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When is safe to travel overseas during application

Post by adatitan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:43 am

Hi All,

I will be eligible to apply for British citizenship on 26 March 2020.
I am planning to book a 7-days holiday overseas so I have to have my passport with me.
At the same time I do not want to postpone my application so I will apply for on 26th March 2020.
Then I will have a biometric appointment few days later (up to 1 month based on free slots and locations)

Then it will take about two months to get approval and within these two months I can freely travel with my passport. Is it correct?

Question 2: The earliest time which I can submit my application is 26th March 2020, isn't it? (My ILR issued 26th March 2019)


Eligibility: 5 Year tier 2 + 1 year ILR
Nationality: Non EU/EEA

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Re: When is safe to travel overseas during application

Post by CR001 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:58 am

Free to travel after applying and biometrics.

Yes, 1 full year on ilr before you can apply if you are not married to a British citizen.
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Re: When is safe to travel overseas during application

Post by adatitan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:01 am

Thank you for your reply.

Can I travel after submiting application and before biometrics appointment?

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Re: When is safe to travel overseas during application

Post by CR001 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:06 am

Yes
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Re: When is safe to travel overseas during application

Post by obormot » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:21 am

After you submit application and do biometrics, there normally will be no further communication from HO, until the day you get an envelope in the post - with hopefully a positive decision. Once this letter arrives you will need to call your local council within 2-3 weeks to arrange a citizenship ceremony (which can be postponed for 1-2 months). So you can travel extensively, provided someone monitors your post.
There is also s small probability though, that while considering your application HO might send you a letter requesting original documents (including your passport). If you plan to only be away for a week, that should not be an issue, since it seems they give 2-3 weeks window for sending documents.

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earliest time to apply for citizenship?

Post by adatitan » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:37 pm

My husband and I received our ILR on 26th March 2019 (5 years stay Tier2 ).
We will be eligible for citizenship on 26th March 2020.
Does it mean that we need to wait till 26th March to fill online form through below link or we can fill online form now and book appointment for 26th March or after?

https://visas-immigration.service.gov.u ... onality-an

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Re: earliest time to apply for citizenship?

Post by CR001 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:41 pm

You need 12 full months on ilr. The date of application is the date you submit and pay online. The date of your biometric appointment is irrelevant.

There is no apply within 28 days early concession for citizenship.
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Re: earliest time to apply for citizenship?

Post by adatitan » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:50 pm

Thanks CR001

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Safe travel period

Post by adatitan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:08 pm

I have an appointment for naturalisation in early July. (5 years tier 2 visa+ 1 year ILR)

Question 1: Can I travel overseas after attending the biometrics appointment? When I have to be back in the UK? after receiving the approval letter because I have to return my BRP card in 5 days? So whenever I receive approval, I have to be back in the UK within 5 days?

Question 2: If I postpone my travel until I attend biometrics and receive approval letter, then I have to send back my BRP card. So I won't be able to travel overseas because I won't be able to get back to the UK, is that right? So I need to wait for ceremony which may takes several months.

My dad is sick and I have to visit him, would you please tell me when is the best time?
Will I be stuck in the UK after receiving approval letter till I get my British passport?probably several months

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Re: Safe travel period

Post by CULLINAN » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:48 pm

adatitan wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:08 pm
I have an appointment for naturalisation in early July. (5 years tier 2 visa+ 1 year ILR)

Question 1: Can I travel overseas after attending the biometrics appointment? When I have to be back in the UK? after receiving the approval letter because I have to return my BRP card in 5 days? So whenever I receive approval, I have to be back in the UK within 5 days?

Question 2: If I postpone my travel until I attend biometrics and receive approval letter, then I have to send back my BRP card. So I won't be able to travel overseas because I won't be able to get back to the UK, is that right? So I need to wait for ceremony which may takes several months.

My dad is sick and I have to visit him, would you please tell me when is the best time?
Will I be stuck in the UK after receiving approval letter till I get my British passport?probably several months
You are free to travel.

Note you only become British once you attend the British Ceremony which you will book after the approval letter.

In normal circumstances it has to be booked within 21 days of the approval date and you must attend within 90 days after approval date but due to the current situation it may take longer anyways (you will not be penalised for that).

You are free to travel but make sure someone is there to receive your post/approval letter etc so you can book the next step that is the ceremony. Sometimes HO may ask for additional documents also so best to keep an eye on the post/email.

Until you attend the ceremony, you will NOT be british and continue travelling on your ILR. ILR BRP has to be returned within 5 days after the ceremony.
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Re: Safe travel period

Post by adatitan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:25 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:48 pm
adatitan wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:08 pm
I have an appointment for naturalisation in early July. (5 years tier 2 visa+ 1 year ILR)

Question 1: Can I travel overseas after attending the biometrics appointment? When I have to be back in the UK? after receiving the approval letter because I have to return my BRP card in 5 days? So whenever I receive approval, I have to be back in the UK within 5 days?

Question 2: If I postpone my travel until I attend biometrics and receive approval letter, then I have to send back my BRP card. So I won't be able to travel overseas because I won't be able to get back to the UK, is that right? So I need to wait for ceremony which may takes several months.

My dad is sick and I have to visit him, would you please tell me when is the best time?
Will I be stuck in the UK after receiving approval letter till I get my British passport?probably several months
You are free to travel.

Note you only become British once you attend the British Ceremony which you will book after the approval letter.

In normal circumstances it has to be booked within 21 days of the approval date and you must attend within 90 days after approval date but due to the current situation it may take longer anyways (you will not be penalised for that).

You are free to travel but make sure someone is there to receive your post/approval letter etc so you can book the next step that is the ceremony. Sometimes HO may ask for additional documents also so best to keep an eye on the post/email.

Until you attend the ceremony, you will NOT be british and continue travelling on your ILR. ILR BRP has to be returned within 5 days after the ceremony.
Thank you for your answer

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Naturalisation Documents

Post by adatitan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:38 am

Hi all,

My husband and I have a biometrics appointment soon for naturalisation and we have to upload required documents. Below is my list of documents. Would you please let me know if there is anything missing? My husband is main applicant.
( 5 Years Tier 2 stay + 1 year ILR)
(During this time we have two girls, born on 2017 and 2018, both are British citizens now)

What we uploaded:
  • Current Passport ( Both -Husband and me)
    ILR card (Both)
    Marriage Certificate
    University Degree (husband-PhD from Canada 2014, me MSc UK 2016)
    Life in the UK (Both)
    Referee Letters (Both- they signed and dated more than 3 months ago, is it OK?)
    Tenancy Agreement (its from 2019)
    Payslips (Both, April only)
    Bills (Council tax, water, latest one only)
    Proof of employment (Husband, last job which started one year ago)
Questions: Do we need to upload:
  • P60 for last three years for both of us?
    Our children birth certificates as life events?
    All pages of passport as travel history?
    Previous passport?
    Mortgage statement?(We lived in our own house 2017-2018 and in a rented property from 2019)
    Proof of employment from my work?
    A pdf file listing all our travels within last three years in a table?
    Bank statements for both?
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Re: Naturalisation Documents

Post by CR001 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:48 am

adatitan wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:38 am
Hi all,

My husband and I have a biometrics appointment soon for naturalisation and we have to upload required documents. Below is my list of documents. Would you please let me know if there is anything missing? My husband is main applicant.
( 5 Years Tier 2 stay + 1 year ILR)
(During this time we have two girls, born on 2017 and 2018, both are British citizens now)

What we uploaded:
  • Current Passport ( Both -Husband and me)
    ILR card (Both)
    Marriage Certificate
    University Degree (husband-PhD from Canada 2014, me MSc UK 2016)
    Life in the UK (Both)
    Referee Letters (Both- they signed and dated more than 3 months ago, is it OK?)
    Tenancy Agreement (its from 2019) NOT required
    Payslips (Both, April only) NOT required
    Bills (Council tax, water, latest one only) NOT required
    Proof of employment (Husband, last job which started one year ago) NOT required


Questions: Do we need to upload:
  • P60 for last three years for both of us? NOT required
    Our children birth certificates as life events? NOT required
    All pages of passport as travel history? YES
    Previous passport? YES
    Mortgage statement?(We lived in our own house 2017-2018 and in a rented property from 2019) NOT required
    Proof of employment from my work? NOT required
    A pdf file listing all our travels within last three years in a table? It is mandatory to complete the absence page in the application form for the last 5 years NOT 3 years.
    Bank statements for both? NOT required
Many Thanks
Unclear why you want to submit such a large amount of completely unnecessary documents. You are not making an immigration application.
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Naturalisation Document- old passport and

Post by adatitan » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:10 pm

I have an appointment for naturalisation very soon. I am uploading my documents and I have two questions:
(5 Years stay visa Tier 2 + 1 year ILR)
  • Do I need to upload my previous passport (from my home country)?
    Do I need to upload all pages of my passport (both new or old)?
I have read in the forum that people will answer yes to both my questions but my husband does not accept and he needs me to prove it! :roll: He believes we provided our travel history during ILR application last year and there is no need to do it again. Is it really necessary to upload them?

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Re: Naturalisation Document- old passport and

Post by alterhase58 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:20 pm

You posted the same question four times - you receive answers as & when forum members wish to reply ....

You upload your current passport - biometric and stamped pages only. ILR is a separate application and you need to provide the information that is required by the AN application (this is not an immigration application!).
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Re: Naturalisation Document- old passport and

Post by adatitan » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:24 pm

alterhase58 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:20 pm
You posted the same question four times - you receive answers as & when forum members wish to reply ....

You upload your current passport - biometric and stamped pages only.
I tried to post my question and there was an error on the page, so I tried four times and then I realised my question is posted four times despite the error. I am not sure how to delete my questions.

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Re: Naturalisation Document- old passport and

Post by alterhase58 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:25 pm

ILR is a separate application and you need to provide the information that is required by the AN application (this is not an immigration application!).
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Re: Naturalisation Document- old passport and

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:39 pm

Passport(s) covering your qualifying period i.e. 5 years or 3 years (if married to a BC). I would advise to upload full passport(s) as there have been cases where Home Office asks for full passport(s) later on.
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Re: Naturalisation Document- old passport and

Post by CR001 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:43 am

Topics merged!!!
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