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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:14 pm

Called them today and the lady told me that my application is in the final stage for submission to minister but she said she couldn’t tell me any time frame.
Any idea how much time usually they take from here onwards if I assume the lady was telling me the correct story.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:29 am

iceice304 wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:14 pm
Called them today and the lady told me that my application is in the final stage for submission to minister but she said she couldn’t tell me any time frame.
Any idea how much time usually they take from here onwards if I assume the lady was telling me the correct story.
I have been told same story many times before but never received anything. I doubt you can trust anything you hear from them.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by jollymolly1 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:30 am

iceice304 wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:14 pm
Called them today and the lady told me that my application is in the final stage for submission to minister but she said she couldn’t tell me any time frame.
Any idea how much time usually they take from here onwards if I assume the lady was telling me the correct story.
When I rang them last year in October the lady on phone told me that my case is in final stage for submission to minister as well it took 10 working days after that call and I got letter in post about paying €950 and few other things and they gave me only 10 days to submit it

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:39 am

Thanks Jollymolly
At least I could say that there is a hope...I will certainly look forward to that.
On the other hand Syjem I am sure its very upsetting to hear it. Hopefully we will get it one day and I hope that day will come soon.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by lph » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:30 pm

jollymolly1 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:30 am
When I rang them last year in October the lady on phone told me that my case is in final stage for submission to minister as well it took 10 working days after that call and I got letter in post about paying €950 and few other things and they gave me only 10 days to submit it
Can I ask for the letter asking for €950, was it sent by registered post or just standard post? Thanks in advance!!

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by jollymolly1 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:17 pm

lph wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:30 pm
jollymolly1 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:30 am
When I rang them last year in October the lady on phone told me that my case is in final stage for submission to minister as well it took 10 working days after that call and I got letter in post about paying €950 and few other things and they gave me only 10 days to submit it
Can I ask for the letter asking for €950, was it sent by registered post or just standard post? Thanks in advance!!
It came thru standard post brother. I heard rumours about ceremony will be in April or May.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:53 am

jollymolly1 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:17 pm
lph wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:30 pm
jollymolly1 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:30 am
When I rang them last year in October the lady on phone told me that my case is in final stage for submission to minister as well it took 10 working days after that call and I got letter in post about paying €950 and few other things and they gave me only 10 days to submit it
Can I ask for the letter asking for €950, was it sent by registered post or just standard post? Thanks in advance!!
It came thru standard post brother. I heard rumours about ceremony will be in April or May.
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Congratulations who got their approvals. I am still waiting and other update guys? I am giving up waiting for this now

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:35 am

rockyguy wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:53 am
Congratulations who got their approvals. I am still waiting and other update guys? I am giving up waiting for this now
I think some people received their approvals before the last ceremony but they haven't' invited to the ceremony. However, the approvals for the next ceremony will be sent shortly considering that they normally arrange ceremonies in April/may time.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Jamalk » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:28 pm

I am waiting for my citizenship application to finalize and submitted it 2 and half years ago. My wife applied at the same time and she got her citizenship on January 2018 and our two children applied after my wife and their applications went through so now my whole family are Irish citizens expect for me. This is affecting me mentally and my career as a Doctor because as a non-EEA, I am prohibited from taking part in certain training to progress my career. Right now I should be a Registrar to a consultant and not a SHO. I took a serious career dive to come here and now I am further back than square one because of this situation. My brother in law had an appointment with his Solicitor xxxxxxxx this morning and I went to see if there is something that can be done for my case. This is very interesting.

Actually, two things and I am writing this because I think that people do now know that they can take a case against Irish State for the delay. She said that the delay in my case is terrible and totally illegal. After some advice, She sent a warning letter to the Citizenship processing centre telling them that if they don't deal with my case in 14 days that I will take a High Court case against the State. If they don't make a decision, then I can go straight to High Court after a few weeks and ask the Court to force the State to make a decision. She said that they will make a decision in my case very soon after High Court case is brought and the State lawyers will say to the Court that I should not have brought the case because they were just about to make a decision in my case. That means that they won't pay my costs of the case if successful. If I got to High Court, I will have to pay her and the Barrister to make the case.

The fee is ok so I am going to High Court if I don't get a decision. I am happy now because I know that this is the ending for me. I made freedom of information request and sent reminders and got nothing. When we were sitting in the waiting area this morning, another couple waiting told us that they just got decisions because of a warning letter from solicitors and had just come in with a thank you gift and card. All the people waiting for an answer for a long time should put pressure on the Citizenship section and do not suffer like me for 2.5 years. I should have made this decision sooner.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:11 pm

I hope you will get. I am also thinking the same as it’s been more than 2 years.
Do update regarding your progress.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by yala93 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:16 pm

Hi Jamalk,

Thank you for sharing this experience with us - I think it helps to see the options for many of us.

You mentioned that you should have done this long time ago. It has been very frustrating on this forum to see that not a lot of people hear from them in the last 6 months! I wonder how long I should wait and then to make this move with the lawyer? 1, 2 years etc?

Thank you again for your help and best of luck.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Jamalk » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:53 pm

hello Ywala93,

Every case is different. In my case 2.5 years- crazy and illegal. You would need to get some advice. 6 months seems normal to me. I don't think you could take the case after 6 or 12 months, It must be a long and unreasonable delay. As I understand, the citizenship section must have a good reason why the case is taking so long and if they do not, the delay is not justified

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Jamalk » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:02 pm

iceice304 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:11 pm
I hope you will get. I am also thinking the same as it’s been more than 2 years.
Do update regarding your progress.
no problem Iceice

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Jamalk » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:31 pm

Jamalk wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:53 pm
hello Ywala93,

Every case is different. In my case 2.5 years- crazy and illegal. You would need to get some advice. 6 months seems normal to me. I don't think you could take the case after 6 or 12 months, It must be a long and unreasonable delay. As I understand, the citizenship section must have a good reason why the case is taking so long and if they do not, the delay is not justified
you should contact xxxxxxxx in xxxxxxx to see if they can help you. Maybe wait a while and I can update you about my case and then you can decide whether they could help you or not

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:42 pm

Jamalk wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:28 pm
I am waiting for my citizenship application to finalize and submitted it 2 and half years ago. My wife applied at the same time and she got her citizenship on January 2018 and our two children applied after my wife and their applications went through so now my whole family are Irish citizens expect for me. This is affecting me mentally and my career as a Doctor because as a non-EEA, I am prohibited from taking part in certain training to progress my career. Right now I should be a Registrar to a consultant and not a SHO. I took a serious career dive to come here and now I am further back than square one because of this situation. My brother in law had an appointment with his Solicitor xxxxxxxx this morning and I went to see if there is something that can be done for my case. This is very interesting.

Actually, two things and I am writing this because I think that people do now know that they can take a case against Irish State for the delay. She said that the delay in my case is terrible and totally illegal. After some advice, She sent a warning letter to the Citizenship processing centre telling them that if they don't deal with my case in 14 days that I will take a High Court case against the State. If they don't make a decision, then I can go straight to High Court after a few weeks and ask the Court to force the State to make a decision. She said that they will make a decision in my case very soon after High Court case is brought and the State lawyers will say to the Court that I should not have brought the case because they were just about to make a decision in my case. That means that they won't pay my costs of the case if successful. If I got to High Court, I will have to pay her and the Barrister to make the case.

The fee is ok so I am going to High Court if I don't get a decision. I am happy now because I know that this is the ending for me. I made freedom of information request and sent reminders and got nothing. When we were sitting in the waiting area this morning, another couple waiting told us that they just got decisions because of a warning letter from solicitors and had just come in with a thank you gift and card. All the people waiting for an answer for a long time should put pressure on the Citizenship section and do not suffer like me for 2.5 years. I should have made this decision sooner.
Thanks for sharing. Would you please tell us how much it may cost for each step including the appointment, writing letters, and also making the case.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by CR001 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:47 pm

Jamalk wrote:
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you should contact xxxxxxxx in xxxxxxx to see if they can help you. Maybe wait a while and I can update you about my case and then you can decide whether they could help you or not
You are not permitted to post names and details of solicitors etc on the forum. Please desist from doing this.
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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Statusquo73 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:26 am

Jamalk thank you so much for sharing this great post with us.

If I won't get the decision within 2 months I am sure I will take the same route.

I have requested a copy of my file under FOI but after 2 weeks I still did not get the copy.

Any of you knows how long it takes them to send me the copy?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Jamalk » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:03 pm

no problem. Please contact if you want my solicitor details

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Jamalk » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:09 pm

Syjem wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Jamalk wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:28 pm
I am waiting for my citizenship application to finalize and submitted it 2 and half years ago. My wife applied at the same time and she got her citizenship on January 2018 and our two children applied after my wife and their applications went through so now my whole family are Irish citizens expect for me. This is affecting me mentally and my career as a Doctor because as a non-EEA, I am prohibited from taking part in certain training to progress my career. Right now I should be a Registrar to a consultant and not a SHO. I took a serious career dive to come here and now I am further back than square one because of this situation. My brother in law had an appointment with his Solicitor xxxxxxxx this morning and I went to see if there is something that can be done for my case. This is very interesting.

Actually, two things and I am writing this because I think that people do now know that they can take a case against Irish State for the delay. She said that the delay in my case is terrible and totally illegal. After some advice, She sent a warning letter to the Citizenship processing centre telling them that if they don't deal with my case in 14 days that I will take a High Court case against the State. If they don't make a decision, then I can go straight to High Court after a few weeks and ask the Court to force the State to make a decision. She said that they will make a decision in my case very soon after High Court case is brought and the State lawyers will say to the Court that I should not have brought the case because they were just about to make a decision in my case. That means that they won't pay my costs of the case if successful. If I got to High Court, I will have to pay her and the Barrister to make the case.

The fee is ok so I am going to High Court if I don't get a decision. I am happy now because I know that this is the ending for me. I made freedom of information request and sent reminders and got nothing. When we were sitting in the waiting area this morning, another couple waiting told us that they just got decisions because of a warning letter from solicitors and had just come in with a thank you gift and card. All the people waiting for an answer for a long time should put pressure on the Citizenship section and do not suffer like me for 2.5 years. I should have made this decision sooner.
Thanks for sharing. Would you please tell us how much it may cost for each step including the appointment, writing letters, and also making the case.
Hi, she charged €150 plus VAT for consultation fee and included the warning letter to the Citizenship Section

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by thpc » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:44 pm

Jamalk wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Syjem wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Jamalk wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:28 pm
I am waiting for my citizenship application to finalize and submitted it 2 and half years ago. My wife applied at the same time and she got her citizenship on January 2018 and our two children applied after my wife and their applications went through so now my whole family are Irish citizens expect for me. This is affecting me mentally and my career as a Doctor because as a non-EEA, I am prohibited from taking part in certain training to progress my career. Right now I should be a Registrar to a consultant and not a SHO. I took a serious career dive to come here and now I am further back than square one because of this situation. My brother in law had an appointment with his Solicitor xxxxxxxx this morning and I went to see if there is something that can be done for my case. This is very interesting.

Actually, two things and I am writing this because I think that people do now know that they can take a case against Irish State for the delay. She said that the delay in my case is terrible and totally illegal. After some advice, She sent a warning letter to the Citizenship processing centre telling them that if they don't deal with my case in 14 days that I will take a High Court case against the State. If they don't make a decision, then I can go straight to High Court after a few weeks and ask the Court to force the State to make a decision. She said that they will make a decision in my case very soon after High Court case is brought and the State lawyers will say to the Court that I should not have brought the case because they were just about to make a decision in my case. That means that they won't pay my costs of the case if successful. If I got to High Court, I will have to pay her and the Barrister to make the case.

The fee is ok so I am going to High Court if I don't get a decision. I am happy now because I know that this is the ending for me. I made freedom of information request and sent reminders and got nothing. When we were sitting in the waiting area this morning, another couple waiting told us that they just got decisions because of a warning letter from solicitors and had just come in with a thank you gift and card. All the people waiting for an answer for a long time should put pressure on the Citizenship section and do not suffer like me for 2.5 years. I should have made this decision sooner.
Thanks for sharing. Would you please tell us how much it may cost for each step including the appointment, writing letters, and also making the case.
Hi, she charged €150 plus VAT for consultation fee and included the warning letter to the Citizenship Section
would you be able to PM me the solicitor details please, Much appreciated .

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