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by carrick
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Applying for British Passport online
Replies: 359
Views: 42798

Re: Applying for British Passport from country other than bi

Hi All, I have just applied for my British Passport. I have recently acquired British Citizenship by registration and have my certificate. My question is, I moved from New Zealand with my family to Australia when I was 10 years old on my parents passport in 1979 and now am a naturalised citizen of ...
by carrick
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Post citizenship ceremony - applying for passport overseas?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Post citizenship ceremony - applying for passport overse

Ignore the tables, they relate to documents you need to provide if you are British through descent etc. As you are naturalized, all you need to provide is your naturalization certificate, 2 photos, and any other valid passports you currently hold :) Im in the same situation, I live in Australia, bu...
by carrick
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Applying for British Passport online
Replies: 359
Views: 42798

Applying for British Passport from country other than birth?

Hi All, I have just applied for my British Passport. I have recently acquired British Citizenship by registration and have my certificate. My question is, I moved from New Zealand with my family to Australia when I was 10 years old on my parents passport in 1979 and now am a naturalised citizen of A...
by carrick
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: August 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY
Replies: 166
Views: 6411

August 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Well it finally came! :mrgreen: I have my approval and my ceremony all booked in! I have been using this forum since the beginning of my application and it has help immensely! Total time is approx 5 months I waited. If I can offer 1 tip, patience! Your approval will come through, unless you have som...
by carrick
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 12235
Views: 2780066

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Eligibility criteria: born to a UK mother before 1983 Language criteria met: not applicable Nationality: Canadian Method of application: Mailed from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Date of application: October 5 / 2015 Payment method: Credit Card Date of receipt by UKBA: October 9 / 2015 Date of...
by carrick
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Biometric letter not received yet
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Biometric letter not received yet

The HO advises that the application process can take up to 6 months. My biometric letter arrived 6 weeks after the fee was taken. Unfortunately you will need to have some patience when dealing with the HO. But from what I have been reading approvals are coming through. I am awaiting approval and it ...
by carrick
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Is british nation (overseas) proof of no other citizenship?
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Is british nation (overseas) proof of no other citizensh

im in the process of registering for my british citizenship, one of the requirements is that you can prove you have no other citizenship / nationality as a british national (overseas) is that not proof in itself? on this link https://www.gov.uk/dual-citizenship it states "You can’t have dual citize...
by carrick
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: slow approvals?
Replies: 16
Views: 712

Re: slow approvals?

What your NCS told you is bit inaccurate, as evidenced by the timelines people are posting in this forum. There was (past tense) a lull in approvals at the start of August, where no approvals post biometrics were coming through, but since mid August approvals have been speeding up if anything. For ...
by carrick
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Thinking About Screwing Up Certificate At Ceremony
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Thinking About Screwing Up Certificate At Ceremony

Do Aussies swear allegiance to the queen or not? I thought that since they are already subjects of Her Majesty, perhaps they can be exempt from all that hullabaloo which they are already part of. Perhaps this must be queried with Her Majesty's government. i know and we do however, I wish this was t...
by carrick
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Thinking About Screwing Up Certificate At Ceremony
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Thinking About Screwing Up Certificate At Ceremony

From another Aussie here, we are all NOT like this!! I am currently applying for my BC via UKM and have accepted the fact that it will take 6 months. So with fingers crossed my approval will come to fruition by Feb 2016. I am so excited to become British and start a new life in the UK when this pro...
by carrick
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: May 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY
Replies: 852
Views: 24045

Re: May 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Eligibility criteria: UKM Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): Not applicable Current nationality: Australian Method of application (NCS/Postal/Solicitor etc): Postal Council name if NCS used: Date of application: Sent April 24 (left Australia ...
by carrick
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Thinking About Screwing Up Certificate At Ceremony
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Thinking About Screwing Up Certificate At Ceremony

From another Aussie here, we are all NOT like this!! I am currently applying for my BC via UKM and have accepted the fact that it will take 6 months. So with fingers crossed my approval will come to fruition by Feb 2016. I am so excited to become British and start a new life in the UK when this proc...
by carrick
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode
Replies: 97
Views: 27996

Re: Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode

Hi, Does anyone know the timeframe for processing the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode post April 06 2015? I'm commonwealth citizen and have a father who is British National, and have had the Entitlement since I was 3. My passport is expiring the end of this year. It used to be rela...
by carrick
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Applications processing faster than others
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: ILR Applications processing faster than others

Keep us posted on your progress. UKM from Australia applications are not that common! I am still waiting for the Biometric letter to arrive. Where did you go to get them done? Also did they say how long it takes for them to send it to the UK after you have had them done? Cheers Carrick I got my bio...
by carrick
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Quick, important question
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Quick, important question

I might call them and see. I tried to ring the one in Canberra today but they wanted a credit card to talk to someone. I asked the post office, but they had no clue. I was hoping someone from outside of the UK had done it already and could share how they got their things back. (But I will call the ...
by carrick
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Applications processing faster than others
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: ILR Applications processing faster than others

Hi - I am applying (from Australia) for BC through UKM and I sent my things away on April 24 (it arrived in the UK on May 7) - I am still waiting for approval (I've had the right of abode before). I didn't get to do my biometrics until August (the form they sent first had the wrong salutation on it...
by carrick
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM Application Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: UKM Application Fees

Just in case anyone is interested they deducted the £80 from my credit card! So they do adjust the form if its is incorrect (I would assume as long as it is less that what you originally wrote).

Next step biometrics!

Cheers
Carrick
by carrick
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Applications processing faster than others
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: ILR Applications processing faster than others

This was just a thought I had today... We applied for hubby to have his BC via UKM on September 1.... I'm wondering if the "fee" being taken is a good sign due to the fact that it isn't a standard application fee, but the actual ceremony fee, meaning you are approved and that it may take longer for...
by carrick
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Applications processing faster than others
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: ILR Applications processing faster than others

Hi All, Can someone advise why ILR applications seem to move along quite quickly and others don't? I have submitted a straight forward UKM and it was received by the HO (signed for by HO from Royal Mail) on 19/08/15 and to date nothing else has happened. However, other people's timelines for ILR ha...
by carrick
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Applications processing faster than others
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Citizenship Applications processing faster than others

Hi All, Can someone advise why ILR applications seem to move along quite quickly and others don't? I have submitted a straight forward UKM and it was received by the HO (signed for by HO from Royal Mail) on 19/08/15 and to date nothing else has happened. However, other people's timelines for ILR hav...
by carrick
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 444251

Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Hey All, I have submitted my application to UKVI Liverpool from Australia registered post for BC via UKM on 12 August and it was signed for on 19 August 2015, no other updates as of yet, no acknowledgement or any fee taken from my CC. I know its a bit too early to worry about the time, however I was...
by carrick
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM Application Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: UKM Application Fees

UKM is £80, it is only the ceremony fee you pay, nothing has changed in this regard recently. It is quite clear on the fee leaflet. Yes I noticed that, but on the main page it stated "Registration fee £913" and then on the fee leaflet £80 so i was slightly confused. Hopefully they deduct the £80. I...
by carrick
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM Application Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: UKM Application Fees

In a recent post someone reported they had authorised a £1085 payment in error but HO only withdrew the correct amount (for their case, adult naturalisation) of £1005. At least you have paid too much & can sort out a refund via helpline (if necessary). Better than under-paying. Totally agree, that'...
by carrick
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM Application Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

UKM Application Fees

Hi All, I applied for BC via UKM. I have sent off all required documentation and the Payment slip as I am paying by CC. I am pretty certain I will be ok as I have done a lot of research and met all the criteria. However I was slightly confused on the fees as the front page summary of the Registratio...
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