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    Hi,

    First of all, just wanted to say thank you all the help and advice you provide on this forum. It has been a huge help for me.

    I know that there have been a lot of queries regarding CSI requirements for British Citizenship application but I was hoping to get your advice on my particular situation and whether you have any concerns of me applying for citizenship now.

    I am a dual EU and Canadian citizen and moved to the UK in January 2013 as a student. I was at the time registered at a Canadian University and part of my degree requirement was to complete a 15 week unpaid work placement (Jan-Apr 2013) which I decided to do in the UK. As this placement was part of my degree I was, at the time of my placement, paying full tuition fee which included full health and work incident insurance which provided insurance coverage while I was in the UK as well.
    Once my placement ended, I stayed in the UK looking for employment (with a couple of holidays outside the UK) from mid-April to July 2013. I was employed in mid-July 2013 and I have been in employment ever since.
    Under the EU Settlement Scheme, I received my settled Settled Status in 2019.

    From January to July 2013 I did not have CSI but had private insurance coverage through my tuition fees from January to April, and then both travelled and was in the UK looking for work and did not have CSI during that time.

    My question is: would the lack of CSI during my unpaid work placement and while I was looking for work during that period be an issue for applying for British Citizenship?

    On a separate note, I was wondering if you know whether even though I obtained ILR through settled status as a EU citizen, can I use my Canadian citizenship to show proof of knowledge of language as Canada is on the list of nationalities that are exempt.

    Thank you very much for your help!



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    Originally posted by Tania2021 View Post
    Hi,

    First of all, just wanted to say thank you all the help and advice you provide on this forum. It has been a huge help for me.

    I know that there have been a lot of queries regarding CSI requirements for British Citizenship application but I was hoping to get your advice on my particular situation and whether you have any concerns of me applying for citizenship now.

    I am a dual EU and Canadian citizen and moved to the UK in January 2013 as a student. I was at the time registered at a Canadian University and part of my degree requirement was to complete a 15 week unpaid work placement (Jan-Apr 2013) which I decided to do in the UK. As this placement was part of my degree I was, at the time of my placement, paying full tuition fee which included full health and work incident insurance which provided insurance coverage while I was in the UK as well.
    Once my placement ended, I stayed in the UK looking for employment (with a couple of holidays outside the UK) from mid-April to July 2013. I was employed in mid-July 2013 and I have been in employment ever since.
    Afternoon,

    Please note that when you apply, you will only be required to provide evidence of lawful residence for the last 5 years, as noted here: Lawful residence for applicants relying on settled status

    ...where you'll see:
    Lawful residence on the online AN form

    Once you finish answering questions, you will reach the section headed Documents, where you will find a checklist of documents to be provided, depending on the answers given on the form. This checklist will usually have the items shown below:

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    I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities. If you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tania2021 View Post
      Under the EU Settlement Scheme, I received my settled Settled Status in 2019.

      From January to July 2013 I did not have CSI but had private insurance coverage through my tuition fees from January to April, and then both travelled and was in the UK looking for work and did not have CSI during that time.

      My question is: would the lack of CSI during my unpaid work placement and while I was looking for work during that period be an issue for applying for British Citizenship?
      See above.

      Originally posted by Tania2021 View Post
      On a separate note, I was wondering if you know whether even though I obtained ILR through settled status as a EU citizen, can I use my Canadian citizenship to show proof of knowledge of language as Canada is on the list of nationalities that are exempt.
      Yes, you certainly can! The form will ask if you have another nationality anyway, and if you mention one of the majority English speaking countries, it will then ask you for proof of that other citizenship in order to satisfy the language requirement, so you will need to provide a copy of your Canadian passport as part of your supporting documents.

      We've had a number of dual EU/US and AUS nationals who have done this.

      I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities. If you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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      • #4
        We have put together the following resources which should be your starting point.Also refer to this post: Issues, mistakes, errors and ommisions

        ....and, before going further, you should also be aware of the potential impact on family members you may wish to sponsor in the future under you EU citizenship.

        I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities. If you think we have helped in any way, please support us so we can keep helping others secure their status, it is now more important than ever now EEA nationals are subject to the same immigration requirements as non EEA nationals and require proof of valid status in the UK.

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        • #5
          That's great. Thanks for your help and for replying so quickly!

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