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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:25 am

Hi guys!

I called them last tuesday and the lady this time gave me some positive reply. She said "your application is in final stages"and everything looks fine and you should be in next ceremony" when i asked when it is so she said i am not sure will be announced soon.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Top 3 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 pm

Hi guys,
Today i got letter from citizenship asking again passport and copies of psc card and garda card .if somebody could tell me why they ask me again these things after 2 year.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Rosay36 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:27 pm

I would imagine the only reason they asked is that they have started working on your file and probably a decision will be made very soon. If you have what they are looking for, I wouldn’t hesitate in sending it over to them in order to get the stress off your shoulder.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:55 pm

Top 3 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Hi guys,
Today i got letter from citizenship asking again passport and copies of psc card and garda card .if somebody could tell me why they ask me again these things after 2 year.
Hey man. Its a good sign. Atleast they ask you something normal so its a very positive sign. Hopefully you will get your approval soon. I am still waiting.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by mufc69 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:35 am

Hello, my wife applied for naturalisation based on her marriage to me, an Irish spouse living in Northern Ireland where she has been residing for almost 5 years. She sent all of required documents back in June 2017 and almost one year later we have had no result, just copy and paste replies via email stating that it’s still being processed 🙄😏

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by CR001 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:48 am

mufc69 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:35 am
Hello, my wife applied for naturalisation based on her marriage to me, an Irish spouse living in Northern Ireland where she has been residing for almost 5 years. She sent all of required documents back in June 2017 and almost one year later we have had no result, just copy and paste replies via email stating that it’s still being processed 🙄😏
Kindly note that this topic is for long delays for applications submitted in 2016. Please refrain from posting about 2017 application submissions. Thanks
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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by tempacc » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:32 am

rockyguy wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:55 pm
Top 3 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Hi guys,
Today i got letter from citizenship asking again passport and copies of psc card and garda card .if somebody could tell me why they ask me again these things after 2 year.
Hey man. Its a good sign. Atleast they ask you something normal so its a very positive sign. Hopefully you will get your approval soon. I am still waiting.
I applied back in August 2016, They asked me my original passport and PSC card in January 2018 I sent them within 1 week and they sent me back my passport after 2 to 3 weeks, and no correspondance from them since, I only contacted them for updates and same answer
application continue to be processed ...

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:14 pm

Guys !

Any update for 2016 delayed applications? Does anybody knows if there is any ceremony soon or will be in November? Seems like department is not working at all on old applications and delaying for no serious backgrounds, It's actually very unfair the long wait is really painful. Any suggestions/advises would be appreciated. I haven't heard anything from them since last February which was passport returned along with 2nd stage letter.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:08 pm

rockyguy wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:14 pm
Guys !

Any update for 2016 delayed applications? Does anybody knows if there is any ceremony soon or will be in November? Seems like department is not working at all on old applications and delaying for no serious backgrounds, It's actually very unfair the long wait is really painful. Any suggestions/advises would be appreciated. I haven't heard anything from them since last February which was passport returned along with 2nd stage letter.
No update yet, same respond from them when I ring them. Don't know what is going. Anyone knows whether they are still sending approvals or not?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by nojoyfrominis » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:50 am

I think they only start sending approvals near to the ceremony ie after announcing ceremony date. However someone had posted in one of the timelines that he received his approval in last week of may ie one week after the ceremony.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by broli » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:36 pm

I got my approval back in february with no ceremony date (only 3 of us updated the forum 1 january 2 february if i recall totally). The truth is few applicant are in the forum and no one really knows. We feel that more approval are sent out when a ceremony is upcoming.

Nobody really knows whats going on with that office . Its best not to make too much speculation around it

Good luck

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Cz2015 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:06 am

Just after getting off the phone from Citiz was told that I should hear from them in a week to 10 days and was also told that there is going to be a small ceremony in September and than another in December.
Good luck to everyone I’d say since thy have the dates Approval will start rolling.
Any one else contact them and get a positive reply?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:38 am

Cz2015 wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:06 am
Just after getting off the phone from Citiz was told that I should hear from them in a week to 10 days and was also told that there is going to be a small ceremony in September and than another in December.
Good luck to everyone I’d say since thy have the dates Approval will start rolling.
Any one else contact them and get a positive reply?
I have contacted them on Tuesday and I have been told that the next ceremony will be in November and I should hear from them before the next ceremony. I don't trust whatever they are saying as they used to tell people very confusing things.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by tempacc » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:36 pm

Syjem wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:38 am
Cz2015 wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:06 am
Just after getting off the phone from Citiz was told that I should hear from them in a week to 10 days and was also told that there is going to be a small ceremony in September and than another in December.
Good luck to everyone I’d say since thy have the dates Approval will start rolling.
Any one else contact them and get a positive reply?
I have contacted them on Tuesday and I have been told that the next ceremony will be in November and I should hear from them before the next ceremony. I don't trust whatever they are saying as they used to tell people very confusing things.

I have also heard that the next ceremony is in November

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by hassaanhaque » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:11 am

Just spoke to the helpline. They said that my application is being prepared for submission to the Minister. In all previous correspondence I was told that application is in process.

I contacted by local TD and he has queried it twice with the department. I think that had made a difference.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:11 pm

Called office today and was told that they are awaiting information from external agency...same response for the last 5-6 months...any idea about this issue???

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by amwaraich » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:03 pm

Ok guys. My wife also applied after 3 years residency based on Irish Associations last week. She got the acknowledgement letter this week and guess what. She got acknowledgement along with confirmation that her application has moved to 2nd stage after initial assessment. I got to 2nd stage after one year in August 2017, application submitted to minister in Dec 2017 and still waiting for minister's decision.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by nojoyfrominis » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:24 pm

The same was for my wife. She applied last year on July 12 and got second stage letter in a week’s time. Nothing has happened since then.
For Irish associations, if you have submitted all the documents, it’s straight to 2 nd letter as the application does not meet residency requirement. It is on ministers discretion. But generally I have seen Irish associations take the longest.
My wife’s update this week was that it is being prepared for submission to the minister while last month they said it was at advanced stage of processing and will hear soon.
I don’t think 2 nd stage letter or their response means anything.
Hopefully I am wrong and Gud luck for your wife’s app anyways

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Krishan29 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:53 am

Hi all. I got letter in 1st May 2018 for fee and picture but no invitation for 21 May. Is anyone in same stage . I applied on spouse of Irish National in 2016.
Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:44 pm

Hi guys,

Any response from department who applied in 2016? Don't know what is going on? Does anybody know what they actually do in 2nd stage and how does it takes normally? Coz my app is moved to 2nd stage only last feburary. No news about 2nd ceremony either. Any comments would be appreciated.

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