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You applied for natualizationas a British citizen two moths

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You applied for natualizationas a British citizen two moths after submission you decide to withdraw your application. can your application fees be refunded as your application is pending and has been approved.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.


Can you clarify the final sentence of your answer please?


Is your application pending or has it been approved?



Customer: replied 6 years ago.
the application is pending nothing has been heard from them
Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.



Thanks for your reply.


Having just checked I'm afraid there is no possibility of you being refunded the UKBA's fee for your application become naturlised, I'm very sorry.


I cannot see any benefit of withdrawing the application, please feel free to let me know why you wish to do so.


If this is useful please kindly click accept so that I may be rewarded for my time. It will be gratefully received and you will be free to ask follow up questions.


Kind regards,


Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I observed that my application has been filled with a mistake the referees i used was not outstanding person i thought an IT engineer was ok but was later told by a friend that i should have look for GP, Pastor.Lawyer, senior civil sevavnt. im trying to take a quick steps to withdraw my application which is pending before is rejected. Is it lawful to call back my application.

Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.

You can withdraw the application, but I should have thought it's worth seeing what decisin they come to and then appealing. Or otherwise simply filing a further application.


Hope this clarifies, if so please click accept.

Kind regards,



Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I think if i can file a fresh application before a decision is taken then i may not loose my fees.what do you want me to tell them in my covering letter attached to my application.thank you for your opinion.
Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.

I'm afraid that if you file a new application then the UKBA will require a further application fee to be paid. There is no getting around that.


I would wait until you get a decision on the current application then take your matter if refused to a local immigration solicitor to appeal, or make a further fresh application then by yourself if you are confident you can remedy the defect in the current application.

Kind regards,


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