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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 Hav72 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:59 pm

Hi there,

Submitted application in early October, got COA a couple of weeks later on 18/10/10. I've called twice to ask, and both times I've been turned down. They say that they can't give any info.

Anyone has been the same situation? Did you manage to get around it?

Txns.

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Post by chelseaM » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:26 pm

Hi Hav72,
I was in a similar situation. I applied in October too, got COA late October. Then no news. Until recently I couldn't get through to anyone at all-voicemail all the time. Then someone on this forum advised to call 01516725626, then press option1,then option2 and you should be able to get through to someone who can give you information. Make sure you have your case ID number ready and be very polite.I have been advised that my application is in the final stage.Since you applied arround the same time this might be the case with you too. Good luck

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Please experts any idea?

Post by ariana » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:41 pm

HI ALL,
Please need some help regarding my application EEA4:
iam not EU came in UK june 2002
OCT 2004 married with EU in UK
FEB 2006 I recive Res Card till FEB 2011
2007 - we have a child apply for her res card,and now in my passport 2 res card for my self (one exp feb 2011,second oct 2012) and my child res card exp oct 2012.
nov 2008- divorce with my ex. ( married for 4 years)
applyed EEA4 with my child 09/12/2010 got COA today.Its says - Thank you for application for Permanent Residence Card. And all text as usuall,but at the end of letter:
-At this stage we are unable to confirm your right to work in the United Kingdom. This will depend on the outcome of the application. The enclosed Questions and Answers sheet provides more information about employment rights.

Why?
I supply all relevant documents with my application ( mar. certificate,divorce,ex husbant working from 2004-till now never stop,i am self emloyment all this time,child nursery letter, joint bank account,my comoany account and letter from accounter and revenue,all consil tax and bills for both names froom 2004-2008 and all....).
I dont understand what HO mean - We will consider your application but may need to contact you for some additional or alternative evidence.Until work on your application has been completed we will not be able to provide confirmation on your current status.
Its mean i have no right to work now? But how iam going to live? and my child?for 6 month waiting time? they ant me to close my company untill they consider my application?
What do you think? Probably its new Coa letter from this year.
Pleas dear experts i need your help and advise. Thanks.

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Re: Please experts any idea?

Post by 86ti » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:46 pm

Please, keep your question in a single thread.

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Post by Hav72 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:33 pm

chelseaM wrote:Hi Hav72,
I was in a similar situation. I applied in October too, got COA late October. Then no news. Until recently I couldn't get through to anyone at all-voicemail all the time. Then someone on this forum advised to call 01516725626, then press option1,then option2 and you should be able to get through to someone who can give you information. Make sure you have your case ID number ready and be very polite.I have been advised that my application is in the final stage.Since you applied arround the same time this might be the case with you too. Good luck
Hi Chelsea,

I finally got through today, but they said that my case was being processed, not final stage yet. I guess I will have to be patient.

Thanks anyway.

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Post by easy77 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:00 pm

Hi guys!! Called HO today and was told my application is in final stages and should expect documents back soon.

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Post by Hav72 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:26 pm

easy77 wrote:Hi guys!! Called HO today and was told my application is in final stages and should expect documents back soon.
Congrats! I'm still in the "processing time" bunch.

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Post by hassain » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:36 pm

final stage mean that your application been completed and in the printing stage to be dispatch soon , remember when you recived your PR you will notes what Iam saying by looking at the date if issue,
good luck to all ,

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Post by chelseaM » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:00 am

Hi everyone! Finally received my PR! :D :D :D
Applied: beg of October 2010
COA received: 15 Oct 2010
Called them:13 Jan 2011- told application in final stage.
PR received: 27 Jan 2011
PR stamped 13 Jan 2011
@ easy77- Congrats!!! Now it shouldn't be too long before you get your passport back, probably 2 weeks or so.
Many thanks for your support everyone, especially lisus and easy77!
Good luck to all of you waiting!

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Post by Hav72 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:28 am

chelseaM wrote:Hi everyone! Finally received my PR! :D :D :D
Applied: beg of October 2010
COA received: 15 Oct 2010
Called them:13 Jan 2011- told application in final stage.
PR received: 27 Jan 2011
PR stamped 13 Jan 2011
@ easy77- Congrats!!! Now it shouldn't be too long before you get your passport back, probably 2 weeks or so.
Many thanks for your support everyone, especially lisus and easy77!
Good luck to all of you waiting!
Congrats!

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got pr letter

Post by dj25000 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:58 pm

Hi all,

Got my papers and the PR document today. My time-line was -

Obtained PR status - 10/09/2010
Applied for eea4 - 10/09/2010
Received PR document- 01/02/2011
Date on PR - 26/01/2011

Thanks goes to all who helped with info and best of luck to everyone waiting. Now waiting for passport...

Thanks,
DJ25000

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Post by Hav72 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:30 am

Finally I was told application in in its final stage. waiting almost over.

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passport

Post by dj25000 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:50 am

got my passport back next day...2nd class recorded mail.... :x

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Post by Hav72 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:18 pm

So did I.

Applied in mid October
COA received on 18 Oct.
Stamped 31 Jan 2011
Received today 9 Feb 2011.

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Post by Hats » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:27 pm

Hi All,

I've been reading the board for a while and everything on the board has been very useful, so I though I would contribute as well ....

I submitted my EEA4 application on the 4th October 2010 and got the COA on the 20th October 2010.
I received my passpot with the PR stamp today.

Hope this helps to anyone with similar timescales as mine...

Good luck all...

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Post by leonardo2006 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:12 pm

:lol: hi.i just need some help pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaasssseeeeeeeeeee :( i must apply for eea4 in march.ive been married for 5 years then to my husband we both been employed in same job for 7 years.i have son that is 4.we claimed joint tax credits.and we had problems then lived apart for 6 months,in that 6 month i claimed single work and child tax credits.since we came back together i made it a joint claim,my husband portuguese and im south african.will it affect my application???

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Post by sasim » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:04 pm

hi guyZ
I've received my passport yesterday from my solicitor with PR sticker on it.
its dated 25th feb 2011.
I sent my case on 30 november ,got COA in jan 2011 and got my passport back in 27th feb 2011.(my solicitor kept my passport for a week b/c he was away).
so its less than 3 months
thanks for ur support specially booboo and nanado.
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Post by Fabelis » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:11 pm

Hi Guys,

I've sent the eea4 application form the 10th of February but haven't received the COA which is see here it's repeatedly mentioned. Is that something I am supposed to receive? Or does it apply only in particular cases?

Basically after a month I haven't received any comunication from HO, I know through Royal Post they've got the documents by post but that's all. Right now we both live in UK without documents and neither a paper saying they are hold by HO. Doesn't make much sense.

Thanks

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Post by aleyandra » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:47 pm

Fabelis wrote:Hi Guys,

I've sent the eea4 application form the 10th of February but haven't received the COA which is see here it's repeatedly mentioned. Is that something I am supposed to receive? Or does it apply only in particular cases?

Thanks
For some strange reson they do not seem to send COA to everybody. My partner applied in October and still has not recieved his COA. He rang the HO to check and his application is under consideration. Keeping our fingers crossed and praying.

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Post by raviyats » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:45 am

Hi

I've been reading this forum for while now and it helped me a lot with my application, now I want to contribute to it as well. I was granted Permanent residence on 18 March, the parcel arrived on the 29th. This was my time frame- applied on the 9th of December, COA received in January, never called the HO only once in December to check whether they've received my application, since then tried to forget about it altogether. So overall its only 3 months wait, even less then we had to wait for EEA3 sent the year before that (8 months wait on that one). Wanted to thank everybody on this forum sharing their experience.Please feel free to ask any info. Thanks again.

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