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Thank you very much!

Post by doc_S » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:03 pm

Than you very much to this forum, moderators and all who visit and give advice on this forum. Finally, the citizenship journey has ended today when received envelops from IPS containing that "red" passports. This forum is a tremendous help to the immigrant community and it's value can only be appreciated by us. Thank you again for making this forum and keeping it live.

I would still surf regularly here and would try to help others if I could. We owe this to the forum and should share our experience to help others.

Just to summarise my journey, the two timelines posts from citizenship application and passport application are pasted below. :D

Citizenship Application:

Eligibility criteria: HSMP/Tier1 (5yr) + ILR (1yr)
Method of application: NCS Dudley
Date of application with NCS: 15th August 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA:16th August 2012
Date of debit of fees: 21st August 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 25th August 2012 (Dated 21st Aug)
Date of receipt of approval: 25/10/12. Letter dated 19/10/12
Date of Ceremony: 27/11/12.

Passport Application:

Passport for: 2 Adults, 2 Children
Application Type: First British
Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 17 December 2012
Date application received by IPS: 18 December 2012
Date of return of documents: 24 December 2012
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21 December 2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 22 December 2012
Date of Passport Receipt: 27 December 2012

Can't believe it, taken interview within 5 days of sending application and received British passports within 10 days of posting application. (including Xmas and boxing day )

Thank you again.

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Post by CR001 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:58 pm

I wish there was a like button for your post :-)

Congratulations doc_s and like you, my journey has recently ended too. The information on this forum has been invaluable indeed.

All the best for the future.

Kind regards

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Post by vinitmanu » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:19 pm

Congratulations and Good Luck for your future doc_s!

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Post by jaffar » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:04 pm

Hi Doc_s,CR001

I agreed with you guys,this forum is the best forum for people who are in the journey starting from Work visa issues till we get passport.

We should be thankful to all senior members who have been doing everything they can and helped everyone.Now it is time for senior members like sushdmehta,Jambo,John,Vinny and many more sorry if i miss names of other members to take some rest and make their job easy by we coming forward to help others like us when they need advice and help.

My Immigration journey is almost to the end as I have applied for first passport from UK Embassy Doha as I may need to stay in doha for next 3 to 6 months.


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Post by doc_S » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:33 pm

Thank you CR001, Vinitmanu & Jaffar. Congratulations to you guys as well for success in your immigration journey.

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Post by jaffar » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:50 pm

Hi Doc_s

Thanks and I agree to you we owe so much to this forum.

we should help others if we can in this forum.


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Post by ftse100 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:32 pm

Congratulations, doc_S!!

This forum has provided great help to people and I also would like to thank all its Senior Members and Members for their every effort to guide people.

I am about to finish my Immigration Journey and just few weeks away before I get my Passport.

Best of Luck to all who are in the start, middle or end of their Immigration process.