Any naturalisation application refused ? WHY?

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Any naturalisation application refused ? WHY?

Postby mumtos » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:44 pm

Hi,
I have created this topic just to know that are there any applicants who`s naturalisation application is refused due to whatever reason..as there is no information about this on the site..

Please give details of applications refused such as:

Why is application refused?
What action are you going to take?
When can you apply again?
How long did it take for your decision to arrive? i.e from date of submission to date of refusal letter you got in post?

Any comments and replies would be highly appreciated..

Thanks!
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Postby John » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:30 pm

You have only got to look at the rules to see that it is totally possible for an application for Naturalisation to be rejected. But that is where boards such as this are helpful, in preventing people making an application at a time when it would be likely, or indeed definitely, be rejected.

There are of course a number of rules that need to be met but one I would emphasise is the need to ensure that the applicant was physically in the UK exactly 5 years before UKBA receive the Naturalisation application. (For applicants married to, or in Civil Partnership with, a British Citizen, delete "5 years" and insert "3 years".)

UKBA have no discretion about this particular rule, and my understanding is this particular rule causes quite a percentages of the total rejections that happen. And to that I say .... careless .... a totally unnecessary problem caused by the applicant applying at an inappropriate time.
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Postby mumtos » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:54 pm

yeah you are right john..but i just wanted to get to know the various different reasons for which the application is refused. some personal experiences of people effected. nad what they will do next..

thanks for ur comment anyway
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Postby John » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:16 am

So what you need to do is to spend a bit of time reading the topics in this British Citizenship section of this board, and make sure you understand the rules, thereby ensuring that you don't apply at an inappropriate time.
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Postby KC8010 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:34 pm

There are of course a number of rules that need to be met but one I would emphasise is the need to ensure that the applicant was physically in the UK exactly 5 years before UKBA receive the Naturalisation application. (For applicants married to, or in Civil Partnership with, a British Citizen, delete "5 years" and insert "3 years".)

How do you prove you were in the UK exactly 5 years before UKBA receive the application??

Sorry if this is a stupid question
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Postby John » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:42 pm

Isn't that clear from the date stamps in the passport?
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Postby KC8010 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:46 pm

yes I guess you are right
I have just applied for my BC - UKBA signed for the documents on Jan 06.11. So does this mean they will be looking for if I was in the country in the whole year of 2006 OR just Jan 06.2006?
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Postby John » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:04 pm

Just that one day!
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Postby KC8010 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:15 pm

OK thats fine then...

The PR issue date of my sticker is Dec 2007 - surely I was ok applying now for BC? Entered the UK in May 2001- received EEA residence card 2002 and PR in 2007. Concerned that they say Residence qualifying period can not include time spent in the UK free from Immigration control.....

So qualifying period is 5 years and one year free from immigration control...soo confusing...can you shed light?
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Postby John » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:25 pm

Concerned that they say Residence qualifying period can not include time spent in the UK free from Immigration control.....


Sorry? I don't understand that at all. Who is saying that?
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Postby KC8010 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:26 pm

UKBA website

If you have spent time in the UK while you were exempt from immigration control, you cannot include this time as part of the residential qualifying period.
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Postby John » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:32 pm

Arrh .... "exempt"! Very different from "free from"!

Exempt covers people such as diplomats serving in the UK. People with ILR or PR are not "exempt", they are "free from" immigration control.
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Postby KC8010 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:36 pm

Oh right - well that makes so much more sense now....I think my residence qualifying period is more than enough :)

You obviously understand their jargon better than what I do

Thanks for all the advice
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Postby johnsienk » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:45 am

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Postby KC8010 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:24 am

Well my passport has always been stamped when ever I left the UK and entered back again, being on a South African passport - they make sure they stamp them!
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