Hi Yiannis,Vatsas wrote:Hi Guys
I have applied for permanent residence card and it came today! .Greek National 6.5 years in U.K. (Studying for 4 years full time BEng and MSc and working for 2,5 years, 2 different employers)
Let me post my timeline here
1) application sent :03/09/16 (first class,signed for)
2)application recieved from Home office :05/09/16
3)Money taken for the application : 06/09/16 ( 65 pounds with a reference as EU Liverpool, I filled in my credit card details although some prefer Cheque which takes longer to process)
4)confirmation email from Home office showing case ID number :26/9/16 (You shouldn't worry that much if you don't get it the process is standard, mine went to my junk folder and saw it by accident
5)PR card issued by home office :13/12/16 (they have sent everything in one envelope, the blue card with a letter of approval with regards to when I can apply for British citizenship and all my paperwork as it was sent to them)
6) PR card with all documentation : came on the 17/12/16.postman arrived 0930 in the morning .( I have supplied the home office with a prepaid envelope and they have placed everything inside,paperwork separately and permanent residence card with letter separately too)
My case wasn't the easiest one. I gathered all my documents and separated them in chapters with numbers explaining what was each original document.This makes the life of case workers easier.my advise to anyone applying : Read the guidance notes carefully, prepare a personal statement explaining your case and try to organise your papers as much as possible .this will make the process faster .you need CSI Insurance if you were studying full time .i have provided this from my relevant sector in Greece were I was insured and translated everything .
Total waiting time 104 days (as I was expecting from what I read on this forum)
Good luck to everyone applying .
I am moving to the other forum for British citizenship now!!!
I am also a Greek citizen and was thinking of applying for PR. What sort of evidence did you provide for CSI and where did you have it translated? I was also paying health insurance in Greece while I was a student (TSMEDE) but I didn't know you could use that as evidence for CSI (I thought they only accepted the Greek EHIC card as evidence).