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by amity010
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229459

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Submitted my OCI app in person ack on 10 June and my parents via post (ack 20 June) all showing "Under Process!.. should I worry? Heading to India 9 Aug! I think it will be really close. Now a days its taking 7 weeks for the application to be processed and then another week to send your passport an...
by amity010
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229459

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

My family applied for OCI at hci London on 07/05 yet no updates on printing status . We have to travel to India on 04/07 and I probably have to apply for a visa. Should I choose to apply for tourist visa? How long will it take to obtain one? What should I enter under Previous Visa/Currently valid V...
by amity010
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229459

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Hi Amity010, Thank you so much for your reply. Could you tell me how long does this Entry VIsa valid for? i.e 3 months or 6 months. Is it only for Single entry? Is that be enough If I submit my Surrender certificate or do I need to provide any other documents? Thanks You can apply for 6 months (£67...
by amity010
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229459

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

I have applied 7 weeks ago but still showing UNDER PROCESS. Really frustrated with the process. I sent couple of emails to high commission but got same copy and paste message that 'we are waiting for printing of your oci sticker..'. I have waited so long for my OCI. I need to go INDIA bit urgently ...
by amity010
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 8050
Views: 1217054

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

TTOE ...when you applied for you and your Mrs...did you receive 2 letters for booking interview? On for you and one for your Mrs? With different reference numbers? I got mine ...but I didnt get my Mrs' letter...applied together in the same envelope...please let me know.

Thanks very much.
by amity010
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1229459

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

my OCI Status showing at London Applied for OCI by In Person@ London - 7-FEB-2014 Date of acknowledgement: 7-FEB-2014 Documents Printing Status PROCESSED On 3-MAR-2014 Dispatched From MOIA (OCI ) NEW DELHI On 4-MAR-2014 Document received At London On 06-MAR-2014 Submit passports by Special Delivey ...
by amity010
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 8050
Views: 1217054

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Updates. Passport For: 2 Adults Application Type: New Method of Application: Self (RM Next day tracked) Date of Application: 13/03/2014 Date Application Received by HMPO: 14/03/2014 (according to RM tracking) Date SMS Received: 19/03/2014 Deduction of Fees: 18/03/2014 (Balance dropped) Date of Recei...
by amity010
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 8050
Views: 1217054

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Passport For: 2 Adults Application Type: New Method of Application: Self (RM Next day tracked) Date of Application: 13/03/2014 Date Application Received by HMPO: 14/03/2014 (according to RM tracking) Date SMS Received: TBC Deduction of Fees: TBC Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: TBC Date of Retur...
by amity010
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

man4uni wrote:Hello amity010,

If you don't mind, how much does it cost for private ceremony approximately ?

Thanks
Depends on the local council. I will have to pay £80 per person.
by amity010
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Super .... private haan ! you deserve it buddy ! Thanks :-) .... I was mentally preparing myself to wait another month ...but I got a surprise on Friday...so I believe you should have it in a day or two....as our timelines are similar and am pretty sure that your approval is on its way :-) ...good ...
by amity010
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Date of ceremony updated. Eligibility criteria: Joint Application - 5 Yrs Tier 1 General + 1 Yr ILR Language criteria met : NARIC for Main applicant [a) Statement Of Comparability b) English language Assesment.] & U K Masters for spouse. Current nationality: Indian Method of application: NCS Council...
by amity010
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Finally received the approval today. Thanks to everyone who supported me during this wait. Good luck to all the Nov applicants..They are definitely working on the Nov applications now..will update once I have the ceremony date. Eligibility criteria: Joint Application - 5 Yrs Tier 1 General + 1 Yr IL...
by amity010
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Hi folks, As you can see I am also one of the November applicants waiting patiently. The HO generic responses which I have so far got from the HO call centre are: 1) under consideration 2) In process 3) Could not complete 4) Not completed Followed by you have to keep waiting. I wonder how many of y...
by amity010
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Finally got the brown envelope Method of application: NCS Leeds Date of application: 30/10/2013 Date of receipt by UKBA: 31/10 /2013 Date of acknowledgement : Date of debit of fees: 11/01/2014 Date of approval: letter dated 2/3/14 received date 6/3/14 Date of Ceremony: 8/3/14 Special thanks to Immi...
by amity010
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline
Replies: 509
Views: 10417

Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

collipu wrote:The procedures are mentioned here but I don't think they work this way!
True ... but I am pretty sure they wont start any work on the application, until the fee is taken.
by amity010
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline
Replies: 509
Views: 10417

Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

I think no one for sure knows what happens first? Fee deduction then awaiting case worker allocation or case worker allocation then fee deduction and then awating checks etc... Procedures followed after the receipt of naturalisation applications both NCS and Postal from date of receipt of applicati...
by amity010
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Such an irony that Nov applicants are not even assigned to a caseworker and those from Jan are already being processed ... If it was assigned to a caseworker and then waiting it would have been understandable that they are waiting for some enquires... but not being assigned is totally something els...
by amity010
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Mine below Application date : 18/11/2013 Ack : 18/01/2014 (Dated 13/01/2014) - Failed fee attempt Fee taken - 27/01/2014 Ack : 24/02/2014 (Dated 20/02/2014) Latest update is that application is still awaiting casworker allocation. When did you speak with them ??? Tuesday (25th Feb). It was an email...
by amity010
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Mine below

Application date : 18/11/2013
Ack : 18/01/2014 (Dated 13/01/2014) - Failed fee attempt
Fee taken - 27/01/2014
Ack : 24/02/2014 (Dated 20/02/2014)

Latest update is that application is still awaiting casworker allocation.
by amity010
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Hi All Does anyone know what the role of the case worker is in this whole process? Does the case worker do all the statutory enquiries before they make a decision (ie the first step after the fee is taken) ? Or does the case worker just receives all the results of the enquiries made, and based on t...
by amity010
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

amity010 - most likely your application went to the back of the queue after they failed to get payment in the first attempt. Be patient, it'll come! I do understand that it might have gone back to the queue. But the fee was taken out on the 27th Jan. I wonder why it takes them more than 1 month to ...
by amity010
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

amity010 - most likely your application went to the back of the queue after they failed to get payment in the first attempt. Be patient, it'll come! I do understand that it might have gone back to the queue. But the fee was taken out on the 27th Jan. I wonder why it takes them more than 1 month to ...
by amity010
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

I have been googling a bit and found the below. This is from 2011. Someone asked a question regarding random allocation of case workers and HO response to that. ==================== 1. Procedures followed after the receipt of naturalisation applications both NCS and Postal from date of receipt of ap...
by amity010
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Hi All Does anyone know what the role of the case worker is in this whole process? Does the case worker do all the statutory enquiries before they make a decision (ie the first step after the fee is taken) ? Or does the case worker just receives all the results of the enquiries made, and based on th...
by amity010
Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18848

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 3 Yrs Spouse Visa + ILR Language criteria : Bachelors Degree + PBS calculator on UKBA site. Current nationality: Indian Method of application: NCS Hammersmith Date of application: 31/10/2013 Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/11/2013 [Tracked royal mail] Date of acknowledgment: 15/01...
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