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We are looking to confirm if a visitor visa application will

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Hi we are looking to confirm if a visitor visa application will automatically cancel an ongoing citizenship application
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the UK government? What country do you live in? What is your citizenship?
Customer: we have applied for citizenship already. Due to the delay, we would like to now apply for a visitor visa and complete the citizenship application from the UK the mother of the child applicant is British so is the older sibling who is due to start school on the 23 August enrolment which is why the delay in citizenship application for the younger child will mean the older child will miss a year of school if they do not travel together within 2 weeks
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about the citizenship application?
Customer: we have emailed the home office but they have said they will not deal with emails during this period
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no thank you
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 13 days ago.
Hi

Further to your question I am a solicitor and will be assisting you with your question today

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 13 days ago.

Kindly note that you could apply for citizenship from within the UK once you enter on a visitor visa.

Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 13 days ago.

A visitor visa will remain active until its expiry

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
we are aware of this. My question is will the visitor visa cancel the existing citizenship application?
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 13 days ago.

Have you already submitted thr citizenship application abroad?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
The delay is the only reason we want to continue the application from a UK address (using a 6 month visitor visa) so that the older child can start school in time.
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 13 days ago.

Once you submitted am application you cannot continue it from the UK. You will need to withdraw the application from abroad and reapply from within the UK

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you so much for that. So the £1000 application fee will be lost?
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 13 days ago.

You can try and get a refund if a decision has not been made on the application

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you. And is there any way to fast track the processing time of an existing application? They have requested further evidence which will take 4 weeks to process which is too late
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 13 days ago.

Kindly note that unfortunately there is no way to fast track the process

Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 12 days ago.
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