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Anira
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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Anira » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:12 pm

Finepaddy wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Anira wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:03 pm
Finepaddy wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:56 pm
Anira wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Guys, I am shaking. Just got home from work and the brown envelope was there. Posted yesterday, after 1 year and 5 months I finally got my approval. Best of luck to all of you and I guess my theory was right!!!
Sorry to bother you, recently someone ask me which team deals final approval letter? Is it team 1.
It is Team 1 indeed. You also need to send the bank draft to them too.
Ok thanks
It will be helpful if we can figure it about those teams as last year applied couple of citizenship applications for friends but couldn't figure it out these teams, even I send a email to department but they didn't bother to answer about teams when I got reply.
Ye they are not very helpful, unfortunately

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by iamok » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:06 pm

@Anira - Congrats on your approval! Great news!

We've been trying to call them since last week and the phone is either busy or keeps ringing out and nobody picks up. We called more than a 100 times yesterday and no response.

We also emailed them last week and didn't get a response to that as well.

It is quite frustrating as there is no transparency to this process at all. It seems that the citizenship department has actually gotten worse and worse over the years. :cry:

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Anira » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:28 pm

iamok wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:06 pm
@Anira - Congrats on your approval! Great news!

We've been trying to call them since last week and the phone is either busy or keeps ringing out and nobody picks up. We called more than a 100 times yesterday and no response.

We also emailed them last week and didn't get a response to that as well.

It is quite frustrating as there is no transparency to this process at all. It seems that the citizenship department has actually gotten worse and worse over the years. :cry:
It is terrible... have you tried asking your local TD for an update? Mine seemed to move after that.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by iamok » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:44 pm

Anira wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:28 pm
iamok wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:06 pm
@Anira - Congrats on your approval! Great news!

We've been trying to call them since last week and the phone is either busy or keeps ringing out and nobody picks up. We called more than a 100 times yesterday and no response.

We also emailed them last week and didn't get a response to that as well.

It is quite frustrating as there is no transparency to this process at all. It seems that the citizenship department has actually gotten worse and worse over the years. :cry:
It is terrible... have you tried asking your local TD for an update? Mine seemed to move after that.
That will be the next step.

This is the 2nd time I am going through this process with my wife's application. Having done my own application in 2016/17, I made sure I did everything the same way I had done mine. We then got a letter requesting more documents/information and we responded back to each of their request in a lot of detail attaching the relevant supporting documentation. She then got the 2nd stage letter in July 2018 but since then it has been silence... Application continues to be processed! :!:

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Anira » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:01 pm

iamok wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Anira wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:28 pm
iamok wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:06 pm
@Anira - Congrats on your approval! Great news!

We've been trying to call them since last week and the phone is either busy or keeps ringing out and nobody picks up. We called more than a 100 times yesterday and no response.

We also emailed them last week and didn't get a response to that as well.

It is quite frustrating as there is no transparency to this process at all. It seems that the citizenship department has actually gotten worse and worse over the years. :cry:
It is terrible... have you tried asking your local TD for an update? Mine seemed to move after that.
That will be the next step.

This is the 2nd time I am going through this process with my wife's application. Having done my own application in 2016/17, I made sure I did everything the same way I had done mine. We then got a letter requesting more documents/information and we responded back to each of their request in a lot of detail attaching the relevant supporting documentation. She then got the 2nd stage letter in July 2018 but since then it has been silence... Application continues to be processed! :!:
I got my 2nd letter 5 weeks after my application.l, in November 2017. Thought that meant it was going to be a quick one lol Definitely reach out to TD to get an “official” update.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Mrs P » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:36 am

Hi there,
I got through after millions attempts and they said still processing not with the minister yet. I asked any chances to get something before April she says can’t tell..i said so mean i have to wait till September then she says yes may be early stage of September.. so the conclusion is my file will wait more 6 months for no reason..terrible 😣😣now i am not gona ring any more very frustrating..😒

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Missstamper » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:17 pm

Mrs P wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:36 am
Hi there,
I got through after millions attempts and they said still processing not with the minister yet. I asked any chances to get something before April she says can’t tell..i said so mean i have to wait till September then she says yes may be early stage of September.. so the conclusion is my file will wait more 6 months for no reason..terrible 😣😣now i am not gona ring any more very frustrating..😒
When in 2017 did you apply Mrs P? I’ve given up calling it’s soul destroying - I emailed the other day and they just said continued to be processed in a normal way checking statutory conditions blah blah

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Mrs P » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:29 pm

I applied in feb 2017.. got second stage letter in march 2018 since that nothing till now...

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Sazhar » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:32 pm

I applied in early January 2017, with second-stage letter sent to me in July 2017; nothing since :(
Emailed them a couple of weeks ago & got reply that my application is being prepared for submission to the Minister.
Dont know how much long will it take now.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by kseni » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:51 am

Sazhar wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:32 pm
I applied in early January 2017, with second-stage letter sent to me in July 2017; nothing since :(
Emailed them a couple of weeks ago & got reply that my application is being prepared for submission to the Minister.
Dont know how much long will it take now.
exactly my story :( called them today, a man told me I'm in the 2nd stage, asked them about external agency/garda info they're waiting for, he couldn't say anything about it, as if different people have different rights/skills to see info in their screens.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by littlerr » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:08 am

The main wait for me is finally over. I got my payment, photos and GNIB put in an envelope a month ago and finally got to send it off today.

I called them yesterday and they told me a decision has not been made yet. It looks like the phone line doesn’t always have the most up-to-date information.

I only applied in July 2018 - straightforward application of non-EU critical skills permit. I have a British national friend who lived here for 20 years, applied two days later than I did, but still in first stage. There is really no pattern to follow.

Good luck to everyone who has been waiting for this.

P.S. to those who are interested at the team numbers, my approval letter is from Team 3.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Lily3 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:17 am

littlerr wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:08 am
The main wait for me is finally over. I got my payment, photos and GNIB put in an envelope a month ago and finally got to send it off today.

I called them yesterday and they told me a decision has not been made yet. It looks like the phone line doesn’t always have the most up-to-date information.

I only applied in July 2018 - straightforward application of non-EU critical skills permit. I have a British national friend who lived here for 20 years, applied two days later than I did, but still in first stage. There is really no pattern to follow.

Good luck to everyone who has been waiting for this.

P.S. to those who are interested at the team numbers, my approval letter is from Team 3.
Hi. Congratulations to you. Would you please let me know on what date the letter was issued and you received today? Thanks

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by littlerr » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:14 pm

Lily3 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:17 am
Hi. Congratulations to you. Would you please let me know on what date the letter was issued and you received today? Thanks
It was dated 19 March 2019

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Missstamper » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:15 pm

Hi guys - wondered outside on this lovely day, I picked the right day to work from home! Postbox had a brown envelope! Approval after a crazy wait for such a straightforward app (I’m here nearly 30 years!!!) dates yesterday and from team 2.

Now to head in to get photos and bank draft at lunch time to send back ! Hopefully I’ll be included in April’s ceremony.

I applied in Oct 2017, second letter in Jan 2019, approval in March 2019

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Anira » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:14 pm

Missstamper wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Hi guys - wondered outside on this lovely day, I picked the right day to work from home! Postbox had a brown envelope! Approval after a crazy wait for such a straightforward app (I’m here nearly 30 years!!!) dates yesterday and from team 2.

Now to head in to get photos and bank draft at lunch time to send back ! Hopefully I’ll be included in April’s ceremony.

I applied in Oct 2017, second letter in Jan 2019, approval in March 2019
Ahh so happy for you!!! I am sure you will be included, they prioritize older applications when it gets to this stage!

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Ash_g » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:16 pm

Little brown envelope waiting for me 😊 saying to send 950€ to be included in April ceremony

Letter dated 19 March by team 2, Second stage letter received on 28th Feb 2019

Applied in Oct 2017

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Spire01 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:32 pm

@littlerr,@missstamper,@ash_g, congratulations on your approval.. I've a situation here, could you please advise?
I've received my approval today and I'm looking to send the IRP/950/Photos tmrw morning...But the thing is that have a planned travel on Mar25th(travelling to my home country) and returning in a week's time back to Ireland and the travel is quite important. Is this fine? Can i travel without the IRP card? I have re-entry visa until 2020 and can I show the approval copy if the Immigration officer questions me about my IRP card.. Please let me know....Many thanks.

Regards.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Anira » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:43 pm

Ash_g wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Little brown envelope waiting for me 😊 saying to send 950€ to be included in April ceremony

Letter dated 19 March by team 2, Second stage letter received on 28th Feb 2019

Applied in Oct 2017
Congrats, Ash!! It seems they finally started working in those Oct 17 applications. And yours went so quick from 2nd stage to approval, just shows that we were in a big pile that hadnt been touched at all!

So, according to my theory, they send approvals every 10 days, because of St Patricks this was delayed, so the last batch of approval is probably on the 29th of March (posting date). And they should start sending out the invitations after that too.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by littlerr » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:38 pm

Spire01 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:32 pm
@littlerr,@missstamper,@ash_g, congratulations on your approval.. I've a situation here, could you please advise?
I've received my approval today and I'm looking to send the IRP/950/Photos tmrw morning...But the thing is that have a planned travel on Mar25th(travelling to my home country) and returning in a week's time back to Ireland and the travel is quite important. Is this fine? Can i travel without the IRP card? I have re-entry visa until 2020 and can I show the approval copy if the Immigration officer questions me about my IRP card.. Please let me know....Many thanks.

Regards.
Yes sure you can. Just have your re-entry visa and this approval letter with you. May be good to have a copy of the IRP as well.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Spire01 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:09 pm

littlerr wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Spire01 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:32 pm
@littlerr,@missstamper,@ash_g, congratulations on your approval.. I've a situation here, could you please advise?
I've received my approval today and I'm looking to send the IRP/950/Photos tmrw morning...But the thing is that have a planned travel on Mar25th(travelling to my home country) and returning in a week's time back to Ireland and the travel is quite important. Is this fine? Can i travel without the IRP card? I have re-entry visa until 2020 and can I show the approval copy if the Immigration officer questions me about my IRP card.. Please let me know....Many thanks.

Regards.
Yes sure you can. Just have your re-entry visa and this approval letter with you. May be good to have a copy of the IRP as well.
Many thanks littlerr..

Regards.

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