Yazzz95 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:17 am
shahzy970 wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:24 pm
I managed to get in touch Newham council today. Unfortunately, they cannot conduct any ceremonies ( group/private/virtual) until end of Jan although they advised if I want to change council, I could do by emailing email@example.com
Really frustrating tbh you wait all this time and still the waiting is neverending - the whole process is shambles tbh
Anyone in a similar situation? did anyone request to change council by any chance?
My council is also newham. Hopefully I will get my invitation letter in next couple of weeks (approved on 5th nov).
Guess I'll have another waiting period from council as they will have to clear backlog first after resuming ceremonies.
I am sure you'll your invitation letters in the coming days/weeks.
In terms of ceremony, unfortunately, Newham council is not conducting any sort of ceremonies which is bizarre tbh considering other councils are putting an effort to clear backlogs by arranging virtual or private ceremonies. I am really not sure why they are pilling up certificates without even loading them on the system.
You will not be able to book ceremony online as Newham council has received loads of certificate which hasn't been uploaded on the system yet, hence every time you'd try to book online it would say" Home Office Number Not Found".
I would advise you to chase up with the council and try to escalate to see if they can arrange private or virtual ceremony just like other councils and reach out to local councillor or mayor.
Let us know if you hear back anything.