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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 The Applicant » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:02 pm

Belluci wrote:Application sent 11/05/10
HO recieved 12/05/10
COA recieved 23/06/10
It's nearly 5 months that Im still waiting for my RC.


hello Bellucci just a quick one, did u called them? if u did what they r saying

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Post by Bombom the Frenchies » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:37 pm

To Carling40

Did you apply for the RC as spouse or unmarried partner?
It may make difference.
I believe you sent the applications to Liverpool.
Is it right?

I read you contacted the office on 30th Sep.
They might notice that the COA hadn't sent out for you on the day.
If so, it may take about 10 days as my COA was dated on 22nd Sep and received on 2nd Oct.
This was sent by second class mail (not recorded for).
Or postoffice lost it.

I think what you can do is wait about a week more and contact the office again.
Carling40 wrote:
Bombom the Frenchies wrote:Just my footstep
I applied EEA2 as spouse of EEA national (French)

Sent application: 09/09/2010
Application received: 10/09/2010

Now I am waiting for the COA.
Once I got news, I will update.
congrats on getting ur COA i sent mine on 01/09/2010
recieved by HO on 02/09/2010! its the 05/10/2010 and still no COA :(

maybe its because its EEA1 and EEA2 at d same time :(

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Re: Can I send 2nd passport with EEA2 without Family Permit?

Post by Bombom the Frenchies » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:00 pm

To cmdawson

My passport does not have the family permit.
I applied for the RC with this passport.
So far I haven't heard anything about it.

I don't think the family permit is the requirement for the RC.

I wondered this point as well.
As I am non-visa national, I don't need visa to enter UK.
The family permit web page from UK border agency says
'Non-EEA family members should get an EEA family permit before they travel to the UK if they are visa nationals'
So technically non-visa nationals don't have to get a family permit to enter UK.
As consequence, non-visa nationals can apply for the RC without the family permit.
That's my understanding.
cmdawson wrote:Hi all,
I'm trying to figure out how to do this without losing my passport for 6 months. I can get a 2nd US passport valid for 2 years, but this will obviously not have my current 6-month family permit included. Do you think this would work or am I absolutely required to send the passport that has the family permit?

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Post by Carling40 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:56 pm

Bombom the Frenchies wrote:To Carling40

Did you apply for the RC as spouse or unmarried partner?
It may make difference.
I believe you sent the applications to Liverpool.
Is it right?

I read you contacted the office on 30th Sep.
They might notice that the COA hadn't sent out for you on the day.
If so, it may take about 10 days as my COA was dated on 22nd Sep and received on 2nd Oct.
This was sent by second class mail (not recorded for).
Or postoffice lost it.

I think what you can do is wait about a week more and contact the office again.
Carling40 wrote:
Bombom the Frenchies wrote:Just my footstep
I applied EEA2 as spouse of EEA national (French)

Sent application: 09/09/2010
Application received: 10/09/2010

Now I am waiting for the COA.
Once I got news, I will update.
congrats on getting ur COA i sent mine on 01/09/2010
recieved by HO on 02/09/2010! its the 05/10/2010 and still no COA :(

maybe its because its EEA1 and EEA2 at d same time :(
i applied as a spouse

the person i spoke to said it will be sent in a day or two, with another 10 days am thinking i should recieve it around the 15th of october hopefully, do u know if the COA is sent to the home address or correspondence address?

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still waiting

Post by jelly1986 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:19 pm

EEAwaiting wrote:
Belluci wrote:Application sent 11/05/10
HO recieved 12/05/10
COA recieved 23/06/10
It's nearly 5 months that Im still waiting for my RC.
Do not worry, now they are still processing April application.
6 months already, some of us still waiting, but as the other people example,
it will take nearly 7 month arrive to your hand.
still keep positive waiting
Hello Everybody!
I'm still awaiting too. Applied in April for EEA. In July requested both passports for emergency travel. I was seriously ill, finally had treatment in UK. I've informed them that we haven't traveled. Passports still at home. Silence from HO. They're rude on phone, don't tell anything....
Here's brief story.
Application sent 10/04/2010
HO received 13/04/2010
COA dated 18/05/2010
It'll be 6 months next week...I want to see my mom...I want to go on Holiday... :(
Is it true that waiting time depends of applicants citezenship? I'm russian. There's an opinion that they can keep it as long as they want just because I'm russian.... :evil:

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Post by Belluci » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:25 pm

Hey guy !

I called them twice , first time just to changed my address and second time just to check waht's going on with my application .I was told told that they 've changed my address in the database and it's still under consideration. Anyway Im working and don't really worry that much cuz i've got no plan to travel. :D

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Re: still waiting

Post by EEAwaiting » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:15 pm

jelly1986 wrote:
EEAwaiting wrote:
Belluci wrote:Application sent 11/05/10
HO recieved 12/05/10
COA recieved 23/06/10
It's nearly 5 months that Im still waiting for my RC.
Do not worry, now they are still processing April application.
6 months already, some of us still waiting, but as the other people example,
it will take nearly 7 month arrive to your hand.
still keep positive waiting
Hello Everybody!
I'm still awaiting too. Applied in April for EEA. In July requested both passports for emergency travel. I was seriously ill, finally had treatment in UK. I've informed them that we haven't traveled. Passports still at home. Silence from HO. They're rude on phone, don't tell anything....
Here's brief story.
Application sent 10/04/2010
HO received 13/04/2010
COA dated 18/05/2010
It'll be 6 months next week...I want to see my mom...I want to go on Holiday... :(
Is it true that waiting time depends of applicants citezenship? I'm russian. There's an opinion that they can keep it as long as they want just because I'm russian.... :evil:
Do not worry, me and other person sent earlier than u, still not received.
Did u call them? they told me in finaly stage. I believe we will receive it by the end of this month. I do not think they will decide by nationality. Most depend on your partner status, like working,study or self-employment

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Post by Belluci » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:00 pm

Im Thai :) and still waiting ...

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Post by Xenia » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:16 pm

:wink:I'm Ukrainian and still waiting :roll:

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Its a YES!!!

Post by makisig » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:06 am

Just received our residence cards this morning. I'd like to share our time line:

Applied - 09 Apr2010
CoA received - 17 May 2010
-Called the HO twice to check the status.
RC Issued - 29September 2010
RC Received - 08 October 2010

They approved our RC 2 weeks before the 6 month period. Me and my bother applied as a Family Member of an EEA National (Spanish).
RC is a sticker in our passport. 5 years expiry, with a remarks of Employment and Business Activites Allowed. We feel so blessed! Finally we can start looking for work after almost a year of un-employment. GOD is really really good. All those feelings of frustration and depression were all gone now. Keep up the faith guys. Pray pray pray..May you receive your RCs soon! God Bless to everyone!

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Re: Its a YES!!!

Post by EEAwaiting » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:47 am

makisig wrote:Just received our residence cards this morning. I'd like to share our time line:

Applied - 09 Apr2010
CoA received - 17 May 2010
-Called the HO twice to check the status.
RC Issued - 29September 2010
RC Received - 08 October 2010

They approved our RC 2 weeks before the 6 month period. Me and my bother applied as a Family Member of an EEA National (Spanish).
RC is a sticker in our passport. 5 years expiry, with a remarks of Employment and Business Activites Allowed. We feel so blessed! Finally we can start looking for work after almost a year of un-employment. GOD is really really good. All those feelings of frustration and depression were all gone now. Keep up the faith guys. Pray pray pray..May you receive your RCs soon! God Bless to everyone!
I sent before u but still waiting, hope will receive soon. Very happy for u:)

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Re: Its a YES!!!

Post by Xenia » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:53 am

makisig wrote:Just received our residence cards this morning.
That's great!
Congratulations!!!!
I hope my RC will be in my arms soon too :)

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Post by EEAwaiting » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:10 pm

it is over 6 months now since I sent my application. called still at final stage, and wait for final decision. How long will be at this stage? anyone has the same situation now?

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I'm confuse...

Post by danivale » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:12 pm

I'm married to an european citizen, he's been liviing and working here for the past 6 years. I sent my application to the HO and they received it on 9/7/2010.
I tried to apply for an Insurance Number and today I got a letter from the Job Centre saying that it was denied because I don t have enough documents to prove that I have the right to work here...
When I called the Job Centre really pissed I told them that I went to the interview with my marriage certificate, the COA letter from the HO, a letter from my employer, my passport and I don t know what else do they need to verify that I can work in this country, and they told me that they called the HO and they said that I don t have the right to work in here????
Did anybody have problems like that?
I had the idea that if I m married to an european citizen that is proof enough

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Post by BrazUK » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:55 am

Its so quiet.. :?

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Almost 5 months and still nothing...

Post by fabnf » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:09 am

Hi,

Just to give an update, my husband who is brazilian applied for the EEA2 in May (I'm Italian), application was received by the HO on 18/05, COA received about 2 months ago and now we are getting to 5 months of waiting. I really want to believe that before the 6 months deadline he will receive his visa but reading this forum makes me think that they don't care about this deadline at all and the truth is that no one will do anything about it because it takes time and money to sue these bastards.

Since we got married in May (before sending the application) we didn't have a chance to go on our honeymoon because HO have our passports, it is terrible!

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Re: Almost 5 months and still nothing...

Post by EEAwaiting » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:15 am

fabnf wrote:Hi,

Just to give an update, my husband who is brazilian applied for the EEA2 in May (I'm Italian), application was received by the HO on 18/05, COA received about 2 months ago and now we are getting to 5 months of waiting. I really want to believe that before the 6 months deadline he will receive his visa but reading this forum makes me think that they don't care about this deadline at all and the truth is that no one will do anything about it because it takes time and money to sue these bastards.

Since we got married in May (before sending the application) we didn't have a chance to go on our honeymoon because HO have our passports, it is terrible!
Hi, I have the same situation like u, wish to do so many things after get Visa, but our application to today is 6 month and 1 week. Called they still have not made decision. I do not know how long will take more.

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Post by BrazUK » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:08 am

BrazUK wrote:My wife applied for EEA2 as spouse of EEA national (Italy)
Sent application: 07/04/2010.
Applicaton received: 08/04/2010.
COA received: 25/05/10.

Still waiting for RC.

My wife just received her RC, issued on 04/10/10 received today 15/10/10. 6 months and 7 days. :D

Good luck for all. :D

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Post by AKDK » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:04 pm

BrazUK wrote:
BrazUK wrote:My wife applied for EEA2 as spouse of EEA national (Italy)
Sent application: 07/04/2010.
Applicaton received: 08/04/2010.
COA received: 25/05/10.

Still waiting for RC.

My wife just received her RC, issued on 04/10/10 received today 15/10/10. 6 months and 7 days. :D

Good luck for all. :D
Hi BrazUK, really happy for you. Can you tell me how did they post the package to you by First of Second class recorded? I called them on Monday they said the decision has been made and the documents were sent by second class recorded. Still nothing came through. Called them yesterday and asked for tracking number. But it appears they only posted them on Wednesday. Really hoping to receive it today. Its driving me mad :(

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Post by BrazUK » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:41 pm

AKDK wrote:
BrazUK wrote:
BrazUK wrote:My wife applied for EEA2 as spouse of EEA national (Italy)
Sent application: 07/04/2010.
Applicaton received: 08/04/2010.
COA received: 25/05/10.

Still waiting for RC.

My wife just received her RC, issued on 04/10/10 received today 15/10/10. 6 months and 7 days. :D

Good luck for all. :D
Hi BrazUK, really happy for you. Can you tell me how did they post the package to you by First of Second class recorded? I called them on Monday they said the decision has been made and the documents were sent by second class recorded. Still nothing came through. Called them yesterday and asked for tracking number. But it appears they only posted them on Wednesday. Really hoping to receive it today. Its driving me mad :(

They sent as Second Class Recorded signed for. Probaly you will receive it tomorrow.
Be pacient...

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Post by AKDK » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:49 pm

BrazUK wrote:
AKDK wrote:
BrazUK wrote:
BrazUK wrote:My wife applied for EEA2 as spouse of EEA national (Italy)
Sent application: 07/04/2010.
Applicaton received: 08/04/2010.
COA received: 25/05/10.

Still waiting for RC.

My wife just received her RC, issued on 04/10/10 received today 15/10/10. 6 months and 7 days. :D

Good luck for all. :D
Hi BrazUK, really happy for you. Can you tell me how did they post the package to you by First of Second class recorded? I called them on Monday they said the decision has been made and the documents were sent by second class recorded. Still nothing came through. Called them yesterday and asked for tracking number. But it appears they only posted them on Wednesday. Really hoping to receive it today. Its driving me mad :(

They sent as Second Class Recorded signed for. Probaly you will receive it tomorrow.
Be pacient...
Thanks for your reply. Well i guess there is no alternative to just wait until Monday :( I just hope the decision is positive. Thank you again :)

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Post by EEAwaiting » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:14 pm

They told me, my application is completed. will receive all the documents next week. But they do not tell me my decision through phone...

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Yessssss

Post by AKDK » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:51 am

Hi guys,

Got my RP today. Here is my timeline:

Applications sent: 26/04/10
Received by HO: 27/04/10
COA received: 03/06/10
RP received :18/10/10.

Total waiting time: 5m 3weeks.

Good luck to those who still wait.

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Re: still waiting

Post by jelly1986 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:17 pm

jelly1986 wrote:
EEAwaiting wrote:
Belluci wrote:Application sent 11/05/10
HO recieved 12/05/10
COA recieved 23/06/10
It's nearly 5 months that Im still waiting for my RC.
Do not worry, now they are still processing April application.
6 months already, some of us still waiting, but as the other people example,
it will take nearly 7 month arrive to your hand.
still keep positive waiting
Hello Everybody!
I'm still awaiting too. Applied in April for EEA. In July requested both passports for emergency travel. I was seriously ill, finally had treatment in UK. I've informed them that we haven't traveled. Passports still at home. Silence from HO. They're rude on phone, don't tell anything....
Here's brief story.
Application sent 10/04/2010
HO received 13/04/2010
COA dated 18/05/2010
It'll be 6 months next week...I want to see my mom...I want to go on Holiday... :(
Is it true that waiting time depends of applicants citezenship? I'm russian. There's an opinion that they can keep it as long as they want just because I'm russian.... :evil:
HELOOOOO! IT's me again))) I'just received my RC dated 07/10/10. But I rceived it only at friday 15/10/10,so they've issued just before the end of 6 months period. My RC is placed on A4 paper, but it's more plus than minus because they told me that if my passport expires i don't have to reaaply for new RC, because it wasn't sticked to my old passport. So I have to travel with this paper every time. Slightly inconviniet but anyway I'm so happy! WISH ALL THE BEST TO PEOLPE WHO STILL WAIT!!!

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