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I don't think it is hostility towards them, more frustration at timescales being a lot longer for some people than stated on the website and when they ask for updates they don't get much in the way of information. Sometimes that frustration gets vented and on a forum written words are easily misconstrued. Perhaps I have missed things but I haven't really noticed any real hostility towards the department just sheer frustration at lack of information. As some people have stated they have been waiting for around 2 months just for their documents to be returned.BrexitEscapee wrote: ↑Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:02 pmI'm not going to let the creeping hostility towards DFA staff go unchallenged. Waiting longer than you were expecting for anything is frustrating, but to take this as a personal slight is simply childish. Administering a generous immigration policy would be low down in any Country's priorities when compared to healthcare etc., so when that department gets temporarily overloaded due to events abroad, the only sane response is to be patient - throwing toys out of prams won't achieve anything. If the Irish media were to run a feature on FBR, the Irish public would be outraged to see the hostility aimed at DFA staff from people who are lucky to have this privilege.
^ agreed, I don't agree with the un-necessary keeping hold of documents longer than needed. Even if the certificate takes longer and obviously they would print these in bulk rather than individually, the documents could be returned. As someone else mentioned previously they have had to get additional copies because needed for something else.
You mean you sent your original British passport off with the FBR document set as proof of identity? If that is the case then it will be treated as a simple supporting document by the DFA team. As such, it will be returned at the end of the process with your FBR certificate.
Four approved and waiting for printing / delivery in 2019 that I am aware of.
Sure. Slightly simplified / updated from original post.