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by Christophe
Wed May 09, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: English Language Test for UKBA
Replies: 2
Views: 613

You're correct, of course, modal verbs take a bare infinitive after them, not an infinitive with "to" – e.g. "you must arrive before 7.00pm" not "you must to arrive...". However, there are, as you no doubt know, some verbs that can be used as either modal verbs or non-modal verbs. An example is "nee...
by Christophe
Sun May 06, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Irish citizen applying for British naturalisation
Replies: 24
Views: 17241

Back to the original question. For Irish nationals who have PR, can they apply immediately having acquired PR, ie 5 years of continuous enjoyment of EU rights? (I think the answer is yes, but have become a little confused with the correspondence). Yes, Irish citizens can apply after 5 years of livi...
by Christophe
Sun May 06, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Irish citizen applying for British naturalisation
Replies: 24
Views: 17241

Thanks for the responses! I have some more questions though about the form. Seeing as Irish citizens automatically have ILR do I need to fill out the section about exercising EC Treaty Rights seeing as I'm not really applying under that criteria but there's no section to account for the unique citi...
by Christophe
Thu May 03, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Become British before parent, possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 727

The short answer is yes. For a longer answer (e.g. when the application can be made by/on behalf of the child), I guess we'd need more information about dates, etc.
by Christophe
Wed May 02, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Do new citizens have to be registered on Electoral Register?
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Do new citizens have to be registered on Electoral Regis

PG1983 wrote:
kingcedz wrote:You haven't said why your wife doesn't want to register, surely its an easy process.
I was wondering the same thing. As above, enrolment is compulsory for those who are eligible to enrol but voting is not.
by Christophe
Tue May 01, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Concurrent passport
Replies: 8
Views: 1597

Have you already applied for naturalisation? If so, I believe that you can request return of your passport without this being considered a withdrawal of a naturalisation application.
by Christophe
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travelling on Indian passport after taking citizenship oath
Replies: 14
Views: 7089

- Sorry but seems unlikely if you count 3 months from 15th May it comes out to 15th Aug.. so you would not be able to travel to India as your Grace period runs out.. Moreover you would not be able to enter in UK when you come back in Sep as your ILR (assuming you have one now) is supplanted on 15th...
by Christophe
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Friend recieved citizenship immediately after ILR. Reasons??
Replies: 15
Views: 3310

Why won't you just ask him? He too doesn't know.. of course he knows, when he applied he need to fill the forms and tick boxes and fill them so he sure know which one he was applying for and what he needs ( Docs ). then at NCS .. etc .. but only why he does not what you to know. i just cant answer ...
by Christophe
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Irish citizen applying for British naturalisation
Replies: 24
Views: 17241

There is no good reason why an Irish citizen ought not to apply for British citizenship. As simonflynn04 says, it is a personal thing. We also need to remember that there is never any guarantee that arrangements that are in place now will remain so in perpetuity. Of course, the rights of Irish citiz...
by Christophe
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship to a Child born in UK to EEA mother
Replies: 27
Views: 4469

There is no reason why a French passport cannot be applied for now if the child is eligible for one. If/when he is eligible for a British passport, there is no reason why he cannot have both passports.
by Christophe
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Friend recieved citizenship immediately after ILR. Reasons??
Replies: 15
Views: 3310

ILR deemed backdated by one year due to HSMP Forum judicial review (settlement in the United Kingdom) ? No, don't think so. He came to UK in 2006 on a WP, changed to HSMP after 2 years until he got ILR. Can't find any reasoning for this. Was it luck, by chance? Well, anything is possible, but it se...
by Christophe
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Factors to consider before getting British Citizenship
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

I suppose one big consideration might be that British citizenship will enable you, and presumably your children, to return to live in Britain at any time in the future. Note that, as Indian citizens, and therefore Commonwealth citizens, you can, as I'm sure you know, already vote in all elections in...
by Christophe
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Friend recieved citizenship immediately after ILR. Reasons??
Replies: 15
Views: 3310

Re: Friend recieved citizenship immediately after ILR. Reaso

Is he married to a BC? That's the most obvious reason. A person married to a British citizen (or in a civil partnership with a British citizen) only needs to have no time limit on his or her stay in the UK (i.e. ILR in this case) on the day the application for naturalisation is made, not for a full...
by Christophe
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Missing Stamp in Passport
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

As above, not a problem. Apart from anything else, it is a French stamp that's missing, not a UK one, and the UK authorities don't hold themselves, or you, responsible for missing stamps from other countries. (Even a missing stamp from the UK would not constitute a problem, in fact.)
by Christophe
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: return of passport for Naturalisation application
Replies: 7
Views: 3178

From the link - "...they will copy your documents and return them to you". So - Yes. You keep the passport. There is a fee for the service and you need to book an appointment. Not only that, but they copy the documents as part of the appointment, i.e. while you wait, so you walk in with your passpo...
by Christophe
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Entering UK with naturalisation certificate & foreign pp
Replies: 9
Views: 3453

If I was doing this, I'd simply fill in a landing card and enter as an ILR holder, without offering any explanation unless asked. I imagine the chances are that it will be fine – although the ILR is no longer valid as such, since a British citizen does not need leave to enter the UK, recently natu...
by Christophe
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British by descent and my baby was born in Spain
Replies: 12
Views: 2178

up until 2004 australia did not accept dual nationality. in my case and my babies case it is best i renounce before any further application is made so i can truthfully say i hold no other nationality and do not need to list further details of when it was obtained. i know it is cheeky but i can reap...
by Christophe
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British by descent and my baby was born in Spain
Replies: 12
Views: 2178

I am and have investigated that option. Unfortunately I would need to renounce british citizenship before doing so - as I live in the UK and travel to Europe (Spain for example to see my baby) that doesn't seem the best thing to do. Why would you need to renounce British citizenship to have your ba...
by Christophe
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: british citizenship----renuiciation
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

well he said he may have signed something. how do formal renuiciations take place? do you have to give back them your passport?do they cancel it? To renounce one's British citizenship, one has make a formal application on the prescribed forms to the Home Office if in the UK or to a British mission ...
by Christophe
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: british citizenship----renuiciation
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

What makes you think that he might have made a formal renunciation of British citizenship?
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