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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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kenc
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'Final Stages, Finalisation Department

Post by kenc » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:55 pm

Does anyone here know, having been told that their application is in the final stages or with the finalisation department, whether this means that the application for RC has been approved and is awaiting dispatch?

It seems that it is only recently that applicants are being told this and I am now beginning to suspect that this may be another delaying tactic after being told for 6 months that the application is 'under consideration'.

Any thoughts anyone?

Ken

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Post by Gabrielle » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:57 pm

Application sent on 20/04/10
HO received on 21/04/10
COA arrived 1/06/10 (dated 21/05/10)
Wrote to H.O to inform them of change of address on 16/06/10
Emailed H.O to make sure they are aware of new address 5/08/10 received reply same day (said they would forward email to correct dept.)
Surprise package received this morning 27/08/10,it contained our passports!! RC was granted on 12/08/10.
4 Months 6 Days - From the day they received my application to the day it was returned to me!
Thanks to everyone for all your help these past months!

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Post by LEo2009 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:44 pm

I got my COA on 24th of February 2010 then married with my wife 21st of April 2010 sent all required documents to HOME OFFICE on by very end of JULY but still have not heard anything from HOME OFFICE not even any confirmation letter. I did try to call Home Office & they said that they had sent my confirmation letter right on the same week when they received my documents but I have not got anything yet. Will anyone plz tell me how long HOME OFFICE will take to decide or when I will get my passport back.

Anxiously waiting for someone to reply. Guys I really need help

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Post by maviesk » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:50 pm

Congratulations Gabrielle!

Did you receive the RC inside the passport as a sticker? I do NOT want a stand alone document, I can only begin to imagine the hassle it will cause in third countries when trying to fly back to the UK.. Who's going to trust a piece of paper?

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Post by makisig » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:43 pm

congratulations gabrielle.. :D

~news like these keeps our hopes high.. hopefully people at home office are really working hard now to get those residents cards done in less than 6 months.. god bless to us all!

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advice on EEA2

Post by benbmxer » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:39 pm

Hello guys,

Just a quick question. I intend to send my EEA2 application form tomorrow but I have the following doubt.
I entered the UK with a family permit in Nov 2009. During its validity I started to work full time and got an National Insurance Number.
Now, my Family Permit is not valid anymore since Apr 30, 2010 and I am still working. Would it be negative for my EEA2 application to send my wage slips and my contract so the HO can see I am living in the same address and flat as my wife (I'll be sending her wage slips and contract too)? Of course she is working full time and exercising her treaty rights. Do you think I can be penalised because I started working without having applied for a RC before the end of my Family Permit validity? I believe I am doing everything within my rights, correct?

Thank you for your answers!!!

BEN

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Post by Gabrielle » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:15 am

@ maviesk, Thanks. It is a sticker in my Passport. Perhaps you could request that they transfer it into your passport?

@makisig, I am really impressed with them!
I was totally surprised when I opened the package to find my documents and passports enclosed!
My advice would be to send in a very detailed, organised application file so that they can’t send anything back to you (mine weighted in at 2kg)! And always send by Special delivery with a return envelope enclosed.

Does anyone know if I need a visa to travel through the EU now that I have my RC? Or just my RC? (I’m South African, hubby is Portuguese)

Best of luck to everyone! Thank you for all your help x

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Post by danivale » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:18 pm

Gabrielle wrote:@ maviesk, Thanks. It is a sticker in my Passport. Perhaps you could request that they transfer it into your passport?

@makisig, I am really impressed with them!
I was totally surprised when I opened the package to find my documents and passports enclosed!
My advice would be to send in a very detailed, organised application file so that they can’t send anything back to you (mine weighted in at 2kg)! And always send by Special delivery with a return envelope enclosed.

Does anyone know if I need a visa to travel through the EU now that I have my RC? Or just my RC? (I’m South African, hubby is Portuguese)

Best of luck to everyone! Thank you for all your help x

You don't need anything else, just your RC.
I asked for my papers today to get my Insurance Number and the guy said that because of that the RC is gonna take even longer!!!
Can you imagine? :S
I hope I can have them for xmas as my husband is also Portuguese and we'd like to go there.

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Post by craftynick » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:01 pm

My husband's COA arrived today. We posted it on 11 August and it arrived on 04 September, taking less than 4 weeks, i was very surprised it arrived so quickly. Here's hoping his RC is as quick (though not getting my hopes up!!)

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Post by adolma999 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:08 pm

Finally my RC arrived today, a stamp on my passport valid for 5 years and issued on 24/08/2010 just before the 6 month period ended. Does everybody's resident card says: employment and bussiness activity allowed?

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Post by Mary1 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:56 pm

Hi adolma999
Does everybody's resident card says: employment and bussiness activity allowed?
Yes

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Post by hunpak » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:16 pm

adolma999 wrote:Finally my RC arrived today, a stamp on my passport valid for 5 years and issued on 24/08/2010 just before the 6 month period ended. Does everybody's resident card says: employment and bussiness activity allowed?
another Yes :)

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HO does acknowledgement for EEA2???

Post by a-jan-a » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:40 am

Hi Craftynick

My husband also sent his EEA2 on 13 august by recorded delivery. But still we do not have any acknowledgement letter from HO. But on internet Royal mail website we have Evidence of reciving on 16 august.
My question is that are HO send acknowledge about receiving EEA2 application or Not???????

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Re: HO does acknowledgement for EEA2???

Post by hunpak » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:23 am

a-jan-a wrote:Hi Craftynick

My husband also sent his EEA2 on 13 august by recorded delivery. But still we do not have any acknowledgement letter from HO. But on internet Royal mail website we have Evidence of reciving on 16 august.
My question is that are HO send acknowledge about receiving EEA2 application or Not???????
sometimes they just send the COA ...but u should call them to confirm your application

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EEA2 Residence Card - still waiting after 7 mnths!? pls help

Post by kiki84 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:06 pm

Hi there. I applied for residence card (I'm married to an Italian national) on the 23rd of February. Received my Certificate of Application early March. It has now been nearly 7 months and 2 weeks ago we sent a letter requesting an update on my application. I am now going to miss my best friend's wedding in 2 weeks time as I don't have my passport and can't travel. I am getting very impatient and need to travel next month also. I have tried to contact the number provided on the COA but it isn't possible to speak to someone to get an update. I don't really want to request for my passport to be returned before my application has been processed. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do or perhaps another number that I can try where I can actually speak to an individual?

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Post by ChIrl » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:49 pm

my friend's wife's EEA2 applications along with all original documents this week. I am wondering whether the dept will return original passports and marriage certificate for a period (say 10 days), as i will need the same for a trip to another EU country.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: EEA2 Residence Card - still waiting after 7 mnths!? pls

Post by makisig » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:07 pm

kiki84 wrote:Hi there. I applied for residence card (I'm married to an Italian national) on the 23rd of February. Received my Certificate of Application early March. It has now been nearly 7 months and 2 weeks ago we sent a letter requesting an update on my application. I am now going to miss my best friend's wedding in 2 weeks time as I don't have my passport and can't travel. I am getting very impatient and need to travel next month also. I have tried to contact the number provided on the COA but it isn't possible to speak to someone to get an update. I don't really want to request for my passport to be returned before my application has been processed. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do or perhaps another number that I can try where I can actually speak to an individual?
quoted from simple_shoes: (if you want to speak to an individual)

Phone number - 0151 672 5626
first select option 1, then option 2

Mon-Fri, working hours - 9am - 5pm
it is better to call early in the morning

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Post by kenc » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:36 am

Just received RC as an Immigration Status Document i.e. A4 paper not a stamp in passport.

Date of Application: 25 Feb 2010
RC dated: 19 Aug 2010
Date Received: 10 September.

It has been a really stressful time for us just like so many others. We hope that all of you still waiting will receive good news soon.

I must confess that I am a little annoyed that when I telephoned UKBA shortly prior to completion of 6 months we were being told "still under consideration" even though the RC and accompanying letters were all dated prior to my telephone call.

BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL.

Ken

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still under consideration

Post by Dany22 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:45 pm

Hi all,
I am newly registered on this site but i have been visiting here for about 5months now.
I have applied for an eea2 since 2009 september and am yet to recieve my RC,this application includes me and my son who is from a previous relationship.i have got my MP involved and solvit,and my solicitor as also written to the home office that we want to seek judicial review.i recieved communication from solvit saying they have intervened in the matter and that i should let them know when i recieve a communication from the home office.but i rang the home office yesterday to request an update on the application but i was told what they have always told me since my application reach 6months[still under consideration]pls guys i have seen alot of success on here pls your advice is urgently needed.does solvit really work?and does dat mean i will recieve my RC soon thank.

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Post by mamag » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:12 am

LEo2009 wrote:I got my COA on 24th of February 2010 then married with my wife 21st of April 2010 sent all required documents to HOME OFFICE on by very end of JULY but still have not heard anything from HOME OFFICE not even any confirmation letter. I did try to call Home Office & they said that they had sent my confirmation letter right on the same week when they received my documents but I have not got anything yet. Will anyone plz tell me how long HOME OFFICE will take to decide or when I will get my passport back.

Anxiously waiting for someone to reply. Guys I really need help
they are quick this days, we say around 6-7 months

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