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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by lifeRockss1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:35 pm

Timeline is

Applied 23rd July 2020
Bio reuse email 4th Sept 2020
IDV submitted 5th Sept 2020
Approval Email 15th Oct
Invitation EMAIL (not physical copy) 11th Dec 2020.
Council York

can someone confirm if this is a change in the process and no physical copy is required?
Last edited by lifeRockss1 on Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by korben555 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:36 pm

Guuuuuuuuys ! I just got invitation letter via email !!!!!
Thanks to all existing Gods and good people from this forum !
18.08/ 18.11/ 11.12.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by dragon098 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:37 pm

lifeRockss1 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:35 pm
Timeline is

Applied 23rd July 2020
Bio reuse email 4th Sept 2020
IDV submitted 5th Sept 2020
Approval Email 15th Oct
Invitation EMAIL (not physical copy) 11th Nov 2020.

can someone confirm if this is a change in the process and no physical copy is required?
Congrats and I have no idea if this is new but I hope it is something new.

by any chance did you mean 11 Dec or 11 Nov. 11 Nov means you got it a while back.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by dragon098 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:38 pm

korben555 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:36 pm
Guuuuuuuuys ! I just got invitation letter via email !!!!!
Thanks to all existing Gods and good people from this forum !
18.08/ 18.11/ 11.12.
Congrats Korben555,

I am really happy for you guys and I am feeling positive now. Hopefully this is something new.

I have yet to receive any email.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by lifeRockss1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:39 pm

dragon098 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:37 pm
lifeRockss1 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:35 pm
Timeline is

Applied 23rd July 2020
Bio reuse email 4th Sept 2020
IDV submitted 5th Sept 2020
Approval Email 15th Oct
Invitation EMAIL (not physical copy) 11th Nov 2020.

can someone confirm if this is a change in the process and no physical copy is required?
Congrats and I have no idea if this is new but I hope it is something new.

by any chance did you mean 11 Dec or 11 Nov. 11 Nov means you got it a while back.
yes I got it Today 11th Dec. Thanks for pointing out corrected it.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by CULLINAN » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:52 pm

lifeRockss1 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Hi,

I received the Citizenship ceremony invitation email from the home office today.
Just wondering if this is the replacement of the physical invitation letter or do I still need to wait for the post letter?

Due to the following paragraph, I think it's a digital invitation letter and I may not get the physical one.
What you must do now
Please contact the Citizenship Ceremonies Officer of your Council to book your ceremony. You must attend your ceremony within three months of the date of this approval email, so please contact the local authority early to ensure you can book a convenient time. Please wait two working days after receiving this approval before you try to book, as it may take a few days for documentation to arrive at the local authority.
That is great to hear. Hounslow council also claims that now one will receive EMAIL so that kinds of confirms it.
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by CULLINAN » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:53 pm

korben555 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:36 pm
Guuuuuuuuys ! I just got invitation letter via email !!!!!
Thanks to all existing Gods and good people from this forum !
18.08/ 18.11/ 11.12.
Seems like your from hounslow council also? Hounslow council correctly mentioned about receiving ceremony invitations via email then. Good luck.
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by coolrockspart2 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:55 pm

Just can't believe it I have just received citizenship ceremony email from Home Office.

Applied : 18th June 2020
Approved : 19th October 2020
Invitation letter via email : 11 December 2020
Council : Harrow

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by lifeRockss1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:23 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:52 pm
lifeRockss1 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Hi,

I received the Citizenship ceremony invitation email from the home office today.
Just wondering if this is the replacement of the physical invitation letter or do I still need to wait for the post letter?

Due to the following paragraph, I think it's a digital invitation letter and I may not get the physical one.
What you must do now
Please contact the Citizenship Ceremonies Officer of your Council to book your ceremony. You must attend your ceremony within three months of the date of this approval email, so please contact the local authority early to ensure you can book a convenient time. Please wait two working days after receiving this approval before you try to book, as it may take a few days for documentation to arrive at the local authority.
That is great to hear. Hounslow council also claims that now one will receive EMAIL so that kinds of confirms it.
awesome.. thanks for confirming that mate... good luck to you..hopefully since it's an email it should be quick now. They learn slow but they do learn :-)

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by lifeRockss1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:38 pm

coolrockspart2 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Just can't believe it I have just received citizenship ceremony email from Home Office.

Applied : 18th June 2020
Approved : 19th October 2020
Invitation letter via email : 11 December 2020
Council : Harrow
congrats :-) .. did you call your council or will you wait for 2 days?

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by jasmine89 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:09 pm

Hi all,

I can see that people from October have received invitation emails. We got approved in the 14th October but have not received anything yet. :( Can someone share an email address for me to chase this?.

Anyone from manchester with October approval got their invitation?

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by Misty1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:10 pm

Anyone approved before MID-Oct received any email invitation...?

I was approved on 6th Oct & not received anything yet.
I'm thinking it may be for approvals from a certain date... Hope not, but appears that way at the moment.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by coolrockspart2 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:11 pm

lifeRockss1 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:38 pm
coolrockspart2 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Just can't believe it I have just received citizenship ceremony email from Home Office.

Applied : 18th June 2020
Approved : 19th October 2020
Invitation letter via email : 11 December 2020
Council : Harrow
congrats :-) .. did you call your council or will you wait for 2 days?
I called my council and also emailed them to let me know if they have my certificate. Will update here once I receive reply from them.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by onyx_ng » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:13 pm

I want to be bitter about late September lol but there are people still waiting from August :cry: it's so unfair.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by coolrockspart2 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:15 pm

Misty1 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Anyone approved before MID-Oct received any email invitation...?

I was approved on 6th Oct & not received anything yet.
I'm thinking it may be for approvals from a certain date... Hope not, but appears that way at the moment.

I am not sure which order emails are pushed(approval date or something else) or they do it batches or caseworker manually sends it or they first check with council for availability and only then send it etc. I am sure you will receive it soon.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by coolrockspart2 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:17 pm

onyx_ng wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:13 pm
I want to be bitter about late September lol but there are people still waiting from August :cry: it's so unfair.
I hope you get it soon not sure if it is based on council availability of conducting ceremony.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by Misty1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:20 pm

coolrockspart2 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:15 pm
Misty1 wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Anyone approved before MID-Oct received any email invitation...?

I was approved on 6th Oct & not received anything yet.
I'm thinking it may be for approvals from a certain date... Hope not, but appears that way at the moment.

I am not sure which order emails are pushed(approval date or something else) or they do it batches or caseworker manually sends it or they first check with council for availability and only then send it etc. I am sure you will receive it soon.
I've wondered that too, what order do they process them in... I am hoping for next week according to the estimated timelines... Its just so exciting when you see things starting to progress, just have to be cautious not to get too excited..
I do feel for those approved in August & before, and hope you get answers soon too.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by coolrockspart2 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:22 pm

Also big thanks to @baybar1 your model is spot on for October approvals.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by woabgh » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:35 pm

Nothing for end of September as well.
I was advised by email that my letter and certificate to the council would be despatched today by 2nd class post.

No idea about this new process by email. Glad for the new applicants but I can't wrap my head around HO logic here... last come first served...

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by Rambo_ILR » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:36 pm

Hello guys,

My council informed me that they have received my certificate and asked if whether I have received invitation letter. My approval was on 22 October. Anyone is similar situation? I haven't received initiation letter yet.

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