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by Christophe
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Please help to get my passport back
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

One question to ask is whether it is necessary to withdraw your application for your documents to be sent back to you at this time and, if so, how you may do this. A request for a return of passport (and its return) does not mean that a naturalisation application needs to be withdrawn. Obviously, t...
by Christophe
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Can We have a Refree who is on benifits?
Replies: 1
Views: 464

I know of no reason why it should, as long as he or she fulfils all the requirements. Being on benefits is not a sign of not being of "good character".
by Christophe
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Applying 3-4 months after ILR 1 yr completed?
Replies: 2
Views: 767

As KDS says, as long as you retain your status of indefinite leave to remain, there is no time pressure as such: you could hold ILR for 25 years and then decide to apply if you wanted to. Of course, and as a side issue – all else being equal, it's wise to apply earlier rather than later if you see...
by Christophe
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Filling the form in early..what should i do?
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

I don't think that the OP's point is that the form he or she has filled in might become obsolete as a form but rather that he has dated it with a date that precedes the eligibility to apply. Personally, I'd fill in a new form with the right date, although I can't say that the old date would disquali...
by Christophe
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Born after 1983 to a British mother
Replies: 21
Views: 13005

One small, extra piece of information: I was looking at my mom's old passports, and her first British passport, issued in 1977 (at the passport office in London) says: National status: British Subject Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies Her next passport, issued in 1987 (British consulate in...
by Christophe
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship for Children Born Overseas
Replies: 27
Views: 6470

Re: Thanks

Hi Vinny, Thanks very much for the reply. Which means, I cannot send my kids to India for study, If we are planning to apply for my kids British passport after we get our british passport. Regards Chandu Just to clarify: I think what Vinny meant was that she'll need to be physically in the UK at th...
by Christophe
Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Re-entering the UK soon after student visa expires
Replies: 7
Views: 2870

so is it better if I can show them that I have a flight ticket going back to my home country after my visit??? what I am actually worried about is, is there a rule saying after your visa has expired, you have to return to your home country before you can visit the UK again? No, there's no such rule...
by Christophe
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: How to fill question 1.43 and 1.44 on AN application
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: How to fill question 1.43 and 1.44 on AN application

Thanks again for the reply, I guess you understand why i got confused at teh first place, it just seems weird that they want to know about my husband's past! I think I am going to leave it blank and check with the NCS person when I go, I don't know if they are supposed to give you advice on how to ...
by Christophe
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: How to fill question 1.43 and 1.44 on AN application
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: How to fill question 1.43 and 1.44 on AN application

Thank you so much for the reply, I also saw the guide and that's what confused me more, if what you are saying is right (which is what I thought before too), what is the difference between question 1.41 and 1.43 then ? thank you Whoops, I think you're right... Questions 1.38, 1.39, 1.40, 1.41, and ...
by Christophe
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: How to fill question 1.43 and 1.44 on AN application
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: How to fill question 1.43 and 1.44 on AN application

Dear all please help I am due to apply for naturalisation via the NCS soon, I came across two confusing questions I am married and never been married before My husband has been married and divorced before, does question 1.43 and 1.44 bellow apply to his previous mariage? No, it's referring to your ...
by Christophe
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Intention to live in the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 8318

What do they mean by "application is successfully completed"? At what point is it completed? Is it when the confirmation letter arrives or after the naturalisation ceremony? wrong thread Well, the words, "once the application is successfully completed" are in the original post in this thread. Anywa...
by Christophe
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation Nationality Fees going DOWN?
Replies: 8
Views: 4614

Ah, I beg your pardon. Thanks.
gg234 wrote:Yes the current fee includes ceremony and if you want private you need to pay extra fee
Christophe wrote:
Qutuz658 wrote:so the current fees(in first link) the £720 covers everything including ceremony?
No, I didn't think so.
by Christophe
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport Photograph background color
Replies: 9
Views: 5369

The passport people are very strict about the photos, and the specifications really do need to be followed to the letter. Personally, I think it's worth getting them taken at a place like Snappy Snaps or another photographic shop, rather than somewhere like a chemist that does passport photos or in ...
by Christophe
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport 36 or 48 page?
Replies: 4
Views: 3155

Being working in IT industry I would expect to travel all over the world especially EU, India and Middle East. Well, as I say, there are no stamps in a British passport from other EU countries. An Indian visa takes a full page; the standard one is valid for multiple entries for six months (though l...
by Christophe
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Naturalisation Nationality Fees going DOWN?
Replies: 8
Views: 4614

Qutuz658 wrote:so the current fees(in first link) the £720 covers everything including ceremony?
No, I didn't think so.
by Christophe
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport 36 or 48 page?
Replies: 4
Views: 3155

There's no simple answer to that, because it varies from country to country. British citizen passports are not stamped in the EU/EEA or Switzerland. In my experience, most countries that allow visa-free access (to British passport holders or anyone else) don't use up anything like a full page with t...
by Christophe
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British passport
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

No, one's employment status has nothing to do with having a passport. The passport people are concerned with the applicant's identity: that the person is who he or she claims to be and is entitled to hold a passport. There is no test of good character or anything like that (beyond, perhaps, ascertai...
by Christophe
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British passport application Who can countersign
Replies: 4
Views: 10734

It's important to note that, as the post above says, the list of counter-signatories are examples , not an exhaustive list. If in doubt, I'd suggest ringing the passport people (0300 222 0000) or sending an on-line message via their contact page . I have always found them to be prompt and helpful on...
by Christophe
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: How do I prove I was in the UK 3 years ago?
Replies: 10
Views: 3563

All the best with the application! :)
by Christophe
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: How do I prove I was in the UK 3 years ago?
Replies: 10
Views: 3563

Did you have a stamp to show your original entry though? or did you do an in country application for leave to remain The OP might be a Commonwealth citizen with the right of abode in the UK or an EU/EEA national; in either case, there would be no stamp and no need to apply for leave to remain To th...
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