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Right of Abode (within UK) - Processing Times

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by LittleMissSunshine » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:09 pm

alxale wrote:I applied early April and still have not heard anything and status showing awaiting decision. Due to emergency travel, I am going to recall my documents. There is an option to recall documents without withdrawing from the process - anybody tried that ?
Once you withdraw you'll have to join the back of the queue again. The Home Office won't refund you either so you'll lose you money and have to pay again!

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by alxale » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:42 am

I think this may have been changed recently
https://www.gov.uk/visa-documents-returned

You might have to cancel your application - you’ll be told if you have to do this when you ask for your documents back.

For Nationality application (ROA) it seems there is option to recall without withdrawing. I have also called them to confirm . But not sure if it will delay the application and we will probably have to resend the documents back. For other visa types (Tier, ILR) there is no option to recall without withdrawing.

But then there is still the issue of baby travelling without COE

LittleMissSunshine, Is the COE is for yourself or your baby ? Did you have problem travelling or returning to the UK without the COE-ROA ?

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by LittleMissSunshine » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:23 pm

alxale wrote:I think this may have been changed recently
https://www.gov.uk/visa-documents-returned

You might have to cancel your application - you’ll be told if you have to do this when you ask for your documents back.

For Nationality application (ROA) it seems there is option to recall without withdrawing. I have also called them to confirm . But not sure if it will delay the application and we will probably have to resend the documents back. For other visa types (Tier, ILR) there is no option to recall without withdrawing.

But then there is still the issue of baby travelling without COE

LittleMissSunshine, Is the COE is for yourself or your baby ? Did you have problem travelling or returning to the UK without the COE-ROA ?

Sorry for late reply! I haven't been checking this. Btw have you recieved your passport back yet ? I'm still waiting and getting fed up now , I'm guessing they'll make us wait for the whole 6 months! The ROA is for myself. Both my children have British passports ( thorough my husband). I had no problems getting beck into the country . In fact the immigration officer queried why I didn't get my passports tied. I'm sure he was misinformed as quite sure you can't tie them anymore. you could in the past ( I was allowed to do this with my passport in the early 90s)

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by eashkuma4 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:13 pm

Dear All,

Can any one of you share your time line experience? I have applied for my Son 2 months back and still waiting

Many thanks
Kumar

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by 99Sheetal » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:04 pm

I applied for my Son's RoA on 1st June, acknowledgement email received on 7th June but no sign of RoA.

Requested the documents back on 8th August but again no luck. It should come in 10 working days but today was 10th working day so have sent another enquiry today confirming that I haven't received docs within 10 days.

Called them last week. Lady on the phone said there are huge number of applications so don't expect the docs back in 10 days - she was right.

hoping for the best now. £321 gone down the drain but worst case is document not returned yet.

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by veer76 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:40 pm

All,

Good news.. I finally got back my son's Passport with ROA approval yesterday. After a 4 month long wait I feel relaxed now, proabably for another 5 years or so. :).

Applied: 1st week of April 17
Passport received: 22/08/17

Thanks everyone for responding to my earlier messages and hope those who are waiting will get their approvals soon.

Thanks.

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by alxale » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:46 pm

It is the same with me
Letter of Ack - Letter on ROA = 4 months
So the processing time seems to be about 4 month lately for COE ROA

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by 99Sheetal » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:30 pm

finally got RoA today...total 14 weeks from application sent date to the date RoA received.

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by inthewaitingroom » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:56 am

Has anyone ever received a call from the HO telling them their appln. had been approved and their passport would be sent out in the next few days?

A very polite young man called to say he was calling from the HO, and having seen the section on fraudulent calls I was instantly on alert! However, he just said my appln. was approved, and he would be returning the passport shortly. He also pointed out that since my passport expires July 2018 I would have to reapply then when I got the new passport. He added that I had the option of applying for citizenship through naturalisation on Oct. 26th of this year when I would have my 3 year residency, which I already knew.

He asked for no information at all.

I was just curious if this happened to anyone else. I've never seen any posts saying HO had nicely called to say their appln. was approved.

If he is legit, I rec'd an acknowledgement email July 7, so that would make processing time 10 weeks.

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by thelautiff » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:04 am

I sent off my right of abode application (commonwealth citizen with parent born in the UK) on the 13th of september and got a letter (and email) saying they'd received it on the 21st of september, fingers crossed it comes before christmas or I won't be able to go home for christmas :(

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by eashkuma4 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:37 pm

Dear all

Can anyone provide current ROA processing time?

I have applied in June during last week but still haven't heard

Many thanks Eashwar

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by eashkuma4 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:38 pm

Dear all

Can anyone provide current ROA processing time?

I have applied in June during last week but still haven't heard

Many thanks Eashwar

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by eashkuma4 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:18 am

99Sheetal wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:30 pm
finally got RoA today...total 14 weeks from application sent date to the date RoA received.
Dear All,

Can you please let me know if we request docuemnts back within how many weeks we get them back as i have to travel urgently to India?

Many thanks
Eashwr

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by waikatodave » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:02 pm

Is anyone renewing a ROA visa as opposed to a first application? My NZ passport expired, so I have have had to reapply for the visa. I got an email confirmation of received docs and payment taken 1st Dec 2017, but still waiting for further updates. I can see from other replies I could be in for quite a wait :/

Is anyone aware of any benefits or assistance that I can pursue?

Cheers

David

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017processing Times

Post by Mukoro00 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:29 am

Morning people could anyone tell me the waiting time for renewal of right of abode.
I received my acknowledgment on the 20th November 2017 and the money was took on the 1st December. I have a holiday booked in April will my passport be back in time.

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by Helen112 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:01 pm

Hi, I requested that my documents be returned on 2 February and it took five days. Not sure if my application will be delayed because of this.

David from NZ, I am pretty sure the system does not differentiate between a renewal and a first application for the Right of Abode. They treat renewals as first applications. Check the government website. There is another website called entitled to where you can check to see if you are eligible to receive assistance.

Would be very interested to hear how long current waiting times are for the processing of Right of Abode applications. I received my acknowledgement on the 7th February. Any nformation would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Helen

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by ITF » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:44 am

Hi , I too am interested to know anyone’s recent experience with processing times for ROA. I have applied for my son - he is 7 - he has a previous ROA but passport expired so applying again. I sent in everything on 13/2/18 and got acknowledge meant letter on 15/2/18 and fee has been taken.
Does anyone know if they send back the supporting documents with the new ROA or if it is sent separately?
Also - for Helen - please can you tell me if you requested your supporting documents back only but not your actual passport?

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by Helen112 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:57 pm

Hi
I requested that all my documents be returned, which they did. They said they may recall them later if needed. They also said the application may be delayed because the documents had been returned.

Hope this helps.

Helen

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by ITF » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:21 pm

Helen - thank you for your reply. I just have a question - how will they fix the ROA cert. to your passport if you now have it back?
Thank you.

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by Helen112 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:33 pm

Hi ITF

That's a good question. I have heard that they provide documentation rather than a sticker in your passport. But I am not sure how accurate this information is. Will provide an update if any new info comes to light.

Cheers

Helen

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by Helen112 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:18 am

Hi
I received my approval letter from the home office on Friday three and a half weeks from the time I re river my acknowledgement letter. This seems unusually fast. My employer was involved doing employer checks etc so don't know if this helped speed up the process.
Good luck to everyone still waiting.
Helen

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by ITF » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:09 pm

Hi Helen, thank you so much for for the update. I wonder if your right of abode is different to the usual as I was not aware it was just a letter? Still the possibly faster processing times at least give some hope!

To Mukuroo00 and waikatodave - I would be really keen to know if either of you have received back your ROA too ?
Thank you.

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by Mukoro00 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:44 pm

ITF wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Hi Helen, thank you so much for for the update. I wonder if your right of abode is different to the usual as I was not aware it was just a letter? Still the possibly faster processing times at least give some hope!

To Mukuroo00 and waikatodave - I would be really keen to know if either of you have received back your ROA too ?
Thank you.

Hi there still waiting for my right abode.
I’m hope that my passport come this month.
When did you send your off

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by ITF » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:51 pm

Hi Mukoro00 - I sent my passport on 13/2/18 and got acknowledgement letter on 15/2/18. I was hoping you had yours back - it’s more worrying that you sent yours in November but still haven’t heard. Please post when you do get it back! Thank you.

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Re: Right of Abode (within UK) - 2017 Processing Times

Post by KiwiAnge » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:58 am

Has anyone had any updates on applications made this year (2018)? Previous applications I've made got processed within a month. Currently at 9 weeks and counting..

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