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irishman003
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Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by irishman003 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:51 pm

Hi all,

I think we have a thread regarding Citizenship Applications discussing the Content of Second Letter (official post), so I just throw this one here to discuss what email reply everybody gets to discuss and gather some ideas.

Below is the email I recently got from the team, applied in Nov 19, still waiting.

Your application for naturalisation is currently being processed with a
view to establishing whether you meet the statutory conditions for the
granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to the Minister for
decision when processing is complete.

The Division, like everyone in the State, has been impacted by the
restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. The restrictions
imposed have resulted in all Citizenship staff working remotely with
minimal access to the Office. Obviously these restrictions are outside of
the control of the division and have resulted in significant delays in
dealing with correspondence received in the Office and have had a negative
impact on processing times for all applications as the Division adjusts to
working in the current environment. The processing of the applications is
further impacted by the ability of Citizenship to contact other bodies,
many of whom will be negatively impacted by COVID-19.

I can confirm that the Division has engaged in concentrated effort to
process and complete all cases that remain outstanding for a considerable
period of time. Please be assured that we will revert immediately once a
decision has been reached on the application. Your patience in this matter
is appreciated.

Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 22

Best of luck everyone and wish more approvals coming in 2020!!!!

usmanch313
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by usmanch313 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:32 pm

Dear ********

Your application is currently being processed with a view to establishing
whether it meets the statutory conditions for the granting of
naturalisation, such as good character and lawful residence, and will be
submitted to the Minister for decision as expeditiously as possible.

Regards

Team 23

Applied in November 2018 and still waiting

wec1979
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by wec1979 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:15 pm

Your application for naturalisation is currently being processed
with a view to establishing whether you meet the statutory conditions for
the granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to the Minister for
decision when processing is complete.

The Division, like everyone in the State, has been impacted by the
restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. The restrictions
imposed have resulted in all Citizenship staff working remotely with
minimal access to the Office. Obviously these restrictions are outside of
the control of the division and have resulted in significant delays in
dealing with correspondence received in the Office and have had a negative
impact on processing times for all applications as the Division adjusts to
working in the current environment. The processing of the applications is
further impacted by the ability of Citizenship to contact other bodies,
many of whom will be negatively impacted by COVID-19.

I can confirm that the Division has engaged in concentrated effort to
process and complete all cases that remain outstanding for a considerable
period of time. Please be assured that we will revert immediately once a
decision has been reached on the application. Your patience in this matter
is appreciated.

Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 21
Applied in July 2018

Emu1990
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by Emu1990 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:06 pm

Thank you for your email.
Please note that your application for naturalisation have being submitted
to the Minister for a decision. If further documentation and/or
clarification of any matter related to your application is required from
you, we will write to you requesting it. Otherwise, you will receive a
letter in due course informing you of the Minister’s decision on your
application.

Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 22

Applied nov 2018

user77
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by user77 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:35 pm

Your application for naturalisation is currently being processed
with a view to establishing whether you meet the statutory conditions for
the granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to the Minister for
decision when processing is complete.

The Division, like everyone in the State, has been impacted by the
restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. The restrictions
imposed have resulted in all Citizenship staff working remotely with
minimal access to the Office. Obviously these restrictions are outside of
the control of the division and have resulted in significant delays in
dealing with correspondence received in the Office and have had a negative
impact on processing times for all applications as the Division adjusts to
working in the current environment. The processing of the applications is
further impacted by the ability of Citizenship to contact other bodies,
many of whom will be negatively impacted by COVID-19.

I can confirm that the Division has engaged in concentrated effort to
process and complete all cases that remain outstanding for a considerable
period of time. Please be assured that we will revert immediately once a
decision has been reached on the application. Your patience in this matter
is appreciated.

Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 21
Applied in 2018
Personally i don't think these reply matter anything, just copy and paste as can be seen.

irishman003
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by irishman003 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:11 am

So many of you applied in 2018 and still waiting for reply, god,,,,

irishman003
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by irishman003 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:14 am

wec1979 wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:15 pm
Your application for naturalisation is currently being processed
with a view to establishing whether you meet the statutory conditions for
the granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to the Minister for
decision when processing is complete.

The Division, like everyone in the State, has been impacted by the
restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. The restrictions
imposed have resulted in all Citizenship staff working remotely with
minimal access to the Office. Obviously these restrictions are outside of
the control of the division and have resulted in significant delays in
dealing with correspondence received in the Office and have had a negative
impact on processing times for all applications as the Division adjusts to
working in the current environment. The processing of the applications is
further impacted by the ability of Citizenship to contact other bodies,
many of whom will be negatively impacted by COVID-19.

I can confirm that the Division has engaged in concentrated effort to
process and complete all cases that remain outstanding for a considerable
period of time. Please be assured that we will revert immediately once a
decision has been reached on the application. Your patience in this matter
is appreciated.

Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 21
Applied in July 2018
Exactly copy and paste....I think FOI will be my next choice after probably 1 and half year waiting

Eddie80
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by Eddie80 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:33 pm

wec1979 wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:15 pm
Your application for naturalisation is currently being processed
with a view to establishing whether you meet the statutory conditions for
the granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to the Minister for
decision when processing is complete.

The Division, like everyone in the State, has been impacted by the
restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. The restrictions
imposed have resulted in all Citizenship staff working remotely with
minimal access to the Office. Obviously these restrictions are outside of
the control of the division and have resulted in significant delays in
dealing with correspondence received in the Office and have had a negative
impact on processing times for all applications as the Division adjusts to
working in the current environment. The processing of the applications is
further impacted by the ability of Citizenship to contact other bodies,
many of whom will be negatively impacted by COVID-19.

I can confirm that the Division has engaged in concentrated effort to
process and complete all cases that remain outstanding for a considerable
period of time. Please be assured that we will revert immediately once a
decision has been reached on the application. Your patience in this matter
is appreciated.

Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 21
Applied in July 2018


Please did you apply through solicitor or by yourself?

Rude555
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by Rude555 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:56 pm

Got the same reply applied March 2019.

macdre55
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by macdre55 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:50 pm

Dear *******


Your application is currently at an advanced stage of processing. While it
is not possible to give an exact timeframe, this office will be in touch
with you as soon as a decision has been reached

Regards

Team 23

Applied in March,19

wec1979
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by wec1979 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:51 pm

Eddie80 wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:33 pm
wec1979 wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:15 pm
Your application for naturalisation is currently being processed
with a view to establishing whether you meet the statutory conditions for
the granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to the Minister for
decision when processing is complete.

The Division, like everyone in the State, has been impacted by the
restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. The restrictions
imposed have resulted in all Citizenship staff working remotely with
minimal access to the Office. Obviously these restrictions are outside of
the control of the division and have resulted in significant delays in
dealing with correspondence received in the Office and have had a negative
impact on processing times for all applications as the Division adjusts to
working in the current environment. The processing of the applications is
further impacted by the ability of Citizenship to contact other bodies,
many of whom will be negatively impacted by COVID-19.

I can confirm that the Division has engaged in concentrated effort to
process and complete all cases that remain outstanding for a considerable
period of time. Please be assured that we will revert immediately once a
decision has been reached on the application. Your patience in this matter
is appreciated.

Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 21
Applied in July 2018


Please did you apply through solicitor or by yourself?
By myself.

johnpromise01
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by johnpromise01 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:53 pm

Application received by Citizenship on 11/02/2020.

I applied through Solicitor.

*********



I am directed by the minister for justice and equality to refer to your application for naturalisation.

Your application has now been initially assessed and has proceeded to the second stage of processing.

Your application is being processed with a view to to establishing whether you meet the statutory conditions for the granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to the minister for decision as expeditiously as possible as soon as our enquries are complete and all required documentation has been compiled.


In general, it takes approximately 6 months for a straightforward application to be processed bfrom the date it is received to the date a decision is made. However, the nature of the naturalisation process is such that for a broad range of reasons some cases will take longer than than others to process. It is a statutory requirement that, inter alia, applicants for naturalisation be of good character . In some instances that can be establiy relatively quickly and in other cases completing the necessary checks can take a considerable period of time . As a result, there will always be a proportion of cases that take longer than the norm to process.

If further documentation and/or clarification of any matter related to your application is required from you, we will write to you requesting it. Otherwise, you will receive a letter in due course informing you of the minister's decision on your application.

It would greatly assist us if you only contact is if it is absolutely necessary as this will allow us to devote the maximum time to the processing of applications.

Please quote your reference number **************** on all correspondence with thiss office.

Yours faithfully,

Citizenship-CMU 2

alhakeem
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by alhakeem » Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:33 pm

johnpromise01 wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:53 pm
Your application has now been initially assessed and has proceeded to the second stage of processing.
This statement indicates you were moved to the second stage for those asking frequently about content of second stage letter.

johnpromise01
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by johnpromise01 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:45 pm

But that doesn't mean it has been submitted to the minister since then isn't?

Shakey
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by Shakey » Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:50 pm

Dear ***********

Please note that I have been advised by the relevant area that your
documents have been received.
Processing of your application is well advanced and you will be informed of
the Ministers decision in due course.
Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 4

aneelrahim
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by aneelrahim » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:58 pm

Getting the below email since Sept 2020

Dear XXX

Your child's application is currently being prepared for submission to the
Minister and you will be informed of the Ministers decision as
expeditiously as possible.


Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 4

Emu1990
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by Emu1990 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:04 pm

aneelrahim wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:58 pm
Getting the below email since Sept 2020

Dear XXX

Your child's application is currently being prepared for submission to the
Minister and you will be informed of the Ministers decision as
expeditiously as possible.


Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 4

I got the exact same reply in Feb 2020. Almost a year now they are preparing for submission ☺☺

Wow90
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by Wow90 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:12 pm

Thank you for your e-mail. Please be advised that applications for
naturalisation and general queries are currently being dealt with in
chronological order. Due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19
Pandemic and the attendant requirement to comply with public health
guidelines, significant delays are being experienced in general processing,
particularly those functions which require a staff presence in the office.
We are working very hard to maintain as prompt a service delivery as
possible, under the circumstances.
As you can appreciate, the primary responsibility of this office has to be
the welfare of the general public and the health and safety of staff
members. Your continued patience in this matter is appreciated. You should
also note that sending repeat emails on this matter simply adds to the
burden of staff and will inevitably delay a response to your particular
query.
Regards
Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 4


I also asked for an eta on when the Tara Bot would give application status information and nothing. Just copy and paste

johnpromise01
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by johnpromise01 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:53 am

Email reply from citizenship to my solicitor for my children's application about not assigning reference numbers and receipt since they received the application in February 2020.

Dear Sir/Madam

Please be advised that applications for naturalisation and general queries
are currently being dealt with in chronological order. Due to the
restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 Pandemic and the attendant requirement
to comply with public health guidelines, significant delays are being
experienced in general processing, particularly those functions which
require a staff presence in the office. We are working very hard to
maintain as prompt a service delivery as possible, under the circumstances.

Unfortunately we are unable to give you a timeline as to when your client's
children's applications will be processed, but I can assure you the matter
will be dealt with as soon as circumstances allow.
As you can appreciate, the primary responsibility of this office has to be
the welfare of the general public and the health and safety of staff
members. Your continued patience in this matter is appreciated. You should
also note that sending repeat emails on this matter simply adds to the
burden of staff and will inevitably delay a response to your particular
query.

Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 15

alhakeem
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by alhakeem » Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:59 pm

johnpromise01 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:53 am
A general answer they did not even specify you in the reply.

johnpromise01
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by johnpromise01 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:03 pm

alhakeem wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:59 pm
johnpromise01 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:53 am
A general answer they did not even specify you in the reply.
Obviously it's all copy and paste. :(

Wow90
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by Wow90 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:23 pm

johnpromise01 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:03 pm
alhakeem wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:59 pm
johnpromise01 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:53 am
A general answer they did not even specify you in the reply.
Obviously it's all copy and paste. :(
Yeah and we wouldn't send emails if they finally released the Tara Bot for checking application status.

It's been under development and "we'll be available" soon since October I think. I work in tech. It doesn't take that long trust me

johnpromise01
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by johnpromise01 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:44 pm

Got this this morning:


Thank you for your email.

Your application for naturalisation is currently being processed with a
view to establishing whether you meet the statutory conditions for the
granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to the Minister for
decision when processing is complete.

The Division, like everyone in the State, has been impacted by the
restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. The restrictions
imposed have resulted in all Citizenship staff working remotely with
minimal access to the Office. Obviously these restrictions are outside of
the control of the division and have resulted in significant delays in
dealing with correspondence received in the Office and have had a negative
impact on processing times for all applications as the Division adjusts to
working in the current environment. The processing of the applications is
further impacted by the ability of Citizenship to contact other bodies,
many of whom will be negatively impacted by COVID-19.

I can confirm that the Division has engaged in concentrated effort to
process and complete all cases that remain outstanding for a considerable
period of time. Please be assured that we will revert immediately once a
decision has been reached on the application. Your patience in this matter
is appreciated.

Regarding your children's application, due to the restrictions imposed by
the COVID-19 Pandemic and the attendant requirement to comply with public
health guidelines, unprecedented delays are being experienced in the
issuing of acknowledgment receipts and the processing and return of
documentation. The vast bulk of Citizenship staff are remote working and
the verification of passports cannot be performed remotely due to data
protection concerns. During this period the focus of Citizenship is on the
general processing of applications. New applications are being dealt with
but at a much reduced level. Your continued patience in this matter is
appreciated.

Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 21

klick02
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by klick02 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:35 pm

I have just received a reply that my application is being prepared to be submitted to the minister and the outcome will be sent to me as expeditiously as possible.
This is when I had asked if my application has already been submitted to the minister or not?
Do you think I might be in the next lot?

twista
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Re: Citizenship Application - Email Reply Content

Post by twista » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:37 pm

What's your timeline klick02?

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