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** online application for Application for naturalisation **

A section for posts relating to applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen. Naturalisation

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Re: ** online application for Application for naturalisation **

Post by difficult_guy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:18 pm

CR001 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:50 pm
what is normal time scale to receive a letter? will council give me a set date? I work full time, I have to see what days are suitable for me.
Usually within a couple of weeks. If the date is set and it doesn't suit you, you can change it or pay for a private ceremony.
How long it takes to get everything sorted out? (time scale... I need to apply for BP)
Depends when your ceremony is and if a set date or not.
what sort of ceremony they offer?
Your fee you paid includes a group ceremony and availability for space depends on your council. If you opt for a private ceremony, you have to pay for it, usually in the region of between £150 and £200.
Is it council, that will issue me certificate of naturilisation?
HO issues the certificate. The council only presents it to you when you have taken the oath and the council writes the date on it.
Do I have to take any documents with me?
Your passport and approval letter.
is it public ceremony? as I dont want anyone to take my pictures etc
You can choose not to have your picture taken, however it is nice to keep as it is taken with the ceremony official and a portrait of the Queen and taken while the certificate is presented to you.
How much council charge for this all stuff?
There is no charge unless you opt for a private ceremony. There might be a charge if you want the photo print.
They sent me back my ILR card.

Should I keep this card with me or I have to send this card back after ceremony etc? there is nothing mentioned about keeping my ILR card or should I send it back to Home office.
You need to send the card back within 5 days after your ceremony. You are only British once you attend the ceremony, until then you are only an ILR holder.
wow... very helpful answers.

Do you know what address I have to send my ILR card?

Will I lose my current nationality after Affirmation/Oath?


If I am going to a dual national, how I will be able to use my current passport without ILR card?

Or I just have to apply and use British Passport all the times and my current passport will be merely a symbol of dual nationality?

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Re: ** online application for Application for naturalisation **

Post by CR001 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:07 am

Do you know what address I have to send my ILR card
You will get details of where to send it at your ceremony.
Will I lose my current nationality after Affirmation/Oath?
Can't say. What is your current nationality??
If I am going to a dual national, how I will be able to use my current passport without ILR card?
You would use a British passport to enter the UK.
Or I just have to apply and use British Passport all the times and my current passport will be merely a symbol of dual nationality?
Again, it depends what your current nationality is but yes, you apply for a British passport.
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Re: ** online application for Application for naturalisation **

Post by difficult_guy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:32 pm

CR001 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:07 am
Do you know what address I have to send my ILR card
You will get details of where to send it at your ceremony.
Will I lose my current nationality after Affirmation/Oath?
Can't say. What is your current nationality??
If I am going to a dual national, how I will be able to use my current passport without ILR card?
You would use a British passport to enter the UK.
Or I just have to apply and use British Passport all the times and my current passport will be merely a symbol of dual nationality?
Again, it depends what your current nationality is but yes, you apply for a British passport.
Thank you very much for you very kind replies. I have not told to my family yet as I am waiting for oath ceremony to be done. Now my Questions are,

1) If I want to do affirmation (on Queen) instead of verbal oath (on GOD), can I chose this option without booking private ceremony?

2) I understand that even British Nationality is still not very permanent that's why I wanted to know the status of my current nationality. Which is Pakistani. Since my ILR card will be taken away, which will probably turn my current passport merely a symbol of identity (ID Document in Pak only), as I may have to apply and use British Passport as my travel documents.

3) Since I have got high level of CTC vetting done (due to nature of my job), do I have to inform them about change of my nationality?

4) what about other financial institutes and council people ete ( I dont think if I have to inform them, do i), as its not change of name.

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Re: ** online application for Application for naturalisation **

Post by alterhase58 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:57 pm

1) If I want to do affirmation (on Queen) instead of verbal oath (on GOD), can I chose this option without booking private ceremony? You can choose either for the group ceremony, no need for a private ceremony, unless you are in a hurry.

2) I understand that even British Nationality is still not very permanent that's why I wanted to know the status of my current nationality. Which is Pakistani. Since my ILR card will be taken away, which will probably turn my current passport merely a symbol of identity (ID Document in Pak only), as I may have to apply and use British Passport as my travel documents. Not sure what the question is - once you got your certificate you are British.

3) Since I have got high level of CTC vetting done (due to nature of my job), do I have to inform them about change of my nationality?
Not sure what CTC is but certainly tell your employer, to ensure their records are up to date.
4) what about other financial institutes and council people ete ( I dont think if I have to inform them, do i), as its not change of
Useful toi advise your bank as you no longer count as a foreigner, Electoral Roll should be updated, contact council.
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Re: ** online application for Application for naturalisation **

Post by difficult_guy » Fri May 24, 2019 6:12 pm

Hi,

I just applied for my First passport online. It was a straight forward process, I uploaded picture, I used my friend as a reference. He took almost two days to find his passport to fill my online reference. I have finally posted required documents.

My question,

is there going to be any Interview call from Passport office? What is standard procedure for first applicants with Certificate of Nationalizations?

i know that standard time for passport could be around 6 weeks

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Re: ** online application for Application for naturalisation **

Post by hermanthegerman » Sat May 25, 2019 11:23 am

have a look at the timeline thread. Unless there are any issues or queries you are very likely to have your British Passport within 2 weeks without an interview.

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Re: ** online application for Application for naturalisation **

Post by difficult_guy » Sun May 26, 2019 10:03 am

hermanthegerman wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:23 am
have a look at the timeline thread. Unless there are any issues or queries you are very likely to have your British Passport within 2 weeks without an interview.
Thanks for your reply. I have checked on British Passport timeline. It does seems to be pretty straight forward. I posted my documents on 24th of May and due to long bank holidays, there might be a delay.

I just lost my job and I hope this passport will help me to find a job .....

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Re: ** online application for Application for naturalisation **

Post by alterhase58 » Sun May 26, 2019 2:33 pm

difficult_guy wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:03 am
hermanthegerman wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:23 am
have a look at the timeline thread. Unless there are any issues or queries you are very likely to have your British Passport within 2 weeks without an interview.
Thanks for your reply. I have checked on British Passport timeline. It does seems to be pretty straight forward. I posted my documents on 24th of May and due to long bank holidays, there might be a delay.

I just lost my job and I hope this passport will help me to find a job .....
Note as a British citizen you can show your nat. certificate,no need to wait for passport.
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Re: ** online application for Application for naturalisation **

Post by difficult_guy » Mon May 27, 2019 6:33 pm

alterhase58 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 2:33 pm
difficult_guy wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:03 am
hermanthegerman wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:23 am
have a look at the timeline thread. Unless there are any issues or queries you are very likely to have your British Passport within 2 weeks without an interview.
Thanks for your reply. I have checked on British Passport timeline. It does seems to be pretty straight forward. I posted my documents on 24th of May and due to long bank holidays, there might be a delay.

I just lost my job and I hope this passport will help me to find a job .....
Note as a British citizen you can show your nat. certificate,no need to wait for passport.
I already have applied for British passport now. Its good to know that passport office does not call for interview now.

Since I am applying for charity jobs, I might need british passport for travelling etc.

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Re: ** online application for Application for naturalisation **

Post by Nerazzuri » Mon May 27, 2019 7:43 pm

Congrats on your naturalisation. HMPO can still invite you for a passport interview, however, most people who apply for a first passport within 1 year of naturalisation don't get invited for an interview.

Also, it's worth mentioning that in the future, you should not mention online that you hold a security clearance.

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