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by a_powers
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

My ceremony was sit at a desk and read the pledge/oath, then the guy gave the certificate. If you all are getting something more I am jealous.
by a_powers
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM Denied - Confused!
Replies: 4
Views: 1048
United States of America

Re: UKM Denied - Confused!

Romein was born in the USA which is a non commonwealth country. Are they saying you are born in a commonwealth country and therefore the case doesn't apply to you.
by a_powers
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

A quick question for applicants in the USA. How were you contacted to schedule your citizenship ceremony? I know it can tak up to 12 weeks to be contacted. It’s only been 5 weeks since my approval date. I’m curious, as I live in Alaska, so attending a ceremony involves quite a bit of travel for me....
by a_powers
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Well after 2 days of stressing out and subsequently yelling at FedEx. They finally get back to me that the driver did deliver it to the correct place but "accidently chose pharmacy as the delivery location." Of course at that point I still haven't heard back from my caseworker so I was still stress...
by a_powers
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

So happy for you. Getting the passport is so much easier.
by a_powers
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

I used a program called Gimp to create a grid of 8 45mm x 35 mm photos on a 4"x6" photo that I printed at the drugstore. I don't remember where but the instructions are on the web.
by a_powers
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

sunburn wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:49 pm
Thank you! Did you have a passport interview ? If so, did you get to choose a venue of your choice, e.g. your nearest consulate ?
No passport interview. I guess they figure you have already been through enough to get the registration certificate. The passport comes 2-3 weeks via DHL.
by a_powers
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

I did 2 US doctors for UKM and a US attorney for the passport.

Yes they have to write that statement on the back of the picture.

Sent original registration certificate for the passport. Didn't ask about a copy.
by a_powers
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

UKVI goes at their own pace. Sometimes you just need to wait on them.

At least you can do biometrics in the US now. People had to go to Canada and Mexico 2 years ago. Then they got a US system in place.
by a_powers
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

How have Americans managed to ship it with return label/envelope? (This seems like it should be the easiest part!) I'd like to send it quickly to the UK with tracking, along with the required return label/envelope for a more leisurely and cheap return. I went to UPS - They've told me that they can'...
by a_powers
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

Eligibility criteria: UKM Nationality: USA Applying from: Denver, Colorado Method of application: FedEx/UPS to UK Date of application: TBD - Hopefully this week! I'll update the rest once that's done. Apologies, but I'm not sure I've figured out how to respond inline to threads on this. I am meetin...
by a_powers
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Is UKM registration retroactive?
Replies: 24
Views: 2362
United States of America

Re: Is UKM registration retroactive?

Not retroactive. It is effective from the day of the citizenship ceremony.
by a_powers
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKVI response to Biometric destruction request
Replies: 6
Views: 644
United States of America

UKVI response to Biometric destruction request

"Thank you for your letter received on ____, about your biometric information after obtaining British nationality.

I can confirm that biometric information is automatically destroyed as soon as the applicant obtains a British citizen passport."
by a_powers
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

My take (which may be totally wrong) is the option to register within a year only applies to a British controlled territory. In the case South Africa was British controlled at that time. Hopefully an expert can chime in on it.
by a_powers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

I believe this is the case you are referring to:
https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/ ... ummary.pdf
by a_powers
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

"applying by way of my mother's father" - what does that mean? Your mother is British other than by descent, your father isn't relevant. If you can find it the marriage cert it might be useful connecting the maiden name to the father's name/your name. Sorry. My mother's father is was born in the UK...
by a_powers
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

"applying by way of my mother's father" - what does that mean?

Your mother is British other than by descent, your father isn't relevant. If you can find it the marriage cert it might be useful connecting the maiden name to the father's name/your name.
by a_powers
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Registering through British Mother
Replies: 1
Views: 212
United States of America

Re: Registering through British Mother

You don't need to travel to the UK to complete the process. Go to a US consulate for the oath.
by a_powers
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

I did my mother's birth cert, my US passport and birth certificate (originals). Used regular US first class mail. Did the ceremony at a US consulate.
by a_powers
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKVI response to Biometric destruction request
Replies: 6
Views: 644
United States of America

Re: Biometrics deletion after completion?

cyclina1 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:48 pm
So that means if you become BC, your biometric data in UKVI will be destroyed? right?
I am definitely sending them a request/confirmation letter to make sure.
by a_powers
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKVI response to Biometric destruction request
Replies: 6
Views: 644
United States of America

Re: Biometrics deletion after completion?

They wont delete any of the biometrics you have submitted , now you have your registration certificate you can apply for a British passport More info here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/biometric-information The book "Biometric information: case working" in your link mentions... If an i...
by a_powers
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKVI response to Biometric destruction request
Replies: 6
Views: 644
United States of America

Biometrics deletion after completion?

Does the HO delete the biometrics information once the process is complete? I completed a UKM registration and was issued a registration certificate. Do I need to write to someone to have my biometrics expunged? Is that done automatically? Thanks.
by a_powers
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UKM application experience and timeline
Replies: 1339
Views: 113153
United States of America

Re: UKM application experience and timeline

No more good character requirement for UKM. I guess they figured offspring of British mothers are not more dangerous than offspring of British fathers.
by a_powers
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: No more good character requirement for UKM, UKF registrations
Replies: 4
Views: 1435
United States of America

Re: No more good character requirement for UKM, UKF registrations

by a_powers
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: No more good character requirement for UKM, UKF registrations
Replies: 4
Views: 1435
United States of America

No more good character requirement for UKM, UKF registrations

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/690741/CCS207_CCS0318203178-1_Human_Rights_Act_Remedial_Order__1__PRINT.PDF The proposed draft Remedial Order 2018 removes the good character requirement from registration as a British Citizen pursuant to...
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