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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:34 am

Nature11 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:38 am
Nature11 wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:49 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:04 am
@Nature11

Even by @Baybars1 model. We are supposed to get between 16th Dec - 30th Dec. Seems spot on. I am hoping before Christmas.
Yes, we will definitely receive in between these date, but I have seen one more post today that someone has received invitation yesterday (application submission date was 25th June) . I hope we will get invitation next week...
Hi CULLINAN,

I have received ceremony invitation yesterday. 9:00am and I have also booked private ceremony for 23rd Dec...
as they don't have free slot until mid-march 2021.
Wow. You are lucky to get a private ceremony for 23rd Dec. The earliest private ceremony they offered me was mid January 2021. I hope you have read my previous messages as I got my invitation yesterday Friday 9AM also. How come they never offered me 23rd Dec. Did you receive on Thursday 17th or Friday 18th? :roll:
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by raij » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:23 am

LNDwaiting wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:39 am
nnn15 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:02 pm
raij wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:24 pm
End of week of 28 for invitation wait - thats 6,5 months of waiting so far and still waiting.
My MP is still pushing home office for answers and to clarity on the dates etc. So still waiting .
Any of MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE - still waiting ?
How are you progressing with your cases ?
I'm still waiting, March approval. A couple of weeks ago Citizenship Support told me the issue was investigated as an urgent matter. No further updates, no letter, no certificate.. No response on the complaint either.
Did you get any updates at all?
Me too, March approval. I have done everything I can. I called the helpline again on 17 Dec, they gave me a ref number and then the next day I got a very long email asking for more details. The email says I should hear from them within 10 working days. I don't trust that I will get a reply within 10 working days but will wait as I don't have any option.
I might give the helpline another call on Monday , its good that you received some sort of reply tho . will keep everything crossed for you

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by Nature11 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:56 am

CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:34 am
Nature11 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:38 am
Nature11 wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:49 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:04 am
@Nature11

Even by @Baybars1 model. We are supposed to get between 16th Dec - 30th Dec. Seems spot on. I am hoping before Christmas.
Yes, we will definitely receive in between these date, but I have seen one more post today that someone has received invitation yesterday (application submission date was 25th June) . I hope we will get invitation next week...
Hi CULLINAN,

I have received ceremony invitation yesterday. 9:00am and I have also booked private ceremony for 23rd Dec...
as they don't have free slot until mid-march 2021.
Wow. You are lucky to get a private ceremony for 23rd Dec. The earliest private ceremony they offered me was mid January 2021. I hope you have read my previous messages as I got my invitation yesterday Friday 9AM also. How come they never offered me 23rd Dec. Did you receive on Thursday 17th or Friday 18th? :roll:
I received invitation on Friday 18th and when council lady called me she said there is cancellation probably that's why I got it? its 250 pound . did you book your?

one question: after getting Certificate we need to apply online. do we need to send paperwork through post as well? as I have seen in timeline people are saying document delivered and received...

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by mrmo93 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:50 am

Well im gonna have to wait till next year to see if I get it travelling outside for the next two weeks. I think us October people might have to wait till mid January to get it :(. SOO CLOOSE YET SO FAR :(

PS Does anyone know if you can do a private ceremony in kent?

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by tier21419 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:55 am

Nature11 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:56 am
CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:34 am
Nature11 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:38 am
Nature11 wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:49 pm


Yes, we will definitely receive in between these date, but I have seen one more post today that someone has received invitation yesterday (application submission date was 25th June) . I hope we will get invitation next week...
Hi CULLINAN,

I have received ceremony invitation yesterday. 9:00am and I have also booked private ceremony for 23rd Dec...
as they don't have free slot until mid-march 2021.
Wow. You are lucky to get a private ceremony for 23rd Dec. The earliest private ceremony they offered me was mid January 2021. I hope you have read my previous messages as I got my invitation yesterday Friday 9AM also. How come they never offered me 23rd Dec. Did you receive on Thursday 17th or Friday 18th? :roll:
I received invitation on Friday 18th and when council lady called me she said there is cancellation probably that's why I got it? its 250 pound . did you book your?

one question: after getting Certificate we need to apply online. do we need to send paperwork through post as well? as I have seen in timeline people are saying document delivered and received...
Yes, you will have to send your original documents by post.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by mrmo93 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:57 am

Which emails can I contact the home office with?

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:07 am

Nature11 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:56 am
I received invitation on Friday 18th and when council lady called me she said there is cancellation probably that's why I got it? its 250 pound . did you book your?

one question: after getting Certificate we need to apply online. do we need to send paperwork through post as well? as I have seen in timeline people are saying document delivered and received...
That is great. You have been lucky. Yes the same lady called me around 345pm yesterday but offered me mid January private for £250 and I accepted it 🙄 But its okay. Maybe I will check with them on Monday for any cancellations.

You mean applying British Passport?
Yes you will need to post originals to HMPO after applying online. Original naturalisation certificate and overseas passport.

PS: We have identical timelines and the same council too lol.
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by nnn15 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:14 am

raij wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:23 am
LNDwaiting wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:39 am
nnn15 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:02 pm
raij wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:24 pm
End of week of 28 for invitation wait - thats 6,5 months of waiting so far and still waiting.
My MP is still pushing home office for answers and to clarity on the dates etc. So still waiting .
Any of MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE - still waiting ?
How are you progressing with your cases ?
I'm still waiting, March approval. A couple of weeks ago Citizenship Support told me the issue was investigated as an urgent matter. No further updates, no letter, no certificate.. No response on the complaint either.
Did you get any updates at all?
Me too, March approval. I have done everything I can. I called the helpline again on 17 Dec, they gave me a ref number and then the next day I got a very long email asking for more details. The email says I should hear from them within 10 working days. I don't trust that I will get a reply within 10 working days but will wait as I don't have any option.
I might give the helpline another call on Monday , its good that you received some sort of reply tho . will keep everything crossed for you
Technically I did get a response within 10 working days after I called the helpline and they escalated my case - I got an email from citizenship.support who used to ignore me. They said they apparently had some technical issue and that's why the paperwork wasn't printed. They didn't provide any timelines though, it's been a couple of weeks and I got no further updates.

I'm afraid that the HO didn't have a procedure to handle the approvals during the early spring lockdown, so they didn't properly mark in the system that the paperwork on these applications still needs to be printed. Or even marked the applications as complete and never came back to it. I asked my MP if it's possible to escalate this issue within the HO. I don't have hopes this is going to be resolved during the holiday season, so probably will follow up with the MP in January.
Please post if you find any way to get this resolved!

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:29 am

mrmo93 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:57 am
Which emails can I contact the home office with?
Citizenship.Support@homeoffice.gov.uk
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:43 am

CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:07 am
Nature11 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:56 am
I received invitation on Friday 18th and when council lady called me she said there is cancellation probably that's why I got it? its 250 pound . did you book your?

one question: after getting Certificate we need to apply online. do we need to send paperwork through post as well? as I have seen in timeline people are saying document delivered and received...
That is great. You have been lucky. Yes the same lady called me around 345pm yesterday but offered me mid January private for £250 and I accepted it 🙄 But its okay. Maybe I will check with them on Monday for any cancellations.

You mean applying British Passport?
Yes you will need to post originals to HMPO after applying online. Original naturalisation certificate and overseas passport.

PS: We have identical timelines and the same council too lol.
Also just a suggestion. I would suggest NOT to apply for a British Passport in the festive period. Due to closures and royal mail high demand, I would suggest to apply when things get back to normal rather being stuck in the backlog (due to HMPO closures) or post delays etc. Things will get back to normal around first week of January after 5th. Ideally to avoid backlogs apply around 10th Jan and post documents on 11th Jan Monday. Obviously it is your choice though when to apply.
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by Misty1 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:21 pm

Has anyone received an invitation letter via the POST this week? (Not the emailed letters)

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by mrmo93 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:39 pm

Misty1 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:21 pm
Has anyone received an invitation letter via the POST this week? (Not the emailed letters)
I think a few november and some October people did but thats it! :(. It seems to have completely stopped after 1st of December.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by Luluokis29 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:32 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:47 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:45 am
Update:

Approved: 10th Nov.

Ceremony Invitation EMAIL received today i.e. 18th Dec @9AM.

Council: Hounslow.

I emailed Hounslow council to book a private ceremony, awaiting their call back.

PS: Thank you @Baybars1. Your model is spot ON. Best wishes.
Private ceremony booked for mid January 2021. £250. All sorted.
Congrats Cullinan 💃❤️🎈

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:59 pm

Luluokis29 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:32 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:47 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:45 am
Update:

Approved: 10th Nov.

Ceremony Invitation EMAIL received today i.e. 18th Dec @9AM.

Council: Hounslow.

I emailed Hounslow council to book a private ceremony, awaiting their call back.

PS: Thank you @Baybars1. Your model is spot ON. Best wishes.
Private ceremony booked for mid January 2021. £250. All sorted.
Congrats Cullinan 💃❤️🎈
Thank you @Luluokis29 :lol: . Hopefully you will get yours quick too. Keep an eye on your emails/post both.
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:08 pm

London and Southeast to move to a new Tier 4 - almost like lockdown - PM briefing at 4pm!!
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by Trinity21 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:37 pm

Can someone point me to the Baysbar model link.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by Misty1 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:54 pm

mrmo93 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:39 pm
Misty1 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:21 pm
Has anyone received an invitation letter via the POST this week? (Not the emailed letters)
I think a few november and some October people did but thats it! :(. It seems to have completely stopped after 1st of December.
They had emails thou...
Has anyone received the letter via the post lately...!?!?

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by dragon098 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:04 pm

Trinity21 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:37 pm
Can someone point me to the Baysbar model link.
My personal view is that Baysbar model doesn't work anymore, It feels like it stopped working after September approvals. I think some fellow members who got approved via email are exceptions including CULLINAN. It does look like his model worked but I think those guys are exception. We all have been receiving email from HO office saying they haven't printed or posted October Approvals.

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by Nature11 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:50 pm

tier21419 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:55 am
Nature11 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:56 am
CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:34 am
Nature11 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:38 am


Hi CULLINAN,

I have received ceremony invitation yesterday. 9:00am and I have also booked private ceremony for 23rd Dec...
as they don't have free slot until mid-march 2021.
Wow. You are lucky to get a private ceremony for 23rd Dec. The earliest private ceremony they offered me was mid January 2021. I hope you have read my previous messages as I got my invitation yesterday Friday 9AM also. How come they never offered me 23rd Dec. Did you receive on Thursday 17th or Friday 18th? :roll:
I received invitation on Friday 18th and when council lady called me she said there is cancellation probably that's why I got it? its 250 pound . did you book your?

one question: after getting Certificate we need to apply online. do we need to send paperwork through post as well? as I have seen in timeline people are saying document delivered and received...
Yes, you will have to send your original documents by post.
Thank you

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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Post by Nature11 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:54 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:07 am
Nature11 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:56 am
I received invitation on Friday 18th and when council lady called me she said there is cancellation probably that's why I got it? its 250 pound . did you book your?

one question: after getting Certificate we need to apply online. do we need to send paperwork through post as well? as I have seen in timeline people are saying document delivered and received...
That is great. You have been lucky. Yes the same lady called me around 345pm yesterday but offered me mid January private for £250 and I accepted it 🙄 But its okay. Maybe I will check with them on Monday for any cancellations.

You mean applying British Passport?
Yes you will need to post originals to HMPO after applying online. Original naturalisation certificate and overseas passport.

PS: We have identical timelines and the same council too lol.
Speak to them if any cancellation come up before your ceremony date... people always cancel private one... because of the money they are charging
I need to send passport , original naturalisation certificate . what about ILR Card?
Thanks

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