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October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

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Ayyubi72
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Post by Ayyubi72 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:01 am

Not sure about nationality application, but for LTR and other immigrant applications there is only 28 days period till you can use the older version of the form. So going by this logic, I too would say that any applications on or after 28th should be on new form.

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Re: Any approvals yet ?

Post by ranchers » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:34 am

nionlight wrote:
akhan25 wrote:
ranchers wrote:Hi Guys,

Any approvals yet for october applications ??????
You r on planet mars mate ppl are waiting to get there fees taken yet n u worrying abt approvals
hahahhahahahahha :D

If you check the previous timelines- ppl tend to get approval letters within the same month, its strange that no one has received any approvals yet.

forbc123
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Re: Any approvals yet ?

Post by forbc123 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:39 am

ranchers wrote:
nionlight wrote:
akhan25 wrote:
ranchers wrote:Hi Guys,

Any approvals yet for october applications ??????
You r on planet mars mate ppl are waiting to get there fees taken yet n u worrying abt approvals
hahahhahahahahha :D

If you check the previous timelines- ppl tend to get approval letters within the same month, its strange that no one has received any approvals yet.

yes in september, few folks got it with in same month...guess people whose payments taken by 1st week of october..

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Post by zigleon » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:00 am

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 09/ 10 /2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10 / 10 /2013 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of acknowledgement letter:
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

sco_kop
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Post by sco_kop » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:23 am

Still no fees taken out which is quite frustrating now. Applied on 5th Oct and was received on 8th Oct. :cry:

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Post by tronca33 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:09 pm

I send myself on 14th October.They receive on 15th and as well money still on my account....
Its long time,more now with this all application this week take ages... :(

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:46 pm

tronca33 wrote:I send myself on 14th October.They receive on 15th and as well money still on my account....
Its long time,more now with this all application this week take ages... :(
Looking at the current trends, expect payment to be taken on 1-7 november. Any date before that is a bonus. But it appears that that once payment is taken, there is no further delays ie it should take about 25-30 days for the approval after payment.

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Post by Tuvoc » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:31 pm

Ayyubi72 wrote: But it appears that that once payment is taken, there is no further delays ie it should take about 25-30 days for the approval after payment.
We will have to wait and see - my own view is that they have been so swamped in October, it could take several months for them to clear the backlog.

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Post by kritter100 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:31 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 21/ 10 /2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22 / 10 /2013 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of acknowledgement letter:
Date of debit of fees: 25/11/2013
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
Last edited by kritter100 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:02 pm

Tuvoc wrote:
Ayyubi72 wrote: But it appears that that once payment is taken, there is no further delays ie it should take about 25-30 days for the approval after payment.
We will have to wait and see - my own view is that they have been so swamped in October, it could take several months for them to clear the backlog.
If you look at timelines, applicants who had their payment taken as late as 2nd october have received their approvals. So it is not looking that bad. Yes there are lots more applications to beat the deadline, but on the other hand from 28th october there will be lot less applications than normal as whoever wanted to beat the deadline would have already applied. So all in all, the whole thing should not add more than 2-3 weeks additional time. I still think that once payment is taken, it should still take only about 25 days for the approval to come through.

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Post by imran22 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:01 am

There were loads of reports of cards been charged on 22nd but none since then. Whats happening :shock:

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Post by renu » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:08 am

[quote="imran22"]There were loads of reports of cards been charged on 22nd but none since then. Whats happening :shock:[/quote

Hi,I see a drop on my bank account,it is showing like HO fees that will be deducted soon....HO received my application on 9th October.

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Post by forbc123 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:08 am

imran22 wrote:There were loads of reports of cards been charged on 22nd but none since then. Whats happening :shock:

I guess it is the time for folks to check with their banks if the payments are in process, if applied on or after 9th payments should have been taken by now...

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Post by Eirikur » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:20 am

forbc123 wrote:
imran22 wrote:There were loads of reports of cards been charged on 22nd but none since then. Whats happening :shock:

I guess it is the time for folks to check with their banks if the payments are in process, if applied on or after 9th payments should have been taken by now...
Applied on the 9th, nothing taken yet

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Post by Tuvoc » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:00 pm

forbc123 wrote:
imran22 wrote:There were loads of reports of cards been charged on 22nd but none since then. Whats happening :shock:

I guess it is the time for folks to check with their banks if the payments are in process, if applied on or after 9th payments should have been taken by now...
Our appointment was on 8th, would have arrived at the Home Office on 9th. No payment taken yet.

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Post by forbc123 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Applied Through: NCS, Family Application (AN + MN)
Criteria:5 yrs (WP+Tier2) + 2 yrs on ILR
Date Applied: 05-Oct
Date of Receipt of Document by Home Office: 08-Oct, 07:00 AM (Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of Debit of fee: 22/10/2013 (Available Balance dropped by Fee, 09:00AM)
Receipt of Acknowledgement Letter: 25/10/2013 (dated 22/10/2013)
Date of Approval: N/A
Date of Ceremony: N/A
Last edited by forbc123 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:01 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by krishLVR » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:35 pm

Eligibility criteria : WP 2 YEARS + 3 years Tier 1 General + 1 Year ILR

Submitted using the Dec'12 form. Had provided for verification - Old & New passports, Biometric card, License & paper counterpart,SA 302

Method of application : NCS HAMMERSMITH

Date of application to NCS: 07th Oct 2013

Date of receipt by UKBA : 08th Oct 2013 (Tracked Using the royal mail tracking number given by NCS HAMMERSMITH).

Date of debit of fee : 22-10-2013 (Finding the difference amount in my credit card balance)

Date acknowledged : 25-10-2013 (Dated 22-10-2013)

Date of approval : (letter dated )

Date of arrival of Approved letter / Council letter :

Date of Ceremony :

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Post by sco_kop » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:10 pm

@ Krishvlr & forbc123

I applied on the Same dates as you guys and application was received and signed for no payment had been takes not aknowledged
Getting bit worried now

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Post by krishLVR » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:28 pm

sco_kop wrote:@ Krishvlr & forbc123

I applied on the Same dates as you guys and application was received and signed for no payment had been takes not aknowledged
Getting bit worried now
Send a mail to NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

and mention that no payment had been taken.

I have received the reply from them for my 3-4 mails.

Find the reply i have received from them


Dear Krish ,



Thank you for your email.
Your Home Office reference number is -*******

I have checked our records and can confirm that no decision has yet been made on your application.

We aim to process 95% of applications within 6 months however there are a small percentage of applications that take longer than this to be resolved.


When the decision is made, or if we require further information from you, we will contact you in writing.

Kind regards,

Customer Service Advisor

Home Office | Temporary Migration | UK Visas and Immigration | Customer Contact Centre | Sheffield | S3 8NS |

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Post by sco_kop » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:59 pm

krishLVR wrote:
sco_kop wrote:@ Krishvlr & forbc123

I applied on the Same dates as you guys and application was received and signed for no payment had been takes not aknowledged
Getting bit worried now
Send a mail to NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

and mention that no payment had been taken.

I have received the reply from them for my 3-4 mails.

Find the reply i have received from them


Dear Krish ,



Thank you for your email.
Your Home Office reference number is -*******

I have checked our records and can confirm that no decision has yet been made on your application.

We aim to process 95% of applications within 6 months however there are a small percentage of applications that take longer than this to be resolved.


When the decision is made, or if we require further information from you, we will contact you in writing.

Kind regards,

Customer Service Advisor

Home Office | Temporary Migration | UK Visas and Immigration | Customer Contact Centre | Sheffield | S3 8NS |
Thanks Krish

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Post by forbc123 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:17 pm

Kool Krish - does it imply that a case worker has been allocated?

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Post by thirdlioness » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:19 pm

Applied on 9th Oct 13, received at HO on 10th Oct.
Still fees is not taken.
Called HO this morning, the lady took my name, DOB and nationality and said my case is still not on the system.
She mentioned they are swamped due to the 28th Oct deadline.
A bit frustrating that things are not moving.
Wish I had applied earlier in September.
Hoping all goes well...soon!

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Post by krishLVR » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:39 pm

forbc123 wrote:Kool Krish - does it imply that a case worker has been allocated?
Next reply from them

Dear Krish,

Thank you for your reply.

I have checked our records and can confirm it is awaiting to be assigned to a case worker.

When the decision is made, or if we require further information from you, we will contact you in writing.

Kind regards,

Customer Service Advisor

Home Office | Temporary Migration | UK Visas and Immigration | Customer Contact Centre | Sheffield | S3 8NS |

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Post by forbc123 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:52 pm

krishLVR wrote:
forbc123 wrote:Kool Krish - does it imply that a case worker has been allocated?
Next reply from them

Dear Krish,

Thank you for your reply.

I have checked our records and can confirm it is awaiting to be assigned to a case worker.

When the decision is made, or if we require further information from you, we will contact you in writing.

Kind regards,

Customer Service Advisor

Home Office | Temporary Migration | UK Visas and Immigration | Customer Contact Centre | Sheffield | S3 8NS |
Hi Krish - hmm doesn't surprise me...case worker should have already had applications stacked up from previous 2 weeks I guess once they are cleared could be in a week or two they will touch our application and start processing it...may be once processing is done...looks like a minimum of 2-3 weeks wait for us before we can write email to ask for status...

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Post by Tuvoc » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:43 pm

sco_kop wrote:@ Krishvlr & forbc123

I applied on the Same dates as you guys and application was received and signed for no payment had been takes not aknowledged
Getting bit worried now
Same here. I'll email them on Monday. I did make sure my bank was aware that the charge was coming through, so that should not be an issue.

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