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Naturalisation after EEA4

Use this section for queries concerning applications on any of the EEA series of forms, and also for applications for EEA Family Permits.

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Tanukiji
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Post by Tanukiji » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:39 pm

Hi adel2009

I got an acknowledgement letter to say they have received my application form + payment on 20 Feb (8 days after NCS appointment) and the letter was dated 17 Feb. The money did not leave my account until Thurs 25 Feb though.

Have you submitted your application?

I am quietly confident everything will go smoothly.

The other post I was referring to was:

http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... highlight=

:D

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Post by BLK235 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:19 am

Tanukiji,
Can you tell us which NCS you used?

Tanukiji
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Post by Tanukiji » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:57 am

Hi BLK235

It was Leeds NCS

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Post by leoleo » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:06 pm

Hi Tanukiji,

First of all thank you for sharing.

I'm in a similar situation and will be applying for Naturalisation next year.
My question might sounds odd, but I just want to make sure that my AN application will be submitted properly.

If you could remember what was the date you put in section 1.3
(1.3 Please say when you were given indefinite leave to enter/remain in the UK).
Was it October 2009 (when you qualified automatically) or the date from the PR sticker in your passport (June 09).
Your reply will be highly appreciated. Thank you

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Post by Tanukiji » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:14 pm

Hi leoleo

I used my marriage date + 5 years. NCS lady said it was fine.

Hope this helps. Good luck to everyone.

:D

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Post by leoleo » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:51 am

Thank you , Tanukiji :)

All the best with your Application :)

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Post by adel2009 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:30 pm

Hi adel2009

I got an acknowledgement letter to say they have received my application form + payment on 20 Feb (8 days after NCS appointment) and the letter was dated 17 Feb. The money did not leave my account until Thurs 25 Feb though.

Have you submitted your application?

I am quietly confident everything will go smoothly.

The other post I was referring to was:

http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... highlight=



I have not submitted it yet but will once the living in the UK test passed soon.
Will keep you updated as well.

All the best to every one.

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Post by Tanukiji » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:33 am

Good news! I got my approval letter this morning!!!

3 weeks + 1 day afer the NCS meeting. The letter was actually dated 25 February and application forms and supporting documents were received by HO on 15 Feb so all in all 10 days it took to process.

I am so relieved to have arrived at the end of my journey now.

So this confirms that you can apply 6 years after your wedding date. Good luck to everyone.

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Post by adel2009 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:22 pm

Congratulations mate.

All the best

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congrats Tanukiji

Post by grags » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:29 pm

Congrats Tanukiji, you have motivated me now cos i was scared of loosing money in this hard times.... i will follow your steps and apply. :D

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Post by BLK235 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:59 pm

Hi Tanukiji

My congratulations!

Can you share some info with us:

1. Did you submit your PR card (assuming it was issued as a standalone document)?
2. Did you have to submit proof of your wife excercising treaty rights for 6 years?
3. Did they ask you to submit proof of cohabitation for 6 years?
4. Did you have to submit your spouse passport or national ID?
5. Did you submit any other documents apart from your passport and Life in the UK certificate?

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Post by Tanukiji » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:17 pm

Hi guys

Thanks a lot.

To BLK 235

1. No, mine was a sticker in my passport
2. No, I had everything with me but they said they did not need it, BTW I'm female... :cry:
3. ditto to number 2
4. Yes. I had my husband's passport and PR card (which is a sepearte card, dark blue in colour)
5. Life in UK Test certificate + Marriage certificate + my previous passport to cover the whole 6 year period + my second passport (as I'm a dual national by birth - now I'm a tri-national!)

PS they said they only asked for my husband's ID + marriage certificate because I want to use my married name on my British passport. I am still using my maiden name on both my existing passports (I've just been too lazy to sort it out).

They told me that the list of documents for EEA nationals on the AN guide applies to EEA nationals and their family members who have not gone through the EEA4 PR application.

As I have applied and been granted PR, my application was on the basis of 5 year lawful residency, evidence of which is the stamps on my passports.

I took all the docs I could get my hand on with me to the NCS appointment and they did not need most of it, but it I had to go through it again I would still take everything with me just in case.

I hope this helps.

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Post by minnie77 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:56 am

Hi Tanukiji,

Can you let me know what date you put on Form AN 1.3?
(1.3 Please say when you were given indefinite leave to enter/remain in the UK (not necessary if you are a Commonwealth Citzen with right of abode in the United Kingdom). If you are an EEA national, a Swiss national or a family emmeber of EEA or Swiss national you should read page 5 in the guide.)

Did you put the date from your PR stamp or the day you reached 5 year after you first arrive in UK?

Many thanks in advance.

Mandy

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Post by Tanukiji » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:14 pm

Hi Minnie77 (Mandy)

I used my date of marriage + 5 years. My husband and I had been in the UK for some time before we got married.

Not sure about if you got married before you moved to the UK. I'm guessing the date you get here + 5 years would be the one to use if the EEA spouse started exercising their treaty rights straight away. But again, I am not 100% sure. Can someone else confirm?

:)

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necessary documents for naturalisation

Post by nagshead » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:47 pm

Many thanks Tanukiji for all the information you have provided, I am in a similar situation and based on your posts I will be applying for naturalisation.

I am a non eea citisen and my wife is from Denmark, Today I phoned the Nationality check office to ask about necessary documents and they said they needed all the documents about my wife as well! even though I already have a Permanent residence. Is this right, because we have already provided all those documents and got permanent residence, and I dont see why we should provide the same documents about her? She is not appying for naturalisation anyway.

But funnly enough I have phoned another Nationality check office and they said they only need my documents, p60, employment letter etc.. So I am confused.

So based on your experience you did not have to submit anything about your husband? Is that right? Just his passport and marriage certificate and some documents about yourself. I know some of these questions are unswered but I wanted to make sure as I am getting different messages from people.

many thanks

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Post by Tanukiji » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:27 pm

Hi nagshead

Yes, all they took were our passports + marriage certificate and the Life in the UK certificate. When I booked the appointment I didn't ask them what I needed to bring because I was preparing to take everything with me anyway. I still had all the supporting documents for our EEA3 & 4 applications in one envelope and I also took along up to date utility bills, mortgage statements and payslips (for both).

When I was there I kept asking the NCS lady to take more documents from me but she said she had everything she needed. I asked her to phone the Home Office to check and they confirmed that was all she needed from me.

I was earwigging when she was on the phone to HO and they were on first name basis and seemed quite familiar with each other so my guess was that HO have a dedicated phoneline to help the NCS officers (at least it appered so for Leeds). So hopefully, they will be giving consistent information to these people.

Having said that, I posted a link to another post previously (see above) and the other forum member Abidjan1, who was also successful in his application, was asked to provide a different set of documents from me.

I am of the opinion that when dealing with the HO it is good to be paranoid. If your wife's documents are available to you I would take them along as it cannot hurt.

My experience with NCS was very positive so don't be put off. Good luck with your application.

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Post by nagshead » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:09 pm

Thanks for the info Tanukiji..

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Re: e: Naturalisation after 15 months delay previous eea4 PR

Post by sk1107 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:39 pm

Ben wrote:
Tomuk wrote:Thanks a lot for your reply, this info is very helpfull. One more thing please, Can I make the application independently this time in my own rights or do I need still the support of my wife with her work history as well and evedince of her exersising treaty rights for this 6 years.

I really appreciate your feedback
Independently. Your application for naturalisation shall be based on your being a person who has been present and settled in the UK for at least one year. Your wife's activities are not relevant.
hey every one .. can some one please please help me on this ...

came to uk feb 2004
apply for residence document feb 2009
got my passport back with stamp dec 2009.

so as my understanding i am eligible to apply for naturalisation in feb 2010 ? As I acquired my PR in feb 2009 !
also as I as not living with my partner any more but legally still married do i have to provide any of his documents ?? or as Quote here that I can apply independantly !
please help :(

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Re: e: Naturalisation after 15 months delay previous eea4 PR

Post by sk1107 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:23 pm

can some one help pleassseeeeeeeeeee :(



sk1107 wrote:
Ben wrote:
Tomuk wrote:Thanks a lot for your reply, this info is very helpfull. One more thing please, Can I make the application independently this time in my own rights or do I need still the support of my wife with her work history as well and evedince of her exersising treaty rights for this 6 years.

I really appreciate your feedback
Independently. Your application for naturalisation shall be based on your being a person who has been present and settled in the UK for at least one year. Your wife's activities are not relevant.
hey every one .. can some one please please help me on this ...

came to uk feb 2004
apply for residence document feb 2009
got my passport back with stamp dec 2009.

so as my understanding i am eligible to apply for naturalisation in feb 2010 ? As I acquired my PR in feb 2009 !
also as I as not living with my partner any more but legally still married do i have to provide any of his documents ?? or as Quote here that I can apply independantly !
please help :(

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Post by troubled » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:29 am

Overdued for citizenship.Go for it.

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