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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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yorkking
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TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Post by yorkking » Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:33 pm

I would suggest that we open up a new thread to track progress of applications submitted and the progress as it happens.
It may help people who are in the process of applying to get a perspective!!
People who have submitted after 01.08.2005 and are awaiting processing or have achieved success may post their [b]timelines[/b] here.
Details such as the following could be provided:
NCS or Postal
If NCS, which centre
Date of submission or posting
CRITERIA - 5 yr stay (4 + 1 yr ILR)
Date of debit of debit/credit card
Date of receipt of acknowledgement
Date of receipt of approval
Date of Ceremony
Date of appln. for passport
Method used
Date of Receipt

ANY HELP IN PROVIDING THE INFO. WOULD BENEFIT THE GROUP!!!!
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Post by stevcal » Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:18 pm

11-10-05 NCS appointment at Wandsworth
14-10-05 Payment received at Liverpool
15-10-05 Acknowkedgement letter recieved by applicant
Currently waiting for Home Office decision

Cheers,

Stevcal

yorkking
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hi

Post by yorkking » Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:59 pm

thanks for ur reply
can u also add the foll. details please.
CRITERIA - 5 yr stay (4 + 1 yr ILR) or anything else?
yk

Joseph
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Post by Joseph » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:12 pm

My experience so far:

NCS or Postal NCS
If NCS, which centre Haringey (walk in)
Date of submission or posting 12 Sept at Haringey, received in Liverpool the next day
CRITERIA - 5 yr stay (4 + 1 yr ILR) 5.7 years + 1 ILR
Date of debit of debit/credit card credit card on 13 Sept
Date of receipt of acknowledgement 13 Sept date of posting, but acknowledgement arrived in post 3 days later
Date of receipt of approval 5 October
Date of receipt of invitations 11 October
Date of Ceremony late November (I chose the group ceremony, I could have had private earlier)
Date of appln. for passport
Method used
Date of Receipt

Joseph

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Post by stevcal » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:59 pm

OK here is my complete timeline...

BASED ON 5 year stay (4 years work permit + 1 year ILR)
11-10-05 NCS appointment at Wandsworth
14-10-05 Payment received at Liverpool
15-10-05 Acknowkedgement letter recieved by applicant
Currently waiting for Home Office decision

Stevcal

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Post by kp1 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:53 am

my timeline

- application received by post at liverpool on 30/8/05 based on marriage

- debit card processed on 12/9/05

KP
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yorkking
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good news

Post by yorkking » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:35 pm

Hi,
submitted appln. via NCS Bradford on 06.10.2005
Criteria : 4 yrs WP and 2+ yrs ILR
Card debitted on 10.10.2005
Acknowledgement recd. on 11.10.05
Approval letter recd. on 17.10.2005 (letter dated 14/10/05).
Waiting to hear reg. the ceremony.
It has taken about just 6 working days.
I think the NCS system really works. It is a great service and we should commend the HomeOffice for quick processing on straightforward cases. I don't think I could have asked for a quicker processing than this.
YK

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Post by Khurram » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:57 pm

My experience :

NCS or Postal : NCS
If NCS, which centre : Wandsworth (by appointment)
Date of submission or posting : Aug 20, 2005
CRITERIA - 5 yr stay (4 + 1 yr ILR) : 4 years on WP + 1 yr ILR
Date of debit of debit/credit card : Aug 24, 2005
Date of receipt of acknowledgement : Aug 26, 2005
Date of receipt of approval : Sep 9, 2005
Date of receipt of invitations : Sep 16, 2005
Date of Ceremony : Sep 21, 2005
Date of appln. for passport : Sep 23, 2005
Method used : In person (at Passport Office)
Date of Receipt : Sep 24, 2005

Regards

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Post by olisun » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:52 pm

Date of appln. for passport : Sep 23, 2005
Method used : In person (at Passport Office)
Date of Receipt : Sep 24, 2005

u got your passport in one day ???????

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Post by Khurram » Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:52 am

:) ... yes I did.

Also see this thread.

lemess
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Applied Yesterday

Post by lemess » Tue Oct 18, 2005 5:11 pm

Applied at Manchester NCS ( appointment) on 17/10
Basis : Residence ( 11 years total residence including WP)
App Received : 19/10
Acknowledgement received : 22/10 ( Dated 19/10)
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yorkking
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QUESTION

Post by yorkking » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:01 am

who sends the letter of invitation to participate in the ceremony? the local authority or the HO?
yk

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Post by stevcal » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:15 am

GOT THE APPROVAL LETTER TODAY!
Wow! I am impressed with the speed at which these applications are being dealt with these days. God is good! The letter is dated 18-10-05 which means it has taken the home office 4 days to finish all the enquiries (the acknowledgement letter was dated 14-10-05). Is this the quickest response ever?

OK here is my complete timeline...

BASED ON 5 year stay (4 years work permit + 1 year ILR)
11-10-05 NCS appointment at Wandsworth
14-10-05 Payment received at Liverpool
15-10-05 Acknowledgement letter received by applicant
20-10-05 Approval letter received (dated 18-10-05)

Stevcal

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Post by John » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:16 am

Yorkking, the Local Authority will be in touch about the Citizenship Ceremony.

In the background IND will have prepared the Certificate of Naturalisation and sent that to the Local Authority, so that it can be handed to you at the ceremony.
John

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Post by stevcal » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:47 am

actually it took just 2 to 3 working days for them to do their inquiries. Impressive.

GOT THE APPROVAL LETTER TODAY!
Wow! I am impressed with the speed at which these applications are being dealt with these days. God is good! The letter is dated 18-10-05 which means it has taken the home office 4 days to finish all the enquiries (the acknowledgement letter was dated 14-10-05). Is this the quickest response ever?

OK here is my complete timeline...

BASED ON 5 year stay (4 years work permit + 1 year ILR)
11-10-05 NCS appointment at Wandsworth
14-10-05 Payment received at Liverpool
15-10-05 Acknowledgement letter received by applicant
20-10-05 Approval letter received (dated 18-10-05)

Stevcal

yorkking
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hi

Post by yorkking » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:33 pm

John
am not too sure, of course u r an expert.
does the invite letter come from the HO or the local council?
If so, are we ok to ring up the local council to follow-up adn find the status?
what do u think?
yk

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Post by Joseph » Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:24 pm

The invite letter should come from the Home Office within a week after the decision letter. The Council may or may not send a letter around the same time. My Council sent a letter and questionnaire but not all do. Some expect that you contact them as requested in the Home Office invitation letter.
Joseph

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hi

Post by yorkking » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:20 am

I have some travel plans in 3 weeks from now.
Can I take a chance and apply for the passport via PostOffice?
Any idea abt current turnaround time now for postoffice applications, please?
What would be your guys' recommendation - postoffice or passport office in person(which is a 2.5 hrs journey for me atleast).
yk

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post

Post by lemess » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:14 am

I think the postoffice turnaround time is 10 working days although there is no guarantee. Personally if I had to travel in 3 weeks I wouldn't take the chance and would use the one week guranteed turnaround from the passport office.

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Should i Called again?

Post by babamuntaqi » Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:25 am

Hi,
submitted appln.From london through solicotor
via POST to liverpool through on 12.08.2005
Criteria : 4 yrs WP and 1+ yrs ILR
Card debitted on 23.08.2005
Acknowledgement recd. on 30.08.05 (issued on Dated 23.08.05 )
called on 07.10.2005 liver pool .answered waiting for Case Worker
agent told me waiting time is 6 month

is been 9th week still from acknowledge

Waiting to hear for any update
Should i called them again??

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