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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Sazhar » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:33 pm

Hi All, i heard people getting Approvals again. Anybody from 2017 who got the Approval recently?

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:52 pm

Hi All,

I got the reply for the FOI application that I did in November 2019.
The checklist is 1 - 17. I am concerned about the checklist the final column where it says: "Information given in confidence" Page 144-164 (Refuse).
I am planning to give the documents of 146 pages to my Lawyer to study and write them again.
He wrote sometime in December and they came back with the same generic reply "the application is continued to be processed blah blah blah" as usual.
Please any advise on what next to do?
This is getting really frustrating.
Thanks guys. :cry:
Daniel.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by alhakeem » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:34 pm

danielmensah wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:52 pm
"Information given in confidence" Page 144-164 (Refuse).
Do you mean this the recommendation for the minister or this is his decision or your answer is not convincing?Hope for you all the best

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by ahmad380 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:49 pm

@danielmensah - How you applied for FOI ? Can you please guide, I need to apply too. Thanks

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:10 pm

ahmad380 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:49 pm
@danielmensah - How you applied for FOI ? Can you please guide, I need to apply too. Thanks
You can request for your personal data under FOI act.
Download the FORM, fill it, scan and send it to the email provided in the form.
It takes about 4 weeks for processing.
They will send the documents and responses regarding your application and checklist.
From the CHECKLIST I got, only one question was refused and quoted the reason why that was refused under the same FOI Act.
https://foi.gov.ie/guidance/about/
My lawyer will take it up from there and write DOJ again.
I have tried attaching the FOI form to this post was unsuccessful.
Let me know if you have any question in this regard.
Cheers. :|

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:16 pm

alhakeem wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:34 pm
danielmensah wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:52 pm
"Information given in confidence" Page 144-164 (Refuse).
Do you mean this the recommendation for the minister or this is his decision or your answer is not convincing?Hope for you all the best
It was one section of the CHECKLIST of the outcome of the FOI application I made in November 2019. It wasn't Minister decision. 16 out of 17 questions were answered.
It was frustrating to see that your application is sitting there on some lazy mule desk. So I decided to request for my personal data with DOJ under FOI Act, at least to know what possible cause could be hindering the progress of my application. It's been well over 2 years I have applied.
Hope this clears the air.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by ahmad380 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:21 pm

@ danielmensah

Many Thanks for your reply. I checked the website 'https://foi.gov.ie/guidance/about/' and did not find the form. Can you please give me the link from where you download the form ?

Its nearly 2 years for me too, I am waiting :( very frustrating.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Emu1990 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:38 pm

ahmad380 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:21 pm
@ danielmensah

Many Thanks for your reply. I checked the website 'https://foi.gov.ie/guidance/about/' and did not find the form. Can you please give me the link from where you download the form ?

Its nearly 2 years for me too, I am waiting :( very frustrating.

Ahmad have u got second stage letter?

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by ahmad380 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:45 pm

Emu1990 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:38 pm
ahmad380 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:21 pm
@ danielmensah

Many Thanks for your reply. I checked the website 'https://foi.gov.ie/guidance/about/' and did not find the form. Can you please give me the link from where you download the form ?

Its nearly 2 years for me too, I am waiting :( very frustrating.

Ahmad have u got second stage letter?
Emu1990 - I got the 2nd stage letter in early 2019. And just got a email reply today as below:

"your application is currently being processed. This
office does not currently require any further information or documentation
from you at this time. While it is not possible to give an exact timeframe,
this office will be in touch as soon as a decision has been reached."

I asked the local TD too and He have sent them an email. Next week I am applying for FOI.

Thanks.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Emu1990 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:50 pm

ahmad380 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Emu1990 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:38 pm
ahmad380 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:21 pm
@ danielmensah

Many Thanks for your reply. I checked the website 'https://foi.gov.ie/guidance/about/' and did not find the form. Can you please give me the link from where you download the form ?

Its nearly 2 years for me too, I am waiting :( very frustrating.

Ahmad have u got second stage letter?
Emu1990 - I got the 2nd stage letter in early 2019. And just got a email reply today as below:

"your application is currently being processed. This
office does not currently require any further information or documentation
from you at this time. While it is not possible to give an exact timeframe,
this office will be in touch as soon as a decision has been reached."

I asked the local TD too and He have sent them an email. Next week I am applying for FOI.

Thanks.


It's a long time after 2nd stage letter ....all the best ahmad ..

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:51 pm

ahmad380 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Emu1990 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:38 pm
ahmad380 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:21 pm
@ danielmensah

Many Thanks for your reply. I checked the website 'https://foi.gov.ie/guidance/about/' and did not find the form. Can you please give me the link from where you download the form ?

Its nearly 2 years for me too, I am waiting :( very frustrating.

Ahmad have u got second stage letter?
Emu1990 - I got the 2nd stage letter in early 2019. And just got a email reply today as below:

"your application is currently being processed. This
office does not currently require any further information or documentation
from you at this time. While it is not possible to give an exact timeframe,
this office will be in touch as soon as a decision has been reached."

I asked the local TD too and He have sent them an email. Next week I am applying for FOI.

Thanks.
This is the link for the form:
https://foi.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/F ... n_Form.pdf
Cheers.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:55 pm

The date for the ceremony has been confirmed as Mon. 2nd and Tuesday the 3rd March 2020.
https://www.irishimmigration.ie/citizen ... eremonies/
Fingers crossed.......cant wait to get my letter soon.
Am really frustrated and tired of waiting. :?

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by ahmad380 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:57 pm

Many Thanks Guys.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by mmsa » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:11 am

Really tired of waiting, Application submitted Oct 2017. If my approval doesnt come through in the next 4 weeks Im going to court. Does anyone know how much a Judicial review costs?

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by mmsa » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:12 am

Just for the record second stage letter received Jan 2019

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by coder » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:13 am

Hello guys,
My application is pending since March 2017
stamp 4 based on work permit
last correspondence over the e mail is application is on advance stage.
Any suggestion would I qualify on this up coming ceremony in March 2020
Thank you,
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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by BH1 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:17 am

Hi There ,

Application processing since April 2017. In advance stage since Nov 2017. Nothing ever asked . Heard people are still getting approvals. Don't really know what to do ? Any suggestions ?:

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by mmsa » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:41 am

Contact a solicitor which specializes in immigration and naturalization ASAP and ask them to send a letter querying the application. This has produced some last minute approvals

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by Stanina » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:01 am

mmsa wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:11 am
Really tired of waiting, Application submitted Oct 2017. If my approval doesnt come through in the next 4 weeks Im going to court. Does anyone know how much a Judicial review costs?
I think in 2018 smbd mentioned 2-3.5K :(

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by BH1 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:12 pm

mmsa wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:41 am
Contact a solicitor which specializes in immigration and naturalization ASAP and ask them to send a letter querying the application. This has produced some last minute approvals
Thank you mmsa. Have you received approval yet? And have you gotten in touch with a solicitor ?

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by mmsa » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:55 pm

Yes got approval this week. After multiple email enquiries, a couple of TD letter and finally a solicitors letter.
Applied oct 2017.

Good luck to you and everyone else on here. Id advise you to make a move with a TD or solicitor otherwise your leaving it down to the mercy of a short staffed INIS.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by BH1 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:18 am

mmsa wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:55 pm
Yes got approval this week. After multiple email enquiries, a couple of TD letter and finally a solicitors letter.
Applied oct 2017.

Good luck to you and everyone else on here. Id advise you to make a move with a TD or solicitor otherwise your leaving it down to the mercy of a short staffed INIS.
Thank you for a quick reply . TD has written several times on my behalf . Solicitor has sent one letter. Now she has sent another letter a couple of weeks back . Still no approval . Written an email to INIS and got the same copy paste reply. So I guess there is very little I can do now . As I think they have possibly sent all approvals by this time.

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Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Post by danielmensah » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:14 pm

Anyone here with an approval for the upcoming ceremony 2nd and 3rd March 2019?
It's been quiet a bit here.
This is getting frustrating.
Any update from anyone here?

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