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congratulation commonwealth, its very good to hear that you received your Rc.Commonwealth wrote:Hi All, at last l received my residence card today issued since 28/06/10. Thanks everybody for your support.
Congrats!! But it's strange why it took them 1 month to post your RC to you if it was issued on 28 Jun!! I called HO today and was told my documents were sent out to me today and was given a Post Office tracking number, they said the decision was made on 23 July... so hopefuly will receive everything soon in the next few days because I need to travel on 13 Aug.Commonwealth wrote:Hi All, at last l received my residence card today issued since 28/06/10. Thanks everybody for your support.
I also got my RC today...!! Yay!!!!!!kenc wrote:Sanu84 wrote:
I just received my RC today. Woohoo!!!
March 31 - Applications sent
April 1 - Applications received by the HO
May 8 - COA received (letter dated 28 April)
May 17 - Requested passports back for a trip on 21 July
June 9 - Passports received
June 24 - Received letter from HO asking only my passport to be returned (latter dated 21 June). I had 21 days to do that.
June 25 - Called the HO and asked to return passport in August.
In the same day got a call from the caseworker and he assured that I will get my passport and RC back before my trip
June 28 - Got a call from the caseworker again saying he had received my passport and it would be sent out in 1 or 2 days.
July 1 - Received all documents previously submitted and RC (issued on 28 June for 5 years) by SD
Total waiting time: 3 months.
In that period, I didn't send any complaint.
So it is not strictly true that they are still dealing with January applicants. Sanu84's application was only received by HO on Apr 1st so quite obviously applications are not being dealt with in strict rotation.
It would be interesting to know the length of time people are having to wait. Is it possible on a board like this to create a page where forum members can insert the length of time they have been waiting?
I don't know how many forum members there are contributing to this thread but there must be many more that do not know of it's existence.
I just emailed to the email address I found on the Home Office website NWCSU@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk. The very first time I emailed them to complain I did get an auto response saying they would respond to all complaints within 20 working days and then on about the 15th day I received a letter in the post apologising and saying my passport was already returned to me etc (I complained about not knowing whether my passport was returned to me to travel). And since then I had emailed them regulary for updates on my application (to the same email address) and never got any auto replies again. and then usually in a few hours or next day I would get a reply from them saying my application was with a caseworker, or saying someone would contact me soon (and then someone did call me).patmit wrote:Babie_meg, congratulations!
May I ask how you contacted NWCSU? Coz I emailed them twice, once it was an automatic reply saying if the case was over 6 months, they would reply and give you a reference number; the other time which is on Tuesday, they didn't reply to me.
Usually Solvit gets involved when EEA immigration rules have been breached (i.e. HO exceeding the 6 month deadline) They will always contact you from the office of the country your partner is from first. If they take on your case they pass all the details to the UK office which then deals with HO and contacts you.patmit wrote:I contacted SOLVIT, but they told me not to contact them until the 6 months deadline has passed!
And it's weird as the reply is from the SOLVIT in France the country that my husband is from but not in the UK. May I ask those ones who have contacted SOLVIT if they receive an answer from SOLVIT in where the EEA family member is from or is from SOLVIT UK?