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Old Jun 23rd 2016, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by paddy234 View Post
Is it true to become a citizen one has to swear allegiance to the queen?
Yes it is true but if you have a problem with that just cross your fingers behind your back . That's what me and the OH did
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Old Jun 23rd 2016, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix View Post
Yes it is true but if you have a problem with that just cross your fingers behind your back . That's what me and the OH did
I'll wait till NZ becomes a Republic then lol
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Originally Posted by barnsleymat View Post
We had our citizenship interview a few weeks ago, our son was born 6 months ago and he automatically became a citizen so we thought it'd be daft for us not to apply, whatever happens in the future all 3 of us will have the same legal rights once me and the wife get citizenship. Our interview was the day before our 5 year anniversary in NZ.
Hi Barnsleymat,

Just wondering what is involved in the citizenship interview?
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Hi Barnsleymat,

Just wondering what is involved in the citizenship interview?
Nothing really. She just checked our paperwork, we had to write down how many speeding tickets we had and just answered a few questions about the ceremony. Took about 15 minutes.

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Old Jun 23rd 2016, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix View Post
Yes it is true but if you have a problem with that just cross your fingers behind your back . That's what me and the OH did
Like it... When you gained NZ Citizenship did you apply for New Zealand citizen endorsement in your EU/UK passport or just use your NZ passport ?
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Old Jun 24th 2016, 12:06 am
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I left it until our 10th year in NZ. I can't see any downside to having it, but the upside is that unlike residency, citizenship can't be revoked.

And maybe I'll want to be Prime Minister one day. That would be awesome, an NZ PM from Yorkshire.

The Mrs is a British and Aussie citizen so she didn't bother applying for NZ citizenship as well.
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Old Jun 24th 2016, 1:23 am
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Originally Posted by paddy234 View Post
Is it true to become a citizen one has to swear allegiance to the queen?

Who! Good job I read your post. I'm 8 months away from citizenship and I thought you had to stand up and swear at the Queen....that could have been embarrassing
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Old Jun 24th 2016, 3:13 am
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Like it... When you gained NZ Citizenship did you apply for New Zealand citizen endorsement in your EU/UK passport or just use your NZ passport ?
We just use our NZ passport for travelling in and out of NZ. Flying from UK to Dubai today after 4 weeks in Europe. Have used UK passport on some occasions and NZ one in others. It's great to have the choice.
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Hi Barnsleymat,

Just wondering what is involved in the citizenship interview?
We didn't have an interview.
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We didn't have an interview.

Perhaps you didn't sound dodgy enough? ....
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We didn't have an interview.
Neither did I but I did get given a fern which I planted and has prospered at the bottom of the garden.

Can't see a problem with swearing allegiance to the Queen, the royal old bat will be dead long before any of you and it's difficult to enforce a contract with a deceased person. I'd be more concerned with the "...fulfil my duties as a New Zealand citizen." as that seems conveniently undefined in duty and duration.
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We didn't have an interview.
I don't think you always have to but we would take all our paperwork to get it checked over (as it's close by) rather than post it and have to provide more.
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Old Jun 26th 2016, 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by paddy234 View Post
Is it true to become a citizen one has to swear allegiance to the queen?
It is true.

Some American people that I know will not become citizens for that reason. I can think of one or two other nationalities that would have the same reluctance.
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We are just now getting round to applying for a Brit passport for our youngest - he was born in NZ in 2005, a couple of years after we moved here.

As we are both British citizens, he qualifies through us, but I suppose at some point that allowance might change, and I reckon if he gets a passport now, he will be able to carry on having one for whenever he might want it?

For instance, if either of our two wanted to go and do an 'OE' they wouldn't actually have to they would just go and live in Britain as long as they liked - compared to the time limit on young people form NZ who are 'just kiwis'. Seems a bit odd, since all they've ever really known is NZ - but I think they are in a fairly fortunate position to be dual citizens of two fairly desirable places to live in the world.
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