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EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

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: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by chaoclive » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:35 am

Bill9 wrote: @ Mirth: I know few friends that have applied for PR after 4 years and few months of marriage and qualified for PR, I didnt send my application with a solicitor i sent it by my self. i have spoken with few solocitors in the past and they told me that i cannot apply unsless i have 5 years of mariage from the day i got married.
it semms like few solicitor dont realy know that you could acutaly do that.

if you need more information let me know :)
Bill9, were you also in the uk for the full 5 years?

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by flashingmoon » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:46 pm

george21 wrote:
george21 wrote:Hi everyone this is my timeline

EEA4 Application submitted -18th Aug
Recieved on the- 19th Aug
COA Issued on -27 August
Further documentation submitted on the 25th Aug.

Still waiting for PR. Sooo tempted to call and ask for progress :x
Permanent residence received today. Yaaay......



Hi George, Could you please tell me if you send the additional documents yourself or they asked you to send them?

Thanks

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Bill9 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:07 am

chaoclive wrote:
Bill9 wrote: @ Mirth: I know few friends that have applied for PR after 4 years and few months of marriage and qualified for PR, I didnt send my application with a solicitor i sent it by my self. i have spoken with few solocitors in the past and they told me that i cannot apply unsless i have 5 years of mariage from the day i got married.
it semms like few solicitor dont realy know that you could acutaly do that.

if you need more information let me know :)
Bill9, were you also in the uk for the full 5 years?

@ Mirth: hey Mirth, sorry for the late respond, I left the country for 90 days only since i received my family member visa, November 2010.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Manies » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:15 am

Hi everyone
The room is so quiet. Come on lets cheer everyone up please!
Can someone tell me the current waiting time for people submitted in August please!!!!
Manies

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by gemsj » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:58 am

@manirs

EEA4 Application submitted -26th Aug
Recieved on the- 28th Aug
COA Issued on 02/09/14
Still waiting ......

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by K-KO » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:26 pm

Finally I got my PR!
This is my timeline.

EEA4 Application Sent: 26/08/2014
Application received by Durham HO: 27/08/2014
EEA4 fee (£55 cheque) taken from my bank account: 02/09/2014
Reference letter received: 03/09/2014 (dated 28/08/2014)
Certificate Of Application letter received: 17/09/2014 (dated 14/09/2014)
Permanent Residence Card received: 01/11/2014 (dated 28/10/2014)

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by gemsj » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:13 pm

@k-ko congratulations
Can you pls tell me what are the document you set?
I set my application on same day, I'm still waiting ,,,,,

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by gemsj » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:13 pm

@k-ko congratulations
Can you pls tell me what are the document you set?
I set my application on same day, I'm still waiting ,,,,,

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by chubbmartino126 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:54 pm

Congratulations @K-Ko
I believe I will tell a success story like you in due course

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by titito » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:27 pm

Bill9 wrote:
Mirth wrote:@ gemsj: I still have to collect my documents from solicitor, so not sure about PR issue date. I would advise to wait for a bit, I'm sure your application is being processed now!

@ Bill9: This is pretty damn interesting case!!! CONGRATULATIONS :D First of all, I have never heard of anything like applying for PR with less than 5 years of marriage! You can well apply before the expiration of 5 years Resident Permit provided you have been married for 5 years by then. So, I'm a little bit confused! :) My husband confirmed his settlement in UK in early 2010, so theoretically I could have applied MUCH earlier... Did you speak to solicitor before applying? I remember I have been told that I could have applied for ILR after 2 years based on my husband UK settlement, but that would be according to UK Immigration Law, not European (what all of us are using with EEA2 / EE4).
@ Mirth: I know few friends that have applied for PR after 4 years and few months of marriage and qualified for PR, I didnt send my application with a solicitor i sent it by my self. i have spoken with few solocitors in the past and they told me that i cannot apply unsless i have 5 years of mariage from the day i got married.
it semms like few solicitor dont realy know that you could acutaly do that.


Hello,

I am a bit confused about the date when my wife (Non-EEA) should apply for PR. Both of us spent more than
5 years in the UK, and I am a EEA national. Is it at most a few days before her current card expires (5 years),
of after 5 years and 1 day? As mentioned just above it does not seem to clear to me. Any idea?

Thanks a lot,

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by flashingmoon » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:50 pm

Hi.
I have called Home Office twice regarding "when can one apply for PR". And my understanding was a non-EEA cannot apply for PR before 5 years of the EEA visa expires, unless he/she was in this country who were allowed to work full time. In other words if you were student before being an EEA-Family Member, you cannot apply for PR before the expiry of EEA visa. Although when i called them 4 weeks before my EEA (5years) visa was about to expire, and they said that you can apply 4 weeks before it expires. So you can send your EEA4 application just 4 weeks before your visa expires.
Thanks

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by BISON » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:18 pm

hello every one
just want t share a information it might help some people here
i got my PR and my time line was

sent application on 27-8
recived on 28th-8
COA recived on 05-09
Recived PR on 04-11-14 issue date was 30-10-14

i did not sent a big pile of documents all 5 years council tax,
about 3-4 utility bills of each year
passports and all of ours p60, whole process gone really smoothly

Good Luck

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by kimo » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:36 am

Hi every one. My mate called me Last night he received his PR after 67 days ,it sound August applications coming through

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by K-KO » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:20 pm

gemsj wrote:@k-ko congratulations
Can you pls tell me what are the document you set?
I set my application on same day, I'm still waiting ,,,,,
These are my document.

Current and previous employment contracts (my spouse)
Payslips for last 6 months (my spouse)
Bank statements for 5 years (me)
Bank statements for last 6 months (my spouse)
Tenancy Agreement (both names)
Birth certificates (my kids)
Marriage certificate
Worker registration card and certificate (my spouse)
Council tax bills for 5 years (both names)
Water bills for 5 years (my spouse)
P60s for 6 years (my spouse)

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by gemsj » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:59 am

hello friends :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Application for PR 26/08/2014
COA received 28/08/2014
money taken 02/08/2014
PR received 06/11/2014 dated 31/10/2014

wish you all very good luck .....

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by uk2005 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:57 pm

gemsj wrote:hello friends :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Application for PR 26/08/2014
COA received 28/08/2014
money taken 02/08/2014
PR received 06/11/2014 dated 31/10/2014

wish you all very good luck .....
Congrats:)
your wait is over.. could you please tell what documents you send for eea4?
BC 7/5/2015(NCS)
HO received 8/5/2015
Biometric done 1/6/2015
Appoval 31/10/2015
Ceremony 03/11/2015
Never give up hope!

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by gemsj » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:50 am

uk2005 wrote:
gemsj wrote:hello friends :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Application for PR 26/08/2014
COA received 28/08/2014
money taken 02/08/2014
PR received 06/11/2014 dated 31/10/2014

wish you all very good luck .....
Congrats:)
your wait is over.. could you please tell what documents you send for eea4?
gemsj wrote:
@k-ko congratulations
Can you pls tell me what are the document you set?
I set my application on same day, I'm still waiting ,,,,,

These are my document.

Current and previous employment contracts (my spouse)
Payslips for last 6 months (my spouse)
Bank statements for 5 years (me)
Bank statements for last 6 months (my spouse)
Tenancy Agreement (both names)
Birth certificates (my kids)
Marriage certificate
Worker registration card and certificate (my spouse)
Council tax bills for 5 years (both names)
Water bills for 5 years (my spouse)
P60s for 6 years (my spouse)

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by shahy5000 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:15 pm

that chat board is absolute waste of time ,
the home office much quicker to reply than here,
i had my PR AND DIDN'T GET ANSWER TO MY QUESTION YET :)

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by fatimahh » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:32 pm

[quote="shahy5000"]that chat board is absolute waste of time ,
the home office much quicker to reply than here,
i had my PR AND DIDN'T GET ANSWER TO MY QUESTION YET :)[/quote]

Good for you that home Office caseworker was quicker to do what they are paid for the latter not being the case of the kind people volunteering in this forum to help for F.R.E.E , spot the difference yet :wink:
GOD BLESS!!!

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by behold2014 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:40 pm

Quiet room. :(

Anyone sent application september and heard from HO????

sent mine 15th sept
sent:
eea spouse EEA3(PR
5yrs of non eea and eea spouse prove of residence
marriage cert
eea spouse passport
non eea 2 passport(old and new)
requested mine (non eea) passport and received 9 th oct.
only received my new passport
NO COVERING LETTER.???? really worried about this :( :(

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by sanu84 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:01 pm

I applied on Sept 1 and still waiting. When did you ask for your passport back? Did you include a pre paid special envelope? And did they use it to send your passport back?
9/8/09-Arrived in the UK

31/3/10-EEA1&EEA2
1/7/10-RC dated 28/6

1/9/14-EEA3&EEA4
14/11/14-PR dated 9/11

10/8/15-AN
24/10/15-Approval dated 20/10
18/11/15-Ceremony

6/2/16-BP
29/2/16-Approval
14/3/16-Interview
16/3/16-BP dated 14/3/16

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by sanu84 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:20 am

Just called the HO and was told that a decision was made on my application and docs were sent back to me on the 12th of November (I was about to ask for my passport back for travel but wanted to check my application progress first).
They gave me a tracking number but the information is not yet available on the Royal mail website.
9/8/09-Arrived in the UK

31/3/10-EEA1&EEA2
1/7/10-RC dated 28/6

1/9/14-EEA3&EEA4
14/11/14-PR dated 9/11

10/8/15-AN
24/10/15-Approval dated 20/10
18/11/15-Ceremony

6/2/16-BP
29/2/16-Approval
14/3/16-Interview
16/3/16-BP dated 14/3/16

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by flashingmoon » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:36 am

Hi All,

Just wanted to share my PR process,

Application sent on 03/09/2014
Confirmation letter received on 8th dated 05/09/2014
COA received on 19th dated 16/09/2014
PR Received today dated 09/11/2014 :D

Good Luck to all who have applied or are going to apply.

Documents sent are as follows:

Mine and my misses's passports
Her Worker's registration certificate
Her contract of employment, last three payslips, and a letter from Employer
Two Tenancy Agreements and only four bills for last two years.
I also send my 1 P60 and Bank statement (But this was not required)

Once again good luck. :) :) :)

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Sabby_00 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:43 am

Hi Sanu84,

Can I ask, what number did you call to check on your status?

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Sabby_00 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:50 am

Hi Behold2014,

Same with me, I requested my two non-EEA passports back (current passport and expired passport with Residence Documentation) and they only sent me my current passport. I submitted another online form asking for my expired passport back - it's now been over 10 working days and I haven't received it yet. I'm not sure why they're holding on to it. I'm traveling in a few days for a family emergency (mother-in-law is dying) and I'm hoping I won't have to show my RC on my way back.

What do you mean by "no covering letter" . Did you receive your Certificate of Application? I sent in my application around the same time you did and I received my COA dated Oct 13th.

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