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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by Captainf » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:04 pm

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/07 ... -ceremony/

First Virtual Citizenship ceremony took place.

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by iamok » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:09 pm

ahmad380 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:35 pm

Anybody knows, what does it mean? it looks like same normal reply. and My Application is still not with the Minister it looks like. How do they determine that the Applicant is good character or not?

Thanks.
It doesn't mean anything. We are waiting since January 2018 and we stopped following up with them months ago because we kept getting the same generic responses. We are just hoping that they somehow find our application and look into it!

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by iamok » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:10 pm

Captainf wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:04 pm
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/07 ... -ceremony/

First Virtual Citizenship ceremony took place.
Some good news at least. Let's see when they actually decide to hold one for the wider population and start clearing the backlog!

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by maximus_ » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:18 pm

Fantastic news.

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by johnpromise01 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:56 pm

FANTASTIC NEWS :D

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by aneelrahim » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:56 pm

More detail about the virtual ceremony

https://www.irishimmigration.ie/ministe ... -ceremony/

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by 5121472 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:58 pm

I wonder if everyone is still getting the funny and stupid ''continues to be processed'' emails or has anyone got any indication that their application is on advanced stage or waiting to be submitted to the Minister etc? Anything different?

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by SeanDub » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:06 pm

Same Copy/Paste, "Continues to be processed" reply, waiting since September 2017 :(

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by aneelrahim » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:13 pm

I also get the letter for my child application "continues to be processed"

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by Paddy1996 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:35 pm

I have been receiving the same Copy Paste Emails from Them Applying since February 2018 through my solicitor, so I had no choice I already bring my case to high court today , now waiting for the courts date

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by 5121472 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:05 am

This is just ridiculous the way DOJ / INIS are working and treating us. If they are only waiting for people to go to high court to get a decision on their application, this already shows you how inefficiently this dept is being run and how discriminating these people have got. Copying and pasting emails all the time and making no real progress on your applications. What a joke!

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by Paddy1996 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:38 am

I have learned something , everything you try to take from the government you will never get it unless you push them and force them to give it to you , otherwise if you leave your hopes with them you will never get it trust anyone that have been waiting a long time for a decision with out any reason sent them to high court you will get your rights from the night court

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by 5121472 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:01 am

I guess you are right. What else can we do if INIS only want to do it the difficult way, other than dragging them to the court. This is just so ridiculous and shameful for INIS to do such things and delay applications on purpose while the declared time is only 6 months and applicants are waiting from 2017 or even before. 2 to 3 long years of your life. Non-sense.

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by niccim » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:51 pm

5121472 wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:01 am
I guess you are right. What else can we do if INIS only want to do it the difficult way, other than dragging them to the court. This is just so ridiculous and shameful for INIS to do such things and delay applications on purpose while the declared time is only 6 months and applicants are waiting from 2017 or even before. 2 to 3 long years of your life. Non-sense.
Seriously. 5121472 for Minister :lol: Completely agree with your comment that we are the customers. It is so frustrating to sit year after year.

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by 5121472 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:52 am

niccim wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:51 pm
5121472 wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:01 am
I guess you are right. What else can we do if INIS only want to do it the difficult way, other than dragging them to the court. This is just so ridiculous and shameful for INIS to do such things and delay applications on purpose while the declared time is only 6 months and applicants are waiting from 2017 or even before. 2 to 3 long years of your life. Non-sense.
Seriously. 5121472 for Minister :lol: Completely agree with your comment that we are the customers. It is so frustrating to sit year after year.
exactly. another month of July is going to be over and still no news regarding the virtual ceremony. very inefficient to be honest.

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by GoWentGone123 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:10 pm

Hi guys,

Just wanted to ask a question. What are the timings of issue of approval letters, are they always issued before a ceremony meaning thereby ceremony date is announced first and then the letters are issued OR open letters are issued that your application for naturalization is approved and you will be included in next ceremony (something like that). Thanks

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by GoWentGone123 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:13 pm

Also to let everyone know that these are my very first posts so please bear with me if i post something which has already been discussed. Happy to be redirected. Thanks

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by littlerr » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:36 pm

GoWentGone123 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Also to let everyone know that these are my very first posts so please bear with me if i post something which has already been discussed. Happy to be redirected. Thanks
We don’t know what the new minister will do, but based on previous experiences, applications will enter an ‘advanced’ stage 3-4 months before the next scheduled ceremony.

They go through a final check by the staff, and then they are sent to the minister for sign off.

People get the approval letter around 2 months before the ceremony. Pay the fee. Send over the photos, and receive the invitation around 3-4 weeks before the ceremony.

Things might be a bit different now that we have a new minister and they are organising a large scale virtual ceremony.

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by GoWentGone123 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:48 pm

Thanks littlerr for your detailed response. Does that mean you get another letter after 2nd stage letter stating that the application is in advanced stage and then a fourth letter is approval letter and then invitation to ceremony?

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by GoWentGone123 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:45 pm

Anyone want to share their recent experience if they don't mind, thank you!

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by littlerr » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:51 pm

GoWentGone123 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:48 pm
Thanks littlerr for your detailed response. Does that mean you get another letter after 2nd stage letter stating that the application is in advanced stage and then a fourth letter is approval letter and then invitation to ceremony?
Yes exactly

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by sugeie » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:51 pm

out of curiousity GOWENTGONE? what stage are you currently at? and what is your timeline for application and second letter receipt(if applicable)

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by Bealtaine » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:49 am

5121472 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:58 pm
I wonder if everyone is still getting the funny and stupid ''continues to be processed'' emails or has anyone got any indication that their application is on advanced stage or waiting to be submitted to the Minister etc? Anything different?
Hi there,

My application has been on ‘advanced stage’ for several months now and I received a letter that was sent on the 15th of July stating that it continues to be processed the normal way. :D

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by sugeie » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:05 am

when you say "advanced stage" what stage is that? 2nd where you received a letter saying they are verifying good character? or have you gotten a letter requesting the citizenship fee? and when did you get the first notification of the current advanced stage you are in now?

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Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

Post by SamH » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:16 am

littlerr wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:36 pm
GoWentGone123 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Also to let everyone know that these are my very first posts so please bear with me if i post something which has already been discussed. Happy to be redirected. Thanks
We don’t know what the new minister will do, but based on previous experiences, applications will enter an ‘advanced’ stage 3-4 months before the next scheduled ceremony.

They go through a final check by the staff, and then they are sent to the minister for sign off.

People get the approval letter around 2 months before the ceremony. Pay the fee. Send over the photos, and receive the invitation around 3-4 weeks before the ceremony.

Things might be a bit different now that we have a new minister and they are organising a large scale virtual ceremony.
Hi littlerr - thanks very much for your posts - always find them useful.

Your statement above "... they are organising a large scale virtual ceremony" sounds very definite (and very positive!). Have you heard more about these ceremonies than has been reported in the media? If so, could you elaborate for us?

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