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Nokiabox
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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Nokiabox » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:20 pm

I applied 2017 March got an acknowledgment in APR
Only got my second stage letter Aug 2018.

FOI came back all positive as my application is straight forward with 5 years on work permit .

Have not moved to advanced stage, (is this normal to get approval without getting to advance stage?)

Haven’t received any communication from INIS asking for anything.

Anyone here applied before me and still waiting ?

Anyone have experienced any action that can move my file ?

I stoped calling because I can’t get anything from whoever is answering the phone.

My last question for those who called and got the answer (your file is with the minister)
Have you received anything in the post like second stage letter?

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by markem » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:43 pm

Nokiabox wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:20 pm
I applied 2017 March
...
Anyone here applied before me and still waiting ?
I think there are 4 somewhat active members who applied before you and still waiting.
Nokiabox wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Anyone have experienced any action that can move my file ?
Time to contact your TD.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by markem » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:45 pm

M7edShin wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:19 am
sound to me like they could not solve the problem of the process so the judge decided to a whole new rule to stop the flow of the applicants and reduce the pressure on the office.
That's a pretty wild theory, I hope you don't really believe it.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by M7edShin » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:38 am

markem wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:45 pm
M7edShin wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:19 am
sound to me like they could not solve the problem of the process so the judge decided to a whole new rule to stop the flow of the applicants and reduce the pressure on the office.
That's a pretty wild theory, I hope you don't really believe it.
I know it's coming out of the frustration, been waiting for long and what makes it worse is, seeing people who applied even before me and got nothing so far which means I probably have to wait similar time frame.

It sucks. Anyway there is nothing I can do except waiting and hoping

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by nad2107 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:35 am

Has anyone who applied in April 2017 had approval recently.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by markem » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:47 pm

M7edShin wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:38 am
It sucks. Anyway there is nothing I can do except waiting and hoping
Have you contacted your TD yet?

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by nojoyfrominis » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:51 pm

Although they send approvals all year through but bulk of the approvals are sent 4-6 weeks prior to ceremony. That will take us to mid August. I don’t know if the court ruling on continuous residence will delay the proceedings because minister cannot overrode the judgement and will have to sort out the legislation.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:22 pm

nojoyfrominis wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Although they send approvals all year through but bulk of the approvals are sent 4-6 weeks prior to ceremony. That will take us to mid August. I don’t know if the court ruling on continuous residence will delay the proceedings because minister cannot overrode the judgement and will have to sort out the legislation.
Ok good but what about those that the ruling did not affect?
Is it possible for us to get approval by mid-August or thereabout?
Just wondering if all the applications has been brought to a halt because of the judgement.
Anyone with an update or contribution? :(
Thanks.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by nojoyfrominis » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:31 pm

Ceremony is only in sept. So normal wave of approvals should start around mid August.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:37 pm

nojoyfrominis wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Ceremony is only in sept. So normal wave of approvals should start around mid August.
Ok then fingers crossed. Thanks for the response.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by M7edShin » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:32 am

markem wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:47 pm
M7edShin wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:38 am
It sucks. Anyway there is nothing I can do except waiting and hoping
Have you contacted your TD yet?
I contacted one early this year and she was a very helpful and responsive. Citizenship team came back to her with (below):


This application is currently being processed with a view to establishing whether the applicant meets the statutory conditions for the granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to the Minister for decision in due course.

It is not possible to provide a definitive time-frame within which any particular application will be decided. The nature of the naturalisation process is such that for a broad range of reasons some cases will take longer than others to process. It is a statutory requirement that, among other things, applicants for naturalisation be of good character. In some instances that can be established 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.


2 weeks later after this, I receive a letter from them saying that my application moved to second stage. I am not sure if they speeded up my application because I contacted her or they actually were about to contact me because as it's mentioned here in forum they always send letters and aprovals 4 to 5 weeks ahead and my letter came better June ceremony so kinda was in the batch of sending out some letters to people. Still cannot tell if contacting her helped or not.

Citizenship answer to the TD was generic but I might contact her again, I just do not want to distrub her in again in a short period.

I am going to wait until the end of August and see if I receive anything and if not, then will leave an email to her and see

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by markem » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:17 pm

M7edShin wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:32 am
markem wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:47 pm
Have you contacted your TD yet?
I contacted one early this year and she was a very helpful and responsive.
...
Citizenship answer to the TD was generic but I might contact her again, I just do not want to distrub her in again in a short period.
...
I am going to wait until the end of August and see if I receive anything and if not, then will leave an email to her and see
That sounds sensible. You probably have done this already but I think it's good to let them know that you are grateful for their help, and that you got progress after their intervention. Most of the correspondence they get isn't so positive, so make them feel like they are winning and you'll likely get further help.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by M7edShin » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:30 pm

markem wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:17 pm
M7edShin wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:32 am
markem wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:47 pm
Have you contacted your TD yet?
I contacted one early this year and she was a very helpful and responsive.
...
Citizenship answer to the TD was generic but I might contact her again, I just do not want to distrub her in again in a short period.
...
I am going to wait until the end of August and see if I receive anything and if not, then will leave an email to her and see
That sounds sensible. You probably have done this already but I think it's good to let them know that you are grateful for their help, and that you got progress after their intervention. Most of the correspondence they get isn't so positive, so make them feel like they are winning and you'll likely get further help.
Yeah I emailed her back when I received the letter to thank her for support because it might happened because of her request to them though however either helped or not, still she was very responsive to me and in short time got the update.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Niamat_11 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:56 am

I applied on Jan 2017, while I got my 2nd stage letter in June 2018 since then nothing still waiting for approval? How long I need to wait more I applied on stamp 4 eufam?

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:52 pm

Hi All,
Anyone with an information on when they will start the distribution of the approval letters for Sept. 30th ceremony.
Anyone got approval letter yet? 8) 8)

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Spire01 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:13 am

danielmensah wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Hi All,
Anyone with an information on when they will start the distribution of the approval letters for Sept. 30th ceremony.
Anyone got approval letter yet? 8) 8)
Hi,
Given the legal circumstances on recent court ruling, I think none of us would be in a position to know when they will dispatch the approval letters.. Have to keep our fingers crossed and wish for good news soon.
Whether INIS is proceeding with Sept 30th ceremony or not, I think we would receive an update from them within 2 - 3 weeks time from now.

Regards.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:09 am

Hi All,
Anyone with an information on when they will start the distribution of the approval letters for Sept. 30th ceremony.
Anyone got approval letter yet? 8) 8)
[/quote]

Hi,
Given the legal circumstances on recent court ruling, I think none of us would be in a position to know when they will dispatch the approval letters.. Have to keep our fingers crossed and wish for good news soon.
Whether INIS is proceeding with Sept 30th ceremony or not, I think we would receive an update from them within 2 - 3 weeks time from now.

Regards.
[/quote]

According to the below post on their website, it was stated that the Sept. 30th will still go ahead as planned.
http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/ci ... ip-updates
Hope this makes sense to anyone.
Thanks.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Syria200011 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:16 pm

I applied in April 2017 (5 years work permit), received the 2nd stage letter in April 2018 ... and have heard nothing from the citizenship office since then. I've contacted two TDs in July 2019, and received the same generic answer. It is somewhat frustrating when you have been waiting for over 25 months and yet read about applications receiving decision in less than 10 months. Anyone still waiting for a decision.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Issagenius » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:41 pm

Emailed my TD and got below reply

Thank you for your email to Pearse regarding the recent High Court ruling on citizenship and proposed Government amendments to legislation governing the unbroken residency requirement for the purpose of qualifying for naturalisation.

Please be advised that your comments have been forwarded to Pearse and brought to the attention of our party colleagues for their information and consideration.

Thank you once again for your email and I'd ask that you do not hesitate to contact our office again should you have any other queries.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:56 am

Syria200011 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:16 pm
I applied in April 2017 (5 years work permit), received the 2nd stage letter in April 2018 ... and have heard nothing from the citizenship office since then. I've contacted two TDs in July 2019, and received the same generic answer. It is somewhat frustrating when you have been waiting for over 25 months and yet read about applications receiving decision in less than 10 months. Anyone still waiting for a decision.
I am still waiting for a decision. I applied since Dec. 2017, I have contacted the TD in my area phoned them and even emailed severally came back with same generic response. Waiting for approval hopefully next month before the Sept. 30th ceremony.
This is getting really frustrating.
Last stage since last year August. :?: :?: :?:

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