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The actual handling of the application probably doesn't take more than 1-2 hours but it's the backlog that causes the delay i.e. more applications than the number of people who could handle them so they just wait in a long queue/pile. With the cuts in the number of HO staff, I don't expect it to get any better.Marco25 wrote:Hi yankeegirl,
In response to your question I have to say that unfortunatly there is no straight forward pattern for uk border agency to deal with applications, I don't understand why should take 6 month or more in first place, I really wants to know what do they check which take so long. My personal opinion is they do it purposely to play with applicant mind. Good luck
Congratulations.really good news.hope I will get my pr soon as I applied in September as well. Did they put ur pr in ur passports or it is card like the eaa nationals have?Marco25 wrote:Hi all,
I have got my PR confirmation today.
Applied in September
Confirmation received in mid October
Pr today 24/01/13.
I just send myself and my wife(French) passport.
Also last 5 years p60 by my wife EU national and tenancy agreement on both name for last 5 years. No more no less I did not send any thing related to my work in uk at all, very light package.
I would advise you not to send irrelevant document, just make it easy for case worker, good luck to every one who is waiting.
Thanks,I wonder how my pr will b issued as I have requested my passport back.does anyone know how HO issue pr when the passport is not in HO?Marco25 wrote:Hi renu,
Thanks, it's a endorsement in my passport similar to resident card but instead of writing familly member of EU just is written permanent resident card and renew date is in 10 years time plus it's written no restriction for work. And also seprate letter confirming my right.
Thanks,I hope it will look genuine to show at work place.Marco25 wrote:Renu, they endorse it on A4 paper for you.
I know PR is better than RC but I kind of like RC than that of PR, if you are traveling within Europe with or without your EEA Partner no one will ask you for visa if you have RC but you can be rejected entry with PR.renu wrote:Thanks,I hope it will look genuine to show at work place.Marco25 wrote:Renu, they endorse it on A4 paper for you.
If you travel anywhere(in Europe or out) you either have to be with your EEA spouse or get the visa, if you have RC, otherwise you will be rejected!!! I don't know about PR as I haven't got it yet but I'm certain it will be the same!uk4rex.co.uk wrote:I know PR is better than RC but I kind of like RC than that of PR, if you are traveling within Europe with or without your EEA Partner no one will ask you for visa if you have RC but you can be rejected entry with PR.renu wrote:Thanks,I hope it will look genuine to show at work place.Marco25 wrote:Renu, they endorse it on A4 paper for you.
I got my RC in March 2010 and my PR in April 2012 but I make sure it was on A4 paper instead of my passport because I enjoy using my RC to travel all over Europe without visa.
Sounds bizarre on the face of it. What reason did the UKBA give for the refusal?Aladin0987 wrote:Just to let u guys know my little strange story
-Been married for 5 years and lived togethr for 7 years
-My wife got PR after succesful EEA3 application
-I applied for EEA4 on 02 February 2012
Got refused on 04 January 2013 What a Regime
That's wise. One of the most important tasks is to study for, book and pass the Life in the UK test as soon as possible. I am currently studying for mine next week as once my PR confirmation comes through i'll be applying to naturalise.dsab85 wrote: Already planning and preparing for Citizenship application, as my wife will be able to apply in 4 months.