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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.

Thanks

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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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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Taki » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:29 pm

Is any one received approval for the next ceremony especially those who were on advance stage. I don't understand the advance stage if some one still waiting for decision from the last 4 or 5 five months. :lol:

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Paddy_Leprechaun » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:54 pm

Taki wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Is any one received approval for the next ceremony especially those who were on advance stage. I don't understand the advance stage if some one still waiting for decision from the last 4 or 5 five months. :lol:
I guess they only start sending approvals when it is near to the ceremony. So everybody remains in the same stage, till they decide that now it is time to keep things moving. If you were at an advanced stage and about to get the decision but somehow didn't get before the last ceremony, you won't get anything unless it is closer to the next ceremony.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:24 pm

Paddy_Leprechaun wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Taki wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Is any one received approval for the next ceremony especially those who were on advance stage. I don't understand the advance stage if some one still waiting for decision from the last 4 or 5 five months. :lol:
I guess they only start sending approvals when it is near to the ceremony. So everybody remains in the same stage, till they decide that now it is time to keep things moving. If you were at an advanced stage and about to get the decision but somehow didn't get before the last ceremony, you won't get anything unless it is closer to the next ceremony.
Hey guys!!

I dont think its gonna happen in this ceremony too. My lawyer is advising me to go to court in the end of February.I am sick of all this .

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Statusquo73 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:57 am

nad2107 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:43 pm
No i dont as barrister doing it. Maybe engage a barrister or a solicitor.
Hi Nad2107,

Do you have any news on your FOI request on your file?

I have spoken with some solicitors but they are not well aware of this strategy.
I will send a letter to them requesting an update on my file under FOI.

I would really appreciate if you can update us on your situation.

Thank you

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by jollymolly1 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:58 am

So I applied for Irish citizenship on the base of base of being married to Irish national back in May 2016
from Northern Ireland. Got a letter from INIS in November 2018 asking for €950, 2 passport size pics and copy of EEA2 visa. They couldn't invite me for ceremony on 26th November 2018 as they were fully booked. Rang them last week to see what's happening and they said they are considering to invite me coming ceremony. Fingers crossed that next ceremony will be soon.

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