thanks for this great forum. I would like to submit my case and have some feedback from you guys, if that's possible.
I am an italian man, I came in the UK in 2012 and lived and worked here since. My wife, italian, with my two children, both born in Italy, joined me after 10 months, still in 2012. Since then. never left the country. She decided not to work but to look after the kids for a couple of years. She started working in 2014 here in the UK.
In 2017, I have applied for PRC, got it, then applied for BC, got it. Happy days.
In 2018, my wife and children applied for PRC, but home office rejected the application because we failed to provide evidences that between 2012 - 2014 my wife was meeting the EU Treaty rights, because I failed to properly sponsor her. My wife decided not to appeal, as the EU Settlement scheme was about to start, invalidating the PRC anyway.
So she waited, applied for the EU Settlement Scheme, she got it, along with the kids.
Now, they want to apply for British Citizenship, but we are scared about the PRC application being refused.
As she was living with me between 2012-2014, even if she was not working, she was meeting the criteria of a family member of a Qualified Person (me) exercising EU Treaty Rights.
So we are thinking to write a cover letter where we explain, among other things, that my wife and my children were exercising treaty rights, providing enough evidence (such as my working contract, council taxes, my P60s for a continuous period of 5 years).
However, we do not know if we have to:
1. mention the PRC rejection in the cover letter
2. on the online form, at the question: "Have you applied for immigration before" , what to answer. And if the answer is yes, do we have to put the details of the PRC application?
Any suggestions? what do you reckon are the chances to have the application approved?