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by Tuvoc
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Overseas Domestic Worker - absences outside the UK
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Overseas Domestic Worker - absences outside the UK

For domestic workers who entered the UK under the old rules prior to 5th April 2012, who thus get renewals every 12 months - how long are they allowed to stay outside the UK continuously on a family visit before they will be denied re-entry ? And also is there a limit in any 12 month period ? I've s...
by Tuvoc
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 444016

Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

I didn't think that there was any "urgent" procedure for a first passport, only renewals or replacements.
by Tuvoc
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 444016

Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

hi everyone , if anyone could you please advice me or share the experience if you had same situation. this is my question, i applied for a naturalisation in october 20 finally i got approved on this month and attend my ceremony today. urgently i have to go sri lanka next week. can i go to sri lanka...
by Tuvoc
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 444016

Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Could anyone be kind enough to let me know what the Nationality class go as on the British Passport of a naturalised citizen. Will it have the former nationality or say British Citizen?? :? It says British Citizen. However your place of birth is also shown if I recall correctly, so that would give ...
by Tuvoc
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General discussion after BC and Passport application
Replies: 3010
Views: 444016

Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

somemightsay wrote:May I have a qualified accountant countersign my passport application?
Yes, if the person is a member of one of the professional assocaiations - e.g. ACA, ACCA
by Tuvoc
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Application - Second Interview, what next ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2161

Re: Passport Application - Second Interview, what next ?

Good news, the passport has arrived !! So despite a couple of mistakes and her mind going blank on a couple of things, they obviously got enough.

The lesson here is, try and stay calm and relaxed, and be as prepared as possible.
by Tuvoc
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Application - Second Interview, what next ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2161

Re: Passport Application - Second Interview, what next ?

Yes, it's an identity check and based off the information on the application forms. So, it raises alarms when she doesn't know where she's lived previously or her home telephone number. Obviously the passport agent gave her the benefit of the doubt by suggesting a second interview with an interpret...
by Tuvoc
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Application - Second Interview, what next ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2161

Re: Passport Application - Second Interview, what next ?

There's a thread somewhere where ppl post the questions they asked at the passport interview so you can read them and come prepared.Fathers and mothers marriage date is always there as well as dates of birth. Yes I saw that thread. I think there are some things I should add to it. Of course you nee...
by Tuvoc
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Application - Second Interview, what next ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2161

Passport Application - Second Interview, what next ?

My wife's first interview went like this: She answered the first 10 questions perfectly, but slowly because she is not fluent in English. She thought it was going well but then the interviewer terminated the interview and told me at reception that she anticipated that my wife would have difficulty a...
by Tuvoc
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport application – Section 3 (uncancelled passports)
Replies: 8
Views: 14748

Re: Passport application – Section 3 (uncancelled passports)

I phoned the helpline about this. Only the current one is required where you have been naturalised. They acknowledged that their website was not clear.
by Tuvoc
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Application Section 4 - Parents and Grandparents
Replies: 9
Views: 3603

Ayyubi72 wrote:Another proof that post office C&S is a waste of time and money.
Yes, I'm just going to send it directly. I'll also include a covering letter explaining the potential language difficulty and the omission of grandparent details. The booklet they give you is quite clear as to what is required.
by Tuvoc
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Application Section 4 - Parents and Grandparents
Replies: 9
Views: 3603

If the PO insist, why don't you just provide the info or just write "unknown"? You don't need to use the same reference you used for naturalisation. No relatives are allowed in the identity interview. If needed, the Passport Office can provide an interpreter. I've put a note in Section 8 that grand...
by Tuvoc
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Application Section 4 - Parents and Grandparents
Replies: 9
Views: 3603

just to add - i presume you provided parents detail in the AN form - use the same info in passport application as well. Indeed we did, and can just repeat those. These first passport applications are ridiculously more difficult than they used to be. You have to get a professional counter signature ...
by Tuvoc
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Application Section 4 - Parents and Grandparents
Replies: 9
Views: 3603

Passport Application Section 4 - Parents and Grandparents

For citizenship achieved through naturalisation, with foreign born parents: (a) we need to fill out section 4 in full, i.e. put parents name, date and place of birth and marriage date ? (b) we need to provide grandparent details ? My local post office says definitely yes to both, but I've seen posts...
by Tuvoc
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: refferes subjects
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: refferes subjects

fabiani wrote: 1- is having two british refferes may cause a problem in my application they are both nurse and doctor . do you think i must get a non british professional ?
Not at all, that is fine. In fact we had two British professionals as our referees.
by Tuvoc
Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: National Checking service: your experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Mine was a good experience. It is totally worth it to retain your original documents, if nothing else. But there was one oddity. The Form AN has a tick box that you tick if you previously satisfied the English language requirement for ILR. In that case, you do not have to provide the proof again. Bu...
by Tuvoc
Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 1644
Views: 156329

Re: still waiting

I have applied on the 9th of October.fees were deducted on the 30th of October .Anyone else applied on same date as me and received approval letters yet? My case is fairly straight foward.Had ILR for 12 months before I applied. I am still waiting, anxiously. Yes - our application received by UKBA o...
by Tuvoc
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 1644
Views: 156329

Glad to see some approvals have been sent out.I have emailed HO twice ( last week and yesterday) regarding my application,still no decision has been taken yet...HO received my application on the 09 Oct....I am being patient....any one else waiting for approval who applied same date as mine...? List...
by Tuvoc
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: EEA but did not apply for ILR & Referees
Replies: 11
Views: 518

It is quite a loose definition of professional. They refer to is as a person having "professional standing". Not quite the same thing I guess.
by Tuvoc
Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: EEA but did not apply for ILR & Referees
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Ayyubi72 wrote:Never known of the requirement that one of the referees must be a professional.
That has been the case for a very long time. The Home Office publish a list of examples which are acceptable.
by Tuvoc
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: EEA but did not apply for ILR & Referees
Replies: 11
Views: 518

My lawyer told me this:

"The referee must be resident in the UK and professional in the UK and not outside the UK"

In the end I managed to in fact get two referees whow were both professional, and both UK resident.
by Tuvoc
Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport interview: maybe more difficult than naturalisation
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Passport interview: maybe more difficult than naturalisation

Looking at the Sticky here and the passport questions http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=64893 For someone who got ILR and was naturalised years ago on ESOL - progressing one level from pre-stage 1 to stage 1 - this passport interview could be quite difficult. It seems over the top, if...
by Tuvoc
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 1644
Views: 156329

Success, and quite quickly too !!


Eligibility criteria: Married 3 yrs to BC
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 08/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09/10/13
Date of debit of fees: 30/10/13
Date of approval: 11/11/2013 (received 16/11/2013)
Date of Ceremony: TBC
by Tuvoc
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 12212
Views: 2773805

Re: Naturalisation time line

AN joint application Eligibility criteria: HSMP(JR) 3 years + Tier-1 2 years + ILR (1 year) Method of application: Post (first class recorded) Date of application: 10/10/2013 Date of receipt by UKBA: 11/10/2013 Date of debit of fees: 31/10/2013 Date of acknowledgement : 05/11/2013 Date of approval:...
by Tuvoc
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 1644
Views: 156329

Eliasthom wrote: I wanted to check with others if you got any tracking numbers from NCS to know when applications get to HO.
Also any experience with cheque submitters before.
Thank you
My local NCS said if I phoned back the next day they could give me one if I wanted it, but I didn't bother.
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