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by giz
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 11469
Views: 2364768

Method of application:NCS Criteria:Spouse of BC Date of submission: 12/04/11 Date of receipt by UKBA:Not sure but probably 13th or 14th April? Date of debit of fees:28/04/11 Date of receipt of acknowledgement:03/05/11 Date of approval:Pending Date of receipt of approval letter:Pending Date of Ceremo...
by giz
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 419255

Approvals & refusals?

I realise that everybody on this thread, including myself, has applied for BC and most have been approved or in the process of waiting for approval, but has anybody actually been refused? and if so, on what grounds? I understand that the majority of applicants, myself included, have straightforward ...
by giz
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 419255

same with me i applied on 5th of may and my application was waiting allocation when i called on 5th of july :( Just be patient, I applied on 12th April and I'm still waiting! Haven't called the HO at all as I knew from the outset that the process can take anything up to 6 months. Remember...."good ...
by giz
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Confusion regarding Ceremony
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Thanks gidoc......that makes a lot of sense
by giz
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Confusion regarding Ceremony
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

gidoc,
Does this mean that if you apply through NCS the local council in question receive your BC certificate first and then contact you to arrange a ceremony?
Regards,
Giz
by giz
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Replies: 7793
Views: 2031816

According to my local council (applied through NCS on 12th April ) 95.1% of all BC applications are processed within 3 months, therefore I've not contacted the HO since I submitted my application and suggest that we all do the same. Just let the HO do their job and wait patiently for a positive outc...
by giz
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship after 12 months of ILR
Replies: 20
Views: 4944

NCS (Nationality Checking Service) is provided by most local councils to check and submit your application for BC. Just go on line and you'll get all the information. The benefit of using NCS is that they photocopy all your docs so you get your passport back on the day. It comes at a price as it cos...
by giz
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship after 12 months of ILR
Replies: 20
Views: 4944

Re: British Citizenship after 12 months of ILR

Many thanks for you replies, i was under the impression that any Days spent outside the UK on business trip are exempt and if i can demonstrate that most of my state is in the UK i.e. the connection to the UK, it should be okay ? You are correct, your days out of the country on business can be disr...
by giz
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Replies: 7793
Views: 2031816

Criteria: Spouse of BC +1yr ILR (3yrs) Method: NCS Date of Application: 12th April Account Debited: Not yet Acknowledgement letter: Not yet Approval: Not yet I'm not expecting any decision until mid May at the earliest. Just hang in there and if it's a straightforward case it's only a matter of time...
by giz
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Discretion exercised by HO on UK absences?
Replies: 0
Views: 543

Discretion exercised by HO on UK absences?

Has anyone had discretion exercised by the HO to disregard absences of over 270/90 days on applications submitted as the spouse of a BC?
I am over the limit but travelled abroad with with my husband on numerous occasions as he works overseas for more than 6 months of the year. :)
by giz
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Periods of absence from the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Many thanks to gidoc & John for the good feedback, I'll now try and work out all my days away from UK in the last 3 yrs, with emphasis on the last 12 months (90 day rule)
I'll keep you posted on my progress towards obtaining BC :D
by giz
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Periods of absence from the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Periods of absence from the UK

Is there any way the UKBA can verify my dates of absence from the UK when applying for naturalisation? ( Border control computer records etc) as although I have entry stamps in my passport when returning to the UK, I do not have any exit stamps, so cannot be 100% sure of the exct dates. I'm married ...
by giz
Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: PEO DO NOT ACCEPT CASH PAYMENT STARTING AUG 2,2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4869

You'll still be able to use your debit card after 2nd Aug 10...trust me :wink:
by giz
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: PEO DO NOT ACCEPT CASH PAYMENT STARTING AUG 2,2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4869

Debit card payments

:D I used my debit card at the PEO at Croydon for payment of ILR fees on SET(M) :wink:

Giz
by giz
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Photocopies
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Photocopies

Hi Does anybody know when submitting a Set M spouse application at Croydon peo, do you need photocopies of all the documents that you submit? I had advice that you do need them and then another person said you don't. Any advice? Many thanks When I went with my wife for her ILR at Croydon we didn't ...
by giz
Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Success at PEO Croydon
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Re: giz

Thanks for your reply. As from the 16th Sept is that when i should ring to book an appointment? Ta You can start looking for same day appointment slots online prior to the 16th Sept, but make sure you book your actual appointment between 16th Sept & 14th Oct, as it's difficult to get slots if you l...
by giz
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Success at PEO Croydon
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Any time after the 16th September 2010 (28 days before the 2nd anniversay of your arrival in the UK) :) My wife got her ILR in March this year and we applied within the 28 day period without any problems. Went to Croydon PEO for the premium service and found it fairly straightforward but still a lit...
by giz
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR @ PEO
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

I sat with the missus from start to finish, even when she was with the caseworker. I can guarantee you won't have a problem and you'll be able to do the same........good luck on the day :)
by giz
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILR @ PEO
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

I accompanied my wife when she had her appointment at Croydon PEO in March and got the impression they don't mind spouses going along. Wife was successful in obtaining her ILR without a hitch.
Don't think it's a requirement for you to be there on the day, but I went along for morale support. :D
by giz
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Received ILR, renounced alias - What next? Please advise.
Replies: 10
Views: 2308

As this is a discussion board for ILR immigration issues, I believe your friend has obtained his ILR by deception.......be careful and I advise you get legal advice.
I'm no legal eagle but that's just my personal opinion!
Giz :D
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