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Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Stanina » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:22 pm

It looks like immigration website was updated, next ceremonies will be in Spring 2020. Previously it was said by the department beginning of the the year. According to immigration website:

"The next day of citizenship ceremonies is scheduled for Spring 2020. Details will be published here when confirmed.'

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https://www.irishimmigration.ie/citizen ... eremonies/

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by putoluto » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:34 pm

Is it mandatory to attend a citizenship ceremony? If so, when did that start - a recent requirement? That's tough for some of us who are not in Europe.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by CR001 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:36 pm

putoluto wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Is it mandatory to attend a citizenship ceremony? If so, when did that start - a recent requirement? That's tough for some of us who are not in Europe.
This applies to those applying for naturalisation as an Irish citizen after a period of residence in Ireland and not FBR registration apllications.
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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by putoluto » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:47 pm

Ahhh, that clarifies it. Thank you Cr001

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by mmsa » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:23 pm

This department is a mess, say one thing then do another. Im sure they said one was due early 2020

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Stanina » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:50 pm

mmsa wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:23 pm
This department is a mess, say one thing then do another. Im sure they said one was due early 2020
Spring can be considered early in the year if it is March or Maybe they meant spring by Celtic Calendar, then it can be in February. ;)

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Bealtaine » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:53 pm

Stanina wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:50 pm
mmsa wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:23 pm
This department is a mess, say one thing then do another. Im sure they said one was due early 2020
Spring can be considered early in the year if it is March or Maybe they meant spring by Celtic Calendar, then it can be in February. ;)
:) I spoke to a lovely lady from the helpline who said the next one is in March. Didn’t mention the date but she said they were really doing their level best to clear the backlog.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Bealtaine » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:55 pm

mmsa wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:23 pm
This department is a mess, say one thing then do another. Im sure they said one was due early 2020
What they mean by ‘several ceremonies’ is having two or three ceremonies on the same day- the 10-ish am batch = 1st ceremony and the 1-2ish pm = 2nd ceremony.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by 5121472 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:30 am

mmsa wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:23 pm
This department is a mess, say one thing then do another. Im sure they said one was due early 2020
Agreed. Hypocrisy at its peak. All lies and no clarity from INIS about anything. I ve already lost my trust in them.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by avanov » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:54 pm

Friend of mine has received an approval letter and request for a payment of the fee 07 Jan '20.
Does anyone has a (statistically proven) guess of when a next ceremony may be arranged?

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by nojoyfrominis » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:09 am

No guesswork can prove it statistically. It will be based on when department wants and when it is logistically possible. Could be anytime between March and May.
Can you share your friends timeline

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Jackie_channn » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:34 pm

Yes, I too got a letter today asking to pay 950 euros
Submitted in April 2019

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by zaza7625 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:00 pm

Hi all.
I got approval letter today which says that need to pay 950e, send 2 passport photos and Gnib card.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by atc » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:17 am

Can anyone who recently received their approval and request for €950 tell us if there was a deadline to send it within the letter?

When I received mine in late November it said I had to submit within 2 weeks "to be considered for the next ceremony". (I did but still didn't get invited to December).

Also, their are reports of an imminent general election. I imagine if that's true we may see further ceremony delays.

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by mrrobot » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:22 am

atc wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:17 am
Can anyone who recently received their approval and request for €950 tell us if there was a deadline to send it within the letter?

When I received mine in late November it said I had to submit within 2 weeks "to be considered for the next ceremony". (I did but still didn't get invited to December).

Also, their are reports of an imminent general election. I imagine if that's true we may see further ceremony delays.
10 days deadline

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by Nre123 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:56 am

Approvals have started again..hopefully a ceremony soon !!

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by SouthAfricanNomad » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:21 pm

I received this reply from team 23 :| in November.
I wonder if it means anything at all about a guaranteed approval or when I should expect it.. but there will be at-least 3 ceremonies this year.

“Thank you for your email, please be advised your application is at an
advanced stage of processing, this office does not currently require any
further information or documentation from you at this time. While it is not
possible to give an exact time frame, this office will be in touch as soon
as a decision has been reached.

If successful you will receive an approval letter from this office and then
an invitation to a ceremony, you will be given at least four weeks notice
before attendance is required, please be advised there are at least 3
Ceremonies planned for 2020, the dates of which have not yet been
finalised.

Kind Regards
Citizenship Helpdesk
Team 23.”

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by luckycat007 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:09 pm

atc wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:17 am
Can anyone who recently received their approval and request for €950 tell us if there was a deadline to send it within the letter?

When I received mine in late November it said I had to submit within 2 weeks "to be considered for the next ceremony". (I did but still didn't get invited to December).

Also, their are reports of an imminent general election. I imagine if that's true we may see further ceremony delays.
Just received approval letter today, deadline to send in everything w/in 10 days. Wonder if there might be a ceremony in February??

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by sweetlion » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:32 pm

Hi SouthAfricanNomad

Can you please let me know when did you send your application? I've sent mine last August. The latest letter received was that my application have been moved to stage 2. Since then, no communication. Also, can you let me know their email address for a follow up? Thank you!!!

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Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Post by twista » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:03 pm

Sweetlion which team sent you the approval letter?

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