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by anotherbrickinthewall
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Scottish Referundum
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Scottish Referundum

If Scotland votes YES, they might ask you to make clear where you intend to settle after citizenship. Not sure they'll be too favourable giving you a rUK passport if you want to make Scotland your home. Tricky situation and tough to call.
by anotherbrickinthewall
Sat May 17, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: please share you advise
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: please share you advise

Can't wait for UKIP to take control and clean up this mess. Too many people taking the mickey!
by anotherbrickinthewall
Sat May 17, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Another English language certificate scam
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Another English language certificate scam

FYI - The daily mail has uncovered another language certificate scam:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... nship.html
by anotherbrickinthewall
Sat May 10, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7966
Views: 1189555

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

I went for my interview yesterday and I have not received any text so far to say that my passport is printing.... Does every applicant receive this text when HMPO will do the printing of the passport?iam still awaiting for my documents to be sendback to me...I call today but the lady I spoke to,sai...
by anotherbrickinthewall
Sat May 10, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7966
Views: 1189555

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

What letter do we take had one which says make an appointment letter but when I phoned the guy said we will send a confirmation letter....which one do you take. Anyone who been to a interview, kind enough to answer..... I took my original letter and the confirmation letter arrived after I came back...
by anotherbrickinthewall
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 628
Views: 14980

Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Dear forum members I have applied for naturalisation Method of application: NCS Brent Date of Application: 04/03/2014 Date of debit of fees: 10/03/2014 Date of receipt of acknowledgement: letter dated 14/03/2014 by still I haven't received approval yet whenever I called 03001232253 they said my fil...
by anotherbrickinthewall
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7966
Views: 1189555

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

[quote="wolex"][quote="InUkOnHsmp"]Hi Wolex, This is absolute rubbish. My wife's case was exactly the same, however I did not send any deed poll with naturalisation application, so her naturalisation certificate was in her old name. We applied for passport in her new name, attached a deed poll signe...
by anotherbrickinthewall
Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: I'm a professional dominatrix. Can I naturalise?
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: I'm a professional dominatrix. Can I naturalise?

I don't think they'll have any issues with you being a professional dominatrix as long as you operate within legal boundaries. However your association with The Guardian might trigger red flags ;-)
by anotherbrickinthewall
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: January 2014 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 754
Views: 22594

Re: January 2014 - Naturalization Application Timeline

You definitely don't want to wait another year especially if you are in Scotland. Your wife may not be eligible for UK passport if Scotland votes YES in September referendum. I would seek professional advice from a solicitor.
by anotherbrickinthewall
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Application unfairly on hold - Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Application unfairly on hold - Help!

I can see your point. A lot of applicants have been caught out thanks to the misdeeds of a few. The Home Secretary Theresa May has defended the action saying that Home Office has the power to put in emergency measures when it detects serious fraud like this. I don't think there is much you can do ot...
by anotherbrickinthewall
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Application unfairly on hold - Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Application unfairly on hold - Help!

Sorry to hear that. There was a BBC panorama investigation which exposed wide spread fraud in the language tests conducted by ETS. In response, home office decided to set aside all applications submitted with TOEFL pending completion of their investigation. http://www.aoc.co.uk/download.cfm?docid=35...
by anotherbrickinthewall
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: January 2014 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 754
Views: 22594

Re: January 2014 - Naturalization Application Timeline

I called the new number with a random reference number and made up names. I was told - not assigned to caseworker!!!
by anotherbrickinthewall
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Application under processing - speeding conviction
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Application under processing - speeding conviction

Maybe you should write to the HO declaring this conviction before they find out when they come to processing your application. There is also the plus point that they'll process your application faster!
by anotherbrickinthewall
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 12106
Views: 2722444

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

That report also reveals that not only do complex cases get prioritised first, the simple ones are given to novices and cases dealt by novices have to be approved by a supervisor adding additional delay. The message is simple - if you have a straightforward application be prepared to wait longer tha...
by anotherbrickinthewall
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 12106
Views: 2722444

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Check out page 13 of this report on how they prioritise nationality applications:

http://icinspector.independent.gov.uk/w ... Group1.pdf
by anotherbrickinthewall
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: February 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 513
Views: 13898

Re: February 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

So much heartburn and jealousy on show here! Who are we to decide how HO should process our applications? If they start prioritising applications based on 'entitlement' some people appear to posess (real or percieved), it is only going to add unnecessary delay to the process. Let's just take it as i...
by anotherbrickinthewall
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline
Replies: 509
Views: 10205

Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

[quote="whynot"]congratulations Sharjeel, i have a question .the letter i got had my passport and orignal docs in it but also a letter saying that i need to prove where I was between 2009 to 2012 , arghhh i need to get this done in 20 days too ..i am only glad i have a few letters saved from those y...
by anotherbrickinthewall
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: February 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 513
Views: 13898

Re: February 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

No feb approvals yet? With so few applications compared to previous months, this is easy picking for the HO. Hope the approvals start rolling soon! Let us see who will be the lucky one to get first approval from Feb'14 applicants! :D Someone in the Jan pool who had their fees debited on 30/01/14 go...
by anotherbrickinthewall
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 12106
Views: 2722444

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Apply early and blame HO for coming back so late? It's because of time wasters like these straightforward applicants suffer.
by anotherbrickinthewall
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: February 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 513
Views: 13898

Re: February 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

No feb approvals yet? With so few applications compared to previous months, this is easy picking for the HO. Hope the approvals start rolling soon!
by anotherbrickinthewall
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline
Replies: 509
Views: 10205

Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

They could be focussing on applications recieved in 2014 so they can report healthy stats for the current year.
by anotherbrickinthewall
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 12106
Views: 2722444

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

I think they are asking for evidence of knowledge of life - isn't this the Life in UK certificate? How did you apply? NCS?
by anotherbrickinthewall
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: January 2014 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 754
Views: 22594

Re: January 2014 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Have they started accepting TOEFL or are you okay since you applied before the ban?
by anotherbrickinthewall
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: January 2014 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 754
Views: 22594

Re: January 2014 - Naturalization Application Timeline

I think the clock starts ticking only after the fees are debited - that's when the application enters the caseworker queue. If your payment gets rejected the application is not in the caseworker queue until they get their grubby mitts on your dosh. The date of application is immaterial.
by anotherbrickinthewall
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline
Replies: 539
Views: 18583

Re: November 2013 - Naturalization Application Timeline

Abusing HO personnel by calling them names is not going to help. They are not going to help if people start behaving rudely. That's one thing missing from the life in UK test - emphasis on politeness and it's importance to Britishness.
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