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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

Lilly
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Post by Lilly » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:17 am

Oh that's a shame :( WHat if you try and track the royal mail number they gave you last week, what does it say?
Yeah I know is frustrating, if they at least told us what the decision was we could already relax!!!

asher1979
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Post by asher1979 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:12 pm

Hi Lilly I got my PR card now..... thank God.. no more stress... I can sleep well tonight... I hope you will get yours.... Thanks a lot for all of your support..
asher1979 wrote:No post today... :x but what I am really frustrated about they are not able to tell me the decision is positive or not.. under the Data protection act they need to be able to discuss the decision with the applicant except for the medical results which comes under sensitive information act where they can only discuss this face to face or by post. but come on they really now know how to frustrate people. I just wish this the last time I am dealing with them
Lilly wrote:I don't think calling to rush makes any difference, they always just say send a fax or a letter to let the caseworker know, etc etc etc bla bla bla I already know about....

Regarding tickets I had to cancel my trip back home which was booked for the 10th December... Sooo sad about it, but I didn't want to ask my passport back and wait another 10+ months for them to review my case again.

I will call them again Tuesday if I don't hear until then but by right they have until the 28th which is what they said it was going to take from when they made the decision (two weeks) :)

If I don't get it after the 28th, then I will contact my MP and Solvit. ;)

Lilly
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Post by Lilly » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:22 pm

:P Yeay! I am happy for you!!!! Well done :lol:
Enjoy the trip to see your dad! Will post when mine is received as well hopefully not long!!!

asher1979
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Post by asher1979 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:37 pm

Yep.. Good luck .... I am sure you will get it ASAP
Lilly wrote::P Yeay! I am happy for you!!!! Well done :lol:
Enjoy the trip to see your dad! Will post when mine is received as well hopefully not long!!!

Lilly
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I've got it

Post by Lilly » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:06 am

Hi All

Just to let you know I've got my Residence Permit Card (is actually a sticker stamp on the passaport) this morning. After 2 painful years it is all done :lol:

The process was finished by 10th December but the call center only told me the decision was made on the 14th, and that they've dispatched the docs on the 4th, received today.

Good luck everyone, hope your process goes better than mine did :)

Have a good 2010,

anwarj
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what a slog - now mine begins

Post by anwarj » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:12 pm

Congrats Lilly...

Happy you got your card now... I just started reading this forum yesterday as I will be sending my EEA4 application on Monday morning and wanted to be prepared, hoping it wont take 2 years! :lol:

As your journey ends, mine begins? :cry:

grags
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Post by grags » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:25 pm

Hi Lilly and Asher1979, I am really happy :D for you guys, your journey so far has really motivated me, I applied for PR since December 2008 and just a letter in December 2009 asking for more documents which I have sent...I'm just keeping my fingers x..and hoping for a quick and right decision...just hoping they will answer everyone ASAP cos the waiting is too long...

Richir2909
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10 months and counting

Post by Richir2909 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:33 pm

I sent my EEA 4 in March 2009, they requested further info in December 2009...Still waiting. I'm happy for the guys who got their PR recently. Can people keep the forum informed of progress with their applications.

Thanks

H&J
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Re: I've got it

Post by H&J » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:00 pm

Dear Lilly,

My husband and I have seen your case and we were really shocked about this. We applied for the EEA2 Family Visa and we hope that it will not take two years. May I ask that you got any explanation why it was taken such a long time? Is this normal?

The people in the HO have no idea how we are feeling.

Take care,
Lilly wrote:Hi All

Just to let you know I've got my Residence Permit Card (is actually a sticker stamp on the passaport) this morning. After 2 painful years it is all done :lol:

The process was finished by 10th December but the call center only told me the decision was made on the 14th, and that they've dispatched the docs on the 4th, received today.

Good luck everyone, hope your process goes better than mine did :)

Have a good 2010,

4real
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Hi Mate

Post by 4real » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:55 pm

Please I think you can help, as I need to contact the HO on my application. I will much appreciate it if you can supply me with the complain contact information you have please as I badly need this to make a complain to them please. Even if you have the listed below, I will much appreciate it. (Fax, Telephone number, email) or any other ones you have.

nanaghana
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Post by nanaghana » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:55 am

any updates yet? Anyone got good news?

lolo78
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application taking too long

Post by lolo78 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:05 pm

hi everyone,
i sent my application in march 2009(eea4).still waitin till now. through this forum and some advices. i decided to call the HO yesterday after sending them more docs they asked for in december.the HO adviser said 'adecion has been made'since 18 january :roll: :roll: does anybody have a clue of what he meant. i m still confused. plz help :cry:

Breaker29
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Re: application taking too long

Post by Breaker29 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:52 pm

@lolo78
My application is from April 2009, and still no news from HO. I have sent 2 reminders, wrote to the MP, and all the documents they needed, but still no repply. I requested my passort to attend my father's funeral in December, I have received it 5 days "late" laiter. More than that, they sent an empty passport with a letter saying that I have to apply for a family permit from my country wen I got back there.Of course I have not been there, because it would have put me in more trouble, as my wife would not co op withoute me. her work, and two children, one in nuresery and the other in school.
Just wondering if it better to go trought naturalisation.

My tought is this; The person who's dealing with your case, must see your wages and your spouse's. Theyprobably wont appreciate that fact their earning is less than yours...More you and I suffer, more joy they get.

Good luck.

nanaghana
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Post by nanaghana » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:52 pm

@lolo expect your PR soon. Its with the postman.

lolo78
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finger crossed

Post by lolo78 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:13 am

hi nanaghana,
when did u send your application?
i m actually crossing my fingers, and i can't sleep.hope it is really with the
postman as you said. will let you know if i have news. :cry:

nanaghana
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Post by nanaghana » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:29 pm

@lolo78, any news from your end. Submitted further documents on 10th december. Just called HO. Decision has been made yesterday.

savas1234
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hello there

Post by savas1234 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:58 pm

hi All
i would like to share some experiences with you as i was searching the net and came accross this forum
i red alot about the waiting time for processing the EEA4 application form, and it seems like no one has the appropriate clue of what is going on!!
i am sorry to say that but i am really really suffering and there is no where or nobody to go to and speak up about what is going on as i do not think that a listening ear wil be given anyway.
for over 2 months i am not able to sleep, i am paranoid, depressed, and i think that i have started to have a phsycological troubles! why is that happening to me?
well well i feel that i lost my freedom in the country which always talks about human rights and freedom!
i am married to an eea member since 2003 i got my 5 years stay which was pretty quick about 3 weeks only, but since i am battling in this country how ?
Right i dont know where to start from, but i'll give few examples
i bought a house i am not able to put my name on the deed thats basicaly because i do not have indefinit leave therefore it's only in my partners name!! remember that the deposit in full was paied from my own pocket that is apart from doing it up and buying the furniturs etc..
i tried to register in the electoral role as to be registered on my (suppose to be) property but surely i am not british or european so my application was turned down!!
i tried to apply for loan just trying to improve my life as anywone in this country you know as to try running my own business for example, but ofcourse the answer was in all banks and company who lend NO why ? for the same reason explained above.
thank god i was lucky enough to be employed since i came to this country in 2002 when was more opportunities otherwise i wouldn't be able to get an employment for same reason, i tried to apply for so many jobs and in most of them i mean all i managed to gain success in the first interview, however when i was asked to come back for the final interview along with passport and other documents the big surprise oohh sorry we thought you are european, but it doesnt matter you seem to be nice guy lets have a look at your papers , then oooh sorry u dont have an indefinit ? oh we cannot give u this job as there is no guarantee that you'll get the permenant stay after this 5 years expire!!!!!
i really have lots of examples but anyway
now i applied for my (10 years) residence and NOT as many of you in this site say indefinit NO i insist that the family member gets limited permenant while the eea member gets the full unlimited indefinit, i applied back in December 2008, i received a letter in December 2009 asking about additional documents in order for my application to be fully considered i submited that right away, in januaru 2010 i rang them to find out , and the saied that early in january a disision has been made! but ofcourse the refused to tell me whether its positive or not, now its 4th of february and yet nothing has arrived from them.
i know i have writin huge page but thanks for everyone who had the time to read it and understand where i came from..
all the best to you all.

Tomuk
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Post by Tomuk » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:31 pm

Hey savas1234, I am in the same situation as yours. Exactly very similar timeline as well, In January they told me a decission is been made, also, their delays are disgusting, they really know how to break people's nerves. Never mind the lawyer did tell me that normally it takes the 3 to 4 weeks to receive the documents back, so is not just you, they are doing it to all of us.

Pls can you tell me that are you planning to apply for Naturalisation right away because my solicitor said that I am entitled to, 5 yrs on residence card + 16 months delays on my application.
If you have any advise regarding this pls update me.
Good luck

savas1234
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Hello Tomuk

Post by savas1234 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:38 pm

Hi Tomuk
thank you for reading my post, and i know that there must be alot of people in this country who suffer same situation like us, but they are either scared to speak up their mind or they prefer to stay off the war :)
anyway regarding your question about the citizenship rules: here is another pain in the bakcside as dealing with HO with all sorts of application is becoming an absolut NIGHTMARE!!!
my solicitor confirmed that the waiting time is not counted towards the obligatory period which you need to conduct in order to be able to apply for the nationality, however other loyers gave me different news , what is the funny thing about it that each one has given me a complete different information than the other and yet when i contacted the HO it seems like nobody knows anything properly about the law and the rules in this country as there are lots of contradictions within the answers you get from all sources!
but hay let me tell you something people who makes rules here or anywhere on this planet are surely not brighter than me or you , therefore i started to follow a new policy in my life here which i never used to before which is after gathering the information from all different sources i come back to my minde and try to analyze things , what i can assure you especially nowadays here , and in order to avoid encountering heart attack; alway stick to the worst replay you get , because as you see we have clear indirect message from the HO that WE DONT WANT YOU HERE ANYMORE, yes my friend trust me they are alot happier if one of us ring them and say send my documents back i do not wish to proseed with this case anymore, yes thats what explains ther letter they sent me after years of waiting saying at the buttom: if you no longer wish to pursue this application then i would be grateful if you inform me so that any documents currently held returned to you ???!! Imagin
please forgive me if i have a bit of negative openion but as i mentioned i started to lose the hope in everything
take care

Breaker29
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Hello Tomuk and savas1234

Post by Breaker29 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:23 am

Hi Guys !
yes we are in the same ship sailing to unknown distination.
@ Savas, take a good care of yourself, it seems that you had all the troubles of the world, I feel the pain with you, it's weired you couldn't get your name on the deed becasue of your resiential status (limited to 5 years)I had no problem at all when I bought my house, neither with the bank for a mortgage 25 years. I think you had been unliker on this matter. And also for your job they should not refuse you work becasue of you limited stay, I think you had been discriminated. Witch undustry have you appliyed work ?

Jsut to tell you that 'im still waitng for my remanant residence, nearly a year now.
good luck

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