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blacksta
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Post by blacksta » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:06 am

What happens if one does not have a successful first passport interview. I can only assume this the case if my case has been referred for further examination checks (whatever that means) or did i choose to attend a dogdy passport interview centre ( i dont trust all these people). In all the questions asked i know i got about three wrong cause i couldnt remember the answers. .

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Post by chipmunk1 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:51 am

I applied on the 14/02 and nothing yet.

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Post by blacksta » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:31 pm

chipmunk1 wrote:I applied on the 14/02 and nothing yet.
going by the Naturalisation timeline - you should expect to hear from them in about 2 to 3 months - have you received an acknowledgement yet.

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Post by cricinfo » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:18 pm

blacksta wrote:What happens if one does not have a successful first passport interview. I can only assume this the case if my case has been referred for further examination checks (whatever that means) or did i choose to attend a dogdy passport interview centre ( i dont trust all these people). In all the questions asked i know i got about three wrong cause i couldnt remember the answers. .
When was your interview ? Did you get an update from IPS ? Normally if your interview is OK then your passport gets printed on the same day or the next day

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Post by blacksta » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:30 pm

cricinfo wrote:
blacksta wrote:What happens if one does not have a successful first passport interview. I can only assume this the case if my case has been referred for further examination checks (whatever that means) or did i choose to attend a dogdy passport interview centre ( i dont trust all these people). In all the questions asked i know i got about three wrong cause i couldnt remember the answers. .
When was your interview ? Did you get an update from IPS ? Normally if your interview is OK then your passport gets printed on the same day or the next day
Interview was on 25/04 - I did contact them- they said it required further examination which i guess it means interview wasnt ok

Getting fed up off the whole thing.

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Post by chipmunk1 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:52 pm

[quote="blacksta
going by the Naturalisation timeline - you should expect to hear from them in about 2 to 3 months - have you received an acknowledgement yet.[/quote]
Yes, I have received an acknowledgement letter. Since then nothing. Yesterday a man from UKBA told me that they sent me a letter on the 23/04.

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Post by blacksta » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:00 pm

chipmunk1 wrote:[quote="blacksta
going by the Naturalisation timeline - you should expect to hear from them in about 2 to 3 months - have you received an acknowledgement yet.
Yes, I have received an acknowledgement letter. Since then nothing. Yesterday a man from UKBA told me that they sent me a letter on the 23/04.[/quote]

Patience Patience Patience, Hopefully it is your approval letter. if your letter does not arrive by Next week , i would re contact the UKBA or any another alternative is too contact your local council to find out if they have received instructions to conduct a citizenship ceremony.

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Post by blacksta » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:01 pm

chipmunk1 wrote:[quote="blacksta
going by the Naturalisation timeline - you should expect to hear from them in about 2 to 3 months - have you received an acknowledgement yet.
Yes, I have received an acknowledgement letter. Since then nothing. Yesterday a man from UKBA told me that they sent me a letter on the 23/04.[/quote]

Patience Patience Patience, Hopefully it is your approval letter. if your letter does not arrive by Next week , i would re contact the UKBA or any another alternative is too contact your local council to find out if they have received instructions to conduct a citizenship ceremony.

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Post by cricinfo » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:05 pm

blacksta wrote:
cricinfo wrote:
blacksta wrote:What happens if one does not have a successful first passport interview. I can only assume this the case if my case has been referred for further examination checks (whatever that means) or did i choose to attend a dogdy passport interview centre ( i dont trust all these people). In all the questions asked i know i got about three wrong cause i couldnt remember the answers. .
When was your interview ? Did you get an update from IPS ? Normally if your interview is OK then your passport gets printed on the same day or the next day
Interview was on 25/04 - I did contact them- they said it required further examination which i guess it means interview wasnt ok

Getting fed up off the whole thing.
Sorry to hear that. Looks like they need to do some further checks on your application which could take some time. You have to wait patiently as you will get your passport in the end.

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Post by blacksta » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:11 pm

cricinfo wrote:
blacksta wrote:
cricinfo wrote:
blacksta wrote:What happens if one does not have a successful first passport interview. I can only assume this the case if my case has been referred for further examination checks (whatever that means) or did i choose to attend a dogdy passport interview centre ( i dont trust all these people). In all the questions asked i know i got about three wrong cause i couldnt remember the answers. .
When was your interview ? Did you get an update from IPS ? Normally if your interview is OK then your passport gets printed on the same day or the next day
Interview was on 25/04 - I did contact them- they said it required further examination which i guess it means interview wasnt ok

Getting fed up off the whole thing.
Sorry to hear that. Looks like they need to do some further checks on your application which could take some time. You have to wait patiently as you will get your passport in the end.
Thanks

considering the large fees one paid - it is just so hard to get information out of them. It is baffling what a further checks could they be doing that was not done before an interview letter was sent out.

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Post by cricinfo » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:21 pm

blacksta wrote:
cricinfo wrote:
blacksta wrote:
cricinfo wrote:
When was your interview ? Did you get an update from IPS ? Normally if your interview is OK then your passport gets printed on the same day or the next day
Interview was on 25/04 - I did contact them- they said it required further examination which i guess it means interview wasnt ok

Getting fed up off the whole thing.
Sorry to hear that. Looks like they need to do some further checks on your application which could take some time. You have to wait patiently as you will get your passport in the end.
Thanks

considering the large fees one paid - it is just so hard to get information out of them. It is baffling what a further checks could they be doing that was not done before an interview letter was sent out.
Only 8 fraudulent applicants have been caught by this system since 2007 which has costed millions of pounds. Read this report :

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... sters.html

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Post by blacksta » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:39 pm

LoL

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Post by grantring » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:46 pm

blacksta wrote:
cricinfo wrote:
blacksta wrote:
cricinfo wrote:
When was your interview ? Did you get an update from IPS ? Normally if your interview is OK then your passport gets printed on the same day or the next day
Interview was on 25/04 - I did contact them- they said it required further examination which i guess it means interview wasnt ok


Passport fees are not large

Getting fed up off the whole thing.
Sorry to hear that. Looks like they need to do some further checks on your application which could take some time. You have to wait patiently as you will get your passport in the end.
Thanks

considering the large fees one paid - it is just so hard to get information out of them. It is baffling what a further checks could they be doing that was not done before an interview letter was sent out.
Passport fees are not large

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Post by blacksta » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:47 pm

grantring wrote:
blacksta wrote:
cricinfo wrote:
blacksta wrote:
Interview was on 25/04 - I did contact them- they said it required further examination which i guess it means interview wasnt ok


Passport fees are not large

Getting fed up off the whole thing.
Sorry to hear that. Looks like they need to do some further checks on your application which could take some time. You have to wait patiently as you will get your passport in the end.
Thanks

considering the large fees one paid - it is just so hard to get information out of them. It is baffling what a further checks could they be doing that was not done before an interview letter was sent out.
Passport fees are not large
Lol

dont forget the intial £836

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Post by grantring » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:57 pm

Nothing to do with the passport fee thats you wanting to be a BC

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Post by juliajules1979 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:46 pm

Hiya Chipmunk, sounds like good news. When did you apply, cos I've got a feeling you applied around the time I did.

So hopefully a letter will be winging its way to me soon!

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Post by wezhira » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:56 pm

Below is my timeline to BC

Criteria :: 6 years Indefinite Leave to Enter
Type :: NCS Crawley
Date of submission :: 18/05/2011 through NCS Crawley
Date application received by UKBA :: 19/05/2011
Date of debit of credit card :: 26/05/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement :: 30/05/2011 dated 26/05/2011
Date of receipt of approval :: 27/04/2012 dated 20/04/2012
Date of ceremony :: TBC

Update(s)

06/07/2011 - Security Checks before allocation to Case Worker
19/07/2011 - Application Ongoing - no decision has been made.
27/07/2011 - Application Under Consideration
08/08/2011 - With caseworker team - Final Stage of making decision

After exactly 11months, I finally got the brown envlope.

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Post by manoj123 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:26 pm

wezhira wrote:
After exactly 11months, I finally got the brown envlope.
Wooow!!.. long time indeed. Congrats.

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Post by elliass » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:39 pm

manoj123 wrote:
wezhira wrote:
After exactly 11months, I finally got the brown envlope.
Wooow!!.. long time indeed. Congrats.

Hi all,

I applied on (18 Jan 2012) via NCS based on married to BC and I received my acknowledgment.

At the end of the first month immigration advisor told me that still I didn't have a file in the system. Then I decided to travel for 5 weeks in the begining of the second month after submission to visit my family and I informed UKBA and I sent a letter to them as required (was delivered).

After I came back to UK, I called UKBA to check about my application as I was abroad the lady told me that my application is under consideration. Later (3 weeks) I called UKBA again and a gentleman told that my application is in the process. but he did not give me my status in details as I am still under 6 months, only that mine is in the process. but he does not have an idea when my application could be approved. but I asked him how many weeks more does my application need, he said that it is difficult to know; but it might take 1 month or 2 months no longer but I am not sure about it (Elliass). If what I heard. :?

Now, I might travel for training (proffessional training) for two months abroad.

My question is can my trips (abroad) delay the process of my application?

Unfortunately, I did not ask UKBA about this as they may not answer me. Therefore, can any one please who has good knowledge about Naturalisation to answer me.

Your help will be appreciated! :?

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Passport application

Post by juliajules1979 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:32 am

Hiya

I just wondered when applying for a Britis Passport, is it necessary that the counter signatory needs to provide a written refrence on headed paper?

I have heard a few people mention this and I'm confused.

Many thanks

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