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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by CR001 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:55 pm

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would you be able to PM me the solicitor details please, Much appreciated .
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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Statusquo73 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:38 pm

CR001 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:55 pm
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:44 pm
would you be able to PM me the solicitor details please, Much appreciated .
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Dear CR001

I understand your point but this issue is very imprtant for us.
IS there any chance that you would give PM access to Jamalk ?
OR for once let him to share the detials of the solicitors?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by CR001 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:41 pm

Statusquo73 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:38 pm
CR001 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:55 pm
thpc wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:44 pm
would you be able to PM me the solicitor details please, Much appreciated .
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Dear CR001

I understand your point but this issue is very imprtant for us.
IS there any chance that you would give PM access to Jamalk ?
OR for once let him to share the detials of the solicitors?
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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:23 pm

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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?
Have you received your FOI

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Statusquo73 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:43 pm

Unfortunately, I didn't get anything yet.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Jamalk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:28 am

How do I send you a PM?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Jamalk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:32 am

CR001 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:41 pm
Statusquo73 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:38 pm
CR001 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:55 pm
thpc wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:44 pm
would you be able to PM me the solicitor details please, Much appreciated .
Neither you or the other user have access to the PM function as newly registered members.
Dear CR001

I understand your point but this issue is very imprtant for us.
IS there any chance that you would give PM access to Jamalk ?
OR for once let him to share the detials of the solicitors?
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Hi CR001 a Solicitor who is quoted in this article from Irish Times saying that the 6 week rule is utterly unconstitutional https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3369835

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Jamalk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:40 am

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.
A solicitor is quoted here saying that the rule is utterly unconstitutional and all the cases have settled so far
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3369835

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by CR001 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:32 pm

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:13 pm

Hi Folks,
I Was wondering if any of those delayed applications has received any good response recently. I am still waiting on advanced stage since September 2018. Have send an email last month and been told that the application continues to be processed. Due to fact that I didn't take any serious action in relation to this delay, the department might think that I can wait for ever and they will hold my application for longer. For this I have decided to talk to a solicitor and I will do my best to take the case further if I received the green light from him.
Please keep us informed about the progress of your application so we can benefit from each other

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Captainf » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:46 pm

:oops: ... I applied in November 2016. Got Second stage letter in December 2016. Apparently straight forward application. Nothing since except copy paste emails and letters. Recently asked my TD to inquire about the delay. Same copy paste reply to him as well. Tomorrow I'm going to ask for copy of my file under FOI Act. Let's see what they come up again with. Totally frustrated.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:05 pm

Applied in November ‘16. Advanced stage since October 2018, No update except copy paste email that it continues to be processed.
Need guidance re:FOI request. Do I need to send letter to them or an email will be enough. Generally what information do they give? If they only give generic information then I doubt it provides any benefit.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Statusquo73 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:35 pm

http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/FOI%20App ... 20Form.pdf

Here is the document that you can use. You have to sne d them by post don't forget to include a copy of your proof of identity.

They should send you all details on your file including their notes and thoughts on you.

I ama waiting my file to come.
Once I receive it I will share some insights with you.

But I think you should go ahead and request it, in this way you can understand what is wrong with your case.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by iceice304 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:15 am

Thanks a million

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by rockyguy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:40 am

Captainf wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:46 pm
:oops: ... I applied in November 2016. Got Second stage letter in December 2016. Apparently straight forward application. Nothing since except copy paste emails and letters. Recently asked my TD to inquire about the delay. Same copy paste reply to him as well. Tomorrow I'm going to ask for copy of my file under FOI Act. Let's see what they come up again with. Totally frustrated.
Bro i applied in june 2016 and got my 2nd stage letter through solicitor when she asked them for an update. I am still waiting more than 2 and half years waiting...i dont think this FOI thing is gonna make any difference. All we need to do is to sue them bring them to court through some good barrister. Thats it

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Captainf » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:01 pm

I agree and do understand that it won't work, but I just wanted to see what's causing the delay in my citizenship application and will then decide to either sue them or leave this country.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:36 am

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.
Is there any update regarding your situation? has the department contacted your solicitor after sending the letter to them?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Samfv » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:10 pm

Update on my application.... applied in December 2016. Received second stage in June 2017.
Asked for FOI in January and received after few days all information they had on me. I then requested internal review of the matter since the information I got was not what I asked. I wanted to know what was taking so long, what was holding up the application. Got a letter acknowledging that they received the letter. But nothing from that yet.
After all this I received a letter from INIS requesting loads of info for the last 5 years. P60s, utility bills, statements, employment letter, I sent all back last week, but I have to say it was so hard to get all together, back from 2014 😩

Anyway can only wait and see now

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by abelekhoh » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:36 am

Samfv wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:10 pm
Update on my application.... applied in December 2016. Received second stage in June 2017.
Asked for FOI in January and received after few days all information they had on me. I then requested internal review of the matter since the information I got was not what I asked. I wanted to know what was taking so long, what was holding up the application. Got a letter acknowledging that they received the letter. But nothing from that yet.
After all this I received a letter from INIS requesting loads of info for the last 5 years. P60s, utility bills, statements, employment letter, I sent all back last week, but I have to say it was so hard to get all together, back from 2014 😩

Anyway can only wait and see now
Thanks samfv for updating
What was your base of application you applied Through by EuFam ?
Normally they never ask more documents after second stage letter it’s totally strange what they are doing with us

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Anira » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:44 am

Samfv wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:10 pm
Update on my application.... applied in December 2016. Received second stage in June 2017.
Asked for FOI in January and received after few days all information they had on me. I then requested internal review of the matter since the information I got was not what I asked. I wanted to know what was taking so long, what was holding up the application. Got a letter acknowledging that they received the letter. But nothing from that yet.
After all this I received a letter from INIS requesting loads of info for the last 5 years. P60s, utility bills, statements, employment letter, I sent all back last week, but I have to say it was so hard to get all together, back from 2014 😩

Anyway can only wait and see now
Hi,

Thanks for sharing. Did you ask for the internal review by yourself or asked a solicitor for assistance? Thank you and hope you hear good news soon. Did they not explain in the letter why they were requesting the same things? This is so strange if you were already in 2nd stage.

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