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by winber
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7674
Views: 1104648

Passport for: Adult Application Type: First Passport Method of application: Check and Send Date of application: 23 Dec 2011 Date application received by IPS: Unknown Date of return of documents: Documents not yet returned Date of receipt of interview letter: 6 Jan 2012, Dated 5 Jan 2012 Date of Pass...
by winber
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: cannot reveal my previous surname in naturalisation app
Replies: 25
Views: 5029

Congratulations!

:D
by winber
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: return of passport for Naturalisation application
Replies: 7
Views: 3186

With the NCS, you have to sign a stat dec saying you will not travel in the next 5 business days.
by winber
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Residential Qualifying Period Question
Replies: 3
Views: 667

27 Oct 2011, since they look back 5 years, not 6.
by winber
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 11789
Views: 2553508

Eligibility criteria: WP + Highly Skilled + Tier 1 + ILR, 5 + 1 years NCS or Postal – NCS Date of submission or posting – Tue 16/08/2011 Date received by HO - Unknown Date of debit of debit/credit card – Unknown Date of receipt of acknowledgement – 30/08/2011 dated 29/08/2011 Date of receipt...
by winber
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: british citizenship processing time
Replies: 10
Views: 15021

@shs213 Thanks for the reply, I'll have a read through that thread. One wonders if they have been instructed to go slow...

Good luck with your application too!
by winber
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: british citizenship processing time
Replies: 10
Views: 15021

Does anybody know why it is taking so long all of a sudden? I have a friend that applied in January, and it only took two weeks to get the Citizenship approval. Now it is taking that long just to get an acknowledgement letter!
by winber
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 11789
Views: 2553508

Eligibility criteria: WP + Highly Skilled + Tier 1 + ILR, 5 + 1 years NCS or Postal – NCS Date of submission or posting – Tue 16/08/2011 Date received by HO - Unknown Date of debit of debit/credit card – Unknown Date of receipt of acknowledgement – 30/08/2011 dated 25/08/2011 Date of receipt...
by winber
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: cannot reveal my previous surname in naturalisation app
Replies: 25
Views: 5029

I submitted an application at the NCS recently, and at no time did I spot the Officer look at anything past page 1 of the application. In fact, they only used page 1 to copy one detail onto another form - my name I think. I had misconceptions about NCS - For some reason I thought they'd look at my a...
by winber
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Can I travel whilst I apply for Citizenship?
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Keep in mind - you have to sign a Stat Dec confirming that you will not travel for 5 days after submitting the application at the NCS.
by winber
Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: NCS Refused my naturalisation application
Replies: 6
Views: 2733

Just to jump in with my own experience with Check and Send for Naturalisation. I was in the North of England last week and tried to make an appointment to use a check and send service up there. However they refused to see me on the basis that I didn't have 5 years worth of P60's with me, or a letter...
by winber
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Remain in UK 5 days after submitting
Replies: 16
Views: 2982

Agreed, you haven't done anything wrong as yet - just explain your situation and they might hold your application for you.

After reading your story I'm going to lodge my application after I've finished traveling - I was going to travel exactly after 5 days but the risk doesn't seem worth it.
by winber
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Absences in Form AN - spreadsheet acceptable?
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Thanks Vinny, I've handwritten the first page, the rest will be a spreadsheet printout.
by winber
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Absences in Form AN - spreadsheet acceptable?
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Absences in Form AN - spreadsheet acceptable?

I've started copying out my absences from my carefully prepared spreadsheet onto page 7 of form AN. I've got about 50 lines to write. I've handwritten 4 and have already made mistakes and it is taking ages. It isn't going to fit on page 7 & 13 combined. Do you think if I just gave a printout in a si...
by winber
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Mother has changed first name, but not family name
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Ok, thanks for this advice.

Cheers!
by winber
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Mother has changed first name, but not family name
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Mother has changed first name, but not family name

On Form AN, the citizenship application, 1.27 asks for "Your mother's full name & maiden name." Now in fact her surname is currently the same as it was when she was born. However she has changed her first name. Maiden name refers to family name only right? So I should just put a dash and repeat the ...
by winber
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Anybody know what a Bank official is?
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Thanks for your reply - I hope the Home Office sees it the same way you do!
by winber
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Anybody know what a Bank official is?
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Anybody know what a Bank official is?

I have a friend who has the title Director at Deutsche Bank.

I'm trying to figure out whether he would count as a referee who has a professional standing.
by winber
Wed May 18, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Remain in UK 5 days after submitting
Replies: 16
Views: 2982

I'm surprised about this and glad I found out since I had been planning to go on a holiday immediately after applying. I had always understood that you had to be in the country exactly 5 years ago on the day that they received the application. This is the first time I've heard that you had to be in ...
by winber
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: A Curly One For The Brains Trust on the Board!
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Maybe it is time to get a solicitor involved? Employment law is a complicated area, and it may be that you are really an employee due to the manner in which you worked - i.e. showed up at the same place of work for 7 years in good faith. At any rate, if anybody does get in big trouble, I'd imagine i...
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