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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Vorona » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:30 pm

sugeie wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:16 pm
Great news!! congrats and all but i wont hold me breath just yet. I believe Applications based on Irish Marriage take priority. This might just be another Vorona! :)
I'm actually married to Irish citizen, but my application was a standard one based on residence.
Can't be 100% sure, but I think my marriage played the role.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Schnaz » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:48 pm

This site made me feel more at ease, so tonight, instead of just looking at comments, I thought as an Irish citizen, I would help with some insight. My Venezuelan husband didn't know this page existed and myself got more information here than anywhere else over the past few months. I do hope there is positive news coming in the post shortly for you all, because it feels like informing each other, it is the only way we know thats going on.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by bettynricki » Sat May 01, 2021 4:49 pm

I applied in January 2020 married to an Irish national and still haven’t received approval. So not sure being married to an Irish national makes us in the priority list.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by sugeie » Mon May 10, 2021 4:13 pm

so i guess its safe to say the guys from last week were an abnormally. haven't heard any more from 2020 getting approved.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Vorona » Mon May 10, 2021 4:24 pm

It's hard to say since very few of the actual applicants are registered on the forum to create a clear picture. The title of the thread is also suggesting that it's for people whose applications were approved and not the decision being made in general. It's pity that we don't have a reliable and categorised official data.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by hako » Mon May 10, 2021 5:09 pm

My wife applied on March 2020 and we haven't heard anything since then. I mean no second stage letter. She is an EU citizen and a frontline healthcare worker. So I believe there is no priority for anyone. Just have to be lucky and a straight forward case will increase the chances.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by polarcub » Tue May 11, 2021 8:34 am

The department is prioritizing applicants who are at their 2+ year mark. When applications reach 2 years, you can take the department to court (which is called a Judicial Review). this is very costly for the department when they lose, so they'll want to clear this backlog. i believe their target to clear this 2year waiting backlog is by end of June.

Not everyone gets a second letter it seems. Sometimes the "second letter" goes out with the initial acknowledgment letter. You can get an FOI to see what's been done to the application - this is free and easy to do online. You can also get a lawyer to inquire, but I doubt they'll get a solid response.

Being married to an Irish citizen does not speed up the process at all. Anecdotally, it seems to process at a slower rate based on what's shared on these forums - i suspect it's because in the past there were a lot of fraud cases associated with this type of application.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Vorona » Tue May 11, 2021 2:38 pm

Spouses of Irish citizens are always considered a priority by being able to apply for citizenship after only three years of marriage, unlike standard applications which are based on residence. It's is understandable that there's an element of jealousy about this from other categories of applicants. Similar speculations regularly circulated on this forum that people from certain countries or of certain ethnic origin or background being discriminated against, but the official statistics of naturalised citizens from recent years shows otherwise.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Vorona » Tue May 11, 2021 2:52 pm

Speaking of healthcare workers, it has been confirmed by the Department several times that they are not able to prioritise applications from people employed in healthcare sector or any other area because there is no legislation or system to allow them to do that.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Vorona » Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:02 pm

Ok, two former coworkers of mine just told me that they have received decision today, both have applied in Summer of 2020. Looks like 2020 applications are now being finalised.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by kasskass » Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:50 am

Vorona wrote:
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:02 pm
Ok, two former coworkers of mine just told me that they have received decision today, both have applied in Summer of 2020. Looks like 2020 applications are now being finalised.
hi vorona
its good news for those applied in 2020 .does those peoples were asked for e vetting before they got there decisions ? i have also applied since since july2020 still waiting .

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Vorona » Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:26 pm

kasskass wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:50 am
hi vorona
its good news for those applied in 2020 .does those peoples were asked for e vetting before they got there decisions ? i have also applied since since july2020 still waiting .
I don't know. I applied in March, got a decision earlier this year but I did not receive any e-vetting form. E-vetting is for new applications I believe.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by sugeie » Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:42 pm

Vorona wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:26 pm
kasskass wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:50 am
hi vorona
its good news for those applied in 2020 .does those peoples were asked for e vetting before they got there decisions ? i have also applied since since july2020 still waiting .
I don't know. I applied in March, got a decision earlier this year but I did not receive any e-vetting form. E-vetting is for new applications I believe.
I think you are your friends are an exception to the rule!! i applied months before them and havent heard anything neither have others on this site who applied in the early part of the year

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Vorona » Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:44 pm

sugeie wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:42 pm
I think you are your friends are an exception to the rule!! i applied months before them and havent heard anything neither have others on this site who applied in the early part of the year
I am sure we will see more reports shortly about decisions being made regarding applications from 2020.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by sugeie » Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:26 pm

Vorona wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:44 pm
sugeie wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:42 pm
I think you are your friends are an exception to the rule!! i applied months before them and havent heard anything neither have others on this site who applied in the early part of the year
I am sure we will see more reports shortly about decisions being made regarding applications from 2020.
I hope you are right!! really do. would really make the second part of this year lit

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Dub23 » Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:33 pm

Hi Vorona,

I know it probably won’t help much, but do you know when (which month) in 2020 they applied?

Thanks!
Vorona wrote:
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:02 pm
Ok, two former coworkers of mine just told me that they have received decision today, both have applied in Summer of 2020. Looks like 2020 applications are now being finalised.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Vorona » Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:40 pm

Dub23 wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:33 pm
I know it probably won’t help much, but do you know when (which month) in 2020 they applied?
I don't know, did not ask. Both married to Irish citizens and applications were based on the marriage. That's all I know.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Dub23 » Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:43 pm

Aha, married to Irish citizens. That might be the key difference. I am still hopeful of hearing something in 2021. :-)

Thanks!
Vorona wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:40 pm
Dub23 wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:33 pm
I know it probably won’t help much, but do you know when (which month) in 2020 they applied?
I don't know, did not ask. Both married to Irish citizens and applications were based on the marriage. That's all I know.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by sugeie » Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:50 pm

Great news Guys!!! u applied in Feb 2020 and i got a letter today requesting i sign fidelity to the state and pay the 950 fee!!!! i am not married so this wasnt based on marriage to an EU national but based on 5 years stamp 4

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Vorona » Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:34 pm

See, I told you the truth!)
Congratulations!

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by johnpromise01 » Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:00 pm

Congratulations.
I applied in February 2020 too but I am yet to receive a decision. The last time i emailed them i got a response of advance stage. I recently received FOI report and i discovered that they did garda check in the same 2020 and nothing else is being done after then. Hopefully, I'll get a decision soon.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by wj11 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:22 pm

hi guys ,i got grant letter and form this morning by post, i applied 02/2020 based on NON EU 5years+stamp 4 , thank you guys for all the informations ,hope who is on same boat get good news soon :D

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Waiting2021 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:44 am

TropicalTornado wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:43 am
I've got the second stage letter too but as you said, not expecting further progress this year. There are a lot of application pending from 2017, 2018, and 2019.
First applied on 10/07/2020
Got my passport back along with application no
After 5 weeks
Than they asked for more documents after 3 months
Then I email them on 02/05/2021
And they replied on 15/05/2021


Thank you for your email.

Your application is currently at an advanced stage of processing. While it
is not possible to give an exact timeframe, this office will be in touch
with you as soon as a decision has been reached.


Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 4
Any idea how long from this email
Many thanks

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by Patchwork » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:04 pm

TropicalTornado wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:43 am

Any idea how long from this email
It could be any amount of time - that just seems to be a generic email. I had a similar one in December 2020 and nothing since.

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Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

Post by johnpromise01 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:49 pm

I got this email reply today:

Please note that your application for naturalisation has been submitted to the Minister for a decision. If further documentation and/or clarification of any matter related to your application is required from you, we will write to you requesting it. Otherwise, you will receive a letter in due course informing you of the Minister’s decision on your application.

Any opinion?

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