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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 patmit » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:40 am

So I finally got my RC this morning -- I didn't expect it coming by a special delivery.

So my wait ends now within 6 months(two days before exactly 6 months).

Feb 12 2010, COA filed as submission
Beginning of March, COA received, showing issued on 25th Feb
Trying to chase in April, July and finally complained to the Northwest unit on 27th July and got replied on 30th July.

Residence card received on 10th Aug. but issued on 15th July.

Very best to all of you. Hope the long waiting ends soon.

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Post by laspo24 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:30 am

Jualo wrote:Hi all, just for the statistics:

EE1/EE2 submitted 19/07/10. Together with the form we also sent a letter to request our passports back because we needed to travel in September.
Received by HO 20/07/10
Passports arrived back 06/08/10
COA arrived 07/08/10, dated 03/08/10
No ref number, only Case ID number in the COA
Did you make your application through Liverpool centre? As I did submitted on 19/07/10 and it got to Liverpool centre 20/07/10 yet no COA don't know what to do as when ever I ring they always tell me to wait for 6 to 8 weeks before expecting my COA.

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Post by blessed1 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:42 pm

I sent an EEA2 application together with my wife's EEA1 since on the 14th of July and I haven't received COA or any correspondence up till now. Should I start to follow-up with the HO or I should be a little patient.

Thanks

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Post by Jualo » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:59 pm

Did you make your application through Liverpool centre? As I did submitted on 19/07/10 and it got to Liverpool centre 20/07/10 yet no COA don't know what to do as when ever I ring they always tell me to wait for 6 to 8 weeks before expecting my COA.
I sent the forms to Liverpool, but addressed them to "EE1 applications" (and not to EE2). Maybe this could make a difference?

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Received COA

Post by cnman » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:12 pm

Hi there,

I just received my COA yesterday. I am glad coz they returned all our docs when we first applied with the reason that we need insurance. The we applied again on 9/7. I received my COA within one month, received 11/8 but letter dated 6/8. HOpefully I will receive my RP soon. Thanks for all your info here..it does helps me alot. :D

Jenny

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Post by blessed1 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:54 pm

Hi there,

I just received my COA yesterday. I am glad coz they returned all our docs when we first applied with the reason that we need insurance. The we applied again on 9/7. I received my COA within one month, received 11/8 but letter dated 6/8. HOpefully I will receive my RP soon. Thanks for all your info here..it does helps me alot.

Jenny

Did u call the HO at any time to find out about ur application? I sent mine on 14/09 and still haven't heard nothing from them.

Thanks

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Post by blessed1 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:04 am

Hi there,

I called the HO this morning and I was told that my application is awaiting allocation to a Case Worker. Meanwhile, they said my COA has been despatched since on monday and I haven't received it yet.
Does anybody know how long it takes a mail to travel from HO, Liverpool to the recipient?

Thanks

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Post by maviesk » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:29 pm

blessed1 wrote:Hi there,

I called the HO this morning and I was told that my application is awaiting allocation to a Case Worker. Meanwhile, they said my COA has been despatched since on monday and I haven't received it yet.
Does anybody know how long it takes a mail to travel from HO, Liverpool to the recipient?

Thanks
It took over 2 weeks for mine to arrive...

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Post by blessed1 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:01 pm

blessed1 wrote:
Hi there,

I called the HO this morning and I was told that my application is awaiting allocation to a Case Worker. Meanwhile, they said my COA has been despatched since on monday and I haven't received it yet.
Does anybody know how long it takes a mail to travel from HO, Liverpool to the recipient?

Thanks
It took over 2 weeks for mine to arrive...

Do you mean that your COA took 2 weeks from the time of despatch to arrive at your door step?

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Post by maviesk » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:42 am

blessed1 wrote:blessed1 wrote:
Hi there,

I called the HO this morning and I was told that my application is awaiting allocation to a Case Worker. Meanwhile, they said my COA has been despatched since on monday and I haven't received it yet.
Does anybody know how long it takes a mail to travel from HO, Liverpool to the recipient?

Thanks
It took over 2 weeks for mine to arrive...

Do you mean that your COA took 2 weeks from the time of despatch to arrive at your door step?
Yes! After a week or so I called them and was advised that second class post normally takes 7-10 days... The Home Office lives in its own world of course...

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Post by anaotchan » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:06 pm

Hi everyone,

I have skimmed through the posts here but couldn't find the answer to my question - apologies if the answer is already somewhere on the thread...

Here's my situation: I am French, working in the UK, hoping to get a residence card for my (American) unmarried partner. We've been living together for more than two years and can prove it, so no worries there.

From what I understand, if we apply for a residence card now, he'll probably get it in six months or so, and he won't be able to work in the meantime. His student visa will also run out in a few months.

I was wondering if it would be possible/would be quicker to apply for this residence card from France, by applying through the British Consulate in Paris? (or through a British Consulate in the US?)

Of course I'm thinking there must be a reason why everyone here has been applying by mail and not doing it in person in their home country... but hey, still worth asking :wink:

Hope this is clear enough - looking forward to any/all input!

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Post by jotoia » Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:51 pm

Hi all, has anyone recently had marriage interview and how long after that they got response? thank you.

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Post by blessed1 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:40 pm

blessed1 wrote:
Quote:
Hi there,

I called the HO this morning and I was told that my application is awaiting allocation to a Case Worker. Meanwhile, they said my COA has been despatched since on monday and I haven't received it yet.
Does anybody know how long it takes a mail to travel from HO, Liverpool to the recipient?

Thanks

Quote:
It took over 2 weeks for mine to arrive...Quote:





Do you mean that your COA took 2 weeks from the time of despatch to arrive at your door step?


Yes! After a week or so I called them and was advised that second class post normally takes 7-10 days... The Home Office lives in its own world of course...
Well...I'll see what comes up this coming week. I'm hoping 4 the best.

Thanks

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Post by patmit » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:02 am

Hi, I think it's not possible to apply RC outside UK but instead you need to apply for something called European citizen family permit which gives almost the same rights as RC but only valid for 6 months -- so you can enter UK and start to work as well. Once in the UK, you can start to apply EEA2 immediately.

anaotchan wrote:Hi everyone,

I have skimmed through the posts here but couldn't find the answer to my question - apologies if the answer is already somewhere on the thread...

Here's my situation: I am French, working in the UK, hoping to get a residence card for my (American) unmarried partner. We've been living together for more than two years and can prove it, so no worries there.

From what I understand, if we apply for a residence card now, he'll probably get it in six months or so, and he won't be able to work in the meantime. His student visa will also run out in a few months.

I was wondering if it would be possible/would be quicker to apply for this residence card from France, by applying through the British Consulate in Paris? (or through a British Consulate in the US?)

Of course I'm thinking there must be a reason why everyone here has been applying by mail and not doing it in person in their home country... but hey, still worth asking :wink:

Hope this is clear enough - looking forward to any/all input!

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Post by anaotchan » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:16 pm

patmit wrote:Hi, I think it's not possible to apply RC outside UK but instead you need to apply for something called European citizen family permit which gives almost the same rights as RC but only valid for 6 months -- so you can enter UK and start to work as well. Once in the UK, you can start to apply EEA2 immediately.
Thank you, that's very helpful! I've looked at the official guidelines, and it sounds like the family permit could be the solution for us. One thing I haven't been able to figure out: do you think we can we still apply from France, even though we're both currently living in the UK? My partner is not technically 'following me' or 'joining me', since he's already here (on a student visa)... not sure if it makes a difference - hope not!

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Post by cnman » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:30 am

Did u call the HO at any time to find out about ur application? I sent mine on 14/09 and still haven't heard nothing from them.

Thanks[/quote]

Hi, I did call them to check if they receive my application about 2 weeks later at the same time to check if COA has been sent out. I used special delivery. you have to give them the special delivery number and they can trace if they receive it, without it they said it's difficult but they still can check your name in the system. I think you should call them coz 14/9 is like almost a year now. Have you not even receive your COA? You can call the local number. It's 01516725626. Hope this help. Good Luck.

Jenny

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surname spelt incorrectly on COA

Post by katieY » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:48 pm

Hi all,

please i need some advice. i have just recieved my COA with my surname spelt incorrectly, i wrang the ukba, the lady said i should send it back to them with a letter attached stating that my name is spelt incorrectly. i have waited for long to get this. has anyone experienced this?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated

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Post by patmit » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:02 pm

I don't know the details about applying for family permit -- but I think you can be still inside UK while your partner is applying -- but do prove that you are exercising treaty rights in the UK and your partner is joining you. I don't know if your partner is eligible to apply for this in France but when applying, your partner may have to wait in France for three weeks or so until the visa is issued.

anaotchan wrote:
patmit wrote:Hi, I think it's not possible to apply RC outside UK but instead you need to apply for something called European citizen family permit which gives almost the same rights as RC but only valid for 6 months -- so you can enter UK and start to work as well. Once in the UK, you can start to apply EEA2 immediately.
Thank you, that's very helpful! I've looked at the official guidelines, and it sounds like the family permit could be the solution for us. One thing I haven't been able to figure out: do you think we can we still apply from France, even though we're both currently living in the UK? My partner is not technically 'following me' or 'joining me', since he's already here (on a student visa)... not sure if it makes a difference - hope not!

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Post by anaotchan » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:33 pm

patmit wrote:I don't know the details about applying for family permit -- but I think you can be still inside UK while your partner is applying -- but do prove that you are exercising treaty rights in the UK and your partner is joining you. I don't know if your partner is eligible to apply for this in France but when applying, your partner may have to wait in France for three weeks or so until the visa is issued.

Thanks again - yes, I realise he'd have to spend a few weeks in France, that's not an issue in itself. I'm more concerned about finding out whether or not he is eligible... I haven't had much luck finding more details about this specific question on the internet, so I called up the Embassy this morning to enquire. I got a very frosty reception! The lady told me to look at the HO website and proceeded to hang up on me, lovely.

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Post by laspo24 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:11 pm

Just for an update...got my COA today. Now counting down for my RC :wink:

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