ESC

Click the "allow" button if you want to receive important news and updates from immigrationboards.com


Immigrationboards.com: Immigration, work visa and work permit discussion board

Welcome to immigrationboards.com!

Login Register Do not show

Search found 1197 matches

by Christophe
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Advantages/disadvantages of dual nationality for EEA citizen
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

but with the disadvantage that things get a lot messier if at some point you reside outside of the UK, you're citizen of 2 countries living in a 3rd one and you are required to file tax returns in the country where you're working as resident and in the other 2 countries where you are not resident a...
by Christophe
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Advantages/disadvantages of dual nationality for EEA citizen
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

Assuming your country of original citizenship allows you to retain that citizenship on naturalisation, I can see few if any disadvantages (other than the cost of the application) in becoming a British citizen. As noted above, I think to large extent it's an emotional thing: I for one would want to b...
by Christophe
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Stateless child but British Parents
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

@Becker, no unfortunately we only acquired our British nationality much later and not at birth :( Did you then register or naturalise as British? If you did, are you sure that you are British by descent and not otherwise by descent? If you merely applied for a British passport in (say) adulthood, t...
by Christophe
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: can i apply same day
Replies: 22
Views: 2398

fill the application before hand and fill the certificate details on the day. You can submit the application on the same day If you can get the countersignatory sign your form & your photo. This is possible and I have done it myself But if you do that make sure none of the dates on the form (includ...
by Christophe
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: passport format
Replies: 26
Views: 4091

No, I haven't but it could just be a question of what stock is available. I don't think it's a problem. Thanks Christophe. Any idea why they are still issuing old format passport? Anyone recently received old format passport (ie., chip in one of the page)? I should imagine that they are simply usin...
by Christophe
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: passport format
Replies: 26
Views: 4091

No, I haven't but it could just be a question of what stock is available. I don't think it's a problem.
by Christophe
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Impact Of Swedish PR On Naturalization Application
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: Impact Of Swedish PR On Naturalization Application

Hi, I have got Swedish permanent residence stamped on my passport. The PR is still valid as I visited Sweden for 3 days little under 2 years ago and am planning to visit again for few days at the end of this month for my holidays. I wonder whether this can have any impact on my naturalization appli...
by Christophe
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizen returning to UK on foreign passport
Replies: 24
Views: 23493

Re: Dual national : I have never been asked for any explanat

Hi there, I have been watching this thread a little. Although I haven't been travelling much lately, I was in and out of the country many times in 2009. I am a dual national of the UK and France and I hold a British passport, a French passport and a French identity card. During 2009, I am pretty su...
by Christophe
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Professional referee for my kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

I disagree. The instructions clearly say that for a child, one of the referees should be a professional (of any nationality) who should firstly know them, and secondly have been their teacher/doctor/health visitor/social worker/minister of religion etc. Link http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/britis...
by Christophe
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Naturalisation Form AN - Referee Query
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

My understanding is that doctors are OK as professional referees. I think they were taken off the list at the request of doctors themselves, who found that they were spending (what they considered) inordinate amounts of time filling in naturalisation and passport applications. Others may be able to ...
by Christophe
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Professional referee for my kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: Professional referee for my kids

A retired British Dr can be professional referee of my kids for ANI form? But he is not engaged with the child in a professional capacity. Please help me…. I don't think that the professional referee needs to be engaged with the child in a professional capacity: he or she has to be a professional...
by Christophe
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Not Employed-No naturalization
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Plenty of people who apply for naturalisation are not employed, and plenty of these have never been employed in the UK (the old-style "housewife" or "home duties" being one obvious example). Apply through the Nationality Checking Service (NCS) run by your local council, or by another convenient coun...
by Christophe
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Re-acquiring British Citizenship
Replies: 1
Views: 661

The situation is explained (fairly clearly) here . Essentially, if you gave up British citizenship in order to acquire or retain another citizen and the renunciation of British citizenship was necessary in order to do that, you have a right to resume British citizenship once; subsequent resumptions ...
by Christophe
Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizen returning to UK on foreign passport
Replies: 24
Views: 23493

Thanks Christophe. However, I was personally told by an IO at the airport that a naturalization certificate can be presented as proof of British citizenship. Even according to the page from the UKBA: — a certificate of entitlement to the right of abode - Well, isn't a naturalization certificate e...
by Christophe
Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizen returning to UK on foreign passport
Replies: 24
Views: 23493

Your naturalization certiticate will be accpeted at border control as proof of your british citizenship (along with your foriegn passport) Not according to this page from the UKBA, which says: ROA5 Proof of the right of abode Under section 3(9) of the 1971 Act, as amended by the Immigration, Asylum...
by Christophe
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizen returning to UK on foreign passport
Replies: 24
Views: 23493

As above, there is no requirement, in either British law or regulation, that requires British citizens to use a British passport to enter the UK. All that is required is that the documentation presented be adequate for the purpose and duration of the visit. (This is in contradistinction to the situa...
by Christophe
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: how to register a child's citizenship by descent?
Replies: 11
Views: 1601

Backer wrote:On the other hand a child's passport is only vaild for 5 years and then would need to be renewed. Might be a bit of wasted money just now . . .
But my point was that once he has had a passport in his name, he will be in the British passport "system", which makes subsequent applications easier.
by Christophe
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: how to register a child's citizenship by descent?
Replies: 11
Views: 1601

Thanks. Given that he'll have a Spanish passport for travelling, is there actually any point or gain in applying for a British passport until he actually wanted to move to Britain when he's older? Applying for a British passport now gets him "into the system". It's easy for you to gather together t...
by Christophe
Sat May 28, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Enquiry on Avoiding MN1 Registration
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

My question hasn't been satisfactorily answered. If a child is born in the UK to a parent who, at the time of the birth, is settled in the UK (indefinite leave to remain/permanent residence/right of abode, or of course a British citizen), then that child is a British citizen by birth. If a child is...
by Christophe
Wed May 18, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Advice required
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Agree, British citizenship would be the most sensible option for her — probably cheaper in the long run and removes any worry about her coming back to the UK (including if, please God not, something were to happen to you). She might want to look at the question of dual citizenship though before sh...
cron