.18

27 days from acknowledgement to approval

38 days from submission to approval

Happy as pigs in s....

Good luck everybody!

LJ Kravitz
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by LJ Kravitz » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:28 pm

Eligibility criteria: EU (Lithuania), 5yrs+ 1yr residency
Method of application: NCS King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Date of application: 16 May 2018
Date of debit of fees: 11 June 2018
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 11 June 2018 (by email)
Date of receipt of approval: 21 July 2018 (letter dated 13 July 2018)
Date of Ceremony: 25 July 2018 (express)
Passport: Applied on 30 July; my passport application takes longer because upon becoming a citizen, I have changed my name, thus need to provide more evidence.

Hope that helps. Good luck!

rikabi
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rikabi » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:59 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC
Language Criteria: Life in UK and B1 Level Test
Nationality : NON EU
Method of application: Online Only
Date of application: Online 24/08/2018
Payment method: Online £1330
Date of acknowledgement: 28/08/2018 (online) ,
Documents acknowledgement (Sent Special Delivery) :Pending (only posted doc on 4/8/18 due to delay find some docs)
Date of debit of fees: 24/08/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued (online): 24/08/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 24/08/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29/08/2018
Date on Approval letter: WAITING
Date of receipt of approval: WAITING
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: pending
Date of Passport Application: Not applied yet, awaiting for naturalization first.
Date of debit of passport fees: n/a
Date Passport to be received: n/a

Pras2016
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Pras2016 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:27 am

Pras2016 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:21 pm
Eligibility Criteria: 5 Years + 1YR ILR
Language Criteria: UK Masters Degree + LIUK test
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online + NCS
Date of application: 07/08/2018
NDSR Appointment: 14/08/2018
Date Received by HO: 16/08/2016
Payment method: Credit card
Date of debit of fees: 07/08/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 08/08/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 07/08/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 07/08/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 09/08/2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 14/08/2018
Text message from HMPO: 06/09/2018
Date of debit of passport fee:
Date Passport to be received:

jmmo20
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jmmo20 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:09 pm

jmmo20 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:49 pm
Eligibility Criteria: 5 Years (1.5 years as PR)
Language Criteria: BSc Hons degree
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 27/07/2018
Date Received by HO : 30/07/2018
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: Pending
Date of Biometric letter issued: 27/07/18
Date of biometric letter received: 27/07/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 3/08/18
Date on Approval letter: 4/09/18
Date of receipt of approval: 6/09/18
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending
Date of Passport Application: Pending
Date of debit of fees: not applicable

Mac20
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Zimbabwe

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mac20 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:32 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR
Method of application: online + Postal documents
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26 June 18
Date of debit of fees: 30 June 18
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 26 June 18
Date of receipt of approval: 29 Aug 18 :D
Date of Ceremony: waiting for letter

Mason2411
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mason2411 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:18 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 6 year ILR
Method of application:POSTAL
Date of receipt by 27 APRIL
Date of debit of fees:31 MAY
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:30 MAY
Date of receipt of approval:4 SEP
Date of Ceremony: STILL WAITING

BridgeKid
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by BridgeKid » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:08 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years +1 year ILR (My journey started over 10years ago)
Nationality: non EU
Language Criteria: UK Masters Degree + LIUK test
Method of application: NDRS (1 main application + 1 dependant)
Date of application: 12/07/18
Application type: Online
Payment method: Credit Card
Acknowledgement of application: 13/07/2018
NDRS+JCAP Appointment date: 17/07/18
Date of Biometric letter issue: 12/08/18
Date Biometric letter received: 12/08/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 17/08/18
Date on Approval letter: 01/09/2018
Date of receipt of Citizenship Ceremony Invitation: 06/09/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony confirmation: 07/09/2018 (via email)
Date of Ceremony: 26/09/2018
Date of Passport Application: 17/07/2018
Date of debit of fees: 21/08/2018
Date Passport to be received: Pending

I wish you all the very best of luck. Your good news is on its way!

jasmindesylva
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jasmindesylva » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:55 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3yr spouse of BC
Language Criteria: Trinity College B1
Method of application: NCS Kent County Council Date: 23-08-2018

Date of receipt by UKBA: 28-08-2018
Date of debit of fees: 03-09-2018
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 03-09-2018 Letter dated: 01-09-2018

Date of Biometrics Enrollment: 06-09-2018
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

Other Updates:
Interim Updates
Date: Description

Bees08
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bees08 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:56 pm

Bees08 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Bees08 wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:04 pm
Eligibility Criteria: 5 Years + Spouse of BC
Language Criteria: UK Masters Degree + LIUK test
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Royal Mail
Date of application: 05/07/2018
Date Received by HO : 06/07/2018
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 24/07/18
Date of debit of fees: 23/07/18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 23/07/18
Date of biometric letter received: 26/07/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 27/07/18
2nd biometric letter issued : 10/08/18
2nd biometric letter received : 16/08/18
2nd biometrics enrolled : 16/08/18
Date on Approval letter: 04/09/18
Date of receipt of approval: 07/09/18 (I included a self addressed envelope)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending
Date of Passport Application: Pending
Date of debit of fees: not applicable


upunalesk
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by upunalesk » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:30 am

upunalesk wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:51 am
upunalesk wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year with EEA PR
Language Criteria: Trinity college +LIUK test
Nationality : EU Latvia
Method of application: paper form (Royal mail)
Date of application: 26 July 2018
Date Received by HO : 30 July 2018
Payment method: Debit card
Date of debit of fees: 07 August 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 08 August 2018 email (10/08/18 letter)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 08/08/18
Date of biometric letter received: 10/08/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 10/08/18
Date of documents received at the HO: 07/09/2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

upunalesk
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by upunalesk » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:38 am

upunalesk wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:30 am
upunalesk wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:51 am
upunalesk wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year with EEA PR
Language Criteria: Trinity college +LIUK test
Nationality : EU Latvia
Method of application: paper form (Royal mail)
Date of application: 26 July 2018
Date Received by HO : 30 July 2018
Payment method: Debit card
Date of debit of fees: 07 August 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 08 August 2018 email (10/08/18 letter)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 08/08/18
Date of biometric letter received: 10/08/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 10/08/18
Date of documents received at the HO: 07/09/2018
Date on Approval letter: 05/09/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

Karim29
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Somalia

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Karim29 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:27 pm

[quote=Karim29 post_id=1677387 time=1536085521 user_id=198086]
[quote=Karim29 post_id=1674791 time=1535446157 user_id=198086]
Eligibility Criteria: 5years+
Language Criteria: Trinity College + LIUK test
Nationality: 👍
Method of application: Myself
Date of application:23/06/2018
Date Received by HO : 26/06/2018
Payment method: Hard copy
Date of debit of fees: 27/07/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 16/07/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 30/07/2018
Date of Biometric letter received: 02/08/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/08/2018
Date on Approval letter: 15/08/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 16/08/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 17/08/2018
Date of Ceremony: 17/08/2018
Date of passport: pending

skye90
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by skye90 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:09 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years +1 year ILR
Nationality: non EU
Criteria: UK Undergraduate Degree + LIUK test
Method of application: online + NCS + JCAP
Date of application: 24/07/2018
Application type: Online
Payment method: Debit Card
Acknowledgement of application: 24/07/2018
NDRS+JCAP Appointment date: 31/07/2018
Date of Biometric letter issue: 24/07/2018
Date Biometric letter received: 24/07/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28/07/2018
Date on Approval letter: 06/09/2018
Date of receipt of Citizenship Ceremony Invitation: 10/09/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony confirmation:Pending
Date of Ceremony:Pending
Date of Passport Application: 24/07/2018
Date of debit of fees: 28/08/2018
Date Passport to be received: Pending

Sir Murphy
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sir Murphy » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:11 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 Years Long Residence + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: Master Degree (UK University)
Nationality : Nigerian
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 06-09-2018
Date of acknowledgement: 07-09-2018 (received as an email)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 06-09-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 08-09-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 10-09-2018
Date of Documents received by HO:
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 10-09-2018
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

PS00427
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by PS00427 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:48 am

Eligibility criteria: Refugee ILR (2 months)+ Married BC
Language Criteria: Master Degree (UK University)
Nationality : Iranian
Method of application: Online + NDRS
Date of application: 08-07-2018 Online application
Date of acknowledgement: 09-07-2018 (received as an email)
Date of debit of fees for application: 09-07-2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 08-07-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 12-07-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 10-07-2018
Date of Documents received by HO:12-07-2018
Date on Approval letter:06-09-2018
Date of receipt of approval:10-09-2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:10-09-2018
Date of Ceremony: AWAITING
Date of Passport Application: 08-07-2018
Date of debit of fees:22-09-2018
Date Passport to be received:AWAITING

5ift
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by 5ift » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:47 pm

Eligibility criteria: Refugee ILR (2 weeks) + British Spouse
Language Criteria: Masters degree in English
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 24.04.18 (HO received application: 25.04.18)
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: Formal email: 31.05.18, Letter received: 02.06.18
Date of debit of fees: 20.05.18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 31.05.18
Date of biometric letter received: 02.06.18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 04.06.18
Date on Approval letter: 01.09.18
Date of receipt of approval: 05.09.18
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Called to book the ceremony
Date of Ceremony: 18.09.18
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:


My timeline was very confusing as it took a long time for the money to be taken and then for the biometric letter to be received. I was worried and contacted them by email a few times but I always got the same reply that it's under progress.

Each case is different from another, and while this forum is very helpful for information, don't despair if your dates are different or the process is taking longer than the others.. It'll all pass!

Good luck to you all!

olamii007
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Nigeria

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by olamii007 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:44 pm

Eligibility Criteria: ILR
Language Criteria: Trinity College + LIUK test
Nationality: Nigerian
Method of application: Myself
Date of application:20/06/2018
Date Received by HO : 20/06/2018
Payment method: Online
Date of debit of fees: 20/06/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 20/06/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 20/06/2018
Date of Biometric letter received: 20/06/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21/06/2018
Date on Approval letter: 12/09/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 12/09/2018.
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: pending .
Date of Ceremony: pending.

Sir Murphy
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sir Murphy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:31 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 Years Long Residence + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: Master Degree (UK University)
Nationality : Nigerian
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 06-09-2018
Date of acknowledgement: 07-09-2018 (received as an email)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 06-09-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 08-09-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 10-09-2018
Date of Documents received by HO: 12-09-2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 10-09-2018
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

Ebonygirl
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ebonygirl » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:32 pm

Eligibility: Refugee + 5 year Ilr
Language Criteria: Trinity B1 and LIfe in UK
Nationality : Non Eu
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 09-07-2018
Date of acknowledgement: 23-07-2018 (received as an email)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 23-07-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 26-07-2018
Date of Documents received by HO: 10-07-2018
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received

kifak
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kifak » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years
Language Criteria: LIUK + Trinity College B1
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 05/06/2018
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement email/letter: 06/06/2018
Date of debit of fees: 05/06/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 05/06/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled:09/06/2018
NDRS appointment:09/06/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 11/08/2018 (dated 06/08/2018)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: never received
Date of Ceremony: 03/09/2018
Date of Passport Application: 09/06/2018
Date of debit of passport fee: 20/07/2018 (received letter from HMPO as I forgot to write CVV on passport application, called to pay by phone)
Date Passport received: 12/09/2018

mumUsaUk
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India

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mumUsaUk » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:42 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + I Year ILR
Language Criteria: USA and UK Degree
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 22/06/2018
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement email/letter: None
Date of debit of fees: 22/06/2017
Date of Biometric letter issued: 22/06/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled:30/06/2018
NDRS appointment:29/06/2017
Date of receipt of approval: 12/9/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 12/9/2018
Date of Ceremony: 17/9/2018

Date of Passport Application: Same time
Date of debit of passport fee: 6/8/2018
Date Passport to be received: pending

AnaLima
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Portugal

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by AnaLima » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:06 am

Eligibility criteria: EU 12 years + 12 months EEA PR
Language criteria: LiUK + UK Degree and Masters
Nationality: Portuguese
Method of application: Myself via Post
Date of application: 27/07/2018
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 08/08/2018 (email)
Date of debit of fees: 08/08/2018
Date of biometric letter issued: 07/08/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 10/08/2018
Date biometrics enrolled: 14/08/2018
Date of original documents returned: 05/09/2018
Date on approval letter: 04/09/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 12/09/2018 :D
Date of ceremony: 02/10/2018

Days from submission to approval: 35 (including weekends)

Date of passport application: Pending
Date of debit of (passport): Pending
Date of passport received: Pending

Days waiting for passport from ceremony date: Pending

ourehman
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ourehman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:28 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + ILR 1 year
Language Criteria: UK degree
Nationality : Pakistani
Method of application: NCS Hendon (hard copy)
Date of application: 30/07/2018
Payment method: Debit card
Date of debit of fees: 5/08/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 5/08/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 8/08/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 13/08/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 17/08/2018
Date on Approval letter: 13/09/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 04/09/2018

Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending
Date of Passport Application: Pending
Date of debit of passport fees: Pending
Date Passport to be received: Pending

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