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Rowge
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South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Rowge » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:02 am

Thanks so much.

I received an sms with DHL reference number today in fact - it seems the parcel is handed from dxdelivery to DHL at Heathrow. Delivery is then within about 24-48 hours of receipt of the DHL reference.

Nearly at the end!
Ballet wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:20 am
Hi Rowge

I tried to track using the HMPO reference but that didn’t work. What I read on the DX website was that we will only get a trackable reference directly from DX by text or if a delivery attempt is unsuccessful.

I’m hoping to get mine before the end of this week.
Rowge wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:14 am
Hi Ballet
Congrats! And... Ditto! Mine marked having been sent on 28 Oct. Have your received any specific courier details? I only have what seems to be generic "sent" message and reference to dxdelivery which would not seem to apply outside of UK and ROI.
Ballet wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:44 pm
My passport is on its way!

Eligibility criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South African
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 8 March 2019
Payment method: Credit card (8 March 2019)
Date of acknowledgement email: 11 March 2019
Documents sent by courier: 11 March 2019
Date of receipt by UKVI (DHL tracking): 14 March 2019
Date of biometric appt invitation email: 4 June 2019
Date of biometrics appt confirmation email: 5 June 2019
Biometrics done: 6 June 2019
Application to retain SA citizenship: 14 June 2019
SA citizenship retention granted by DHA: 12 July 2019
Email from Nationality Courier Service: 26 July 2019
Date of UK citizenship approval: 26 July 2019
Received original documents back (regular post): 31 July 2019
Invitation email for the oath ceremony: 10 September 2019
Date of ceremony: 9 October 2019
Date applied for passport: 9 October 2019
Supporting documents sent: 10 October 2019
Passport Application received: 9 October 2019 (online confirmation) and 14 October 2019 (documents received)
Passport Application Marked Dispatched: 29 October 2019
Date passport received:

Ballet
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Posts: 64
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South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Ballet » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:12 am

Thank you!

I’ll look out for the DHL text. I’m still hoping for Friday...
Rowge wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:02 am
Thanks so much.

I received an sms with DHL reference number today in fact - it seems the parcel is handed from dxdelivery to DHL at Heathrow. Delivery is then within about 24-48 hours of receipt of the DHL reference.

Nearly at the end!
Ballet wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:20 am
Hi Rowge

I tried to track using the HMPO reference but that didn’t work. What I read on the DX website was that we will only get a trackable reference directly from DX by text or if a delivery attempt is unsuccessful.

I’m hoping to get mine before the end of this week.


Faircape
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South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Faircape » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:01 pm

Hi,
At last!!
Patience has been worthwhile, I received my invitation to the Ceremony scheduled for 2 weeks time .

I am sure JKProperties will be just around the corner

All in all from the date of my online application to the date of citizenship ceremony will 6months and 13 days.
Eligibility criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South African
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 02 May 2019
Payment method: Credit card ( 06 May 2019)
Date of acknowledgement : 07 May 2019
Documents sent by courier : 15 May 2019 (Apostille copies – not originals or vault copies)
Date of receipt by UKVI (DHL notified) : 17 May 2019
Application to retain SA citizenship: 25 July 2019
SA citizenship retention granted by DHA: 21 Aug 2019
Email from Nationality Courier Service : 22 Aug 2019
Date of biometrics appt confirmation: 23 Aug 2019
Biometrics done: 26 Aug 2019
Date of Biometrics approval: 30 Aug 2019
Date of Invitation to Ceremony : 30 Oct 2019
Date of ceremony: 15 Nov 2019

Date applied for passport:
Passport Application received:
Passport Application Marked Dispatched:
Date passport received:

Ballet
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Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 am
South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Ballet » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:06 pm

Congratulations! Your timeline was a little shorter than mine. It is such a relief to get to the end.

I wonder whether your ceremony will be similar to mine. I was surprised to not meet anyone who was on this site at my ceremony. It seems we are the last few going through the Romein route on here. I know of three friends who are still gathering their documents so haven’t even started the application yet!
Faircape wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Hi,
At last!!
Patience has been worthwhile, I received my invitation to the Ceremony scheduled for 2 weeks time .

I am sure JKProperties will be just around the corner

All in all from the date of my online application to the date of citizenship ceremony will 6months and 13 days.
Eligibility criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South African
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 02 May 2019
Payment method: Credit card ( 06 May 2019)
Date of acknowledgement : 07 May 2019
Documents sent by courier : 15 May 2019 (Apostille copies – not originals or vault copies)
Date of receipt by UKVI (DHL notified) : 17 May 2019
Application to retain SA citizenship: 25 July 2019
SA citizenship retention granted by DHA: 21 Aug 2019
Email from Nationality Courier Service : 22 Aug 2019
Date of biometrics appt confirmation: 23 Aug 2019
Biometrics done: 26 Aug 2019
Date of Biometrics approval: 30 Aug 2019
Date of Invitation to Ceremony : 30 Oct 2019
Date of ceremony: 15 Nov 2019

Date applied for passport:
Passport Application received:
Passport Application Marked Dispatched:
Date passport received:

Ballet
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Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 am
South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Ballet » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:07 am

Did your passport get delivered yet? I haven’t received the DHL tracking reference yet. Last night I had a webchat conversation with HMPO and was told that DHL might only have collected the passport yesterday even though I received a text and an email saying that it was printed and sent on Tuesday.
Rowge wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:02 am
Thanks so much.

I received an sms with DHL reference number today in fact - it seems the parcel is handed from dxdelivery to DHL at Heathrow. Delivery is then within about 24-48 hours of receipt of the DHL reference.

Nearly at the end!
Ballet wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:20 am
Hi Rowge

I tried to track using the HMPO reference but that didn’t work. What I read on the DX website was that we will only get a trackable reference directly from DX by text or if a delivery attempt is unsuccessful.

I’m hoping to get mine before the end of this week.
Rowge wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:14 am
Hi Ballet
Congrats! And... Ditto! Mine marked having been sent on 28 Oct. Have your received any specific courier details? I only have what seems to be generic "sent" message and reference to dxdelivery which would not seem to apply outside of UK and ROI.
Ballet wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:44 pm
My passport is on its way!

Eligibility criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South African
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 8 March 2019
Payment method: Credit card (8 March 2019)
Date of acknowledgement email: 11 March 2019
Documents sent by courier: 11 March 2019
Date of receipt by UKVI (DHL tracking): 14 March 2019
Date of biometric appt invitation email: 4 June 2019
Date of biometrics appt confirmation email: 5 June 2019
Biometrics done: 6 June 2019
Application to retain SA citizenship: 14 June 2019
SA citizenship retention granted by DHA: 12 July 2019
Email from Nationality Courier Service: 26 July 2019
Date of UK citizenship approval: 26 July 2019
Received original documents back (regular post): 31 July 2019
Invitation email for the oath ceremony: 10 September 2019
Date of ceremony: 9 October 2019
Date applied for passport: 9 October 2019
Supporting documents sent: 10 October 2019
Passport Application received: 9 October 2019 (online confirmation) and 14 October 2019 (documents received)
Passport Application Marked Dispatched: 29 October 2019
Date passport received:

Ballet
Junior Member
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 am
South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Ballet » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:07 am

Did your passport get delivered yet? I haven’t received the DHL tracking reference yet. Last night I had a webchat conversation with HMPO and was told that DHL might only have collected the passport yesterday even though I received a text and an email saying that it was printed and sent on Tuesday.
Rowge wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:02 am
Thanks so much.

I received an sms with DHL reference number today in fact - it seems the parcel is handed from dxdelivery to DHL at Heathrow. Delivery is then within about 24-48 hours of receipt of the DHL reference.

Nearly at the end!
Ballet wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:20 am
Hi Rowge

I tried to track using the HMPO reference but that didn’t work. What I read on the DX website was that we will only get a trackable reference directly from DX by text or if a delivery attempt is unsuccessful.

I’m hoping to get mine before the end of this week.
Rowge wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:14 am
Hi Ballet
Congrats! And... Ditto! Mine marked having been sent on 28 Oct. Have your received any specific courier details? I only have what seems to be generic "sent" message and reference to dxdelivery which would not seem to apply outside of UK and ROI.
Ballet wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:44 pm
My passport is on its way!

Eligibility criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South African
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 8 March 2019
Payment method: Credit card (8 March 2019)
Date of acknowledgement email: 11 March 2019
Documents sent by courier: 11 March 2019
Date of receipt by UKVI (DHL tracking): 14 March 2019
Date of biometric appt invitation email: 4 June 2019
Date of biometrics appt confirmation email: 5 June 2019
Biometrics done: 6 June 2019
Application to retain SA citizenship: 14 June 2019
SA citizenship retention granted by DHA: 12 July 2019
Email from Nationality Courier Service: 26 July 2019
Date of UK citizenship approval: 26 July 2019
Received original documents back (regular post): 31 July 2019
Invitation email for the oath ceremony: 10 September 2019
Date of ceremony: 9 October 2019
Date applied for passport: 9 October 2019
Supporting documents sent: 10 October 2019
Passport Application received: 9 October 2019 (online confirmation) and 14 October 2019 (documents received)
Passport Application Marked Dispatched: 29 October 2019
Date passport received:

Rowge
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South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Rowge » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:59 pm

Hi Ballet

Yes I did! It was delivered today after getting notice on Saturday passport was printed then Monday handed to courier and DHL took it on Tuesday. Hopefully yours is handed over on the weekend or Monday!

Very happy to have finished the process and will post an updated timeline soon.
Ballet wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:07 am
Did your passport get delivered yet? I haven’t received the DHL tracking reference yet. Last night I had a webchat conversation with HMPO and was told that DHL might only have collected the passport yesterday even though I received a text and an email saying that it was printed and sent on Tuesday.
Rowge wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:02 am
Thanks so much.

I received an sms with DHL reference number today in fact - it seems the parcel is handed from dxdelivery to DHL at Heathrow. Delivery is then within about 24-48 hours of receipt of the DHL reference.

Nearly at the end!
Ballet wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:20 am
Hi Rowge

I tried to track using the HMPO reference but that didn’t work. What I read on the DX website was that we will only get a trackable reference directly from DX by text or if a delivery attempt is unsuccessful.

I’m hoping to get mine before the end of this week.
Rowge wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:14 am
Hi Ballet
Congrats! And... Ditto! Mine marked having been sent on 28 Oct. Have your received any specific courier details? I only have what seems to be generic "sent" message and reference to dxdelivery which would not seem to apply outside of UK and ROI.


Rowge
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South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Rowge » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:27 pm

Process complete! Thank you to everyone on this forum. Your advice and updates have allowed for a more confident process. All-in-all - 7 months since application submitted with passport in hand. Good luck to all those in the process or just staring.

Eligibility Criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South Africa
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online with documents sent via DHL
Payment method: Credit card
Date of application: Mar 24, 2019
Date funds withdrawn: Mar 24, 2019
Date of UKVI acknowledgement email: Mar 24, 2019
Date documents sent: Mar 25, 2019
Date of receipt by UKVI: Mar 28, 2019 (DHL Confirmation)
Date of letter requesting bio-metrics: May 10, 2019 (5 Weeks from receipt)
Bio-metrics done: May 13, 2019
Date of approval: July 03, 2019
Notice documents ready for collection: July 07, 2019 (8 Weeks from biometrics)
Invitation for ceremony: Aug 29, 2019 (8 Weeks from approval)
Date of ceremony: Oct 02, 2019 (13 Weeks from approval)
Date applied for passport: Oct 12, 2019
Passport application received: Oct 21, 2019
Passport dispatched: Oct 28, 2019 (2 Weeks from application)
Date passport received: Nov 01, 2019

Rabbit123
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Posts: 58
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:34 am

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Rabbit123 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:58 pm

Congratulations! Hope you’ll have a great ceremony.
Faircape wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Hi,
At last!!
Patience has been worthwhile, I received my invitation to the Ceremony scheduled for 2 weeks time .

I am sure JKProperties will be just around the corner

All in all from the date of my online application to the date of citizenship ceremony will 6months and 13 days.
Eligibility criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South African
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 02 May 2019
Payment method: Credit card ( 06 May 2019)
Date of acknowledgement : 07 May 2019
Documents sent by courier : 15 May 2019 (Apostille copies – not originals or vault copies)
Date of receipt by UKVI (DHL notified) : 17 May 2019
Application to retain SA citizenship: 25 July 2019
SA citizenship retention granted by DHA: 21 Aug 2019
Email from Nationality Courier Service : 22 Aug 2019
Date of biometrics appt confirmation: 23 Aug 2019
Biometrics done: 26 Aug 2019
Date of Biometrics approval: 30 Aug 2019
Date of Invitation to Ceremony : 30 Oct 2019
Date of ceremony: 15 Nov 2019

Date applied for passport:
Passport Application received:
Passport Application Marked Dispatched:
Date passport received:

Rabbit123
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Posts: 58
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:34 am

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Rabbit123 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:04 pm

Congratulations! You applied just 1 week before I did

Is the passport still a burgundy one without the EU sign on it?
Rowge wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:27 pm
Process complete! Thank you to everyone on this forum. Your advice and updates have allowed for a more confident process. All-in-all - 7 months since application submitted with passport in hand. Good luck to all those in the process or just staring.

Eligibility Criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South Africa
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online with documents sent via DHL
Payment method: Credit card
Date of application: Mar 24, 2019
Date funds withdrawn: Mar 24, 2019
Date of UKVI acknowledgement email: Mar 24, 2019
Date documents sent: Mar 25, 2019
Date of receipt by UKVI: Mar 28, 2019 (DHL Confirmation)
Date of letter requesting bio-metrics: May 10, 2019 (5 Weeks from receipt)
Bio-metrics done: May 13, 2019
Date of approval: July 03, 2019
Notice documents ready for collection: July 07, 2019 (8 Weeks from biometrics)
Invitation for ceremony: Aug 29, 2019 (8 Weeks from approval)
Date of ceremony: Oct 02, 2019 (13 Weeks from approval)
Date applied for passport: Oct 12, 2019
Passport application received: Oct 21, 2019
Passport dispatched: Oct 28, 2019 (2 Weeks from application)
Date passport received: Nov 01, 2019

Rowge
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South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Rowge » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:20 pm

Burgundy but no EU on it.
Rabbit123 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:04 pm
Congratulations! You applied just 1 week before I did

Is the passport still a burgundy one without the EU sign on it?
Rowge wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:27 pm
Process complete! Thank you to everyone on this forum. Your advice and updates have allowed for a more confident process. All-in-all - 7 months since application submitted with passport in hand. Good luck to all those in the process or just staring.

Eligibility Criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South Africa
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online with documents sent via DHL
Payment method: Credit card
Date of application: Mar 24, 2019
Date funds withdrawn: Mar 24, 2019
Date of UKVI acknowledgement email: Mar 24, 2019
Date documents sent: Mar 25, 2019
Date of receipt by UKVI: Mar 28, 2019 (DHL Confirmation)
Date of letter requesting bio-metrics: May 10, 2019 (5 Weeks from receipt)
Bio-metrics done: May 13, 2019
Date of approval: July 03, 2019
Notice documents ready for collection: July 07, 2019 (8 Weeks from biometrics)
Invitation for ceremony: Aug 29, 2019 (8 Weeks from approval)
Date of ceremony: Oct 02, 2019 (13 Weeks from approval)
Date applied for passport: Oct 12, 2019
Passport application received: Oct 21, 2019
Passport dispatched: Oct 28, 2019 (2 Weeks from application)
Date passport received: Nov 01, 2019

sunburn
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Posts: 151
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United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by sunburn » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:44 pm

They got rid of the words European Union from the covers of passports back in late March .

jkproperties
Member
Posts: 128
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:15 pm
South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by jkproperties » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:33 am

Congratulations
Faircape wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Hi,
At last!!
Patience has been worthwhile, I received my invitation to the Ceremony scheduled for 2 weeks time .

I am sure JKProperties will be just around the corner

All in all from the date of my online application to the date of citizenship ceremony will 6months and 13 days.
Eligibility criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South African
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 02 May 2019
Payment method: Credit card ( 06 May 2019)
Date of acknowledgement : 07 May 2019
Documents sent by courier : 15 May 2019 (Apostille copies – not originals or vault copies)
Date of receipt by UKVI (DHL notified) : 17 May 2019
Application to retain SA citizenship: 25 July 2019
SA citizenship retention granted by DHA: 21 Aug 2019
Email from Nationality Courier Service : 22 Aug 2019
Date of biometrics appt confirmation: 23 Aug 2019
Biometrics done: 26 Aug 2019
Date of Biometrics approval: 30 Aug 2019
Date of Invitation to Ceremony : 30 Oct 2019
Date of ceremony: 15 Nov 2019

Date applied for passport:
Passport Application received:
Passport Application Marked Dispatched:
Date passport received:

jkproperties
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Posts: 128
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:15 pm
South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by jkproperties » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:37 am

Hi Everyone,
I have been advised my certificate will be sent to PTA this week from the Home office.
So about a month after approval.

Does anyone know how long the Diplomatic Post takes to reach SA?

so, have you been told your certificate has been posted on a specific date and received x amount of days/weeks later?

The Consulate lady said she will contact me as soon as it arrives.
Have a great week.

Rabbit123
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:34 am

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Rabbit123 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:21 pm

Really? They kept it for a month before sending it?

This won’t help you as I live in a totally different part of the world - they sent mine a day after the approval. The letter said sept 4th and I was told my certificate was sent on sept 5th
I received the invitation to the ceremony on Oct 10th I think. But it went to the embassy first and then to the consulate

Hopefully yours will arrive quickly!
jkproperties wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:37 am
Hi Everyone,
I have been advised my certificate will be sent to PTA this week from the Home office.
So about a month after approval.

Does anyone know how long the Diplomatic Post takes to reach SA?

so, have you been told your certificate has been posted on a specific date and received x amount of days/weeks later?

The Consulate lady said she will contact me as soon as it arrives.
Have a great week.

Rabbit123
Junior Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:34 am

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Rabbit123 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:24 pm

I am beginning to think about all the things I need for my ceremony on Thursday. (Including my outfit 8)
What documents did you take with you? In the Email from the consulate it only says ID or passport. Is that it? I’ve printed their confirmation of the time and date just to be on the safe side. And I will take the approval letter from HO.
But I can’t think of anything else...

Ballet
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Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 am
South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Ballet » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:04 am

Take a photocopy of the biometric page of your passport, too. I was asked for one and I don’t remember reading that I needed it. Luckily I had a spare with me.
Rabbit123 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:24 pm
I am beginning to think about all the things I need for my ceremony on Thursday. (Including my outfit 8)
What documents did you take with you? In the Email from the consulate it only says ID or passport. Is that it? I’ve printed their confirmation of the time and date just to be on the safe side. And I will take the approval letter from HO.
But I can’t think of anything else...

Ballet
Junior Member
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 am
South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Ballet » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:22 am

The process is finally finished.

My passport and supporting documents have been delivered.

Eligibility criteria: UKM (Romein)
Nationality: South African
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 8 March 2019
Payment method: Credit card (8 March 2019)
Date of acknowledgement email: 11 March 2019
Documents sent by courier: 11 March 2019
Date of receipt by UKVI (DHL tracking): 14 March 2019
Date of biometric appt invitation email: 4 June 2019
Date of biometrics appt confirmation email: 5 June 2019
Biometrics done: 6 June 2019
Application to retain SA citizenship: 14 June 2019
SA citizenship retention granted by DHA: 12 July 2019
Email from Nationality Courier Service: 26 July 2019
Date of UK citizenship approval: 26 July 2019
Received original documents back (regular post): 31 July 2019
Invitation email for the oath ceremony: 10 September 2019
Date of ceremony: 9 October 2019

Date applied for passport: 9 October 2019
Supporting documents sent: 10 October 2019
Passport Application received in Durham: 9 October 2019 (online confirmation) and 14 October 2019 (documents received)
Passport Marked Dispatched: 29 October 2019
Date passport received: 5 November 2019

Faircape
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South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Faircape » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:05 am

Congratulations,
Now you must be truly elated!! :D :D :D
For us South Africans this is really potentially a life changing event.
Personal thanks , your recommendations have really helped in my process and reduced waiting time , - my ceremony is next week, so a passport next month will be a really good Christmas present!

Ballet
Junior Member
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 am
South Africa

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Post by Ballet » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:27 am

Thank you, I am delighted to have visa free travel available to me. My passport will be going on it’s first trip next week and I can’t wait to use the e-gates in Europe.

I am grateful for this site as it helped me manage my own expectations of the process and timelines; I’m pleased I could give back to someone else on the journey, too.

Good luck on the home stretch and I hope you get your passport before Christmas!
Faircape wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:05 am
Congratulations,
Now you must be truly elated!! :D :D :D
For us South Africans this is really potentially a life changing event.
Personal thanks , your recommendations have really helped in my process and reduced waiting time , - my ceremony is next week, so a passport next month will be a really good Christmas present!

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