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Old Oct 28th 2019, 11:20 pm
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Sorry for the late update. Been feeling quite discouraged these days. On the other hand, on September 17, I finally received an email from UK visas and immigrations. It stated that my application was in process, that all my documents have been received and that they cannot give me an update up the 6 month mark as passed. (November 28th)

As of today I haven't heard anything further. Curious to know though, is all the correspondence completed via email? Wondering this as I am unsure if I should be checking my mail box regularly or not?

Thanks everyone.
Yes, they’ll contact you via email.
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Hi! I just miraculously came across this thread and I was wondering if anyone could help?

I was born in Thailand in 98 to a British father and Thai mother. My parents were not married when I was born but they did get married after. My father's name is on my Thai birth certificate and I have all the documents including my parents marriage certificate and birth certificates. Am I eligble to apply for a British passport right away? or do I have to apply for citizenship through UKF?

I've enquired with UKVI but I've gotten mixed answers. I received an email saying that I didn't have an automatic claim to a passport because my parents were not married at the time of my birth. But from this thread and some reading online it seems that I DO have a claim? Can anyone give me an answer?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Hi! I just miraculously came across this thread and I was wondering if anyone could help?

I was born in Thailand in 98 to a British father and Thai mother. My parents were not married when I was born but they did get married after. My father's name is on my Thai birth certificate and I have all the documents including my parents marriage certificate and birth certificates. Am I eligble to apply for a British passport right away? or do I have to apply for citizenship through UKF?

I've enquired with UKVI but I've gotten mixed answers. I received an email saying that I didn't have an automatic claim to a passport because my parents were not married at the time of my birth. But from this thread and some reading online it seems that I DO have a claim? Can anyone give me an answer?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Generally speaking your parents’ subsequent marriage would normally legitimise you for the purposes of BNA 1981. As such you should be able to apply directly for a British passport.
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Old Nov 22nd 2019, 6:33 pm
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I finally have an update!

November 19th I was invited to my biometrics appointment, just a little over a week before the 6 month mark. So I am very pleased to have heard from them before the 6 months

I did run into a technical error when trying to book the appointment online via VFS Global and after paying for the appointment (£10) I was unable to book the appointment.

I found the FAQ's page on VFS Global and found that since I needed to complete the biometrics within 30 days I could do a walk in appointment at the centre nearest me. Which fortunately for me the centre is in the city over from me. I went on the 20th November and surprisingly, I completed the appointment within half an hour. (Online warned of long wait times for walk in's)

So 24 hours after receiving my invitation, I completed the biometrics and I couldn't be more excited to have the ball rolling again. Now, I know there is more waiting, waiting for approval, citizenship ceremony etc, however I was curious as to when to expect approval, if approved? Will approval be mailed to me with my documents? Or, will I receive an email notification of approval and then my documents be sent back to me?

Many thanks for any help/advice!
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I'm wondering the same thing, how / when will I get my documents back? I have some travel plans to make and would like to know when I can have my passport back haha
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I'm wondering the same thing, how / when will I get my documents back? I have some travel plans to make and would like to know when I can have my passport back haha

May I ask when you completed your biometrics? Have you heard anything in regards to your approval as of yet? If you haven't heard anything back, then my guess is that it may be a while for me yet then too!
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Hiya,

I was contacted by the Consulate today and asked to come in and attend my citizenship ceremony! I Think it was about another 1.5 - 2 months wait since I was called in for biometrics, I can't remember the exact date.

Yay!!!
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Hiya,

I was contacted by the Consulate today and asked to come in and attend my citizenship ceremony! I Think it was about another 1.5 - 2 months wait since I was called in for biometrics, I can't remember the exact date.

Yay!!!
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Originally Posted by JessAnne View Post
I finally have an update!

November 19th I was invited to my biometrics appointment, just a little over a week before the 6 month mark. So I am very pleased to have heard from them before the 6 months

I did run into a technical error when trying to book the appointment online via VFS Global and after paying for the appointment (£10) I was unable to book the appointment.

I found the FAQ's page on VFS Global and found that since I needed to complete the biometrics within 30 days I could do a walk in appointment at the centre nearest me. Which fortunately for me the centre is in the city over from me. I went on the 20th November and surprisingly, I completed the appointment within half an hour. (Online warned of long wait times for walk in's)

So 24 hours after receiving my invitation, I completed the biometrics and I couldn't be more excited to have the ball rolling again. Now, I know there is more waiting, waiting for approval, citizenship ceremony etc, however I was curious as to when to expect approval, if approved? Will approval be mailed to me with my documents? Or, will I receive an email notification of approval and then my documents be sent back to me?

Many thanks for any help/advice!
I also was invited for biometric on the 19th of November but eventually enrolled on the 20th of November 2019...no further email from them till now...I submitted my
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hello!!, My paternal grandfather was in british indian army and i have heard that immediately members of persons served in british indian army r eligible for citizenship in UK. So,kindly give me confirmation please.

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hello!!, My paternal grandfather was in british indian army and i have heard that immediately members of persons served in british indian army r eligible for citizenship in UK. So,kindly give me confirmation please.
That’s not usually the case, no. Were any of your grandparents born in the UK?
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I also was invited for biometric on the 19th of November but eventually enrolled on the 20th of November 2019...no further email from them till now...I submitted my
Thank you for your email.



I can confirm that we have received your biometric data from UKVCAS. At present there is no requirement for you to provide any additional information. Your application is in a queue awaiting consideration by a caseworker, you will be notified of the outcome in due course.



I hope this was of some assistance, and if you have any further issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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This is the email from UKVI...when will the approval be expected...

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Thank you for your email.



I can confirm that we have received your biometric data from UKVCAS. At present there is no requirement for you to provide any additional information. Your application is in a queue awaiting consideration by a caseworker, you will be notified of the outcome in due course.



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Generally speaking it doesn’t take too long after you have submitted your biometrics but the Christmas holidays are likely to make your wait a little longer.
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Generally speaking it doesn’t take too long after you have submitted your biometrics but the Christmas holidays are likely to make your wait a little longer.
Thanks for your reply...I will keep waiting for a positive outcome...was a bit worried because I submitted all copies and no originals..and my British birth mothers name wasn't on my amended Ontario birth certificate but rather on my statement of live birth registration.

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Had my Citizenship Ceremony today! Am officially a full Brit

I asked at the consulate if I would be given my documents along with my registration certificate and they told me no, but that my documents would be mailed back to me from the Home Office.. so anyone else still waiting on their documents better keep an eye on your mailbox!
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