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TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION

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

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jumperr
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Post by jumperr » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:31 am

haifeng wrote:
jumperr wrote:technical_lemon, i paid with my credit card and they took the payment next day after receiving my application. It was not a problem.
HI.just wondering if applied as a worker or student? because im in a similar situation as you..

I applied as a worker - first 3 years i was self-employed, last 3 - employed full time.

Sandieo
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Timeline after submission

Post by Sandieo » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:03 am

I applied for British Citizenship at Liverpool NCS on 10.11.10 following 14 year long residence concession and a further 5 years ILR. I received my acknowledgement letter today 20.11.10, this was dated 16.11.10. I would like to hear from others ( including timelines ) who have been in a similar situation and later received their British Citizenship.

TC
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Earliest date I can apply for naturalisation

Post by TC » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:37 am

I got ILR on 09/02/2010 (HSMP-JR). What is the earliest date I can post my naturalisation application by special delivery, keeping in mind I have to be on ILR for 1 year? Is it 8th, 9th or 10th Feb 2010? I know I can wait one more week just to be sure, but would like to know?
Thanks.
TC

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Re: Earliest date I can apply for naturalisation

Post by raymasa2 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:25 am

TC wrote:I got ILR on 09/02/2010 (HSMP-JR). What is the earliest date I can post my naturalisation application by special delivery, keeping in mind I have to be on ILR for 1 year? Is it 8th, 9th or 10th Feb 2010? I know I can wait one more week just to be sure, but would like to know?
Thanks.
TC
Technically you can apply on 8/02. But if you apply through NCS, some of the prefer you do that either on the day of the ILR (9/2) or the day after (10/2). But ask the NCS that you apply through for that.

I would recommend that you use NCS, as you can keep your documents with you.

Ray

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Post by noodles » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:23 am

HI Guys,

Guess i should share my story here as i've received tons of PMs regarding my success story telling me to post my timelines but i'm just really bad with dates so here we go.
Dec 2003 - Became EEA family member
Jan 2004 - Received 5 yr RC
Sometime in 2008 seperated from partner (as she started thinking she was a supreme being by me being a dependant, so i told her where to stick it ;-)
Jan 2009 - applied EEA4 under my own rights
Jan 2010 - EEA4 VOIDED (not refused) due to invalid passport i.e my old passport had expired before i submitted it for EEA4 (silly thing, but actually bought me time to get to the BC zone)
April 2010 - Reapplied EEA4
July 2010 - COA
Last week in Sept 2010 - Applied for Naturalisation based on 5yrs EEA + 1 Yr PR route (note:PR was attained automatically in Dec 2008)
Oct 2010 - Account got debited by £735 and received COA 2nd week in Oct.
Oct 2010 - Called HO to check status of EEA application bcos of mortgage application and the official said not to worry as a decision has been made on my BC application and the outcome should be fine for the banks but my EEA application had been assigned to a case worker (typical)
http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... e+mortgage
Oct 21st 2010 - Got a call from solicitor that my BC was approved , called the council 2 mins later and booked private ceremony the next day (before they changed their minds :-D)
Oct 22nd 2010 - Became a British Citizen and swore allegiance to Charlie's Mum

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Post by noodles » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:30 am

let me just add lest i forget and this is the funny bit....
Called HO 23rd of Oct 2010 to request for my docs from the EEA office and was aked why i wanted to do that as my case was with a case worker so i told the geezer on the phone that "mate, cos i'm briish now init" lol (didn't really say that in cockney , just told him politely that i'd naturalised and needed my old passport for my British Passport application.

Nov 10 received my passport back with PR sticker on top, dated the 4th of Nov. I was actually surprised and guess they had no choice but to issue the PR as i'd already beaten them via the BC route.

I wish everyone waiting the best of luck and patience , prayers and getting on with life while your application is pending does pay.

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Re: Earliest date I can apply for naturalisation

Post by HaseebKhan » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:01 pm

TC wrote:I got ILR on 09/02/2010 (HSMP-JR). What is the earliest date I can post my naturalisation application by special delivery, keeping in mind I have to be on ILR for 1 year? Is it 8th, 9th or 10th Feb 2010? I know I can wait one more week just to be sure, but would like to know?
Thanks.
TC
My ILR Stamped on 16/10/09, I have posted my application on 14/10/10 and reached to HO on 15/10/10.
Approved with in 2 week with out any issue.

i

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Post by technical_lemon » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:24 pm

I applied through NCS on 05/11/2010 but still payments is not taken from my credit card... and no acknowledgment letter either

I can see the application delivered on 08/11/2010 to HO..

since its almost 3 wks should i check with HO ? Please help

TC
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Re: Earliest date I can apply for naturalisation

Post by TC » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:44 pm

HaseebKhan wrote:
TC wrote:I got ILR on 09/02/2010 (HSMP-JR). What is the earliest date I can post my naturalisation application by special delivery, keeping in mind I have to be on ILR for 1 year? Is it 8th, 9th or 10th Feb 2010? I know I can wait one more week just to be sure, but would like to know?
Thanks.
TC
My ILR Stamped on 16/10/09, I have posted my application on 14/10/10 and reached to HO on 15/10/10.
Approved with in 2 week with out any issue.

i
Thanks Haseeb, I am planning to post and won't be using NCS. I will post it on 7th Feb 2010 by special delivery. It will reach HO on 8th, hence on 8th it will be one year since getting ILR as I got ILR on 9/2/2009.
TC

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My Final Timeline

Post by angel786 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:49 am

Ncs or Postal: Postal
Date of submission: 29 Sep 10
Date reached HO: 30 Sep 10
Date of Debit Card deduction: 06 Oct 10
Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: 11 Oct 10(dated 06 Oct 10)
Date of receipt of approval: 26 Oct 10(dated 22 Oct 10)
Date of receipt of Ceremony Invitation letter: 03 Nov 10(dated 26 Oct 10)but posted 28 Oct as confirmed with ukba( second class)
Date of ceremony:05 Nov 10(Public Ceremony)
Date of Passport application:09 Nov 10Postal
Date of Interview letter receipt:not received but called ips 17 Nov, got ref to book interview for 19 Nov,could have had it 18/11 but could not make it
Date of receipt of supporting documents:- 23 Nov 10 with passport(paid for secure delivery)
Date of Passport interview: 19 Nov 10(Questions as advised on this forum)
Date of receipt of passport: 23 Nov 10 (New Version)

Passport application was received by ips on 10 Nov as per royalmail tracking but ips say they only received it on 12 Nov-- probably takes them 2 days to add it to their systems.. Rang 15 Nov told under examination, rang 17 Nov told interview letter sent but got reference over phone anyway

Thanks for all the helpful advise on this forum -my journey has now come to a successful end
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Post by mashroom1 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:58 am

@ICEBREAKER: It must be very frustrating and is annoying....but sometimes we just have to wait and just divert attention. I am sure calling HO again & again will not change anything as persons picking phone are only customer service advisors (& not case workers).

ICEBREAKER wrote:Application sent 26/sep/2010 recieved the acknowlegment letter on 30/sep/2010. I don't understand why ukba is ignoring my application. I can see everone on the forum recieved their approval within three to four weeks. I have no criminal conviction whatsoever maybe the caseworker is very lazy and ukba isn't bothered . Why do i have to wait for six monthd while other ppl got approved in less than 3 weeks. Please help.

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Post by voytek » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:59 pm

I know some people waiting longer than the others for the decision (like me). Finally I phoned HO today, spend few minutes in a queue listen to the Vivaldi's masterpiece music, and then I was informed by the HO advisor that my application has been completed and the decision letter has been sent yesterday, 22nd of Nov. That's about 40 days after I sent my application through NCS. Now I can only wait for the letter and I hope it will contain a good news.

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Re: TimeLine - OCT 2010

Post by salars » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:38 pm

NCS or Postal: NCS
CRITERIA - HSMP JR 4 Years Residence + 1 year permanent residency
Date of submission: 11 October 2010
Date reached HO: 13 October 2010
Date of Debit Card deduction: 15 October 2010
Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: 21 Oct Dated 15 Oct.
Date UKBA made decision: 8 Nov 2010
Date of receipt of approval + Ceremony Invitation letter: 17 Nov 2010
Date of ceremony - 23/11/2010 - Private Ceremony
Date of Passport application - 23/11/2010 - CHECK AND SEND
Date of Interview letter receipt -
Date of receipt of supporting documents -
Date of Passport interview -
Date of receipt of passport -

ICEBREAKER
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Re: reply

Post by ICEBREAKER » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:22 pm

mashroom1 wrote:@ICEBREAKER: It must be very frustrating and is annoying....but sometimes we just have to wait and just divert attention. I am sure calling HO again & again will not change anything as persons picking phone are only customer service advisors (& not case workers).

ICEBREAKER wrote:Application sent 26/sep/2010 recieved the acknowlegment letter on 30/sep/2010. I don't understand why ukba is ignoring my application. I can see everone on the forum recieved their approval within three to four weeks. I have no criminal conviction whatsoever maybe the caseworker is very lazy and ukba isn't bothered . Why do i have to wait for six monthd while other ppl got approved in less than 3 weeks. Please help.


it has been 58 days and still waiting hope i get something this week .

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Post by hsmpengineer » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:48 am

[quote="noodles"]let me just add lest i forget and this is the funny bit....
Called HO 23rd of Oct 2010 to request for my docs from the EEA office and was aked why i wanted to do that as my case was with a case worker so i told the geezer on the phone that "mate, cos i'm briish now init" lol


hahahahaha :lol: :lol:

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FINAL UPDATE

Post by troubled » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:08 am

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:44 pm Post subject:

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NCS or Postal: NCS Lewisham
Date of submission: 14 September 2010
Date of receipt of application at UKBA Liverpool: 15th September, 2010
Date of debit card :17th September,2010.
Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: 23th September, 2010 (Dated 17th September,2010)
Date UKBA made decision: 29th Sep 2010
Date approval letter received: 11th October,2010
Date of ceremony - 9th November,2010
Date of Passport application - 15th November,2010
IPS letter for interview received - 20th November,2010
Date of Interview: 22nd November 2010
Receipt of passport: 24th November,2010

This forum has been a source of information and inspiration to me through my journey.I thank everyone who contributed to my post. I want to suggest that the owner of this website can add live chat where some of us can share our experiences in the chatroom.I wish those still waiting for their passports all the best

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Timeline

Post by Muz » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:11 pm

LR Issued: 19th October 2010
NCS or Postal: Postal
Date of submission: 25th October 2010
Date of receipt of application at UKBA Liverpool: 26th October 2010
Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: 3rd November 2010 dated 28/10/2010
Date UKBA made decision: 11 November 2010
Date of receipt of Approval: 12 November 2010
Date of receipt of invitation to ceremony: 24 November 2010
Date of ceremony - 26 November 2010 (Private Ceremony)
Date of Passport application - Awaiting
IPS letter for interview sent out on Awaiting
IPS letter for interview received Awaiting
Date of Interview: Awaiting
Receipt of passport: Awaiting

Smallfamily
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Re: Timeline

Post by Smallfamily » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:48 pm

More than 4 weeks since submitted app for British Citizenship through NCS and still waiting for decision... :cry:

ICEBREAKER
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Re: Timeline

Post by ICEBREAKER » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:27 pm

Smallfamily wrote:More than 4 weeks since submitted app for British Citizenship through NCS and still waiting for decision... :cry:
i was waiting for 8 weeks now so join the queue . U may get 2mro or u may for a couple month just like me

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Documents for naturalisation Application

Post by vvippala » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:02 pm

Hi

Could any of you list the documents that are required to be presented in support of the application please.

Many Thanks

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