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I thought the vast majority of approved applicants were naturalised in March.
Narbukra wrote: ↑Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:07 amHello
I applied for Irish citizenship and received the acceptance letter on 04th February 2020.
The letter indicates that "The minister proposes to grant your application, subject to the successful completion of the application process..."
I sent the €950 fee, photographs and original GNIB card on February 7th.
I have not yet received receipt for the fee.
My current GNIB permission (printed on the passport) expires on August 31st, 2020.
Should I apply for GNIB renewal (I sent my original IRP as requested in the acceptance letter)?
Is there special residency terms for those waiting for ceremony while their GNIB expires?
I am in the same boat as topic starter. Got the same letter as topic starter but didn't receive invite to ceremony at all. I was told that no need for temp IRP in April(original IRP should expired in 2021 ), for essential travel can apply for reentry visa.littlerr wrote: ↑Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:29 pmI thought the vast majority of approved applicants were naturalised in March.
INIS said they held a small-scale virtual ceremony last month for those who got approval but were unable to attend the ceremony in March. Thus I thought all approved applicants have now been naturalised.
Too bad you guys have to apply for re-entry visas if you need to travel, which is always quite a hassle.Stanina wrote: ↑Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:36 pmI am in the same boat as topic starter. Got the same letter as topic starter but didn't receive invite to ceremony at all. I was told that no need for temp IRP in April(original IRP should expired in 2021 ), for essential travel can apply for reentry visa.
As per my understanding test virtual ceremony was for those who received invite for march ceremony but couldn't attend for valid reasons(fever, cold, stuck in other country)
I will probably will write them email next week to reconfirm as many things have changed since that time. I think INIS and ME were hoping for ceremony on July at that time.littlerr wrote: ↑Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:54 pmToo bad you guys have to apply for re-entry visas if you need to travel, which is always quite a hassle.
My colleague was able to get his IRP card back when he found out INIS couldn’t schedule him for the next ceremony. This was late 2018 to early 2019. Not sure if you can do the same here.
For the OP though, he/she would have to apply for a renewal of IRP as his/her current permission will have been expired when the next ceremony is scheduled.
In normal situations, INIS knows when the next ceremony is going to be, so they would be more than happy to give you a 3-6 month temporary extension to cover the period till the next ceremony, and it's free of charge.
A temporary extension is different from a renewal.Narbukra wrote: ↑Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:34 pmThank you littlerr.
They returned my IRP card and asked me to renew it. There was no indication on free renewal. Here is what they said:
"Please note that the onus is on all Non-EEA Nationals to keep their residency up to date at all times while they are in the State."
Was it conventional to offer free of charge extension in normal situations while waiting for ceremony?
Is there any reference to this?
Thank you littlerr. As I requested my IRP back before the minister announcement and the extension of IRP validity until January 20th, I think the citizenship dept is now expecting a renewed IRP and will not accept my current IRP.littlerr wrote: ↑Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:58 amI thought the permission is renewed till 20 January next year? It would be quite silly for INIS not to be able to arrange for a 'ceremony' (or so-called statutory declaration) by that time.
Don't take my words for it, but if you want to take a risk, maybe try using the online renewal platform and selecting 'Spouse of Irish national' - that will waive the registration fees. You will of course need to explain your situation in a cover letter the reason you selected that with all the letters and proofs from the Citizenship department.
Alternatively, maybe just wait till Burgh Quay office is reopened and walk in there and try to explain nicely