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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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desertlord
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Post by desertlord » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:05 pm

[quote="UKnow"][quote="akhan25"]Has any October applicant taken their fees I applied on 1st but no money has been taken yet[/quote]

No nothing yet here as well. I applied on the 2nd[/quote]

I think you should start asking your banks whether there has been any movements on your accounts just in case ;)

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Post by UKnow » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:36 pm

desertlord wrote:
UKnow wrote:
akhan25 wrote:Has any October applicant taken their fees I applied on 1st but no money has been taken yet
No nothing yet here as well. I applied on the 2nd
I think you should start asking your banks whether there has been any movements on your accounts just in case ;)
I am not sure if you use online banking, but I do, and I do not need to call or check with my bank to see if the money moved in my account ;). I am not in a rush any way, they can take it when they want.
UKnow

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Post by HAPPYDAYSUK » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:22 pm

yallow wrote:
akhan25 wrote:Has any October applicant taken their fees I applied on 1st but no money has been taken yet
I applied on 30/09. No money taken either.
I applied 20th September and fees was only taken the 8th October. I did ring them as i was slightly concerned that most applications fees where debited within a week. Home office response was that they have a large number of applications due to rule change end of Oct and can take up to 4 weeks to acknowledge the application..

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Post by desertlord » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:51 pm

thanks for your contribution Happydays uk.


UKnow, Sometime times it takes couple of days for a momvement to appear on your online statement and if you call callcentre they can see if there is any movement on it is way to complete but its up to you mate as long as you feel comfortable about what is going on but when called their banks people were told in many cases that HO tried to take fees but someone entered payment details incorrectly so happy waiting ;)

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Post by akhan25 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:34 pm

Its simple it will show up on online bankinh like say x amount balance but available amount will be less than that by application fees that way is fine if its more than 2 days since u see this less balance then thats mean ur bank is holding funds for verification so call them and confirm. But if available balance and available money are same then there is no transaction pending so no point contacting bank.

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timeline to date

Post by desertlord » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:21 pm

Collective timeline so far. We shall update that every weekend.

UKnow
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: TBC
Date of acknowledgement : TBC
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony:TBC
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akhan25
Eligibility criteria: Spouse 2 years
Method of application: NCS Lewisham
Date of application: 1st October 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
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bumblebee123
Eligibility criteria: Spouse & Child of a Naturalized British Citizen
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 04/OCT/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
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Amgody02

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 : TBC
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC
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rsathish
Eligibility criteria : HSMP 2 years + 3 years Tier 1 General + 1 Year ILR
Method of application : NCS Lewisham
Date of application to NCS: 07th Oct 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA :
Date of debit of fee :
Date acknowledged :
Date of approval : (letter dated )
Date of arrival of Approved letter / Council letter :
Date of Ceremony :
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renu
Eligibility criteria: EEA 4 to Spouse of BC
Method of application: NCS Edgware
Date of application: 07.10.2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09.10.13
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of debit of fees:
Date of approval:
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krishLVR

Eligibility criteria : WP 2 YEARS + 3 years Tier 1 General + 1 Year ILR
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 :
Date acknowledged :
Date of approval : (letter dated )
Date of arrival of Approved letter / Council letter :
Date of Ceremony :
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forbc123
Applied Through: NCS
Criteria:5 yrs (WP+Tier2) + 2 yrs ILR
Date Applied: 05-Oct
Date of Receipt of Document by Home Office: 08-Oct (Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of Debit of fee: N/A
Receipt of Acknowledgement Letter: N/A
Date of Approval: N/A
Date of Ceremony: N/A
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Post by akhan25 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:12 pm

Just 8 ppl so far and its almost half of October hoe HO are gonna be busy its seems not many applying as speculated before.

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Post by Discoverer » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:53 pm

yallow wrote:
akhan25 wrote:Has any October applicant taken their fees I applied on 1st but no money has been taken yet
I applied on 30/09. No money taken either.


Same here - I applied on 30/09 via Croydon NCC and my application reached the Home Office on 01/10 - As of today 12/10 no money has been taken nor have I received an acknowledgement.

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Re: timeline to date

Post by UKnow » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:22 pm

Forgot to update date received by UKBA

UKnow
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 acknowledgement : TBC
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony:TBC
UKnow

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Post by akhan25 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:34 pm

I am hoping all them applied 1st week of October gonna get their fees taken in next week hopefully they do take it mate im fed up with having that money in my bank I cant even use it anyway so I hope they do take it next week.

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Post by desertlord » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:46 pm

Reason why I personally see taking fees as important if as applying date, if not more.
1- many things could go wrong with taking fees including ho staff making mistakes.
2- like everything else they won't even look at application till fees are taken.
3- it looks like it takes 4 weeks or so from the fees taken date to get a a decision. So hopefully good luck for everyone.

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Post by akhan25 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:45 pm

Unless money has been taken I wont personaly b satisfied that my application is in process as they dont tpuch it until then and u dont know they might send it back coz of some mistake maybe payment error when payment is taken then I will at least know that process has started.

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Post by jinish09 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:42 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs WP + 1 yr ILR
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 08/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09/10/2013 (Confirmed by Royal Mail)
Date of acknowledgement : TBC
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Post by Srieuk » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:14 am

MN1 Section 1(3)
Date posted using special delivery : 7october
Received by UKBA Liverpool: 8October
Fees not taken yet :(

Does anybody knew current waiting times....?
Got tickets booked for 1st Dec...can we expect by that date?

Sri

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Post by Bhiku » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:15 am

//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: received 29/11/2013 dated 19/11/2013
Date of Ceremony:19/12/2013
Last edited by Bhiku on Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:20 pm, edited 3 times in total.

desertlord
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Post by desertlord » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:23 am

Sri,

Doesn't look promising for Oct applications so far. For December trip, i would recommend you prepare yourself for long waiting times.
NCS is ideal for giving back passports so that you are not tied by HO service time limit. we have 6 month before you can complain and it has only been 1 week so far! we have 23 weeks more to go :(

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Post by akhan25 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:25 am

Hi folks I have been checking my online banking nothing until I last checked on sat 6pm didnt check until sunday 13 and guess what I could see pending payment exactly by application fees so now am confused are they workinh on sundays that they took my payment or was it done on sat some time after 6 pm. And if this payment is not clear within 2 days shud I contact my bank if they are holding funds?

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Post by parrybrookes » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:45 am

Work Permit + Tier 1 + ILR

Method of application: NCS Leeds

Date of application: 01-Oct-2013

Date of receipt by UKBA: -

Date of acknowledgement : -

Date of debit of fees: - 12-Oct. Paid by Cr Card. Approved by bank on 12-Oct. Not appearing on statement yet.

Date of approval: -

Date of Ceremony: -
Last edited by parrybrookes on Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:09 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by Srieuk » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:47 am

akhan25 wrote:Hi folks I have been checking my online banking nothing until I last checked on sat 6pm didnt check until sunday 13 and guess what I could see pending payment exactly by application fees so now am confused are they workinh on sundays that they took my payment or was it done on sat some time after 6 pm. And if this payment is not clear within 2 days shud I contact my bank if they are holding funds?
#Good to hear it progressing may be they hired contracts to work on weekends to sort out October rush of applications. At least I hope so!

So this week is for October 1st week people...
Next week is for October 2nd week applied people...

-Sri

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Post by Srieuk » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:46 am

desertlord wrote:Sri,

Doesn't look promising for Oct applications so far. For December trip, i would recommend you prepare yourself for long waiting times.
NCS is ideal for giving back passports so that you are not tied by HO service time limit. we have 6 month before you can complain and it has only been 1 week so far! we have 23 weeks more to go :(
desertlord: Mine is MN1 application for Child born in UK, do you still think so?

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Post by desertlord » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:06 am

not sure mate, everyone is holding their breath for these payments to go through. This when your count should start. Before payment, no meaning for putting time limit for things. All the best for al and keep us update.

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Post by bumblebee123 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:13 am

Our applications were posted by NCS people on 4th October and given us a royal mail tracking number, but when tracked it is showing as: >>>>> Your item with reference SCXXXXXXXXXGB has reached its PO Box and is awaiting collection/delivery.

I also called UKBA and they also said to me that, THEY HAVE NOT received the application YET!!

We are really very worried, Please can any one of you kindly advice us on what to do?

Please.....

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Post by krishLVR » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:19 am

bumblebee123 wrote:Our applications were posted by NCS people on 4th October and given us a royal mail tracking number, but when tracked it is showing as: >>>>> Your item with reference SCXXXXXXXXXGB has reached its PO Box and is awaiting collection/delivery.

I also called UKBA and they also said to me that, THEY HAVE NOT received the application YET!!

We are really very worried, Please can any one of you kindly advice us on what to do?

Please.....
What is the contact number you have used to find the delivery status of application please?

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Post by bumblebee123 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:24 am

08706067766, Option #2 and then a bit of waiting ~5-8 minutes

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Post by bumblebee123 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:25 am

Please kindly advice on my above concern, please help me know what should we be doing, thanks in advance to everyone....

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