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abbashassan
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citizenship application

Post by abbashassan » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:16 pm

Hi everyone.

I need help from you guys in order to apply for my citizenship application,
I got ILR in first week of January 2018 after completing 10 years of continues residence.
I had a news that local councils no longer deal with citizenship applications and document checking service.

I have few questions in my mind before I apply for Citizenship.

1) can i apply 28 days before completing 1 year on ILR.
2) how long application take?
3) do i need to send my overseas passport and ILR card both with a citizenship application?
is there anyway I don't send these as i need to travel in March 2019.
4) how long it takes to get passport after nationalization certificate.

thank you in advance

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Re: citizenship application

Post by CR001 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:42 pm

1. No. There is no 28 days early concession for citizenship. You must hold ILR for the full 12 months u less you are married to a British citizen then it is not necessary.

2. It varies from a few weeks to many months.

3. Yes but if you use the new ukcvas service, you get to keep hold of your original documents.

4. Up to 6 weeks as you can only apply for the passport after your ceremony.
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