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Syjem
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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:39 am

rockyguy wrote:
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.

Thanks
Calls, emails, posts have no impact on your application outcome.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:56 am

calling them and emailing them asking for up date will only frustrate you they don't know more then what you know about the status of your application.
my suggestion is avoid contacting them so people that are in the process of making application and have concerns about some question on the form can get reply faster.
once you get into second stage contacting them is waste of your and their time.

their are only 3 steps once the application get into second stage character check, submission of file to ministers office and final decision.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by alexkiran » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:34 pm

I have an odd question. By the facts, the office posts all approval letters by regular post. In very rare circumstances a letter may be lost in transit. So, now my question. Imagine your letter was lost, you don't know about it, the office doesn't know about it, you didn't send them a 950 fee and your card in 10 days period. What will happen after that? I doubt the office will notify you again.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:56 pm

if there is one service that has impressed me beyond any doubt in the whole wide world that's AN POST
they never lose your post ever!!!!!

to answer your question lets do the stats

what are the chances of you losing post?
and from the post what are the chances that letter will be your approval letter?

Anxiety and stress are killers and citizenship is not more important then your mental health not even remotely

bless you

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by kseni » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:36 pm

a colleague of mine was expecting to be invited for the may ceremony and inquired occasionally about his status, at some point they told him he got it approved, he said he didn't receive anything, they've attached a pdf to their email to confirm so he can pay and get an invite.
alexkiran wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:34 pm
I have an odd question. By the facts, the office posts all approval letters by regular post. In very rare circumstances a letter may be lost in transit. So, now my question. Imagine your letter was lost, you don't know about it, the office doesn't know about it, you didn't send them a 950 fee and your card in 10 days period. What will happen after that? I doubt the office will notify you again.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:43 pm

wow i thought chances that something like that can happen is remote well i take it back i think enquiring once in a while do no harm :D i will call them next Tuesday to check i haven't call or email them in months

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by littlerr » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:18 pm

Mal111 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:56 am
their are only 3 steps once the application get into second stage character check, submission of file to ministers office and final decision.
Actually I wonder if there's an official statement on what each stage is doing.

Based on responses received, we have:
  • Initial stage
    -- Check all documents, signatures, witnesses etc are in place
    -- Issue application number and receipt of payment
  • - First stage
    -- What do they check here??
  • - Second stage
    -- Check Garda records
    -- Prepare for submission
  • - Advanced stage
    -- Submitted to minister
    -- Final decision made

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:27 am

I hope procedure is that streamlined...on the other hand we have seen people jumping from 2nd and advanced stage and at times between any stages according to responses from the office....nothing is predictable with this office. Also I have a friend and we both came to this country on the same plane, we started working in the same organization on the same date, back home we studied together in the same college for 5 years and then worked in the same department for 4 years together. Both of us had no issues in Garda Vetting and police clearance before starting job here in Ireland and in Ireland no offense history, I applied in November 16 and he applied in February 17, he got approval in May ceremony and has got passport and I am still waiting and moving around in different stages as per office response... so nothing is predictable...

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:28 am

I hope procedure is that streamlined...on the other hand we have seen people jumping from 2nd and advanced stage and at times between any stages according to responses from the office....nothing is predictable with this office. Also I have a friend and we both came to this country on the same plane, we started working in the same organization on the same date, back home we studied together in the same college for 5 years and then worked in the same department for 4 years together. Both of us had no issues in Garda Vetting and police clearance before starting job here in Ireland and in Ireland no offense history, I applied in November 16 and he applied in February 17, he got approval in May ceremony and has got passport and I am still waiting and moving around in different stages as per office response... so nothing is predictable...

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:32 pm

Hi guys, anyone from 2016 application got approval letter ?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:26 am

iceice304 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:32 pm
Hi guys, anyone from 2016 application got approval letter ?
Applied August 2016 and still waiting, last update I got is advanced stage letter a month ago

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by omarel » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:11 pm

I finally got my approval letter after nearly 2 years, I applied Oct 2016!! Second stage letter Feb 2017 and initial approval dated 16th August 2018 (but I was away when it arrived) however I send 950, gnib & photos! Anyone know when is the next ceremony?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Gogreen81 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:30 pm

10 sept

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by abelekhoh » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:39 am

omarel wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:11 pm
I finally got my approval letter after nearly 2 years, I applied Oct 2016!! Second stage letter Feb 2017 and initial approval dated 16th August 2018 (but I was away when it arrived) however I send 950, gnib & photos! Anyone know when is the next ceremony?
Congratulation Omarel very Good news after waiting long time, can you please tell me after second Stage letter which you got in 27 Feb,2017 the department ask you more documents between second stage and your approval?
2nd Que is did you and your wife ever apply for social benefits or you were working all the time ?
Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by omarel » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:32 pm

Gogreen81 wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:30 pm
10 sept
This one is small but you know when is the next major one? Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by omarel » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:41 pm

Thank you. To answer your questions: No they have no asked for further documents (I called and emailed them a lot to see if they need but never did). And no we never applied for any benefits as I was working all the time.
abelekhoh wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:39 am
omarel wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:11 pm
I finally got my approval letter after nearly 2 years, I applied Oct 2016!! Second stage letter Feb 2017 and initial approval dated 16th August 2018 (but I was away when it arrived) however I send 950, gnib & photos! Anyone know when is the next ceremony?
Congratulation Omarel very Good news after waiting long time, can you please tell me after second Stage letter which you got in 27 Feb,2017 the department ask you more documents between second stage and your approval?
2nd Que is did you and your wife ever apply for social benefits or you were working all the time ?
Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by abelekhoh » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:48 pm

omarel wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Thank you. To answer your questions: No they have no asked for further documents (I called and emailed them a lot to see if they need but never did). And no we never applied for any benefits as I was working all the time.
abelekhoh wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:39 am
omarel wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:11 pm
I finally got my approval letter after nearly 2 years, I applied Oct 2016!! Second stage letter Feb 2017 and initial approval dated 16th August 2018 (but I was away when it arrived) however I send 950, gnib & photos! Anyone know when is the next ceremony?
Congratulation Omarel very Good news after waiting long time, can you please tell me after second Stage letter which you got in 27 Feb,2017 the department ask you more documents between second stage and your approval?
2nd Que is did you and your wife ever apply for social benefits or you were working all the time ?
Thanks
Thanks Omarel for reply
God Bless you

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by khurshah » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:51 pm

Hi. My brother applied for Irish naturalisation/citizenship in December 2015. They acknowledged the application and from time to time asked for submission of latest GNIB cards and letter from local GNIB office. But to date no final outcome despite running into third year. My brother is quite worried and kept sending emails to the citizenship office but they are over and over again replying with same message that its being processed currently. Is there anything can be done to fast process because I heard it takes max 6-12 months to process completely.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:35 pm

I hope you get quick and better response. On the other hand Anything can be expected from them.....

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:46 pm

Rang the office this am, lady on the told that my application is being processed at the minute, she will ask the team to send me update and that I will get it next week.
Any suggestions what does this mean? Seniors can you help please.

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