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by johnhkg
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: My UKVCAS appointment: this is what happened
Replies: 13
Views: 17205
Hong Kong

Re: My UKVCAS appointment: this is what happened

Hi John, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I am assuming you paid £35 for the Document Checking Service. You said that 'All documents had been uploaded by me the week before. Last Friday I received an email from UKVCAS confirming that the documents were all correctly uploaded.'. I as...
by johnhkg
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Citizenship application refused due to non response
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Hong Kong

Re: British Citizenship application refused due to non response

Hello all My application for British Citizenship has been refused. Reasons "We wrote to you via email requesting the following documents in support of your application for British Citizenship. We do not appear to have received a reply to our request and we have therefore decided the application on ...
by johnhkg
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process
Replies: 5610
Views: 514192
Hong Kong

Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Hi everyone, I have a question regarding choosing council for your British Citizenship ceremony. On the new online application form, it asks "Do you want to attend a ceremony in a different council?" Does this mean we can choose a different council to our local council to do our citizenship ceremon...
by johnhkg
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85121
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Wouldn't it be nice if UKVI (and UKVCAS) were to monitor this forum and take note of our concerns.
by johnhkg
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Citizenship application Refused - Nov. 2018 app.
Replies: 5
Views: 1387
Hong Kong

Re: Citizenship application Refused - Nov. 2018 app.

Yes I did disclose everything, even parking fine which I paid in time. Its not an error that you can apply for reconsideration. I'd say wait until three year are passed. BTW I don't understand why did you get the fine? I mean you were in passenger's seat? The only full licence holder while a provis...
by johnhkg
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Questions about application
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Hong Kong

Re: Questions about application

Hi Everyone, I am in the process of finalising my application for BC. My 12 month anniversary with ILR lapses on 4 Feb 2019. I have the following few questions and would really appreciate if any of the readers can help: 1. When applying online, is the date on application considered the date I press...
by johnhkg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Email from Home office
Replies: 16
Views: 2609
Hong Kong

Re: Email from Home office

This thread is a complete joke. It is just an automated email reply because of an enquiry. Why is everyone guessing it is otherwise?
by johnhkg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85121
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

I have an email from when I paid online from 12/11/18 not after I've been for biometrics, does the body of the email say : Thank you for your application to the Home Office. Your application has been received and is being considered. It may take up to six months to make a decision on your case. If ...
by johnhkg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85121
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Nerazzuri - do you mind pasting part of the email you mention above, my biometric appointment was 1st Dec, not received anything since. If you could let me know what email address you received it from or paste some of the text i''ll search my mailbox again. thanks The email comes from UKVI and is n...
by johnhkg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85121
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

You submitted far too many unnecessary documents. Citizenship is not a repeat of the ILR process. One thing that has me a little worried is people suddenly mentioning proof of address. I always find this quite hit and miss in this country as to what is acceptable. I'm submitting my application this...
by johnhkg
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Travel abroad during the BC application process
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Hong Kong

Re: Apply BC via UKVCAS

No, you still have to apply using form AN online at UKVI website.
by johnhkg
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85121
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

I went to UKVCAS Croydon and I took pretty much every available document there. Even ones I'd already scanned, but also months of phone bills, council tax statements, water, electric, tenancy etc etc. All for residence proof. Many of which had been used for the previous ILR application, just for sa...
by johnhkg
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Divorced after getting British passportt
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Hong Kong

Re: Divorced after getting British passportt

RJ bilal wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:34 pm
But she’s giving me thread that she can cancel my passport or something else, I’m very scared
She may well be committing a criminal offence. Keep records of everything just in case it needs to be reported to police.

I also agree that your citizenship cannot be revoked in such circumstances.
by johnhkg
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85121
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

I agree, I applied on 15th Nov and have not yet got any reply. People who applied after me using NCS got their approvals. I paid for Premium Service but they there was a chaos at the centre. They delayed my biometrics by 3 hrs. There is nothing premium about the service. I share your concern, as I ...
by johnhkg
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Ceremony within 21 days of approval
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Hong Kong

Re: Ceremony within 21 days of approval

Hello, I had applied for naturalisation in November 2018. My application is still pending. I need to travel outside the UK for 35 days next week. I've been regularly viewing application timelines and I've noticed that some people mentioning that approval letter states that citizenship ceremony must...
by johnhkg
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85121
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

I applied early January and have my appointment this Thursday (17th January). I got the following email today (I cannot see anyone mentioning this before, so thought I would share, sorry for the copious whitespace, this is a literal copy paste...): I had this too. I paid for document checking by UK...
by johnhkg
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Proof of residency question
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Hong Kong

Re: Proof of residency question

I agree with mtsgill.

1. Passport(s) only are required for your proof of residence.

2. The 5-year list of addresses is not related to your route to ILR or your proof of residence. I only need 3-years residence in UK to qualify for BC, but still have to input 5 years of addresses.
by johnhkg
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Email from Home office
Replies: 16
Views: 2609
Hong Kong

Re: Email from Home office

Hello everyone Please I recieved email from Home office today saying that a communication will be sent to me and that it might take 3 weeks to get to me. Please what communication could this be. I applied for my British naturisation on the 15 November 2018. Please if anyone has ever received this k...
by johnhkg
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Applying for British Citizenship- Quick question on English Language requirement
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Hong Kong

Re: Applying for British Citizenship- Quick question on English Language requirement

In my opinion it's best to take a new test. You obviously have no problem with English and paying £150 for the test gives you peace of mind. Also, bear in mind, the HO now regard the test certificate to be valid for two years only.
by johnhkg
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85121
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

You should complain to the official UKVCAS email and also to HO. I agree, the whole system feels like a fiasco. Most people who applied in November and used the UKVCAS system have not received their approval yet. A lot of people who applied under the old system seem to have received their approval....
by johnhkg
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85121
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Hi, My partner (non-EEA) just got BPR card and as I am dual EU/British can apply for British citizenship straight away. When I applied for my British Citizenship I took my documents to be checked (by a council service I believe) before the application was sent so that I could hold on to my passport...
by johnhkg
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Received British Naturalisation - Unsure whether apply for British passport
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Hong Kong

Re: Applied British citizenship but not received any acknowledgement

You will have received an email from UKVI confirming receipt of your application a day or two after your submitted it online. You do not get another acknowledgment from Sopra Steria or UKVI after attending your biometric appointment.
by johnhkg
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Passport application
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Hong Kong

Re: previous address outside of UK

During you overseas stay did you maintain your UK residence? If yes, then I suggest it is not necessary to provide the overseas address of where you stayed. If no, then give details. It will not affect your application in my opinion.
by johnhkg
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications
Replies: 483
Views: 85121
Hong Kong

Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

If you apply online you use a separate downloaded form for each referee.

The paper application uses one form for two referees. I disagree with this method because the second referee will be able to see the personal data of the first referee. In this case I would still use one page for each referee.
by johnhkg
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Raciepit order
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Hong Kong

Re: Raciepit order

...that's because not all applications are the same.
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