So..... the saga to date..... we submitted Mr REMfan's application for British citizenship last Sept after we got back from the cruise. Enclosed with the 32 page form (+ £1000 cheque) was his 2 US passports..... 2 as his expired one holds the Indefinite leave to stay visa) my UK passport, his photo driving licence and our marriage cert. So.... the Liverpool branch of the Home Office has held our documents since then ! We had to cancel his practical driving re test in Dec..... *mutter , mutter, mutter...... and haven't rebooked another (as no photo driving licence) We also discussed going away to Spain/ S Europe in Feb to warm his poor bones (and mine) but..... decided we had better not risk it as the info on the web..... difficult to find info and not much help at all info.... says applications could take 6 months. So seeing as he has previously had a CRB check through successfully, has worked for the same employer for 10 years, we have been married for 12 (anniversary Jan 4th) years and he is not about to be prosecuted for being an axe murderer......I did not think it was rocked science to get this application through....so I wrote a letter to that fact and posted it yesterday. Guess what today???? All our documents arrive in my recorded delivery SAE and the letter to confirm his status as a British citizen except for attending a swearing ceremony (I could bloody well show them swearing !!! ) This has to be a definition of "Murphy's Law"