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Offline springhaze

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1110 on: January 05, 2013, 10:11:24 AM »
Updating my timeline with passport information because I'm really impressed at how fast IPS was over the Christmas period!

NCS or Postal: NCS Sheffield
Date of submission: 3 October 2012
Basis: 3+ years residence w/ILR, married to a British citizen
Date of Acknowledgement Letter: 9 October 2012
Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement: 12 October 2012
Date of Debit:  11 October 2012
Date of Decision: 12 November 2012
Date of Receipt of Decision Letter: 23 November 2012
Date of Receipt of Invitation Letter: 26 November 2012
Date of Ceremony: 11 December 2012
Date of Passport application: 12 December 2012 (check and send)
Date of Receipt of Supporting Documents: 19 December 2012
Date of Receiving Passport Interview Invitation Letter: 21 December 2012
Date of Interview: 27 December 2012
Passport issued: 27 December 2012 (!)
Passport received: 31 December 2012
« Last Edit: January 05, 2013, 10:13:34 AM by springhaze »
Now a triple citizen!

Student visa 9/06-->Int'l Grad Scheme 1/08-->FLR(M) 7/08-->ILR 6/10-->British citizenship 12/12

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1111 on: January 05, 2013, 04:32:04 PM »
Whoa!  That's fast!  Congrats, springhaze!  :)
July 2012- Fiancée Visa | Nov 2012- Married
Dec 2012- FLR(M) | Jan 2013- Life in the UK Test
Nov 2014- ILR | 2015- Will apply for Citizenship!

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1112 on: January 10, 2013, 01:23:11 AM »
hi all.
I am unemployed and I want apply for citizenship any affect on my application.

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1113 on: January 14, 2013, 01:02:27 AM »
It's been almost a month for me, I have not heard a single thing.  No correspondence letters from them at all.  I filed a UKM should I just keep waiting?

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1114 on: January 16, 2013, 03:46:52 PM »
Mailed UKM to Liverpool: 12/17/2012
E-mailed form to request documents returned:  12/21/2012
Payment Posted 01/16/2013 yay!

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1115 on: January 31, 2013, 09:48:51 PM »
i think employment wont be any problem

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1116 on: February 06, 2013, 02:13:42 PM »
Updated timeline for SET(o)  
1.Current Visa: Tier 2 Work Permit
2.No dependents applying
3.SET (O) Mailed application: January 9
4.Signed upon Arrival: January 10
5.Payment taken: January 11 (Credit Card)
6. Confirmation Letter arrived on January 14
7. Biometric letter arrived today, February 6! This seems like less time than others.
8. Biotmetrics taken February 7 at Post Office.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2013, 12:48:54 PM by SRSophos »

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1117 on: April 10, 2013, 09:31:50 PM »
Hello all. I've recently applied for citizenship by descent using form UKM.  With my form I sent my original birth certificate and current US passport, my mother's original birth certificate and her expired UK passport, and a copy of the marriage certificate of my parents.  I also included the credit card payment form for the 80 fee.  I've requested the ceremony be in New York.  I'm not in a rush, and know this could take 6 months, but does anyone know if the documents will be returned to me at the ceremony?  Or, is there another form I should send to get my documents back?  Any information would be much appreciated.

My Timeline:
3/27/13 Mailed form UKM and documents from New York to Liverpool using USPS Priority Mail

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1118 on: April 17, 2013, 03:51:20 PM »
Hi everyone, I thought I would add my info even though I've just started—hoping to get people who have applied in 2013 to add their dates as well! :)

NCS or Postal: NCS Southwark
Date of submission: Saturday, 13 April (so actually sent 15 April) 2013
Basis: 3+ years residence w/ILR, married to a British citizen
Date of Acknowledgement Letter:
Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement:
Date of Debit:  
Date of Decision:
Date of Receipt of Decision Letter:
Date of Receipt of Invitation Letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport application:
Date of Receipt of Supporting Documents:
Date of Receiving Passport Interview Invitation Letter:
Date of Interview:
Passport issued:
Passport received:

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1119 on: April 24, 2013, 08:29:14 PM »
Update :)

NCS or Postal: NCS Southwark
Date of submission: Saturday, 13 April (so actually sent 15 April) 2013
Basis: 3+ years residence w/ILR, married to a British citizen
Date of Acknowledgement Letter: 21/04/13
Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement: 24/04/13
Date of Debit:  (21/04/13)
Date of Decision:
Date of Receipt of Decision Letter:
Date of Receipt of Invitation Letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport application:
Date of Receipt of Supporting Documents:
Date of Receiving Passport Interview Invitation Letter:
Date of Interview:
Passport issued:
Passport received:

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1120 on: May 15, 2013, 09:42:51 AM »
Hmmm, this is actually making me worry about my application. I submitted it via the NCS just after Easter (well, actually before, but that's how long it took to be processed), and I've only received confirmation that they've withdrawn funds. I travel a LOT so that part will be an ordeal for them to review, but otherwise everything should be really straightforward. The letter and the website say to wait six months...but it sounds like it's going a lot faster for others of us who submitted around the same time. Fingers crossed... 

NCS or Postal: NCS Edinburgh
Date of submission: Thursday, 28 March (so actually sent 2 April) 2013
Basis: 3+ years residence w/ILR, married to a British citizen
Date of Acknowledgement Letter: 15 April 2013
Date of Debit:  15 April 2013
Date of Decision:
Date of Receipt of Decision Letter:
Date of Receipt of Invitation Letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport application:
Date of Receipt of Supporting Documents:
Date of Receiving Passport Interview Invitation Letter:
Date of Interview:
Passport issued:
Passport received

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British Citizenship
« Reply #1121 on: May 21, 2013, 02:45:41 PM »
Update  :) :) :)

NCS or Postal: NCS bolton
Date of submission: Tuesday, 7 may 2013
Basis: 3+ years residence w/ILR, married to a British citizen
Date of Acknowledgement Letter: 16/05/13
Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement: 21/05/13
Date of Debit:  (16/05/13)
Date of Decision:
Date of Receipt of Decision Letter:
Date of Receipt of Invitation Letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport application:
Date of Receipt of Supporting Documents:
Date of Receiving Passport Interview Invitation Letter:
Date of Interview:
Passport issued:
Passport received:

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British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1122 on: May 24, 2013, 07:43:06 PM »
NCS or Postal: NCS Edinburgh
Date of submission: Friday, 26 April (so actually sent 29 April) 2013
Basis: 3+ years residence w/ILR, married to a British citizen
Date of Acknowledgement Letter: May 1, 2013
Date of Debit:  May 17, 2013
Date of Decision:
Date of Receipt of Decision Letter:
Date of Receipt of Invitation Letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport application:
Date of Receipt of Supporting Documents:
Date of Receiving Passport Interview Invitation Letter:
Date of Interview:
Passport issued:
Passport received

I to wonder if the Western Isles offer a ceremony, or will I have to go to Inverness.

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1123 on: May 31, 2013, 05:52:35 PM »
Another Update!  ;)

NCS or Postal: NCS Southwark
Date of submission: Saturday, 13 April (so actually sent 15 April) 2013
Basis: 3+ years residence w/ILR, married to a British citizen
Date of Acknowledgement Letter: 21/04/13
Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement: 24/04/13
Date of Debit:  (21/04/13)
*Date of Acknowledgement EMAIL :P * : 30/04/13
Date of Decision: 17/05/13
Date of Receipt of *Combo* Decision and Invitations Letter: 28/05/13
Date of Calling and Trying to Book Ceremony only to be told "the systems down, no one can book": 29, 30, 31 May!!!!! :(
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport application:
Date of Receipt of Supporting Documents:
Date of Receiving Passport Interview Invitation Letter:
Date of Interview:
Passport issued:
Passport received:


Has anyone else had this problem with Southwark Council?  The system that they use to book people into the ceremonies (and presumably check with UKBA/let UKBA know you have booked, etc.) has been down since Wednesday!  I am soo excited to have my ceremony and because they have four ceremonies a week, I they told me there is hardly any wait time...but only once their IT people sort out the system!!!  Now I have to wait until Monday to try again  ???

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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1124 on: June 01, 2013, 05:26:31 PM »
I got my citizenship approval yesterday. It was SUPER QUICK. I had my NCS appointment on 2 May here in Southampton, the acknowledgement letter 2 weeks later, the decision later was dated 25 May and I received it yesterday. I'm going to call the registry office on Monday to arrange a date for the ceremony. :)