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October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

A section for posts relating to applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen. Naturalisation

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Post by sco_kop » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:02 pm

Emailed them and got a fairly quick response.
Apparently due to high volume applications i should give it another week or two for payment to be processed if nothing has happened then i should contact them again.

Frustratingggg

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Post by forbc123 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:17 pm

sco_kop wrote:Emailed them and got a fairly quick response.
Apparently due to high volume applications i should give it another week or two for payment to be processed if nothing has happened then i should contact them again.

Frustratingggg

can you call them, this looks like a standard reply from them

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Re: AN application - NCS manchester

Post by forbc123 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:24 pm

thirdlioness wrote: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!
There were some folks whose payments were taken on Saturdays & Sundays so you should be okay...all is still well :D

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Post by sco_kop » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:25 pm

forbc123 wrote:
sco_kop wrote:Emailed them and got a fairly quick response.
Apparently due to high volume applications i should give it another week or two for payment to be processed if nothing has happened then i should contact them again.

Frustratingggg

can you call them, this looks like a standard reply from them
Whats number should i call on.

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Re: AN application - NCS manchester

Post by forbc123 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:29 pm

thirdlioness wrote: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!
thirdlioness have you called using 08706067766. I saw this number in previous posts on this boards

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Post by forbc123 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:32 pm

sco_kop wrote:
forbc123 wrote:
sco_kop wrote:Emailed them and got a fairly quick response.
Apparently due to high volume applications i should give it another week or two for payment to be processed if nothing has happened then i should contact them again.

Frustratingggg

can you call them, this looks like a standard reply from them
Whats number should i call on.
08706067766 - i just tried but enquiry lines are closed on weekends as I hear from the automated reply

try calling them, first thing on Monday...also keep checking with your bank on weekends...

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Post by forbc123 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:35 pm

Tuvoc 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
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.
or call them if possible...looks like folks are receiving standard replies...

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Re: AN application - NCS manchester

Post by zigleon » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:38 pm

thirdlioness wrote: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!
I'm guessing we're in the same pile as you then.....I think realistically we shouldn't be concerned until 2nd week of November...

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Re: AN application - NCS manchester

Post by thirdlioness » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:15 am

forbc123 wrote:
thirdlioness wrote: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!
thirdlioness have you called using 08706067766. I saw this number in previous posts on this boards
Hi forbc123,

Yes I did call 08706067766 and selected option 2. Got through fairly quickly. It is worth giving a try.

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Post by DJMC » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:08 pm

Hello all, look at my updates below.

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC + 1year ILR
Method of application: NCS Merton
Date of application: 07.10.2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09.10.2013
Date of acknowledgement : 24.10.2013
Date of debit of fees: 25.10.2013
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

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Post by feliteodor » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:33 pm

DJMC wrote:Hello all, look at my updates below.

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC + 1year ILR
Method of application: NCS Merton
Date of application: 07.10.2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09.10.2013
Date of acknowledgement : 24.10.2013
Date of debit of fees: 25.10.2013
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
looks like around 14-15 days for fees to be taken...hopefully things won't slow down, now that the 25th Oct deadline has passed and ukba will start processing quicker the application lines that should get thinner now.my timeline starts at ukba on the 18th, so i'm expecting any changes in my credit card statement around 31-01.11.the only thing that kills you is the "waiting"game we all play, constant thoughts if anything goes wrong, and so on...all we can do is wait.hang in there guys, as they say "good things happen to those who wait".i sure hope so...

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Re: AN application - NCS manchester

Post by zubair_hr » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:03 pm

thirdlioness wrote: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!
Hi

Could you please share HO number that you rang?

Thanks

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Post by zubair_hr » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:05 pm

sco_kop wrote:Emailed them and got a fairly quick response.
Apparently due to high volume applications i should give it another week or two for payment to be processed if nothing has happened then i should contact them again.

Frustratingggg
Hi

Can you share the email address to get update on application.

thanks

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Post by apple02 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:55 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years (Though I've been living here for 15+years with Indefinite Leave to remain since 1997) Don't even bother asking people, it is a long stooory why it was never done until now
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 23/10/13 (1st Class Recorded Delivery)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24/10/13 08:14 BST
Date of acknowledgement:
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

So now I begin my journey to receive my application back but since we are in October I won't start getting worried until the 23 of December, so roughly am giving it 2 months.

krishLVR
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Post by krishLVR » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:17 pm

Hi All,

The reference number in the acknowledgement letter given same as ILR reference number. Is it same for all , i mean same ILR ref for naturalization Application also?

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Post by asadkhan71 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:19 pm

Eligibility criteria: 3 Years time spent as official exempt + 2 Years as spouse of BC + ILR in August 2013
Method of application: Solicitor
Date of application: 23 October 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24 October 2013 (as per Royal Mail Trace and Track system)
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

Hopefully it would be sorted soon.

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Post by asadkhan71 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:27 pm

Sorry dates were wrong in previous post

Eligibility criteria: 3 Years time spent as official exempt + 2 Years as spouse of BC + ILR in August 2013
Method of application: Solicitor
Date of application: 22 October 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23 October 2013 (as per Royal Mail Trace and Track system)
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

Hopefully it would be sorted soon.

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Post by rajan1984 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:35 pm

Eligibility criteria: AN1(3 Years Spouse of BC + 1 year ILR) & MN1 Section 3 (1)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 21 October 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22 October 2013 (as per Royal Mail Trace and Track system)
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation

Post by akhan25 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:39 pm

asadkhan71 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 3 Years time spent as official exempt + 2 Years as spouse of BC + ILR in August 2013
Method of application: Solicitor
Date of application: 23 October 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24 October 2013 (as per Royal Mail Trace and Track system)
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

Hopefully it would be sorted soon.

Mate r u sure u was eligible as a spouse u havent completed 3 years and when u was exempt that doesnt count towards residential requirements. I maybe wrong.

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Post by asadkhan71 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:46 pm

Yes sure.

Please check the annex b of BNA 1981

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Post by asadkhan71 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:48 pm

Do you want me put a link to it or do you want me copy the clauses here

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Re: Naturalisation

Post by akhan25 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:19 pm

asadkhan71 wrote:Do you want me put a link to it or do you want me copy the clauses here
You cannot count time you have spent in the United Kingdom while exempt from immigration control as part of the residential qualifying period. If you are in the United Kingdom as a diplomat or as a member of visiting armed forces or if you are in any place of detention, you would be considered exempt from immigration control. This time would be treated as absence from the United Kingdom.

Its from ukba website

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Post by Amber » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:56 am

asadkhan71 and akhan25 please continue here.
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Re: Naturalisation

Post by asadkhan71 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:49 am

akhan25 wrote:
asadkhan71 wrote:Do you want me put a link to it or do you want me copy the clauses here
You cannot count time you have spent in the United Kingdom while exempt from immigration control as part of the residential qualifying period. If you are in the United Kingdom as a diplomat or as a member of visiting armed forces or if you are in any place of detention, you would be considered exempt from immigration control. This time would be treated as absence from the United Kingdom.

Its from ukba website
Please search in google annex b of immigration or BNA do not quote the standard UKBA requirements.

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Re: Naturalisation

Post by akhan25 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:20 am

asadkhan71 wrote:
akhan25 wrote:
asadkhan71 wrote:Do you want me put a link to it or do you want me copy the clauses here
You cannot count time you have spent in the United Kingdom while exempt from immigration control as part of the residential qualifying period. If you are in the United Kingdom as a diplomat or as a member of visiting armed forces or if you are in any place of detention, you would be considered exempt from immigration control. This time would be treated as absence from the United Kingdom.

Its from ukba website
Please search in google annex b of immigration or BNA do not quote the standard UKBA requirements.

Can you copy and paste here what u reading as I have read it nothing to suggest about what u saying maybe by discretion only. 874 is a lot money if I was u I wont chance it. Now I hope it goes well for u.

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