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by hermanthegerman
Sun May 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: CSI / Discretion
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Germany

Re: Complex Query: Redeclaration

Just to clarify regarding the date of your qualifying period: Did you leave the UK on 3/4/2015 or were you already abroad? If you flew out on 3/4/15 then there is no problem as the home office does not regard the day of you leaving as being out of the country (as you were physically present for part...
by hermanthegerman
Sun May 24, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Revoking British citizen due to lack of CSI
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Germany

Re: Revoking British citizen due to lack of CSI

You only need CSI if were not working so if you had been working for 5 years before applying this does not apply to you. Even if you did not have CSI it is extremely unlikely that citizenship would be revoked as you would have to have acted deceitfully in order for this to happen which you have not....
by hermanthegerman
Sun May 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Do I qualify for applying for British citizenship due to the new updates?
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Germany

Re: Do I qualify for applying for British citizenship due to the new updates?

I would agree with your interpretation. There also is a paragraph in the guidance of exercising discretion so I think if you apply after September you should be fine but obviously this is uncharted territory so far.
by hermanthegerman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Biometrics appointment
Replies: 32
Views: 1058
Germany

Re: Forgot to mention about oenalon BC Application

You are probably fine and dont need to worry about it. If you want to make 100% sure you can use the letter. I would not withdraw the application based on this.
by hermanthegerman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: HELP- Studying abroad- can I still get a citizenship?
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Germany

Re: HELP- Studying abroad- can I still get a citizenship?

You are in a slight grey area but should be fine as I guess you could argue that you are still "living" in the UK, just spending time abroad temporarily studying. I would recommend that you DO NOT interact with the home office or passport office from abroad. I assume all letters will go to your pare...
by hermanthegerman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Statutory Requirements / Digital Photos Code
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Germany

Re: Statutory Requirements / Digital Photos Code

Can I use "ue" instead in the application, as I did ever since I entered the UK? As pointed out above you should stick with the original spelling if at all possible at all points. If you can not do this as the form will not allow then go with ue instead. I would also include a cover letter explaini...
by hermanthegerman
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Tell us where you live
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Germany

Re: Tell us where you live

I do not think so. I think you need to give them your home address and they will always attempt the first delivery there. Once this has failed you can then go to the website and get it delivered to your work (I had it done that way). I looked into this at the time and could not find a way of getting...
by hermanthegerman
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalization Ceremony
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Germany

Re: Naturalization Ceremony

why don't you phone the council or give it 24-48 hours and check again?
by hermanthegerman
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Document checklist - what else do I need?
Replies: 35
Views: 1108
Germany

Re: Professional referee - please help me out

Teacher is on the list of approved professions so should be fine. There are differing views on if they can be retired including on this forum so if you want to make 100% then try and find a professional that is still working but if you can not then I think it would be reasonable to give it a go with...
by hermanthegerman
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Life in the UK and English language tests done AFTER naturalisation application
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Germany

Re: Life in the UK and English language tests done AFTER naturalisation application

The website is quite clear that you have to pass LiTUK test and full-fill the language requirements at the time of application. Your only option is to complete these ASAP and send them to the home office via mail. As above, the Sopra Steria website remains open but nothing gets send on to the home o...
by hermanthegerman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Job out of UK after submitting application for citizenship
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Germany

Re: Job out of UK after submitting application for citizenship

It depends on what you mean by "will have a job". I believe it is a requirement for citizenship that you are intend to remain in the UK in the foreseeable future. If you take a job abroad you would be in breach of this requirement. You can not get the correspondence sent abroad and you will need to ...
by hermanthegerman
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travelling abroad immediately after citizenship ceremony
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Germany

Re: Travelling abroad immediately after citizenship ceremony

If you look into the passport thread in this forum you will get a sense of times. It appears to be 10-14 days in total. The current passport and certificate are returned in separate mail but usually the day before or the day after your passport arrives. I think you need to send them the passport you...
by hermanthegerman
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travelling abroad immediately after citizenship ceremony
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Germany

Re: Travelling abroad immediately after citizenship ceremony

You should be able to get a passport in two weeks. If you are organised and send off all paperwork on the day or the ceremony you should be safe.

Otherwise you have to wait to apply until you return as you need to send your certificate and current passport.
by hermanthegerman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Countersign issue
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Germany

Re: Passport Countersign issue

no: Your countersignatory must: have known you (or the adult who signed the form if the passport is for a child under 16) for at least 2 years be able to identify you, for example they’re a friend, neighbour or colleague (not just someone who knows you professionally) be ‘a person of good standing i...
by hermanthegerman
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Counter-signatory on digital photos?
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Germany

Re: Counter-signatory on digital photos?

yes, 1 referee is needed. They get an email to confirm once you have submitted your application. There is no way you can safe and pause the application so you can not apply prior to your ceremony as you need the certificate number. If you are in a true rush, then ensure you have a suitable photo whi...
by hermanthegerman
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: EEA National: Letters from employers
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Germany

Re: 'Life in the UK' taken before meeting naturalisation criteria

The LitUK test is good forever. Many people do it for their ILR so many years before they apply for citizenship.
by hermanthegerman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Confusion PR- Eu settlement scheme
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Germany

Re: Confusion PR- Eu settlement scheme

yes, I got my settled status before Christmas last year and applied without problems for citizenship in February.
by hermanthegerman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Can I still apply for citizenship if I was away for 15 months after receving permanent residence? Please help
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Germany

Re: Can I still apply for citizenship if I was away for 15 months after receving permanent residence? Please help

This is the relevant section from the handbook. You may want to see if any of the exceptions apply to you: Where an applicant has spent more than the 450 day for section 6(1) applications, or 270 days for section 6(2) applications, outside of the UK during the qualifying period you must consider exe...
by hermanthegerman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Can you use photo-me booth for first UK passport?
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Germany

Re: Can you use photo-me booth for first UK passport?

You can also use a photo you take yourself with your mobile phone and upload it from your computer. Just have a look at the guide, it needs good light, and the usual no smile etc.
The website runs a check to make sure its fine to use.
by hermanthegerman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Unsuccessful application for Passport - Father born to RAF serving Father
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Germany

Re: Unsuccessful application for Passport - Father born to RAF serving Father

It may be helpful if you post what year he was born and what year you were born, however my reading of the law is that because he is a British Citizen by decent he can not pass this on to you (https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship-british-parent/born-before-1983). Do you qualify another way? Were you...
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