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Many thanks for your post KAM111KAM111 wrote:I have recently been naturalized as British citizen without going through EEA4 procedure. You automatically get PR after 5 years so apply directly for naturalization. A PR stamp only confirms your PR status rather than granting it.
humanist wrote:It has been 5 months (only) since I sent my EEA4 application. UKBA was quick in sending Certificate of Application but since then I have not heard from them. I called them a couple of weeks ago but I was not given any information, other than that my application is in process.
I am hoping to switch my job and move into an investment bank in the near future. Which means that I will go through very strict checks and requirements by my prospective new employer. Furtheremore, my new job will require extensive foreign traveling. Please note that investment banks have very strick criterias, much higher than ordinary employers.
My PP is with UKBA, with resident card (5yr as EEA family member) expiring in November this year.
Now my question is that, if UKBA takes longer than 6 month and because of that if I lose opportunities to progress in my career, can I sue UKBA for lost opportunities/lost income? Has anyone gone through this?
Looking forward to your answers
Wow, Good news Murka, congrats.Murka wrote:Hi to everyone! Very happy today, got our passports back with permanent residence! Here is the timeline:
COA recived on 03/03/10
Called last week and was told "applications with the caseworkes team in the final stages", didn't tell me how much longer to wait
Today recived documents back with permanent residence stamped on 19 July.
Waited for 6 months and 2 days all together. Best of luck to everyone on this forum!
Hi Aanwarj,anwarj wrote:Humanist
I obtained a new job with an investment bank while my passport was with the home office. I went through the most stringent background checking I've ever encountered for any job.
Despite that, there was no problems with the lack of passport. I provided the UKBA employer helpline number and my case reference to the agent who secured me the job, he passed it on to the 3rd party who did my referencing along with a >photocopy< of my current and previous passports.
It shouldnt prevent you from getting the job.