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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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Belluci
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Post by Belluci » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:21 am

Finally I got my RC

11/05/10 Application sent
12/05/10 HO received
23/06/ COA received
21/10/10 RC recieved (issued 18/10/10) sticked oin my passport and valid for 5 years

Good luck to you all

maviesk
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Post by maviesk » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:31 pm

The nightmare is finally over for us, as of today!

Note, we first submitted our application, without any errors in March.. It was then returned to us (landing on our door step 1 month late due to the Royal Mail) asking for health insurance, even though we'd already included it. We then resubmitted the application just as we'd sent it the first time. Fabulous efficiency, I'm sure you'll agree.

It took 5 months and 4 days to return. Sent on May 17th

What may be of interest is that I'm a dual national.. British/Irish.. And I used my Irish nationality though I've never lived in Ireland. I lived in Turkey for 6 years.. But my partner still got his RC.. So there's hope for dual nationals at the moment.

Good luck to everyone else!

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Post by EEAwaiting » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:06 pm

Why everyone received, I am still waiting. Sent 08/04/2010.
Told in the despatch since last Friday, Still not received.

AKDK
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Post by AKDK » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:34 pm

EEAwaiting wrote:Why everyone received, I am still waiting. Sent 08/04/2010.
Told in the despatch since last Friday, Still not received.
did u aske them your royal mail tracking number?

EEAwaiting
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Post by EEAwaiting » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:09 pm

AKDK wrote:
EEAwaiting wrote:Why everyone received, I am still waiting. Sent 08/04/2010.
Told in the despatch since last Friday, Still not received.
did u aske them your royal mail tracking number?
Yes I did, but they told me they have not posted yet.....

Belluci
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Post by Belluci » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:12 am

I sent special delivery envelop along with application . That's why I got it just one day after they dispatch cuz it guarantee for next day delivery.

EEAwaiting
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Post by EEAwaiting » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:49 am

Belluci wrote:I sent special delivery envelop along with application . That's why I got it just one day after they dispatch cuz it guarantee for next day delivery.
I did the same thing like u as well. not sure they will use it or not.
the problem is that they still not post it.
I have to wait for next week. It is nearly 7 months.

SunBlue
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Post by SunBlue » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:09 pm

I sent a prepaid special delivery envelope and they never used it nor sent it back to me. It just disappeared!

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Re: Almost 5 months and still nothing...

Post by fabnf » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:48 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 all! Good news! My husband received his residence visa on 18/10/10
issued on: 15/10/10
5 months is the time it took.

Now I can finally book our honeymoon :)

All the best for you all, hang in there!

Carling40
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coa

Post by Carling40 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:09 pm

Another monday no COA, anybody help HO said they have sent COA on the 14/10/10 (thursday)! I've confirmed the address they sent it to and its the correct one, Today is 25/10/10 and still nothing! Any advice pleasseee I need to get a job!!

fabnf
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Re: coa

Post by fabnf » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:46 pm

Carling40 wrote:Another monday no COA, anybody help HO said they have sent COA on the 14/10/10 (thursday)! I've confirmed the address they sent it to and its the correct one, Today is 25/10/10 and still nothing! Any advice pleasseee I need to get a job!!
Hi,

If you provided HO with a pre paid envelope like I did, tracking that number was useless for me. I tracked that bloody number every day for 5 months and even when HO did send the RC it still says "Sorry no packages found for that reference" on the Royal Mail website.

Carling40
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Re: coa

Post by Carling40 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:07 pm

fabnf wrote:
Carling40 wrote:Another monday no COA, anybody help HO said they have sent COA on the 14/10/10 (thursday)! I've confirmed the address they sent it to and its the correct one, Today is 25/10/10 and still nothing! Any advice pleasseee I need to get a job!!
Hi,

If you provided HO with a pre paid envelope like I did, tracking that number was useless for me. I tracked that bloody number every day for 5 months and even when HO did send the RC it still says "Sorry no packages found for that reference" on the Royal Mail website.
I didn't include any prepaid return envelopes, am reffering to the certificate of application when an EEA 2 application is submitted! I still haven't received it!

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EEA 2

Post by mtulak » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:34 pm

APPLIED 01/10
HO RECEIVED 04/10
NO COA
Last edited by mtulak on Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

bobobo
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Re: EEA 2

Post by bobobo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:52 am

Currently it is taking atleast 4-6 weeks to recieve COA, I understand that the dates you ahve provided are dd/mm and not mm/yy, if however you have not received the COA after 6 weeks call the HO and confirm if they can send you a COA.
mtulak wrote:APPLIED 01/10
HO RECEIVED 04/10
NO COA

Carling40
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coa

Post by Carling40 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:15 pm

does anyone know if the HO can send COA by recorded delivery? its been 2 weeks since they confirmed they got my request by fax and they said they have sent it! as i didnt get it the first time after i submitted my EEA 2 application.

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Re: coa

Post by bobobo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:26 pm

HO Send COA by second class post, no recorded delivery. The passport comes 2nd class recorded delivery.
Carling40 wrote:does anyone know if the HO can send COA by recorded delivery? its been 2 weeks since they confirmed they got my request by fax and they said they have sent it! as i didnt get it the first time after i submitted my EEA 2 application.

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Post by EEAwaiting » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:22 am

Just got my RC,
sent 07/04/10
received 29/10/10
issued 29/09/10.

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Post by bobobo » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:36 am

Congrats Mate
EEAwaiting wrote:Just got my RC,
sent 07/04/10
received 29/10/10
issued 29/09/10.

bidasoa
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Re: EEA 2

Post by bidasoa » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:09 am

mtulak wrote:APPLIED 01/10
HO RECEIVED 04/10
NO COA
On our side, application received by HO on 29/09/2010.
We recieved our COA on the 29/10/2010. Letter was dated 20/10/2010.
So 1 month to get it!

blueforest007
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Re: Almost 5 months and still nothing...

Post by blueforest007 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:46 pm

Guys i m in great problem my eea2 was rejected because my wife is not registered under Worker Registration Scheme (WRS) they have given me 8 days to apeal any solutions please .......

mtulak
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Re: EEA 2

Post by mtulak » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:40 pm

UPDTED

APPLIED 01/10/09
HO RECEIVED 04/10/09
COA ISSUED 26/10/09
COA RECEIVED 01/11/09
.................................
Counting starts

Tocco
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Post by Tocco » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:52 am

Hi All,

App Rcvd on the 15/06/10
COA Rcvd on the 17/07/10
With a Case ID and a Ref number.[/quote]

Tocco
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Post by Tocco » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:55 am

Tocco wrote:Hi All,

App Rcvd on the 15/06/10
COA Rcvd on the 17/07/10
With a Case ID and a Ref number.
[/quote]

Hi All,

RC Issued - 26 October 2010
RC Received - 01 November 2010
4months and 2 weeks.
Never Called them at all.

bertuzzist
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Post by bertuzzist » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:02 pm

Hi all,
I'm new here after reading your very helpful suggestions for a while.

I would like to ask you a question:
I've sent my application on Oct,5th and HO has received on Oct 6th.
Today I've gotten my CoA...the problem is: together with my application I had included a covering letter asking for my passport (and my husband's) back asap since we are due to a friend's weeding on Nov,23rd. The CoA gives me a "case ID": do you think they are already working on my application and I should wait or do you believe I would better call them to remind my travel plans?

Any suggestions appreciated, thanks a lot

Bombom the Frenchies
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Passport return

Post by Bombom the Frenchies » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:30 pm

Hi bertuzzist

I requested my passport return at the moment of application as well.
Even though I received the COA, UKBA didn't send me back my passport without request.

This is what I did..
First I sent e-mail which is only for requesting passport back as it was not within 10days of travel.
Nothing happened.
So I called UKBA for my passport return when it gets to 10days of travel.
Then UKBA returned my passport with next day delivery which I enclosed togather with my application.
I made sure that UKBA uses the enclosed envelop when I called up UKBA.

I made application in mid September, but I haven't asked to return my passport to UKBA yet.
So I don't think your application is in process yet.
Also I called them yesterday asking how long it will take for me to get RC.
UKBA answered now they are making decisions for applications made in June and July.

If I were you, I make phone call to UKBA requesting passport return as soon as possible.
bertuzzist wrote:Hi all,
I'm new here after reading your very helpful suggestions for a while.

I would like to ask you a question:
I've sent my application on Oct,5th and HO has received on Oct 6th.
Today I've gotten my CoA...the problem is: together with my application I had included a covering letter asking for my passport (and my husband's) back asap since we are due to a friend's weeding on Nov,23rd. The CoA gives me a "case ID": do you think they are already working on my application and I should wait or do you believe I would better call them to remind my travel plans?

Any suggestions appreciated, thanks a lot

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