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CAN I APPLY FOR BC

Post by yusfaith » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:12 pm

I came to UK IN 2002 and married to my ex-EEA in 2004. I applied for RC then in 2004 but was not granted not untill 2006 for one reason or the other. After 5 years of our marriage, we divorced in 2009. In 2010, I applied for my PR confirmation and was granted in August. My question is can I apply for BC now or I have to wait till 2011.

I guess I can since I have acquired my PR status automatically at the 5 years of our marriage which was 2009 and we only divorced after that. Though, the confirmation was issued in August 2010 as in sticker in my passport.

Obie and john, your contribution will be appreciated also guys.

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Post by John » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:56 pm

I think it comes down to this. Can you prove that you automatically got PR status on the 5th anniversary? If the answer to that is yes, then apply now, otherwise wait until you have had confirmation of PR status for one year.
John

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Post by yusfaith » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:47 pm

John wrote:I think it comes down to this. Can you prove that you automatically got PR status on the 5th anniversary? If the answer to that is yes, then apply now, otherwise wait until you have had confirmation of PR status for one year.
Thanks John, Yes I can prove that by providing all the document used in applying for my PR like p60 for my ex through out this period of 5 years.

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Post by yusfaith » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:45 pm

yusfaith wrote:
John wrote:I think it comes down to this. Can you prove that you automatically got PR status on the 5th anniversary? If the answer to that is yes, then apply now, otherwise wait until you have had confirmation of PR status for one year.
Thanks John, Yes I can prove that by providing all the document used in applying for my PR like p60 for my ex through out this period of 5 years.
I called HO today and was told a decision had been made for naturalization and it has been sent to me by 2nd class post. Does anyone know how long it takes to receive this.

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Post by magsi23 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:52 pm

Could take as long as 10-12 days to arrive
Magsi

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Post by rani1874 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:43 pm

hello yusfaith
can you please up date us on you bc case
when did you apply ?
what did you send with your case ?
thank you

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Post by yusfaith » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:26 pm

I am happy to tell you guys that I received my approval letter today for my citizenship dated 6/10/10.

Journey so far:

2004-Married my ex wife eea national
2006- 5 years residence permit granted till 2011
2009- Divorced finalised
MAR 2010- Applied for PR
AUG 2010 PR granted AND Received on 3rd sep2010
Sep 7th 2010- Applied for BC through NCS. The NCS did not want to send it that I have to wait for 1 year but I insisted that she should send it.
Sept10,2010- payment deducted
No acknowledgement received. Though I moved home and HO claimed they sent it to my old address which I never received.
Oct 15,2010, called HO and was told a decision has been made and sent to me by second class post on the 13th.
Oct 16th,2010. approval letter received to contact local authority within 14 days for my ceremony.

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Post by rani1874 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:27 pm

HELLO

please can you tell me what did you send with your form
did you send your ex p 60 ,her bills for last 5,6 years or you send only your for 5 years
i have the same case as yours
but been told to wait to 2011 to compliet 6 years .

get married on mrch 2005 ,5 family permit fep 2006 and pr sep 2010

any info wil help
thank you

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Post by yusfaith » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:51 pm

rani1874 wrote:HELLO

please can you tell me what did you send with your form
did you send your ex p 60 ,her bills for last 5,6 years or you send only your for 5 years
i have the same case as yours
but been told to wait to 2011 to compliet 6 years .

get married on mrch 2005 ,5 family permit fep 2006 and pr sep 2010

any info wil help
thank you
Thanks Rani, I only sent my document. not even p60, I sent a statement of my tax/NI contribution from April 2005 to April 2010 with a covering note explaining how I acqired my PR Automatically at the 5 years anniversary of our marriage.

However, in your own case, you got married in March 2005, you automatically acqired your PR status in March 2010 and you can only apply for BC anytime from March 2011.

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Post by rani1874 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:00 pm

hello yusfiath
thanks for express repply
just need help on
how did you get statement of tax/NI contribution any tell number and where to ask for it
and what did you write on covering note explaining how did you acqired PR Automatically at the 5 years anniversary of our marriage.
my self i been here from 2000 and i can even have proof from 2000 paying tax /NI
any info will be great ]
thanks

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Post by yusfaith » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:32 pm

You can call HM Revenue and ask them to send you the statement. This is is short note I included:

I married to me ex-wife (eea national) in February 2004 and we both have been exercising our treaty right since then as an EEA national and family member. In 2006, my initial 5 years residence was granted by the Home Office.

In accordance to the new EEA immigration regulation that came to effect since 30th of April, 2006.(Ref to page 5 of naturalisation guide). We both automatically acquired our permanent residence in February 2009 being an EEA national and family member who have been exercising the treaty right for a continuous period of 5 years from 2004.

From February 2009 when I automatically acquired my permanent residence to February 2010, I have held the permanent residence status for another 1 year to make it 6 years which qualify me for naturalisation.

However, I divorced my ex-wife in September, 2009 and in March 2010, I applied to the Home Office to confirm my permanent residence status to have the sticker on my passport as a proof and confirmation which was approved.

I wish my application would be given a favourably consideration and it would be a great honour for me to be a British citizen

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Post by yusfaith » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:40 pm

I am please tto inform the forum that I have today attended my british citizen ceremony and it all went on fine. Now awaiting a call from passport office to attend my interview as I have just submitted an application today through check and send post office. I will update you guys when the whole process is finally over. Finger cross.

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Post by yusfaith » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:20 pm

Does anyone knows how long it takes to get an interview date for british passport. Do I have to call to book for appointment or need to wait till I receive a letter from them.

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Post by boloney » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:29 pm

yusfaith wrote:I am please tto inform the forum that I have today attended my british citizen ceremony and it all went on fine. Now awaiting a call from passport office to attend my interview as I have just submitted an application today through check and send post office. I will update you guys when the whole process is finally over. Finger cross.
whats the poin using check and send at post office?
when I was sending application for my daughter passport(she is BC because of my PR before she was born) they ask me if I want use it, I said yes.then woman looked at all paperwork and ask how do I want get BP if I`m not BC. I explained to her, them she said she can`t check it because it is too complicated, and she send it by recorded delivery.
so what for they charge if they have`t got clue whats going on?

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Post by yusfaith » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:41 pm

i applied for my british passport on thursday the 28th through post office. i called passport office today and was told there is no details in their system for me with the post office bar code ref i gave to them.does any one knows how long it takes for them to have this info in there system or does post office normally gives track number to track the delivery. I am somehow worry because i have my passport with my bc certificate with it.

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