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I know what you mean. I've not seen anyone who applied after me go through yet but am pessimistically expecting it to happen when they get there in (hopefully) a few months.
When did he apply?
When did he apply?Fbrlad wrote: ↑Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:39 am[quote=FlyingMum post_id=<a href="tel:1969068">1969068</a> time=<a href="tel:1607471529">1607471529</a> user_id=219514]
My son received his email confirming address and pending entry on to the FBR on 19 October and that the certificate and supporting documentation would be returned in 4 weeks. He’s still waiting so fingers crossed, it’s all just caught in the logjam.
I expect there are a wide variety of reasons for applying for FBR.
I would say 80% of the applicants are British, some of them, uniquely, are the die-hard Brexiteers. Mr Paisley of DUP in Northern Ireland who is by no means sympathetic to the Irish cause, on the record has obtained an Irish passport for EU travel/residence purposes. Just like Mr Paisley, rather a few applicants represent an interesting fusion of pragmatism and the counter-weighting world view I should say.
Corkythecat wrote: ↑Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:10 pmI expect there are a wide variety of reasons for applying for FBR.
In addition to splitting the country in half, Brexit has thrown up a whole series of practical issues from legal rights, ease of travel, crossing borders etc. to personal feelings about identity and family ties etc. Many feel a need to crystallise both their Irish and European identities. I suspect only a tiny minority are planning to actually move from Britain to Ireland.
If you search online there have been a few articles in the Irish press about the phenomenon.
P.S.This recent article is a reminder of how many of us are having such a long wait:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social- ... -1.4423371
My intention over many years was always to apply as I was very close to my Irish grandmother. My wife and I were considering starting a family so that accelerated my plans and then Brexit happened. I work a lot in the EU (I’m from the UK) so having freedom of movement is very important to me. My wife became pregnant about 9 months after I applied and I was finally added to the FBR in October. So happy that my daughter, who will be born next month can also claim the citizenship. Although due to mine and my wife’s nationalities our daughter will have a claim to British, Irish, Australian and Maltese citizenships.
i’m american and my partner is english. i’m doing fbr so i can move to the uk with him so we can both finally live and work freely. six month visas aren’t cutting it anymore. thought i’d be there by now..the wait times have really pushed our plans back. we are trying to buy a house and start a family so after discussing all of our options, this is the cheapest and most fruitful route.
Yes, the phone lines and webchat are up and running, there are just long delays and I believe they close for the lunch hour. Waiting 14 months is very common unfortunately, as you can see from other timeliness in this thread. They were working on May 2019 - July 2019 applications prior to the most recent shutdown so it's a certainty that they are even farther behind now. Hang in there!