Guidelines

How long does British citizenship application take 2021?

How long does British citizenship application take 2021?

If you applied before 1 July 2021 You’ll usually get a decision within 6 months – some applications can take longer. It may take longer than the usual 6 months to get a decision because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

How long does it take to get citizenship after applying 2020?

The national average processing time for naturalization (citizenship) applications is 14.5 months, as of June, 2021. But that’s just the application processing wait time (see “Understanding USCIS Processing Times” below). The overall naturalization process involves more steps and a longer citizenship timeline.

Can you fast track UK citizenship?

You may be able to pay for a faster decision on a visa or settlement (‘indefinite leave to remain’) application if you’re applying from inside the UK. You can only pay for a faster decision on certain visas.

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Why is my UK citizenship taking so long?

Prior to the pandemic, the Home Office tended to rely on postal letters if they needed to request further information from applicants. This often left applicants (and particularly those without representation) in the lurch if they had changed address or contact details and not notified the Home Office.

Can you travel while waiting for citizenship?

Travel is permissible during the time in which you are applying for U.S. naturalization. That’s because, as a green card holder, you are already a permanent resident, which allows you to travel abroad while your application is pending.

How long does it take to go through the citizenship process?

Currently, it takes about six months to a year to get U.S. citizenship from the time you apply. The process starts when you first get your green card, but there’s no accurate way to tell how long each application will take. Your unique circumstances will determine your application status.

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Can I travel after applying for UK citizenship 2021?

Yes, once you have applied for British Citizenship, you can travel outside the UK while your application is pending.

How do I know if my citizenship application has been approved?

How to Check U.S. Citizenship Application Status Online

  1. Find the Receipt Number for your U.S. citizenship application. (See “Receipt Numbers” below.)
  2. Visit the USCIS “Case Status Online” tracker.
  3. Enter your Receipt Number.
  4. Click “Check Status.”