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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by CR001 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:34 pm

Paddy_Leprechaun wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Protests can be counterproductive sometimes but not always, but at least it will bring attention to everybody that there is something need to be corrected. Nowadays there is a big reform agenda within the Ministry of Justice & Equality (splitting them into two, perhaps this will help to improve). A classic example of using protests, naming and shaming to get a decision from the state is the case of xxxxxxx (just google her tweets). She used every possible media to shame the department and her mysterious silence before the September Ceremony shows that she got what she wanted to...
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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Paddy_Leprechaun » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:42 pm

CR001 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Paddy_Leprechaun wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Protests can be counterproductive sometimes but not always, but at least it will bring attention to everybody that there is something need to be corrected. Nowadays there is a big reform agenda within the Ministry of Justice & Equality (splitting them into two, perhaps this will help to improve). A classic example of using protests, naming and shaming to get a decision from the state is a recent case of an applicant who used every possible media to shame the department and her mysterious silence before the September Ceremony shows that she got what she wanted to...
Please do NOT post names of people, they have a right to privacy from strangers on the forum regardless of whether their name has appeared in the press. I am sure you have not been given permission by the person to post their name on a very public internet forum.
Thanks for pointing it out and moderating it. You are absolutely right, that's why every forum needs a moderator. :wink:

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Statusquo73 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:07 am

I certenly understand that Citizenship is privilege not a right. However, the point that you missing is that we are not anxious about getting approval..
The case is that we deserve a respond within 1 year yet the usual time frame is 6 months.

Most of the people a definete answer within 6 months or max 1 year. But we have to suffer waiting for 2-3 years. Why?

Again, we dDO NOT begging for approval, we just do not understand why we have to wait all these years.
If they think that it is a decline, just decline it.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Missstamper » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:26 pm

Statusquo73 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:07 am
I certenly understand that Citizenship is privilege not a right. However, the point that you missing is that we are not anxious about getting approval..
The case is that we deserve a respond within 1 year yet the usual time frame is 6 months.

Most of the people a definete answer within 6 months or max 1 year. But we have to suffer waiting for 2-3 years. Why?

Again, we dDO NOT begging for approval, we just do not understand why we have to wait all these years.
If they think that it is a decline, just decline it.
Very well put - the citizenship is a right statement is bulls**t. It’s more to do with getting a decision in a reasonable amount of time (positive or negative decision - it doesn’t matter as long as people know). It should not take years. Applications are clearly not processed for months on end, and are sitting in a pile.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Stress » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:13 pm

Thank you for your email. It is recognised that all applicants for
citizenship would wish to have a decision on their application without
delay. Your application for naturalisation continues to be processed . 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.


Regards

Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 1



After 2 and half year i got this reply 😢

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:45 pm

Does anyone know whether the team number means anything. For long time, my application was processed by Team 1. I can see most of the delayed applications are with team1. Is there any reason for this. Does this indicate that team 1 is responsible for certain type of applications and for this most of the dealy is coming from them. My last two emails I received answers from Team 2 and then Team 7

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Grace620 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:28 pm

Hi ,

In my past experienced I asked lady over the fone what is about team 1/2/3/4/5 ?

Answerd clarified by lady , there is numbers of peoples working in team which means i( lady team 4) working on file numbers of applicants )

Simply team 1 have many files also different officers dealing . Names

So own experienced forget about teams ( but do make quiery on/off to remind them your there

Regards Grace

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Taki » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:44 pm

Hi Syjem, l know your ur application was on advance stage, what happen with u, have u not yet receive ur decision, if not what is the latest update regardibg ur application.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:07 pm

Taki wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Hi Syjem, l know your ur application was on advance stage, what happen with u, have u not yet receive ur decision, if not what is the latest update regardibg ur application.
Hi guys,

any update for 2016 applicants? I am still waiting after advanced stage letter . God knows what going to happen with our file. I have spoken to many lawyers they have said "wait is the only key" we can't take any action against them unless they don't give any unlawful objection. Don't know when is the next ceremony, I am not hoping anything from department til xmas and new years now.
:(

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:47 pm

Guys any update from department on 2016 applications?? This thread is completely silence for few weeks. I am still waiting :(

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Stress » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:44 pm

Rockyguy i have receuved email my application is still in process, i have been waitinh for nearly 3 years for decision on my application.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by nad2107 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:46 am

We have been speaking with a barrister recently who is very well known in the immigration scene (unfortunately not allowed to put name or details here) and they have mentioned that anyone waiting past 12 months needs to write to justice and get request a FOI (freedom of information) on yoru file. Ask them to send that within 10 days from date of letter and send it recorded delivery. As they dont want to show what is happening with the file and why things are taking so long, they in some cases tend to send out an approval ASAP.

I don't know if this is a shot for everyone who has been waiting for this long.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Stress » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:20 pm

Nad have you asked for FOI yourself?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by mufc69 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:26 pm

I contacted my local MP today who will be forwarding a letter on behalf of my wife to find out what is going on with her application, it's ridiculous how people are waiting so long.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by nad2107 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:16 am

Stress wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:20 pm
Nad have you asked for FOI yourself?
Hi

yes in process.

Thanks

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Statusquo73 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:02 am

Nad2107, is there any template for it? I would like to send them as well.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by nad2107 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:43 pm

No i dont as barrister doing it. Maybe engage a barrister or a solicitor.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:30 pm

Hello guys.

This thread is very silent for few weeks. Is there any update who applied in 2016. I got my advanced stage letter again on 2nd of january which is weird. Any idea when is the next ceremony going to be? I am fedup of all this waits.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:39 pm

Hi Rockyguy
Same old story...nothing new....I got my advanced stage letter I think on 30th November and since then total silence since then from the office...The only ray of hope is that at least there will be a ceremony sometime in April/May/ or June...Keep updating guys

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by mufc69 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:37 am

iceice304 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:39 pm
Hi Rockyguy
Same old story...nothing new....I got my advanced stage letter I think on 30th November and since then total silence since then from the office...The only ray of hope is that at least there will be a ceremony sometime in April/May/ or June...Keep updating guys
On what date did you apply?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by markem » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:33 am

I've been asking a TD to ask regular written questions about numbers of applications outstanding.

For those who applied in 2016....
  • In December 2018, there were 761 applications outstanding from 2016
  • In November 2018, there were 768 applications outstanding from 2016 (so only 7 received citizenship in the November 26th Ceremony)
  • In April 2018, there were 1,700 applications outstanding from 2018
Latest response is here:
https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/qu ... 55/#pq_255

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:56 pm

@Rockyguy
I applied in November 2016....

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:52 pm

mufc69 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:37 am
iceice304 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:39 pm
Hi Rockyguy
Same old story...nothing new....I got my advanced stage letter I think on 30th November and since then total silence since then from the office...The only ray of hope is that at least there will be a ceremony sometime in April/May/ or June...Keep updating guys
On what date did you apply?
I applied since June2016 and still waiting.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by mufc69 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:41 pm

rockyguy wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:52 pm
mufc69 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:37 am
iceice304 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:39 pm
Hi Rockyguy
Same old story...nothing new....I got my advanced stage letter I think on 30th November and since then total silence since then from the office...The only ray of hope is that at least there will be a ceremony sometime in April/May/ or June...Keep updating guys
On what date did you apply?
I applied since June2016 and still waiting.
Bloody ridiculous..

Don’t mind me asking what nationality are you from?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by kseni » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:04 pm

no news from me, i've renewed eu4fam back in dec, if that was the delay reason i hope it will move some wheels with the naturalization. i reckon people will start getting letters in feb rather than in jan

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