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by markem
Fri May 17, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Citizenship application (Form 8) - How did you organise your application?
Replies: 41
Views: 2783
Mood:
New Zealand

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

I don't know the refusal rate but I doubt if it would be more than 15%. Looking back it is around 4%. I believe in their stats adults and minors applications are counted together, but ceremonies are only attended by adults. I think around 20% of applications would be minors. This is a good point. I...
by markem
Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Citizenship application (Form 8) - How did you organise your application?
Replies: 41
Views: 2783
Mood:
New Zealand

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

2018: 8,203 undecided applications vs 12,724 total applications 2019: 2,556 undecided applications Although you received their response in May, is it possible their data is few months old? If there were 12,700 applications in 2018, that would mean around 1000 per month, so 2500 pending from 2019 wo...
by markem
Thu May 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Citizenship application (Form 8) - How did you organise your application?
Replies: 41
Views: 2783
Mood:
New Zealand

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

That number seems way too high. I would have thought that if a straightforward application takes 6 months, even with some delays, the majority of 2018 applications should be resolved now. Maybe they are just waiting for the next ceremony in order to be able to sign off these applications? They say ...
by markem
Thu May 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Citizenship application (Form 8) - How did you organise your application?
Replies: 41
Views: 2783
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Received a further update on numbers from another Dail question (as yet unpublished so no link): 2014: ~368 undecided applications vs 15,417 total applications 2015: ~213 undecided applications vs 12,654 total applications 2016: 763 undecided applications vs 13,018 total applications 2017: 2,787 und...
by markem
Tue May 14, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Six weeks rule prior to apply citizenship
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Six weeks rule prior to apply citizenship

Your question has been covered a few times... OVER 6 WEEK RULE ABSENCE 6 Weeks Absence Rule Clarification of 6 weeks absence rule 6 weeks absence rule New Citizenship Application Form 8. Six (6) Weeks Absence Citizenship application - 6 weeks per annum absence 6 week rule in naturalisation Citizensh...
by markem
Fri May 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: 2018 Citizenship Application TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 244
Views: 92154
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: 2018 Citizenship Application TIMELINES ONLY

Application Based On: 5+ years residency Non EU Applied On: 13/3/2018 Application received On: 14/3/2018 Acknowledgement: 29/3/2018 (passport returned) First letter: 29/5/2018 (fee receipt, and reference number) Correspondence: 30/5/2018 Returning bank draft as not properly completed by bank offici...
by markem
Thu May 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Application time Analysis
Replies: 17
Views: 2123
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Application time Analysis

I asked a TD to ask this question on application processing times. Aside from the usual waffle about citizenship being a privilege (etc, etc), I did get the information I wanted, which is that... ... the average processing time from the date an application was received on, to the date a decision was...
by markem
Fri May 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Second Stage letter
Replies: 23
Views: 2275
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Approval letters

approval letters are only sent a month ago before the ceremony, I thought they send approval letters throughout the year. It is true that a lot of approval letters are sent in the month immediately before a ceremony. But, if you look at the people who attended the 29 April ceremony just gone, 40% r...
by markem
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship - What are the contents of the 2nd Letter?
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Citizenship - What are the contents of the 2nd Letter?

You are asking about the second stage letter, which is not the same as a second letter. According to many people who have posted here, the second stage letter clearly states that your application has been moved to the second stage of processing. Read these pages https://www.immigrationboards.com/ire...
by markem
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship: Does anyone know what each stage in the process entails?
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Citizenship: Does anyone know what each stage in the process entails?

by markem
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship application passport return query
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Citizenship application passport return query

My wife applied for citizenship on 5th March . She still has not received her original passport back . It’s around 6 weeks now. It's not unheard of for passport return to take this long. The average time over the last year is ~30 days. (based on 64 applications). I also tried calling them today wit...
by markem
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Application time Analysis
Replies: 17
Views: 2123
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Application time Analysis

markem wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:20 am
In total, I've got a list of 302 applications (both approved and waiting).
The charts above update automatically whenever I add new data to the set, so the numbers in text are now out of sync with the charts. Now based on 323 applications.
by markem
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016
Replies: 666
Views: 75911
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

Applied in November ‘16. Advanced stage since October 2018, No update except copy paste email that it continues to be processed. Need guidance re:FOI request. Do I need to send letter to them or an email will be enough. Generally what information do they give? If they only give generic information ...
by markem
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Application time Analysis
Replies: 17
Views: 2123
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Application time Analysis

I've done further analysis on the data I collect from this forum. For those who watch the timeline threads closely, you probably know this intuitively, but I think it's always helpful to back up intuition with data. With the recent wave of approvals, there is quite a bit more data to look at. In tot...
by markem
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: First Ceremony of 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 26892
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: First Ceremony of 2019

IrishBee wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Got my approval letter on 26/03, dated 19/03.
Could you share your full timeline (e.g. when you applied, on what basis)?
by markem
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval
Replies: 438
Views: 33850
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Citizenship applications from 2017 pending approval

Seems there is no more apprivals and another wait of 6months. For the most recent ceremony (26/11/2018) the final approval I know of was received on 2/11/2018... so just 24 days before the ceremony. That is unusual compared to earlier ceremonies, but who knows for this time. @hakeem , would you min...
by markem
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Teams and stages
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Teams and stages

I guess Im just trying to figure out if team 2 deals with stage 2, since we know that team 1 deals with the final step (ie approval). And whether having a reference number is an indication that your application has moved forward to stage 2. I'm not sure how knowing the teams helps anything... but I...
by markem
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016
Replies: 666
Views: 75911
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: delay in citizenship application - applied in 2016

For the last ceremony (26/11/2018) the approvals came out around 22/10 or 35 days before the ceremony.

That would mean for ceremony on 29/4/2019 the approvals would be out on 25/3... so still a couple of weeks to wait.
by markem
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Help with Application for Naturalization please!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Help with Application for Naturalization please!!!!

Short answer is that you should do exactly what they asked you to do. 1) I stupidly answered yes to Q5.6 and they request " dates and details for all absences over six weeks from 2014 to 25/02/2019." I find this confusing as I have never been absent for over six weeks in one go. It was cumulative. D...
by markem
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Spouse of an Irish National Application TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 14
Views: 1171
Mood:
New Zealand

Re: Spouse of an Irish National Application TIMELINES ONLY

My answers are about Citizenship... therefore not relevant if it's just residence permission
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