peterd83 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:19 pm
I have been trying to read through the thread to see if someone had a similar problem to mine but couldn't find anything.
My issue in a nutshell: I've been living and working here since 2006 but I was not registered WRS so I was working continuously from summer 2006 to 30th April 2011 'illegally'. I've had numerous jobs before the below but the relevant ones are:
1st job Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
2nd job Jan 2014 - Mar 2016
3rd job Mar 2016 - present
So ever since the 30th April 2011 passed and I'm not being penalised by the lack of WRS number I've worked 6.5 years fully legally however the first 4 month of '1st job' was still under the WRS system and I don't have a registration.
When I try to complete the online form of the PR card for EEA it asks me why I didn't have a registry and on the last confirmation page it asks me to tick in the box next to providing WRS details but I do not have that.
My dilemma is: will the Home Office automatically reject my application as I wasn't registered in the first 4 months of my first job or will they understand that I'm actually providing them evidence of 100% 'legal' work for the last 6.5 years?
Thank you very much for your help in advance!
I had a similar situation to you, and was approved. I've actually been here since 2007, but never had WRS and was initially a student - which I stated in my application as honestly no one really told me about WRS, no one ever asked for it, etc.
My job history is:
Irrelevant jobs: September 2007 - Feb 2011
Job 1: Feb 2011 - June 2012
Job 2: June 2011 - Present.
I applied with all info and explaining this, and they counted my "qualifying period" of 5 years from April 2011 - in Fact, they counted it from the 5th of April 2011, even though I technically should have had WRS until the 30th.
So they're likely to not count those 4 months toward your "qualifying period", but for me they did count the rest of that employment. So long as you were honest that you didn't have WRS, and write to them about why you didn't have it (didn't know about it, or whatever) you ought to be fine.