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Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by juma007 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:43 am

Hello

I'm married to a British citizen and we are applying for my naturalization, we have few questions:

1/ whats the best method of applying, online or via the council?

2/ I started work in October 2018 - do I need to include my contract, October and November payslips? I also have a letter from employer stating I work there.

3/ I only started working on October 2018 how can I prove my 3 year residency? Will the documents submitted in successful ILR application be OK, things letters from GP, bank statements and utility bills?

4/ Do we need income details from my husband (British citizen)? things like letter from hes employer? payslips?

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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by CR001 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:46 am

1. The council service has been discontinued now. You apply online and use the new service, see links below.

general-uk-immigration-forum/new-uk-vis ... 67060.html

https://www.ukvcas.co.uk/home-internal

2. No.

3. You need to follow the basic documents the form asks for, ie passports and ILR brp card. It is not a rerun of the ILR process and documents when applying for citizenship.

4. No.
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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by CR001 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:48 am

You also need to make sure that you were physically present in the UK at the start of the 3 year qualifying period for citizenship. This is a mandatory requirement.
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Citizenship application referee question

Post by juma007 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:44 pm

Hello

Just wondering about the referee for my application, can a 'Commercial waste technical officer' working for my local council be my professional referee?

Does the second referee need to be a working professional too, or can anyone who's British be a second referee?

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Citizenship application checklist

Post by juma007 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:20 am

Hello

We are going completing a citizenship application and wanted to check if the documents we have are in order?

1/ Evidance of identity
Passport, BRP

2/ Evidance of knowledge of language and life in UK
Life in UK pass letter and B1 certificate from trinity college.

3/ Evidance of lawful residence
Passport is mentioned on the form, do I need more evidence like letters from hospital, GP etc?

4/ Evidance of freedom from immigration restriction
Indefinite live to remain letter and BRP

Application is made on basis of marriage to British citizen.

6/ Evidance of spouse British citizenship
Is he’s passport enough, we have he’s naturalisation certificate as well?

8/ NAtional insurance
I started work on October 2018, apart from my NI number do I need to provide payslips, contract or letter from employer?

7/ Professional referee
Can a ‘commercial waste technical officer’ working my local council qualify as a referee?

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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by CR001 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:07 am

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Re: Citizenship application referee question

Post by CR001 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:10 am

juma007 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:44 pm
Hello

Just wondering about the referee for my application, can a 'Commercial waste technical officer' working for my local council be my professional referee?

Does the second referee need to be a working professional too, or can anyone who's British be a second referee?

Thanks
Referee list in link below.

https://www.gov.im/media/624353/listofreferees.pdf

You need ONE referee who is over 25, British and of good character.

You need ANOTHER referee who is over 25, on the list of professional referees above, of good character and of ANY nationality.
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Re: Citizenship application checklist

Post by CR001 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:12 am

1/ Evidance of identity
Passport, BRP
Correct.
2/ Evidance of knowledge of language and life in UK
Life in UK pass letter and B1 certificate from trinity college.
Correct
3/ Evidance of lawful residence
Passport is mentioned on the form, do I need more evidence like letters from hospital, GP etc?
No.
4/ Evidance of freedom from immigration restriction
Indefinite live to remain letter and BRP
Just your BRP card.
Application is made on basis of marriage to British citizen.

6/ Evidance of spouse British citizenship
Is he’s passport enough, we have he’s naturalisation certificate as well?
Just passport.
8/ NAtional insurance
I started work on October 2018, apart from my NI number do I need to provide payslips, contract or letter from employer?
No.
7/ Professional referee
Can a ‘commercial waste technical officer’ working my local council qualify as a referee?
See my post above this one.
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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by juma007 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:27 pm

Thanks CR001

Do you think our documents are OK or are we missing something?

Thanks

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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by juma007 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:11 pm

Reference check:

Professional: Member of ACCA, chartered accountant.

Position: Legal and finance officer at xxxxxxx

Second referee:
Position: commercial technical waste officer at my local council.

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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by juma007 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:10 pm

Hi

Any advice on the referees would be great, thank you!

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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by alterhase58 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:55 pm

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Any advice on the referees would be great, thank you!
ACCA is good for professional referee - it's the professional institute.

The other is fine if the requirements are met.
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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by juma007 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:47 am

Thanks, can another set of eyes please confirm?

Question: after online application do we get an appointment at the new local NCS or can we go take a paper application to them direct?

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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by CR001 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:51 am

juma007 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:47 am
Thanks, can another set of eyes please confirm?

Question: after online application do we get an appointment at the new local NCS or can we go take a paper application to them direct?
You can't use the online form if you apply and can get an appointment at NCS at a council still offering the service. For NCS you must use the paper form.

For online form you book an appointment at one of the new service centres.
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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by juma007 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:43 am

Few questions from the online form:

Can the professional referee be a Friend?

Can the non-professional referee be a Friend of my husband?

Under Immigration details section:
Have you made any previous UK immigration applications in the UK or abroad?

Do I need to provide the history of application from first marriage visa to my ILR?
If yes, I can't remember the dates of the some applications, and the finger print dates, is that OK?

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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by CR001 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:04 am

1. Yes, provided they are over 25, of good character and have known you for 3 years and in the list of professional referees accepted by HO.

2. Yes, same as above in #1 but must be British.

3. Yes.
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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by juma007 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:06 am

re Tax office reference number

I started work on October 2018, I looked for the number on my payslip but its not there, I don't have a P60 yet. I tried calling HMRC but they can't provide it over the phone, is this something my employer would have?

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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by CR001 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:47 am

Ask HR, they should be able to give it to you.
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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by juma007 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:28 pm

Hello

After completing my application these documents are requested, please advise if I'm correct and these are what I take to the service centre when getting my biometric done.


The passport
My Passport

Life in the UK Test pass notification
My Life in UK pass letter

Proof of living in the UK
My passport+old passport - Do I need anything else?

Your marriage or civil partnership certificate
Marriage Certificate

Proof of freedom from immigration time restrictions
My BRP, ILR approval letter

Two referee declarations for Mrs Full name of member removed by moderator (please do not post your full personal details on a public internet forum).
My two referee signing the declarations

Evidence of identity
My passport

One proof of British citizenship for husband
Husbands passport

Current Biometric Residence Permit
ILR BRP

Is this all what we take to the service centres, also any have experience if they will take photocopies and return the originals on the same day?

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Re: Married to a British citizen application questions

Post by CR001 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:35 pm

Proof of living in the UK
My passport+old passport - Do I need anything else?
Correct, nothing else needed.
Proof of freedom from immigration time restrictions
My BRP, ILR approval letter
Only your BRP card is required.
Is this all what we take to the service centres, also any have experience if they will take photocopies and return the originals on the same day?
You will get your originals back. They will scan your documents.
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