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by friendinneed
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: PO Check and Send - Doubts
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Personally wouldnt use the check and send service. They are not particularly well trained and can reject things that would (or at least may) be accepted. 1) The document asks for all passports. If you have two I'd send both 2) We didnt include grandparents and it was never asked for 3) Yes, you must...
by friendinneed
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Can the certificate of naturalisation be folded?
Replies: 22
Views: 10223

It will be folded when its returned to you so no point in being precious when sending it off.
by friendinneed
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Divorce after getting British passport
Replies: 8
Views: 7741

They would only strip it if they felt there was fraud involved or if there is a "public interest" - aka you go on to commit a major criminal offense. Whilst it is significant overkill you could of cause renounce your original nationality such to leave yourself soley british thus, in theory at least,...
by friendinneed
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Divorce after getting British passport
Replies: 8
Views: 7741

You have no requirement to declare the divorce to the HO at all. I guess they may monitor things for a while after granting citizenship but that is pure speculation. On the basis you would been found guilty of deception in connection with the immigration and citizenship process I would guess you wou...
by friendinneed
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Divorce after getting British passport
Replies: 8
Views: 7741

Assuming that you now have dual nationality then you could be stripped of your British nationality (and thus passport) if they felt for whatever reason that there had been deception involved or it was a sham marriage etc. If you have lost your original nationality and now are solely British then you...
by friendinneed
Wed May 30, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Referee signatures
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

As long as they have valid contact details they can always contact him to get any further details they decide they want.
by friendinneed
Wed May 30, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Referee signatures
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Evidently what they are saying is that they haven't followed the date format requested. The form asks for the year to be in format YYYY and so should have been 2012 but the signatory has put it into format YY by saying it is "12" I don't think you will have a problem, cannot remember on the AN form ...
by friendinneed
Tue May 29, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Form AN query
Replies: 2
Views: 570

1) Section 3 asks for current occupation. If she is currently a housewife then put that and leave the rest of the work section blank 2) Are there special circumstances to comment on or is it she just had a lot of holidays? How long would she have to wait so that the number is below 90 days? Is it se...
by friendinneed
Mon May 28, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

Yes, I entered as the civil partner of member of a EEA citizen (Irish), but he is Irish and British as well. Would I be able to apply after 3 years? No, after 5 years you can apply for PR and after that you can then get British citizenship. As per previous post you need to ensure that your partner ...
by friendinneed
Mon May 28, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

As soon as you have been here 3 years AND you have no immigration restrictions (ie you have ILR or PR) then you can immediately apply for citizenship as the civil partner of a British Citizen (assuming you meet the residency and good character requirements). As you have a 5 year visa I assume you en...
by friendinneed
Mon May 28, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

It is spouse or civil partner now. See http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/briti ... ofcitizen/
by friendinneed
Mon May 28, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

If they hold a british passport then they are a british citizen, the fact they are dual nationality irish as well makes no difference. I am thinking that you are miss using the term Civil Partner - this is the term for the current gay equivalent to marriage? Are you gay and already "married" or are ...
by friendinneed
Fri May 25, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: professional reference and accountant letter
Replies: 2
Views: 859

In reverse order 3) No, you are an employee so they can check your paying taxes with your PAYE records 2) No, you are an employee, no need for an accountants letter 1) As long as the accountant has known you for 3 years and is comfortable signing it then thats fine. GPs are "allowed" to sign them, t...
by friendinneed
Tue May 22, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: PR certificate before naturalisation?
Replies: 11
Views: 1426

EUsmileWEallsmile wrote:Not for an EU national, should be issued as soon as possible.
What should and does happen can be two different things. A friend (spanish national) applied 7 months ago and still no PR
by friendinneed
Mon May 21, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation Time Line - Too Long...
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

You have to pay for many privileges in life. To be honest, yes it would be nicer if it was quicker and less stressful but at least with it you get to keep your documents, still travel etc and if the answers no then you keep on as you were before. Try applying for PR as a non-EEA member where you los...
by friendinneed
Mon May 21, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation Time Line - Too Long...
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Look at the timeline thread, it is certainly much less than "more than 6 months" on average. Ours was 4 months and monitoring others who applied about the same time, I think everyone got theirs within a couple of weeks of ours. Given it is a privilege and not a right there is little that is to be lo...
by friendinneed
Mon May 21, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: PR certificate before naturalisation?
Replies: 11
Views: 1426

The advantage of doing PR first is the fact that its free and so if there is some issue (eg you didnt have health insurance during your non-employment period) you find out without losing money. The downside of applying for PR first is the fact it takes so long, you lose your passport for the full pe...
by friendinneed
Mon May 21, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Interview failure rate
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

Passport Interview failure rate

Found this fairly interesting:
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ... 2135000547

So for all those that are worried about the interview and if they've failed etc there should be some solace that only 5 people failed in the 18 months since Jan 2010
by friendinneed
Mon May 21, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: job title
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Only if you are an EEA citizen can it make any difference. If you are contracting, what vehicle are you intending to use? Self employment? rofessional Services Company/ Ltd? Umbrella company? P For all but the last one your employment status doesn't change irrespective of if you are in or out of con...
by friendinneed
Thu May 17, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: January 2012 Club
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

No, its just a sticky so it always stays at the top section irrespective of when the last post was
by friendinneed
Thu May 17, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: January 2012 Club
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Seems a very exclusive club!

That said, there is already an existing thread for tracking progress and it is much better for you to post your details in it instead http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=80616
by friendinneed
Wed May 16, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Places I can travel without Visa.
Replies: 2
Views: 932

As a tourist you can get a good idea from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requi ... _nationals
by friendinneed
Wed May 16, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Details of the referee
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

1) My understanding is their home address 2) Its not asked, but check with UKBA that they'll accept just a manager of a company as even though they are on the list many have been told they wont be accepted unless they qualify by another means (eg professional qualifications or memberships) 3) I pers...
by friendinneed
Fri May 11, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport
Replies: 5
Views: 794

No, didnt mention grandparents in any way shape or form and nor were any questions raised about them
by friendinneed
Fri May 11, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport
Replies: 5
Views: 794

No you dont, only if you are claiming you are automatically british by hereditary do you, or at least more accurately, we didnt put anything about grandparents and did get the passport and no questions were raised about it.
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