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by matkirk
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: New citizenship form UKF
Replies: 1120
Views: 59779

Re: New citizenship form UKF

It's strange that it's taking so long for you guys. I applied for my passport from Cape Town in South Africa at the beginning of last month and took only 10 days before I got my shiny new passport via courier.
Holding thumbs that you get yours soon!!
by matkirk
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 941469

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

My journey is now complete. :D Passport for: Adult Application Type: First Passport (Registered Citizen) Method of application: Online Date of application: 30/05/2016 Date application received by HM Passport: 01/06/2016 Date of receipt of interview letter: NA Date of Passport Appointment: NA Date of...
by matkirk
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY
Replies: 163
Views: 5559

Re: December 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Finally reached the end of my journey. Thank you to all those that helped. Eligibility criteria: UKM Nationality: South Africa Applying from: South Africa, Cape Town Method of application: Courier - DHL (to agency in UK) Date of application: 07/12/2015 Payment method: Credit card Date of receipt by ...
by matkirk
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Born after 1983 - Question
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Born after 1983 - Question

Well what do you know, I sent a quick email to them and this is what they said:

"It depends on independence arrangements of the country that they were born to.
Some yes and some no."

Still no wiser. Lol!
by matkirk
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Born after 1983 - Question
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Born after 1983 - Question

I thought about that but, even though I was happy with what they did for me, they'll just ask me to apply and pay for another investigation! lol! :roll: I suppose no harm in asking though! 8)
by matkirk
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Born after 1983 - Question
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Born after 1983 - Question

Hi all, My mother was born in Tanzania (which was a British Mandated Territory at the time) in 1946 to UK born parents and was a British citizen (CUKC) from birth. I was successful in my UKM application for British citizenship (I was born in 1976 in South Africa). However my sister was born after 19...
by matkirk
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 941469

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Passport for: Adult Application Type: First Passport (Registered Citizen) Method of application: Online Date of application: 30/05/2016 Date application received by HM Passport: 01/06/2016 Date of receipt of interview letter: NA Date of Passport Appointment: NA Date of SMS received: Date of return o...
by matkirk
Fri May 27, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport countersignatory question
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Passport countersignatory question

Quick question. I am applying for my first British passport from South Africa and I have the ideal person as the countersignatory except that she is an Estate Agent and this does not appear on the list of "recognised professions". Common sense tells me that it should be ok though. What do you think?...
by matkirk
Wed May 04, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY
Replies: 163
Views: 5559

Re: December 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Update: invitation for citizenship ceremony received via email. Scheduled for 26 May. Timeline: Eligibility criteria: UKM Nationality: South Africa Applying from: South Africa, Cape Town Method of application: Courier - DHL (to agency in UK) Date of application: 07/12/2015 Payment method: Credit car...
by matkirk
Wed May 04, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UKBA?
Replies: 67
Views: 4249

Re: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UK

Update...received ceremony invitation. Scheduled for 26 May. Timeline: Eligibility criteria: UKM Nationality: South Africa Applying from: South Africa, Cape Town Method of application: Courier - DHL (to agency in UK) Date of application: 07/12/2015 Payment method: Credit card Date of receipt by UKBA...
by matkirk
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY
Replies: 163
Views: 5559

Re: December 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Update: Eligibility criteria: UKM Nationality: South Africa Applying from: South Africa, Cape Town Method of application: Courier - DHL (to agency in UK) Date of application: 07/12/2015 Payment method: Credit card Date of receipt by UKBA: Application handed in by agency on 11/12/2015 Date money gone...
by matkirk
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: New citizenship form UKF
Replies: 1120
Views: 59779

Re: New citizenship form UKF

The approval letter I got a few weeks back says I should expect an invitation within twelve weeks. Acccording to the agency I used there are major backlogs at the moment with issuing invitation letters.
by matkirk
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UKBA?
Replies: 67
Views: 4249

Re: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UK

**Update** Received my approval letter on Friday. Total time it took is exactly three months. Timeline: Eligibility criteria: UKM Nationality: South Africa Applying from: South Africa, Cape Town Method of application: Courier - DHL (to agency in UK) Date of application: 07/12/2015 Payment method: Cr...
by matkirk
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1162
Views: 72860

UKM application experience and timeline

Hi all, I just wanted to share with you my experience applying for British citizenship via the UKM route (I live in Cape Town, South Africa). My application was not a straight-forward one. I'll just give you a brief overview. My grandfather was born in the UK (Middlesex) in 1910 and my grandmother i...
by matkirk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UKBA?
Replies: 67
Views: 4249

Re: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UK

I'm doing mine through Philip Gamble. Very happy with their service so far. All letters went to them, which they then emailed to me. I received the acknowledgement letter, biometrics letter and "complex case" letter all at the same time. They were dated only a few days apart.
by matkirk
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UKBA?
Replies: 67
Views: 4249

Re: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UK

Just an update: Eligibility criteria: UKM Nationality: South Africa Applying from: South Africa, Cape Town Method of application : Courier - DHL (to agency in UK) Date of application: 07/12/2015 Payment method: Credit card Date of receipt by UKBA: Application handed in by agency on 11/12/2015 Date m...
by matkirk
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UKBA?
Replies: 67
Views: 4249

Re: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UK

Yes there seems to be a lot of inconsistency. My application is still early days (only just under two months) but I can imagine the frustration of those who have had to wait unreasonably long periods.
by matkirk
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UKBA?
Replies: 67
Views: 4249

Re: UKM applicants for BC--what is "too long" a wait from UK

Eligibility criteria: UKM Nationality: South Africa Applying from: South Africa Method of application: Courier (to agency in UK) Date of application: 07/12/2015 Payment method: Credit card Date of receipt by UKBA: Application handed in by agency on 11/12/2015 Date money gone off account: 10/12/2015...
by matkirk
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY
Replies: 163
Views: 5559

Re: December 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Eligibility criteria: UKM Nationality: South Africa Method of application: Courier (to agency in UK) Date of application: 07/12/2015 Payment method: Credit card Date of receipt by UKBA: Application handed in by agency on 11/12/2015 Date of acknowledgement: Date money gone off account: 10/12/2015 (vi...
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