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Old 30th June 2019, 07:58 PM
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Hi all,

Quick note to say that my wife was successful on her SET M application!

THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE HERE FOR ALL THEIR HELP! Really do appreciate everyone's help, I think a lot of us would be sunk without this forum!

The list of documents we submitted are as my previous post.

We used the Super Priority service annd got an outcome the next working day via email. Just waiting on the new BRP to come via the post!

Now for citizenship. We have filled out the majority of the application, but have a couple of questions already...
  • Do we need to give up her foreign passport during the citizenship process?
  • Do we need to give up the BRP during the citizenship process?
  • Can you leave the country during the citizenship process?
My understanding is that it could take 6 months to get a decision, so don't want to get caught out.

As always, all help is appreciated

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Hi all,

Quick note to say that my wife was successful on her SET M application!

THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE HERE FOR ALL THEIR HELP! Really do appreciate everyone's help, I think a lot of us would be sunk without this forum!

The list of documents we submitted are as my previous post.

We used the Super Priority service annd got an outcome the next working day via email. Just waiting on the new BRP to come via the post!

Now for citizenship. We have filled out the majority of the application, but have a couple of questions already...
  • Do we need to give up her foreign passport during the citizenship process?
  • Do we need to give up the BRP during the citizenship process?
  • Can you leave the country during the citizenship process?
My understanding is that it could take 6 months to get a decision, so don't want to get caught out.

As always, all help is appreciated
The naturalisation / citizen process is similar to the ILR application you just submitted, I.e upload all documents online and you get to keep you originals

when you are successful , you will then need to apply for a British Passport which will require you to submit your foreign passport and BRP.

the process can take up to 6 months, but from own experience it took 4 week from the enrolment of biometrics

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The naturalisation / citizen process is similar to the ILR application you just submitted, I.e upload all documents online and you get to keep you originals

when you are successful , you will then need to apply for a British Passport which will require you to submit your foreign passport and BRP.

the process can take up to 6 months, but from own experience it took 4 week from the enrolment of biometrics
Cool, thanks for the info.

I take it you get your foreign passport back?

Are you able to leave the country during the citizenship process?

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Hi dave

im also in the process of applying for naturalisation. gonna go for biometric next week. i have been told they dont take your passport they only need the uploaded copy but u need to bring all originals on the day you go for biometric. i have booked for hols end of this month so really hoping i am right about them not taking my passport. haha will let you know.
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Hi dave

im also in the process of applying for naturalisation. gonna go for biometric next week. i have been told they dont take your passport they only need the uploaded copy but u need to bring all originals on the day you go for biometric. i have booked for hols end of this month so really hoping i am right about them not taking my passport. haha will let you know.
Haha We are in the same position. Good luck

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Haha We are in the same position. Good luck
thanks. haha will let you know after wednesday.

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I applied for naturalisation in March this year, and had my approval letter in May (got a BRP in 2016). Booked in for Citizenship ceremony 6 August. My understanding is that you can still travel on your existing passport UNTIL YOU ARE A CITIZEN (eg the ceremony date), but after that date you will need to travel into the UK witha British passport.

I booked onto the August ceremony date because i have travel planned in July, for which i will use my american passport to re-enter the UK. The more tenuous period will be after the citizenship ceremony but before i actually receive the UK passport- can't travel then! There is no process available to speed up the passport application and I think you have to send your 'other' passport into the Home Office.

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My understanding is that you can still travel on your existing passport UNTIL YOU ARE A CITIZEN (eg the ceremony date), but after that date you will need to travel into the UK witha British passport.
That's not correct. The UK (unlike the US) doesn't require its citizens to travel on a British passport.

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Hi all,

I'm planning to apply for naturalisation. Question is do referees need to write a reference as well or signing the declaration is enough? Thank you!

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