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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:30 pm

For the initial 3-4 months of this year I was getting phone response that they are awaiting external agency information. Then from May-June onwards they started saying it is in the process, then in August the lady said it been actively worked on, few weeks ago they said I will get update in the post but I didn’t get anything, 2 weeks ago the lady took my phone number and then called me back to tell me that the work is being done and I will hear from them shortly. I asked the question will I be included in the next ceremony and the response was “yes I will”. I have not received anything so I called them today and the lady said “ we are awaiting external agency information”. So back to square one...different responses from the same office.....

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Makhtar8155 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:35 pm

Department still have my passport. I need to travel urgently for one week i rang them and they are saying they will send my passport when process will be done normally if some body need their passport they send back immediately but I don't understand why still hold my passport now it is 4month.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:35 pm

Hello guys,

I am losing hope to get approval on this ceremony too. I am really devastated with the department. Applied since 2016 June and still waiting. After 2nd stage since feb no update. I really don't know whats going on ? I just wrote them a handwritten letter by myself.I don't think changing a solicitor will make any difference. Any suggestions guyg?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by abelekhoh » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:31 pm

rockyguy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Hello guys,

I am losing hope to get approval on this ceremony too. I am really devastated with the department. Applied since 2016 June and still waiting. After 2nd stage since feb no update. I really don't know whats going on ? I just wrote them a handwritten letter by myself.I don't think changing a solicitor will make any difference. Any suggestions guyg?
Hello!!Rockyguy@
Bro did you get your second stage letter in February 2018? did you apply citizenship on 5 years residency?
Everybody is waiting May God Bless everyone :cry:




Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:09 pm

abelekhoh wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:31 pm
rockyguy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Hello guys,

I am losing hope to get approval on this ceremony too. I am really devastated with the department. Applied since 2016 June and still waiting. After 2nd stage since feb no update. I really don't know whats going on ? I just wrote them a handwritten letter by myself.I don't think changing a solicitor will make any difference. Any suggestions guyg?
Hello!!Rockyguy@
Bro did you get your second stage letter in February 2018? did you apply citizenship on 5 years residency?
Everybody is waiting May God Bless everyone :cry:




Thanks
I applied in 2016 june on the basis of married to EU Citizen ( EuFam) and got my second stage letter last February 2018. My solicitor wrote few letter since then for an update but no answer from them. I know its really frustrating procedure. God knows whats gonna happen. Thanks for reply bro

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:55 am

rockyguy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:09 pm
abelekhoh wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:31 pm
rockyguy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Hello guys,

I am losing hope to get approval on this ceremony too. I am really devastated with the department. Applied since 2016 June and still waiting. After 2nd stage since feb no update. I really don't know whats going on ? I just wrote them a handwritten letter by myself.I don't think changing a solicitor will make any difference. Any suggestions guyg?
Hello!!Rockyguy@
Bro did you get your second stage letter in February 2018? did you apply citizenship on 5 years residency?
Everybody is waiting May God Bless everyone :cry:




Thanks
I applied in 2016 june on the basis of married to EU Citizen ( EuFam) and got my second stage letter last February 2018. My solicitor wrote few letter since then for an update but no answer from them. I know its really frustrating procedure. God knows whats gonna happen. Thanks for reply bro
Same situation to me. Applied since Aug 2016 and still waiting.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by 2pac4ever » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:41 am

Syjem wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:55 am
rockyguy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:09 pm
abelekhoh wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:31 pm
rockyguy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Hello guys,

I am losing hope to get approval on this ceremony too. I am really devastated with the department. Applied since 2016 June and still waiting. After 2nd stage since feb no update. I really don't know whats going on ? I just wrote them a handwritten letter by myself.I don't think changing a solicitor will make any difference. Any suggestions guyg?
Hello!!Rockyguy@
Bro did you get your second stage letter in February 2018? did you apply citizenship on 5 years residency?
Everybody is waiting May God Bless everyone :cry:




Thanks
I applied in 2016 june on the basis of married to EU Citizen ( EuFam) and got my second stage letter last February 2018. My solicitor wrote few letter since then for an update but no answer from them. I know its really frustrating procedure. God knows whats gonna happen. Thanks for reply bro
Same situation to me. Applied since Aug 2016 and still waiting.


Hello @Syjem, did you also apply as EUFAM? Otherwise, I'd inclined to think that there's something in your application that's holding it up. Possibly a court appearance or a fine, or a traffic offense. Could you please share it with us?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:43 am

2pac4ever wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:41 am
Syjem wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:55 am
rockyguy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:09 pm
abelekhoh wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:31 pm


Hello!!Rockyguy@
Bro did you get your second stage letter in February 2018? did you apply citizenship on 5 years residency?
Everybody is waiting May God Bless everyone :cry:




Thanks
I applied in 2016 june on the basis of married to EU Citizen ( EuFam) and got my second stage letter last February 2018. My solicitor wrote few letter since then for an update but no answer from them. I know its really frustrating procedure. God knows whats gonna happen. Thanks for reply bro
Same situation to me. Applied since Aug 2016 and still waiting.


Hello @Syjem, did you also apply as EUFAM? Otherwise, I'd inclined to think that there's something in your application that's holding it up. Possibly a court appearance or a fine, or a traffic offense. Could you please share it with us?
My application is not based on EUFAM status and I don't have any sort of fine or traffic offense.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:25 am

iceice304 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:30 pm
For the initial 3-4 months of this year I was getting phone response that they are awaiting external agency information. Then from May-June onwards they started saying it is in the process, then in August the lady said it been actively worked on, few weeks ago they said I will get update in the post but I didn’t get anything, 2 weeks ago the lady took my phone number and then called me back to tell me that the work is being done and I will hear from them shortly. I asked the question will I be included in the next ceremony and the response was “yes I will”. I have not received anything so I called them today and the lady said “ we are awaiting external agency information”. So back to square one...different responses from the same office.....
did they tell you in past few weeks that your application process is complete or you file is submitted to the mnister?

syjm same question is for you

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:26 am

Mal111 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:25 am
iceice304 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:30 pm
For the initial 3-4 months of this year I was getting phone response that they are awaiting external agency information. Then from May-June onwards they started saying it is in the process, then in August the lady said it been actively worked on, few weeks ago they said I will get update in the post but I didn’t get anything, 2 weeks ago the lady took my phone number and then called me back to tell me that the work is being done and I will hear from them shortly. I asked the question will I be included in the next ceremony and the response was “yes I will”. I have not received anything so I called them today and the lady said “ we are awaiting external agency information”. So back to square one...different responses from the same office.....
did they tell you in past few weeks that your application process is complete or you file is submitted to the mnister?

syjm same question is for you
Last August, I have received an email from the office saying that my application is at an advanced stage of processing

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:48 am

I never understood the meaning of these replys

further processing
advance stage
final stage
application complete

non of those replies has proven promising most applicant who are waiting for a long time i-e 2 years just jump between these stages

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:47 pm

@Mal111: yes about 3 - 4 weeks ago they told me that I will soon get update in post next week and will be included in the November Ceremony. The following week they took my mobile number and then after 2 hours I received phone call from them that I will hear from them shortly. Last week on the phone they said they are awaiting information from the external agency (I was getting this response of awaiting information from November 2017 to March/April 2018 and then they stopped saying this). Applied in November 2016( 5 years residence Stamp 1 and Stamp 4), acknowledgment in December 2016, 2nd stage letter in July 2017, since then nothing. No charges, no court appearance or any such record.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by RajSingh1 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:35 pm

Hi I applied for Irish citizenship in July 2016 based on 5 years residence, stamp 4. My file went to second stage in November 2016. It has been 2 years my file in second stage and they don't give me much information. Could anyone recommend what to do?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by BENWISEMAN » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:47 pm

Did you ever call to find out the progress? From experience, calling them pays off at the end. Just keep calling. Even folks with court or fine records still get notified of the reason for the delays and expected response dates. Keep calling.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by RajSingh1 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:20 am

I called them sent them letters emailed but their only response is that they are doing further processing. They don't give any information. I do not know what to do

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:58 am

RajSingh1 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:20 am
I called them sent them letters emailed but their only response is that they are doing further processing. They don't give any information. I do not know what to do
I applied since 2016 June bro and got my 2nd stage letter after 2 years last February 2018 since then no progress and same bullshit replies which are generic through emails. Even once i told on phone that "my application has been completed and i will get my notification soon" next week i rang them and a different lady said we are still awaiting some info from an external agency. I don't believe a single word they say now. This system is totally unfair and there is no justice for people who work here really hard and are law abiding citizens.Why someone else can get the approval in 1 year and others are treating like rubbish?I am really devastated and don't know myself what to do.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 am

what is your country of origin and what type of visa do you hold rockyguy

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by CR001 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:00 am

Mal111 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 am
what is your country of origin and what type of visa do you hold rockyguy
Searching a users previous posts usually is helpful, posted in this very same topic.
rockyguy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:16 am
Its a good idea to see how many of us are EUFAM and from India/Pak region. But only this won't resolve our issues. We should all together lodge some complaint against INIS to higher authorities. Why they can't give us some time frame or why other applications are processed quickly? And what are the straight forward applications? Anyway we will have to hope for next ceremony now if we all are lucky enough.
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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:11 am

just as I thought people for certain countries with eu fam visa are delayed
im in the same boat

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:24 pm

Mal111 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 am
what is your country of origin and what type of visa do you hold rockyguy
Thanks for reply Mal.111. I am from Pakistan and yes my case in Stamp4 EuFam. 5 year residency. But does it matter if yes, So i would clearly say its a discrimination.

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