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by secret.simon
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: What constitutes the 5 years for citizenship?
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Proof of 5 years life in the UK?

shadowfax wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:55 pm
Oops. Can a admin be so kind and delete my name that I accidentally put in the post? Thanks.
Done. Be careful next time.
by secret.simon
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: Can i travel while FLR M Under Process
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Can i travel while FLR M Under Process

If you (the applicant) leave the UK while the application (or any immigration application, upto and including ILR) is in progress, it is automatically treated as withdrawn. And you don't get a refund either.
by secret.simon
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Help?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Help?

We both retired here from Switzerland after years in the UN system If you check the stamps and vignettes in your passports carefully, did you definitely get a tourist visa when you arrived in the UK or were you issued an Exempt vignette/stamp? If the latter, that may change the situation completely...
by secret.simon
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Help?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Help?

The major problem is I dont have any visa, I'm just overstayed tourist visa!! Very, very bad idea. Overstaying can have major ramifications for any future visa applications (and for eventual naturalisation, if that is your plan). Have you used any NHS services in the UK? Be aware that using NHS ser...
by secret.simon
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Reconsideration naturlisation
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Reconsideration naturlisation

Also did your refusal has any impact on your ILR (i presume you would have ILR)? Refusal of naturalisation does not have an impact on ILR, as both are governed by different laws and rules. Naturalisation is not a part of the immigration pathway, which ends at ILR, but is a completely separate proce...
by secret.simon
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Overstayer or not ?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Overstayer or not ?

My interpretation is that she was an overstayer from the time her appeals were refused and her Section 3C ran out till the time she left the UK. Filing an application within 28 days does not create any form of leave. If an LR application is made within 28 days and if that application is successful ,...
by secret.simon
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Bristish nationality registration
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Bristish nationality registration

If the child was born in the UK and the father had held ILR at the time of the birth of the child, then yes, the child can register as a British citizen on Form UKF . BUT... If the father is not named on the original birth certificate and is being added to the birth certificate 16 years after the bi...
by secret.simon
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport with Wrong Nationality
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: British Passport with Wrong Nationality

Do British passports always list the other citizenships that someone possesses? Or is this something specific to Chinese Citizens (of which the OP is not). Not always. From the Gov.UK guidance document on names in passports, it seems that the formulation used in the OP's husband's passport suggests...
by secret.simon
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Work in Gibraltar
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Work in Gibraltar

vinny , would an Ancestry visa issued by the UK government be automatically valid in the Crown dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) or will the OP need to apply for a fresh Ancestry visa from the governments of those places in order to work there? To the OP: Each Crown Dependency ...
by secret.simon
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship application approved but travelling abroad during Ceremony time limit
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Citizenship application approved but travelling abroad during Ceremony time limit

The letter says we must book and attend ceremoney within 3 months from the date of invitation. I thought that was extended to six months due to the pandemic. Perhaps they have returned back to the standard three months now. Can we ask the local authority to give us a date for the ceremoney in Octob...
by secret.simon
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport with Wrong Nationality
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: British Passport with Wrong Nationality

Does your husband hold a Taiwanese passport (going by the flag on your profile)? Did he submit that passport at the time of his passport application?

That may have thrown the HMPO official who may not be aware that "Republic of China" means Taiwan.
by secret.simon
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Travelling to EU/Schengen on Travel document after Brexit
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Travelling to EU/Schengen on Travel document after Brexit

As I understand it, you will need to go through border and visa checks when traveling from Gibraltar to Spain. So, if you don't have a visa (if required), you will still not be able to enter the EU. There are talks going on about Gibraltar joining the Schengen Zone, but, to the best of my knowledge,...
by secret.simon
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Switching from Skilled worker to tier 1 dependent
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Switching from Skilled worker to tier 1 dependent

does his clock reset when he switches to my dependent ? He will qualify to apply for ILR after either five years on the same (or similar; such as Tier 2 & Skilled Worker) visa OR 10 years of Long Residence under a mixture of visas. does the time spent on the skilled worker visa count towards settle...
by secret.simon
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship for my young Children
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: British Citizenship for my young Children

Unfortunately not. She has only been in and out on multiple visits with family & holidays, but has never stayed for a long time. Then there is no direct pathway to British citizenship for your children. You can apply for family settlement visas for your children and move to the UK. As both parents ...
by secret.simon
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Daughters immigration/citizenship status
Replies: 27
Views: 1621

Re: Daughters immigration/citizenship status

As many of your questions were answered in an earlier thread, I have merged your new question into that thread.
by secret.simon
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship for my young Children
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: British Citizenship for my young Children

Has your wife resided in the UK for at least three consecutive years before the birth of the children?
by secret.simon
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British citizenship for my foreign-born child
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: British citizenship for my foreign-born child

How did you acquire your British citizenship?
by secret.simon
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: My Citizenship Quandary
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: My Citizenship Quandary

CR001 wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:14 pm
@secret.simon op might have a route visa ukm under the romein judgement if the mothers father was British.
OP was born in 1986. The Romein judgment and all provisions for acquiring British citizenship via Form UKM apply to people born before 1983.
by secret.simon
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: My Citizenship Quandary
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: My Citizenship Quandary

In my opinion, I do not think that you have British citizenship nor is there a route for you to acquire British citizenship via your mother. As you were born to a British mother, regardless of marital status, you could have acquired British citizenship if your mother were capable of transmitting Bri...
by secret.simon
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Schengen visa for spouse of UK citizen - Help please!
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Schengen visa for spouse of UK citizen - Help please!

Tabz72 wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:48 pm
Does she require a Airport transfer visa or Schengen Visa for Italy, Hungary or Poland
Yes, as she will be entering a Schengen country. The UK is no longer an EU country and there is no benefit or automatic right in accompanying a British citizen child.

Also see this similar thread.
by secret.simon
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Questions about the naturalization certificate after the virtual naturalization ceremony?
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Questions about the naturalization certificate after the virtual naturalization ceremony?

The naturalisation certificate is printed by the Home Office on watermarked paper and so is not emailed to you. Because it makes it difficult to verify it later on, it is best not to laminate it. And keep in mind that that will be the only proof that you will have of your British citizenship (there ...
by secret.simon
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: regarding citizenship for daughter
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: regarding citizenship for daughter

yaseengani wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:13 pm
Oh my god :( !! So what is the solution ?
Wait until your daughter's 18th birthday and she can naturalise as an adult in her own right, meeting the same requirements as you (English language test, LITUK, meeting the absence and physical presence requirements, etc).
by secret.simon
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: regarding citizenship for daughter
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: regarding citizenship for daughter

Can't my daughter become a British citizen based on my status as a British citizen ? You can try, but you may fail and lose the entire registration fees. (Page 29) Child’s parents’ circumstances To register a child under this provision you should normally be satisfied that one of the parents is eit...
by secret.simon
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Romein / 4C claim for citizenship by double descent
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Romein / 4C claim for citizenship by double descent

State how your Mother acquired citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies: If this was by registration or naturalisation, give the certificate number: Going off secret.simon's statements, they say "your mother's mother would have been born a British subject/CUKC by descent". I'm concerned that ...
by secret.simon
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Child passport
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Child passport

He’s expecting a child in his home country (India) As he is a British citizen but whose home country is India, I presume that he became a British citizen by naturalisation. If that is the case, provided the child is born on or after the date on his naturalisation certificate, the child will be a Br...
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