hello, I would like to apply for British Citizenship through Naturalisation. I live in the UK since 2005, I have two children and they both British Citizens by now. I am Hungarian. I was working until august 2008, but since then I am at home with my children. My youngest one is 3 years old. Currently I am receiving benefits . I am not employed, jobseeker or self employed. I went through the AN requirements guide and it says: "Categories of EEA and Swiss Nationals who may have the right to reside permanently in the UK Workers – this includes: • .... • Those between jobs (for example, women who have ceased employment on becoming pregnant but who intend to resume employment at some point after the birth) • ...." This in my best beliefs applies to me. In the AN guide it says: "FOR APPLICANTS FROM SWITZERLAND OR THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA • Evidence of exercising Treaty Rights for 5 years for the relevant EEA national. This may include: o P60 tax certificates covering the relevant period of 5 years o Employer’s letter confirming employment over the relevant period o Benefits letter confirming job seekers’ allowance claimed throughout the relevant period of 5 years o Benefits letter confirming incapacity benefit claimed throughout the relevant period of 5 years o Documentary evidence confirming pension received throughout the relevant period of 5 years • For individuals who are self-employed / business person: o Evidence from the HM Revenue and Customs confirming payment of tax over the relevant period • For Students: o Letter from the public or private establishment confirming that you were enrolled on a course of study, including vocational training, throughout the relevant 5 year period. o Evidence that you are covered by sickness insurance against all risks in respect of yourself and any accompanying family members in the UK.16 • If you are a self-sufficient person: o Evidence of funds in the form of bank accounts covering the relevant period and o Evidence that you are covered by sickness insurance against all risks in respect of yourself and any accompanying family members in the UK. • If you are retired: o Evidence that you are receiving a state pension – not an occupational pension • If you have been unable to engage in economic activity due to incapacity: o Submit a doctor’s letter or medical report as confirmation of this. The doctor’s letter or medical report should state if the incapacity is likely to be permanent. • If applying as the direct family member of an EEA national: o evidence of relationship to that EEA national" and unfortunately as I am not employed for almost 6 years now I cannot provide the papers listed above for the last 5 years. My question is whether I can receive the British Citizenship? I really would like to know befor making my application as in my best knowledge if my application is unsuccessful I will not get the application fee back. Thank you in advance for your answer
When I applied for my children for thr British Citizenship I provided the benefit papers for the previous 5 years and after the application they called me that they need my children father's papers as evidence of exercising treaty rights-they did not accept my benefit papers.
thank you.The thing is that I do have permanent residency for more than 5 years now, issued by the Home Office.
Thank you again. I do have the Life in the UK test (hope it does not expire as passed 2 years ago) also have an ESOL level 2.Hopefuly this bit is fine.
If I make my application and they ask proof of exercising treaty rights what shall I send them? sorry just checked : my residence documentation from the Home Office is called Registration Certificate and was issued on 13/03/2008-less than 5 years ago. It is a small blue book. Is it the permanent residency card?
Oh. I was sure this is the residency card. Looks I have wrong informations.
In this case I would like to ask if you could explain me why this bit "Categories of EEA and Swiss Nationals who may have the right to reside permanently in the UK Workers – this includes: • .... • Those between jobs (for example, women who have ceased employment on becoming pregnant but who intend to resume employment at some point after the birth) • ...." does not apply to me? Also if I am not eligible to apply by myself, can I make a joint application with my husband? he can proof everything they need, the only thing is that we are not living together for a while..
Thank you again. regarding registering as a jobseeker, for how long I need to be registered before making the application for Naturalisation?
Sorry for the coming up questions or to be pain, I really would like to know if there is any option for the successful application.
I know you helped a lot and I do understand it would be the time to finish. I have tried to go back to work but I could not find anything. I had to leave my workplace after my son was born because since he was born he is having health issues and I have to take him for appointments and surgerys very often. I do not believe there is an employer who would let me missing from my workplace this lot. I do not have family here to help with my son. Also it is hard to find a job to suit school hours and I would need to pay someone to look after for my daughter too, or to pay for more hours at the nursery. I am a lone parent. I would not register as a jobseeker only for the naturalisation I would be so happy to find a suitable job and go back to work.I also do not know if I can register in my current situation. And even I am aloud to register as a jobseeker it would not cover the last 5 years-would it be ok with the application for Naturalisation or they could still refuse it?
I see. so to make it clear: even if I register as a jobseeker and start to look for work the "Those between jobs (for example, women who have ceased employment on becoming pregnant but who intend to resume employment at some point after the birth) •" bit will still not applies to me due to during the last 5 years i have received benefits?
i am sorry. even you gave a lot from your time and tried to give me accurate informations I am not convinced and still confused.
You wrote earlier:Because you say you are not seeking a job which means that there is no intention to resume employment after pregnancy.If you are able to show that you are a job seeker and have registered with the job centre, employment agencies etc. then you may argue the point that you qualify."
Also the requirements leaflet does not state that during the period between pregnancy and resuming employment the person has to be self sufficient. it neither says anything about the time only says "at some point"
i am very sorry but for me I have not received the answer for my question.I still do not know if the pregnancy bit applies to me or not as it does not say that when between jobs I cannot receive benefits and have to be self sufficient, it does not say anything about the time regarding to for how long I can be between jobs- I know my situation but still do not have the answer if my situation suit in this bit.
Also you wrote I may try arguing with the Home Office but to do that I have to make my application. This is what I would like to do only If I can be sure that I do have the chance to be successful with my application. I have started this conversation because I would not like to loose a lot of money with an unsuccessful application and I hoped to get the answer , but I am still there where we are started. I am so sorry.