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by niccim
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Pending decisions/approvals on applications from 16-17
Replies: 47
Views: 2826
Ireland

Re: Pending decisions/approvals on applications from 16-17

I have asked my TD to ask this question in the Dail: "Among all the applicants currently in the system, what are the top 5 nationalities who have been waiting for the longest time on average for a decision. Also what is the current mean time to process for these 5 nationalities?" I am happy for any...
by niccim
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next Ceremony
Replies: 230
Views: 32905
Ireland

Re: Next Ceremony

I just got this email from the Citizenship Department this morning: Dear XXXX, Your application is currently at an advanced stage of processing. While it is not possible to give an exact timeframe, this office will be in touch with you as soon as a decision has been reached. Regards XXXXX Citizensh...
by niccim
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next Ceremony
Replies: 230
Views: 32905
Ireland

Re: Next Ceremony

I just got this email from the Citizenship Department this morning: Dear XXXX, Your application is currently at an advanced stage of processing. While it is not possible to give an exact timeframe, this office will be in touch with you as soon as a decision has been reached. Regards XXXXX Citizensh...
by niccim
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next Ceremony
Replies: 230
Views: 32905
Ireland

Re: Next Ceremony

Winchester wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:51 am
Just received my approval letter today
Almost 2 years waiting applied November 2018
Amazing! :D Mine is from March 2019 and hoping to get that letter before the two year mark
by niccim
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Law on being outside of Ireland AFTER naturalisation application?
Replies: 7
Views: 1187
Ireland

Re: Law on being outside of Ireland AFTER naturalisation application?

[/quote] You're seriously mistaken on this. As people above pointed out, citizens of USA have no entitlement or right to be in Ireland. USA is not a member of EU. It is solely at discretion of immigration officer to decide to let you in or not. Working without a valid permission while living in UK o...
by niccim
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Law on being outside of Ireland AFTER naturalisation application?
Replies: 7
Views: 1187
Ireland

Law on being outside of Ireland AFTER naturalisation application?

I am in the final stages of my citizenship application (started March 2019) and currently have a stamp 4 visa that expires in October 2020. My husband and I have been out of Ireland since December and I registered my mailing address as our family's home in Belfast. Our plan was to move to Belfast af...
by niccim
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Law on being outside of Ireland AFTER naturalisation application?
Replies: 7
Views: 1187
Ireland

Re: How Many Letters Requesting Info? Second Letter?

Oh that’s great news. I was hoping it would be a second stage letter. As far as the tourist stamp, it’s a bit complicated. My husband and I had been out of Ireland for about a year for a work project of his. My stamp 4 expired when we were away, so when I arrived back, I was on a tourist visa. I’d a...
by niccim
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 38461
Ireland

Re: Citizenship ceremonies on 3rd July 2020

I guess you are right. What else can we do if INIS only want to do it the difficult way, other than dragging them to the court. This is just so ridiculous and shameful for INIS to do such things and delay applications on purpose while the declared time is only 6 months and applicants are waiting fr...
by niccim
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Law on being outside of Ireland AFTER naturalisation application?
Replies: 7
Views: 1187
Ireland

How Many Letters Requesting Info? Second Letter?

I see a lot of people mentioning second letters, but I'm not understanding what they are. Are they just confirmation or are they asking for more info? I applied a year and half ago and have received two letters asking for info. The first asked me for a police report from the year I lived abroad. See...
by niccim
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?
Replies: 61
Views: 5319
Ireland

Re: INIS treating Pakistanis and Africans differently?

Even though they say 6 months. Honestly it’s more like 2 years. I will say I feel British, Americans and some eu countries seem to get priority. I am from the US with an Irish spouse. I have waited for almost a year now and haven't gotten the second letter. I contacted all my TDs and finally, they ...
by niccim
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application
Replies: 366
Views: 54271
Ireland

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

Any updates? It's going to be on his solicitor's page- solicitors facebook page link removed by moderator They said they're going to update ASAP. Someone earlier linked to one of the court correspondent's Twitter too but can't remember her name Oh right, forgot this isn't a place for sharing inform...
by niccim
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application
Replies: 366
Views: 54271
Ireland

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

Any updates? It's going to be on his solicitor's page- solicitors facebook page link removed by moderator They said they're going to update ASAP. Someone earlier linked to one of the court correspondent's Twitter too but can't remember her name Oh right, forgot this isn't a place for sharing inform...
by niccim
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application
Replies: 366
Views: 54271
Ireland

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

Alixlboy wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:55 am
Any updates?
It's going to be on his solicitor's page- solicitors facebook page link removed by moderator They said they're going to update ASAP. Someone earlier linked to one of the court correspondent's Twitter too but can't remember her name
by niccim
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Second application/ rejection stats?
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Ireland

Second application/ rejection stats?

I submitted an application in March 2019 and am a bit paranoid about it being rejected. I met the listed requirements for the spouse of an Irish citizen BUT I was out of Ireland for nine months (I still was here for more than one year continuously, and more than three years in total so this technica...
by niccim
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Delay in EU5 Response
Replies: 11
Views: 1183
Ireland

Re: Delay in EU5 Response

I somehow managed to find the work email address of that clerk, who's looking my application. wondering will this be okay If I send her direct email and request her for decision or temporary stamp. How exactly did you find this email address? Did you just try variations of the name with @justice.ie?
by niccim
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Naturalisation (Northern Ireland)
Replies: 22
Views: 1748
Ireland

Re: Naturalisation (Northern Ireland)

American-Northern Irish marriage applicant here. IMO, having a straightforward application is meaningless. We diligently planned our application for six years to make sure we had ample documentation. The application is colour coded and sectioned in chronological order. And there it sits month after...
by niccim
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Naturalisation (Northern Ireland)
Replies: 22
Views: 1748
Ireland

Re: Naturalisation (Northern Ireland)

American-Northern Irish marriage applicant here. IMO, having a straightforward application is meaningless. We diligently planned our application for six years to make sure we had ample documentation. The application is colour coded and sectioned in chronological order. And there it sits month after...
by niccim
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application
Replies: 366
Views: 54271
Ireland

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

Meanwhile, the Minister is doing PR rounds for xxxxxx. Is anyone else frustrated with this case? His visa was denied because he has drug convictions in Ireland. He stayed anyway and worked illegally as a house painter. He always had the opportunity to live a safe life in Ireland with a guaranteed vi...
by niccim
Fri May 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only
Replies: 344
Views: 151125
Ireland

Re: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only

Application Based on 3 years of Residence, married to Irish Citizen
Applied On: 5 March 2019
Application received: 6 March 2019
Acknowledgement: 10 May 2019 :D
Second Letter: None yet
Awaiting On Approval: Not yet
Date of Ceremony: Not yet
by niccim
Fri May 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only
Replies: 344
Views: 151125
Ireland

Re: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only

Application Based on 3 years of Residence, married to Irish Citizen
Applied On: 5 March 2019
Application received: 6 March 2019
Acknowledgement: 10 May 2019 :D
Second Letter: None yet
Awaiting On Approval: Not yet
Date of Ceremony: Not yet
by niccim
Fri May 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Immigration Phone Line
Replies: 20
Views: 1823
Ireland

Re: Immigration Phone Line

I just got through to them! Took about 15 tries - note that Google Voice is really helpful for this. They were quite helpful once I got through. One thing to note is that I haven't received a reference number, and they wanted to know the An Post registered mail item number (An Post #######IE etc.) ...
by niccim
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Immigration Phone Line
Replies: 20
Views: 1823
Ireland

Re: Immigration Phone Line

I applied february 28th but the girl said there is a huge backlog and the small ceremony in Waterford in June is booked out all ready!!I'm hoping for September but she wouldn't commit with the backlogs I've got the September ceremony already on my calendar and my fingers crossed! Best of luck with ...
by niccim
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Immigration Phone Line
Replies: 20
Views: 1823
Ireland

Re: Immigration Phone Line

South African spouse wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:19 am
I just got through to them and was advised they are only getting to February applications at the minute
Great, thanks! It's good to have an update in some form. Did you submit in Feb? Or were you asking about a March application? I submitted 6 March so just trying to guess :lol:
by niccim
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Immigration Phone Line
Replies: 20
Views: 1823
Ireland

Immigration Phone Line

Has any been able to get through on the phone line? They say "Phonelines are open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 12:30, excluding public holidays" for the (0)62 32500 number, but I've called them endlessly during these times and either it's busy or it just rings until the line clicks and d...
by niccim
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: IRELAND MARRIAGE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Replies: 28
Views: 7122
Ireland

Re: IRELAND MARRIAGE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

I was married in North and have never heard of this. Is this a common thing done before the wedding? Or is this ever done later in the immigration process? Crossing my fingers that I don't have a surprise coming up that'll be another delay :? Hi niccim! Usually if you are an EU marrying a non-EU yo...
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