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Received my certificate today. Timeline updated.AussieBiscuithead wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2023 1:00 pmFinally got my congratulations email! 18.7month wait!
My timeline (which I updated in the google spreadsheet):
Online Application: 21-Feb-2022
Documents Received: 5-Apr-2022
Request for additional documents: 15-Feb-2023
Documents Received at FBR: 21-March-2023
Address Confirmation: 5-Sept-2023
Congratulations Email: 13-Sept-2023
FBR cert received: ***
Note, i never received an email from the FBR that they had received my additional documents.
Best of luck to those who are still in the process.
Final Update!kiladre-sw wrote: ↑Tue Aug 29, 2023 10:04 amAdditional Update:kiladre-sw wrote: ↑Sat Aug 26, 2023 9:23 amJust an update:kiladre-sw wrote: ↑Tue Jul 18, 2023 9:09 amI have seen that mentioned before. If that is what they require I will happily try to obtain that document for them, but until they send me further correspondence I'm just in limbo waiting.Mr_Knight wrote: ↑Sun Jul 16, 2023 9:42 pmThey will require you to send them an "Affidavit of parental estrangement" in place of ID. Signed/witnessed by a Notary or solicitor.kiladre-sw wrote: ↑Sun Jul 16, 2023 11:24 amWhat I did not include is updated ID for mother as that is not something I can obtain anymore. As I mentioned both in the documentation I sent and in the post I have gone no contact with my mother. Recently I even had a C&D delivered on my behalf.
I still just have fingers crossed that my application will be processed as I have seen other posts about individuals getting their applications approved even when being estranged from the parent or grandparent they are filing under. The lack of communication is disheartening though.
Received correspondence 25-08-2023 (7 months after they received updated documents last sent)
FBR is requesting updated notarized copy of Mother's photo id(drivers license). As the license itself was expired at the time of the original application however the notarization was made 6 days prior to the license becoming expired. So, the notarized copy was less than 6 months old at the time of FBR application. It seems that the person reaching out to me did not read the additional documentation that I had sent in back in January, as they did not address the "no contact"/estrangement part. I sent a reply message moments ago reiterating that I can not obtain an updated form of the document. Fingers crossed they reply to me in a timely manner and give me further guidance on options/documents that can further my application that do not require interaction with my Mother as that is not possible.
Received correspondence replying to email I sent Saturday(26-08-2023). Today(28-08-2023) after further review of my documentation the FBR reviewers decided that they will indeed accept the notarized copy of my Mother's license that I sent with the original documentation given my specific situation.
The email doubled as the address confirmation email, so fingers crossed there are no other hangups with my application and I hear back soon to hopefully good news! Might manage to actually get this done within 3 years.
Excited to finally get some good feedback.
The time frame is hit-and-miss unfortunately. Some get notified & others hear nothing until the application is being processed.hb25 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2023 8:56 amHi all, thanks for all your helpful insights. What is the normal timeframe for receiving an acknowledgement email that their application has been received? Mine was delivered 3 weeks ago Royal Mail is stating but haven’t received acknowledgement email yet. Thanks in advance
ReturningIrish wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2023 10:44 amUpdate: Paper FBR certificate (complete with very cute photo of my son) arrived yesterday. We're delighted! I will be applying for his passport next. Thank you to the forum for your support and encouragement. I hope your all have your citizenships very soon.
Total time from online application to receipt of paper FBR certificate: 1 year, 5 months and 10 days
Application Date: 11/04/2022
Documents Received: 05/05/2022
Request for photos (new): 22/02/2023
Photos (new) received: 08/03/2023
Address Confirmation: 05/09/2023
Congratulations & cert posted: 14/09/2023
FBR certificate Received: 21/09/2023