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by markem
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016
Replies: 723
Views: 90795
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New Zealand

Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Captainf wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 am
:lol: :D After 3 years n 3 months, finally received my Approval Today...20.02.2020...Wishing everyone else waiting best of luck....
Congratulations! What a wait!
by markem
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval
Replies: 549
Views: 51883
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Can anyone please tell me why some people wait 3 years to get approved? I am about to apply as well and would prefer not to wait Al that time as I already had to wait for 17 months only for my stamp 4 based on married to Irish National I'll try to answer your question. There are not many people tha...
by markem
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 577
Views: 54393
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New Zealand

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

My application is pending since early 2017 and from their last correspondence its in a advanced stage but who knows! :) Can you please post a more accurate timeline in the 2017 timeline thread? There has been previous discussion about time to process applications from Pakistani nationals (I'm assum...
by markem
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Asking for days absent for naturalisation (again)
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Asking for days absent for naturalisation (again)

Odoba wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:33 am
The letter requesting the documents would specify the exact period. I think you should stick to that timeframe and submit what they want. Supplying anything else may lead to more documents or explanations being requested
Exactly. Read the letter carefully.
by markem
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Monday 9 December Ceremony & Stormy Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 1029
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Monday 9 December Ceremony & Stormy Weather

The 2017 postponement was due to Storm Ophelia. There was a national status Red warning in place and pretty much all public services and workplaces were closed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Ophelia_(2017)
by markem
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?
Replies: 61
Views: 3181
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?

5121472 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Alixlboy wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 pm
Can you please share your timeline with us?
Applied in 2018 and it has been more than one year now at this stage.
It would be helpful to others if you could share a little more detail in the 2018 timeline thread.
by markem
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Which months of the year that ceremony usually take place, please
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Which months of the year that ceremony usually take place, please

Looking back over the last 5 years... the only month that hasn't had a ceremony is February. Bear in mind, that because of the backlog of applications from the recent court ruling that the schedule for 2020 might be quite different to prior years. Jan 2 Feb 0 March 4 Apr 5 May 2 June 2 July 3 Aug 1 ...
by markem
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?
Replies: 61
Views: 3181
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?

Here are some facts. 364 Pakistani nationals were granted citizenship in 2018. More than the Philippines, China, Brazil, USA and many others (page 16). This was about 4.5% of the total. But is that good or bad? The best point of comparison is that 645 from Pakistan applied for citizenship in 2017 (...
by markem
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?
Replies: 61
Views: 3181
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?

You must all have read the news of an African national calling ireland a prison. How many statistics did he use? That isn't a great example to use. It came across as hyperbolic. Where have you all come up with this idea of statistics being a mandatory requirement for approaching the media or protes...
by markem
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?
Replies: 61
Views: 3181
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/press-release-650-new-irish-citizens-receive-their-certificates-of-naturalisation-in-waterford Check out the above. The relevant countries got almost zero approvals in the previous ceremony. Not even in the list. How unfair and ridiculous. Even the ceremony befo...
by markem
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?
Replies: 61
Views: 3181
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?

It's a small amount of data, but have a look at the chart below which shows average and minimum approval times (in days) for different nationalities. Not everyone posts with a flag or says what their original country is, so I don't have complete data. Pakistan stands out as having a longer average a...
by markem
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval
Replies: 549
Views: 51883
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Please how can I request for personal data under FOI? It's really, really easy. Complete this form . The only bit that's not completely self-explanatory is "I request the following records: " What I wrote there was: "ALL PERSONAL RECORDS HELD BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY REGARDING [my ...
by markem
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval
Replies: 549
Views: 51883
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

same here waiting since april 2017. even went through the barrister to get FOI etc. When you got the FOI back what checks had been completed? Nothing had been done tbh. The only thing ticked was when passport went and check on docs. then file sitting there for over 18 months with nothing at all don...
by markem
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval
Replies: 549
Views: 51883
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

I emailed them & also got the same reply "Your application continues to be processed". Its so frustrating as people who applied even in 2019, are getting approval/invitation letters. I applied in January 2017 & still waiting. Does anybody on the forum here, has any advice for all of us? ... If DOJ ...
by markem
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval
Replies: 549
Views: 51883
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

same here waiting since april 2017. even went through the barrister to get FOI etc. But still same stupid reply. And I think its mainly applications from pakistan. There must be something we can do. so frustrating to see people who applied in 2019 get theirs. Very Very UNFAIR :( :( :( :( When you g...
by markem
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Application time Analysis
Replies: 24
Views: 2869
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Application time Analysis

Hi Markem, Excellent and very useful analysis - a little off topic (can't PM), could you let me know what analytics tool you are using to create your charts? Doesn't look like excel! Smart graphs. It's just Google Sheets. I'm publishing them as images (which update based on latest data) but you can...
by markem
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Application time Analysis
Replies: 24
Views: 2869
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Application time Analysis

atc wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Thanks markem. Your analysis has always been very interesting to read and very detailed.

Better than my original attempt.
Thanks! I hope you don't mind that I hijacked your thread with all this. Congratulations on your approval.
by markem
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Application time Analysis
Replies: 24
Views: 2869
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Application time Analysis

Updating this thread with fresh charts based on posts to the timeline threads. All these update automatically, whenever I refresh data from the threads. If anyone has questions, I have a bunch of data now (470 applications), so I can take a stab at answering anything you want to know. Obviously it's...
by markem
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: 2018 Citizenship Application TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 313
Views: 121853
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: 2018 Citizenship Application TIMELINES ONLY

markem wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Application Based On: 5+ years residency Non EU
Applied On: 13/3/2018
Application received On: 14/3/2018
Acknowledgement: 29/3/2018 (passport returned)
First letter: 29/5/2018 (fee receipt, and reference number)
Second stage: 24/6/2019 (after FOI request)
Approval: 19/11/2019
by markem
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application
Replies: 366
Views: 45137
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application

There might be around 200 ppl with approvals already, so there might be a small ceremony for them. I hesitate to think this would be a small ceremony so I think bigger venues will probably be chosen. Unless I am missing something?. I would expect them to have a big ceremony - either in Killarney as...
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