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by markem
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Citizenship application (Form 8) - How did you organise your application?
Replies: 45
Views: 3725
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Irish Citizenship application (Form 8) - How did you organise your application?

In the past, they have managed to close around 60,000 applications awaiting a decision, from what I have heard. They can close these 16,000 apps easily, but, only if they want to. When did they do that? If you look at the chart (based on data from INIS), the most decisions they've made in a year (i...
by markem
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Citizenship application (Form 8) - How did you organise your application?
Replies: 45
Views: 3725
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Irish Citizenship application (Form 8) - How did you organise your application?

Received a further update on numbers from another Dail question (again, not yet published): Previously it was: 2015 & earlier: ~580 undecided applications 2016: 763 vs 13,018 total 2017: 2,787 vs 11,776 total 2018: 8,203 vs 12,724 total 2019: 2,556 on hand And now: 2015 & earlier: 563 2016: 753 vs 1...
by markem
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Counting number of days away from Ireland for naturalization.
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Counting number of days away from Ireland for naturalization.

Only a complete calendar day (i.e. 12am-12am following) should be counted. In your example, you were in Ireland on Friday and Sunday, so only Saturday is counted.
by markem
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application
Replies: 366
Views: 44076
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application

The Minister has responded to a series of questions in the Oireachtas about this topic.
As of 3rd September there were 15,647 applications for citizenship on hand. The majority of such applicants are potentially affected by the ruling.
by markem
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 24400
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019

botabo wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:51 am
I thought this forum was for everybody waiting to participate in the Ceremony regardless of year of application?
Yes, this thread is about the ceremony. But it would be useful for other members to know how long your application took.
by markem
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 24400
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019

botabo wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:21 pm
My application was accepted in June, next step is the Ceremony.
Hi Botabo... would you mind posting your full timeline?
In this thread if you applied in 2018, this one for 2017, or this one for 2016
by markem
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 24400
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019

Yadedeyesika wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:34 am
Any news since? Almost there but not sure
Hi Yadedeyesika ... perhaps you could contribute to the forum by putting in your timeline?In this thread if you applied in 2018, this one for 2017, or this one for 2016
by markem
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application
Replies: 366
Views: 44076
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application

From the Irish Times today... Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is to introduce a new law that will grant applicants for Irish citizenship the right to be absent from the country for a set period of time. Mr Flanagan said the urgent draft legislation will address a significant decision made in t...
by markem
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 24400
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019

Feeling bold, I thought I'd just try to call the Minister (or rather, his office) to ask the same questions. Of course, one number goes to voice mail ("mailbox is full") and the other doesn't get answered and disconnects... :roll: If anyone else feels inspired to make some calls here are the details...
by markem
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 24400
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019

I heard something similar from INIS today when I called them. I asked if the September ceremony would go ahead and they said "we are waiting on instructions about that", but to keep an eye on the website. Based on timing for previous ceremonies we should have seen a few approvals posted on here alre...
by markem
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Stage 2?
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Stage 2?

The process might be slightly different for Irish Associations so there may not be the exact same stages. But littlerr is right... second stage letters clearly say "second stage". Out of interest, what is your timeline? When did you apply, and on what basis? Did you think you had sufficient residency?
by markem
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Descent/Associations via Naturalization?
Replies: 10
Views: 1335
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Irish Descent/Associations via Naturalization?

Andy02 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:31 pm
I am also curious about this and wonder if there is any data on the number of applications each year including how many were approved or rejected.
I think this is the most recent data on refused applications:
https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/qu ... 06-20/718/
by markem
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval
Replies: 493
Views: 44050
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

My interpretation of these terms:
"at an advanced stage of processing" - means anything after the second stage letter has been sent
"being prepared for submission to the Minister" - means anything after the application has been acknowledged
by markem
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 24400
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019

... It seems like no one has heard anything about approvals lately, or none of those people are in this forum, which is kinda unlikely. If the department is going ahead with the sept'19 ceremony, many of us should have approval letters by this week and early next week but there are no signs of any ...
by markem
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application
Replies: 366
Views: 44076
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application

4) been in contact with a TD about their case? Here is an update that I just got from my TD: Following on from the ruling by the high court we made a number of representations to the Minister who has assured us that this ruling is not affecting applications currently in the system.   As you said th...
by markem
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Travelling after court ruling. Is anyone doing it?
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Travelling after court ruling. Is anyone doing it?

Is anyone planning on travelling in the next few months or has travelled abroad since the court ruling and is also in the middle of their application? Yes I've travelled and yes I'm planning to travel again soon. I'm a second stage. I am expecting that the Minister will follow through on his (and h...
by markem
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application
Replies: 366
Views: 44076
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application

Out of curiosity, has anyone out there with a pending citizenship application that would be (negatively) impacted by this court ruling: 1) received an invitation for the September ceremony? No, haven't seen any, but would not expect to yet. For the last 3 ceremonies, the run of approvals starts 5 o...
by markem
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016
Replies: 695
Views: 83616
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

RajSingh1 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Can you make a chart like this for people from Afghanistan
Not really. As there are only two users (yourself and Captainf) who I know are from Afghanistan it's not very meaningful data.
by markem
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: FOI Request Fee Question
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: FOI Request Fee Question

My application's status hasn't changed for one year now even after multiple email inquiries to the board. I'm assuming you're applying for citizenship of Ireland. Not sure what you mean by the "board"? 1.How do I pay this fee and what is the cost? In most cases there is no fee for personal records....
by markem
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016
Replies: 695
Views: 83616
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

PPl from Pakistan get citizenship but normally waiting more then 15 months. Have you find anyone get earlier than it No. But I'm not sure anyone has facts on that by country of origin. I am trying to answer this question based on posts to this forum where people have identified their 'home' country...
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