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Menolly 8th October 2019 12:31 PM

Citizenship after SET(M) approved - one question
 
Hi all,

Today we received news of my wifes SET(M) approval. We are so relieved and I want to thank everyone who helped along the way, so thank you.

Looking at the last stage of citizenship which seems rather straight forward (no financial requirement, can reuse both english and life in the UK passes) we only have one question. One requirement is:

prove you were in the UK exactly 3 years before the day the Home Office receives your application

So my understanding is if we apply for example on 15/01/2020 we need to prove she was in the UK on 14/01/2017. My main question is what can be proof of this? Can it be the standard accepted utility bill or must it be a home office letter?

Also, if we apply on 15/01/2020 and have home office letter/accepted proof of residence dated in way back 2015 (she has been in the UK 5.5 years), will that suffice? or does it literally have to have the exact date of 3 years before the day? I'm pretty sure the phrasing of 'exactly 3 years before the day' means literally proof of residence on that exact date though, no more no less?

Thanks so much as always

hasiqbal76 8th October 2019 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Menolly (Post 14964260)
Hi all,

Today we received news of my wifes SET(M) approval. We are so relieved and I want to thank everyone who helped along the way, so thank you.

Looking at the last stage of citizenship which seems rather straight forward (no financial requirement, can reuse both english and life in the UK passes) we only have one question. One requirement is:

prove you were in the UK exactly 3 years before the day the Home Office receives your application

So my understanding is if we apply for example on 15/01/2020 we need to prove she was in the UK on 14/01/2017. My main question is what can be proof of this? Can it be the standard accepted utility bill or must it be a home office letter?

Also, if we apply on 15/01/2020 and have home office letter/accepted proof of residence dated in way back 2015 (she has been in the UK 5.5 years), will that suffice? or does it literally have to have the exact date of 3 years before the day? I'm pretty sure the phrasing of 'exactly 3 years before the day' means literally proof of residence on that exact date though, no more no less?

Thanks so much as always


congrats

submit the same document as ILR e.g. council tax, bills, hospital appointment that what we did

also you will be submitting your passport , which is another proof of residency

Menolly 8th October 2019 05:50 PM

Thanks

Did you have a letter dated EXACTLY 3 years the day before you applied for citizenship like the requirements suggest? Or did you just have letters spread out over 4 years to prove you had been in the UK for 3+ years? And were you successful?

hasiqbal76 9th October 2019 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Menolly (Post 14964398)
Thanks

Did you have a letter dated EXACTLY 3 years the day before you applied for citizenship like the requirements suggest? Or did you just have letters spread out over 4 years to prove you had been in the UK for 3+ years? And were you successful?

the minimum is 3 years but we submitted older stuff that we had

don't worry to much about it tbh

EFUser2014 9th October 2019 12:37 PM

You shouldn't need to provide any bills or letters of correspondence. Your passport alone should be sufficient, as long as it's stamped whenever you enter(ed) the UK. Our citizenship application was successful, and we just provided an expired passport (with travel history), and a current passport (with no stamps at all because of no travel).

Your checklist will confirm exactly what you will need.


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