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by guru1s
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Absences count: are trips to the UK included?
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Absences count: are trips to the UK included?

I don't plan to apply till next August and the dates I gave was just as an example, so I think I'm fine with the 12 month absences restriction. I'm waiting to get my settled status application granted. Likely going to be this week. But even for citizenship, it is required to give evidence of reside...
by guru1s
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Proof of residency for EEA housewife
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Proof of residency for EEA housewife

Hi, I have a question regarding my wife’s naturalization application that I hope someone can help with. She is an EEA national, so there are no entry stamps in her passport. The guidance talks about submitting “letters from employers (including start and finish dates), payslips, P60s, educational e...
by guru1s
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship and international job offer
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: British Citizenship and international job offer

All, I would really appreciate some advice from this audience. I am a Spanish citizen and have been in the UK since 2011. I have applied for a Permanent Residence (PR) on 14th June 2019, with the aim to apply for a British Citizenship (BC) as soon as I receive this. My questions are as follows: I a...
by guru1s
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Coucil would not book my citizenship ceremony
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Coucil would not book my citizenship ceremony

Next working day, I called the phone number printed in the letter. Polite receptionist in the registrars office of my council (Royal Greenwich) simply refused to book the appointment, saying they will call me back instead (when they are ready to make the booking). It seems an unreasonable hustle fo...
by guru1s
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Applying from overseas
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Applying from overseas

Dear adviser, I have recently attended a ceremony in UK and got a naturalisation certificate. Now I am outside the UK ( in EU) and I want to apply for a British passport through this link: https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports. I would like to know the following: 1) In the first step of this link, ...
by guru1s
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: 1st Referee for British Citizenship
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: 1st Referee for British Citizenship

Will any of the under-noted persons be suitable to act as 1st referee for British citizenship a) Works in National Health Service as Accountant - although does not hold a professional qualification. b) Retired school teacher. Many thanks David a) is not a member of professional body - no; b) retire...
by guru1s
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation question related to EEA - EU permanent residence
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Naturalisation question related to EEA - EU permanent residence

Are you either: *An EEA national who has been issued with a permanent residence document *A family member of an EEA national who has been issued with a permanent residence card Yes / No My wife is applying. I am an EEA/EU national who has been issued with a permanent residence document EEA(PR) and ...
by guru1s
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Proof of English language
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Proof of English language

Hi guys Sorry if this question asked before but I can’t find my answer. I’m holding the PR (EEA4) and about to apply for naturalisation in August, was wondering If I can use my old ielts test that I took in 2006 as a proof of knowledge of English language? I never used my ielts in any immigration p...
by guru1s
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: return biometric residence permit - never received
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: return biometric residence permit - never received

Hi all, I just had my ceremony the other day and got a reminder to return my BRP. However, I never actually received one. I was EEA applicant via UKVCAS. From the look of the Feb 2019 timelines,I had assumed that nobody who applied via UKVCAS actually received one, but now I’m doubting myself. Can ...
by guru1s
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship with ILR
Replies: 41
Views: 3419

Re: Citizenship with ILR

Can you please let me know what information i need from referees so i can ask them for their details? I haven't started or done the online application yet so if anyone can hint on this would really help. thanks Full name, email address, postal address (last 5 years), passport number (if British cit...
by guru1s
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Lost Life in the UK test results - only photo copy
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: Lost Life in the UK test results - only photo copy

Hi there First time posted however long time user of this forum :) I am due to apply for my naturalisation in October, as I'll have had ILR for one year at that stage. During a move earlier this year, I lost my Life in UK test results, and now only have a photo copy. I called the HO today on 03001 ...
by guru1s
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Referee - Name to be written on back of picture
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Referee - Name to be written on back of picture

Dear Experts/Members, Do referee have to write names on back of the picture or applicatnt can also write name and DOB on back of the picture and then signed by both referees. Once it is glued, nothing will be visible. Just scan and upload? Regards, I have asked my referee to put my DOB, full name a...
by guru1s
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Double checking list of the required Documents for BC
Replies: 39
Views: 1260

Re: Confused about next step for application

Hi all, I am trying to become a British citizen (naturalisation) and I already have passed "Life in UK test" and "language test". I am originally from Italy (EU) and I have been in UK for almost 10 years. Before to move to the final application I need one of the following: - indefinite leave to rem...
by guru1s
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: I got approval for citizenship
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: I got approval for citizenship

Congrats on your citizenship being granted. No, you don't have to return your card. Whilst the PR Card is a biometric card, it's not a BRP (that's for Indefinite Leave to Remain). You can find more info in a previous thread here: https://www.immigrationboards.com/british-citizenship/do-pr-card-need...
by guru1s
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: I got approval for citizenship
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: I got approval for citizenship

First of all thanks to everyone and spcieal to those who helped me out during application Finally I got my invitation lette for citizenship on 7 Jun 2019 My last question is Do I need to return my PR BRP card to HO Note . I hold permanant resident card ( PR ) Thanks and best of luck for those who a...
by guru1s
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation after 1 year on ILR for refugees
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Naturalisation after 1 year on ILR for refugees

Hello I have been observing naturalisation timline and noticed that its taking a lot longer for people who applied on the basis of ILR(Set-P "Refugee"). Can you please advice if it takes longer for the refugees? Thanks. It depends on your case worker and if you have provided relevant documentation ...
by guru1s
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Nationality questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1135

Re: Nationality questions

My first referee isn't registered accountant. So, i thought to use my neighbour who is an engineer with Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering degree working as Professional services Consultant. Can i use him as first referee? Thanks Professional Service Consultant is a job description. If yo...
by guru1s
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: 10 years employment history
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: 10 years employment history

Hi I am filling up online naturalisation form. It asks for 10 years employment history. I did number of jobs when i was student. I don't exactly remember them.when i fill employment history, if i miss any employment or give wrong dates; will it cause to refuse the application? Thanks I had a simila...
by guru1s
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship with ILR
Replies: 41
Views: 3419

Re: Citizenship with ILR

Can you please let me know what information i need from referees so i can ask them for their details? I haven't started or done the online application yet so if anyone can hint on this would really help. thanks Full name, email address, postal address (last 5 years), passport number (if British cit...
by guru1s
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: BC for Self employed documents , and divorce
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: BC for Self employed documents , and divorce

Thank you , but are you saying that a EEA nation they don’t need to submit with the application. Any form of P60 or any documents as self employed to prove that she (EEA national ) was in U.K. since she got her PR (2016) until the date she submit the BC application ??? Please note that her passport...
by guru1s
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: BC for Self employed documents , and divorce
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: BC for Self employed documents , and divorce

In order to apply for BC , as EEA you should have PR , but as her EEA passport never stamped every time she travel outside U.K. then she need to provide another evidence for her residency in the U.K. My question is as she is mixed between employed and self employed for the last 5 years , what she n...
by guru1s
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: At the Ceremony
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: At the Ceremony

Have some questions regarding the ceremony below, and would appreciate your answers if you have just been to one: 1) What is the difference between Oath of allegiance and Affirmation of allegiance? 2) How to decide which one to choose? Try to guess what a majority chooses, as you will be reading it...
by guru1s
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travel out of UK, Naturalisation Application
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Travel out of UK, Naturalisation Application

phadyz wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:00 pm

Also, does anyone know how long the Naturalisation application processing takes?

Thanks.
You need to apply online and submit the electronic scanned copies of original documents. There is no need to post original.

Naturalisation process takes up to 6 months (2-4 months on average).
by guru1s
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport and Spouse Naturalisation
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Passport and Spouse Naturalisation

Am I correct in stating that, I have to apply online for a British Passport soon as I have my naturalization certificate and it can take up to 6 weeks to receive the British passport? Yes, but it usually takes between 1-3 weeks to receive the British Passport after you have filled in an application...
by guru1s
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Documents for naturalisation
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Documents for naturalisation

Hi, I would like to know if Passports need to be (or will be) fully scanned for the appointment at Sopa Steria and will they be sent/kept by the Home Office until the naturalisation application has been determined? As I want to know if I will have to cancel all travel plans if it takes at least 3-4...
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