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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Mrs P » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:14 am

I just got through.. before they told me my application is on final stage and waiting to send to minister.. today lady told me my file has back from the office after final check and sign.. and soon they are going to submit.. aybody can tell me does they don any final check and sign before sent to the minister’s office or no?? Another thing she told me of course they are still sending files to minister. So🤞🏻

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Mrs P » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:35 am

Another silly question 🤪.. when I asked about the invitation for April ceremony. She replied it’s depends on the minister ‘s decision first..so my question is how many chances to get approval if they send file to the minister.. like normaly people says only those files they send to minister that they recommends for approval ☺️Appreciate for your replies and thanks in advance

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Tokky12 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:58 am

Anira wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:36 am
Got through, and as expected, still waiting for Ministers decision. I asked if there is any chance I can make it to Aprils ceremony, she said yes and will be informed in writing.
Hello Anira...i got thru aswell and got same response but this operator said she couldnt ascertain me if i will be doing april ceremony it depends on how quick the minister work on it🙄🙄i prayed we all get approval as possible😘

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by littlerr » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:12 pm

Mrs P wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:35 am
Another silly question 🤪.. when I asked about the invitation for April ceremony. She replied it’s depends on the minister ‘s decision first..so my question is how many chances to get approval if they send file to the minister.. like normaly people says only those files they send to minister that they recommends for approval ☺️Appreciate for your replies and thanks in advance
All files go to the minister with a recommendation. The minister makes a decision based on the recommendation.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Anira » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:18 pm

littlerr wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:12 pm
Mrs P wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:35 am
Another silly question 🤪.. when I asked about the invitation for April ceremony. She replied it’s depends on the minister ‘s decision first..so my question is how many chances to get approval if they send file to the minister.. like normaly people says only those files they send to minister that they recommends for approval ☺️Appreciate for your replies and thanks in advance
All files go to the minister with a recommendation. The minister makes a decision based on the recommendation.
Imagine waiting 15 months to have your application refused... this is crazy

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Post by Paddy_Leprechaun » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:32 pm

Finally, after 142 tries I managed to talk to someone on the INIS phone line. The same story as you guys, it is ready for submission, waiting for a Directive from the Minister Office to get a signal for a go ahead. Asked, when it will be submitted, she told we are just waiting. Asked, is there a big batch waiting for approvals to go ahead, she said exactly. Again asked any idea when will the department send this batch. She laughed and said, you are asking the same question different way, and I am not sure how long I can resist without leaking more information than saying that it is just waiting to go in a big batch as soon as Minister Office gives us a directive to go ahead.

I can only guess, that there is a big pile of files/lists prepared and within next few days and a big wave of approvals will come. Whether anybody is included or missed again to be included in this list, it all depends on your luck.

Did I get anything new from this conversation today, absolutely not. But it is a fun ride though.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Paddy_Leprechaun » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:46 pm

Mrs P wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:35 am
Another silly question 🤪.. when I asked about the invitation for April ceremony. She replied it’s depends on the minister ‘s decision first..so my question is how many chances to get approval if they send file to the minister.. like normaly people says only those files they send to minister that they recommends for approval ☺️Appreciate for your replies and thanks in advance
I hardly believe that the Minister is looking at each and every file and I am almost certain that these files never leave Tipperary. It is very probable that for each file there might be one recommendation letter prepared by the department and kept in the file for the sake of completion, whatever is recommended in that letter is the final decision on your application. Perhaps, they might ask the Minister's office just have a look at a few complicated cases. There were a few posts here where applications were either rejected because some court cases were pending or in some cases put on hold for a specified period till the penalty points on the driving license go away. But, unless it is a strong case, they shouldn't be rejecting after that long wait. Of course, they will never say on the phone that you are approved or rejected as by the end of the day it is the Minister's decision.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Tokky12 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:14 pm

Paddy_Leprechaun wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:46 pm
Mrs P wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:35 am
Another silly question 🤪.. when I asked about the invitation for April ceremony. She replied it’s depends on the minister ‘s decision first..so my question is how many chances to get approval if they send file to the minister.. like normaly people says only those files they send to minister that they recommends for approval ☺️Appreciate for your replies and thanks in advance
I hardly believe that the Minister is looking at each and every file and I am almost certain that these files never leave Tipperary. It is very probable that for each file there might be one recommendation letter prepared by the department and kept in the file for the sake of completion, whatever is recommended in that letter is the final decision on your application. Perhaps, they might ask the Minister's office just have a look at a few complicated cases. There were a few posts here where applications were either rejected because some court cases were pending or in some cases put on hold for a specified period till the penalty points on the driving license go away. But, unless it is a strong case, they shouldn't be rejecting after that long wait. Of course, they will never say on the phone that you are approved or rejected as by the end of the day it is the Minister's decision.
You are right👌I thought as much aswell, how many indivudual application will the minister sign defo he will get a muscle pull in the process of signing😀i guess all they do is to compile all application that are completed and problem free and wait for directive from ministers office to send out approval to all applicant on that list.fingers cross for every ut wil worth d wait😘

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Mrs P » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:53 pm

Thanks paddy to share some information. . As in my case application based on Irish Association from northern Ireland..always they says everything ok. Applied in feb2017 and second stage letter got in march 2018 after few months asked some documents about GP, bills ect. Send them all.. since that no letter.. over the phone always says everything is ok so far and no more document they need from me.. latest update that i told before today final check has been done and any time they can send my file to minister.. no criminal record not even driving points etc.. all clear so far thats why my concern was just if they recomend approval in my case to the minister,” will the minister wave on my application” as i am from Northern Ireland and based on Irish Association. So even i am not sure my case is strong enough or not.. just hope is that after 2 years wait get some good news .😥

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Missstamper » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:56 pm

Paddy_Leprechaun wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Finally, after 142 tries I managed to talk to someone on the INIS phone line. The same story as you guys, it is ready for submission, waiting for a Directive from the Minister Office to get a signal for a go ahead. Asked, when it will be submitted, she told we are just waiting. Asked, is there a big batch waiting for approvals to go ahead, she said exactly. Again asked any idea when will the department send this batch. She laughed and said, you are asking the same question different way, and I am not sure how long I can resist without leaking more information than saying that it is just waiting to go in a big batch as soon as Minister Office gives us a directive to go ahead.

I can only guess, that there is a big pile of files/lists prepared and within next few days and a big wave of approvals will come. Whether anybody is included or missed again to be included in this list, it all depends on your luck.

Did I get anything new from this conversation today, absolutely not. But it is a fun ride though.
Love this - a fun ride haha! Potentially a large batch of approvals coming so, pot luck if we are included! Let’s keep the thread going!

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by M7edShin » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:06 pm

It feels that they do not have a process by reading comments from here and there, some people gets 2nd stage letter, some people do not and get to approved and ceremony right away.

It's really luck thing. I have applied for it on November 2017 and got my acknowledge and reference number in 2 weeks after and since then I have never heard of them. I even tried to call but never got lucky they do not answer, I emailed on April 2018 for update, they told me I am under process to check if I am a good citizen and lawful bla bla bla. Since then I have never receive anything, even I emailed in Jan 2019 and never got an answer, then I post to them a letter asking for update on Febrauray 2019 and never got a reply.

I am not sure what is going on well by November 2019 I will complete 2 years waiting :(

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Anira » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:20 pm

M7edShin wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:06 pm
It feels that they do not have a process by reading comments from here and there, some people gets 2nd stage letter, some people do not and get to approved and ceremony right away.

It's really luck thing. I have applied for it on November 2017 and got my acknowledge and reference number in 2 weeks after and since then I have never heard of them. I even tried to call but never got lucky they do not answer, I emailed on April 2018 for update, they told me I am under process to check if I am a good citizen and lawful bla bla bla. Since then I have never receive anything, even I emailed in Jan 2019 and never got an answer, then I post to them a letter asking for update on Febrauray 2019 and never got a reply.

I am not sure what is going on well by November 2019 I will complete 2 years waiting :(
You should contact your local TD to ask for an update on your behalf. This way you have an official answer on where your application is at the moment. If I may suggest you can start ringing tomorrow from 10am, get your earphones on and keep pressing the “call back button”. Usually it takes me 40 mins to get through but by doing that I am able to keep working until they pick it up. Now that I am describing what I do to get through, it sounds so sad. I wish this process was a little more humane to be honest. Good luck!

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Post by M7edShin » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:47 pm

Anira wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:20 pm
M7edShin wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:06 pm
It feels that they do not have a process by reading comments from here and there, some people gets 2nd stage letter, some people do not and get to approved and ceremony right away.

It's really luck thing. I have applied for it on November 2017 and got my acknowledge and reference number in 2 weeks after and since then I have never heard of them. I even tried to call but never got lucky they do not answer, I emailed on April 2018 for update, they told me I am under process to check if I am a good citizen and lawful bla bla bla. Since then I have never receive anything, even I emailed in Jan 2019 and never got an answer, then I post to them a letter asking for update on Febrauray 2019 and never got a reply.

I am not sure what is going on well by November 2019 I will complete 2 years waiting :(
You should contact your local TD to ask for an update on your behalf. This way you have an official answer on where your application is at the moment. If I may suggest you can start ringing tomorrow from 10am, get your earphones on and keep pressing the “call back button”. Usually it takes me 40 mins to get through but by doing that I am able to keep working until they pick it up. Now that I am describing what I do to get through, it sounds so sad. I wish this process was a little more humane to be honest. Good luck!
Excuse my ignorance but local TD you mean a lawyer.. I am just worry to push it with a lawyer so the country takes it in a bad way!!.

I been waiting for long time without any updates and seem to be really sad yeah, not even one letter saying where I am from all of that. I start to get worry so much also my file is so clear like I never had one problem and my application based on 5 years married to EU citizen. Thanks for the advise

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Anira » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:54 pm

M7edShin wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Anira wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:20 pm
M7edShin wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:06 pm
It feels that they do not have a process by reading comments from here and there, some people gets 2nd stage letter, some people do not and get to approved and ceremony right away.

It's really luck thing. I have applied for it on November 2017 and got my acknowledge and reference number in 2 weeks after and since then I have never heard of them. I even tried to call but never got lucky they do not answer, I emailed on April 2018 for update, they told me I am under process to check if I am a good citizen and lawful bla bla bla. Since then I have never receive anything, even I emailed in Jan 2019 and never got an answer, then I post to them a letter asking for update on Febrauray 2019 and never got a reply.

I am not sure what is going on well by November 2019 I will complete 2 years waiting :(
You should contact your local TD to ask for an update on your behalf. This way you have an official answer on where your application is at the moment. If I may suggest you can start ringing tomorrow from 10am, get your earphones on and keep pressing the “call back button”. Usually it takes me 40 mins to get through but by doing that I am able to keep working until they pick it up. Now that I am describing what I do to get through, it sounds so sad. I wish this process was a little more humane to be honest. Good luck!
Excuse my ignorance but local TD you mean a lawyer.. I am just worry to push it with a lawyer so the country takes it in a bad way!!.

I been waiting for long time without any updates and seem to be really sad yeah, not even one letter saying where I am from all of that. I start to get worry so much also my file is so clear like I never had one problem and my application based on 5 years married to EU citizen. Thanks for the advise
Hi, a TD is just your local politician you
Can check which one covers your area:

https://www.whoismytd.com

As you can see they always ask update questions to INIS or to the minister:

https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/qu ... %5B3%5D=19

It wont do any damage to your application. You should have received an update, this is not right.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

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Can members kindly desist from posting daily 'Is anyone calling today' or 'any updates' posts. They will be removed.
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CR001 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:18 am
Can members kindly desist from posting daily 'Is anyone calling today' or 'any updates' posts. They will be removed.
Hello....i think this page is for members to share their experience and to update each other as situation unfold with each application about citizenship since we are all in same boat,or am i getting it wrong🙄

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Post by CR001 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:41 am

Tokky12 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:38 am
CR001 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:18 am
Can members kindly desist from posting daily 'Is anyone calling today' or 'any updates' posts. They will be removed.
Hello....i think this page is for members to share their experience and to update each other as situation unfold with each application about citizenship since we are all in same boat,or am i getting it wrong🙄
Yes it is, but posting daily 'anyone calling today' doesn't help anyone does it?? Just a known tactic on the forum to a) post for the sake of posting and b) to increase post count. It doesn't benefit anyone really and as this topic is active daily with detailed updates, there is no need to constantly post low value posts.

Perhaps members should re-read the forum rules.
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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Tokky12 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:48 am

CR001 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:41 am
Tokky12 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:38 am
CR001 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:18 am
Can members kindly desist from posting daily 'Is anyone calling today' or 'any updates' posts. They will be removed.
Hello....i think this page is for members to share their experience and to update each other as situation unfold with each application about citizenship since we are all in same boat,or am i getting it wrong🙄
Yes it is, but posting daily 'anyone calling today' doesn't help anyone does it?? Just a known tactic on the forum to a) post for the sake of posting and b) to increase post count. It doesn't benefit anyone really and as this topic is active daily with detailed updates, there is no need to constantly post low value posts.

Perhaps members should re-read the forum rules.
I understand you....but i dont think anyone here will be so jobless to be posting for posting sake or to get a post count,what benefit we that bring us?....Any reasonable updates should be welcome on this page just for all applicant to know where they stand and to keep our fate going,or else i think the page will so quiet and useless...my opinion tho

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by CR001 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:00 am

Tokky12 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:48 am
I understand you....but i dont think anyone here will be so jobless to be posting for posting sake or to get a post count,what benefit we that bring us? You would be surprised how many members actually do this simply to get to 30 posts to activate PM function.

....Any reasonable updates should be welcome on this page just for all applicant to know where they stand and to keep our fate going,or else i think the page will so quiet and useless...my opinion tho Yes, 'reasonable updates' is fine, the key word being 'reasonable'. Daily 'anyone calling' or 'any updates' is not reasonable, it is spamming/low value posting.
There are many topics on the forum that need moderating and checking and only 4 or us actively moderate (myself appearing to be the only one in the Ireland sub forum), so we do ask members to be sensible with what they post and use a bit of common sense, especially in a topic such as this one that is very active with 'reasonable updates' of experience and feedback from INIS or wherever.
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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Tokky12 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:04 am

CR001 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:00 am
Tokky12 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:48 am
I understand you....but i dont think anyone here will be so jobless to be posting for posting sake or to get a post count,what benefit we that bring us? You would be surprised how many members actually do this simply to get to 30 posts to activate PM function.

....Any reasonable updates should be welcome on this page just for all applicant to know where they stand and to keep our fate going,or else i think the page will so quiet and useless...my opinion tho Yes, 'reasonable updates' is fine, the key word being 'reasonable'. Daily 'anyone calling' or 'any updates' is not reasonable, it is spamming/low value posting.
There are many topics on the forum that need moderating and checking and only 4 or us actively moderate (myself appearing to be the only one in the Ireland sub forum), so we do ask members to be sensible with what they post and use a bit of common sense, especially in a topic such as this one that is very active with 'reasonable updates' of experience and feedback from INIS or wherever.
Thanks for the clarification🙏....so any member with current updates should pls feel free to drop it in😁😘😀...thank you

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