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littlerr
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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by littlerr » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:38 pm

alhakeem wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:27 pm
We are in the same boat, I got replies from other teams previously,this time I got a vague non informative reply from team 7 as well, I thought approvals come from front teams 1,2, 3, and instead of approaching them we are going farther towards 7th and eights, any body have idea how it works? Any body got an approval from team 7 ?!
The team number does not make any difference. All inquiries go to a random team for processing.
I got my approval from team 7.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by markem » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:03 pm

nad2107 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:31 pm
markem wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:01 pm
nad2107 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:02 pm
same here waiting since april 2017. even went through the barrister to get FOI etc.
When you got the FOI back what checks had been completed?
Nothing had been done tbh. The only thing ticked was when passport went and check on docs. then file sitting there for over 18 months with nothing at all done.
Have a look at my post here. Which questions are blank on the checklist? In my (admittedly limited) experience, the blank question pointed me to what the issue was - as the officer had not been able to find the information to complete the question.
Timeline threads here:
2020 /
2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by nad2107 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:56 am

thanks for this will look now. much appreciated

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm

nad2107 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:56 am
thanks for this will look now. much appreciated
Hello Guys,
Please how can I request for personal data under FOI?
Am getting more and more frustrated on the issue of this application.
I need to know what exactly is going with my application.
I have emailed and made several phone calls to them about this application no fruitful outcome.
The last letter I got in February 2019, after several letters, emails and phone calls, says, they dont need anything from me and that they will get in touch me as soon as decision has been reached.
I applied since Dec. 2017. I have met with the TD in my area. He sent correspondence severally same old lovely response.
The most annoying part is, I have up to 4 to 5 friends who applied this year and last year got their approval and 3 of them is already Irish citizen.
Please help on what next to do on this issue. How to request for my personal data under FOI. Is that going to have any impact on my application?
Do I need to use a Lawyer or go through TD or do that myself. I am in a state of dilemma.
Anyone with suggestions please? :( :( :(

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by markem » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:09 pm

danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Please how can I request for personal data under FOI?
It's really, really easy. Complete this form.

The only bit that's not completely self-explanatory is "I request the following records: " What I wrote there was: "ALL PERSONAL RECORDS HELD BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY REGARDING [my full name], DOB [my date of birth], SPECIFICALLY IN RELATION TO IMMIGRATION, RESIDENCY AND CITIZENSHIP MATTERS. FOR EASE OF IDENTIFICATION, MY REFERENCE NUMBER IS [ref #].

Scan the form (or take a photo). Take a photo of your existing passport (as proof of identification). Send them to the email address on the form.
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Is that going to have any impact on my application?
No, it won't have any impact on your application (except perhaps a positive impact if you find out and fix the reason it's held up).
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Do I need to use a Lawyer or go through TD or do that myself?
I did it myself. I can't see any reason to use a lawyer.
Timeline threads here:
2020 /
2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Omad24 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:57 pm

I sympathize to those waiting. I myself applied in July 2017 and received my approval at the end of June. Then this delay happened. If not this ceremony I assume you will be amongst the next one

I to was surprised when I seen 2018 and 2019 applicants getting approved.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:23 pm

Omad24 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:57 pm
I sympathize to those waiting. I myself applied in July 2017 and received my approval at the end of June. Then this delay happened. If not this ceremony I assume you will be amongst the next one

I to was surprised when I seen 2018 and 2019 applicants getting approved.
Thank you very much for the information. I deeply appreciate it.
I will follow the process as highlighted here.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Diomond » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:40 pm

markem wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:09 pm
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Please how can I request for personal data under FOI?
It's really, really easy. Complete this form.

The only bit that's not completely self-explanatory is "I request the following records: " What I wrote there was: "ALL PERSONAL RECORDS HELD BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY REGARDING [my full name], DOB [my date of birth], SPECIFICALLY IN RELATION TO IMMIGRATION, RESIDENCY AND CITIZENSHIP MATTERS. FOR EASE OF IDENTIFICATION, MY REFERENCE NUMBER IS [ref #].

Scan the form (or take a photo). Take a photo of your existing passport (as proof of identification). Send them to the email address on the form.
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Is that going to have any impact on my application?
No, it won't have any impact on your application (except perhaps a positive impact if you find out and fix the reason it's held up).
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Do I need to use a Lawyer or go through TD or do that myself?
I did it myself. I can't see any reason to use a lawyer.

Thank you. I have done this just now.. applied no dec 2017 got a usual email yesterday from team 7.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Statusquo73 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:55 am

Hi guys,

What I suggest is lets contact some of the journalist, reporters who covered Citizenship issue recently..
If at least 5-6 people email those people They will put on their newspaper.
Imagine a topic like " Citizenship applicants cannot leave Ireland for a year" made a huge noise. Now if we push and tell them our story ( even anonymously) It will be a great topic to cover for them.\
I believe we have 2 option, MEDIA or Judicial Review.

Meanwhile I write myself to journalists and ask them to put this topic on their newspaper.
However we we all together do it It will make a difference. I need your help on this guys....

Lets acts together.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Lily3 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:39 am

markem wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:09 pm
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Please how can I request for personal data under FOI?
It's really, really easy. Complete this form.

The only bit that's not completely self-explanatory is "I request the following records: " What I wrote there was: "ALL PERSONAL RECORDS HELD BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY REGARDING [my full name], DOB [my date of birth], SPECIFICALLY IN RELATION TO IMMIGRATION, RESIDENCY AND CITIZENSHIP MATTERS. FOR EASE OF IDENTIFICATION, MY REFERENCE NUMBER IS [ref #].

Scan the form (or take a photo). Take a photo of your existing passport (as proof of identification). Send them to the email address on the form.
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Is that going to have any impact on my application?
No, it won't have any impact on your application (except perhaps a positive impact if you find out and fix the reason it's held up).
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Do I need to use a Lawyer or go through TD or do that myself?
I did it myself. I can't see any reason to use a lawyer.
I did it myself in Jul and got FOI on my application everything is done, garda report and every check has been done in Aug 2018, just one box is left that is sign of an officer for submission. I contacted solicitor as well he said clearly everything is already done. He sent them a letter and mentioned that all the work has been done in Aug 2018 so why delay on my application but unfortunately Because of Jones case they got an excuse and said it will be submitted to the Minister as soon as the issue resolved but clearly mentioned as well that it is a privilege not the right and bla bla. When I sent them an email after the date announced got the same reply to be submitted to the Minister which I got in May 2019. What can be done now? I don’t think so FOI is making any difference.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Lily3 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:41 am

Lily3 wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:39 am
markem wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:09 pm
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Please how can I request for personal data under FOI?
It's really, really easy. Complete this form.

The only bit that's not completely self-explanatory is "I request the following records: " What I wrote there was: "ALL PERSONAL RECORDS HELD BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY REGARDING [my full name], DOB [my date of birth], SPECIFICALLY IN RELATION TO IMMIGRATION, RESIDENCY AND CITIZENSHIP MATTERS. FOR EASE OF IDENTIFICATION, MY REFERENCE NUMBER IS [ref #].

Scan the form (or take a photo). Take a photo of your existing passport (as proof of identification). Send them to the email address on the form.
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Is that going to have any impact on my application?
No, it won't have any impact on your application (except perhaps a positive impact if you find out and fix the reason it's held up).
danielmensah wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Do I need to use a Lawyer or go through TD or do that myself?
I did it myself. I can't see any reason to use a lawyer.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Kamione » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:18 pm

Applied June 2017
Acknowledgement letter Aug 2017
Enquiry by us - end of Nov 2018
Reply received- to submit updated docs (doc which we had already submitted at the time of application) Jan 2019
Second stage letter March 2019

Almost 2.5 yrs

Now still waiting....

Any advise?

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Nokiabox » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:41 pm

Finally after almost three years .

Applied Apr 2017
Second stage Sep 2018
Approval Dec 2019
Invitation Dec 2019

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Stanina » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:30 am

Lily3 wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:39 am

I did it myself in Jul and got FOI on my application everything is done, garda report and every check has been done in Aug 2018, just one box is left that is sign of an officer for submission. I contacted solicitor as well he said clearly everything is already done. He sent them a letter and mentioned that all the work has been done in Aug 2018 so why delay on my application but unfortunately Because of Jones case they got an excuse and said it will be submitted to the Minister as soon as the issue resolved but clearly mentioned as well that it is a privilege not the right and bla bla. When I sent them an email after the date announced got the same reply to be submitted to the Minister which I got in May 2019. What can be done now? I don’t think so FOI is making any difference.
You can go to court, there was a post on forum that it helped to gain the citizenship but costed 3.5K for legal expenses.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:20 pm

Nokiabox wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Finally after almost three years .

Applied Apr 2017
Second stage Sep 2018
Approval Dec 2019
Invitation Dec 2019
Good news and congrats.
I am looking forward to my own approval too.
Fingers crossed. :D :D

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by mmsa » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:33 pm

I applied Nov 2017 still waiting. Got my second stage Jan 2019 nothing since. Contacted TD, got same old scheisse email. Thinking Judicial review now as theyr really starting to take the mick. Anyone know of rough cost of this? and how long it takes?

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Hussein Kubadi » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:37 am

Anira wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:34 am
I applied in October 2017 and my application is at final stage since April 2018. I am wondering who else is on the same boat? I know there is a 2016 topic but didnt want to mix it with 2017 applications and want to have an idea of numbers...
My advice to you keep sending email to Department of justice because sometimes they throw your all files somewhere in office and they don’t give a shit about it. If you don’t a Solicitor get one. Because one of my friend appleid 2016 he received the second Stage later after two months that year. But he was waiting three years for any other later. He was really upset until two months ago. He got a Solicitor and also sending email to Department of Justice and finally they send for him Approval later. He received his Approval later the second of December of this year.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Hussein Kubadi » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:37 am

Anira wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:34 am
I applied in October 2017 and my application is at final stage since April 2018. I am wondering who else is on the same boat? I know there is a 2016 topic but didnt want to mix it with 2017 applications and want to have an idea of numbers...
My advice to you keep sending email to Department of justice because sometimes they throw your all files somewhere in office and they don’t give a shit about it. If you don’t a Solicitor get one. Because one of my friend appleid 2016 he received the second Stage later after two months that year. But he was waiting three years for any other later. He was really upset until two months ago. He got a Solicitor and also sending email to Department of Justice and finally they send for him Approval later. He received his Approval later the second of December of this year.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Hussein Kubadi » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:37 am

Anira wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:34 am
I applied in October 2017 and my application is at final stage since April 2018. I am wondering who else is on the same boat? I know there is a 2016 topic but didnt want to mix it with 2017 applications and want to have an idea of numbers...
My advice to you keep sending email to Department of justice because sometimes they throw your all files somewhere in office and they don’t give a shit about it. If you don’t a Solicitor get one. Because one of my friend appleid 2016 he received the second Stage later after two months that year. But he was waiting three years for any other later. He was really upset until two months ago. He got a Solicitor and also sending email to Department of Justice and finally they send for him Approval later. He received his Approval later the second of December of this year.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Hussein Kubadi » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:37 am

Anira wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:34 am
I applied in October 2017 and my application is at final stage since April 2018. I am wondering who else is on the same boat? I know there is a 2016 topic but didnt want to mix it with 2017 applications and want to have an idea of numbers...
My advice to you keep sending email to Department of justice because sometimes they throw your all files somewhere in office and they don’t give a shit about it. If you don’t a Solicitor get one. Because one of my friend appleid 2016 he received the second Stage later after two months that year. But he was waiting three years for any other later. He was really upset until two months ago. He got a Solicitor and also sending email to Department of Justice and finally they send for him Approval later. He received his Approval later the second of December of this year.

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