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by ariskar
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 8054
Views: 1219248
Mood:
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

My spouse timeline Type: First passport after naturalisation + Family name change after naturalisation in maiden name (basis of marriage) From: UK Method: Post Office Check and Send (+Special Delivery) Passport Office: Unknown Post Office Application: 22/10/2020 (paper application with counter-signa...
by ariskar
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5623
Views: 466719
Mood:
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Hi Ariskar, You are right it's frustrating and only thing to do is being patient as you said. I've contacted the council several times using this email RegisterOffice@lbhf.gov.uk and they reply promptly. Goodluck to all of us waiting. Thanks mate, really appreciate this. Frustrating is an understat...
by ariskar
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5623
Views: 466719
Mood:
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

I do mate. Tired of wasting my valuable time speaking to people on the phone and then they sound like they are really helping you when they are following a script. :lol: I wont waste my breath only to get angry after the call. Wait I shall. I can understand you, we are on the same boat. But imagine...
by ariskar
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5623
Views: 466719
Mood:
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

I've been waiting for my invite since the middle of may and keeping spirits high till I walked back in from the gym 10 mins ago with a brown envelope with my council name on it. You needed to see how elated i felt with joy in my heart singing 'finally'. And then, I carefully opened it to make sure ...
by ariskar
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5623
Views: 466719
Mood:
Greece

Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Has anyone received an invitation letter for Hammersmith and Fulham Council? I have received an email that my citizenship application has been approved early July 2020, but I haven't heard or received anything else since then, just doing my best to be patient... HI Maria, Iam with H&F and got my ap...
by ariskar
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5623
Views: 466719
Mood:
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Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

Has anyone received an invitation letter for Hammersmith and Fulham Council? I have received an email that my citizenship application has been approved early July 2020, but I haven't heard or received anything else since then, just doing my best to be patient... Dear Maria2020. We are also waiting ...
by ariskar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19
Replies: 5623
Views: 466719
Mood:
Greece

Re: Citizenship Ceremony cancelled due to Covid-19

I call the council today I spoke they told me we are not holding citizenship ceremony at the moment and advice me to contact the home home tell them this so they can revise I dont understand that then I call them again later today they give me the email for the council to email them All just a bit ...
by ariskar
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants
Replies: 139
Views: 16423
Mood:
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Re: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants

Dear Ariskar, congratulations. I am very happy for you that you finally got the good news. Did you email Home Office or they sent you the news by themselves without you asking for an update? Warmest, My spouse timeline. Approval, July 2019 application. 10.5 months processing time. Some positive new...
by ariskar
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 12237
Views: 2781924
Mood:
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

My spouse timeline. Approval, July 2019 application. 10.5 months processing time. Eligibility criteria: ILR refugee settlement + ILR: EU Settled status + BC spouse (I know it is rare combo) Language Criteria: UK university post-graduate degree Nationality : Non-EU Method of application: Online + UKV...
by ariskar
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants
Replies: 139
Views: 16423
Mood:
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Re: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants

My spouse timeline. Approval, July 2019 application. 10.5 months processing time. Some positive news at last. :D Good luck to those waiting... :roll: Eligibility criteria: ILR refugee settlement + ILR: EU Settled status + BC spouse (I know it is rare combo) Language Criteria: UK university post-grad...
by ariskar
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: July 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 94
Views: 25091
Mood:
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Re: July 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

My spouse application. Approval. 10.5 months processing time. Eligibility criteria: ILR refugee settlement + ILR: EU Settled status + BC spouse (I know it is rare combo) Language Criteria: UK university post-graduate degree Nationality : Non-EU Method of application: Online + UKVCAS Date of applicat...
by ariskar
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants
Replies: 139
Views: 16423
Mood:
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Re: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants

... b) Citizenship is much harder to undo/nullify than ILR. And some refugees have been creative with their recollections, their past being more imagination and fiction than fact and history. The Home Office has learnt from cases like the one highlighted in this post to subject a citizenship applic...
by ariskar
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants
Replies: 139
Views: 16423
Mood:
Greece

Re: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants

... We do not, ourselves, carry out these checks and we cannot, therefore, be sure how long they will take in each case. I think this is a very significant sentence in the letter above. It suggests that at least a part of the naturalisation process is out-sourced. That would also suggest that there...
by ariskar
Sun May 17, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants
Replies: 139
Views: 16423
Mood:
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Re: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants

It certainly does not help that some applicants have been economical with the truth , treating it as an optional extra, during their immigration process. If citizenship is irreversible or very hard to reverse, then it may be necessary to revisit the entirety of the applicant's immigration history b...
by ariskar
Tue May 12, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants
Replies: 139
Views: 16423
Mood:
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Re: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants

This email response illustrates and partially confirms that there is some systemic procedural segregation towards the majority of refugee route applicants; due to the fact that the reasons for additional checks criteria are disproportionately relevant to most of this route applicants immigration & r...
by ariskar
Tue May 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants
Replies: 139
Views: 16423
Mood:
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Re: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants

A similar, but sort of different answer my spouse received today (almost 10 months since application): Good Morning, Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to complete every case within our service standard, particularly if an applicant has a complex immigration history o...
by ariskar
Sun May 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants
Replies: 139
Views: 16423
Mood:
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Re: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants

I have an interesting update to share to be honest. We emailed them (a lot). They said: 1. ...waiting caseworker... (2 months) 2. ...assigned to caseworker waiting answer... (around 3 months) 3. ...email from HO: additional checks external agencies etc. - 6 months not possible... (after 5 months 4. ...
by ariskar
Sun May 03, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants
Replies: 139
Views: 16423
Mood:
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Re: Naturalisation application delays for Refugees Applicants

Thank you for the topic PTPP. I am an BC-EEA dual citizen myself. My spouse has ILR-refugee and ILR-EU Settled. Applied July 2019, pending for over >9 months, as many other applicants in the previous topic. What is interesting is that in our case, BC spouse & EU Settled status (after refugee route I...
by ariskar
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process
Replies: 5610
Views: 514940
Mood:
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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

I already have some ideas what to put and write and who to send. If anyone supports it, I will create a separate topic and will move this discussion there, where we can liaise further aspects. I support. Albeit we haven't made the HO written complaint either. Dear Ariskar, I have applied the same w...
by ariskar
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: July 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 94
Views: 25091
Mood:
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Re: July 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Eligibility criteria: ILR refugee settlement + ILR: EU Settled status + BC spouse (I know it is rare combo) Language Criteria: UK university post-graduate degree Nationality : Non-EU Method of application: Online + UKVCAS Date of application: 23/07/2019 Date of acknowledgement: 24/07/2019 Date biome...
by ariskar
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 12237
Views: 2781924
Mood:
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Eligibility criteria: ILR refugee settlement + ILR: EU Settled status + BC spouse (I know it is rare combo) Language Criteria: UK university post-graduate degree Nationality : Non-EU Method of application: Online + UKVCAS Date of application: 23/07/2019 Date of acknowledgement: 24/07/2019 Date biome...
by ariskar
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process
Replies: 5610
Views: 514940
Mood:
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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

An update email response 17 Aprilon the status of my spouse's BC application: RE: Case ID 2554**** (case id part for privacy) - 9 months from application update request Dear ******* (name of applicant for privacy) Thank you for your correspondence dated 12 April 2020 requesting progress on your appl...
by ariskar
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Holding two valid ILR BRPs under different settlement category
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Mood:
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Re: Holding two valid ILR BRPs under different settlement category

Thank you Zimba. The question is new though, in relation to border controls documentation.
by ariskar
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Holding two valid ILR BRPs under different settlement category
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Mood:
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Holding two valid ILR BRPs under different settlement category

My spouse concurrently holds two ILR BRP's: 1. Settlement - Refugee 2. Settlement - EU Setted status (family member of EEA citizen) When obtaining (ILR) EU setted status, there was no mention of return of previous ILR BRP or cessation of prior ILR status. Hence both ILR statuses are concurrently val...
by ariskar
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Change of ILR category/route during BC application process
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Mood:
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Re: Change of ILR category/route during BC application process

A person with ILR already has settled status , granted under UK immigration rules. Applying again for settled status under EU settlement scheme is pointless and redundant for such a person. The EU settlement scheme guidelines are very clearly on this. EU settlement scheme should only be used for EE...
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