For UKSolicitorJA onlyI wasn't sure if I needed to ask these questions in a new thread, so here they are again.1. From old US census records I uncovered, I found that my mother was apparently naturalized as a US citizen sometime between the ages of 9 and 19 (1921 - 1931). This doesn't present any difficulties for my application does it? (FYI - She always told me she had dual citizenship.)2. In the application form for British citizenship, the Home Office asks the applcant's mother's (and father's) "nationality" on one line, and on another line asks for how the mother's British "citizenship" was obtained. In my case her citizenship is clearly by birth in Lincolnshire (BTW - I have now received a certified copy of her birth record from the Home Office), but how should I fill in the nationality line? Just "British," "Dual British/United States," or some other phrasing? 3. It turns out that I can probably obtain a so-called duplicate or second US passport. As I understand it, this is essentially a new passport, with a different number from one's original, that doesn't contain all the previous stamps, endorsements, etc. Would such a passport be acceptable to the Home Office for my application. For your reference, I also have Japanese right of permanent residence, which is stamped in my current passport along with the related Japanese "re-entry permit." Since I need to go back and forth between Guam and Japan several times a year for business, etc., not having this passport for 3 - 6 months creates some problems for me, and so it would definitely be better for me if a second passport could be used for the UK citizenship application. On the other hand, the citizenship application takes priority, and if it is any way preferable from the Home Office's standpoint, I will bite the bullet and use that one.4. Can one usually arrange for the citizenship ceremony to be performed in an overseas embassy of the UK? As Guam has no UK embassy or consulate, Manila would probbly be best for me. Any foreseeable problems with that?5. Am I correct that I would need to separately apply for a passport once the citizenship is granted? Can this application be made at the UK embassy in the Philippines?6. If I am successful in obtaining UK citizenship and once I have the passport, my wife(US passport holder, as you may recall) and I intend to move to the UK to establish residency. Do I need to make any special application before doing so, or can I just freely enter with my new passport (and perhaps citizenship document)?7. Will my wife need to make any special application before we go, or should she enter on tourist status and make her application for settlement status after our arrival? Thank you very much! I am looking forward to seeing your answers. (If you are responding in the original thread, please ignore this post...whichever way is better for you is fine.)Regards,- XXXXX XXXXX
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Yes, I am still waiting. If UKSolicitorJA is unavailable, I would appreciate it i someone else could help me with my inquiry. It does, however, relate to a thread that UKSolicitorJA and I have had going for a bit.
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Still no response from UKSolicitorJA. If he can't respond within the next 12 hours or so, I would appreciate it very much if some other expert could take over. In this case, they will need to review the Q & As that have taken place to date, since most of the information they will need has already been provided.
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I definitely do not want to close the question. Do you know what happened to UKSolicitorJA? Up until now he was very reliable. But I do need to have these questions answered ASAP. My original message on our previous thread was posted Friday, and I am waiting to get the responses before applying for a duplicate passport.
I definitely do not want to close the question. Actually, I first asked it Friday on my original thread, and again on Sunday as a new item. Based on the answer, I need to decide whether or not to order a duplicte passport tomorrow, so it is important to get an answer ASAP. Do you know what happened to UKSolicitorJA? Up until now he has been very good. If he is unavailable now, however, another UK immigration specialist would be okay.
Hello again David,I am sorry for the delay in responding, your question slipped through the radar.To answer your queries:1. no, it does not affect your application;2. you can simply say British, but no harm in stating dual US/British;3. yes, a duplicate passport is fine;4. yes, you may have a ceremony overseas, you can ask for Manila;5. correct, you apply for a UK passport after receiving the registration certificate;6 and 7. You are free to live and work in the UK once you have British citizenship, your wife would need to apply for a spouse settlement visa before she travels to the UK.Hope this helps.
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