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by cricinfo
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 435435

Attended my ceremony yesterday and applied my passport straightaway. It was really nice experience. I am feeling so relaxed now. I want to take this oppurtunity to thank everyone on this forum and also wish good luck to everyone who are waiting.
by cricinfo
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: LIUK Test Passed In 2007, will it be still valid in 2013?
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

The link smallfamily sent clearly says that LIUK test is valid indefinately. 20. If I pass the ESOL course/test will there be a time limit or will the pass stand indefinitely? A pass in either the knowledge of life test or an ESOL with citizenship course is not time-limited, they will remain valid i...
by cricinfo
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: naturalisation after ILR based on 5yr WP , married to BC
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: naturalisation after ILR based on 5yr WP , married to BC

Hi Guys, I received my ILR Jan 2012, based on 5yr WP holder. I got married in Aug 2011 my wife is British Citizen. Do I need to wait for 12 months qualifying period or can I apply now? Can anyone help? Thanks As a spouse of BC you don't to wait 12 months after ILR. You can apply straightaway if you...
by cricinfo
Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: 7 years lawfull Stay-Do i Qualify ?
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: 7 years lawfull Stay-Do i Qualify ?

Hi all I came in the united kingdom on a Student visa in 2005 ..got married to a British Citizen in 2009 and granted Spouse visa in 2010 ..got Indefinite Leave to Remain on basis of marriage in feb 2012...I lived lawfully 7 years ...My CRB is Clean and no driving offense My question is do i qualify...
by cricinfo
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Queries on advantages of British Citizenship
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Re: Queries on advantages of British Citizenship

Hi, I am and Indian national currently on ILR and will be due for BC in a little less than a year’s time. I am still in two minds about whether I should go ahead and take up British citizenship or stay at my current status of ILR. I am trying to assess the pros and cons of acquiring British citizen...
by cricinfo
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Approval after 9 months!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5548

Camellia wrote:Finally after a long wait of 11 months my husband received his approval. Don't know why it took so long, but we got it in the end and that's all that matters.
Congrats Camellia. This is really a good news. Give me congrats to your husband as well.
by cricinfo
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: citizenship timeline
Replies: 16
Views: 3832

Re: citizenship timeline

hi all, my application has taken too long, I applied for british citizen in september 2011 and i haven't had any answer yet, can someone help please, i called HO I was told to wait 6 month, it is now 6 month still no answer, why do you think this is happening, i know a lots of people got their appr...
by cricinfo
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Are we both eligible for naturalisation? Pls help
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Are we both eligible for naturalisation? Pls help

Myself and Wife are in ILR since Feb '11. Myself - 3 years WP + 2.5 years Tier1 + 1 year ILR Wife - 2 years Tier 1 dep + 1 year ILR Are we both eligible to apply for naturalisation now? As i read somewhere my wife must have stayed 5 years as well.. Not sure. Can someone pls clarify? Thanks, She can...
by cricinfo
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Dependent for 3 yrs including 1 yr in ILR
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Dependent for 3 yrs including 1 yr in ILR

Hi, My wife has qualified to apply for British Citizenship. I have been living in the UK as a dependent to my spouse (2 years in Tier1 & 1 year in ILR). Can I apply for British Citizenship along with her application? Or do I have to wait for her to get her Passport? I tried to read through the guid...
by cricinfo
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: my application sent since 2 of january 2012 no reply ?
Replies: 5
Views: 787

At intial stage they only send you acknowlegement. They will send you all the documents back once the decision is made which could take upto 6 months. You can request your documents back after 3 months or so and if they have scanned your documents they will send them back to you.
by cricinfo
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: my application sent since 2 of january 2012 no reply ?
Replies: 5
Views: 787

I am sure your application is being processed. You can call HO and get your reference number on phone.
by cricinfo
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: my application sent since 2 of january 2012 no reply ?
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: my application sent since 2 of january 2012 no reply ?

Hi i have sent my application for AN since 2 January i haven't heard nothing at all please advice ?? should i contact home office ? Normally they can take upto 5 weeks but in your case it's more than 6 weeks already. Have the money been debited from your account ? If not, then I would advise you to...
by cricinfo
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Advice required
Replies: 2
Views: 531

I will perhaps ask all the financial organizations to update their record as i some time find it dificult to get any sort of credit even though i have full time permanent good job so i guess this could be the reason why i find it difficult.
by cricinfo
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Advice required
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Advice required

Recently i read a topic in which people gave their opinion about which organization you need to advise after becoming BC. What i gathered from that thread was that we only need to register for electoral after becoming BC and don't need to advise any other organization. As in my case i am already reg...
by cricinfo
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 435435

Thanks Blackhole, oscar22 and sichuantoufu. I really hope and pray for Blackhole, sichuantoufu and all other who are waiting that get positive respose soon. I know how tough it is, to wait. I never called HO for any update and don't think it's any worth calling them as they never give you correct in...
by cricinfo
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 435435

Today i received two brown envelopes in the post. In one envelope there was the biggest news of my life about the success of my Naturaliztion application (latter was dated 08/02/2012). The other envelope was from Luton Registrar about the citizenship appointment which is on 06/03/2012. I am surprise...
by cricinfo
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 12037
Views: 2674387

Eligibility criteria: 4 years HSMP (JR) + 1 year ILR Method of application: NCS Bedford Date of application: 08/11/2011 Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/11/2011 Date of debit of fees: 05/12/2011 Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 09/12/2011 Date of receipt of approval: 18/02/2012 dated 08/02/2012 Date o...
by cricinfo
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Please advise me which is good to go NCS or via postal?
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: Please advise me which is good to go NCS or via postal?

If you apply through NCS they will return your documents straightaway. If you apply by post they will keep your documents until your case is decided which could take upto 6 months (You can request HO to return your documents after 3 months or so and if they are already scanned then they will return ...
by cricinfo
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Waiting for more than 2 months? Come in please
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

I applied on 8th of November as well and still waiting. In first 2 and half months I was relaxed but now I am quite desperate especailly after seeing some people have already got approvals who applied 2 - 3 weeks after me. I don't mind waiting but wait has to be consistent for everyone. At the end o...
by cricinfo
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 435435

Still waiting :( :( :( :(
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