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mrrobot
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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by mrrobot » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:19 pm

I received approval in August, but didn’t make it to November ceremony as it was fully booked. They prioritize people who applied earlier, rather than how fast they were processed. I applied in May 2018 and was approved in August 2018.
There is a good chance there are 3000 ppl in the same boat as myself, who didn’t get invite to the past ceremony

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Missstamper » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:59 pm

3 month approval thats amazing :)

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by mrrobot » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:01 am

Anyone is calling them today to ask about the ceremony date?

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by iamok » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:02 pm

I haven't been on this forum since I got my passport last year but my wife applied for her citizenship 14 months ago (immediately after I got mine) and we haven't received any update since her 2nd stage letter which was received in July last year. Just to mention she applied on 6+ years residency basis.

We were trying to call them today to get an update on the application and also to ask if there is a date set for the next ceremony. We called a few times but nobody picked up the phone.

So I came here to get an update and just saw this post that the next ceremony is fully booked! :shock:

It sounds a bit odd considering there is no date for the next ceremony on the INIS website. Just wondering what the story is and if anyone else has been able to talk to them today with regard to ceremony dates?

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Mrs P » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:08 pm

Hello
I rang tham 100 times and picked up my phone by some strange lady. Was answering same answer for my every question..😳.. “all i can say your application is processing “..

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Anira » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:16 pm

After numerous attempts I just got through and was told they dont have a date yet. They didnt give much info this time.

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Anira » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:17 pm

Mrs P wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Hello
I rang tham 100 times and picked up my phone by some strange lady. Was answering same answer for my every question..😳.. “all i can say your application is processing “..
Thats exactly what I was told. They had staff training last week so I guess the new people havent a clue of whats going on...

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by iamok » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:28 pm

Anira wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Mrs P wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Hello
I rang tham 100 times and picked up my phone by some strange lady. Was answering same answer for my every question..😳.. “all i can say your application is processing “..
Thats exactly what I was told. They had staff training last week so I guess the new people havent a clue of whats going on...
Ok, we finally got through on the call as well after numerous attempts and were told exactly the same as you both. "Application is in process and there is no update. No date for ceremony decided yet".

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Lily3 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:13 pm

I wonder when will they announce the date of citizenship ceremony if it’s going to be in April I think it should have been announced by now?

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Kadieerram » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:11 pm

Hi All,
I could not reach them via phone. I wonder when they will send the invitations for the ceremony. It is taking ages......

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Statusquo73 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:05 pm

Here we go.

I have managed to speak with one the agent.
Again no update on my file. I tried to challenge the person on the phone. I told her that I am waiting for last 2 years. This should be over already. She was not replying at all. She just told me that she cant do anything about it. She is just telling me what she see on the screen.

I asked her about ceremony. She told me that no date announced yet and no date is in plan. This could be later than April. She is suspecting May or June.
I told her that one of my friend has been informed that ceremony would be in April ( actually i heard here not from my friends :D )
Anyway she told me that she is not sure why they said this but no date has been assigned for this ceremony however April doesnt seem to possible.

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by IggyB » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:21 pm

those people on the phone are just nuts. got them on the phone and they reply like talking parrot. always the same reply. No usage to waste one min of your time trying to call them.
They all should be fired from work and give the job to people who are willing to work. simply as that. all of them are just time wasters.

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Paddy_Leprechaun » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:36 pm

Mrs P wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Hello
I rang tham 100 times and picked up my phone by some strange lady. Was answering same answer for my every question..😳.. “all i can say your application is processing “..
Hi all, I called today and the lady answering my phone sounds exactly the same person as many of you are reporting. Definitely not a people person, appeared to be annoyed with her work, don't like to talk to anybody and absolutely don't want to give any information. She kept answering "your application continues to be processed", irrespective of what was my questions. Till we reach a point that I have to tell her, can you please answer my question rather than repeating yourself. Even then she kept repeating and I have to close the conversation by saying "thanks for sitting on the helpline and not being so helpful"
I can understand the stress of job on the helpline and who knows what she is going through in her life, but if you take a job to sit on a helpline for a public office, irrespective of the fact how many bl**dy annoying immigrants call you, you should at least pretend to be helpful...

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by mrrobot » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:07 pm

http://www.killarneyconventioncentre.ie ... -ceremony/

Found this page. Hopefully announcement will come soon

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Syjem » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:53 pm

Did they start sending approvals for the next ceremony?

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Fountainhill » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:32 am

Hi all ...I have tried on numerous occassions to get an update on my application but I was never lucky ...no answer . Well I do hope they announce the date of the ceremony and send approvals soon . It has been a long wait....really . I can understand what it feels like not knowing the outcome. Its 2 long years already and Im still waiting on the postman ...Goodluck to one and all

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Shehz » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:09 am

Hi I rang I the Killarney convention centre and was told the ceremony is scheduled for April 29 . I rang on 2 different occasions to confirm with 2 different people there . Hopefully invites will come soon I hope , I got my approval in sept and missed out on November ceremony . Also can you advise what are the travel options left if a need arise to travel unexpectedly .gnib card submitted and no re entry visa on passport . Thanks

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by hakeem » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:21 am

That is a good and intelligent trick to get the date from there Shehz..I trust this information as the need to organise their bookings..however I believe inis will announce it very soon. hope everyone get through.

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by mrrobot » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:39 am

Shehz wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:09 am
Hi I rang I the Killarney convention centre and was told the ceremony is scheduled for April 29 . I rang on 2 different occasions to confirm with 2 different people there . Hopefully invites will come soon I hope , I got my approval in sept and missed out on November ceremony . Also can you advise what are the travel options left if a need arise to travel unexpectedly .gnib card submitted and no re entry visa on passport . Thanks
Amazing technique. You can travel without gnib, but you must have re entry visa. I received my re entry without gnib (submitted approval letter and explained I don’t have gnib any more). Travelled 5+ times since,no questions asked

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Re: First Ceremony of 2019

Post by Fountainhill » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:47 am

@Shezh,,,,,,Thank you for sharing with us . Great thinking . Goodluck everybody

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