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Anyone waiting on EEA4 more than me?

Use this section for queries concerning applications on any of the EEA series of forms, and also for applications for EEA Family Permits.

Moderators: Casa, JAJ, ca.funke, Amber, Zimba, vinny, Obie, EUsmileWEallsmile, batleykhan, geriatrix, John, ChetanOjha, archigabe, push

How long did your EEA4 application take (or is taking) to be completed?

less than 6 months
16
33%
6 months
8
17%
between 6 months and 13 months
15
31%
more than 13 months
9
19%
 
Total votes: 48

coconutsforme
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Post by coconutsforme » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:20 pm

called today to HO around 10 am, was put on hold, went out for a fag, came back still on hold, eventually a nice lady picked up, i asked her how she was today, she even said that she was looking forward to a long weekend!! As to my application she confirmed that it hasn't been looked yet (((
should have had a fag afterwards...

anwarj
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Finally

Post by anwarj » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:25 am

Hallelujah, EEA4 PR certificate arrived this morning with passports. Time to schedule some vacation (finally!!)

So, the summary of how it all happened
Posted EEA4 application on 20/02/2010
Recorded delivery registered on 22/02/2010
Recieved COA on 15/03/2010
Recieved successful PR Certificates and passports on Aug 31, 2010
Informed Immigration Board forum on Aug 31, 2010 (about 5 mins later) ;)

Total elapsed time - just over 6 months (6 months + 1 week about)

(I havent actually seen the documentation yet, but was told by my spouse that it had arrived in a big package with all my returned documentation, incidentally the actual certificate is apparently dated August 9th, 2010 and the expiry is 10 years out)

Thanks for all the support from this board over the last few months. Its a great source of informationand support, so thank you all and hoping the best for your applications and hopefully you will all hear soon.

Also, thank you to UKBA for processing it in a "speedy" 6 months (Just in case there are any UKBA/HO lurkers on here)

coconutsforme
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Re: Finally

Post by coconutsforme » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:36 am

anwarj wrote:Hallelujah, EEA4 PR certificate arrived this morning with passports. Time to schedule some vacation (finally!!)

So, the summary of how it all happened
Posted EEA4 application on 20/02/2010
Recorded delivery registered on 22/02/2010
Recieved COA on 15/03/2010
Recieved successful PR Certificates and passports on Aug 31, 2010
Informed Immigration Board forum on Aug 31, 2010 (about 5 mins later) ;)

Total elapsed time - just over 6 months (6 months + 1 week about)

(I havent actually seen the documentation yet, but was told by my spouse that it had arrived in a big package with all my returned documentation, incidentally the actual certificate is apparently dated August 9th, 2010 and the expiry is 10 years out)

Thanks for all the support from this board over the last few months. Its a great source of informationand support, so thank you all and hoping the best for your applications and hopefully you will all hear soon.

Also, thank you to UKBA for processing it in a "speedy" 6 months (Just in case there are any UKBA/HO lurkers on here)
Well done Anwarj!!! Congratulations!!!

enjoy every minute of your long-waited holiday))

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Re: Finally

Post by lina katen » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:44 am

anwarj wrote:Hallelujah, EEA4 PR certificate arrived this morning with passports. Time to schedule some vacation (finally!!)

So, the summary of how it all happened
Posted EEA4 application on 20/02/2010
Recorded delivery registered on 22/02/2010
Recieved COA on 15/03/2010
Recieved successful PR Certificates and passports on Aug 31, 2010
Informed Immigration Board forum on Aug 31, 2010 (about 5 mins later) ;)

Total elapsed time - just over 6 months (6 months + 1 week about)

(I havent actually seen the documentation yet, but was told by my spouse that it had arrived in a big package with all my returned documentation, incidentally the actual certificate is apparently dated August 9th, 2010 and the expiry is 10 years out)

Thanks for all the support from this board over the last few months. Its a great source of informationand support, so thank you all and hoping the best for your applications and hopefully you will all hear soon.

Also, thank you to UKBA for processing it in a "speedy" 6 months (Just in case there are any UKBA/HO lurkers on here)
Congratulation Anjwar. It has been a long time waiting, well deserved. Thank you for posting updates gives hope to everyone on the forum. Enjoy your vacation.

yusfaith
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Re: Finally

Post by yusfaith » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:45 pm

Congratulations Anwaj, you are free from this people now. Did you call HO to make enquiries at anytime during that 6 months at all?



anwarj wrote:Hallelujah, EEA4 PR certificate arrived this morning with passports. Time to schedule some vacation (finally!!)

So, the summary of how it all happened
Posted EEA4 application on 20/02/2010
Recorded delivery registered on 22/02/2010
Recieved COA on 15/03/2010
Recieved successful PR Certificates and passports on Aug 31, 2010
Informed Immigration Board forum on Aug 31, 2010 (about 5 mins later) ;)

Total elapsed time - just over 6 months (6 months + 1 week about)

(I havent actually seen the documentation yet, but was told by my spouse that it had arrived in a big package with all my returned documentation, incidentally the actual certificate is apparently dated August 9th, 2010 and the expiry is 10 years out)

Thanks for all the support from this board over the last few months. Its a great source of informationand support, so thank you all and hoping the best for your applications and hopefully you will all hear soon.

Also, thank you to UKBA for processing it in a "speedy" 6 months (Just in case there are any UKBA/HO lurkers on here)

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Post by kellyman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:25 pm

hi fellow memebers,
could any one please explain to me what the UKBA means when they say your application is in the final stage?

i applied for EEA4 exactly 4 months ago.
Called when it was 3 months to enquire about the progress but was told my application was with the case work team.

called again yesterday and got the response that it is in the final stage. i humbly want memebers of this forum who has been told by the UKBA that their application is in the final stage to explain to me exactly what this means

Does that mean it is with a case worker awaiting final decision?
Or does it mean the decision has already been taken? am very confused about it

and how long does it take to finalise everything st this stage?

please any suggestion from members who has experienced this will be very much appreciated

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Post by anwarj » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:57 pm

@Yusfaith - thanks

Yes, I called the HO quite often once 5 months had passed, I dont think it made any difference really to getting my application processed faster. They work at their own speed

@Kellyman - I was calling pretty every other day in the last month and from the time that they told me it was in its final stages to receiving my certificate was about 2 weeks (just under)

yusfaith
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Post by yusfaith » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:20 pm

Thanks Anwarj, I also called HO yesterday and was told a decision has been made and all my document has been sent back to me by 2nd class recorded delivery. I was given the tracking number but seems the royal mail is using their own power too in delaying the delivery.

It was sent out on tuesday and have not received it yet. The HO guy refused to tell me what the decision is and I ma very worry now. Hope it will be a good news IJN








anwarj wrote:@Yusfaith - thanks

Yes, I called the HO quite often once 5 months had passed, I dont think it made any difference really to getting my application processed faster. They work at their own speed

@Kellyman - I was calling pretty every other day in the last month and from the time that they told me it was in its final stages to receiving my certificate was about 2 weeks (just under)

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Post by kellyman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:31 pm

anwarj wrote:@Yusfaith - thanks


@Kellyman - I was calling pretty every other day in the last month and from the time that they told me it was in its final stages to receiving my certificate was about 2 weeks (just under)
Thanks very much anwarj for your quick response and information. fingers crossed, i hope i get as lucky as you

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Post by marcbreathnach » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:14 pm

Did you send your passport in? How have you been travelling all this time if you did submit your passport?

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Post by yusfaith » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:17 pm

It was like a dream come through today, I finally got my PR today. 5months 3 weeks exactly. I give all the glory to almighty God and wish the forum the very best.




yusfaith wrote:Thanks Anwarj, I also called HO yesterday and was told a decision has been made and all my document has been sent back to me by 2nd class recorded delivery. I was given the tracking number but seems the royal mail is using their own power too in delaying the delivery.

It was sent out on tuesday and have not received it yet. The HO guy refused to tell me what the decision is and I ma very worry now. Hope it will be a good news IJN








anwarj wrote:@Yusfaith - thanks

Yes, I called the HO quite often once 5 months had passed, I dont think it made any difference really to getting my application processed faster. They work at their own speed

@Kellyman - I was calling pretty every other day in the last month and from the time that they told me it was in its final stages to receiving my certificate was about 2 weeks (just under)

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Post by anwarj » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:35 pm

congratulations @yusfaith,

Its a nice feeling isn't it.

Now just waiting for you @Lina

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Received My PR Today

Post by walesky28 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:44 pm

Thanks all for all your input and support. I finally received my PR today.
Timelines are as follows:
3rd February- Submitted Application
4th February- Received Receipt of Application By HO From Royal Mail Website
3rd March- Received COA
6th September- Received PR. My Actual PR was dated the 10th August but i have not received my endorsed passport and returned documents till today.
In all, 7 Months and 3 Days.
I only started chasing in the way of phone calls after the 6 month mark.
It seems that the holidays in August seemed to delay dispatching all the documents a bit, according to the person over the phone when i last called the Liverpool contact number.
Average times now seem to be between 6 months to 7.5 months.

So excited. I'm just booking holidays right now!!!

Good luck everybody and linakaten and londongirl, my thoughts are with you.

It pretty much seems if it it in the 'finalized stage' and they don't request any more documents from you- by way of phone call, the application seems fine. Well, so was my case and in the case of many others i have observed so far.

Good luck All!!!

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Post by lina katen » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:03 pm

Hi

I feel left out. Eveyone in the forum got thier PR except me. I hope i get it this week. fingers crossed.

Thanks for the words of encouragement. Anjwar and Walesky

Walesky how long was your application in the final stages?

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Post by humanist » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:08 am

Completed 5 years as a husband of an EEA national in Oct 2009
Applied EEA4 in March
Got COA after 2 weeks.
Got PR last week, dated early August

I feel very relieved and relaxed :-)

walesky28
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Post by walesky28 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:09 am

Lina Katen,

My application was in the final stages for 5 weeks till i received my passport.

I think once a caseworker has been assigned and the PR is approved, even though it has not been completed or endorsed on the passport (takes another week or so), you get advised that the application is in it's final stages (or with the finalisation department).

What the finalisation department then do is put the sticker on the passport, collate the accompanying letter (signed) that goes with the PR, as well as your original supporting documents. This stage could take another 3 weeks.

Finally, your passport and documents are dispatched to you (by second class post). This stage could take another weeks or so.

So in all, it could take up to 5 weeks between when first advised your application is with the finalisation department to you getting all your documents.

I suspect the timelines for these are long nowadays because they are understaffed in August and there is a backlog of applications coming through.

Normally because of the improved home office timelines, it shouldn't take this long. But because of the time of the year, it is.

So i reckon up to five weeks at worst. It is only after this, you should seriously escallate and ask them what's happening.

I strongly dbelieve you will receive yours within the next week.
Good Luck.

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Post by kellyman » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:14 pm

I also received my PR today. i am so happy.
here is my timeline: apllied for EEA4 and received by UKBA on 4th of may 2010. COA received on 1st of july 2010.
called last week and was told my application was in final stages.

7th sept 2010: PR received issued 11th august 2010. So in all it took 3months and 1 week to be issued and 4 months in total to be received.

This shows that the UKBA has improved in their standards significantly compared to last year.

i would like to thank everybody for posting on here and your suggestions.
For those of you still waiting, surely it will all come to an end soon.

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Post by dammykay » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:24 am

kellyman wrote:I also received my PR today. i am so happy.
here is my timeline: apllied for EEA4 and received by UKBA on 4th of may 2010. COA received on 1st of july 2010.
called last week and was told my application was in final stages.

7th sept 2010: PR received issued 11th august 2010. So in all it took 3months and 1 week to be issued and 4 months in total to be received.

This shows that the UKBA has improved in their standards significantly compared to last year.

i would like to thank everybody for posting on here and your suggestions.
For those of you still waiting, surely it will all come to an end soon.



AM HAPPY FOR YOU THIS IS RECORD BREAKING NEWS PERFECTO !!!

PLS ON YOUR COA IS THERE ANY CASE ID NUMBER ON IT

PLS CHECK AND REPLY

ENJOY YOUR BREAKTHROUGH

GOD BLESS YOU

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Hi

Post by Mary1 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:27 am

Hi kellyman:
This has to be Fastest application ave seen in months ...thanks for the information you posted.

Hi dammykay: Majorty of applications will have a case id and i think a h/o ref .....purley for thier own records when you call/write/email regarding your application

Mary

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Post by kellyman » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:33 pm

@ dammykay: yes there was a case Id number on the COA. thanks for your best wishes. i hope you get yours soon too.

@mary1: yea i know i couldnt believe it when i got the PR yesterday. it was very fast tracked. i suspect it was because i got my MP involved when my COA issuance was delayed for almost 2 months.

The amazing this is that it came in a first class post (which is quite unsual with UKBA when sending documnets)

All the same i am grateful to God and so happy. lookin forward to a holiday soon. All the best in yours

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