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October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

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PatienceInc
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by PatienceInc » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:54 am

Hi Guys,
Following is my timeline,

Application type : AN Spouse of EEA(5+1.5years)
Method : NCS Lanark
Date : 15/oct/2013
Date receive by HO : 17/oct/2013
Date of fees : 12/nov/2013
date of acknowledgement : 16/nov/2013
Approval/query/rejection : waiting :(

I believe there are a few people in this forum with similar timeline, congrats to all those who have already got their approval.
For the rest of us, one thing the HO does really well is to teach and test our patience level.

Scanner
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Scanner » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:18 am

malafat wrote:
Scanner wrote:
Astrcastra wrote:I know because she did not receive her approval at the same time as others of the same timeline. There was no other reason for the delay, besides she was asked to acknowledge that the return of the documents could result in a delay.
Like some one said earlier, there is no structure as to how Home office processes the application and I believe her delay had nothing to do with the request of the documents to be returned. The reason why I am making this assertion is because I requested for my documents to be returned and there is NO WHERE in the accompanying letter where I was asked to acknowledge that the return of the documents could cause a delay. Rather the letter states that 'Applications are considered broadly in order of receipt and dealt with as quickly as possible. Contact us only if necessary, as dealing with inquiries delays work on applications'.

If she received a letter saying that a request for return of document could result in delay, then probably she had a unique issue with her application.

I am not trying to challenge your views , i just want us to put the facts out there, for other users in the forum to make informed decisions. Speculations could have the adverse effect. :-)

I agree with you, nowadays a 2-month waiting time is pretty much normal for everyone. There are slight variations on processing times which I believe is due to the pace of the case-worker and the way applications are sorted & distributed (randomly). I wouldn't mislead people to recall their documents.

Anyway don't take me wrong, I have just expressed my thoughts.
I totally agree with you 'Malafat' that applications are sorted and distributed randomly. home office received my application on the 22nd of October 2013 and from what I could gather from them when i spoke to them over the phone, my application had not been assigned to a case worker as at the 23rd of December 2013. so probably i may be looking at waiting for yet another month before i receive a decision from them. Honestly i'll just take my mind off the whole thing and wait till they get back to me. There is no point worrying over nothing. Eventually they will get back to us all by God's grace. Amen

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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by jonjr023 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:27 am

Cousin D Timeline
Eligibility criteria: ( 5yrs + 1ILR )
Method of application: Postal
Date posted: 24/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/1013,
Date of debit of fees:31/12/2013 this is due to unable to debit A/C, so new back info sent back to them.
Update:
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 27/12/13 (Dated:20/12/13)
Date of receipt of approval: TBA
Date of Ceremony:TBA
Finally its started moving


And finally its here !!!!
Eligibility criteria: ( 3 yrs spouse of BC)
Method of application: Postal
Date posted: 08/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/1013,
Date of debit of fees:30/10/13, (Dated Cleared: 05/11/2013)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 01/11/13, Dated: 30/10/13
Date of receipt of approval: 12/12/13 (Dated 07/12/13)
Update
Date of Ceremony:15/01/2014

WOW am so happy, Thanks to the almighty God
he knows best !!!

mkaleem
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by mkaleem » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:28 pm

Hi,

Looks like fee has been deducted. I have just checked my account balance and it has dropped.

Eligibility criteria: 2 years + 1 year ILR (spouse)
Method of application: Post-Office
Date of application: 24/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement : TBC
Date of debit of fees: 02/01/2014
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony:TBC

kaleem

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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by sweet sweet sweety » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:14 pm

Finally.................. My wait is over ... just received my Silver Envelope.....HURRY

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC + ILR (3 years 10months continuous stay)
Method of application: SELF (Postal ) Special recorded
From : Manchester
Date of application : 22 Oct 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23 Oct 2013 (royal mail)
Date of debit of fees: 04 Dec 2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 07 Dec 2013
Date of receipt of approval: 03 Jan 2014 (Dated : 24/12/2013)
Date of Ceremony: booked...22 Jan

sushsush
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by sushsush » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:02 pm

Finally, an approval Update!!

Application for: Self only
Eligibility criteria: 2 Years WP + 3 Years Tier 2 + 1 Year ILR
Method of application: NCS Oxfordshire
Date of application: 16.10.2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17.10.2013 (Tracked via DX Secure)
Date of acknowledgement letter: 12.11.2013
Date of debit of fees: 12.11.2013
Date of receipt of approval letter: 03.01.2014 (Approval letter dated 23.12.2013, sent via 2nd class post on 02.01.2014)
Date of Ceremony: 20.02.2014

I've requested for a private ceremony and will get confirmation of availability on Monday!

All the best for those still waiting!!

p2kin
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by p2kin » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:18 pm

Here is weekly summary for Oct - 2013 applicants:
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And detailed day wise summary.
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Although, I'm still in the process of compiling data,these samples will give a rough idea about sample applications, percentage of payment taken & percentage of approvals:

A big thank to jotter for helping on data for these charts.
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rikken
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by rikken » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:34 pm

Nice work guys.

From what I can see of the reported applications, there are as many applications lodged in the week of October 21 as there have been for the entire months of November/December. So expect things to pick up quite quickly once the backlog is cleared for October (it almost is).

MattSule
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by MattSule » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:42 pm

Great job guys...

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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by shahfor » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:48 pm

p2kin wrote:Here is weekly summary for Oct - 2013 applicants:
Summary.png
And detailed day wise summary.
Detail.png
Although, I'm still in the process of compiling data,these samples will give a rough idea about sample applications, percentage of payment taken & percentage of approvals:

A big thank to jotter for helping on data for these charts.

I remember there was a case for Oct 29th which has received the approval somewhere in Dec.

jotter
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by jotter » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:11 am

Yep, that was pqek. Still the only post-KOLL-change approval that we've heard from (or even fee deduction for that matter).

nitinkumar
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by nitinkumar » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:27 am

Wife's Application

Date of applying 25/10/13 (NCS Bristol)
Eligibility: Spouse of BC + 2 years ILR
Date of recieving by HO : 26/10/2013 (Last day for the old rules)
Acknowledgement: None
Date of Debit of Fees: 03/01/2014 ( Balance dropped on account)
Date of naturalisation: Awaited
Date of Ceremony: Awaited

kna872
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by kna872 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:02 am

nitinkumar wrote:Wife's Application

Date of applying 25/10/13 (NCS Bristol)
Eligibility: Spouse of BC + 2 years ILR
Date of recieving by HO : 26/10/2013 (Last day for the old rules)
Acknowledgement: None
Date of Debit of Fees: 03/01/2014 ( Balance dropped on account)
Date of naturalisation: Awaited
Date of Ceremony: Awaited

I thought 26th was Saturday and therefore non working day. Are you sure the last day for old rules was 26th?

p2kin
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by p2kin » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:18 am

shahfor wrote:
I remember there was a case for Oct 29th which has received the approval somewhere in Dec.
Yes, that row missed out while aggregating data, in fact, I know pquk's case & I now have corrected it. Above chart is updated now.

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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by p2kin » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:20 am

kna872 wrote:
nitinkumar wrote:Wife's Application

Date of applying 25/10/13 (NCS Bristol)
Eligibility: Spouse of BC + 2 years ILR
Date of recieving by HO : 26/10/2013 (Last day for the old rules)
Acknowledgement: None
Date of Debit of Fees: 03/01/2014 ( Balance dropped on account)
Date of naturalisation: Awaited
Date of Ceremony: Awaited

I thought 26th was Saturday and therefore non working day. Are you sure the last day for old rules was 26th?
Last day for old rules was when HO received application on 25th Oct, anything after that would be considered with new rules. So above application received on 26th would be considered under new rules.

nitinkumar
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by nitinkumar » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:21 am

Yep we were fortunate. We had thought will be applying in the new rules but got a phone call from our NCS a day before stating that UKBA had decided to work an extra day and open on Saturday as they were overwhelmed with applications and wanted to get more people through the old system.

So if your application was received by the UKBA on 26th Oct you are still in the old rules!!

PatienceInc
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by PatienceInc » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:25 am

PatienceInc wrote:Hi Guys,
Following is my timeline,

Application type : AN Spouse of EEA(5+1.5years)
Method : NCS Lanark
Date : 15/oct/2013
Date receive by HO : 17/oct/2013
Date of fees : 12/nov/2013
date of acknowledgement : 16/nov/2013
Approval/query/rejection : waiting :(

I believe there are a few people in this forum with similar timeline, congrats to all those who have already got their approval.
For the rest of us, one thing the HO does really well is to teach and test our patience level.
Dear fellow members,
I posted my timeline just a few days ago and now I'm glad to share with you that I've just received my approval letter. This forum is as magical as it's been helpful.

Application type : AN Spouse of EEA(5+1.5years - no pr card)
Method : NCS Lanark
Date : 15/oct/2013
Date receive by HO : 17/oct/2013
Date of fees : 12/nov/2013
date of acknowledgement : 16/nov/2013
Approval : 4/jan/2014 letter dated 17-dec-2013

Will have to wait till Monday to call the council. All the best to all those who are waiting.

p2kin
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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by p2kin » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:30 am

nitinkumar wrote:Yep we were fortunate. We had thought will be applying in the new rules but got a phone call from our NCS a day before stating that UKBA had decided to work an extra day and open on Saturday as they were overwhelmed with applications and wanted to get more people through the old system.

So if your application was received by the UKBA on 26th Oct you are still in the old rules!!
Sorry, don't want to scare you... but are you sure? Home Office website clearly says

"For an application for citizenship to be considered under the pre 28 October requirements, the application will need to be received by UK Visas & Immigration by Friday 25 October 2013 (the last working day before the change). We do not receive a postal delivery on Saturday or Sunday."

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... ts/85-koll

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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by nionlight » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:47 pm

p2kin wrote:Here is weekly summary for Oct - 2013 applicants:
Summary.jpg
And detailed day wise summary.
Detail.jpg
Although, I'm still in the process of compiling data,these samples will give a rough idea about sample applications, percentage of payment taken & percentage of approvals:

A big thank to jotter for helping on data for these charts.
Hi p2kin, Just want to thank you for joining "the team of Genius" with Dr-me and Jotter. You guys just rock!!!!! 8)

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Re: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by nitinkumar » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:25 pm

Sorry, don't want to scare you... but are you sure? Home Office website clearly says

"For an application for citizenship to be considered under the pre 28 October requirements, the application will need to be received by UK Visas & Immigration by Friday 25 October 2013 (the last working day before the change). We do not receive a postal delivery on Saturday or Sunday."

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... ts/85-koll

Yes I am pretty sure. Wife had taken all the other documents for English language requirement. NCS said they were not needed and only took a copy of LIUK certificate. We also have tracking of the royal mail delivery mentioning recieved application on 26th Oct.

So they did not advertise this but clearly had opened on 26th Oct. Why would NCS Bristol give us false information and not take the other English language documents otherwise?

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