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

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

savas1234
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Post by savas1234 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:59 am

hi Breaker29 thanks for the comment, well the job opportunity was in a company called pret amanger its french caffe, anyway to be honest i am trying every trick available to me in order to keep my self away from thinking about this mater, otherwise it seems like i am loosing it LOL :D
take care and good luck to you mate.

savas1234
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HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Every body!!!

Post by savas1234 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:48 am

Hey Hey , very happy , just to let you know all i have just received my Permenant recidence i still cant believe it , although it is with limit 10 years but it doesn't matter as long as it entitles me to apply for the nationality,
thanks for reading and wish you all the same luck. :D
Last edited by savas1234 on Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Every body!!!

Post by Breaker29 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:57 pm

@ savas . Congratulations for PR, :D I hope that your waiting, or maybe the joye,just wipe out the bad memories and suffering.
I'm still waiting for my PR while building up the hate toward the HO. Every single day waiting for the post-man, makes me angry, stressed and frustreated. I H8 the HO.

savas1234
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Thanks Breaker29

Post by savas1234 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:47 pm

Dear Breaker29 thank you very much for the lovely comments, and i hope you are the next, i know exactly how it feels please try not to stress your self that much because in this situation you give them the reason to be happy , the more you suffer the more they enjoy it, i assure you that you will definitely get it no matter how long it takes, in the end you have served your Compulsory period and they know that by law they have no even least right to refuse your case.
please try to do what i did the last couple of months before i received my documents, try to engage your self in as many activities as you can, read some books maybe , although i know that all these would make no sense to you at the present, but really if you can do these the time will pass quicker and suddenly you'll find what you are waiting for is between your hands.
take care
Good luck

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EEA4 sent today

Post by anwarj » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:25 pm

Sent my EEA4 application in today 22/02/2010. Lets see how long it takes :( given the horror stories I've read here so far

I am a non EEA national (Canada) with an EEA National spouse applying for EEA4. Have been in the UK for 6.5 years, initially on a 1 year EEA family permit, then had extension for a further 5 years which my wife applied for and I was on as a family member. Home Office lost our passports last time (5 years ago) so hopefully they can restore our confidence by getting it right this time.

Sent in lots of documents, her and my p60's and p45's, the original residence permit letter and my original 5 year endorsement letter, current passports.

I didnt however send in my old expired passport which has the permit stamp or any bank statements so hoping this will not adversely affect the application. Maybe I should have also sent in tenancy and mortgage agreements?

Will update this post as it happens... Hopefulyl HO have got things sorted out now and we will have our documents back in less than 6 months. Its hard without passports!

Good luck to all other appliers

savas1234
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hi

Post by savas1234 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:00 pm

hi Mr Anwarj, wishing you very good luck , with home office its always hopeless though, anyway i can tell you that even if you think that you have provided all the required documents the home office with no doubt will ask you about extra additional and that i bet not before at least 8-12 months from the date you sent according to their performance these days , unless as you mentioned something changes within their system.
all the best
take care

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Re: hi

Post by Iira » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:10 pm

savas1234 wrote:hi Mr Anwarj, wishing you very good luck , with home office its always hopeless though, anyway i can tell you that even if you think that you have provided all the required documents the home office with no doubt will ask you about extra additional and that i bet not before at least 8-12 months from the date you sent according to their performance these days , unless as you mentioned something changes within their system.
all the best
take care
We applied using EEA3 and EEA4 and got our passports back a week short of 4 months. COA took 2 weeks time. It wasn't a very straightforward application because it was a self-sufficient case and still didn't take long. The whole point is to provide every single paper from the beginning. We haven't been asked to provide any additional documents.

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Re: hi

Post by Breaker29 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:06 am

Hi all .
For people who have been watching this space and to give them hope, I have received my passport with PR in it.. today.
Application submited 14/04/2009... received 12/03/2010
wishing all the best for those who are waiting.
I'm still in the forum, but propably in other thread...

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Re: hi

Post by mamag » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:31 am

Congrats , almost 1 year of waiting , HO should be ashamed of themselves

Breaker29 wrote:Hi all .
For people who have been watching this space and to give them hope, I have received my passport with PR in it.. today.
Application submited 14/04/2009... received 12/03/2010
wishing all the best for those who are waiting.
I'm still in the forum, but propably in other thread...

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Re: hi

Post by mego_1980 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:04 pm

Breaker29 wrote:Hi all .
For people who have been watching this space and to give them hope, I have received my passport with PR in it.. today.
Application submited 14/04/2009... received 12/03/2010
wishing all the best for those who are waiting.
I'm still in the forum, but propably in other thread...
Congratulation Breaker,

Did they ask for more documents during this period ? if yes when ?

Thanks

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EEA4 Timeline

Post by anwarj » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:21 pm

Quick update

Posted EEA4 application on 22/02/2010
Recieved COA on 15/03/2010, so 3 weeks elapsed so far... no requests for additional information from HO so far...

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Re: EEA4 Timeline

Post by lina katen » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:28 pm

Hi

I have also applied the same time as anwarj. apparently someone from the UKBA contact my lawyer for additional information so I gave them to my lawyer and he claimed he sent them on the 25th of february 2010 and now I'm wating. But I did not recieve COA yet.

Is it normal for the UKBa to contact my lawyer by phone asking for addional information(Pay Slips) before the COA is issued. how come my application is handled differently than most people who get thier COA before any further procedings.. Any advice is helpful please.

PS:anwarj I have sent you a private message. It will be great to share experiences since we have applied the same time.

savas1234
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hello

Post by savas1234 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:48 pm

hi everybody , just a quick one
there is no way that the HO contact on phone as far as i know
except in very rare cases.
thank you

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Re: EEA4 Timeline

Post by vadimvin » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:06 pm

anwarj wrote:Quick update

Posted EEA4 application on 22/02/2010
Recieved COA on 15/03/2010, so 3 weeks elapsed so far... no requests for additional information from HO so far...
Hi Anwarj,
Did you send your application after 5 years of being in UK or 28 days before exercising the treaty rights. Reading the forum through, have different opinions, your experience would be appreciated.
thanks.

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psoting eea4

Post by anwarj » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:25 am

We had already done our 5 years excercising treaty rights here so posted after the 5 year period was completed.

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Post by lina katen » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:09 pm

EEA4 Application

I did not recieved COA so I decided to contact UKBA and just recieved information that my application was recieved end if february 2010 and asigned to a case work team. I was given an 8 digit case number. I was told that the case work team did not start looking into my application yet.

Can any one tell me what that means. How can it be asigned to a case work team but not looked at? Also is the case work team the last stage of the application or is there more stages?

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Post by kellyman » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:57 pm

Any member got their EEA4 PR and COA recently?
if so can you please post the timeline. thank you

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Re: psoting eea4

Post by vadimvin » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:40 pm

anwarj wrote:We had already done our 5 years excercising treaty rights here so posted after the 5 year period was completed.
Hi Anwarj,

Any updates from your side?
I am just wondering how quick they are now with PR as I have posted my application recently as well.

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Still waiting

Post by anwarj » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:09 pm

Unfortunately I am still waiting for that magical piece of mail to arrive through my post box. Its now been exactly 5 months since I posted it. I did recieve the COA after 3 weeks but getting a bit fed up as to why a straightforward application like mine is taking so long.

My EU spouse excercised treaty rights for over 5 years and we provided the proof of that quite clearly so it should be straightforward, alas, nothing as yet.

On the plus side, I did switch jobs (new employer) while my application was with the HO and it caused no problems. Provided copies of my COA letter and my previous passport with the original stamp and the employer accepted that. The employer has a very rigorous checking process as it is FSA regulated role, so was thankful I went without a hitch

Will post here the day it comes in the post or if anything else happens. Good luck all.

Incidentally everyone living in other countries that I've told about my application does not believe me when I tell them that UKBA holds on to your passports for up to 6 months while processing the application.

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Post by lina katen » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:20 pm

Hi anwarj.

good to see you back on the forum. I was feeling lonely for a bit here. Not too many people applying for eea4 compared to the eea2. LOL

I called the HO two weeks ago and it's still waiting consideration. In a few days I will be waiting 5 months. I consider my application straight forward also.

Please any one who applied for the EEA4 in the last 8 month share your experiences.

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