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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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Post by bawa1234 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:56 am

NCS Gloucestershire
Date of submission: 04/01/2011
CRITERIA - 2+1 ilr
Date of debit of debit/credit card: 07/01/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 14/01/2011
Date of receipt of approval: decision has been made on 03/02/2011[telefone enquiry]
Date of Ceremony: TBC
Date of appln. for passport: TBC
Method used: TBC
Date of Receipt: TBC

I hope it is positive..........

dec_guy777
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Post by dec_guy777 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:49 pm

NCS or Postal: Postal
Date of submission: 05/01/2011
CRITERIA - 4 + 1 yr stay (HSMP)
Date of debit of debit/credit card: 12/01/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17/01/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 29/01/2011 (Dated: 27/01/2011)
Date of Ceremony: TBC
Date of appln. for passport: TBC
Method used: TBC
Date of Receipt: TBC

khaweriba
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Post by khaweriba » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:14 pm

Hi All

I have seen that people who applied in January are getting their approvals. I applied on 22 Dec and have not yet got anything, except the letter of acknowledgement.

Does anyone of you have any idea that why it takes longer in some cases? what do they check that takes longer time?

Is there anyone who applied around 20 Dec 2010 and have not yet got the approval. Kindly advise.

MKI

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Post by johnsienk » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:40 pm

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daudali
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Post by daudali » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:49 pm

You are not alone, I applied on 20 December 2010 and do not have the approval yet. Also I do have a clean immigration history and everything is on order on my record.

VERY FRUSTRATING WAIT.....


khaweriba wrote:Hi All

I have seen that people who applied in January are getting their approvals. I applied on 22 Dec and have not yet got anything, except the letter of acknowledgement.

Does anyone of you have any idea that why it takes longer in some cases? what do they check that takes longer time?

Is there anyone who applied around 20 Dec 2010 and have not yet got the approval. Kindly advise.

MKI

khaweriba
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Post by khaweriba » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:59 pm

I do not have any bankruptcy and anything like that…Mentioned all my immigration dates… with reason…all clear….

what else do they check …..?

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Post by lanr3e » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:03 pm

daudali wrote:You are not alone, I applied on 20 December 2010 and do not have the approval yet. Also I do have a clean immigration history and everything is on order on my record.

VERY FRUSTRATING WAIT.....
Are you self employed or director of a limited company? Checks on your tax status can take sometime.

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Post by khaweriba » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:11 pm

I am a Business Consultant and working as a self employed. Have been paying taxes since last 5 years....

I have also included with the application my tax paid statement....as it was required.

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Post by SunBlue » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:37 pm

Final Timeline for my partner:
NCS or Postal: Postal
Date of submission: 11/01/2011
Date reached HO: 12/01/2011
Date of Debit Card deduction: 20/01/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: 26/01/2011 (Dated 20/01/2011)
Date UKBA made decision: 27/01/2011
Date of receipt of approval letter: 29/01/2011 (I sent a pre-paid special delivery envelope with the application)
Date of receipt of Ceremony Invitation letter: 04/02/2011 ( Dated 31/01/2011)
Date of ceremony: 07/01/2011 (Private)

I will submit my own application on Monday, after my partner gets his certificate. (So it will support my application as a civil partner of a British Citizen). The reason for this is that I don't need to hold ILR for 12 months then.

lanr3e
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Post by lanr3e » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:12 pm

khaweriba wrote:I am a Business Consultant and working as a self employed. Have been paying taxes since last 5 years....

I have also included with the application my tax paid statement....as it was required.
That may explain why you have not heard from the home office ...verification that your tax affairs are in order requires a written confirmation from the HMRC...which can take some time in certain cases...

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Post by fareeha » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:01 pm

lanr3e wrote:
khaweriba wrote:I am a Business Consultant and working as a self employed. Have been paying taxes since last 5 years....

I have also included with the application my tax paid statement....as it was required.
That may explain why you have not heard from the home office ...verification that your tax affairs are in order requires a written confirmation from the HMRC...which can take some time in certain cases...
One thing i do not understand,when you get ILR,they check from HMRC for the period,only then they get that.When we apply for the citizenship,i think they only check economic activity for the last year,that should not take long,if any application takes extra time to get processed,there should be other matters and not only economic activity,what say?

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Post by emranmalick » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:34 pm

I hv submitted mine on 14th Dec...ack letter on 17th dec....no news at all yet..I am professional , high rate tax payer.....straight forward history.....so u never know y it takes so long?

SunBlue
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Post by SunBlue » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:34 pm

What's your nationality? Maybe it's different depending on the nationality? (unfortunately)

Danlavis
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Timeline via Ancestry

Post by Danlavis » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:17 am

NCS or Postal: NCS
Date of submission: 03/12/2010
CRITERIA - 5 + 1 yr stay (Ancestry)
Date of debit of debit/credit card: 08/12/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 13/12/2010
Date of receipt of approval: 21/01/2011 (Dated: 17/01/2011)
Date of Ceremony: 24/01/2011
Date of appln. for passport: 24/01/2011
Method used: Check and Send
Interview date: 28/01/2011
Date of Receipt: 03/02/2011

Long delay in the beginning - my application seemed to sit in the "unallocated" pile. Once it was processed and approved, I managed to sail through the rest. The passport process was a breeze! Good luck to the rest of you. Great forum and very helpful.

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Post by daudali » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:36 am

No I am not a self employed or director of a limited company ...

I think its more to do with nationality you belong to as well. I am 4m Pakistan and countries like pakistan etc probably need extra checks 4 security reasons.

Not sure on this but this seems true as few of my friends who applied recently also agree with me as their applications took 2-4 months to arrive as well.

lanr3e wrote:
daudali wrote:You are not alone, I applied on 20 December 2010 and do not have the approval yet. Also I do have a clean immigration history and everything is on order on my record.

VERY FRUSTRATING WAIT.....
Are you self employed or director of a limited company? Checks on your tax status can take sometime.

emranmalick
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Post by emranmalick » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:49 pm

Submitted on 14dec..
Gotapproval letter on 05/02/2011..........dated 27/01/2011..
Thanks everyone on this forum

BetsyMe
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Post by BetsyMe » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:01 pm

So.....
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newbie01
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my dates

Post by newbie01 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:06 pm

CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

NCS or Postal: NCS Bracknell
Criteria: 5 yrs Tier 1 +1 yr ILR
Date of Submission: 21/01/2011
Date NCS sent to HO: 24/01/2011
Date reached HO: 25/01/2011
Date of Debit Card deduction: 25/01/2011
Date of Acknowledgment letter: 25/01/2011 (received 28/01/2011)
Date of receipt of Approval and invitation to Ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport application:
Date of Interview:
Date of receipt of Documents:
Date of receipt of Interview letter:
Date of receipt of Passport:

iyanu
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Post by iyanu » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:07 am

Final time line update:

CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION TIME LINE
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Criteria - HSMP 4YRS + 1 Year ILR.
03/12/10 - NCS appointment at local council.
06/12/10 - NCS Sent Application via Royal mail to HO.
07/12/10 - Application received at HO Liverpool.
13/12/10 - Fee taken from debit card
16/12/10 - Acknowledgment letter received, dated 10/12/10.
20/01/11 - Approval letter received, dated 10/01/11.
20/01/11 - Ceremony invitation letter received, dated 19/01/11.
26/01/11 - Citizenship Ceremony (Private).

PASSPORT APPLICATION TIME LINE
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28/01/11 - Passport Application submitted via Post Office check and send
01/02/11 - IPS confirmed interview letter and appointment booked over the phone.
05/02/11 - Interviewed by IPS (same questions as stated on this board).
10/02/11 - Passport received.

Thanks.
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Post by soulfullness » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:15 pm

Hi all

Is private citizenship ceremony a group ceremony or individually separatly conducted? Any experience from the peole who participated in private ceremony
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