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Mal111
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delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:03 am

hi guys

I applied citizenship back in aug 2016 got second letter in feb 2017 since then the application is in process.
is anyone else facing similar length of delay?
ps: application is based on EUFAM also I was granted permanent residence back in oct 2016 (PR application took only 1 week I don't know why the citizenship app is taking sooo long)

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Desert_Hawk » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:07 pm

Hi there,
Its nothing to worry about my friend. I applied early Feb 2016 & only got approval in late september 2017. A person I know had applied in Mar 2016 is still waiting for approval. In my personal opinion it depends on where you are from originally as well. If they need some verification from that country. The faster they get all the verifications the sooner we get approvals. Lately what is happening in around the world, sham marriages & married in native country also. So in short need good few verifications. Be patient your time will come. I am very hopeful you will be attending next ceremony.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by jollymolly1 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:31 am

hi there i applied for Irish Naturalisation in May 2016. Received my passport back with acknowledgement letter. Today i received another letter 2nd January 2018 from Processing Team 2 asking for my Original passport again and 3 last months proof of residence. Any Idea why they asking for my passport again.

Many thanks

Application Made:- 2nd of May 2016
Acknowledgement Letter:- 7th of May 2016.
Asked for original passport 1st time with other documents:- 3rd of August 2016.
Passport recieved back:- 10th of august.
Processing Team 2 letter received today asking to submit original passport and last 3 months proof of residence.
Approval:- Awaiting

i applied from Northern Ireland on the basis of being married to Irish.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:02 am

did you never received a second letter?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by jollymolly1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:06 pm

Mal111 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:02 am
did you never received a second letter?
2nd Letter Received (From Processing Team 2):- dated(2 Jan 2018) received on 6 Jan 2018. Asked me to send Original passport and last 3 Months Proof of residence from 2017 and 3 proof of residence again from year 2014

Approval:- Awaiting

thats the 2nd letter i received

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by amwaraich » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:19 pm

The best option is to seek legal advice. I applied in Aug 2016 and my application was not moving a bit ever since. I met a solicitor and after his letters to citizenship my application has been submitted to minister and now I am waiting for decision.

I made a number of calls but to no avail. I even went to my local TD three times but same standard copy/paste response was sent to TD as well.

My solicitor sent a letter in Oct 2017 and I got response after 3 weeks that my application is being prepared for submission to minister. After 5 weeks in Dec 2017 my solicitor sent another letter asking for an update but no response. He sent a reminder and got response on 12 Jan that my application has been submitted to minister and as they get a response they will let us know.

So if someone has been waiting for more than 1 year and they still getting standard copy/paste responses, in my opinion they should seek legal advice. I know it will cost you money but at least you will get a proper response from citizenship.

I hope it will help someone.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Volkanerinamira » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:36 pm

I also applied in Aug 2016 and am still waiting. Every time i emailed them I was getting the standard reply back saying it's being prepared for submitting.
Just there on Friday I got a letter to say that they want me to send them a ACRO criminal record certificate. I did send them a police check certificate when I applied and don't no why are asking for this now. No one else i know has had to send this and it costs 45 pound lol

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by pixie1230 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:13 am

Delays such as a year of waiting can mean alot of things. Do u guys have any convictions? Even traffic convictions? Try to check in the garda watch if you’re name is on the database. Secondly, if you submitted documents that is probably not a straight forward application.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by borodiienko » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:22 am

Hi All
I have applied in June 2016, have no conviction or anything like that, waiting for 19 months now. Got the second stage letter. Its frustrating at this stage.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Volkanerinamira » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:07 pm

No convictions at all. My police check I sent to them at time of application was all clear so baffled as to why I have had to just spend another 45 pound on getting this Arco check, which when I done a bit of research into is for ppl who are looking to immigrate to the likes of Australia.

I've emailed them to ask why , No response as yet.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:35 pm

borodiienkno
can I ask in what category you applied ?
my application is based on stamp 4 eu fam
applied in aug16
request of current 3 proof of address in jan 2017
got second stag letter in feb 2017.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by omarel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:45 am

Anyone heard anything? I have applied in Oct 2016 and have not heard anything since second stage letter that I got almost a year ago in Feb 2017!! I applied after 3 years (married to Irish citizen)

Every time I call or email they give the same reply that they will get in touch due course etc..

Any news from the guys applied in 2016?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by jollymolly1 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:15 am

omarel wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:45 am
Anyone heard anything? I have applied in Oct 2016 and have not heard anything since second stage letter that I got almost a year ago in Feb 2017!! I applied after 3 years (married to Irish citizen)

Every time I call or email they give the same reply that they will get in touch due course etc..

Any news from the guys applied in 2016?
hi applied in june 2016 aswell mate i got letter from.2nd stage processing team in Jan 2018 they asked me to send them my passport again and 3 proof of address from last 3 months of 2017 and 3 proff of address from 2014 again.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by borodiienko » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:31 pm

Mal111 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:35 pm
borodiienkno
can I ask in what category you applied ?
my application is based on stamp 4 eu fam
applied in aug16
request of current 3 proof of address in jan 2017
got second stag letter in feb 2017.
I applied based on EU 4Fam as well. I think they processing those slower (taking into account that people have long term residence)

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:20 pm

Hi Folks,
Just a quick question for you. I applied for citizenship in August 2016 and I got second stage letter in Feb 2017 and then in October 2017 They ask for my passport which I send directly to them and they send it back after more than 10 weeks. The funny thing is that today I received second stage letter from them again. Do you know what does that mean and why I have received two second stage letters with 1 year difference. BTW, the application is based on 5 years residence non-EU.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:50 pm

do you hold stamp 4 eu fam?

or work permit ?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:52 pm

I have Stamp 4 not Stamp 4 EU

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:53 pm

also when your apply the first time did you use old form or new form? and with your application in august did you send your original passport aswell ?

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Syjem » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:59 pm

When I applied it was the old format at that time and they didn't ask me to submit my passport. In Feb 2017 they send second stage letter but surprisingly they send the second stage letter again today.

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Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Post by Mal111 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:20 pm

the form was published on the 15th of aug 2016 if you use old form after that date then the new rules apply to you such as submitting original passport etc etc

maybe they are re processing your application from october 2017 when you submitted your original passport to them or maybe the second letter they sent you today was just error

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