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Use this section for queries concerning applications on any of the EEA series of forms, and also for applications for EEA Family Permits.

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Post by doesnotcompute » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:13 pm

maviesk wrote:Hello,

Sent our application on March 17th and have yet to receive a certificate of application, is this normal? Looking at the last few pages, it seems that most people got letters within a few weeks, but it's now been well over a month for us. Starting to get worried.
I'd advise you to send a complaint in writing to their complaints department. They are obliged by law to issue a COA immediately. You can quote 17 (3) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Rules 2006 to back you up:
17 (3) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Rules 2006 wrote:17(3) On receipt of an application under paragraph (1) or (2) and the documents that are required to accompany the application the Secretary of State shall immediately issue the applicant with a certificate of application for the residence card and the residence card shall be issued no later than six months after the date on which the application and documents are received.
The complaints dept for the EEA applications is as follows: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... complaints.

Best of luck ;)

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Post by doesnotcompute » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:19 pm

kafi wrote:i called homeoffice today to know any updates of my application..

i spoke to a lady , but she didnt let me know any updates ..

she told me i made application on 21 january,2010 ... as it is less than 6 months she isn't able to tell any updates , by law.
This is scandalous. I would demand to know what law states that they can't provide an update if your application is less than six months old???

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Post by armstrong » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:42 pm

doesnotcompute wrote:
kafi wrote:i called homeoffice today to know any updates of my application..

i spoke to a lady , but she didnt let me know any updates ..

she told me i made application on 21 january,2010 ... as it is less than 6 months she isn't able to tell any updates , by law.
This is scandalous. I would demand to know what law states that they can't provide an update if your application is less than six months old???
happened to me so many times now i always thought it was just me. applied in Dec 2009 and still wouldn't give me any updates so i'm just gonna wait till June and have a real go at them.

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ADVICE ON EEA2

Post by Commonwealth » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:26 pm

Hi all, could anybody advice me how long will it take UKBA to issue my RC as my passport has been requested back?
Looking forward to hearing from you all.
Thanks

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Post by maviesk » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:46 am

Thanks for the replies,

I called them this morning and turns out the application was sent back to us by recorded delivery on the 19th, however we never received anything.. The lady gave us a tracking number, now it says the package is being returned to the sender because we didn't pick it up! What a joke the Royal Mail is! I suppose we'll just have to wait until they get it and send it again right? I'd better call them again..

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Re: ADVICE ON EEA2

Post by kafi » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:11 pm

Commonwealth wrote:Hi all, could anybody advice me how long will it take UKBA to issue my RC as my passport has been requested back?
Looking forward to hearing from you all.
Thanks
when did you first apply ,

i think it should not take more than 4 weeks if they want your apssport back.

goodluck

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Post by Commonwealth » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:54 pm

Commonwealth wrote:
Hi all, could anybody advice me how long will it take UKBA to issue my RC as my passport has been requested back?
Looking forward to hearing from you all.
Thanks


when did you first apply ,

i think it should not take more than 4 weeks if they want your apssport back.

goodluck
l applied in Dec 2009 but in march 2010 l recalled my passport for renewal bcos it has expired. So, they have now requested for my passports both the old and new passports and l have posted them since last week thursday.

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Post by kindman » Sat May 01, 2010 8:38 am

I feel good this morning......sooo good-sooo good!!!!!!!!!!
My success story so far
*I applied for Rc on 30th dec 2009
*HO recieved application on 31st dec 2009
*Recieved COA on 12 january 2010
*Call HO on the 19th of may 2010 and they told me my application is under consideration. Later on that eve, I had a call from HO asking me to confirm my addressed
*On the 30th of april 2010 received my passport with RC inside it dated on 27th april 2010

Just want to thank everyone in the house for their major contribution and inspiration.

God bless you All
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Post by kafi » Sat May 01, 2010 10:28 am

kindman wrote:I feel good this morning......sooo good-sooo good!!!!!!!!!!
My success story so far
*I applied for Rc on 30th dec 2009
*HO recieved application on 31st dec 2009
*Recieved COA on 12 january 2010
*Call HO on the 19th of january 2010 and they told me my application is under consideration. Later on that eve, I had a call from HO asking me to confirm my addressed
*On the 30th of april 2010 received my passport with RC inside it dated on 27th april 2010

Just want to thank everyone in the house for their major contribution and inspiration.

God bless you All
congratulation mate

no tension now... thanks god you got this in good time ..nearly 4 months...not so bad

have a nice day

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Post by adolma999 » Sat May 01, 2010 11:24 am

Hi
I e-mailed HO requesting my passport for travel in late may--- no response
I phoned HO telling them I need my passport for travel in late may, lady didnt acknowledge me sending an e-mail and told me that she has put a message for the team to send my passports on the 11th of May as it might take 10 days for them to come back.

I asked her: can u tell me about progress in my application ans she said its still with the team under processing.

Today in the morning I have a letter from Royalmail that says iv got a parcel. Havent seen that yet as I wasnt at home, am sure its my passport cuz its got my FULL name on it. Do you think my RC has been issued? I applied in 1/3/2010.

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Post by armstrong » Sat May 01, 2010 2:09 pm

adolma999 wrote:Hi
I e-mailed HO requesting my passport for travel in late may--- no response
I phoned HO telling them I need my passport for travel in late may, lady didnt acknowledge me sending an e-mail and told me that she has put a message for the team to send my passports on the 11th of May as it might take 10 days for them to come back.

I asked her: can u tell me about progress in my application ans she said its still with the team under processing.

Today in the morning I have a letter from Royalmail that says iv got a parcel. Havent seen that yet as I wasnt at home, am sure its my passport cuz its got my FULL name on it. Do you think my RC has been issued? I applied in 1/3/2010.
that would be record timing considering it's less than two months

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Post by armstrong » Sat May 01, 2010 2:11 pm

kindman wrote:I feel good this morning......sooo good-sooo good!!!!!!!!!!
My success story so far
*I applied for Rc on 30th dec 2009
*HO recieved application on 31st dec 2009
*Recieved COA on 12 january 2010
*Call HO on the 19th of january 2010 and they told me my application is under consideration. Later on that eve, I had a call from HO asking me to confirm my addressed
*On the 30th of april 2010 received my passport with RC inside it dated on 27th april 2010

Just want to thank everyone in the house for their major contribution and inspiration.

God bless you All
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Congrats Kindman. i also got my COA on the 12th of January so hopefully not too long for mine

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Post by kindman » Sun May 02, 2010 12:13 am

Thanks alot Kafi and armstrong

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Post by Gabriella2305 » Tue May 04, 2010 8:18 am

***oops posted this as a new topic by mistake***

I called home office AGAIN this morning! They said my application is still under consideration and gave me my case number. I asked if it had been assigned to a case worker yet and they said no...
I am praying I get it back before July....
Does anyone know, after it's been assigned to a case worker how long it usually takes from there??
APPLIED FOR EEA2 DEC 2009
RECEIVED COA DATED 8TH JAN 2010
CALLED HOME OFFICE 7 APRIL 2010 (HAS CASE NUMBER AND SAID IT SHOULD BE GETTING DEALT WITH END OF THIS MONTH/BEGINNING OF MAY)
EEA2 RC RECEIVED 25 JUNE 2010

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Post by missames » Wed May 05, 2010 12:39 pm

Hi guys! Thanks so much for this thread, I've reading it the entire morning! I've now got more info than I've ever dreamed. I didn't even know about the COA and that I'd be able to work during that time, which is fantastic. My current update.

I'm Malaysian and my husband is South African but holds a German passport.

We got married in London and applied for EEA2 on the 22nd of April 2010. So far no COA as yet, but we're hoping to receive it on Friday or next Monday.

If we get the COA I'll feel like a battle has already been won, because I was advised by several lawyers (chinese ones) that I would have to go home to get married and apply from there, which is absolutely ridiculous.

Anyway, good luck EEA2 gladiators! I'll update when I have more news :)

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Post by msmoby_ru » Wed May 05, 2010 1:32 pm

Forza_RC wrote:Did anyone apply for EEA2 in December 2009 or Januray 2010 and receive it? Any update?
Applied Early Nov 09 ..JUST got the residency permits back today 2 days before six months... Irish - with Russian dependants ..

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Congratulations!!

Post by P&T » Wed May 05, 2010 2:06 pm

Kindman and Msmoby_ru congratulations to you both on receiving your residence cards!! This gives us great hope and makes the wait less painful when we hear good news so thank you for sharing :D

Enjoy yourselves and good luck to the rest of us still playing the waiting game...

Regards,
P&T

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Post by jajanana » Wed May 05, 2010 7:13 pm

msmoby_ru wrote:
Forza_RC wrote:Did anyone apply for EEA2 in December 2009 or Januray 2010 and receive it? Any update?
Applied Early Nov 09 ..JUST got the residency permits back today 2 days before six months... Irish - with Russian dependants ..

Hi Msmoby_ru,
Are you an extended family member or partner of an EEA?

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Post by armstrong » Wed May 05, 2010 9:13 pm

has anyone applied for NI with COA before?

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Post by missames » Wed May 05, 2010 11:01 pm

I didn't have to give any info about my visa when I applied for my NI. I just called them and requested for one and they sent me a form to fill in. They didn't ask to see any documents.

Hope this helps.

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