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by johnhkg
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process
Replies: 5610
Views: 514181
Hong Kong

Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Hi Good Afternoon, I need urgent help I applied for Naturalisation Application online using new system there was a Question on online form. Have you made any previous UK immigration applications in the UK or abroad? I answerd NO i was reading other disussion someone said answer should be YES have i...
by johnhkg
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85119
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

So I attended my sopra appointment on 1st Dec for British Citizenship, submitted biometrics and referee docs, still not heard anything. Saw a comment in this thread that someone heard back 32 days after their biometric appointment. I guess bank holidays haven’t helped, but getting a little anxious ...
by johnhkg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILE absent few years now apply BRP
Replies: 12
Views: 1082
Hong Kong

Re: ILE absent few years now apply BRP

I understand your concerns, but I do not have the answer to your question. I truly wish I could help you more.
by johnhkg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85119
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Hi for non eu nationals, where do you upload the passport stamps? There seems to be two options: "Residence in the UK" and "Proof of identity/travel history" The scan of your passport (including all stamps, and preferably all pages even if blank) goes under "proof of application" where it is a mand...
by johnhkg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILE absent few years now apply BRP
Replies: 12
Views: 1082
Hong Kong

Re: ILE absent few years now apply BRP

Stellacat, Can you examine all of your trips since you obtained ILE and confirm if you were ever absent from the UK for a continuous period of more that two years? Hi johnhkg, if all the short trips I went back to seeing my in-law counts, I haven’t absent more than two continuous years. The Immigra...
by johnhkg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILE absent few years now apply BRP
Replies: 12
Views: 1082
Hong Kong

Re: ILE absent few years now apply BRP

Stellacat mentions ECO adding VIPP next to the entry stamp. I think this means "visa in previous passport" Anyone able to confirm?
by johnhkg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: ILE absent few years now apply BRP
Replies: 12
Views: 1082
Hong Kong

Re: ILE absent few years now apply BRP

Stellacat,

Can you examine all of your trips since you obtained ILE and confirm if you were ever absent from the UK for a continuous period of more that two years?
by johnhkg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85119
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

I have just seen the first reported case of a UKVCAS citizenship application being approved. See November timelines thread. Case was approved 32 days after the applicant attended UKVCAS appointment.
by johnhkg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Application - Dcoument Query
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Hong Kong

Re: Passport Application - Dcoument Query

Birth certificates and marriage certificates are NOT required for passport applications after naturalisation!!! The guide is clear what is required for applicant through naturalisation. CR001, I agree that I was wrong and I know why. The wording of the passport application guide is confusing. There...
by johnhkg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport Application - Dcoument Query
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Hong Kong

Re: Passport Application - Dcoument Query

Jordana, I have the paper passport application in front of me (you can get it from any post office). The guidance notes make things very clear. You need your birth certificate as well as your father's birth certificate and marriage certificate (but read carefully as it is different if you were born ...
by johnhkg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Entered the UK after 4 years of absence. Need advice!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1017
Hong Kong

Re: Entered the UK after 4 years of absence. Need advice!!!

Here's a couple of other threads on this subject highlighting the problem of being out of UK for more than two years when on ILE/ILR:- https://www.immigrationboards.com/indefinite-leave-to-remain/got-returning-resident-visa-stamp-what-next-t234310.html?hilit=returning%20resident https://www.immigrat...
by johnhkg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85119
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications: ONE QUESTION ABOUT UPLOADING DOCUMENTS

Dear All I have not reached the stage of uploading documents yet. But want to know , so that I can Prepare . does the document have to be JPEG oR PDF ? Does the passport pages have to be in single joined pdf or each single page ? is there any options for employment letters or p60 ? Best regards shi...
by johnhkg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85119
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications REFEREE FORMS

Dear All Happy new year While filling citizenship online form, I wasable to to download refree form called "2nd_Referee_Declaration_MN1" . But I could not get 1st refree form!" So is it correct to think make two copies of the "2nd_Referee_Declaration_MN1" form and use it one for first refree , othe...
by johnhkg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Entered the UK after 4 years of absence. Need advice!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1017
Hong Kong

Re: Entered the UK after 4 years of absence. Need advice!!!

I am not an expert on these matters. However, I would suggest that if you have been absent from UK for more than two years, you can expect UKVI to revoke your ILE/ILR if they find out. I have no knowledge of what UKVI do if the find out about your absence "years" after the event. However, the IO at ...
by johnhkg
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Spouse of BC Naturalisation Application
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Hong Kong

Re: Spouse of BC Naturalisation Application

Ally I have sent you a PM. Just to clarify for others based on my experience. The online form will prompt you to input details of all employment over the past 10 years. In my case, not being an EEA applicant (I'm from Hong Kong), when the online form was fully completed, the system generated a list ...
by johnhkg
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Entered the UK after 4 years of absence. Need advice!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1017
Hong Kong

Re: Entered the UK after 4 years of absence. Need advice!!!

No, I am also try to get much information as possible. I came back every year to visit my in-law, and hope it would maintain my ILE, but seems everybody assumshort visit doesn't reset the clock. :( It seems you and Donakey111 are not in the exact same situation if you have been visiting UK every ye...
by johnhkg
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85119
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Is anyone else who has already had an appointment still able to access the UKVCAS site to upload documents? Our appointment was on 20th Dec 2018, but we're still able to log in as of 4 Jan 2019. Just checking if its the same for everyone. Yes, #metoo. But I suggest you don't attempt to add/replace/...
by johnhkg
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85119
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Hi i Filled my application on 28 dec and made the payment, got appointment for 8 jan at Croydon (FREE).. The mandatory document that needs to be uploaded on UKVCAS website was only Passport, however i uploaded my degree, life in the UK, all stamp passport pages, referee declaration aswell. Even my ...
by johnhkg
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Online Citizenship Applications
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Hong Kong

Re: Online Citizenship Applications

I submitted my online application 12/12/18 and went to the Sopra Steria biometrics appointment 2/1/19. Before the appoinment I uploaded all of my evidence and additional evidence. I brought my original documents to the appointment, but I am surprised they did not ask for or look at any of them incl...
by johnhkg
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: new system naturalisation, acknowledgement letter
Replies: 19
Views: 2811
Hong Kong

Re: new system naturalisation, acknowledgement letter

with new seystem its most likley home office wil take full 6months or may b more Please enlighten us as to how you have come to this conclusion. When I applied last month using the UKVCAS route I received a notification from UKVI at the time of my online application. It sets out the unique applicat...
by johnhkg
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process
Replies: 5610
Views: 514181
Hong Kong

Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Thanks for your reply. One more thing If I apply online can I start filling the form now or have to wait for 12 months as only few days left in completing my 12 months? Thanks Vesh You can start filling in the online form anytime you like. You can save what you input and recommence at a later date,...
by johnhkg
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Re-entering UK with Citizenship Cert but No Passport or BRP
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Hong Kong

Re: Re-entering UK with Citizenship Cert but No Passport or BRP

hi, i have found myself in a similar situation, but unfortunately i was not told that i had to give in my biometric after my citizenship ceremony and i travelled to Zimbabwe using my Zimbabwean passport as it was an immediate emergency and i had not enough time to apply for a British Passport and i...
by johnhkg
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship - Supporting Documents List ?
Replies: 24
Views: 18772
Hong Kong

Re: British Citizenship - Supporting Documents List ?

Many thanks @CR001 I’ve just thought about one another one, if you/someone can clarify please? The hard copy referee declaration says ‘glu the photo to the form after writing the Name and DoB on the back’, I have done that and scanned for uploading etc. Am I right in assuming that the hard copies a...
by johnhkg
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship - Supporting Documents List ?
Replies: 24
Views: 18772
Hong Kong

Re: British Citizenship - Supporting Documents List ?

[/quote] Yes, UKVCAS ask for proof of address during the appointment even though they don't say anything during the appointment booking process, so take along a utility bill or something. I used my driving licence. [/quote] Thank you! I have the driving licence with me too for that, so hopefully be ...
by johnhkg
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85119
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

hi all I have booked my appointment for next week; I am unsure where to upload my supporting document on the UKVCAS website. The only mandatory document is my passport - the other categories are optional :Other, Residence in the UK, Finances, Proof of Business... Where did you upload copies of your...
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