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by jack902
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 8041
Views: 1211941

If it is returned for whatever reason, does one need to pay a new fee? Or simply send in the information or change requested?
by jack902
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Post office check and send for family applications
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Thanks. Will give a full report back in next few days
by jack902
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Post office check and send for family applications
Replies: 4
Views: 395

But can just say the husband request check n send? And then just put wife's form and application in envelope without any checks taken place?
by jack902
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Post office check and send for family applications
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Post office check and send for family applications

Is the check and send fee paid for each family member applying? I would just like to have check and send for myself. My partner will be applying for passport at same time- but no need to have her form sent. Simply using the service for the special delivery option and that the waiting time may be sli...
by jack902
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: If paying for private citizenship ceremony- is there refund?
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

no as it is your choice not to attend public ceremony, which are usualyy schedule on certain days and at certain times. someone (you) has to pay for the cost of what is involved in the process to have a private ceremony. But not happy that my council say nothing available until jan and they don't e...
by jack902
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: If paying for private citizenship ceremony- is there refund?
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

If paying for private citizenship ceremony- is there refund?

If one pays for a private citizenship- is there a refund for the public ceremony option not being used?

My understanding is that about £80 of the application fee is related to the public citizenship ceremony
by jack902
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 1644
Views: 156254

Eligibility criteria: Tier 1 + ILR Method of application: NCS Date of application: 07-10-2013 Date of receipt by UKBA: 08-10-2013 (per secureDX website tracking) Date of debit of fees: 20-10-2013 (appeared on my statement on 22nd) Date of acknowledgement : Date of approval: approval letter dated 20...
by jack902
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 1644
Views: 156254

Eligibility criteria: Tier 1 + ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 07-10-2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08-10-2013 (per secureDX website tracking)
Date of debit of fees: 20-10-2013 (appeared on my statement on 22nd)
Date of acknowledgement :
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
by jack902
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 1644
Views: 156254

I applied at NCS Barnet at the Brent Civic Centre earlier this month. It was sent via Secure DX to UKBA in Liverpool. The employee there said the bag is filled with all applications from that day and sent out in afternoon around 4.30pm I was a bit surprised as all other NCS posters mentioned Royal M...
by jack902
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Royalmail tracking
Replies: 3
Views: 559

When checking the tracking at www.thedx.co.uk - leave out the "DX" as well as the first 3 numbers of the provided tracking number.

Therefore - only insert the last 9 digits of the tracking number you were given at the NCS appointment.
by jack902
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: IT Manager
Replies: 20
Views: 1301

When checking the tracking at www.thedx.co.uk - leave out the "DX" as well as the first 3 numbers of the provided tracking number.

Therefore - only insert the last 9 digits of the tracking number you were given at the NCS appointment.
by jack902
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: NCS and DX tracking reference number...what a mess
Replies: 11
Views: 3313

How to Check the Secure DX tracking number

When checking the tracking at www.thedx.co.uk - leave out the "DX" as well as the first 3 numbers of the provided tracking number.

Therefore - only insert the last 9 digits of the tracking number you were given at the NCS appointment.
by jack902
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: How recent must photo be?
Replies: 2
Views: 351

How recent must photo be?

In he guidance, there is a mention that the 1 photo to be provided should be "recent". What does this mean?

For ILR, I recall the photo could not be older than 30 days.

Thanks
by jack902
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: EX South African Citizen now British
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: EX South African Citizen now British

Hi there I have about 2 years ago Naturalised as a British Citizen and did not request to retain my SA citizenship. I am planning a trip to SA in Mar 2014 entry into SA with my British Passport, do you think I will have hassle with Border Control upon SA entry? Thank you Nothing to worry about. You...
by jack902
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: EX South African Citizen now British
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Yes. If they find out- you will have lost your za citizenship. If necessary, they will give you permanent residence upon application- but if you want to regain your citizenship and obtain a passport- you will have to love in South Africa for a minimum of 1 year http://southafricahouseuk.com/passport...
by jack902
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Do These dates work for a successful application?
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Your date calculations are correct. However, your NCS will not guarantee your application will be received by UKBA on the next day. If it takes two daqys ( mine did ), you could be throwing away your fee. If you were only gone from the UK for a short period, you should wait until the next period wh...
by jack902
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Do These dates work for a successful application?
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Do These dates work for a successful application?

I will be applying via NCS on 7 October 2013 I assume the UKBA will receive my application on 8 October 2013 Therefore, I understand the start of my qualifying period is 9 October 2008 I was present in the UK on 9 October 2008. I departed the UK on a flight on the evening of the 10 October 2008. I w...
by jack902
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: August 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 311
Views: 45213

Delay

Eligibility criteria :3yrs WP+ 2yrs Spouse of BC Method of application : NCS Redbridge Date of application : 01/08/13 Date of receipt by UKBA : 05/08/13 Date of acknowledgement : 16/08/13 (dated 08/08/13) Date of debit of fees : 08/08/13 Date of approval : 08/09/13 (received today 12/09/13) Date of...
by jack902
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: when to apply?
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Critical time

If you are applying on say 30th August 2013. Make sure you were physically present in UK on 29th and 30th August 5 years before 2013. cheers vr Thanks guys. I got ILR on 29th Aug 2012. I have booked my NCS appointment on 30th Aug 2013. Is that ok I mean just one year and one day? I was present in U...
by jack902
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travel one day after using NCS query
Replies: 6
Views: 654

sunil.suneel wrote:Yes it is the day UKBA receives the application is what counts immaterial when it is posted or how long it takes in post...
Thanks, but will the 1 year requirement be met if ilr granted on 10 August 2012 and ukba receive application on 9 August 2013?
by jack902
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travel one day after using NCS query
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Travel one day after using NCS query

With two months to conquer Everest I started the ball rolling to book an appointment with NCS, however I was informed by the NCS that I cannot travel for 5days after submitting the BC application. My understanding is this requirement has been removed ..... ! It's shambolic that most people offering...
by jack902
Fri May 31, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Am I applying a day too early
Replies: 10
Views: 794

I have never heard that before. Pretty sure it counts as the day they receive it
by jack902
Fri May 31, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Am I applying a day too early
Replies: 10
Views: 794

I have almost identical question: iLR was granted on 9th October 2012 (this is also the date stated on my biometric card) I want to apply at NCS on 8th october 2013 which means it will be received on 9th October. Is this ok? For the key test- of being physically present 5 years earlier and being fre...
by jack902
Thu May 09, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: physically present 5 years before the date of application
Replies: 18
Views: 2276

How do you know when application has been received?

On all the timelines , users state the date when application was received by the home office. How is this determined? Are people simply using the tracking feature on the Royal Mail website?

Is this the date that counts?
by jack902
Mon May 06, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Apply for South African Permanent Residence @ London Embassy
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Apply for South African Permanent Residence @ London Embassy

Has anyone applied for South African Permanent Residence at the High Commission / embassy in London?

Is the appointment for an interview at the embassy booked first?
Waiting times?

Any issues?
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