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anongirl
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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by anongirl » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:27 pm

Does anybody know if people who applied in july 2019 have started receiving approvals yet?

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Issagenius » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:28 pm

anongirl wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Does anybody know if people who applied in july 2019 have started receiving approvals yet?
I applied in June 2019, hope we get approval soon.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by rks9004 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:02 pm

Hi there,

Can anyone confirm if the approval letters are still being sent. The last approval letter according to the thread seems to be 10th Jan. Did anyone receive post 10th Jan 2020? There are 2 ceremonies in March announced today so do you all think we will receive more approvals later in the month?

Regards
Rks

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Salixruns » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:58 pm

I submitted my application in Sept 2018 and just got my letter January 9th in the post asking for the €950 and passport photos. My husband applied at the same time as me but moved through the process much faster and was approved before the ceremonies were suspended. He became a citizen in the December ceremony.

I'm hoping this means I'll be in the March ceremonies but I'm not that optimistic given the huge back log of people who paid their fees long ago.
What do you think?

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by South African spouse » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:07 pm

Salixruns wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:58 pm
I submitted my application in Sept 2018 and just got my letter January 9th in the post asking for the €950 and passport photos. My husband applied at the same time as me but moved through the process much faster and was approved before the ceremonies were suspended. He became a citizen in the December ceremony.

I'm hoping this means I'll be in the March ceremonies but I'm not that optimistic given the huge back log of people who paid their fees long ago.
What do you think?
I wouldnt give up on the idea that u wont get to the next ceremony considering they are having them over the 2 days and normally they would have 2 ceremonies per day it should clear a good bit of the backlog!!A lady in inis told me that because of the delay I wouldnt be considered for the december ceremony but there would be a strong possibility of me attending the next 1!! So I'm hopeful
Good luck I hope you get your invitation anything over a year is annoying!!

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Salixruns » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:24 pm

Thank you for your reply! I'll be optimistic and hope I get in. Good luck to you as well!
It's been a long road!

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by AAkkaya » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:40 pm

anongirl wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Does anybody know if people who applied in july 2019 have started receiving approvals yet?

We applied for my husband citizenship on July 7th 2019 and we recieved a letter of approval on January 7th.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by twista » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:01 pm

Aakaya can you advise the team, have you posted a timeline?

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by zaza7625 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:18 pm

I applied in 8th of March and got approval 8th of january, exactly 10 months after.
I hope to get invitation in March

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Salixruns » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:32 pm

Does anyone know what happens if you can't make a ceremony date? Just realising if I was in fact invited to the March 2 or 3 ones that my husband is out of the country making it a little complicated to get to Kerry for the day with the kids at home etc since kids cannot attend the ceremony.
Do you go to the bottom of the waitlist or would you be in line for the next ceremony? Anyone have any guesses on this? :?
Thank you.

* I apologise also if this is the wrong place to ask. I only just discovered these boards.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by littlerr » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:06 pm

Salixruns wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Does anyone know what happens if you can't make a ceremony date? Just realising if I was in fact invited to the March 2 or 3 ones that my husband is out of the country making it a little complicated to get to Kerry for the day with the kids at home etc since kids cannot attend the ceremony.
Do you go to the bottom of the waitlist or would you be in line for the next ceremony? Anyone have any guesses on this? :?
Thank you.

* I apologise also if this is the wrong place to ask. I only just discovered these boards.
Welcome.

You should make your best effort for it. While it is possible to ask to be rescheduled to the next ceremony, having a kid at home isn't really an acceptable excuse for INIS. I doubt if they would have any negative impact to you in reality, but why making life more difficult for both you and INIS? As you will find on the invitation letter, you must attend the ceremony at the designated date/time (unless you have some 'real' difficulties).

Kids are allowed previously and the ceremony last December is the first time that kids were not allowed, although there were still people bringing kids and INIS could not turn them away.

If you receive the invitation with explicit instruction not to bring any kids, depending on the age of the kids, you should arrange them to be placed in daycare or ask a relative/friend/colleague to attend to them.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Salixruns » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:10 pm

OK, fair enough. Thank you for your reply and advice. I'll make arrangements as necessary but maybe they will allow at least young teens these next ceremonies.

Thank you

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by SouthAfricanNomad » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:16 pm

I rang them today and was told my application has been submitted to the minister.
Likelihood of being included in the next ceremony?

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by atc » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:35 pm

SouthAfricanNomad wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:16 pm
I rang them today and was told my application has been submitted to the minister.
Likelihood of being included in the next ceremony?
Very unlikely at the best of times but extremely unlikely since the announcement of the impending election.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Bealtaine » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:46 pm

atc wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:35 pm
SouthAfricanNomad wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:16 pm
I rang them today and was told my application has been submitted to the minister.
Likelihood of being included in the next ceremony?
Very unlikely at the best of times but extremely unlikely since the announcement of the impending election.
How does the impending elections on the 8th of Feb affect the ceremonies in March?

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by atc » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:55 pm

Bealtaine wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:46 pm
atc wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:35 pm
SouthAfricanNomad wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:16 pm
I rang them today and was told my application has been submitted to the minister.
Likelihood of being included in the next ceremony?
Very unlikely at the best of times but extremely unlikely since the announcement of the impending election.
How does the impending elections on the 8th of Feb affect the ceremonies in March?
It won't affect the ceremonies in March by the looks of things but will very likely mean no further submissions to the minister will take place or be approved until after the election.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Bealtaine » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:29 pm

atc wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:55 pm
Bealtaine wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:46 pm
atc wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:35 pm
SouthAfricanNomad wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:16 pm
I rang them today and was told my application has been submitted to the minister.
Likelihood of being included in the next ceremony?
Very unlikely at the best of times but extremely unlikely since the announcement of the impending election.
How does the impending elections on the 8th of Feb affect the ceremonies in March?
It won't affect the ceremonies in March by the looks of things but will very likely mean no further submissions to the minister will take place or be approved until after the election.
Sorry, yes. Why though? :) Because the elections will happen before new citizens can get a chance to vote?

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by anongirl » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:28 am

AAkkaya wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:40 pm
anongirl wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Does anybody know if people who applied in july 2019 have started receiving approvals yet?

We applied for my husband citizenship on July 7th 2019 and we recieved a letter of approval on January 7th.
That's great! Did u post a timeline anywhere ? It may be useful to others to compare. Hopefully means I'll hear something soon about mine 🤞🤞

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by alhakeem » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:46 am

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How does the impending elections on the 8th of Feb affect the ceremonies in March?
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It won't affect the ceremonies in March by the looks of things but will very likely mean no further submissions to the minister will take place or be approved until after the election.
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I am not aware of the elections, do you mean the minister term has ended and a new minister is coming?

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