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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by ALIADNAN770 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:51 am

Good Morning,

I dont know its a right thread to apply of there is some other.

I did apply online for citizenship on 15/11/2017 and was in UKVI third party center (Sopra Steria) on 19/11/2018.

I asked Sopra representative that I want to apply my passport as well so can you submitt my passport application but they refused that and told me that they are there just for Citizenship application documents not for passport.

I saw different timeline thread in which members gave information that when they applied for citizenship application and after 4-5 days they applied for passport application as well.

My querry is '' how can i apply for passport application after applying and submitted application"

Quick reply will be appriciated.

thanks

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by CR001 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:15 am

ALIADNAN770 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:51 am
Good Morning,

I dont know its a right thread to apply of there is some other.

I did apply online for citizenship on 15/11/2017 and was in UKVI third party center (Sopra Steria) on 19/11/2018.

I asked Sopra representative that I want to apply my passport as well so can you submitt my passport application but they refused that and told me that they are there just for Citizenship application documents not for passport.

I saw different timeline thread in which members gave information that when they applied for citizenship application and after 4-5 days they applied for passport application as well.

My querry is '' how can i apply for passport application after applying and submitted application"

Quick reply will be appriciated.

thanks
It was possible applying at the council through NDRS joint citizenship and passport scheme service applying for both at the same time (not 4 days later). It is not available through the new service. You will have to wait till you have attended your ceremony before applying for a passport.
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by IJOS » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:11 am

Hello All,
I wonder if this is the right place to ask. Its been 7 weeks now since I did my biometrics for the naturalisation application and have heard nothing from them. Any one in that same shoe? Did it take this long? Is there an email I can use to contact them?

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by potato » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:44 pm

Help please!
Where can I find full addresses of the new UKVCAS centres and preferably contact numbers?
Where/ how do I make an appointment?

Don't know if it is me but found Gov site worse than hard work and definitely no addresses??

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by alterhase58 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:27 pm

potato wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Help please!
Where can I find full addresses of the new UKVCAS centres and preferably contact numbers?
Where/ how do I make an appointment?

Don't know if it is me but found Gov site worse than hard work and definitely no addresses??
Check out these links:

british-citizenship/new-uk-visa-and-cit ... 67059.html

https://www.ukvcas.co.uk/home-internal
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by ALIADNAN770 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:32 pm

CR001 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:15 am
ALIADNAN770 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:51 am
Good Morning,

I dont know its a right thread to apply of there is some other.

I did apply online for citizenship on 15/11/2017 and was in UKVI third party center (Sopra Steria) on 19/11/2018.

I asked Sopra representative that I want to apply my passport as well so can you submitt my passport application but they refused that and told me that they are there just for Citizenship application documents not for passport.

I saw different timeline thread in which members gave information that when they applied for citizenship application and after 4-5 days they applied for passport application as well.

My querry is '' how can i apply for passport application after applying and submitted application"

Quick reply will be appriciated.

thanks
It was possible applying at the council through NDRS joint citizenship and passport scheme service applying for both at the same time (not 4 days later). It is not available through the new service. You will have to wait till you have attended your ceremony before applying for a passport.
Thax for reply

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by zindagi03 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:13 am

Hi All.
As i read the the qualifying period is 270 days out of 3 years under BC spouse category, but there is also mention that 300 days of absences normally disregarded, on page 7 on folloing link
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... r_2018.pdf

So i am bit confused whether i should have to wait couple of moth to fullfill the 270 days requiremnet or apply? Bcz right now as i spend 288 days outside UK in 3 years.

Many thanks in advance

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by arovbukay » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:22 am

I have a few questions, I've applied for Citizenship as I have had ILTR for over 7 years, I used the new service and have paid over £1340. I'm attending the appointment at the Croydon office for biometrics.

1) What additional documents do I need to upload - I have already uploaded my passport, my husband's British Passport, My English cert, My Life in the UK test cert, Marriage cert. I have paid an additional £100 for the appointment and £35 for document checking (when will they do this, Will I be notified before the appointment?

2) Is this application with fee of around £1340 for Citizenship only? What about Passport, is that another process? if so, how do I do it? how much does it cost? and how long will it take?

3) Do I need to hand in my Indian passport at any stage before receiving/applying for my British Passport?

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by mariola » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:49 pm

After application for naturalisation does UKVI post back the original documents immediately or later?

Also does the decision letter come with the original documents or seperately?

Also if UKVI need to write to you, do they email or post ? or both.

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by CR001 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:15 pm

mariola wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:49 pm
After application for naturalisation does UKVI post back the original documents immediately or later? Later, shortly before or after a decision is made.

Also does the decision letter come with the original documents or seperately? Separately usually.

Also if UKVI need to write to you, do they email or post ? or both. Post
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by gkuk » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:11 pm

Hi,

I have filed for my daughter and wife for British citizenship via the new online process.

Will be booking an appointment with ukvcas and uploading the documents to their website soon.

I am not able to find any information about how to apply for the passport along with this citizenship, even though in Gov. UK website it clearly says you can apply for both together.

Has anyone give through this ? Any advice

Thanks in advance
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by CR001 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:45 pm

gkuk wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:11 pm
Hi,

I have filed for my daughter and wife for British citizenship via the new online process.

Will be booking an appointment with ukvcas and uploading the documents to their website soon.

I am not able to find any information about how to apply for the passport along with this citizenship, even though in Gov. UK website it clearly says you can apply for both together.

Has anyone give through this ? Any advice

Thanks in advance
G
You cannot apply for both citizenship and the passport with the new service anymore.
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by compaqcq58 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:55 pm

have also applied for citizenship online and Sopra Steria have said they only deal with the biometrics and document submissions not the passport application, home office website still say's you can apply for passport at the same time as citizenship application which is incorrect as nearly all the JCAP centre have now stopped taking new appointments
Spoke to passport centre and they say they cannot advise need to speak to nationalities dept done that also and same answer they cannot advise about passport applications so the information is very confusing

Home Office themselves are unable to advise the correct procedure :shock:
now it seem you have to wait until you get your naturalization certificate before you can apply for a passport which again increases the waiting time

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by CR001 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:04 pm

compaqcq58 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:55 pm
have also applied for citizenship online and Sopra Steria have said they only deal with the biometrics and document submissions not the passport application, home office website still say's you can apply for passport at the same time as citizenship application which is incorrect as nearly all the JCAP centre have now stopped taking new appointments
Spoke to passport centre and they say they cannot advise need to speak to nationalities dept done that also and same answer they cannot advise about passport applications so the information is very confusing

Home Office themselves are unable to advise the correct procedure :shock:
now it seem you have to wait until you get your naturalization certificate before you can apply for a passport which again increases the waiting time
Some NDRS have still booked appointments into December, so the website is still technically correct. The fact that NDRS and NCS are no longer taking appointments is separate to that.
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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by gkuk » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:18 am

Thanks CR001 and compaqcq58.

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by potato » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:15 am

alterhase58 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:27 pm
potato wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Help please!
Where can I find full addresses of the new UKVCAS centres and preferably contact numbers?
Where/ how do I make an appointment?

Don't know if it is me but found Gov site worse than hard work and definitely no addresses??
Check out these links:

british-citizenship/new-uk-visa-and-cit ... 67059.html

https://www.ukvcas.co.uk/home-internal
Thanks for the help.
In fact I did find some stuff by completing the application and then addresses are shown
BUT none have appointments in next 45 days!!!

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by Zrj » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:36 pm

I am filling out the online application form, but it won't let me input more than 30 trips out of the UK in the last 5 years.
I am well under the limit of absences but have made 32 trips out (many only 3-4 days). Would you suggest I write a cover letter explaining this with the full list of absences in a table?

I also do not have stamps in my passport for many of the trips as I am a UK Registered Traveller and have US Global Entry. Do you think P60s will be enough proof of residence?

Thanks!

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by rockfordsoldier » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:32 pm

arovbukay wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:22 am
I have a few questions, I've applied for Citizenship as I have had ILTR for over 7 years, I used the new service and have paid over £1340. I'm attending the appointment at the Croydon office for biometrics.

1) What additional documents do I need to upload - I have already uploaded my passport, my husband's British Passport, My English cert, My Life in the UK test cert, Marriage cert. I have paid an additional £100 for the appointment and £35 for document checking (when will they do this, Will I be notified before the appointment?

2) Is this application with fee of around £1340 for Citizenship only? What about Passport, is that another process? if so, how do I do it? how much does it cost? and how long will it take?

3) Do I need to hand in my Indian passport at any stage before receiving/applying for my British Passport?

Thanks
if your passport covers your last 5 years time (3 years if you are applying on spouse route) then you do not have to submit any additional documents. if it does not then you can submit p60s, any ukvi correspondance during that time, bank statement etc to prove that you have been present in united kingdom during these 5 or 3 years...you have already submitted your life in uk cert, english lang cert, passport, brp which are the main documents required for naturalisation application. YOU ALSO HAVE TO SUBMIT TWO SIGNED COPIES OF YOUR REFEREES (ONE PROFESSIONAL, ONE PERSONAL). when you submitted your application online you must have got referee delcaration forms. you need to put your photo on those forms

when do you have your appointment for biometric enrolment and documentation checking service...as far as i know if you take enhanced checking service that costs you £60. but as you said you have paid £100 then you should have got next day or even same day bio-metric enrolment and documents checking service.

in this new front end service you can not apply for passport at same time so once you get your approval then after ceremony you can apply for your passport. or maybe before ceremony.

i do not think you have handover your indian passport but please check the indian dual nationality policy.

please do tell me when you booked your appointment, did you get early dates for document checking and biometric enrolment or it is very busy and you get very long appointments. i shall be thankful for the information.

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by rockfordsoldier » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:58 pm

hi to all respectable members,

i need some information about new front end visa service for naturalisation application. i shall be very thankful for the your valuable advice;

A) when we submit online application then we book our appointment for biometric enrolment and enhanced documents checking service if we want one. i live in london so are people getting appointments on earlier dates or it is very busy in all centres and appointments availability is low.

B) when i applied and got my ILR i submitted my life in UK test certificate and did not get that back with other documents. But i have copies and reference or test instance id mentioned on certificate. So is it ok to submit that copy or i have to provide the original one which off course i don't have.

C) during my last 5 years my passport covers 4 years and 8 months...but for 4 months i had extensive correspondence with ukba and i have all those letters and case id numbers and reference numbers...so should they be enough to cover those 4 months or i should provide more information like bank statements, p60 etc.

i shall be very thankful for your comments on my post..regards.

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Re: British Citizenship - New Online Application

Post by doctorgo » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:26 am

compaqcq58 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:55 pm
have also applied for citizenship online and Sopra Steria have said they only deal with the biometrics and document submissions not the passport application, home office website still say's you can apply for passport at the same time as citizenship application which is incorrect as nearly all the JCAP centre have now stopped taking new appointments
Spoke to passport centre and they say they cannot advise need to speak to nationalities dept done that also and same answer they cannot advise about passport applications so the information is very confusing

Home Office themselves are unable to advise the correct procedure :shock:
now it seem you have to wait until you get your naturalization certificate before you can apply for a passport which again increases the waiting time
Can you please describe the application process with UKVCAS lounge? Did they copy your passport and returned it to you? Or you had to submit your passport? What about the other docs...did they just check them in person, then scan and upload to UKVI and then hand you all the originals back?

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