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by polarcub
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021
Replies: 211
Views: 13700
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Application submitted: July 10th
Documents mailed: July 12th and received July 14th
Passport printed and dispatched: Sept 9
Card being printed: Sept 9

All the best everyone! Thank you for all the support along the way! It's been a long journey!
by polarcub
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021
Replies: 211
Views: 13700
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Re anyone who has posted about birth certificates. If you did not send one in with your original citizenship application, you must have done an affidavit so just use the same affidavit form for the passport application. Print the same form, fill it out as your had before, and get it witnessed by a l...
by polarcub
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts
Replies: 301
Views: 28463
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts

My lawyer had sent the first letter 2.5 months prior to the 24 month wait anniversary. That made the letter more credible because we were so close to 24. the second letter was even more credible, because it was sent 6 weeks after the first letter. and they paid proper attention to the second letter,...
by polarcub
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: First time passport application
Replies: 299
Views: 20666
Mood:
Ireland

Re: First time passport application

When can one expect to receive the original docs we had sent with our application? (i.e. our nat cert etc..)
by polarcub
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: First time passport application
Replies: 299
Views: 20666
Mood:
Ireland

Re: First time passport application

My partner who is Irish - by ethnicity - applied for a passport using the same online system, and received it in the mail in less than a week. This is possible. I understand that processing a new application takes time, but this is egregious and should not be tolerated. We are put in a different lin...
by polarcub
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: First time passport application
Replies: 299
Views: 20666
Mood:
Ireland

Re: First time passport application

Will this ever end :shock:
by polarcub
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Received Approval Letter but out of state for more than 4 weeks
Replies: 10
Views: 1165
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Received Approval Letter but out of state for more than 4 weeks

From a legal perspective signing over video call should be fine as long as they watch you sign it over camera (and then you mail it back to them for signing...there is a bit more logistics involved). The lawyer just has to be ok with it and do their due diligence to verify the identity of the person...
by polarcub
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: affidavit for birth certificate irish passport application
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Mood:
Ireland

Re: affidavit for birth certificate irish passport application

Had those 11 people also submitted a notarized affidavit with their original citizenship application? assuming they did, I can't see why you can't use an affidavit for the passport application as well Well.its not incorrect, I have shared my opinion and an up to date experience from around 11 people...
by polarcub
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: First time passport application
Replies: 299
Views: 20666
Mood:
Ireland

Re: First time passport application

I thought they were prioritizing applications received up to April 31st (and then the rest will get processed)? I assume they haven't cleared that backlog yet. We are hearing a lot from those who applied in Mar-April when the system was on-hold. No news from people who applied in May/June and alread...
by polarcub
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval
Replies: 85
Views: 14164
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Citizenship Applications From 2020 Pending Approval

I had received those too, and so did others on these forum, and then waited over a year or so....I wouldn't take it by it's word. These responses from them over email is just routine copy and paste. The actual letters are more substantial. I got this email reply today: Please note that your applicat...
by polarcub
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: First time passport application
Replies: 299
Views: 20666
Mood:
Ireland

Re: First time passport application

re Garda witnessing: When getting the garda form signed you need to take your original cert and a passport with you.

A piece of info I did not come across until I went into the garda station and they told me.
by polarcub
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only
Replies: 347
Views: 153369
Mood:
Ireland

Re: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only

Cert received today. Submitted the payment May 9th Mailed the affidavit on May 17th - they received it May 19th Cert received July 9th 2021 *cert dated June 25 2021 Approval letter received May 7 2021 (After having done an FOI, and had a solicitor send two JR warning letters) Application Based On: N...
by polarcub
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts
Replies: 301
Views: 28463
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts

HOW TO GO FOR A JR (Judicial Review) & force a decision on your application You are not entitled to citizenship, but you are entitled to get a decision on your application in a reasonable time. Steps in the process: 1. Make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Department - You cannot file a...
by polarcub
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony
Replies: 529
Views: 65821
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony

I received my cert today. Came by registered mail from an an post delivery man (it also required a signature but the guy didn't take one). They used a photo I sent them that doesn't fit their criteria (I was smiling), so oh well. This is after I had received the emails and text to attend the virtual...
by polarcub
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony
Replies: 529
Views: 65821
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony

Prime example they just randomly copy and paste ...You already have a decision on your citizenship and they send you a text stating that you are in the process of receiving the very approval they've already sent you. My Local TD got a response from the Naturalisation office regarding the certificate...
by polarcub
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts
Replies: 301
Views: 28463
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts

Yes you can email, you probably missed this post, more infor > https://www.immigrationboards.com/post2010879.html?hilit=FOI%20email#p2010879 Hi All, I went through some of the previous post, but couldn't find my answer. Do we have to post the FOI request to the relevant department or can email them ...
by polarcub
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony
Replies: 529
Views: 65821
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony

People are posting their timelines on this forum so we can see that cases are not being dealt with in a chronological order. You can get a local TD involved in any civic matter, including immigration. How do you know flies are jumping you on the cue, How are people so quick to get their local TD inv...
by polarcub
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts
Replies: 301
Views: 28463
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts

If I understood your post correctly, you went to the Courts for a JR, the courts granted a JR in your favour, and gave the Department until the end of July to make a decision? If that's the case then the court has made a ruling and you should have a response on your application (approved or denied) ...
by polarcub
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts
Replies: 301
Views: 28463
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts

This is a standard response. Some people received this and a year later still didn't get an approval. If you want an approval you need to push a bit harder. If it was the first threat, your lawyer should now send a second threat to show you are very serious. (I would 100% have a lawyer send these th...
by polarcub
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony
Replies: 529
Views: 65821
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony

I'm not clear on what the first and second email's are.

Is the 1st email, the one you get right after you submit your details online to acknowledge receipt of payment; and the 2nd email is to acknowledge that the fee has been processed?
by polarcub
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Receiving Certificate of Naturalisation by post
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Receiving Certificate of Naturalisation by post

Does that mean it's not delivered by regular post but rather the delivery requires a signature?
by polarcub
Sat May 29, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony
Replies: 529
Views: 65821
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony

Yes Declaration of Fidelity to the Nation = Affidavit Hi Guys Apologies for a very very stupid question. The subject of the thread says 'affidavits' and there are many post mentioning it. All I got was the 'Declaration of Fidelity to the Nation'. Is this 'Declaration' being referred as 'Affidavit' b...
by polarcub
Thu May 27, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval
Replies: 639
Views: 87260
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Yes for about 200 Euros you can get a lawyer to send JR warning letters to put some pressure on them.
nad2107 wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 10:10 pm
Has anyone had any correspondence lately at all from 2017 applications. We applied in April 2017 and nothing but silence. Any ideas what we can do.
by polarcub
Wed May 26, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts
Replies: 301
Views: 28463
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Citizenship delays: FOI and an application for an Order for Mandamus via the High Courts

This is a fresh article on the subject of citizenship application delays "Galway cardiology registrar from Pakistan 'left stranded' waiting two years for citizenship decision" https://www.thejournal.ie/citizenship-application-problems-non-eu-citizens-5441531-May2021/ *NOTE: For anyone interested, at...
by polarcub
Wed May 26, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony
Replies: 529
Views: 65821
Mood:
Ireland

Re: Affidavits for approved applications and next ceremony

Re the resubmission of the photo: Did they email or post you a letter asking you to resubmit? Did they say why you needed to send a new photo? And I assume you had to resubmit the photo on the digital portal? Application based on : 5 yr residency and spouse of Irish national Applied: March 2018 Appr...
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