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October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

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

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Legia1916
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Legia1916 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: EU citizen + Permanent Residence
Language Criteria: C1
Nationality : Polska
Method of application: Postal (Signed for)
Date of application: 31/10/18
Payment method: Payment Slip (Debit Card details)
Date of acknowledgement: 15/11/18 (Letter)
Date on an acknowledgment letter: 12/11/18
Date of debit of fees: 12/11/18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 12/11/18
Date of biometric letter received: 15/11/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 17/11/18
Date on Approval letter: 17/12/18
Date of receipt of approval: 19/12/18 (pre paid return signed for)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:

asamant18
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by asamant18 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:52 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA PR
Language Criteria: B1 + LIUK
Nationality : NON-EU
Method of application: NDRC + JCAP
Date of application: 15-10-2018
Payment method: AMEX
Date of acknowledgement: 15-10-2018
Date of debit of fees: ONLINE PAYMENT
Date of Biometric letter issued: 15-10 (ONLINE)
Date of biometric letter received: ONLINE
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15-10-2018
Date on Approval letter: 17TH DEC 2018
Date of receipt of approval: 20TH DEC 2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 21ST DEC
Date of Ceremony: 14TH JAN 2019
Date of Passport Application: 15TH OCTOBER 2018
Date of debit of fees: 1ST NOV 2018
Date Passport to be received: N/A

Thanks to this forum for all the help and knowledge it provides :) my applicaton was complicated and i never thought i'd be approved without the hassle but luckily i have :)
I had mail them last 5 weeks every tuesday and got the same reply " All application are dealt with etc etc.. " even on the date of receipt of approval letter they sent me same reply but 20 min later i got the letter in my mail box.

Good luck to all those waiting :)

Noneeapr2017
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Noneeapr2017 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:32 pm

[quote=Noneeapr2017 post_id=1702358 time=1541883121 user_id=160617]
Eligibility criteria: Non EEA + 2years PR
Language Criteria: B1
Method of application: online+ndrs
Date of application:15/10/18
Payment method: online
Date of acknowledgement: 16/10/18
Date of debit of fees: 15/10/18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 15/10/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 16/10/18
Date on Approval letter: 17/12/18
Date of receipt of approval: 21/12/18
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony: 05/12/18
Date of Passport Application: 20/10/18
Date of debit of fees:07/11/18
Date Passport to be received:??

Thanks for your help and good luck to everyone still waiting. :wink:

Bed
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Turkey

Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Bed » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:39 pm

Bed wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Bed wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:41 am
Bed wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Eligibility criteria: 10years res + 2years LLR
Language Criteria: Trinity B1 + Life In THe UK
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 09/10/18
Payment method: card
Date of acknowledgement: 18/10/18
Date of debit of fees: 17/08/18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 17/08/18
Date of biometric letter received: 20/08/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20/08/18
Date on Approval letter: ??
Date of receipt of approval: ??
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: ??
Date of Ceremony: ??
Date of Passport Application: didnt apply
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:
Date on approval : 3/12:18
Date of receipt of approval 5/12/18
Date of Ceremony: still waiting for the letter.
HO used my pre paid special delivery envelope thats why I received my approval letter 2 days after approval.
Date on invatation letter: 6/12/18
Date receipt of invatation letter: 14/12/18
Date of ceremony: 14/12/18 (private ceremony)
Date of passport application: 14/12/18 - post office check & send (£5 extra for secured delivery)
Date of passport received: 22/12/18

Long journey finally is finished. Applied for citizenship on the 9th of October and passport received on 22/12/18.

Thank you to everyone in this forum. I wish you guys all the best with your application.

ONas16
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Re: Dec2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by ONas16 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:11 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yrs + 1yr PR
Language Criteria: B1
Nationality : NON-EU
Method of application: ONLINE GOV.UK
Date of application: 17th Dec
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 17th Dec
Date of debit of fees: 17th Dec
Date of Biometric letter issued: UKVCAS appointment
Date of biometric letter received: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20Th Dec
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: service no longer available Must wait approval
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

hopethisisoversoon
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by hopethisisoversoon » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:52 am

hopethisisoversoon wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:06 pm
Eligibility criteria: ILR + BC spouse
Language Criteria: UK degree
Nationality : Chinese
Method of application: NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 24/10/2018
Payment method: card online
Date of acknowledgement: 25/10/2018
Date of debit of fees: 24/10/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: same as application date
Date of biometric letter received: same as application date
Date Biometrics enrolled: 25/10/2018
Date on Approval letter: 30/11/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 07/12/2018 :D
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 08/12/2018
Date of Ceremony: 12/12/2018
Date of Passport Application: 31/10/2018
Date of debit of fees: 27/11/2018
Date Passport to be received: 21/12/2018

Thanks everyone for sharing!

Hmoffice
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Hmoffice » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:23 pm

Eligibility criteria: Ilr
Language Criteria: B1
Nationality :non eu
Method of application: online
Date of application:31/10/18
Payment method: debit card
Date of acknowledgement:
Date of debit of fees: 1/11/18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 31/01/18
Date of biometric letter received:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 01/11/18
Date on Approval letter: wating
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting
Date of Passport Application: 01/11/18
Date of debit of fees:26/11/18
Date Passport to be received:waiting
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newtoforum2018
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by newtoforum2018 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:16 pm

newtoforum2018 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:47 am
UPDATED DATES:

Eligibility Criteria: 5 Yrs T1 + 2.5 Yr ILR
Applicants: 2 Adults (Married) + 1 Child
Language Criteria: Uni Degree - Criteria Met at time of ILR
Nationality: Soul of Asia
Method of Application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of Application: 09.10.2018
Payment Method: Credit Card
Date of Acknowledgement: 10.10.2018 - Next Day of Online Submission
Date of Debit of Fees: 09.10.2018 - Online Submission
Date of Biometric Letter Issued: 09.10.2018 - At the end of Online Submission
Date of Biometric Letter Received: 09.10.2018 - At the end of Online Submission
Date Biometrics Enrolled: 10.10.2018
Date of Appointment: Friday - 19.10.2018 (NDRS + JCAP)
Documents Received by UKVI: Monday - 22.10.2018 - Sent by Council (NDRS)
Date on Approval Letter: 12.12.2018
Date of Receipt of Approval: 22.12.2018
Date of Receipt of Ceremony Letter: 24.12.2018 No such letter, just visited council and booked
Date of Ceremony: 31.12.2018 Private Ceremony Booked, next available was 06.03.2019 so instead of waiting that long, might as well complete the whole thing ASAP now.
Date of Passport Application:
Date of Debit of Passport Fees: 05.11.2018
Date Passport to be Received:

Kahari2003
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Zimbabwe

Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Kahari2003 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:03 pm

Kahari2003 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Kahari2003 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:08 pm
Kahari2003 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Update highlighted in yellow
Kahari2003 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:21 am
Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + 1 ILR
Language Criteria: B1 English Test + Life In The Uk
Nationality : Zimbabwean
Method of application: Online - NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 19.10.2018 (online)
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 22.10.2018 (via email)
Date of debit of fees: 19.10.2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 19.10.2018 (downloaded & printed)
Date of biometric letter received: no letter - downloaded same day as application
Date Biometrics enrolled: 24.10.2018
Date on Approval letter: 23.11.2018
Date of receipt of approval: 30.11.2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: booked over the phone 30.11.2018
Date of Ceremony: 06.12.2018 (private)
Date of Passport Application: 24.10.2018 (NDRS appointment)
Date of debit of fees: 13.11.2018
Date Passport received: 27.12.2018 :D
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Casa
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Casa » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:30 am

@citizen18 Please respect that this is a TIMELINE THREAD ONLY. Any question posts have been and will be removed.
(Casa, not CR001)
Please don't send me PMs asking for immigration advice on posts that are on the open forum. If I haven't responded there, it's because I don't have the answer. I'm a moderator, not a legal professional.

linguk
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October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by linguk » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:53 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years DLR
Language Criteria: UK degree
Method of application: Online Joint Citizenship and Passport Service (JCAP)
Date of application: 02 Oct
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: none
Date of debit of fees: 02 Oct
Date Biometrics enrolled: 05 oct
Date on Approval letter: 28 Nov
Date of receipt of approval: 08 Dec
Date of Ceremony: 18 Dec
Date Passport to be received: 27 Dec

irfank123
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by irfank123 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:38 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year T2 visa + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 30OCT18
Payment method: Payment Slip (Debit Card details)
Date of acknowledgement: 01NOV18 (email)
Date on an acknowledgment letter: none received
Date of debit of fees: 27NOV18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 30OCT18 (online application)
Date of biometric letter received: 30OCT18 (online application)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 05NOV18
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:

irfank123
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by irfank123 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:25 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years T2 visa + 1 ILR
Language Criteria: Degree
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online - NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 30.10.2018 (online)
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 01.11.2018 (via email)
Date of debit of fees: 10.11.2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 30.10.2018 (downloaded & printed)
Date of biometric letter received: no letter - downloaded same day as application
Date Biometrics enrolled: 05.11.2018
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 06.11.2018 (NDRS appointment)
Date of debit of fees: 27.11.2018
Date Passport received:

Bhja
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Bhja » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:03 pm

So happy and so proud to finally become a British Citizen. It’s been hell of a journey requiring meticulous reading of the forms and rules and this forum has been of great help.

Here’s my contribution and good luck everyone!

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Spouse of BC
Language Criteria: UK DEGREE + LIFE IN THE UK CERTIFICATE
Nationality : NON EU Russia
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 22 October 2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Home office received: 25 October 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 22 October 2018 (instant automatic acknowledgement email post submission)
Date of debit of fees: 22 October 2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 22 October 2018 instant automatic acknowledgement email post submission)
Date of Biometric letter received: 22 October 2018 instant automatic acknowledgement email post submission)
Date Biometric enrolled: 23-Oct-2018

Date of the application at council: 24 October 2018
Date of Documents sent to HO: 24 October 2018
Date of Documents received by HO: 25 October 2018
Date passport fee deducted: 12 November

Date on Approval letter: 22 November 2018
Date of receipt of approval: 6 December 2018
Ceremony booked 7 December 2018
Date of receipt of Ceremony Invitation Letter (From Council): 7 december 2018 - email confirmation
Date of receipt of ceremony letter (from HO): not sure if HO sends that, once I have booked with the local registry office they have confirmed via email same day
Date of Ceremony: 14.12.2018
Passport received 21/12/2018

citizenshipapp
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by citizenshipapp » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:38 pm

Eligibility criteria: 9 Years + EU
Language Criteria: C2 English Test + Life In The UK + UK Doctorate
Nationality : Italian
Method of application: Online - NDRS
Date of application: 22.10.2018 (online)
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 22.10.2018 (via email)
2nd Date of acknowledgement: 31.10.2018 (via email)
Date of debit of fees: 22.10.2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 22.10.2018 (downloaded & printed)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 05.11.2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 05.11.2018 (NDRS appointment)
Date of debit of fees: 29.11.2018
Date Passport received:

Alter29
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Alter29 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:25 pm

Alter29 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:12 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs holding ILR
language criteria: B1 trinity college + life in uk test
Nationality: non eu
Method of application: Online + NDRS+JCAP
Date of application: 3/10/2018
Payment method: debit
Date of acknowledgement: 4/10/2018
Date of debit fees: 3/10/2018
Date of biometric letter issued: 3/10/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 3/10/2018
Date of biometrics enrolled: 11/10/2018
Date of approval letter:18/12/2018
Date of approval letter received:5/01/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of ceremony letter:
Date of passport application: 5/10/2018
Date of debit fees:
Date of passport received:

newtoforum2018
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by newtoforum2018 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:58 pm

newtoforum2018 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:47 am
FINAL UPDATE
UPDATED DATES:

Eligibility Criteria: 5 Yrs T1 + 2.5 Yr ILR
Applicants: 2 Adults (Married) + 1 Child
Language Criteria: Uni Degree - Criteria Met at time of ILR
Nationality: Soul of Asia
Method of Application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of Application: 09.10.2018
Payment Method: Credit Card
Date of Acknowledgement: 10.10.2018 - Next Day of Online Submission
Date of Debit of Fees: 09.10.2018 - Online Submission
Date of Biometric Letter Issued: 09.10.2018 - At the end of Online Submission
Date of Biometric Letter Received: 09.10.2018 - At the end of Online Submission
Date Biometrics Enrolled: 10.10.2018
Date of Appointment: Friday - 19.10.2018 (NDRS + JCAP)
Documents Received by UKVI: Monday - 22.10.2018 - Sent by Council (NDRS)
Date on Approval Letter: 12.12.2018
Date of Receipt of Approval: 22.12.2018
Date of Receipt of Ceremony Letter: 24.12.2018 No such letter, just visited council and booked
Date of Ceremony: 31.12.2018 Private Ceremony Booked, next available was 06.03.2019 so instead of waiting that long, might as well complete the whole thing ASAP now.
Date of Passport Application: JCAP - 19.10.2018
Date of Debit of Passport Fees: 05.11.2018
Date Passport Received: 09.01.2019
Date of Issue on Passport: 07.01.2019

hari.s
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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by hari.s » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:48 pm

hari.s wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:23 pm
hari.s wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:51 pm
My wife and I lodged separate naturalisation applications at the same time. Posting timelines for both applications below.

Application 1:

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language Criteria: Trinity B1 + Life in the UK
Nationality: Indian (non-EU spouse of EU national)
Method of application: Online (NDRS + JCAP)
Date of application: 17 October 2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 18 October 2018
Date of debit of fees: 18 October 2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 17 October 2018
Date of biometric letter received: 17 October 2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 19 October 2018
Date of NDRS appointment: 29 October 2018
Date of Documents received by HO: 31 October 2018
Date on Approval letter: 20 November 2018
Date of receipt of approval: 29 November 2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 29 November 2018
Date of Ceremony: 6 December 2018 (private)

Date of JCAP Passport Application: 29 October 2018
Date of debit of fees: 17 November 2018

Date Passport received:


Application 2:

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year with DCPR
Language Criteria: Trinity B1 + Life in the UK
Nationality: Polish
Method of application: Online (NDRS + JCAP)
Date of application: 17 October 2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 18 October 2018
Date of debit of fees: 19 October 2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 17 October 2018
Date of biometric letter received: 17 October 2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 19 October 2018
Date of NDRS appointment: 30 October 2018
Date of Documents received by HO: 1 November 2018
Date on Approval letter: 27 November 2018
Date of receipt of approval: 5 December 2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 5 December 2018
Date of Ceremony: 6 December 2018 (private)

Date of JCAP Passport Application: 30 October 2018
Date of debit of fees: 18 November 2018

Date Passport received:
We had our citizenship ceremony yesterday! :D :D

Please see updated timelines above for both my and my wife's applications.

Officially British citizens now. Just waiting for our passports.
All done. Entire process from submitting the application via NDRS to receiving the passport took around 40 days.

Thank you to all on this forum - every conversation has been such a help!

Good luck to all!
EEA FP: 07/09/2012
UK entry: 23/09/2012
EEA1+EEA2: 19/04/2013
Non-EEA PR+EEA DCPR: 11/12/2017+16/12/2017
British citizenship: 06/12/2018

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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by mtlondon » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:49 pm

mtlondon wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:14 pm
mtlondon wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:41 pm
Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Master degree
Nationality : NON EU
Method of application: post
Date of application/ Date of post: 17/10
Payment method: VISA DEBIT
Date of acknowledgement: 29/10 (Email from home office)
Date of debit of fees: 29/10
Date of Biometric letter issued: 26/10
Date of biometric letter received: 01/11
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/11
Date on Approval letter: 17/12
Date of receipt of approval: 02/01/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 02/01/2019
Date of Ceremony: 17/01/2019
Date of Passport Application: 18/01/2019
Date Passport to be received:

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Re: October 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by eoo10 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:49 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: Uk Degree
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: JCAP
Date of application: 26/10/2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 29/10/2018
Date of debit of fees: 26/10/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 26/10/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 26/10/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 05/11/2018
Date on Approval letter: 09/01/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 18/01/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony: 24/01/2019
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees: 22/11/2018
Date Passport to be received:

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