nmcilveen2016 wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:35 am
V3rvangen wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:08 pm
I have to say, the fact that the office is likely now closed again all the way until at least April is absolutely insane. I could understand the office being closed during the first lockdowns, when this situation was new and the whole world was caught by surprise and shut down, but they've now had a year to find a way to carry on service. Every other business has had to find ways to work from home, or make their workplaces safe. It is absolutely unacceptable to close such an important government service, which people like myself are depending on.
At this rate, I won't get my citizenship until 2022, when I'm intending to study abroad in September later this year, so I'll likely have to postpone that for a year.
Can I please point out that no one's FBR application is guaranteed to be successful and citizenship on the basis of irish grandparents is not an automatic right, hence why an application has to be made and proof needs to be submitted which in some cases is not deemed sufficient enough.
So let me get this straight you are depending on the fact that Ireland will grant you irish citizenship, despite the fact that no FBR application submitted is guaranteed and there is a possible chance for whatever reason the application could be rejected, thats your own fault you can't automatically expect that another country gives you citizenship so you can go and study !
I don't want to get into an argument, I know that's why the last thread on FBR was shut down, and I feel like I've been as civil as possible.
But you can't just go spouting things like 'citizenship on the basis of irish grandparents is not an automatic right' - actually yes it is, providing the criteria are met. That's kind of the entire point of this process.
Obviously sufficient evidence needs to be submitted, as it does for anything, so I don't understand your point that 'for whatever reason the application could be rejected' - providing we meet the criteria and submit the required evidence, why would it be rejected? And even if mine does eventually get rejected for some unforeseen reason, my entire issue is that NO evidence is being reviewed for ANY applications at this point.
I'm also fed up of this idea that wanting to be granted your legal right in a timely manner is somehow acting 'entitled'; Irish law allows me to become an Irish citizen, I have paid a large fee to exercise that right. I don't see that as any more entitled than making use of any other public service where I'm legally entitled to it.
'you can't automatically expect that another country gives you citizenship so you can go and study' - well we all have our own personal reasons for applying, and I won't be shamed for mine. I'm legally entitled to become an Irish citizen. I've already accepted I'm frustrated because of my personal situation, and I feel like I've been more than patient in the year since I submitted my application. I'm not complaining at 'FBR delays' as you put it - if they were processing at even a 20th of the speed as before the pandemic, that would be some progress and I wouldn't be as frustrated. But they've completely shut down a crucial service.