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by Smit
Sat May 22, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Acquiring British citizenship and Indian OCI
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

You can apply for British Citizenship but you will lose your Indian Citizenship as India does not allow dual nationality. However, you are eligible to apply for OCI after acquiring British Citizenship.

Good luck
by Smit
Sat May 22, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: RS1 query
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Had he remained a CUKC would he have become a British citizen on 1.1.83 or a British Overseas citizen? The Home Office website isn't as clear as it could be but if you look at the Nationality Instructions it's clear that if you renounced CUKC before 1.1.83 you can only register as a British citizen...
by Smit
Fri May 21, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: RS1 query
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

RS1 query

To anyone who can assist: My father was previously a CUKC born in Kenya in 1943 to CUKC parents (parents born in India in early 1900's and registered as CUKC in Kenya sometime in the 1950s I believe). My father subsequently renounced his CUKC in 1972 and took up Kenyan citizenship 1) because Kenya d...
by Smit
Wed May 19, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: US immigration
Topic: Returning to live in the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 2670

JAJ wrote:Is your wife planning to get her British citizenship before she leaves?
Hi JAJ, I have sent you a PM on an unrelated matter, not sure if you have seen it yet.

Thanks
by Smit
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: registering children of unmarried British father as British
Replies: 8
Views: 3027

How are joint applications under S. 3(1) made on form MN1? e.g. if there are two children, does each child need a separate MN1 form or can both be included in one MN1 form?

Thanks
by Smit
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Replies: 7793
Views: 2048364

Received passport today as anticipated. Very effiecient IPS.
by Smit
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Replies: 7793
Views: 2048364

Congrats FKarim, Hope the red book's for real :lol: I went for my interview this morning at Elephant & Castle, more or less similar to your experience, hope my passport arrives by Friday/Saturday as I am flying off on a week's holiday to the US on Sunday, 5th April. If not, I intend to use my other ...
by Smit
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Replies: 7793
Views: 2048364

FKarim,

Thank you for the update. Could I ask how you received your supporting docs and passports back? 2nd class or SM?
by Smit
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR PEO Application - PEO Service Denied/Open H.O. File
Replies: 13
Views: 5695

Jambo mzungu,

I recall that your wife had problems applying for her spouse visa in Kenya and I assume that this could be the reason behind the open file issue.

If as you say everything is okay, there is no reason why ILR will be denied to her.

Good luck

Smit
by Smit
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Replies: 7793
Views: 2048364

Congratulations Siggi,

Which NCS did you apply through? I applied on 26th Jan via NCS but am still waiting for my approval.

Thank you,
Smit
by Smit
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: ILR application - dependant born in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

For all those who have children born in the UK, you can apply for your children to be registered as British Citizens as soon as you get ILR, use form MN1.

All the best
by Smit
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: TIMELINE AFTER NATURALISATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Replies: 7793
Views: 2048364

For nationality applications, the date of application is the date the application is actually received by the Home Office (not by NCS or by Royal Mail).

On the other hand, the date of receipt for visa applications is the date of posting.
by Smit
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: SET(M) Question
Replies: 23
Views: 6186

John, I am also interested in knowing about this apparent change of policy that you cite, please could you post any links giving details about it? Elias, I am not sure whether you have read these posts already but they are helpful: http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=23153&sid=e20340646...
by Smit
Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: SET(M) Question
Replies: 23
Views: 6186

The fact that it was an EC application makes sense. My understanding of paragraph 4.3 is that if you apply for ILR and they decide it is too early, they will issue you with an extension to take you to complete the probationary period i.e. the extension would be until 27th January 2009, two years aft...
by Smit
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Immigration for family members
Topic: SET(M) Question
Replies: 23
Views: 6186

Elias, I am a bit confused, FLR(M) is an incountry application which you state was issued on 6th December 2006 yet you also state that you entered the UK on 27th Jan 07. How is this? Having read the IDI's on spouses, see section 1: http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/...
by Smit
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: any grace period for WP transfer?? urgent!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Nisha, You need to tread carefully. Work permits cannot be transferred, if you want to change employment, your new employer will need to apply for a new work permit for you and there is a possibility that this is not issued. You should not have resigned from Co. A until Co. B had been issued a work ...
by Smit
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Comments about discussion board
Topic: With deep regret I need to report a death : ppron747
Replies: 2
Views: 3809

I just came across these terrible news. May the legendary "ppron" live forever in our hearts.
by Smit
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: (IS82A) served on Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 5255

Your friend will have an extremely difficult time applying to come to the UK again. Maybe at this point in time, you can better assist him by packing his personal belongings in the UK and sending them to him in his home country. He made a mockery of the UK immigration system and now he must pay the ...
by Smit
Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: What if?
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

Siggi, Your situation is almost identical to another poster who obtained BC through his mother (UKM application) and his wife was able to apply for BC (without applying for ILR) using the ppron method. My advise to you is to check this out and follow it very carefully: http://www.ukresident.com/foru...
by Smit
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: accompanied visa for disabled child
Replies: 1
Views: 1741

I do not think that your story, which is intended to be published in Australia, should have any impact on your family's UK visas. But if you are still jittery about it, why not use pseudonyms in your story?
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