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Lickylicki
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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by Lickylicki » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:05 pm

I found her post important because we are both Nigerian and we both applied from here...I just completed my biometrics last week and I'm waiting for my fate...are postal systems here is the worst and I didn't make anything special arrangements for my documents to be sent Back so I'm guessing it would be second class post...I wanted to ask her if there is anything hope it would get here or if there is anything way I can ammend the applications so they send it via courier or priority post
CR001 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:59 am
Lickylicki wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:56 am
Please can you message me or send me your email...I need your help urgently with Some clarifications
keji wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:13 pm
To God be the Glory. Passport out at last after about 20weeks. A very big thank you to everyone that has helped out and best of God to all who are still awaiting a response from the home office .it will be positive by God grace. And to those still awaiting passport issuance too, *patience* is the word though not easy but thats all u can do.be patient and dot pressurize them .

Thanks
@ lickylicki - you do not have access to the PM privilege yet as a newly registered member. Members are also not permitted to post any form of contact details on the forum.

Post in public so that all may benefit and offer you assistance and advice.

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by blackchukky » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:08 am

Lickylicki wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:05 pm
I found her post important because we are both Nigerian and we both applied from here...I just completed my biometrics last week and I'm waiting for my fate...are postal systems here is the worst and I didn't make anything special arrangements for my documents to be sent Back so I'm guessing it would be second class post...I wanted to ask her if there is anything hope it would get here or if there is anything way I can ammend the applications so they send it via courier or priority post
CR001 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:59 am
Lickylicki wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:56 am
Please can you message me or send me your email...I need your help urgently with Some clarifications
keji wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:13 pm
To God be the Glory. Passport out at last after about 20weeks. A very big thank you to everyone that has helped out and best of God to all who are still awaiting a response from the home office .it will be positive by God grace. And to those still awaiting passport issuance too, *patience* is the word though not easy but thats all u can do.be patient and dot pressurize them .

Thanks
@ lickylicki - you do not have access to the PM privilege yet as a newly registered member. Members are also not permitted to post any form of contact details on the forum.

Post in public so that all may benefit and offer you assistance and advice.
I suggest you contact FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk and insist on them sending your documents via ups, Dhl or preferably the British consulate in Lagos. Using Nipost will be sucidal.

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by Lickylicki » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:11 am

I tried contacting them they sent a no reply mail that they wouldn't attend to the mail unless it is from within the uk
blackchukky wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:08 am
Lickylicki wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:05 pm
I found her post important because we are both Nigerian and we both applied from here...I just completed my biometrics last week and I'm waiting for my fate...are postal systems here is the worst and I didn't make anything special arrangements for my documents to be sent Back so I'm guessing it would be second class post...I wanted to ask her if there is anything hope it would get here or if there is anything way I can ammend the applications so they send it via courier or priority post
CR001 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:59 am
Lickylicki wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:56 am
Please can you message me or send me your email...I need your help urgently with Some clarifications
@ lickylicki - you do not have access to the PM privilege yet as a newly registered member. Members are also not permitted to post any form of contact details on the forum.

Post in public so that all may benefit and offer you assistance and advice.
I suggest you contact FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk and insist on them sending your documents via ups, Dhl or preferably the British consulate in Lagos. Using Nipost will be sucidal.

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by blackchukky » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:36 pm

Lickylicki wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:11 am
I tried contacting them they sent a no reply mail that they wouldn't attend to the mail unless it is from within the uk
blackchukky wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:08 am
Lickylicki wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:05 pm
I found her post important because we are both Nigerian and we both applied from here...I just completed my biometrics last week and I'm waiting for my fate...are postal systems here is the worst and I didn't make anything special arrangements for my documents to be sent Back so I'm guessing it would be second class post...I wanted to ask her if there is anything hope it would get here or if there is anything way I can ammend the applications so they send it via courier or priority post
CR001 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:59 am

@ lickylicki - you do not have access to the PM privilege yet as a newly registered member. Members are also not permitted to post any form of contact details on the forum.

Post in public so that all may benefit and offer you assistance and advice.
I suggest you contact FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk and insist on them sending your documents via ups, Dhl or preferably the British consulate in Lagos. Using Nipost will be sucidal.
it's normal to get an automated mail, eventually they will contact you. Otherwise you could reach them by telephone see https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside- ... uk/english

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by Lickylicki » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:26 pm

Can I call that number from nigeria
blackchukky wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Lickylicki wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:11 am
I tried contacting them they sent a no reply mail that they wouldn't attend to the mail unless it is from within the uk
blackchukky wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:08 am
Lickylicki wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:05 pm
I found her post important because we are both Nigerian and we both applied from here...I just completed my biometrics last week and I'm waiting for my fate...are postal systems here is the worst and I didn't make anything special arrangements for my documents to be sent Back so I'm guessing it would be second class post...I wanted to ask her if there is anything hope it would get here or if there is anything way I can ammend the applications so they send it via courier or priority post
I suggest you contact FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk and insist on them sending your documents via ups, Dhl or preferably the British consulate in Lagos. Using Nipost will be sucidal.
it's normal to get an automated mail, eventually they will contact you. Otherwise you could reach them by telephone see https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside- ... uk/english

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by jaffictram » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:12 pm

mercuree wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:27 am
jaffictram wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:17 pm
mercuree wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:23 am
mercuree wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:26 pm


HO conveniently mailed me only one day after I returned from holiday, providing a ceremony date two days from now. So finally getting that done!
Ceremony was done yesterday. I am now officially a certified British subject. Happy days! Now just to get the passport.
Congratulations. Good luck with the passport.

My son is still waiting for a ceremony date, since 5th November.
Thank you! The waiting is the worst, isn't it?

You've still got about two weeks to go before the 12 week cutoff. After that, if you still haven't gotten one, you can mail them on citizenship.support@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

The person handling my case did say that they have been severely backlogged and that they are implementing procedures to get things moving faster.
Still waiting for ceremony date. Sent emails to HO and SA British Consulate.

Certificate was sent via diplomatic bag to SA on December 4tth.

Called Consulate 4 times. Spoke to various people, who were going to call me back. (Never did).

Finally got through to ceremony planner who says they have 800 applications to arrange.

6 months this week. Painstakingly waiting for government officials to finalise this.

Will be very glad when this is over and dont have to have anything to do with them again.

"Rant Over"

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by alanwar » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:14 pm

My timeline, applying from the USA:

September 4, 2018 - Submitted application online
September 5 - Received acknowledgement email with case number in my spam folder
September 5 - Sent documents from USA
September 10 - Documents received in Liverpool
October 30 - Received email inviting me to enroll biometrics
November 16 - Completed biometrics
December 19 - Received success letter with all my documents and passport
February 2, 2019 - Received email with ceremony invitation
February 25 - Citizenship ceremony

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by Lickylicki » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:37 am

Did my biometrics on the 15 Feb 2019...got my approval email yesterday 4 March 2019...please what's next as I am awaiting documents...will the embassy contact me about ceremony or I have to reach out

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by Lickylicki » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:28 am

Please how did you get your documents back I...I'm scared
Bummiey wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Bummiey wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Hello everyone, I applied for citizenship via form UKF from Nigeria. Thanks to all for sharing their timelines, here is mine so far:

06/02/18 Application sent from Nigeria via DHL
09/02/18 Application received and signed for at Liverpool
21/02/18 Ceremony fee of £80 taken
22/02/18 Application acknowledged email
22/02/18 Biometric Enrolment Letter sent, dated same day
26/02/18 Appointment booked
06/03/18 Biometric Enrolment appointment confirmation sent via email
08/03/18 Biometrics taken
04/05/18 Email sent acknowledging receipt of Naturalization certificate in Nigeria
07/05/18 Call from Vice Consul concerning citizenship ceremony, I requested change of location for the ceremony (from Abuja to Lagos)

Still awaiting ceremony date and time.
UPDATE
12/06/18 Citizenship ceremony done and dusted :D officially British and Nigerian 8)

Lickylicki
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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by Lickylicki » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:08 am

Please this question is for those that have applied for a passport...some of the supporting documents are marriage certificate of which my parents aren't married...also passport as at when conceived...pretty sure my mom dosent have that...Please I want to know if there's a way round it

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by ElMac94 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:16 pm

ElMac94 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:31 pm
Applied from USA. The whole process has been VERY quick and easy for me, and now all I'm waiting on is the invitation to the ceremony.

Application arrival: 18 September 2018
Fee taken from account: 24 September 2018
Application receipt acknowledgement: 25 September 2018
Invitation to complete biometrics: 25 September 2018
Biometrics appointment: 15 October 2018 (likely could have been seen much earlier, but this was my first available date and they gave me the date I asked for)
Letter of successful application dated: 6 November 2018
Final Updates:
Invitation to ceremony: 22 January 2019
Date of ceremony: 23 January 2019
Passport Application Posted: 4 February 2019
(Got an email saying I left out the referee's passport photocopy on 22 February, sent that on 27 February and the next day saw that my status had been updated to "dispatched")
Passport (and supporting documents) received: 5 March 2019

Just posted off my application to register my children under Section 3(1) yesterday, so will be jumping over to that topic now!

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by keji » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:45 pm

Lickylicki wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:08 am
Please this question is for those that have applied for a passport...some of the supporting documents are marriage certificate of which my parents aren't married...also passport as at when conceived...pretty sure my mom dosent have that...Please I want to know if there's a way round it
congrats, i believe you have answers to your questions now.
sorry i have not being on the forum lately? you dont need your parents marriage cert. all you need is your registration certificate. follow document requirements for your category

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by Lickylicki » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:32 am

Yaay thank you for the reply...please how did you get your documents back...still awaiting mine
keji wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Lickylicki wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:08 am
Please this question is for those that have applied for a passport...some of the supporting documents are marriage certificate of which my parents aren't married...also passport as at when conceived...pretty sure my mom dosent have that...Please I want to know if there's a way round it
congrats, i believe you have answers to your questions now.
sorry i have not being on the forum lately? you dont need your parents marriage cert. all you need is your registration certificate. follow document requirements for your category

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by jaffictram » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:19 pm

PleasantThebest wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Just wanted to post my final timeline after having received my passport today :) Ignore the delay between the ceremony and the passport application. I only had a chance to apply for the passport in the new year and had no immediate plans to travel. Just wanted to say thanks to this forum. A lot of good people on here, providing valuable help and information :) Good luck to all those still waiting to hear from the HO.

Online application from Port Elizabeth, South Africa
5 August 2018 : Date applied
6 August 2018 : Automated acknowledgement received with case number
3 October 2018 : Biometrics invite received via email
10 October 2018 : Biometrics submitted at TLSContact office in Port Elizabeth
13 November 2018 : Approval email received from case worker - original approval date 24 October 2018

3 December 2018 : Ceremony invite received from consulate in Cape Town
14 December 2018: : Ceremony completed

14 January 2019 : Applied for passport online
21 January 2019 : Sent supporting documents to Durham HMPO via DHL
24 January 2019 : Docs received by HMPO
6 February 2019 : Email from HMPO requesting signed declaration for passport to be delivered to my work address (reply sent back same day)

7 February 2019 : Marked "Dispatched" on tracking service
13 February 2019 : Passport received via DHL
Hi Pleasant

Can you please explain something to me about your online passport application?

Did you have to have your passport photos countersigned? On the online application, there is no mention of a countersignature. Did you attach this seperately?

Thank you

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by jaffictram » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:51 pm

jaffictram wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:19 pm
PleasantThebest wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Just wanted to post my final timeline after having received my passport today :) Ignore the delay between the ceremony and the passport application. I only had a chance to apply for the passport in the new year and had no immediate plans to travel. Just wanted to say thanks to this forum. A lot of good people on here, providing valuable help and information :) Good luck to all those still waiting to hear from the HO.

Online application from Port Elizabeth, South Africa
5 August 2018 : Date applied
6 August 2018 : Automated acknowledgement received with case number
3 October 2018 : Biometrics invite received via email
10 October 2018 : Biometrics submitted at TLSContact office in Port Elizabeth
13 November 2018 : Approval email received from case worker - original approval date 24 October 2018

3 December 2018 : Ceremony invite received from consulate in Cape Town
14 December 2018: : Ceremony completed

14 January 2019 : Applied for passport online
21 January 2019 : Sent supporting documents to Durham HMPO via DHL
24 January 2019 : Docs received by HMPO
6 February 2019 : Email from HMPO requesting signed declaration for passport to be delivered to my work address (reply sent back same day)

7 February 2019 : Marked "Dispatched" on tracking service
13 February 2019 : Passport received via DHL
Hi Pleasant

Can you please explain something to me about your online passport application?

Did you have to have your passport photos countersigned? On the online application, there is no mention of a countersignature. Did you attach this seperately?

Thank you
Anyone?

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by keji » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:44 pm

Lickylicki wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:32 am
Yaay thank you for the reply...please how did you get your documents back...still awaiting mine
keji wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Lickylicki wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:08 am
Please this question is for those that have applied for a passport...some of the supporting documents are marriage certificate of which my parents aren't married...also passport as at when conceived...pretty sure my mom dosent have that...Please I want to know if there's a way round it
congrats, i believe you have answers to your questions now.
sorry i have not being on the forum lately? you dont need your parents marriage cert. all you need is your registration certificate. follow document requirements for your category
it came by post. i must say your process was superfast

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by mercuree » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:02 am

jaffictram wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:45 pm
mercuree wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:27 am
jaffictram wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:17 pm
mercuree wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:23 am


Ceremony was done yesterday. I am now officially a certified British subject. Happy days! Now just to get the passport.
Congratulations. Good luck with the passport.

My son is still waiting for a ceremony date, since 5th November.
Thank you! The waiting is the worst, isn't it?

You've still got about two weeks to go before the 12 week cutoff. After that, if you still haven't gotten one, you can mail them on citizenship.support@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

The person handling my case did say that they have been severely backlogged and that they are implementing procedures to get things moving faster.
"The waiting drove me mad"
Still waiting, I got my dates wrong, we got the letter 5th December, dated 30 November. Meh.
Will wait another week and send an email.
Hope your passport application has gone smoothly?
So far, yes. Thankfully there is not a lot to be done. You just send them your certificate and a few extra docs which you would have had for the initial citizenship application. All trackable online. Now just waiting for it to be sent back.

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by basicdiagrams » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:43 pm

10/09/2018 applied online and paid the fee
10/09/2018 received payment confirmation email
11/09/2018 received an email stating my Case ID and notifying me my application is being considered
11/09/2018 sent documentation via DHL
12/09/2018 documentation signed for in Liverpool (info via DHL tracking service, no official acknowledgment from UKVI)
23/09/2018 Passport and UKVI cover letter sent from Liverpool
02/10/2018 Passport and UKVI cover letter received
15/11/2018 biometric enrolment letter received (by email)
19/11/2018 ammended biometric enrolment letter received by email (after contacting the Home Office at NationalityBiometricsOverseas@homeoffice.gov.uk and explaining they had sent wrong instructions)
22/11/2018 biometric appointment request sent to TLS (no response)
27/11/2018 biometric appointment request sent to TLS (no response)
03/12/2018 biometric appointment request sent to TLS (no response)
04/12/2018 contacted the Home Office again (NationalityBiometricsOverseas@homeoffice.gov.uk) where I asked for assistance with making the biometric enrolment appointment; they said they sent an email to the TLS technical team marked down as URGENTLY REQUIRED
07/12/2018 contacted the Home Office again (NationalityBiometricsOverseas@homeoffice.gov.uk) asking for an update on my case
10/12/2018 the HO responded by telling me they escalated my issues to the new Team Leader at the TLS Technical Team and that this would be rectified by the end of the week, also telling me not to worry about the timescale of the letters (30-day period to enrol biometrics)
10/12/2018 TLS responds by email, letting me know they scheduled the appointment for 12/12/2018
12/12/2018 Biometric data enroled at the local TLS VAC
30/01/2019 ACCEPTANCE LETTER RECEIVED by post (dated 22/01/2019)
14/02/2019 received a telephone call from local British Embassy asking about the date of the ceremony that would suit me (and the Consul General) best; ceremony scheduled for 20/03/2019
20/03/2019 Ceremony completed - presented with the certificate of registration. The ceremony was held in the British Consulate in my country, the Consul General gave me the paper with the oath and pledge which I read out loud after which I was presented with the registration certificate. I was allowed to bring several guests. After the ceremony the Ambassador popped by to say hello.

Applied online for the passport today, hopefully it won't take long before I have it :)

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by blackchukky » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:54 am

basicdiagrams wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:43 pm
10/09/2018 applied online and paid the fee
10/09/2018 received payment confirmation email
11/09/2018 received an email stating my Case ID and notifying me my application is being considered
11/09/2018 sent documentation via DHL
12/09/2018 documentation signed for in Liverpool (info via DHL tracking service, no official acknowledgment from UKVI)
23/09/2018 Passport and UKVI cover letter sent from Liverpool
02/10/2018 Passport and UKVI cover letter received
15/11/2018 biometric enrolment letter received (by email)
19/11/2018 ammended biometric enrolment letter received by email (after contacting the Home Office at NationalityBiometricsOverseas@homeoffice.gov.uk and explaining they had sent wrong instructions)
22/11/2018 biometric appointment request sent to TLS (no response)
27/11/2018 biometric appointment request sent to TLS (no response)
03/12/2018 biometric appointment request sent to TLS (no response)
04/12/2018 contacted the Home Office again (NationalityBiometricsOverseas@homeoffice.gov.uk) where I asked for assistance with making the biometric enrolment appointment; they said they sent an email to the TLS technical team marked down as URGENTLY REQUIRED
07/12/2018 contacted the Home Office again (NationalityBiometricsOverseas@homeoffice.gov.uk) asking for an update on my case
10/12/2018 the HO responded by telling me they escalated my issues to the new Team Leader at the TLS Technical Team and that this would be rectified by the end of the week, also telling me not to worry about the timescale of the letters (30-day period to enrol biometrics)
10/12/2018 TLS responds by email, letting me know they scheduled the appointment for 12/12/2018
12/12/2018 Biometric data enroled at the local TLS VAC
30/01/2019 ACCEPTANCE LETTER RECEIVED by post (dated 22/01/2019)
14/02/2019 received a telephone call from local British Embassy asking about the date of the ceremony that would suit me (and the Consul General) best; ceremony scheduled for 20/03/2019
20/03/2019 Ceremony completed - presented with the certificate of registration. The ceremony was held in the British Consulate in my country, the Consul General gave me the paper with the oath and pledge which I read out loud after which I was presented with the registration certificate. I was allowed to bring several guests. After the ceremony the Ambassador popped by to say hello.

Applied online for the passport today, hopefully it won't take long before I have it :)
Congratulations!

I'm still waiting for the ceremony invite and the waiting is killing especially with the approaching brexit deadline, and possible no-deal scenario.

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by mercuree » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:52 am

My passport application went out just under two weeks ago. It has just been dispatched (last I checked they were still making a decision!) with DHL courier and I will have it next week. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by jaffictram » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:50 pm

mercuree wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:52 am
My passport application went out just under two weeks ago. It has just been dispatched (last I checked they were still making a decision!) with DHL courier and I will have it next week. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Excellent news!!!

Congratulations. We are just about to send off for the passport.

My sons timeline (condensed) is;

24 August 2018: UKF Application sent to Liverpool from Johannesburg (issue with courier delays 2 weeks)
12 September 2018: Confirmation letter that everything is received
11 October 2018: Invitation for Biometrics
17 October 2018: Biometrics done
30 November 2018: Approval letter received
4 December 2018 : Certificate sent to Embassy in South Africa
Various emails and phone calls later (even a letter to my MP)
11 March 2019: Invitation for ceremony
20 March 2019: Ceremony and certificate received.

Now just gathering documents for passport application.

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by Bummiey » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:41 pm

Lickylicki wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:28 am
Please how did you get your documents back I...I'm scared
Bummiey wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Bummiey wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Hello everyone, I applied for citizenship via form UKF from Nigeria. Thanks to all for sharing their timelines, here is mine so far:

06/02/18 Application sent from Nigeria via DHL
09/02/18 Application received and signed for at Liverpool
21/02/18 Ceremony fee of £80 taken
22/02/18 Application acknowledged email
22/02/18 Biometric Enrolment Letter sent, dated same day
26/02/18 Appointment booked
06/03/18 Biometric Enrolment appointment confirmation sent via email
08/03/18 Biometrics taken
04/05/18 Email sent acknowledging receipt of Naturalization certificate in Nigeria
07/05/18 Call from Vice Consul concerning citizenship ceremony, I requested change of location for the ceremony (from Abuja to Lagos)

Still awaiting ceremony date and time.
UPDATE
12/06/18 Citizenship ceremony done and dusted :D officially British and Nigerian 8)


Hi Licky,

I'm just seeing your post, sorry for the rather late reply.

After waiting for 3 months (citizenship ceremony was in June 2018), I wrote to them asking for my documents to be sent to my relative in the UK. They sent it to them after 2 days, made a post about it herebritish-citizenship/new-citizenship-for ... 2-860.html. Check the second or third post.

For passport applications, they will send your documents and passport via DHL, no need to worry about our postal system for that one :lol:

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by hamlet » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:37 pm

Just an update that should reassure any applicants that they have not forgotten about you.
My daughter applied 1st November 2018. More details on post 9.2.19 page 51.
Documents returned 14th March together with confirmation that a letter would be received "shortly" inviting her to attend a citizenship ceremony.
Well their definition of shortly is not the same as mine since no further
communication has been received.The letter states if no communication has been received within 12 weeks she should email them. An absolute disgrace.
Six months has now past and she is still not there.
It is in my opinion it is unbelievable the time that has taken to process my daughter's application.

Lickylicki
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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by Lickylicki » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 am

My caseworker sent my docs back on march 6...till date i havent gotten it...called royal mail the retard told me if i dont get it by tomorrow which is 10th of april then i should assume its lost...just like that!...i dont know what to do or how to apply for passport without some of those documents..been to the nigerian postal system office...as expected its not there and they are clueless...help!! Sos!!..how long did yours take to get back
keji wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Lickylicki wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:32 am
Yaay thank you for the reply...please how did you get your documents back...still awaiting mine
keji wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Lickylicki wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:08 am
Please this question is for those that have applied for a passport...some of the supporting documents are marriage certificate of which my parents aren't married...also passport as at when conceived...pretty sure my mom dosent have that...Please I want to know if there's a way round it
congrats, i believe you have answers to your questions now.
sorry i have not being on the forum lately? you dont need your parents marriage cert. all you need is your registration certificate. follow document requirements for your category
it came by post. i must say your process was superfast

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Re: New citizenship form UKF

Post by blackchukky » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:01 pm

blackchukky wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Updated Timeline

14-Jan-2019 UKF application was sent through my lawyer to the Home-office

21-jan-2019 I was mandated by the Home-office to do my biometrics

29-Jan-2019 Biometrics was successfuly done at UK visa center in Amsterdam

11-Feb-2019 Got a letter from the Home office that my application is successful
Update
14-Jan-2019 UKF application was sent through my lawyer to the Home-office

21-jan-2019 I was mandated by the Home-office to do my biometrics

29-Jan-2019 Biometrics was successfuly done at UK visa center in Amsterdam

11-Feb-2019 Got a letter from the Home office that my application is successful

12-March-2019 My lawyer who handled my application contacted the HM seeking an update on the invitation for citizenship ceremony, this was necessitated by imminent changes resulting from Brexit.

24-March-2019 HM responded, claiming that the necessary paperworks has been sent to British consulate in Amsterdam. I contacted BC-amsterdam demanding an update on my situation.

29-March-2019 BC-amsterdam responded by proposing April 2nd and 9th as possible dates for the citizenship ceremony.

9-April-2019. Today I'm officially a British citizen (British-Nigerian). The oath of allegiance was administered by the consul-general and the passport application process was explained to me. He told me the application spans typically for 6-weeks but he's aware of someone who got it done in about 10 working days. I was advised to apply without further delay. The application process is ongoing.

On a final note, how are you all coping with the Brexit uncertainty ? Lastnight I flew into Schipol and the immigration officer jokingly said "you were born in the U.K. and you don't have a British passport ". I told him I will be a Brit by tomorrow. Then he said " That's great, then you are free to enter Netherlands-EU with your British passport and without using your dutch resident-permit for about a month. Then it dawn on me, the ills of Brexit :(

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