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Old 11th June 2019, 09:27 PM
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Hi Guys

Im just prepping to do my application for naturalisation within the week, i was meant to do it 2 weeks ago but the wife wanted to go for a quick hols to relax after all the stress we have been through last month for the ILR application

Anyway, just a few queries and would greatly appreciate if anyone can help me with this.

1. Can i submit the b1 trinity college test certificate that i used with my ilr application?

2. On the referees, im planning to ask my mum's ex husband to sign it for me. He wont be considered as a relative will he?

3. My referees will be a director of a limited company and one is a registered nurse, will that be ok?

4. After i submit my application this week, I have a holiday booked for end of July, will that affect my application?

I do apologise if some of the questions are silly and some are probably already been asked in the forum. I am just being my normal over paranoid self again. Sighhhhh On to the last one (application) and i am done!!!! Good luck to everyone who are awaiting results of their application and more power to the moderators of this forum! You guys have been awesome!!!
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Hi Guys

Im just prepping to do my application for naturalisation within the week, i was meant to do it 2 weeks ago but the wife wanted to go for a quick hols to relax after all the stress we have been through last month for the ILR application

Anyway, just a few queries and would greatly appreciate if anyone can help me with this.

1. Can i submit the B1 trinity college test certificate that i used with my ilr application?

2. On the referees, I'm planning to ask my mum's ex husband to sign it for me. He wont be considered as a relative will he?

3. My referees will be a director of a limited company and one is a registered nurse, will that be ok?

4. After i submit my application this week, I have a holiday booked for end of July, will that affect my application?
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1. Referring to this document, dated March 2019:
https://assets.publishing.service.go...on_Booklet.pdf
On P.15: "Have passed the Life in the UK test
and either:"
"Have a speaking and listening qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, that is on the Home Office’s list of recognised tests and was taken at an approved test centre"
So my opinion is that it should be OK.

2. Mum's ex-husband = your ex-stepfather. After a bit of googling, I've found that to some, you can't have an ex-stepfather just like you can't have an ex-father. A stepfather is a stepfather for life. My opinion would be that if it's that debatable, try and find someone else that is absolutely no relation.

3. Referring to this document, dated April 2019:
https://assets.publishing.service.go...m-an-04-19.pdf
On P.19: "5.1 One referee should be a person of any nationality who has professional standing, such as a minister of religion, civil servant, or a member of a professional body such as an accountant or solicitor (who is not representing you with this application). The other referee must normally be the holder of a British citizen passport and either a professional person or over the age of 25."
My opinion would be that the Nurse, if a member of a professional body, would satisfy the requirement and the Company Director would be the 'other' referee (either a professional or over 25).

4. If you have already obtained your ILR and do not have to submit a BRP and/or your passport for the application then I guess that you can come and go from the UK with no hindrance. But this is outside of my experience.
FYI, current timelines for naturalisation can be found here:
https://www.immigrationboards.com/br...616-10440.html
amongst other places and likely on this forum too.
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IMHO:

1. Referring to this document, dated March 2019:
https://assets.publishing.service.go...on_Booklet.pdf
On P.15: "Have passed the Life in the UK test
and either:"
"Have a speaking and listening qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, that is on the Home Office’s list of recognised tests and was taken at an approved test centre"
So my opinion is that it should be OK.

2. Mum's ex-husband = your ex-stepfather. After a bit of googling, I've found that to some, you can't have an ex-stepfather just like you can't have an ex-father. A stepfather is a stepfather for life. My opinion would be that if it's that debatable, try and find someone else that is absolutely no relation.

3. Referring to this document, dated April 2019:
https://assets.publishing.service.go...m-an-04-19.pdf
On P.19: "5.1 One referee should be a person of any nationality who has professional standing, such as a minister of religion, civil servant, or a member of a professional body such as an accountant or solicitor (who is not representing you with this application). The other referee must normally be the holder of a British citizen passport and either a professional person or over the age of 25."
My opinion would be that the Nurse, if a member of a professional body, would satisfy the requirement and the Company Director would be the 'other' referee (either a professional or over 25).

4. If you have already obtained your ILR and do not have to submit a BRP and/or your passport for the application then I guess that you can come and go from the UK with no hindrance. But this is outside of my experience.
FYI, current timelines for naturalisation can be found here:
https://www.immigrationboards.com/br...616-10440.html
amongst other places and likely on this forum too.

Thank you for your reply Kankan!

Im sorry for the error but i meant my mum's EX PARTNER. They were not married. Will he still be considered as relative? Thank you again

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Hey, filjap88, I'm sorry I can't really help you any further.

Nevertheless I would stick to the general rule of "if in doubt, stay away from it".

Its not clear what kind of a relationship it was, how long it was for, how documented it was, whether tenancy agreements / mortgages / council tax letters / bank accounts were in joint names, etc., etc. So if you think it would be something that might come back and bite you, find another referee. If it takes a little bit of time to contact another referee, etc., then it's time well spent. Once you've got an ILR, you're not under any time pressure to be naturalised.
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Hey, filjap88, I'm sorry I can't really help you any further.

Nevertheless I would stick to the general rule of "if in doubt, stay away from it".

Its not clear what kind of a relationship it was, how long it was for, how documented it was, whether tenancy agreements / mortgages / council tax letters / bank accounts were in joint names, etc., etc. So if you think it would be something that might come back and bite you, find another referee. If it takes a little bit of time to contact another referee, etc., then it's time well spent. Once you've got an ILR, you're not under any time pressure to be naturalised.


Hi kankan

I didnt read your reply until now but i have already submitted my application.... .... ..... wish me luck and ill keep you all posted! thank youuuuuu!!

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Hi Filjap,

Do referees need to write a reference as well or signing the referee declaration form is enough? Thank you!

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Hi Filjap,

Do referees need to write a reference as well or signing the referee declaration form is enough? Thank you!
I'm just finishing my Naturalization application: They don't have to write a reference but you do need a fair amount of information from them (address, phone #, Passport #, email address). Additionally they need to fill out the Referee declaration and attest to the fact that the passport photo you attach to the form is indeed a true likeness of you, then sign and date it.

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