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Postby hellrose » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:28 pm

I'm so very happy to be able to say I received my CoA today :)
I went through so much trouble for this damn piece of paper, it felt anti-climatic to open a piece of mail that I thought was just a bank statement but it turned out it was so much more. It's a big weight off my shoulders!!

I applied Oct. 15th and received it Oct. 26th. This was my second application. I'd applied once before but had my whole package sent back after 2 months citing lack of evidence. I had to travel for work so I asked to be expedited in my cover letter, it seems maybe they listened. Or maybe they felt bad for me because they had already turned me down once already. Or maybe I just got really lucky. Who knows..
Now to ask for my passports back and hope the RC comes soon!

Good luck to everyone waiting.
FP Received in Canada - 19/03/11
EEA2 App Sent - 14/04/12
EEA2 App came back (insufficient evidence)- 20/06/12
Travelled without FP/RC - http://bit.ly/Oxbipu
EEA2 Reapplied - 15/10/12
CoA Received - 26/10/12
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updated timelime

Postby smuru » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:51 pm

Updated timeline (JP+IE)

Submitted EEA1: 29/02/2012
Received by HO: 2/03/2012
Passport request: 15/03/2012
Passport Received: 17/03/2012
EEA1 card Received: 4/07/2012 (dated 19/06/2012),

Submitted EEA2: 02/05/2012 (without EEA1 passport)
Received by HO: 04/05/2012
Passport Request: 12/06/2012
Passport +COA Received: 22/06/2012, dated 19/06/2012
COA returned: 26/06/2012 (wrong first name!)
SOLVIT intervention requested 16/07/2012
correct COA received: 7/08/2012, dated 11/07/2012
Residence Card received: 22/10/2012, dated 10/10/2012
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when does the 6months start?

Postby amie1231 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:58 am

Can anyone tell me this becuase i am a bit confused:
Does the 6 months start from the date they issued the COA or the date they received the application?



My time line is this;

Application posted: 14/06/2012
Application received by HO :18/06/2012
COA dated 19/09/2012 Received on 25/09/2012 2nd Class post
RC: ??????????
Hi I am new to this site and I believe that your answers to my post will really help me out as i am in a state of confusion just now...
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Re: when does the 6months start?

Postby Jambo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:20 pm

amie1231 wrote:Can anyone tell me this becuase i am a bit confused:
Does the 6 months start from the date they issued the COA or the date they received the application?

Date the application is received.
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Anyone with good news today ?

Postby fabioflashuk » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:24 pm

Hi Fellas,

Anyone with good news today ? and have received the desired RC ?

Hope it comes Soooooonnnn
Thanks
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Postby jotter » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:31 pm

The wording of the COA is ambiguous on this point [the 6 months], which probably suits the UKBA in case it buys them a bit more time. Stick to your guns though. It's important that we don't chase too hard before 6 months unless absolutely necessary (diverts time from applications that are most deserving), but if it gets to 6 months since you applied, then chase hard, they are in breach.
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Re: when does the 6months start?

Postby samire » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:39 pm

amie1231 wrote:Can anyone tell me this becuase i am a bit confused:
Does the 6 months start from the date they issued the COA or the date they received the application?



My time line is this;

Application posted: 14/06/2012
Application received by HO :18/06/2012
COA dated 19/09/2012 Received on 25/09/2012 2nd Class post
RC: ??????????


heyAmie

i think from the date they recieved the application , if u see in the COA u got if its like wht i got see in the back u gonna see (we expect to decide applications for RC or Permanent RC within 6 months from the date of application. ) so its from the date they recievd it

wallahu a3lam , salam
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Re: COA has arrived!!!

Postby fabioflashuk » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:23 pm

Hi mate..
Did u receive your RC yet?
We got similar dates hope we get it soon

Cheers
claudiouk wrote:Hi guys,
My COA has arrived yesterday! Feeling good!

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Timeline
24/08: Aplication sent
28/08: application delivered
13/10: COA arrived =) dated 08/10
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Postby fabioflashuk » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:29 pm

Hey mate

Did u receive ur RC yet?
We got similar dates, just wondering.. I think we should get it this week if we are lucky..!

Cheers
waki wrote:Received my COA today with the right to work and an appointment for NI was immediately made.I will appreciate any suggestion or advise in this regard.Secondly,No refference was made to my wife's eea1 application which i submitted with my Eea2 application.Any idea with the procedure please?


Application sent:7/8/2012
Application received:10/8/2012
Coa received :15/10/2012,dated 10/10/2012

Best of luck to everyone!!!
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Postby craxy1102 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:13 pm

Unfortunately, no news yet from my side either.
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EEA2 application sent: 22/07/2012
EEA2 Application received : 23/07/2012
Sent 1 letter and 1 phone call in mid-September
COA: 16/10/2012 (Dated 11th October 2012)
RC Recieved : 13/12/2012 (Dated 28/11/2012)
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Postby george80 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:44 am

This has been a useful forum for me so thought Id add my timeline. I am currently on a tier 1 general (ex HSMP) applying as an unmarried partner.

EEA2 sent & received 19/9
COA recevied 18/10 - with right to continue to work stated on the letter
Passports requested 21/10 & received 30/10
ROC ????
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Postby WenSquare » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:31 am

george80 wrote:This has been a useful forum for me so thought Id add my timeline. I am currently on a tier 1 general (ex HSMP) applying as an unmarried partner.

EEA2 sent & received 19/9
COA recevied 18/10 - with right to continue to work stated on the letter
Passports requested 21/10 & received 30/10
ROC ????


Hi ya,

May i ask how did you request for your passport?

I called them around 16th Oct and was told this has to be done online using the form. I filled out the form and sent it to the email address on their website on 18th Oct.

However I still haven't received my passport yet. I have called UKBA 3 times and every single time I was told a different story.

First time was mid-week last week and the lady I spoke to was helpful and she was happy to check the status of request for me. She said it's been logged on the system however UKBA usually aims to send the documents within 5 working days so if I dont receive anything by Friday I could call again to check.

Unfortunately by the end of that week, my passport was still not returned therefore I called again. This time I was told it is not possible to check for me whether my request is logged or if the documents are returned.

During this second call, I was advised that as they can’t do anything to help me, the only thing I can do is to send another request and send it to RODRequests@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

I therefore sent out a second request last Friday and again didn’t receive any response.

This morning I made another call to UKBA and I was hoping someone could share some information with me. This time I was told, although earlier in the month some UKBA employee had been able to provide me with the details that my request had been logged, UKBA is not supposed to do so and they should only advise me to wait. The lady I spoke to this morning insisted that when it comes to document return request, communication has to be done online. I inquired of the estimate process time of 21 days as stated on UKBA’s website however she insisted that this is not a guidance and there is nothing they will be able to do over the phone for me in the future.

What she means is basically I shouldn’t call again even after 21 days.







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Postby george80 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:58 am

WenSquare wrote:
george80 wrote:This has been a useful forum for me so thought Id add my timeline. I am currently on a tier 1 general (ex HSMP) applying as an unmarried partner.

EEA2 sent & received 19/9
COA recevied 18/10 - with right to continue to work stated on the letter
Passports requested 21/10 & received 30/10
ROC ????


Hi ya,

May i ask how did you request for your passport?

I called them around 16th Oct and was told this has to be done online using the form. I filled out the form and sent it to the email address on their website on 18th Oct.

However I still haven't received my passport yet. I have called UKBA 3 times and every single time I was told a different story.

First time was mid-week last week and the lady I spoke to was helpful and she was happy to check the status of request for me. She said it's been logged on the system however UKBA usually aims to send the documents within 5 working days so if I dont receive anything by Friday I could call again to check.

Unfortunately by the end of that week, my passport was still not returned therefore I called again. This time I was told it is not possible to check for me whether my request is logged or if the documents are returned.

During this second call, I was advised that as they can’t do anything to help me, the only thing I can do is to send another request and send it to RODRequests@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

I therefore sent out a second request last Friday and again didn’t receive any response.

This morning I made another call to UKBA and I was hoping someone could share some information with me. This time I was told, although earlier in the month some UKBA employee had been able to provide me with the details that my request had been logged, UKBA is not supposed to do so and they should only advise me to wait. The lady I spoke to this morning insisted that when it comes to document return request, communication has to be done online. I inquired of the estimate process time of 21 days as stated on UKBA’s website however she insisted that this is not a guidance and there is nothing they will be able to do over the phone for me in the future.

What she means is basically I shouldn’t call again even after 21 days.







Hi Wensquare

I sent my passport request to RODRequests@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk as well as LiverpoolEuro.PassportReturns@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk both of these emails are on the website and Im not sure which one worked however someone else on this forum said to use the liverpooleuro one which i dont think is the one they tell you to use on the phone. all a bit confusing really but I would recomend sending another to the liverpooleuro address. When you send it you will get a reply saying they hope to send to you within 5 days

I also send them a return special delivery envelope.

good luck
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Postby andrea.starcevic » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:11 pm

Hi guys, i sent a request of documents the 10th of this month to the euro liverpool email. Since nothing happened, I called them 2 days ago and asked what's going on. They said that they don't have any information whether my passport has been sent and suggested I should apply again, this time filling the form and using the ROD email. So my question is, who gan garantee that this time it'll work?!?!
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Postby george80 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:16 pm

andrea.starcevic wrote:Hi guys, i sent a request of documents the 10th of this month to the euro liverpool email. Since nothing happened, I called them 2 days ago and asked what's going on. They said that they don't have any information whether my passport has been sent and suggested I should apply again, this time filling the form and using the ROD email. So my question is, who gan garantee that this time it'll work?!?!




Certainly worth sending it I think. Have you had your COA as this is obviously key for a document request as it provides a reference number. That said other posts have said that they have been successful in getting their passports back before they had their COA
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Postby andrea.starcevic » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:31 pm

I suppose that's the problem. I recieved the coa the 13th of this month and requested the documents the 10th so i had no reference number. In the last request I sent I added the reference number. Let's see if it works. Another thing. I just called them again and they told me that if it doesn't come in 5 days , I should send the request again! And after another 5 days again! Whaaaaaat?!?!?
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Got my RC Card!

Postby LondonEast » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:23 am

Hi Guys!!!

Very happy as received my RC yesterday!!!!
Very soon after that COA week delivery, so I am sure that ppl who got the COA this month will get RC these days!

My complete timeline is:

EEA1_EEA2: First sent on the 22nd of May
Sent Back by HO: 4TH July
EEA1+EEA2: SENT ON 28TH AUGUST ( this was returning application with more documents)
COA: Dated 14th of October, Received on the 17th
RC: 31ST OF OCTOBER!!!

Very happy, time to plan our xmas trip!
Wish you all the best,
From this I learnt to be more patient, and I think I am more.
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Postby andrea.starcevic » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:30 am

How did they send it? In the prepaid envelope?
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Excellent News..

Postby fabioflashuk » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:47 am

My COA arrived on 15th October, so Im expecting my RC to come anytime Soon :)

Congrats..
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Re: Excellent News..

Postby craxy1102 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:54 pm

fabioflashuk wrote:My COA arrived on 15th October, so Im expecting my RC to come anytime Soon :)

Congrats..


I hope u are right my friend :)
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EEA2 application sent: 22/07/2012
EEA2 Application received : 23/07/2012
Sent 1 letter and 1 phone call in mid-September
COA: 16/10/2012 (Dated 11th October 2012)
RC Recieved : 13/12/2012 (Dated 28/11/2012)
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