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October 2012 - Naturalisation application timeline

Post by jager » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:37 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs UK ancestry / 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Richmond
Date of application with NCS: 1 October 2012
Date received by UKBA: 3 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 11 October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: never received
Date of receipt of approval: 17 November 2012 (dated 9 November)
Date of Ceremony: 27 November 2012

Remarkably quick, they seem to be speeding up compared to a few months ago.
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Re: October 2012 - Naturalisation application timeline

Post by altfhn » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:23 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 yrs long residence and 1 yr ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 1 October 2012
Received by UKBA: 2 October
Date of debit of fees: 8 October
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: not yet may be on 11 October
Date of receipt of approval: 13 December dated on 04 December.
Date of Ceremony:
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mg33
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October club

Post by mg33 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:51 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs HSMP / Tier 1 and 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Tower Hamlets
Date of application with NCS: 1 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 4 October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 8 October 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 10 November 2012 (dated 3 November)
Date of Ceremony: 22 November 2012
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Post by Deep4ILR » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:02 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs work permit/tier 2 and 2 year ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of application : 1 October 2012 (reached 2 oct)
Date of debit of fees: 8 oct 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: not yet received, prob will come tommrow
Date of receipt of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony: TBA

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Post by niravm » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:17 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs UK WP / 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Cambridge
Date of application with NCS: 8 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 15 Oct 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:Received on 19th and dated 14th Oct. (are the working on Sunday ??)
Date of receipt of approval: 21 Nov 2012 dated 14 Nov 2012
Date of Ceremony: 15 Jan 2012
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Post by spoiled brat » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:03 pm

Eligibility criteria: long residence and 1 yr ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 11 October 2012
Received by UKBA: 12 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 17 October
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 22 October (dated 17th)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
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Post by shahnawaz78 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:24 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year Work Permit and Tier 2 +1 yr ILR
Method of application: Family- Postal
Date of application: 22 October 2012
Received by UKBA: 23 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 30 OCt 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 30 Oct 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 22 Nov 2012(Dated 20 Nov 2012)
Date of Ceremony: 3 Dec 2012 (Private)

It took three weeks form collection of fees.

Good Documentation will help in speedy approval so please check your papers before you send.

Send me PM if you have any question
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Post by makoon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:54 pm

Eligibility criteria: 3 yrs married to BC
Method of application: NCS (SWINDON
Date of application: 25 October 2012
Received by UKBA: 26 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 30 October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 05 November (dated 29/10/2012 didnt know they work Satudays)
Date of receipt of approval: (dated 23/11/2012)
Date of Ceremony: 19/12/2012

Can't thank you enough guys.... been sooooooooooooooo helpful
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Post by tinah1234 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:59 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Indefinite Leave to Enter
Method of application: NCS (LUTON)
Date of application: 19 October 2012
Received by UKBA: 22 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 24 October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: NONE
Date of receipt of approval: 24 NOVEMBER 2012(DECISION MADE 16 NOVEMBER)
Date of Ceremony: 4 DECEMBER 2012


SO happy thanx to everyone who helped me on here. Good luck to everyone else waiting. Best Christmas present EVER?!!

took 25 days for the decision to be made from the day they received the application.xx
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Post by Donking1 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:53 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1yr ILR & MNI 3(1)
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 26th October 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA:29th October 2012
Date of debit of fees:30th October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 3rd November, 2012 (dated 30/10/2012)
Date of receipt of approval:27/11/2012 (Dated 23/11/2012)
Date of Ceremony:9/01/2013
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Post by AntCoe » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:31 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs UK ancestry / 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Catford
Date of application with NCS: 26 October 2012
Date received by UKBA: 29 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 2 November 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 03 November 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 30 November 2012
Date of approval: 26 November 2012
Date of Ceremony: N/A

Lightning fast, only took 4 weeks.
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Post by bunty4ILR » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:11 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1yr ILR and 5 days
Method of application: NCS (Stockport)
Date of application: 26th October 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29th October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 31st October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 5th November 2012 (dated 31st October 2012)
Date of approval: 21st December 2012
Date of receipt of approval:8th January 2013
Date of ceremony: 17th January 2013
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Application Timeline

Post by santoshganpath » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:38 pm

Eligibility criteria: 2 yrs HSMP + 3 yrs Tier-1 + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Newham)
Number of Applicants: 2 Adults + 2 Children under 12
Date of application: 16th October 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17th October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 23rd October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 31st Oct 2012 (Dated 23 Oct 12)
Date of receipt of approval: 10 Dec 2012 (Dated 28 Nov 12)
Date of Ceremony: 17 Jan 2013

Very happy to say that I have received my approval exactly 8 weeks after the date of application at NCS and 7 weeks after debit of Fees. Seems like UKBA are moving naturalisation applications faster than ever. Some applicants even got their approval within a month.

All the best for the people who are waiting :D
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Post by adamboston » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:56 am

Eligibility criteria: 10 years Long residency + 1 year on ILR
Method of application: NCS (Chadderton- OLDHAM) paid £45 for form checking service.
Date of application: 22.10.2012
Received by UKBA: 24.10.2012 (Delivered from Royal Mail Warrington Delivery office)
Date of debit of fees: 26.10.2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 01.11.2012
Date of receipt of approval: -----------
Date of Ceremony : --------------
Passport Application : --------------
Passport Interview : --------------
Receipt of passport : -------------
Adam

'To me no human is alien - but to some no aliens are human'.

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Post by bourou » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:52 pm

Just managed to get in the October club.

Eligibility criteria: 5 years EEA + 1 year PR
Method of application: postal
Application: dated 25/10/2012, received 29/10/2012
Debit of fees: 02/11/2012
Acknowledgement: dated 31/10/2012, received 03/11/2012
Approval: dated 22/11/2012, received 24/11/2012
Ceremony invitation: dated 27/11/2012, received 07/12/2012
Ceremony: 12/01/2013

date of application: 29/10/2012, date of approval: 22/11/2012
=> total time: 24 days - how cool is that?!? Thank you, Home Office!! :D


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Post by simonflynn04 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:10 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Irish
Method of application: NCS - Tower Hamlets
Date of application with NCS: 16 October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 18 October 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 27 November 2012
Date of Ceremony: 15 Jan 2013
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Re: Timeline on behalf of my Hubby

Post by Plum70 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:42 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Swiss + 1 year PR
Method of application: NCS
Date of application with NCS: 5 Oct. 2012
Date received by UKBA: N/A
Date of debit of fees: N/A
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17 Oct. 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 15 Nov. dated 12 Nov.
Date of Ceremony: 19 Dec. 12

Need I say that my husband (and me too!) is ecstatic? :D
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shahina88
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Naturalisation application timeline

Post by shahina88 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:12 pm

Eligibility criteria:2 yrs + 3yr ILR= 5year
Method of application: NCS Rochdale
Date of application with NCS: 16 October 2012
Date received by UKBA: 17 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 22 October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 20 October 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 15/12/2012 date on 07/12/2012
Date of Ceremony:20/12/2012 (Private ceremony)
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My Long Journey is Finally Ending!

Post by parigi » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:34 pm

Eligibility criteria: 3 yrs married to BC
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: October 2012
Received by UKBA: 15 October 2012
Date of debit of fees: 16 October 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval: 17/11/12
Date of Ceremony:8/12/12

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Post by nnc02r » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (5 yr WP+Tier1 + 1yr ILR) +joint with wife 3yr
Method of application: Lawyer by post
Date of Application : 10/10/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: not sure, sent to lawyer
Date of debit of fees: 23/10/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 16/11/2012 (letter dated 13/11/2012)
Date of Ceremony: 13/12/2012

This board has been really useful throughout my immigration journey.

Thank you all very much.
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