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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:23 am

omarel
6 weeks ago I was application is ready to be submitted.
3 weeks ago I was told on phone my application is submitted
last week when I called I was told they are waiting for garda reports and the application will be submitted once all reports are done.
I email them on Monday and word to word I got the same response as you today from team 1.

your not alone in this bro.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:32 am

btw anyone hasn't receive approval yet should not hope for may ceremony as its too late they start sending invitations.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:34 am

Mal111 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:32 am
btw anyone hasn't receive approval yet should not hope for may ceremony as its too late they start sending invitations.
Agree

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Napster2018 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:11 pm

Well ladies and lads, you are not alone. I applied back in June 2015 basesd on 5 years EUFAM which was approved back in 2009, also have 10 year EUFAM stamp And received approval letter on 18 April 2018. Already send them €950 along with 2 passports photos and my orignal GNIB card. So don’t worry everyone will get approved soon hopefully. Exact time don’t remember I have post timeline back in 2007 but can’t remember my password for that ID. So good luck to everyone who are waiting. 😀

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by hassaanhaque » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:00 am

Congratulations Napster2018
Napster2018 wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Well ladies and lads, you are not alone. I applied back in June 2015 basesd on 5 years EUFAM which was approved back in 2009, also have 10 year EUFAM stamp And received approval letter on 18 April 2018. Already send them €950 along with 2 passports photos and my orignal GNIB card. So don’t worry everyone will get approved soon hopefully. Exact time don’t remember I have post timeline back in 2007 but can’t remember my password for that ID. So good luck to everyone who are waiting. 😀

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:29 pm

Hi guys!!

First of all congrats Napster for your approval after such a long wait. All of us who are waiting since 2016 should take some legal action because i don't think we are getting approved soon, Like this we will have to wait may be some more years. Department is delaying those applications for no reason and may be waiting us to take some further step. One of my friend adviced me to contact some well known barrister to contact them and ask them to make a decision on those application. Everyone deserve respect and deserve to be citizen in this country. I have already started searching for some good legal adviser. If you guys have some other suggestion i would be more than happy to know it.
Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:14 pm

rockyguy wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:29 pm
Hi guys!!

First of all congrats Napster for your approval after such a long wait. All of us who are waiting since 2016 should take some legal action because i don't think we are getting approved soon, Like this we will have to wait may be some more years. Department is delaying those applications for no reason and may be waiting us to take some further step. One of my friend adviced me to contact some well known barrister to contact them and ask them to make a decision on those application. Everyone deserve respect and deserve to be citizen in this country. I have already started searching for some good legal adviser. If you guys have some other suggestion i would be more than happy to know it.
Thanks
@rockguy, there are big number of applications from 2016 that are still waiting, the minister of justice has stated in responding to one parliamentary question that there is still 1700 applications pending from 2016. Taking legal action is recommended and I think all should doing that after completing the two years waiting as suggested by one member here. I believe the lawyer will ask to have a look on your file and ask for a reason in delaying the decision. I believe once the process starts they will make decisions on those applications in question if the delay is deliberate for no reason. I am aiming to consult a lawyer after completing the two years as I fed up of the different stories that I am hearing about my application every week.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by nad2107 » Tue May 01, 2018 12:23 pm

Hi

has anyone noticed that the majority of people who are still waiting are either india, pakistani or around the south east asian subcontinent. does this not constitute of beloved on their part?? Or am I just thinking that!!

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Tue May 01, 2018 6:35 pm

Has anyone been in touch with the office today? What was the latest update you get from them? The last email I got is the application continues to be processed from Team 4.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by eu2irishman » Wed May 02, 2018 10:30 am

I had called them last week and I was told that they have received the GARDA and other reports and file has not been submitted.

I called them yesterday and I was told that the application is still in second stage.

So it appears that they will process it only after the next ceremony is finished.

Did anyone else have any luck?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Zombrano1 » Thu May 03, 2018 9:08 am

Hi,
Can you please send me privately the name of the solicitor and how much did he charge you?
Thank you
amwaraich wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:19 pm
The best option is to seek legal advice. I applied in Aug 2016 and my application was not moving a bit ever since. I met a solicitor and after his letters to citizenship my application has been submitted to minister and now I am waiting for decision.

I made a number of calls but to no avail. I even went to my local TD three times but same standard copy/paste response was sent to TD as well.

My solicitor sent a letter in Oct 2017 and I got response after 3 weeks that my application is being prepared for submission to minister. After 5 weeks in Dec 2017 my solicitor sent another letter asking for an update but no response. He sent a reminder and got response on 12 Jan that my application has been submitted to minister and as they get a response they will let us know.

So if someone has been waiting for more than 1 year and they still getting standard copy/paste responses, in my opinion they should seek legal advice. I know it will cost you money but at least you will get a proper response from citizenship.

I hope it will help someone.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by CR001 » Thu May 03, 2018 9:44 am

Zombrano1 wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:08 am
Hi,
Can you please send me privately the name of the solicitor and how much did he charge you?
Thank you
You do not have access to the privilege of the PM function as you are a new member.
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Please DO NOT send me a PM for immigration advice. I reserve the right to ignore the PM and not respond.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by omarel » Thu May 03, 2018 11:48 am

Anyone heard any updates? I tried calling them this morning, took me 200 calls and still couldn't get through!

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by amwaraich » Thu May 03, 2018 4:12 pm

Zombrano1 wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:08 am
Hi,
Can you please send me privately the name of the solicitor and how much did he charge you?
Thank you
Sorry I haven't got access to private messages.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by amwaraich » Thu May 03, 2018 4:14 pm

Syjem wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:14 pm
@rockguy, there are big number of applications from 2016 that are still waiting, the minister of justice has stated in responding to one parliamentary question that there is still 1700 applications pending from 2016. Taking legal action is recommended and I think all should doing that after completing the two years waiting as suggested by one member here. I believe the lawyer will ask to have a look on your file and ask for a reason in delaying the decision. I believe once the process starts they will make decisions on those applications in question if the delay is deliberate for no reason. I am aiming to consult a lawyer after completing the two years as I fed up of the different stories that I am hearing about my application every week.
I am also doing the same. Is there any way to contact you?
Thanks.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Fri May 04, 2018 3:07 am

omarel wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:48 am
Anyone heard any updates? I tried calling them this morning, took me 200 calls and still couldn't get through!
Same happen to me as well, I think they did not open the line yesterday because I was trying continuously from 10 till 12 but no success for more than 250 times. I could be wrong if someone else has went through. However, don't expect to get any approval at this time. Mostly, it need another 2 months if they have new ceremony announced.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by faraan2 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:26 am

Hi Guys


Sep 2017 my solicitor wrote them the reminder letter about my citizenship application they replied the following
your client naturalisation application is being processed in the normal way With a view to establish whether the Statutory  condition for the granting naturalisation and will be submitted to the minister for decision when processing is complete. Initial Processing team.

This Feb 2018 i requested my solicitor to remind them again and he wrote them a letter and they replied after a week the following

I Wish to Inform You That The Status of Your Client's Naturalisation Application Remain as per our letter September 2017. Processing team 2.

I really don't know what to do as there is no reason is giving for delaying application. Could anyone suggest me what to do? Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by faraan2 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:33 am

Zombrano1 wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:08 am
Hi,
Can you please send me privately the name of the solicitor and how much did he charge you?
Thank you
amwaraich wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:19 pm
The best option is to seek legal advice. I applied in Aug 2016 and my application was not moving a bit ever since. I met a solicitor and after his letters to citizenship my application has been submitted to minister and now I am waiting for decision.

I made a number of calls but to no avail. I even went to my local TD three times but same standard copy/paste response was sent to TD as well.

My solicitor sent a letter in Oct 2017 and I got response after 3 weeks that my application is being prepared for submission to minister. After 5 weeks in Dec 2017 my solicitor sent another letter asking for an update but no response. He sent a reminder and got response on 12 Jan that my application has been submitted to minister and as they get a response they will let us know.

So if someone has been waiting for more than 1 year and they still getting standard copy/paste responses, in my opinion they should seek legal advice. I know it will cost you money but at least you will get a proper response from citizenship.

I hope it will help someone.
Hi Guys

Sep 2017 my solicitor wrote them the reminder letter about my citizenship application they replied the following
your client naturalisation application is being processed in the normal way With a view to establish whether the Statutory  condition for the granting naturalisation and will be submitted to the minister for decision when processing is complete. Initial Processing team.

This Feb 2018 i requested my solicitor to remind them again and he wrote them a letter and they replied after a week the following

I Wish to Inform You That The Status of Your Client's Naturalisation Application Remain as per our letter September 2017. Processing team 2.

I really don't know what to do as there is no reason is giving for delaying application. Could anyone suggest me what to do? Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by nad2107 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:01 am

You are lucky you even got a reply. We have sent numerous emails and solicitor written two letters and no reply at all.

I am so frustrated have no idea what to do. Its heartbreaking to see that people who applied in January this year have already had approval and yet again people like us have been waiting since april last year.

I feel they are more reluctant to issue naturalisation to people of certain countries, it really is frustrating.

Have no idea what else we can do to speed up process. If anyone has any suggestions feel free to let us know.

Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Fri May 04, 2018 9:46 pm

nad2107 wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:01 am
You are lucky you even got a reply. We have sent numerous emails and solicitor written two letters and no reply at all.

I am so frustrated have no idea what to do. Its heartbreaking to see that people who applied in January this year have already had approval and yet again people like us have been waiting since april last year.

I feel they are more reluctant to issue naturalisation to people of certain countries, it really is frustrating.

Have no idea what else we can do to speed up process. If anyone has any suggestions feel free to let us know.

Thanks
Obviously, there is a cohort of applications that seem to be treated differently and this could be due to their original country or something else. I was expecting that the delay will only be during the second stage when they run the check on people but I then discovered that they also delaying the application even after completing all the checks. Since Feb 2018, I have been told that my application is at final stage which I assume means that they got all the reports they asked for but till now the application didn't reach a conclusion. They should tell people that the process might take so long and not saying that it will take 6 months and then takes more than 2 years.

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