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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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casperguy
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My EEA4 Application Timeline

Post by casperguy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:25 pm

I check here regularly for others' timeline.
Just want to share mine now:

My EEA4 application submitted on the 15th November 2012.
Application granted and received my documents / passport back today 12th February 2013.
Slightly less than 3 months.

Good Luck to everyone!!!

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Post by ravii » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:31 pm

Casperguy,could you please let us know what documents you attached along with your EEA 4 form?
Best regards

renu
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Re: My EEA4 Application Timeline

Post by renu » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:07 pm

casperguy wrote:I check here regularly for others' timeline.
Just want to share mine now:

My EEA4 application submitted on the 15th November 2012.
Application granted and received my documents / passport back today 12th February 2013.
Slightly less than 3 months.

Good Luck to everyone!!!

Congratulations,5 months since submitted my application,stil waiting.

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Re: My EEA4 Application Timeline

Post by Polina » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:22 pm

[quote="casperguy"]I check here regularly for others' timeline.
Just want to share mine now:

My EEA4 application submitted on the 15th November 2012.
Application granted and received my documents / passport back today 12th February 2013.
Slightly less than 3 months.


Really fast ! +1 to Ravil, which papers did you send?

I ve sent my docs on 03/11/2012, received COA mid December 2012, still wait RC....my passport expires in March though so I ll need to change it and restamp rc potentially, does anyone know how long can it take?

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Post by Aladin0987 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:56 pm

Just to let u guys know my little strange story !
_Lived in the uk since 2002, never traveled outside the uk couse I was unable to.
-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
-Made complaint several times since the begining of October by e-mail, fax and post but never got any reply from them.
-Been calling them few times a day they keep saying"your application is not being completed, we do not have further information and we can't requst for COA letter, u must wait"
-Requested Passport back first time on 05 October 2012 and again requested several times Via Email, application form, post, calling them but they never replyed and returned our doduments!
-Contacted Mp
-Opened case with Solvit
-Opened case with European Commition
-Opened case with European Ombudsman
-Opened case with European Parliament and made a petition

Got refused on 04 January 2013, and the reason for refusal is as follows:
"Jointly named account does not specify your definite residence in the uk"
I appealed soon after, the HM tribunal took £140 from my account for the hearing 3 days after they received my appeal on January, but I have not receieved anything from them yet!

What a Bully Regime :lol:

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Post by Aladin0987 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:05 pm

Just to let u guys know my little strange story !
_I came to uk in 2002 when I was 16 , never traveled to outside uk as I was unable to.
-Been married for 5 years and lived togethr for 7 years withh an EEA national
-My wife got PR after succesful EEA3 application
-I applied for EEA4 on 02 February 2012
-Made complaint several times since the begining of October2012 by e-mail, fax and post but never got any reply from them.
-Been calling them few times a day they keep saying"your application is not being completed, we do not have further information and we can't requst for COA letter, u must wait"
-Requested Passport back first time on 05 October 2012 and again requested several times Via Email, application form, post, calling them but they never replyed and returned our doduments!
-Contacted Mp
-Opened case with Solvit
-Opened case with European Commition
-Opened case with European Ombudsman
-Opened case with European Parliament and made a petition

Got refused on 04 January 2013, and the reason for refusal is as follows:
"Jointly named account does not specify your definite residence in the uk"
I appealed soon after, the HM tribunal took £140 from my account for the hearing 3 days after they received my appeal on January, but I have not receieved anything from them yet!

What a Bully Regime :lol:.... Every man dies, but Not every man really lives, I do live and I can feel and see the consensus of it !

casperguy
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My EEA4 Application Timeline

Post by casperguy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:37 pm

Hi Everyone,

I sent off My EEA4 application together with my partner's EEA3 Application.
Included with our applications:
-both completed EEA4 and EEA3 forms
-both passports + our photographs
-proof of cohabitation over the last 5 years: tenancy agreements, land registry, council tax, utilities bills (from over 10 different sources), P60s (both us), last 6 months pay slips (us both)
-arranged chronologically (monthly)

I sent off the application on the 15th November 2012.
Received COA dated 19th November 2012.
Received all documents back on the 12th February 2013.

renu
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Re: My EEA4 Application Timeline

Post by renu » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:10 pm

casperguy wrote:Hi Everyone,

I sent off My EEA4 application together with my partner's EEA3 Application.
Included with our applications:
-both completed EEA4 and EEA3 forms
-both passports + our photographs
-proof of cohabitation over the last 5 years: tenancy agreements, land registry, council tax, utilities bills (from over 10 different sources), P60s (both us), last 6 months pay slips (us both)
-arranged chronologically (monthly)

I sent off the application on the 15th November 2012.
Received COA dated 19th November 2012.
Received all documents back on the 12th February 2013.
that is fast, congrats...im a september applicant and still waiting ...

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Re: My EEA4 Application Timeline

Post by kkworla » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:56 am

renu wrote:
casperguy wrote:Hi Everyone,

I sent off My EEA4 application together with my partner's EEA3 Application.
Included with our applications:
-both completed EEA4 and EEA3 forms
-both passports + our photographs
-proof of cohabitation over the last 5 years: tenancy agreements, land registry, council tax, utilities bills (from over 10 different sources), P60s (both us), last 6 months pay slips (us both)
-arranged chronologically (monthly)

I sent off the application on the 15th November 2012.
Received COA dated 19th November 2012.
Received all documents back on the 12th February 2013.
that is fast, congrats...im a september applicant and still waiting ...
I am aslo a september applicant and still waiting. Its been five months now since I have been waiting for my EEA4 application. I sent my application on 14th sptember 2012. No reply till date. What a sad story. I cant travel out still waiting.

renu
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Re: My EEA4 Application Timeline

Post by renu » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:28 am

kkworla wrote:
renu wrote:
casperguy wrote:Hi Everyone,

I sent off My EEA4 application together with my partner's EEA3 Application.
Included with our applications:
-both completed EEA4 and EEA3 forms
-both passports + our photographs
-proof of cohabitation over the last 5 years: tenancy agreements, land registry, council tax, utilities bills (from over 10 different sources), P60s (both us), last 6 months pay slips (us both)
-arranged chronologically (monthly)

I sent off the application on the 15th November 2012.
Received COA dated 19th November 2012.
Received all documents back on the 12th February 2013.
that is fast, congrats...im a september applicant and still waiting ...
I am aslo a september applicant and still waiting. Its been five months now since I have been waiting for my EEA4 application. I sent my application on 14th sptember 2012. No reply till date. What a sad story. I cant travel out still waiting.


totally in the same boat. still waiting for my PR. but i am travelling next month as my rc is still valid until May. i requested my passport and they sent it quite quick...

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Post by Tasheka » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:30 am

I have been waiting 7 months, sent them letters and email no reply, call centre don't seem helpful, can't tell me anything more than keep waiting, don't know what there problem but even if they decided and granting/refusal at least people get get on with there lives for sure I would Better got a refusal 2 months ago than waiting all this time at least it will be sorted now, mp also prove use less, he will not get my Vote again for sure are any of my family member vote.

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Re: My EEA4 Application Timeline

Post by kkworla » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:53 am

renu wrote:
kkworla wrote:
renu wrote:
casperguy wrote:Hi Everyone,

I sent off My EEA4 application together with my partner's EEA3 Application.
Included with our applications:
-both completed EEA4 and EEA3 forms
-both passports + our photographs
-proof of cohabitation over the last 5 years: tenancy agreements, land registry, council tax, utilities bills (from over 10 different sources), P60s (both us), last 6 months pay slips (us both)
-arranged chronologically (monthly)

I sent off the application on the 15th November 2012.
Received COA dated 19th November 2012.
Received all documents back on the 12th February 2013.
that is fast, congrats...im a september applicant and still waiting ...
I am aslo a september applicant and still waiting. Its been five months now since I have been waiting for my EEA4 application. I sent my application on 14th sptember 2012. No reply till date. What a sad story. I cant travel out still waiting.


totally in the same boat. still waiting for my PR. but i am travelling next month as my rc is still valid until May. i requested my passport and they sent it quite quick...
Renu have you recieved your passport back already? How long did it take for them to return it. And I am surprised you still have up till May 2013 for your RC to finish. Do you not have to wait for your RC to finish before you apply for a PR. May be that is why they have delayed yours. Well for mine my RC finished last year june 2012. I applied in june and they returned my application to me saying it was incomplete. I realised I did not send the divorce certificate together with the document so I had to resend it in September and still waiting for their reply. I can't travel becasue my RC finished on 12th june 2012

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Re: My EEA4 Application Timeline

Post by casperguy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:51 pm

kkworla wrote: Renu have you recieved your passport back already? How long did it take for them to return it. And I am surprised you still have up till May 2013 for your RC to finish. Do you not have to wait for your RC to finish before you apply for a PR. May be that is why they have delayed yours. Well for mine my RC finished last year june 2012. I applied in june and they returned my application to me saying it was incomplete. I realised I did not send the divorce certificate together with the document so I had to resend it in September and still waiting for their reply. I can't travel becasue my RC finished on 12th june 2012
My RC will only expire in Dec 2013.
But I applied for my PR in Nov 2012.
So, I think it is OK to apply for the PR before the RC runs out, as long as you can proof the 5 years cohabitation.

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Post by Plum70 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:17 pm

My PR application has clocked the 4-month mark and with positive posts seemingly thin on the ground it's generally not looking promising.

I plan to send a courtesy reminder to the UKBA if I have heard/had nothing back by the 5th month - mid March.

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After getting MP involved!

Post by spike_UK » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:39 pm

Hi guys, it's been a while since anyone posted here, I hope everyone is doing well.
I had sent an email to Rob Whiteman and all the others, also I just thought to copy my local MP(without even ringing them!). MP secretory has been chasing UKBA chief executive and today they told her that it's urgent and they are looking at it and will get back to her with an answer by next Thursday!
Applied for EEA4 on 24/02/2012.
HO received on 27/02/2012.
Refusal received on 16/08/2012 dated 11/08/2012
At the court, the HO REP withdrawn the decision and asked me to send the DOC for the time before marriage.
PR dated 05/03/2013

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Re: After getting MP involved!

Post by renu » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:04 pm

spike_UK wrote:Hi guys, it's been a while since anyone posted here, I hope everyone is doing well.
I had sent an email to Rob Whiteman and all the others, also I just thought to copy my local MP(without even ringing them!). MP secretory has been chasing UKBA chief executive and today they told her that it's urgent and they are looking at it and will get back to her with an answer by next Thursday!
hi spike_uk, maybe you can give the email address of Rob Whiteman here, those who are waiting more than 6 months, may consider to email him. maybe this can be helpful to others.
by the way, did Rob whiteman reply to your email?

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Re: After getting MP involved!

Post by spike_UK » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:47 pm

renu wrote:
spike_UK wrote:Hi guys, it's been a while since anyone posted here, I hope everyone is doing well.
I had sent an email to Rob Whiteman and all the others, also I just thought to copy my local MP(without even ringing them!). MP secretory has been chasing UKBA chief executive and today they told her that it's urgent and they are looking at it and will get back to her with an answer by next Thursday!
hi spike_uk, maybe you can give the email address of Rob Whiteman here, those who are waiting more than 6 months, may consider to email him. maybe this can be helpful to others.
by the way, did Rob whiteman reply to your email?
Hi renu, the email is rob.whiteman@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
To be honest he didn't reply to my email but I guess because his secretory is dealing with this urgently and they communicate to my local MP secretory rather than me. As long as they consider my request, no problem.
Applied for EEA4 on 24/02/2012.
HO received on 27/02/2012.
Refusal received on 16/08/2012 dated 11/08/2012
At the court, the HO REP withdrawn the decision and asked me to send the DOC for the time before marriage.
PR dated 05/03/2013

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Re: After getting MP involved!

Post by renu » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:36 am

spike_UK wrote:
renu wrote:
spike_UK wrote:Hi guys, it's been a while since anyone posted here, I hope everyone is doing well.
I had sent an email to Rob Whiteman and all the others, also I just thought to copy my local MP(without even ringing them!). MP secretory has been chasing UKBA chief executive and today they told her that it's urgent and they are looking at it and will get back to her with an answer by next Thursday!
hi spike_uk, maybe you can give the email address of Rob Whiteman here, those who are waiting more than 6 months, may consider to email him. maybe this can be helpful to others.
by the way, did Rob whiteman reply to your email?
Hi renu, the email is rob.whiteman@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
To be honest he didn't reply to my email but I guess because his secretory is dealing with this urgently and they communicate to my local MP secretory rather than me. As long as they consider my request, no problem.

So true,good luck

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Re: After getting MP involved!

Post by renu » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:00 am

spike_UK wrote:Hi guys, it's been a while since anyone posted here, I hope everyone is doing well.
I had sent an email to Rob Whiteman and all the others, also I just thought to copy my local MP(without even ringing them!). MP secretory has been chasing UKBA chief executive and today they told her that it's urgent and they are looking at it and will get back to her with an answer by next Thursday!
Hoping you will have good news today.

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Re: After getting MP involved!

Post by spike_UK » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:48 pm

renu wrote:
spike_UK wrote:Hi guys, it's been a while since anyone posted here, I hope everyone is doing well.
I had sent an email to Rob Whiteman and all the others, also I just thought to copy my local MP(without even ringing them!). MP secretory has been chasing UKBA chief executive and today they told her that it's urgent and they are looking at it and will get back to her with an answer by next Thursday!
Hoping you will have good news today.
Hi Renu, I just had a phone call from MP secretory! she had a reply from Rob Whiteman himself, he had apologised for they delay and he said the case was left in Stoke on Trent(where I had my appeal withdrawn) which shouldn't!! this is looked at as an urgent and will get to conclusion and will get back to myself and MP with in 4 weeks :)
So what do you guys think? thanks
Applied for EEA4 on 24/02/2012.
HO received on 27/02/2012.
Refusal received on 16/08/2012 dated 11/08/2012
At the court, the HO REP withdrawn the decision and asked me to send the DOC for the time before marriage.
PR dated 05/03/2013

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