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October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

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forbc123
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Post by forbc123 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:36 pm

I applied through NC S on 5th October but it was only received on 8th
Unless some one sent using post on 4th or 5th theirs wouldn't have been received by UKBA on 7th

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Post by desertlord » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:50 pm

Right, although this wasn't my question, I asked about fees, I will answer you.

ncs got application on 4th and royal mail had it 4th evening then tracking status shown pending delivery Monday the 7th then Monday morning it was delivered.

Now, if anyone whom application received by HO (through NCS or self ) please let us know if your payment is taken ( especially yestrday ho was processing payments for applications received on Friday 4th )
Thanks

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Post by feliteodor » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:45 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5years treaty EEA(Romanian)+1year PR(without PR card)
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 16.10.2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18.10.2013
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

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Post by feliteodor » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:18 pm

Guys, i'm finally joining you in the "Long Wait" for the magic paper.A few things to add i found interesting at the Wandsworth NCS. Had the luck to be assessed by a very helpful lady that gave me some insights of the process.She said also that at the moment UKBA is so busy, payment fees can take up to 2 weeks, but she did mention that assessment of applications can vary , from 3-4 weeks to a few months.She said that NCS service has a pretty good reliability service history(could be she was advertising their jobs?don't know...)and the fact that majority of applications made with NCS are dealt with quicker has a pretty simple logic behind it:i went there, as anyone would do with an enormous amount of paperwork, to my surprise to see that she only photocopied a few documents.Anyone else aplying alone would have sent too many documents, causing delay in UKBA checking every single one of them.
By the way, the documents she needed were: passport, driving licence(used at life in the UK test,she said they need that)all my 6 years worth of payslips,even though i had p60, she went for the payslips.letters from employers, a contract i needed to cover a few month in those 6 years, my registration certificate(for romanians and bulgarians only).Then to my ultimate surprise, she says she doesn't need any proof of address, bank statements, nothing of that kind.Having read around here on the forum, i go on and dare to insist that she takes at least one form of proof of address for my last 5 years(had council tax, TV licence, water bills).She goes next door to check with a colleague of her(supervisor maybe?)then, they both come back saying to me that you don't need those, all you need is proof of exercising treaty rights.I was in shock at that point.All the work to get all bills, put them in order, and to be told you don't need them?still not sure if they were right or wrong...i guess one way to find out:get the approval or letter from UKBA asking for some more documents
With every set of documents she was photocopying, she had a list in front of her, i could clearly see Home Office's letters on it and a list of documents to tick, also a couple of references to different applications and what to ask for in such cases.
If you ask me now, i will say those 45 pounds are well worth for the service you get.Otherwise, i would have sent to UKBA a very thick folder of paperwork, just to waste their time in checking documents they wouldn't need anyway...
Good luck to all of you guys ,hope that October applications will be on UKBA's desks soon...

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Updates on application status

Post by UKnow » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:05 am

Eligibility criteria: Non EEA citizen spouse + 1 year PR
Method of application: NCS Hillingdon Council
Date of application: 02-10-2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 17/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 19/10/2013
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony:TBC
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Post by Srieuk » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:57 pm

anybody whose applications reached Liverpool UKBA on 5th, 6th or 7th please post your update as your application fees should have been taken....

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Post by desertlord » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:03 pm

1- 5&6 were Saturday and Sunday and HO does NOT receive applications on on those days as per their website. Be sure of of that. Applications given to ncs on Friday 4th were passed to royal mail same day which kept them in hold for delivery Monday 7th morning.
2- applications received on 4th, fees taken Thursday 17th and this where it all stopped.

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Post by insideoutsider » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:10 pm

Eligibility criteria: Hsmp + Tier1 + 1 year PR = 6yrs total.
Method of application: Self - Birminhgam
Date of application: 07-10-2013 
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08/10/2013 
Date of debit of fees: Not taken as at today
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

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Post by insideoutsider » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:22 pm

Eligibility criteria: Hsmp + Tier1 + 1 year PR = 6yrs total.
Method of application: Self - Birminhgam
Date of application: 07-10-2013 
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08/10/2013 
Date of debit of fees: 21/10/2013 - taken out but not showing in statement.
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
Last edited by insideoutsider on Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Srieuk
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Post by Srieuk » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:24 pm

desertlord wrote:1- 5&6 were Saturday and Sunday and HO does NOT receive applications on on those days as per their website. Be sure of of that. Applications given to ncs on Friday 4th were passed to royal mail same day which kept them in hold for delivery Monday 7th morning.
2- applications received on 4th, fees taken Thursday 17th and this where it all stopped.
so you think payment dates goes as below eh?
7th - 18 Oct
8th - 21 Oct

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Post by desertlord » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:12 pm

yes, Srieuk

But guess what! they didn't take fees for application received on Monday 7th yet so hopefully they will do soon and then the process resumes again.

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Post by Amgody02 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:16 pm

Amgody02 wrote:Eligibility criteria: BC Spouse & ILR
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 02/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 03/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 19/10/2013 ( dated 16/10/2013 )
Date of debit of fees: 16/10/2013
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC
My Update :D

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Post by Bhiku » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:54 am

Bhiku wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2yrs HSMP + 3 yrs Tier1 + 1yr ILR (Joint application)
Method of application: NCS HARROW
Date of application: 02-10-2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 03-10-2013
Date of acknowledgement : 19-10-2013 (dated 16-10-2013)
Date of debit of fees: 16-10-2013
Date of approval: still waiting
Date of Ceremony:still waiting

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Post by Amgody02 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:04 pm

just quick question guys , i have sent mu ILR Biometric card with my passport but in the acknowledgment letter they didn't mention my ILR card , do you think i should contact them and tell them that i have sent it with my passport ? or they don't mention the card anyway ?? :D

krishLVR
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Post by krishLVR » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:08 am

No update after 4th Applications.

forbc123
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Post by forbc123 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:16 am

No money has been taken...i've done my NCS on 5th, received by UKBA on 8th morning 07:00 AM

I'm waiting too

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Post by desertlord » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:36 am

Not yet, Applications received on Monday the 7th still waiting for fees to be taken, not really sure what they are doing at the moment.

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Post by has1974 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:52 am

Hi,home office recived my application 7/10/2013.the application fee was debited by home office on friday.the money still has not taken from my account but available balance shows less money.
regards

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Post by krishLVR » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:02 am

has1974 wrote:Hi,home office recived my application 7/10/2013.the application fee was debited by home office on friday.the money still has not taken from my account but available balance shows less money.
regards
Just wondering , do you have any info about the timings of fee deduction on friday ?

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Post by has1974 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:25 am

I think the fee was taken around 11 colock

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Post by Srieuk » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:41 am

my MN1 application reached UKBA on 8th Oct morning and fees not taken yet expecting by evening today atleast.......

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:58 am

I can confirm that some (not all ) applications that were received at HO on 4/10/13 are being processed for payment today.

So guys, just chill out. There is about 3 weeks delay in processing. Just add extra 3 weeks to all the timelines in your heads. :)

Also, there is expected to be some extra rush in this last week before 28th. So people who submitted mid october or going to submit this week may face upto 4 weeks extra processing times.

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:02 pm

Also, all AN, MN or other nationality applications join the same payment que.

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Post by thirdlioness » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:04 pm

Eligibility criteria: 4 years student + 2 yr Tier 2 + 2 yr Tier 1 + 2 yr spouse BC and 1 month ILR
Method of application: NCS Manchester
Date of AN application: 9th Oct 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10th Oct 2013
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

desertlord
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Post by desertlord » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:06 pm

Thanks mate.

I just don't understand why applications received on 7th got their payment processed before ones received on 4th??????

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