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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by Snap2018 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:05 pm

Does anyone know if we can still submit JCAP with NDRS following the recent changes in the Service centers and the UKVCAS ?

I had proactively set up a 14th November NDRS appointment for myself last month. I wanted to be sure I get a date within 10 days of submitting my online application.

But now, it seems like the only 2 options are either post office ("existing way" as referred to by HO) or Sopra Steria ("new way"). There is no mention of being able to use NDRS any longer. Or the mention of JCAP.

Does anyone know if NDRS can still be used? Perhaps, someone who has already filled a citizenship application online recently will be able to share what choices were given in the old form when it got to the Declaration, Pay steps of the application.

Thanks.

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by johnhkg » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:58 am

Snap2018 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Does anyone know if we can still submit JCAP with NDRS following the recent changes in the Service centers and the UKVCAS ?

I had proactively set up a 14th November NDRS appointment for myself last month. I wanted to be sure I get a date within 10 days of submitting my online application.

But now, it seems like the only 2 options are either post office ("existing way" as referred to by HO) or Sopra Steria ("new way"). There is no mention of being able to use NDRS any longer. Or the mention of JCAP.

Does anyone know if NDRS can still be used? Perhaps, someone who has already filled a citizenship application online recently will be able to share what choices were given in the old form when it got to the Declaration, Pay steps of the application.

Thanks.
According to HO you can use existing method(s) until 29 November (see link below). You are lucky to have the NDRS appointment (smart move), because most local authorities are not accepting new bookings for NDRS. If in any doubt I suggest you call your local authority and seek their advice. And ask about JCAP too, because once Sopra Steria takes over in toto it seems JCAP is no more :cry:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ukvis-new-f ... ed-to-know

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by spawnmild » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:31 pm

Hello all,

I was filling my online naturalisation form ( have been filling it on and off since mid October 2018) and needed some advice in the employment section:

I am currently a director at 4 companies but only drawing a salary from 1. However, I can only enter 1 current employment. What should I do? Since technically non of the other 3 directorships fall under "previous employments"

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by Kinan » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:09 am

Hi all

I've just check my online application which still not due to submit yet, but i noticed there is new service called UKVI's it's start few days ago but there is not enough information for naturalization application and which service they can use, anybody have an idea if will be a premier service available for naturalization?

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by samsindo » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:19 am

Hi

In the NDRS online application form, as well as in the passport application form, I am required to write the full names of both my parents. Would it be useful to also submit copies of their passports in the appointement?

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by alterhase58 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:03 am

samsindo wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:19 am
Hi

In the NDRS online application form, as well as in the passport application form, I am required to write the full names of both my parents. Would it be useful to also submit copies of their passports in the appointement?

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Passports of your parents are not required.
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by spawnmild » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:43 pm

spawnmild wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Hello all,

I was filling my online naturalisation form ( have been filling it on and off since mid October 2018) and needed some advice in the employment section:

I am currently a director at 4 companies but only drawing a salary from 1. However, I can only enter 1 current employment. What should I do? Since technically non of the other 3 directorships fall under "previous employments"

Thanks!
If it matters, the reason I ask is that one of the companies I am a director of is what I used to obtain Tier 1 entrepreneur visa however I do not draw a salary from that company currently.

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by nakau » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:36 am

Quick question regarding online application.

One of the questions is, Have you made any previous UK immigration applications in the UK or abroad?
Does that mean you need to list every single visa application you've ever made for the uk such as a spousal visa or working holiday, indefinite leave to remain etc? :?

Thank you for your time. I had my paper application ready to go but have decided to go with the online form instead.

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by CR001 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:42 am

nakau wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:36 am
Quick question regarding online application.

One of the questions is, Have you made any previous UK immigration applications in the UK or abroad?
Does that mean you need to list every single visa application you've ever made for the uk such as a spousal visa or working holiday, indefinite leave to remain etc? :?

Thank you for your time. I had my paper application ready to go but have decided to go with the online form instead.
Yes that is what it is asking.
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by samsindo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:56 pm

Hi all,

I have submitted my online application today and will have my NDRS appointment tomorrow (14/11/2018) at the council. So probably will not be able to receive a decision before the end of the year. Is it OK if I go on a holiday during the Christmas break? would there be a problem if a decision is made while I am away?

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by CR001 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:58 pm

samsindo wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Hi all,

I have submitted my online application today and will have my NDRS appointment tomorrow (14/11/2018) at the council. So probably will not be able to receive a decision before the end of the year. Is it OK if I go on a holiday during the Christmas break? would there be a problem if a decision is made while I am away?

Many thanks
You are free to travel. Thers is no requirement that you must not leave the UK.
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by samsindo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 pm

Thanks very much CR001. Please bear in mind that with the new service (with Sopra Steria), it says in the link below that you may not travel until a decision is made, check out the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ukvis-new-f ... ce-centres

Under "Appointement" it says

"You may not be able to use your passport for travel until you have received a decision on your application."

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by CR001 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:16 pm

samsindo wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Thanks very much CR001. Please bear in mind that with the new service (with Sopra Steria), it says in the link below that you may not travel until a decision is made, check out the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ukvis-new-f ... ce-centres

Under "Appointement" it says

"You may not be able to use your passport for travel until you have received a decision on your application."
It does also say you will in most case get your original supporting documents back including passport. So why do you think you won't be able to travel??
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by samsindo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:50 pm

I thought of a scenario where on the way back to the UK, my name shows on the screen for the person at the immigration desk as British citizen, while I'm entering in the UK with another passport + an ILR? that's the only thing I was concerned about.

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by CR001 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:53 pm

samsindo wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:50 pm
I thought of a scenario where on the way back to the UK, my name shows on the screen for the person at the immigration desk as British citizen, while I'm entering in the UK with another passport + an ILR? that's the only thing I was concerned about.
You are ONLY British once you have attended your citizenship ceremony, not from date of approval letter!!!
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by Alex-makedon » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:15 am

It looks like the online application form does hot work today.
Does anyone have the same problem?

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by melhaj » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:33 pm

Hello,

Could someone please help me with the following:

1- When do I fill and submit the "Apply for naturalisation as a British Citizen" form? In my case on January 8 2019 it's exactly 12 months since I got my ILR and I've been in the UK on that day 5 years ago. The new service shows that I need to book an appointment within 5 days of submission. So can I submit my application earlier than 8 January 2019?

2- In the form it asks: When did you first arrive in the UK? I got ILR on 8/01/2018 on 5 years rout. I first entered the UK to study on 25 August 2008 but went back home and then back to UK on 9 January 2009 to study at a different university as the first one didn't work for me, at that time you didn't need to get a new visa if you change university.

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by Tnj1976 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:18 pm

CR001 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:16 pm
samsindo wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Thanks very much CR001. Please bear in mind that with the new service (with Sopra Steria), it says in the link below that you may not travel until a decision is made, check out the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ukvis-new-f ... ce-centres

Under "Appointement" it says

"You may not be able to use your passport for travel until you have received a decision on your application."
It does also say you will in most case get your original supporting documents back including passport. So why do you think you won't be able to travel??

Further details re the new service:
"Waiting for a decision on your application

You should not leave the UK until you have received a decision on your application. If you travel outside the “Common Travel Area” (CTA) before the decision is made on your application, your application will be treated as withdrawn.

The CTA is:

UKRepublic of IrelandChannel IslandsIsle of Man

If the decision is made while you are outside the UK and your current leave has expired you will not have a right to return to the UK and you may be refused entry at the UK border."

I had hoped to travel over the Christmas holiday, but have only just submitted my application and haven't been to a new centre yet to submit my passport and other docs. So what now? Do I have to cancel my travel plans?

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by CR001 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:29 pm

Tnj1976 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:18 pm
CR001 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:16 pm
samsindo wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Thanks very much CR001. Please bear in mind that with the new service (with Sopra Steria), it says in the link below that you may not travel until a decision is made, check out the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ukvis-new-f ... ce-centres

Under "Appointement" it says

"You may not be able to use your passport for travel until you have received a decision on your application."
It does also say you will in most case get your original supporting documents back including passport. So why do you think you won't be able to travel??

Further details re the new service:
"Waiting for a decision on your application

You should not leave the UK until you have received a decision on your application. If you travel outside the “Common Travel Area” (CTA) before the decision is made on your application, your application will be treated as withdrawn.

The CTA is:

UKRepublic of IrelandChannel IslandsIsle of Man

If the decision is made while you are outside the UK and your current leave has expired you will not have a right to return to the UK and you may be refused entry at the UK border."

I had hoped to travel over the Christmas holiday, but have only just submitted my application and haven't been to a new centre yet to submit my passport and other docs. So what now? Do I have to cancel my travel plans?
It does NOT apply to citizenship applications. It is only relevant to visa and immigration application!!
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by Tnj1976 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:00 pm

CR001 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Tnj1976 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:18 pm
CR001 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:16 pm
samsindo wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Thanks very much CR001. Please bear in mind that with the new service (with Sopra Steria), it says in the link below that you may not travel until a decision is made, check out the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ukvis-new-f ... ce-centres

Under "Appointement" it says

"You may not be able to use your passport for travel until you have received a decision on your application."
It does also say you will in most case get your original supporting documents back including passport. So why do you think you won't be able to travel??

Further details re the new service:
"Waiting for a decision on your application

You should not leave the UK until you have received a decision on your application. If you travel outside the “Common Travel Area” (CTA) before the decision is made on your application, your application will be treated as withdrawn.

The CTA is:

UKRepublic of IrelandChannel IslandsIsle of Man

If the decision is made while you are outside the UK and your current leave has expired you will not have a right to return to the UK and you may be refused entry at the UK border."

I had hoped to travel over the Christmas holiday, but have only just submitted my application and haven't been to a new centre yet to submit my passport and other docs. So what now? Do I have to cancel my travel plans?
It does NOT apply to citizenship applications. It is only relevant to visa and immigration application!!
Ah, okay, that's great. (I'm new to this, as you may gather :) )

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