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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Stress » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:22 pm

hi i have been told over the phone today my application is on 2nd stage while i have got already email its being ready for the submission the man told me its not possible that i will invite for this ceremony. everytime different stories i have and after 2 years still they are saying this ceremony can not be for me. :(

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:15 pm

Stress wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:22 pm
hi i have been told over the phone today my application is on 2nd stage while i have got already email its being ready for the submission the man told me its not possible that i will invite for this ceremony. everytime different stories i have and after 2 years still they are saying this ceremony can not be for me. :(
Don't believe what they say to you. There is nothing for certain with this office. The best way to get an update is to send them a post and ask for update. The ceremony could be next November and we still have around 3.5 month till that time.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Stress » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:42 pm

Syjem wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Stress wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:22 pm
hi i have been told over the phone today my application is on 2nd stage while i have got already email its being ready for the submission the man told me its not possible that i will invite for this ceremony. everytime different stories i have and after 2 years still they are saying this ceremony can not be for me. :(
Don't believe what they say to you. There is nothing for certain with this office. The best way to get an update is to send them a post and ask for update. The ceremony could be next November and we still have around 3.5 month till that time.

did you get any reply about your application?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:10 pm

Stress wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:42 pm
Syjem wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Stress wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:22 pm
hi i have been told over the phone today my application is on 2nd stage while i have got already email its being ready for the submission the man told me its not possible that i will invite for this ceremony. everytime different stories i have and after 2 years still they are saying this ceremony can not be for me. :(
Don't believe what they say to you. There is nothing for certain with this office. The best way to get an update is to send them a post and ask for update. The ceremony could be next November and we still have around 3.5 month till that time.

did you get any reply about your application?
I got a letter two weeks ago that it is at advanced stage. My TD has contacted them in June and also he is been told that my application is at an advanced stage

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Cz2015 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:58 pm

Seems like the approvals have started
Any updates? Has anyone contacted citizenship recently?
Good luck to all

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:22 pm

Hi guys !

Any update on your application? One of my friend also applied in 2016 based on married to EU. Stamp4 EuFam. He rand the citizenship department last tuesday and he was told on phone by a lady that " Your application is completed and next ceremony is 26th of November and you will get your notification soon".He is confused as he's not registered in this forum. Does anybody knows what's that mean?

Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:42 am

rockyguy wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Hi guys !

Any update on your application? One of my friend also applied in 2016 based on married to EU. Stamp4 EuFam. He rand the citizenship department last tuesday and he was told on phone by a lady that " Your application is completed and next ceremony is 26th of November and you will get your notification soon".He is confused as he's not registered in this forum. Does anybody knows what's that mean?

Thanks
It is good for your friend that his application has been completed. They should send him the approval letter shortly. I think that delayed applications should receive decisions before the next ceremony. So let's hope for the best.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:25 am

This is getting ridiculous and a mere joke. People have applied for more than 2 years and no response. I applied in November 2016 & received the 2nd stage letter in June 2017 and since then no progress. According to
them since July 2017 they have been awaiting external agency information. On the other hand when they need to hire people for any job or doctors they do Garda Vetting in less 2 weeks. Can’t see coming to an end in this year. Let’s see

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by kseni » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:44 am

they told me over the phone that 2016 is in priority now, i've applied jan 4 2017 so also crossing my fingers
iceice304 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:25 am
This is getting ridiculous and a mere joke. People have applied for more than 2 years and no response. I applied in November 2016 & received the 2nd stage letter in June 2017 and since then no progress. According to
them since July 2017 they have been awaiting external agency information. On the other hand when they need to hire people for any job or doctors they do Garda Vetting in less 2 weeks. Can’t see coming to an end in this year. Let’s see

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by nojoyfrominis » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:38 pm

My wife contacted our local T.D. for getting the update on her application. I did a little research on all the local TDS and we contacted the one who is very vocal raising the immigration issues. She got the same reply from inis that the app is in advance stage and the minister will make a decision soon.
My T.D. apologised for the appaling system and has asked my wife to contact her in a months’ time if She doesnt have a decision by then. She seems to be very nice lady. Hopefully will sort this out.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Makhtar8155 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:40 pm

Hi guys. I applied in July 2016.after 22month they asked me to submit my current passport. I submitted my passport 3months ago. Still waiting for my passport but always they said they are investigation possible issue but did not specify any issue. What should I do now.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:53 pm

Makhtar8155 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Hi guys. I applied in July 2016.after 22month they asked me to submit my current passport. I submitted my passport 3months ago. Still waiting for my passport but always they said they are investigation possible issue but did not specify any issue. What should I do now.
Hi There, same happen to me. They ask for my passport and they needed around 5 months to send back to me. Don't worry they will send it back after they finish their work. If you have any travel you can wirte to them and ask them to send it back.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:13 am

Hi guys,

I also applied since June 2016 and my application is still on 2nd stage since February this year. I was asked for my passport and they returned me back in 5 working days since then continued to be processed. When i ring them they tell me the same story waiting for " Garda reports or external reports" One of my friend called them 2 weeks ago for an update and he was told his application has been completed and ceremony is in 26th of Nov this year. He called last week again and he was told we are still waiting for garda reports and we dont know when is the next ceremony. He was annoyed and told the lady that i was told completely different story last week so she said i don't know why someone said to you this. I can see in the system we are waiting on garda reports on your file. This office is mad and i am losing hope now.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Paddy_Leprechaun » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:47 pm

I had a similar experience before the last ceremony this year, I was told "application is in the final stage and almost ready for submission", next week "application is submitted to the minister", the week after "Application is being processed and in the final stage, but not yet completed" When confronted that there is no consistency in the story, then I have this conversation;
INIS Team: who told you last week?
I: I don't know, how can I tell you her name, usually you don't say your name while answering the phone. Even if they say, I can't recall.
INIS Team: ok, all I can tell you that your application is the final stage but not submitted to the Minister yet"
I: Does it mean I was given wrong information last time by two different persons at two different occasions...
INIS Team: I can't say anything. You will be notified whenever a decision has been made.


It seems like every person answering the phone makes up a story which he/she answers to all applicants in the same situation. I have seen people reporting on this forum after the call and their stories match exact word by word. I don't know who to believe, I am sure after calling once, if you call them again in 10 mins or so and someone else answers your phone, you will hear a different story.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Gogreen81 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:18 pm

Don’t know if I laugh or cry after reading the last 2 posts
It’s a shame and we have to go thru such a process with no transpareny . Been waiting for a year now since my application but not final confirmation yet and story keep changing . Not sure how long will have to wait

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by kseni » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:46 am

if Garda vetting is the reason for delays, is there any way to push this vetting via Garda by asking TDs or else?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:09 pm

Garda vetting doesn't take too long. 2 days ago i got the same template reply from them through email

" Thank you for your email. Your application for naturalisation continues to
be processed in the normal way with a view to establishing whether the
applicant meets the statutory conditions for the granting of naturalisation
and will be submitted to the Minister for decision when processing is
complete. If further documentation and/or clarification of any matter
related to your application is required from you, we will write to you
requesting it.

Please Note each application is assessed on an individual basis and the
amount of time gathering all the the necessary information varies from
application to application. While it is not possible to give an exact
timeframe, this office will be in touch as soon as a decision has been
reached "

After 2nd stage letter since feburary this year only getting this reply. Applied since june 2016.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:07 pm

They are wasting time and energy of people.
We have been waiting for almost 2 years. Applied in November 2016. Since July 2017 after the 2nd stage letter they are awaiting external agency information and this is according to phone line. They email is simple copy and paste formate as all of know. Not sure Garda vetting of any information would take that long...We are not criminals and when they can offer job in public sector HSE hospitals after clearance then what is the issue of getting any sort of information.
In my opinion they are just clearing few people in 6 months time just to legally comment in news papers or in the parliament that the office’s general time frame is 6 months.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by CR001 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:40 am

Can members of the Ireland sub forum kindly respect that this is a 2016 citizenship application delay thread. Please do not ask FBR or 2017 citizenship questions here!!
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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:51 am

Hi guys!

I rang the department today about the update. The lady on phone said me the big ceremony is on 26th of November and it has been confirmed now. My case is still in process on normal checks. Can anyone tell me that to contact department and thru phone calls is counterproductive for case cos somebody told me it goes against your file but i dont believe . Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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