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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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Re: After getting MP involved!

Post by renu » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:30 pm

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!
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himself, he had apologised for they delay and he said the case was left in Stoke on Trent(where I had my appeal withdrawn) which shouldn't!!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
i am glad that Rob whiteman replied back to your MP with a positive attitude of dealing with your application asap.4 weeks is long for you to wait more but let's hope they deal with it within less than 4 weeks. well done to u to chase them up. let us know whe u get more update.

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After getting MP involved!

Post by spike_UK » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:24 pm

Hi guys, I've received the letter that Rob Whiteman sent it to MP and The MP secretary has forwarded it to me as an email.

Dated 01/March

After his apology for the delay(since MP & I sent the email 29/01/2013), this is what he written:

Mr****'s case file has been received back from the Presenting Officers Unit in *****(where I had my appeal withdrawn) and his application is being urgently reconsidered. Mr****will be notified of our decision with in four weeks.

Your sincerely
His Signature

Rob Whiteman
Chief Executive
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At the court, the HO REP withdrawn the decision and asked me to send the DOC for the time before marriage.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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Post by crisb » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:30 pm

I being following this post since last year and it's amazing how ridiculous this process it's and how come they keep all our docs for 6months but aren't able to gives any information when the time has already passed.

They have all this on their website saying that they follow the EU LAW and 6 months is the maximum they'll keep your passport. Now 6 months passed we contact them to see what's going on since people here already received their docs. and all we got it is sorry we don't have information even thought they ask you your name,details on the phone. All a bunch of lies!!

Also is very difficult to know what are they criteria since people that have sent their application months after other people have already received their docs back and people like us that sent at the beginning of September still waiting. We ask this to the person on the phone and they don't have answer for that just keep saying we need to write to them. How come on the age of computer they still want receive letters in order to give an answer for something that they probably can see online!! Also to some lucky people they give information of the stage process but to others they don't so the training of the staff dealing is also not coherent.

We don't know what else we could do. Keep calling until we find a good soul that gives some information, send them a letter as they say (do we really get a reply with that?), email, Contact my MP?

Sorry for the rant, but the way the UK Home Office deals with the EEA3&EEA4 applications is not acceptable, and doesn't seem that they are really following any EU law at all.

In resume they are a complete mess!!

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03/09/2012: EEA3 (myself) & EEA4 (my partner) application sent
20/10/2012: CoA received for EEA4 application (which also took more time than the supposed 4 weeks)
03/03/2013: Complete 6 months that we sent and nothing (even thought on their website says: We deal with all applications in 6 months maximum according to EU LAW)
04/03/2013: called and talked with 2 different people today (called last week too)and still not a clue of when we'll get it our docs back... Sent an Next day Delivery letter and also an email (we are attacking in all fronts now!haha)

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Re: After getting MP involved!

Post by spike_UK » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:46 pm

spike_UK wrote:Hi guys, I've received the letter that Rob Whiteman sent it to MP and The MP secretary has forwarded it to me as an email.

Dated 01/March

After his apology for the delay(since MP & I sent the email 29/01/2013), this is what he written:

Mr****'s case file has been received back from the Presenting Officers Unit in *****(where I had my appeal withdrawn) and his application is being urgently reconsidered. Mr****will be notified of our decision with in four weeks.

Your sincerely
His Signature

Rob Whiteman
Chief Executive
Guys any idea or suggestions?
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: Citizenship Application following EEA4

Post by Mnc » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:27 am

Hi Guys,

Is there a thread that deals with Citizenship applications after EEA4?

Thanks

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Re: Citizenship Application following EEA4

Post by EUsmileWEallsmile » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:51 pm

Mnc wrote:Hi Guys,

Is there a thread that deals with Citizenship applications after EEA4?

Thanks
Yes, see British citizenship section of forum.

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Post by AranUk » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:47 pm

Anybody else here sent their application in October? I sent mine on the 16/10/12...

This waiting is killing me.

What are the chances of getting an application rejected/declined after over 4 months of request.


I think I'm really worried any getting my application rejected for some reason.


Thanks

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Post by Plum70 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:46 pm

I'm an October applicant as well.

Why would you think your application might be refused?

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Post by AranUk » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:07 am

Thanks Plum..

I couldn't send all p60s so we sent pay slips 6/7 covering each year. Also I sent around 2-4 prove of address ( each year) covering the last 5 year ( both names on it).

As we moved around London a lot sometimes I think I didn't send enough docs.

All other docs fine.. Passport, marriage certificate.

Is nearly reaching the 5 month mark now and I hear here on this website that some ppl got their PR within few months only. I don't understand why others still waiting.


Wishing your receive yours soon Plum.
:-)

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Post by Plum70 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:48 am

AranUk wrote:Thanks Plum..

I couldn't send all p60s so we sent pay slips 6/7 covering each year. Also I sent around 2-4 prove of address ( each year) covering the last 5 year ( both names on it).

As we moved around London a lot sometimes I think I didn't send enough docs.
6/7 payslips per year for 5 years should be fine. I do not think that this will warrant a refusal outright, worst case the UKBA may ask for more supporting evidence if being fussy.

Did you send joint tenancy agreements for however long you lived in each place around London?

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EEA3 & EEA4

Post by mcclane » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:45 pm

Hi just wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to apply for EEA3 for my wife and EEA4 for myself in the same time? Thanks

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Post by AranUk » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:47 pm

Plum70 wrote:
AranUk wrote:Thanks Plum..

I couldn't send all p60s so we sent pay slips 6/7 covering each year. Also I sent around 2-4 prove of address ( each year) covering the last 5 year ( both names on it).

As we moved around London a lot sometimes I think I didn't send enough docs.
6/7 payslips per year for 5 years should be fine. I do not think that this will warrant a refusal outright, worst case the UKBA may ask for more supporting evidence if being fussy.

Did you send joint tenancy agreements for however long you lived in each place around London?





We didn't have tenancy agreements however we sent joint utility bills and bank statements on both names too. I didn't send many tho.

Hope don't decide being fussy with us. I didn't sent quite a lot of docs overall I am trying to think that they are just too busy dealing with lots of other applications.

I sent a pre-paid envelope and keep checking the post office website every single day :-)))

Fingers crossed. Thank Plum :-)

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Re: EEA3 & EEA4

Post by AranUk » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:30 pm

mcclane wrote:Hi just wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to apply for EEA3 for my wife and EEA4 for myself in the same time? Thanks


Yes. It is stated on ukba website.

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Post by Plum70 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:05 pm

AranUk wrote:I sent a pre-paid envelope and keep checking the post office website every single day :-)
That might make the wait even more arduous. Better to mindfully forget and spring to action nearer to the 6 month deadline.

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PR received.

Post by spike_UK » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:18 am

Hi guys, just to update you, after a long wait, Rob Whiteman has considered my case and issued me a PR. I hope you all will soon receive your PR and this route will end.
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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My EEA4 PR timeline

Post by mrbaseball » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:56 am

Just wanted to throw in my time line as I've found it very useful.

Non-EU Family Member of a Swedish National
Applied for EEA4 28 Oct.
Application received 29 Oct.
CoA received dated 6 Nov.

Its now been 4 1/2 months and I've not heard a thing. So I've contacted my local MP and requested the return of my passports. So we shall see how things progress and of course I will keep you updated.

Passport request 19 Mar
MP contacted and enquires to made by his office 19 Mar

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Re: My EEA4 PR timeline

Post by balo » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:50 am

mrbaseball wrote:Just wanted to throw in my time line as I've found it very useful.

Non-EU Family Member of a Swedish National
Applied for EEA4 28 Oct.
Application received 29 Oct.
CoA received dated 6 Nov.

Its now been 4 1/2 months and I've not heard a thing. So I've contacted my local MP and requested the return of my passports. So we shall see how things progress and of course I will keep you updated.

Passport request 19 Mar
MP contacted and enquires to made by his office 19 Mar
i applied in 25 of October
Coa received in 6 of November
Permanent residence card still waiting.
Really stressfull

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Post by anp » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:22 pm

Well done spike. I am happy the stress and the wait is finally over. Best of luck with everything else buddy.
Be good.

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Post by spike_UK » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:17 pm

anp wrote:Well done spike. I am happy the stress and the wait is finally over. Best of luck with everything else buddy.
Thanks mate, I never gave up and I won it :) now I'm going to apply for British on the same bases( 6 yrs of relationship with EEA spouse but regardless of marriage which is only 4 yrs) that was how I applied for PR first I got refused then they apologized and granted me :)
I hope this time will work quicker :) good luck to the rest of you.
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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Post by nidaulhaque » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:35 pm

spike_UK wrote:
anp wrote:Well done spike. I am happy the stress and the wait is finally over. Best of luck with everything else buddy.
Thanks mate, I never gave up and I won it :) now I'm going to apply for British on the same bases( 6 yrs of relationship with EEA spouse but regardless of marriage which is only 4 yrs) that was how I applied for PR first I got refused then they apologized and granted me :)
I hope this time will work quicker :) good luck to the rest of you.
Good to hear, congrat

What visa was u on before marriage??? And did u apply eea2 ?? Was it after marriage???? And in your eea4 did you sent proof of residance before marriage initialy when u sent ur eea4 application? As u said after refusal they asked for documents before marriage??

Any info will be helpful as I am in same boat!!!

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