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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 bobobo » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:41 pm

Sometimes the HO does not ask you to submit the passport again. They just issue the RC on an A4 sheet, so they might not ask you to re-submit your passport and just issue you with an RC.

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RC AND EEA2 RECEIVED

Post by PEECAY » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:07 am

APPLIED 24/05/2010
COA RECEIVED 01/07/2010
RC AND EEA2 RECEIVED ON 03/11/2010 BUT DATED 24/10/2010

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Re: Passport return

Post by bertuzzist » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:18 pm

Bombom the Frenchies wrote: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.
hello bombom,
thanks for your advice, it has been much appreciated.

I've just called UKBA and talked to an advisor requesting the passports back with the pre-paid special delivery envelope I've previously enclosed with the application.
How long did you wait after requesting your passports back? they told me it can take up to 10 days but I suppose if they are really going to use my pre-paid special delivery envelope then it'll be a lot quicker.

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Re: Passport return

Post by Bombom the Frenchies » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:23 pm

I requested my passport return on 1st Oct and received on 6th Oct.
There was a weekend, so UKBA sent back the passport in 3 days of working days including the delivery.
While that time, I checked the delivery progress using nexy day delivery tracking number.
By using this, I could know when it was coming.
bertuzzist wrote:
Bombom the Frenchies wrote: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.
hello bombom,
thanks for your advice, it has been much appreciated.

I've just called UKBA and talked to an advisor requesting the passports back with the pre-paid special delivery envelope I've previously enclosed with the application.
How long did you wait after requesting your passports back? they told me it can take up to 10 days but I suppose if they are really going to use my pre-paid special delivery envelope then it'll be a lot quicker.

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At last

Post by missy4real » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:17 pm

Got my Rc, so excited and grateful to God almighty. Application sent off in june, COA received in July, RC received on 06 november dated 25th October. Didn't call and dey didn't request for further information. Now I can leave my life cos the wait is over, thank u Lord.

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At last

Post by missy4real » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:48 pm

Got my Rc, so excited and grateful to God almighty. Application sent off in june, COA received in July, RC received on 06 november dated 25th October. Didn't call and dey didn't request for further information. Now I can leave my life cos the wait is over, thank u Lord.

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Re: got my RC today

Post by wenniv » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:39 am

simple_shoes wrote:I am so happy - I've got my passport with RC this morning. Yesterday when I called Home office and they've told me it was sent by special delivery i had included in my application before.

here is the history:
30.03.10 application sent
28.04.10 - COA received
18.06.10, 26.07.10, 4.08.10 - called HO - was told "still in a queue to be assigned to the caseworker"
17.08.10 - passport with RC back, issued on the 5 August for 5 years
total: 4 month and 18 days

good luck for all who are still waiting.

This is my first post.
I have been viewing other people's status for a long time.
today I surprisedly got my RC.

My record is here:
19 July: next day delivery to apply RC
20 July: HO received.
20 Aug: COA received ( the stamp in the letter showed 12 August)
4 Nov: requested my passport back via phone because of christmas trips
they said they will send it back in 10 working days.
11 Nov (Today) I got all document back with my passport. While I was unhappy that I only request my passport back. I found a RC sticker in my passport. It shows 8Nov 2010 for 5 years.

Process : 3month and 3 weeks

Share this joy to everyone . And wish this can encourage people who are still waiting.

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Re: Passport return

Post by bertuzzist » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:11 pm

bertuzzist wrote:hello bombom,
thanks for your advice, it has been much appreciated.

I've just called UKBA and talked to an advisor requesting the passports back with the pre-paid special delivery envelope I've previously enclosed with the application.
How long did you wait after requesting your passports back? they told me it can take up to 10 days but I suppose if they are really going to use my pre-paid special delivery envelope then it'll be a lot quicker.
I've received my passport (and my husband's) back today. It took a while because they didn't use the special delivery envelope as per instructions... :roll: :roll:
but never mind, the most important thing is we got back our freedom of movement.

Speak to you soon :wink:

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Re: got my RC today

Post by LEo2009 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:14 am

Hi Wenniv,

Many many congrats I have also submitted my application in the same month actually few days before you. I did get my COA but now waiting for RC with passport. Hope I would get soon.

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Post by GreenCardApplicant » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:02 pm

Sent application for EEA2 RC on 24/06/10
Received by UKBA on 25/06/10
Received COA on 16/07/10
Emailed on 26/07/10 to request passports back for travel
Received RC on separate A4 document on 06/11/10 - document dated 29/10/10

I never contacted them by phone or email for any updates on my application. It took just over 4 months so to all those still waiting be patient!

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Re: got my RC today

Post by wenniv » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:50 pm

LEo2009 wrote:Hi Wenniv,

Many many congrats I have also submitted my application in the same month actually few days before you. I did get my COA but now waiting for RC with passport. Hope I would get soon.

Hi LEo2009.
I didn't expect that I will get my RC so soon. So I actually just called them to ask my passport back for travel. They even send it back by special delivery for me but they did not use my special delivery envelope.

I did not call them until this call. But I tried to label every document for them. And I believe you will get yours soon since I noticed they started to process June and July.

Good Luck

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eea2

Post by mtulak » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:50 pm

has anyone applied in august/september?
plz update

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Re: eea2

Post by Carling40 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:54 pm

mtulak wrote:has anyone applied in august/september?
plz update
I applied in september, why?

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Re: eea2

Post by ChIrl » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:05 pm

My friend's wife also applied in Sept.
mtulak wrote:has anyone applied in august/september?
plz update
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Post by Tommy14 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:13 pm

Hello All:

How did everyone prove they could work while waiting for your RC ie: what documentation did you have to show to an employer indicating your legal right to work? Was there any complication? What about taxes, bank account, etc?

I have a job offer, and my wife who is from a WRS country does not, can I still apply straight for the EEA2 (this is what everyone else has said but I want to make sure)

Cheers and good luck to you all!

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Post by wenniv » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:33 am

Tommy14 wrote:Hello All:

How did everyone prove they could work while waiting for your RC ie: what documentation did you have to show to an employer indicating your legal right to work? Was there any complication? What about taxes, bank account, etc?

I have a job offer, and my wife who is from a WRS country does not, can I still apply straight for the EEA2 (this is what everyone else has said but I want to make sure)

Cheers and good luck to you all!
When you apply and post it out. You will get COA after one month approximately.

The COA is the document in which states you are under the status of RC application. And you can use COA as the proof to show to the employer. But for bank account, maybe you should call the bank to ask. BTW, you should also apply National Insurance(NI) before you can work.

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Re: eea2

Post by mtulak » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:19 am

Carling40 wrote:
mtulak wrote:has anyone applied in august/september?
plz update
I applied in september, why?



just wondered, no one uploaded any info about sending application in september, or when they recived COA,, etc. when u received ur COA? u had FMRS?

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Re: eea2

Post by mtulak » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:19 am

ChIrl wrote:My wife also applied in Sept.
mtulak wrote:has anyone applied in august/september?
plz update


just wondered, no one uploaded any info about sending application in september, or when they recived COA,, etc. when u received ur COA? u had FMRS?

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Re: eea2

Post by Carling40 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:16 am

mtulak wrote:
Carling40 wrote:
mtulak wrote:has anyone applied in august/september?
plz update
I applied in september, why?



just wondered, no one uploaded any info about sending application in september, or when they recived COA,, etc. when u received ur COA? u had FMRS?
okay here it goes timeline so far

I applied for EEA2 (spouse)
submitted 01/09/10
COA dated 14/09/10 recieved early november( thanks to the royal mail, as i never got the first one)

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eea2 process

Post by mtulak » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:05 pm

letter frm UKBA dated 19th july

The current processing time for EEA2 applications that do not require further enquiries is 2.7 months

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/3 ... 0.doc.html

what do you think?
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Re: eea2 process

Post by Carling40 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:26 pm

mtulak wrote:any idea what is the current processing time of EEA2?
I read on this forum last month (oct) they were dealing with june/july applications

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applied in 13 Aug

Post by a-jan-a » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:22 pm

applied 13 aug
Got COA 1 Sep
Still waitng , i did not Phone to HO
Do you thing i will get in Decemmber?

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eea2 only topic

Post by The Applicant » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:52 am

just my foot steps

applied 20-06-2010
COA recived 02-08-2010
RC recived 22-11-2010 dated 16-11-2010

the forum has been very helpful for me hope it is for u as we making the forum so please do update to the others and vis versa helping other is helping ur self
i wish u all the best guys
:arrow: see u around

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Received EEA2 Residence Card

Post by cnman » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:01 pm

Hello!! I am so happy as I received my EEA2 residence card.

Here's the process of my application:

20 June: Send applicaiton
1 July: refused due to evidence of medical insurance
8 July : applied again
19 August: Received COA
25 November: Received Residence card dated 19 November

Total of 5months. I have another friend of mine that applied 2 weeks earlier than me. He received his residence card 2 weeks before me. This proof that the Home Office is doing something to get all the application sorted. So don't worry for those that are waiting, you'll get your residence card soon!!

I would like to thanks this forum as I do learned alot about my application and it answers all my questions about my application too.

It sort of calm me down when i am worrying about if they will refuse my application as i read people getting their residence card.

I think i am a little long winded now :D. All the best everyone

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Re: Received EEA2 Residence Card

Post by cnman » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:43 pm

Also my docs is sent using special next day delivery :D
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