EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby fernandopeleias » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:27 pm

Hi again,

As I mentioned earlier we are a feb. applicants. Still waiting...(Urrrgh).

We called the HO on wednesday and they took our info and said they would be calling back in 72h. I believe we should hear from them today.

Just a question about this tracking number. We bought 2 envelopes (next day delivery or something like that), but we received just 1 tracking number (for the envelope originally sent on february). I just wanted to confirm if that is correct or we should have received 2 tracking numbers instead. The waiting is really horrible because we live at the university accommodation and they have failed to noticed me when packages arrived a couple of times before. And since this tracking number is not working, we dont really know if they are still processing it, if royal mail lost the package, if it is lost in the housekeeper office.,,,,Horrible..

Thanks!
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby Nina Roche » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:39 pm

G2ry48 wrote:hi. Irish and Malaysian. Married. No money withdrawn since we applied in 28 Oct 2014 until now. I wonder why? usually HO take the money straight away.


Hi G2ry48!
Similar situation, only one payment withdrawn on our side. I'm wondering whether you received CoA letter or any progress when no money withdrawn? And what happened so far?
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby Mileman » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:22 pm

fernandopeleias wrote:Hi again,

As I mentioned earlier we are a feb. applicants. Still waiting...(Urrrgh).

We called the HO on wednesday and they took our info and said they would be calling back in 72h. I believe we should hear from them today.

Just a question about this tracking number. We bought 2 envelopes (next day delivery or something like that), but we received just 1 tracking number (for the envelope originally sent on february). I just wanted to confirm if that is correct or we should have received 2 tracking numbers instead. The waiting is really horrible because we live at the university accommodation and they have failed to noticed me when packages arrived a couple of times before. And since this tracking number is not working, we dont really know if they are still processing it, if royal mail lost the package, if it is lost in the housekeeper office.,,,,Horrible..

Thanks!


Fernando, you should have received two numbers.

One from your home to the H.O, which should look delivered back in february.
One from the H.O to your home, which is the one they should use to send your documents back.

Did you request your passports? Maybe the used the empty envelope you sent to get them back to you, but even if this was the case, the tracking number should be working.
Application sent: 24.03
Received in HO: 25.03
Payment deduction: 26.03
COA w/right to work: 31.03 (delivered 04.04)
Passports requested: 28.04
Passports arrived: 08.05
RC: 06.08 (delivered 08.08)
Applied as: EEA Citizen spouse >4 years
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby gdevkota » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:27 pm

i have da same prob. i pay da same amount of money for each envelop to go n back. but post office never give me tha tracking num to da empty 1. they give me only for da envelop to go.. dont understand why?
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby Mileman » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:31 pm

gdevkota wrote:i have da same prob. i pay da same amount of money for each envelop to go n back. but post office never give me tha tracking num to da empty 1. they give me only for da envelop to go.. dont understand why?


If they gave you two receipts, the second tracking number is on the front of the second receipt.
Application sent: 24.03
Received in HO: 25.03
Payment deduction: 26.03
COA w/right to work: 31.03 (delivered 04.04)
Passports requested: 28.04
Passports arrived: 08.05
RC: 06.08 (delivered 08.08)
Applied as: EEA Citizen spouse >4 years
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby gdevkota » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:34 pm

i have da 2 reciepts but in da 2nd 1 there iz no trackin num. strange!!!
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby Ioana27 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:30 pm

Hi everyone,

I just realized today that we might have a problem. We changed our address 2 months back and notified HO via post (like I did when I changed my work place as well) submitting the new tenancy agreement, bank statements with the new address, etc. I didn't know at the time that there was an online way of doing this...
Seeing how we are pushing 5 1/2 months, today I thought of giving them a call and asking whether they received the change of address since we had no news so far on what we thought was a very straight forward application. They told me that most likely my address was not updated and that correspondence from HO might have gone to the old address. I asked whether I can get a call back from HO to confirm this (like I did when I changed my job) but they told they cannot confirm this and that I should do it online. But it's been 2 months already!!!! Has anyone been in this situation? Did anyone update their address via post instead of using the online form and everything was alright nevertheless???
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby sweet snowhite » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:08 pm

Sent 10th July
Payment taken 14th July
Biometric letter 17th July, completed 20th July
COA with working rights: 8th August (dated 6th Aug)
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby fernandopeleias » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:52 pm

Fernando, you should have received two numbers.

One from your home to the H.O, which should look delivered back in february.
One from the H.O to your home, which is the one they should use to send your documents back.

Did you request your passports? Maybe the used the empty envelope you sent to get them back to you, but even if this was the case, the tracking number should be working


We didnt request the passaport back, but the woman from post office just gave us 1 tracking number. Thats really annoying cause we purchased probably the most expensive service, to be quicker.... And its almost 17 and no one called us back (10 minutes to end the 72h deadline...)
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby aurora77 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:08 pm

sweet snowhite wrote:Sent 10th July
Payment taken 14th July
Biometric letter 17th July, completed 20th July
COA with working rights: 8th August (dated 6th Aug)


We have almost the same timeline but I'm still waiting for my COA..
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby gdevkota » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:22 pm

i didnt get my RC yet but i am very happy then that as i am selected for top 3 chefs from between of 54 chefs, which was held on 17 of last month at GROSVENOR CASINO. just now i get da call that final will b held on 15 of sept between 3 of us at Birmingham hotel with live broadcast.And da winner will get huge amount of cash and holiday in Italy for 1 week with family.

so, only thing i want iz my RC to come home this week so i can b happiest man in this planet.
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby raume » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:46 pm

alex1128 wrote:
raume wrote:Hi everyone,

We recently applied for a RC and wanted to share our timeline here, although there's not much progress yet...
We are an unmarried couple, been together for 3 years and have been living together for 2.
My partner is the non-eea, and I am the eea national.

Application received:13/07
Payment taken:14/07
Biometrics letter received & biometrics enrolled: 23/07
Requested passports & partner's BRP back: 24/07
Passports & BRP arrived: 30/07
Now we're waiting for the COA.

I read the last few posts just now, and we have also sent the electronic payslips without a stamp,signature or a note!!
Will call HO and see what they say.

Good luck everyone.


Sorry what do you mean you requested your partners brp back ? Our lawyers told us that the old visa is automatically cancelled when you apply for eea2



Hi Alex,

We did not use a solicitor, made the application ourselves, but I haven't seen that piece of info anywhere...

However we have had 1 meeting with a solicitor, and when we asked about travelling during the 6 months period, I remember him clearly stating that if my partner had a valid visa, he could travel anywhere as he wishes. Which made sense to me but apparently solicitors have different opinions on this?

Maybe someone who has applied while in possession of a valid BRP/visa can enlighten us on this?

I also wanted to update my timeline here, as we just received the COA today, WITH right to work, which is amazing! We haven't been expecting this as we applied as unmarried partners, but I believe that must also be due to him having a valid BRP until mid 2016 which gives him the right to work...

Application received:13/07
Payment taken:14/07
Biometrics letter received & biometrics enrolled: 23/07
Requested passports & partner's BRP back: 24/07
Passports & BRP arrived: 30/07
COA with right to work received: 10/08 (dated 06/08)
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby lyztge » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:06 pm

aurora77 wrote:
sweet snowhite wrote:Sent 10th July
Payment taken 14th July
Biometric letter 17th July, completed 20th July
COA with working rights: 8th August (dated 6th Aug)


We have almost the same timeline but I'm still waiting for my COA..


Hi aurora77, I think we have very similar timeline as well. You can call them and stating that it is after 21 days and you deserve an accurate reply.

But I really think it is probably on the way to you anyway. They must have huge work load at the moment due to implementing the new policy and holiday season.
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby lyztge » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:11 pm

raume wrote:
alex1128 wrote:
raume wrote:Hi everyone,

We recently applied for a RC and wanted to share our timeline here, although there's not much progress yet...
We are an unmarried couple, been together for 3 years and have been living together for 2.
My partner is the non-eea, and I am the eea national.

Application received:13/07
Payment taken:14/07
Biometrics letter received & biometrics enrolled: 23/07
Requested passports & partner's BRP back: 24/07
Passports & BRP arrived: 30/07
Now we're waiting for the COA.

I read the last few posts just now, and we have also sent the electronic payslips without a stamp,signature or a note!!
Will call HO and see what they say.

Good luck everyone.


Sorry what do you mean you requested your partners brp back ? Our lawyers told us that the old visa is automatically cancelled when you apply for eea2



Hi Alex,

We did not use a solicitor, made the application ourselves, but I haven't seen that piece of info anywhere...

However we have had 1 meeting with a solicitor, and when we asked about travelling during the 6 months period, I remember him clearly stating that if my partner had a valid visa, he could travel anywhere as he wishes. Which made sense to me but apparently solicitors have different opinions on this?

Maybe someone who has applied while in possession of a valid BRP/visa can enlighten us on this?

I also wanted to update my timeline here, as we just received the COA today, WITH right to work, which is amazing! We haven't been expecting this as we applied as unmarried partners, but I believe that must also be due to him having a valid BRP until mid 2016 which gives him the right to work...

Application received:13/07
Payment taken:14/07
Biometrics letter received & biometrics enrolled: 23/07
Requested passports & partner's BRP back: 24/07
Passports & BRP arrived: 30/07
COA with right to work received: 10/08 (dated 06/08)


That is quick! But I think alex1128 is also making sense. My understanding is that the EU law is in some cases above the national law of the member state, thus your RC is somehow a higher format of residence permit. And this puts the previous visa for non-EEA visa nationals invalid. But I guess this is a way too complicated topic anyway.
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby raume » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:25 pm

That is quick! But I think alex1128 is also making sense. My understanding is that the EU law is in some cases above the national law of the member state, thus your RC is somehow a higher format of residence permit. And this puts the previous visa for non-EEA visa nationals invalid. But I guess this is a way too complicated topic anyway.



I see your point Lyztge. I guess the BRP would surely be invalid after he gets the RC, but I don't know if that's the case before a decision is made.

My partner called HO last week though, to ask if he needs to notify them before travelling abroad, and they did not mention anything about the BRP not being valid anymore, or any travel restrictions. They simply said 'no need'. We are an unmarried couple and don't have a marriage certificate so I don't see how he would be able to travel abroad if his visa is now invalid. He would surely be able to enter the UK with the COA, but he wouldn't be let on a plane from the other country without the valid visa, right? He is travelling to his home country tomorrow morning so I really hope that the solicitor we met was right!

Again, it would be very much appreciated if anyone could share their experience who had a valid visa during the decision period.
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby tati* » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:25 pm

Guys, can i ask you about the payment for the application?
Is Barclays visa debit card ok or it must be a credit card only?
18/08 Appl. received by HO
20/08 Payment deducted
29/08 Biometrics letter (Dated: 25/08)
01/09 Biometrics enrolled
08/09 EU passport requested
18/09 Passport returned
09/10 COA (Dated: 06/10)
20/01 RC (Dated:18/01/2016)
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby adnan12345 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:37 pm

hey raume i am new to this forum but was following your time line as i have the exact time line as you and i submitted my biometrics on 23 of july 2015 at postoffice but unfortunately i have not recieved my COA with right to work till now! what do u recommend i should do? btw i applied through a solicitor and i am married for 14 months ! would appreciate if we can keep in contact that would be really helpful i hope we both get RC the same day so fingers crossed! and i am non eea
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby raume » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:41 pm

Hi again Alex & everyone,

I just spoke with my partner regarding his chat with the HO last week thought I'd update you.

Apparently this was the case:

On the biometrics letter, there was a sentence along the lines of 'if you travel abroad, you need to apply for a family permit to enter the UK'. So he asked spesifically about why this was written on the letter, as he has a valid BRP. They said that this is just a generic format they use, and he is ok to travel with his BRP.
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby adnan12345 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:49 pm

hey tati! i guess both credit card and debit card are fine as long as you have got money in ur account! which is 65 odd quids and you be fine with any of the card! thanx
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Re: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate

Postby raume » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:50 pm

adnan12345 wrote:hey raume i am new to this forum but was following your time line as i have the exact time line as you and i submitted my biometrics on 23 of july 2015 at postoffice but unfortunately i have not recieved my COA with right to work till now! what do u recommend i should do? btw i applied through a solicitor and i am married for 14 months ! would appreciate if we can keep in contact that would be really helpful i hope we both get RC the same day so fingers crossed! and i am non eea


Hi Adnan,

If I'm not mistaken, I remember a post on this forum which said the COA's are issued within 15 working days after the biometrics. So I guess you could give it a few more days, and give the HO a call if you still did not get it by the end of this week?

But I don't think you should worry, as things seem to be taking slightly longer lately... It might even be on it's way!
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