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by BigSam
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport after Naturalisation
Replies: 4
Views: 682

You are welcome buddy! and of course congratulations on receiving your naturalisation certificate!!
by BigSam
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 11222
Views: 2245622

From this thread, I see that the processing times are much quicker than 6 months - am I right ? I am completing one year on an ILR end-April, if I apply for naturalisation then, how long will the entire process take to get my British passport? I ask because I need to then apply for a US visa to sta...
by BigSam
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2012 - Naturalisation application timeline
Replies: 123
Views: 26084

Re: happy

Date of application: 19.10.2012 Received by UKBA: 22.10.2012 (Delivered from Royal Mail ) Date of debit of fees: 27.10.2012 Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 30.10.2012 Date of approval: 28.03.2013 Date of receipt of approval: 03.04.2013 (special delivery) Date of Ceremony : next week maybe priva...
by BigSam
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 416939

Hello All, Is Approval letter different from invitation letter? Cheers Hello, Some people (myself included) received a single combined approval+invitation letter. Some councils also send a letter when they receive one's certificate and some councils don't. The council where my certificate was sent ...
by BigSam
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport after Naturalisation
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Your naturalisation certificate is valid for life buddy. What led you to believe there is a time limit, or even a requirement to have a British Passport? Many British people by birth never travelled outside the UK and never had a passport. Not having a passport makes you on less British than anyone ...
by BigSam
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 943248

Re: Passport Timing

Thanks BigSam. If I apply for my passport by post (not via check & send), I need to fill in a payment form. I am wondering how much I need to write including the special delivery? You are welcome buddy!! The amount you need to write is £75.50 (which is £72.50 for passport fees plus the £3.00 for se...
by BigSam
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 943248

Re: Passport Timing

How much extra did you pay for special delivery for your return of documents? £3.00 which is a bargain if you compare it to Royal Mail Special Delivery. IPS will return your documents by TheDX and if you give them a call a few days after you apply, they will give you the reference number to track y...
by BigSam
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 943248

Passport for: Adult Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation Method of application: Check & Send Date of application: 11/03/2013 Date application received by IPS: not sure but I assume was 12/03/2013 Date of return of documents: 21/03/2013 Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/03/2013...
by BigSam
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Payment Plan for CC Payments Affect on my BC Please Help
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Payment plans are fine. However , the statement below is inaccurate: credit history is irrelevant to determine a good citizen as long as there are no criminal court jurisdiction involved. Below is an extract from Annex D of the caseworker instructions which you should be aware of " 8.6 Debt 8.6.1 Po...
by BigSam
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: 1st British Passport - Return of document - Secure Delivery
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

Another quick question folks Is it true that if you ask for your supporting documents to be returned by secure mail that the IPS will keep hold of them until they send you your British passport? Otherwise, they will send them back by normal second class post before your interview? In other words, if...
by BigSam
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: 1st British Passport - Return of document - Secure Delivery
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

Thanks guys!!
by BigSam
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: 1st British Passport - Return of document - Secure Delivery
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

1st British Passport - Return of document - Secure Delivery

Hello folks, Could anybody who applied for their first adult passport and ticked the "Return supporting document by secure mail" share how their supporting documents were returned please? Was "Secure mail" a Royal Mail Special Delivery? or were they returned by a courier? From what I can see, it app...
by BigSam
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: two questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

2s0e0p1 wrote:thanks. BigSam any news for you?
You are welcome buddy!!

Yeah I already had my certificate last week and posted my timeline here :D

Hope yours comes through before you need to contact the UKBA after!!
by BigSam
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 11222
Views: 2245622

Re: Nearly 3 and 1/2 month... Still waiting

Guys,today I have recieved my shiny new passport and this concludes my journey of immigration to become british citizen. As I now leave the forum for good I Just wanted to say thank you to everyone on here specially Big sam, who have been through nearly the same frustration as me. But in the end we...
by BigSam
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2012 - Naturalisation application timeline
Replies: 123
Views: 26084

Re: The finish line :)

Congratulations Sam.really happy for you. :D Thanks Alish60 buddy. My wait has been long but obviously others had waited/still waiting for longer than me. I am glad it is all over now!! Passport applications take few weeks. I hope you and the others I shared my experience with get your approval bef...
by BigSam
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: two questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

It seems that phone lines have been shut down to applicants and the only way to contact the UKBA is through email

There is a phone number here but I never tried it
by BigSam
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: british citizenship
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: british citizenship

Use the NCS and you should have a result in 4-6 weeks providing you are eligible. Hello Sakthi, Take the 4-6 weeks with a pinch of salt. Some lucky applicants had a decision in the space of 2 odd weeks while others (myself included) waited for months. Be prepared to wait 6+ months and if you get a ...
by BigSam
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: A non-custodial offence / occurred in the last 3 years.
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: A non-custodial offence / occurred in the last 3 years.

D4109125 is right, this is a civil matter and not a criminal conviction. You should declare it as being a civil judgement made against you. Below is an extract from Annex D of the caseworker instructions which you should be aware of " 8.6 Debt 8.6.1 Police enquiries, or other information, may sugges...
by BigSam
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 11222
Views: 2245622

Re: Nearly 3 and 1/2 month... Still waiting

bigsam, raynbest, malik congratulation ...;-) me still nothing no idea why what happened ;-( Thanks chicona!! I am sorry you are still waiting, I know what the waiting was like indeed. What makes waiting hard is that the Home Office marks Annex H of Chapter 18 is restricted and unavailable for disc...
by BigSam
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2012 - Naturalisation application timeline
Replies: 123
Views: 26084

Thanks a lot Adam my man!! It is really nice to hear from the good people I shared my immigration journey experience with through to completion :D

All the best and may God bless you too!!

Sam
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