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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1185 on: January 19, 2014, 12:12:56 PM »
Thanks!  It cannot come soon enough for my husband, who just went through immigration at Heathrow and was asked how he had gotten ILR.  (Being married to me.  Hey, at least there are *some* benefits.... ;) )  Then they asked him whether I was born British or had naturalised, and when he said I'd naturalised, they asked how *I* had gotten ILR.  Sheesh.  I guess I should be glad they didn't phone my ex to check up on that!


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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1186 on: January 28, 2014, 08:39:38 AM »
Whohoo!

NCS appointment: Wednesday 8 January 2014
Documents arrived at the Home Office: Thursday 9 January 2014
Debit taken: Saturday 25 January 2014

Getting closer  ;D
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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1187 on: January 28, 2014, 09:20:40 AM »
Whohoo!

NCS appointment: Wednesday 8 January 2014
Documents arrived at the Home Office: Thursday 9 January 2014
Debit taken: Saturday 25 January 2014

Getting closer  ;D

Squee!  :)

It'll be the best present of 2014, I reckon!  :)


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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1188 on: February 01, 2014, 12:32:33 PM »
NCS appointment: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Documents arrived at the Home Office: Wednesday 15th January 2014
Debit card charged: Wednesday 29th January 2014
Acknowledgement Letter dated: Wednesday January 29th 2014
Acknowledgement Letter received: Saturday February 1st 2014
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Waiting to see how long decision letter will take now!
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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1189 on: February 10, 2014, 10:16:20 AM »
I just got my Citizenship Invitation in the post.  ;D ;D ;D

For those who have applications in the pipeline, my timeline is 28 October 2013, submitted app to NCS.  9 January 2014 received notice of payment and invitation arrived on 10 February. 

I am sure I will be seeing other happy posts shortly!
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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1190 on: February 10, 2014, 10:19:20 AM »
Congratulations Karrit!!!!

You're giving me hope that it won't be too much longer!   :) :)
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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1191 on: February 10, 2014, 10:24:27 AM »
Congratulations Karrit!!!!

You're giving me hope that it won't be too much longer!   :) :)

I wanted to post ASAP, as knew there are a few of you out there, who have been waiting anxiously because of the back-log. Phatbeetle, I bet you will have your Invitation before the end of the month.  ;)
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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1192 on: February 10, 2014, 01:45:19 PM »
Thanks for the update Karrit! Anxiously awaiting my letter, hopefully will arrive in the next week or so....
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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1193 on: February 11, 2014, 07:14:54 AM »
Congrats, Karrit!  And it's good news for my husband as well; he got his letter on Saturday 8 February, so exactly four weeks after UKBA took his money.

Best of luck to everyone who is still waiting.


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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1194 on: February 12, 2014, 10:15:27 AM »
Letter received!!!!!!!!! Yipeee!!!!
Date of application: 15 November 2013, NCS Edinburgh
Date of debit: 13 Jan 2014
Date of invitation letter: 3 February 2014
Ceremony: TBD

Thank you all for helping me on my 7-year journey!!!!!

PhatBeetle, it won't be long for you now :)
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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1195 on: February 12, 2014, 11:33:17 AM »
Letter received!!!!!!!!! Yipeee!!!!
Date of application: 15 November 2013, NCS Edinburgh
Date of debit: 13 Jan 2014
Date of invitation letter: 3 February 2014
Ceremony: TBD

Thank you all for helping me on my 7-year journey!!!!!

PhatBeetle, it won't be long for you now :)

YAY YAY YAY!!!!!
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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1196 on: February 12, 2014, 01:29:14 PM »
Letter received!!!!!!!!! Yipeee!!!!
Date of application: 15 November 2013, NCS Edinburgh
Date of debit: 13 Jan 2014
Date of invitation letter: 3 February 2014
Ceremony: TBD

Thank you all for helping me on my 7-year journey!!!!!

PhatBeetle, it won't be long for you now :)

Congrats to everyone!  They are really catching up quickly now, aren't they! 
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British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1197 on: February 19, 2014, 01:38:44 AM »
Hello!
I am currently in US, and have applied for Citizenship by Descent, in advance of move to UK for job in June 2014. Paperwork included: mother's birth certificate, grandmother's birth certificate -- both British, from same town. Family still there.

Date of application (received in Liverpool): 13 November 2013
Acknowledgement of receipt letter dated: 12 January 2014 (needed updated debit)
Date of debit card charge: 5 February 2014

Any insights as to possible Date of Invitation Letter?

From reading other posts, it seems as if they've broken through a serious backlog. I'm hopeful that it may be in the next two or three weeks.

I'm a bit fearful that I'll have to withdraw the application and pursue a Tier 2 work visa instead, which I'd like to avoid. I'm just nervous because I'll need to prove my ability to work in the UK to my international mover in early May, and that date approaches quickly.


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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1198 on: February 22, 2014, 02:56:30 PM »
My letter came yesterday!  ;D
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Re: British Citizenship - Waiting Time
« Reply #1199 on: February 22, 2014, 03:25:25 PM »
Congratulations phatbeetle!


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