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AtW
27th November 2006, 11:02
Yo mates,

applying tomorrow for British Nationality - to prove myself will get drunk tonight on cheap lager while watching Premiershit game, then buy a kebab or something.

The burning question now is this - the application asks for any convictions including traffic offences, they also ask if I was involved in warcrimes of any kind, but this is a moot point, so, the guidance says fixed penalties (speeding and parking) need not to be reported, but call center people say best to put it anyway. Should I?

Lucy
27th November 2006, 11:10
*mootmananaan

AtW
27th November 2006, 11:12
Thanx, luv.

SallyAnne
27th November 2006, 11:15
*moot


Its a moo point. Like a cows opinion, who cares!

:rollin:

More classic Friends there for yous :)

realityhack
27th November 2006, 11:25
Calm dahn, calm dahn... no need to bother if that's what it says in the notes. Don't confuse public sector workers with any more info than strictly necessary.

Ardesco
27th November 2006, 11:28
If it says on the form include traffic offences then do so. The idiot on the helpdesk probably has no clue how the process works and give out duff info.

The point of most of these forms is to check that you are telling th truth anyway. They are likely to check out everything they have asked you and if they find out you have been lying it will be much worst than fessing up to something everybody in the UK has done anyway. (I wouldn't be surprised if you need to proove you have been done for a speeding offence to get British nationality!!!)

AtW
27th November 2006, 11:30
The guideline notes for that question say EXCLUSING fixed penalty notices for speeding and parking - the two I have, thankfully over 3 years old now.

I am inclined to add them on additional piece of paper with reference to printed out notes page just to be sure - I don't think DVLA that they may check will actually have a record of whether it was fixed penalty notice or not.

Lucy
27th November 2006, 11:35
Are you feeling loved AtW ?

Nobody has chosen option 1. to have you deported :D

AtW
27th November 2006, 11:38
Nobody has chosen option 1. to have you deported :D

Only because I would have no job there and spend all the time posting on this board...

Lucy
27th November 2006, 11:39
Only because I would have no job there and spend all the time posting on this board...

So we would read more of your unique anecdotes if you went home ?

AtW
27th November 2006, 11:42
So we would read more of your unique anecdotes if you went home ?

More like horror stories...

expat
27th November 2006, 11:44
Yo mates,

applying tomorrow for British Nationality - to prove myself will get drunk tonight on cheap lager while watching Premiershit game, then buy a kebab or something.Do not fall into the fallacy that when you take on British nationality you have to be English.

AtW
27th November 2006, 11:46
Do not fall into the fallacy that when you take on British nationality you have to be English.

Aye matey, my parrot says being Scotttish is okay too.

sunnysan
27th November 2006, 11:56
I got my passport and citizenship about 2 years ago.

It was a joke. My application was initially rejected becuase I hadnt provided proof that I could speak English.

Other than the fact that I have tertiary education at an English speaking instritution, was educated in and English speaking school and had been working in a professional capacity in the UK for 6 years, I narrowly escaped having to undertake an English proficiency exam.

My application was eventually accepted and a date was set for my citizenship ceremony. When I arrived I was the only white person(Other than another Saffer ;-)). The master of ceremonies was issuing instructions and addressing each candidate personally. He started to address a young woman who clearly has NO idea what he was saying. He then proceeded to instruct another employee there to INTERPRET for him!!!!

We where then made to swear an oath of allegiance to the queen, which we had to recite PHONETICALLY , after which we where presented with certificates of citizenship.

To sum up, if I could not speak English I could get English nationality.

Unbelievable

AtW
27th November 2006, 12:00
You have to pass "Life in the UK" test now, which counts as test of English too - I was pretty sure English knowledge was not a requirement to prove until last year, or maybe 2 years ago - yes, I think they introduced it very recently.

To be fair it is a reasonable requirement - UK passport is worth 100 times its weight in gold.

Ardesco
27th November 2006, 12:01
To be fair it is a reasonable requirement - UK passport is worth 100 times its weight in gold.

Really!!

Were can I flog mine, i'm happy to go for an irish one or something similar :D

Lucy
27th November 2006, 12:03
What happens in your "Life in the UK test" Alexi ?
Do you have to tell them what you do here ?

AtW
27th November 2006, 12:05
Some simple questions asked there - if one reads relevant book and memorises it then it is trivial to pass it, certainly it can't compare with the Cambridge Proficiency test, which I think would be a pretty reasonable requirement to new citizens.

Ardesco
27th November 2006, 12:13
Was one of the questions:

"Do you like the French?"

and if not, why not ????:tantrum: