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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 Mirza666 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:40 pm

Hi All,

Finally some good news today. I have collected by documents and PR card today from my solicitor.

Here my timelines -
Application posted: 03/02/16
Application received: 04/02/16
Payment taken:09/02/16
Biometric done and sent: 01/03/16
COA letter received: 11/03/16 (dated 05/03/16)
Documents recieved - 03/08/2016
PR card recieved - 04/08/2016 (dated 01/08/2016).

Processing time - 6 months exactly but seems to be increasing slowly due to referendum result.

Great news congrats to you best of luck

What a big relief!!! Now I can sleep peacefully for next couple of weeks.

I have applied based on my spouse employment, Self-employed as Limited Company and full-time uni student and I have kept every possible supporting documents on this earth. Happy to help with any questions in future. I would suggest just follow the supporting documents guidlines which comes with the application.

Best of Luck for all you waiting for good news!!!![/quote]

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by khan_2015 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:10 pm

Hello everyone i have applied PR my application based on (Ror)


Applied on 18/07/2016
Received on 19/07/2016
Fee taken on 20/07/2016
Bio on ?
Bio submitted ?
COA received ?
Pr received ?

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by akz » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:01 am

Update

As the FTT refuse the Home Office appeal to go to Upper tribunal where they raised the question about the evidence we provided in court were not sufficient for PR application and the tribunal reject that points and refuse Home office appeal to go upper court. Long time i waited for the final decision from Home office but they are quite since, today i have contacted my local MP and he will contact home office about my case. wish me good luck everyone.

Regards
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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by sillycrab » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:21 pm

Hi Guys ,

Congratulations to all those who have received their PR cards.

Last week I submitted a request for return of documents as the mortgage company required original passports.
I hope this request will not affect my application. Three months have gone past since I submitted my PR application. Another three months to go :shock:

However, I have some new supporting documents to strengthen my application.
Do you guys think it is appropriate to send them to HO?

Regards

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by ill_gremlinx » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:52 pm

sillycrab wrote:Hi Guys ,

Congratulations to all those who have received their PR cards.

Last week I submitted a request for return of documents as the mortgage company required original passports.
I hope this request will not affect my application. Three months have gone past since I submitted my PR application. Another three months to go :shock:

However, I have some new supporting documents to strengthen my application.
Do you guys think it is appropriate to send them to HO?

Regards
Oh Boy Sillycrab! I thought you already requested your passport back in June?
I requested my wife EU nationals passport back on 14/06/16 and went through hell to get it back on the 26/07/16
You better request it back ASAP as its now taking longer to get documents back and in your case you are requesting for your passport so I don't think they will sent it back if the RC has expired

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by sillycrab » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:56 am

ill_gremlinx wrote:
sillycrab wrote:Hi Guys ,

Congratulations to all those who have received their PR cards.

Last week I submitted a request for return of documents as the mortgage company required original passports.
I hope this request will not affect my application. Three months have gone past since I submitted my PR application. Another three months to go :shock:

However, I have some new supporting documents to strengthen my application.
Do you guys think it is appropriate to send them to HO?

Regards
Oh Boy Sillycrab! I thought you already requested your passport back in June?
I requested my wife EU nationals passport back on 14/06/16 and went through hell to get it back on the 26/07/16
You better request it back ASAP as its now taking longer to get documents back and in your case you are requesting for your passport so I don't think they will sent it back if the RC has expired
hi ill_gremlinx,

i did not request the return of the passports in June as i told the mortgage advisor i do not want to do that just in case it ruins my PR application. but now the lender required it to complete the mortgage offer.
I do believe a successful mortgage offer will strengthen my PR application .

I have already submitted the request to HO on 4th of August hopefully i will get my documents back in 10 working days. I did not withdraw my application so HO should still process my application.

my EEA residence card did expire in July. but with the COA that confirms my application and my right to work, i hope everything will be OK. :wink:

as I mentioned in one of my earlier post, my EEA husband has not applied for PR. I'm wondering after i receive the documents back, he might be able to submit a new application for himself ?

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by alexandrette » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:11 am

OK - Following from my last post, I need to ask something related to payment. As mentioned below I have applied with my partner who is EEA national both for permanent residence and document certifying permanent residence.

I sent the application on the 1st August and my payment was taken 3rd August. They have not taken the any payment fro my partner though??? Am I missing anything? I thought EEA nationals are also required to pay?

Any similar experience? Just to give a bit of context; we have submitted two separate application forms and used our personal banks accounts which are separate.
alexandrette wrote:Hello Everyone!

I have submitted my PR application as a family member of an EEA national together with application form for document certifying permanent residence of an EU national (my partner).

We have submitted original documents as guidance requires you to do so. Our application included all relevant documents, bank statements, bills, pay slips, tenancy agreements, evidences that we have been living together etc. My partner has been exercising his treaty rights in the UK for almost 15 years. In our application we have only covered the last 5 years. The first three years of the last 5 years my partner was medical student with some part time employments as a researcher. The last two years he has been employed by NHS. I am in full time employment for the last 7 years. We both have included letters from employers, payslips etc. We have also provided his EHIC card as comprehensive sickness insurance covers the time he was student and still valid.

We have been together for 7 years, 5 years in civil partnership. He is Italian and i am Turkish. We have always lived together so we had no problem putting evidences together.

It has been very laborious exercise as ever and our package weighed 5 kilos!! Costing £50 to post including self addressed envelope.

I am slightly concerned as after the Brexit every European friend i know who lives in UK is applying for document certifying permanent residence. Would this cause further delays?

The idea of all this is exhausting. Especially in the very beginning like today when you know this will take long time with nightmares.. I was here at the time i had made my application for Residence Card 5 years ago and had a great support by then. I have silently followed the forum. Now back again for longer ride!

Good luck to everybody who are going through the same process.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by oneifone0 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:53 am

Hi Everyone,

I have received my PR yesterday 16/08/2016 dated 11/08/2016.

my time line:
Application send 18/02/2016.
Received 19/02/2016 by HO
Biometric done 11/03/2016.
COA 18/03/2016
PR 16/08/2016.

waiting for my passport .

please can someone advice me how long take to receive document with passport .

Thank you

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by waiting4EEA4 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:30 pm

This journey is complete finally.
I'm posting this here so it can help others to get idea about how much time it takes.

Good Luck to those who still waiting their decisions.
______________________________
EEA4 Application: (Wife already has PR(EEA3) since Aug15)
Application Sent: 18th Feb 2016
Payment taken: 24th Feb 2016
Bio Received: 2nd March 2016 (Done on 3rd)
COA Received: 16th March 2016 (Dated 13th March)
Passport Requested: 8th May 2016 (Not Received)
Passport Return Inquiry: 20th May 2016
Passport Received: 27th May 2016
Confirmation received with Documents: 13th Aug. Dated: 10th Aug
PR Card: 17th Aug (Dated: 10th Aug)

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Rosnolth » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:53 pm

Benito11 wrote:
smallpie wrote:
Benito11 wrote:Hello ,

Hope you are all doing well . Well here is my story in short:

Sent my EEA4 together with my spouses ( EU national) EEA3 form on the same day. Delivered to HO the next day (23/06/16)
Payment taken the week after(30/06/16).
I have a question regarding CoA . Almost 6 weeks later still no letter, no email, no CoA - nothing at all!! My partner on other hand has a email with reference number from HO but not me :evil: Have you guys received it ?! : :| how long did it take on average?
My employer urgently needs to see prove of right to work in UK or else I am losing the job that I love :|
I spoke couple of times with those at HO to be told " that we are not sending CoA anymore " ?!!
Can this be true - I seen other things here on forum.
Did anyone here requested a CoA from HO ? Any email, phone number would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Benito11


Application posted: 22/06/16
Application received at Durham: 23/06/16
Payment taken:30/06/16
Biometric letter received:
Biometric done and sent:
COA letter received:
PR card received:


@ benito, u will not get coa if u haven't done your biometric, as non-European.
I noticed you have not done biometric yet according to your time line.
You may need to chase your biometric letter for enrolment first, by calling them and also try by emailing.

@ small pie ,

I did suspect this a bit tbh :| The point is, those on the phone line are so unhelpful and ineffective :evil:
Different caseworkers keep telling me different things.....
Did anyone here ask for biometrics?! What phone number and email or address did you use?!

Many thanks,

Benito11

Hi Benito,

Email them at eurobiometrics@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk with your home office ref if known, dob and your adresss.They will get back to you within 10 days
However, note that the biometrics letter is taking 4 to 6 weeks to arrive and another 7 days to expect the COA

Regards,
Ros

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by vndpag » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:48 am

Hi I am still waiting for COA
Application send 20 June
Biometric done 27 July

So far no COA

Anyone has this experience please share

Thanks
EEA1 & EEA2 Application sent on 26/07/2011
Received by Home Office 27/07/2011
EEA1 and COA Received in one pack 23/09/2011 (Dated 01/09/2011)
Resident Card 18/10/2011

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by akz » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:53 pm

Update

My case is still with HO specialist appeals team (Today I have contacted them through my local MP). The expiry date of appealing to UT is passed already. So my question are they able to late appeal for permission to UT or they will issue PR.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by vndpag » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:08 am

Hi Gurus/Moderators
I have still not received my COA I did send email and got acknowledgement that within three days COA will arrive till now so sign of any COA.
Application send 20 June 2016
Biometric done 27 July 2016
Still Waiting for COA
My visa will finish 14 October 2016

I did send my application before my 5th Year Anniversary. I married 12 July 2016. Now employer doing their annual immigration check for all employees. I thought I will send my application within the time frame not have any difficulties but seems to be I have a made wrong decision to send early.

Please Gurus what advice you will give me to able to sit tight and hold my nerves.
Thank you
EEA1 & EEA2 Application sent on 26/07/2011
Received by Home Office 27/07/2011
EEA1 and COA Received in one pack 23/09/2011 (Dated 01/09/2011)
Resident Card 18/10/2011

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by vndpag » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:42 am

Hi Everyone
Just update I have received my COA letter today after I chase home office please see my time line
Application send 20 June 2016
Biometric done 27 July 2016
Send email to Home office requesting COA on 22 August 2016.
COA received right work on 25 August 2016

I wish you all the best for whose waiting for their PR

Regards
vndpag
EEA1 & EEA2 Application sent on 26/07/2011
Received by Home Office 27/07/2011
EEA1 and COA Received in one pack 23/09/2011 (Dated 01/09/2011)
Resident Card 18/10/2011

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by alexandrette » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:06 pm

Hi Following from the below, my partner (EEA National) has now received an e-mail with his case ID acknowledging his application. There is still no payment taken from him. My payment has been taken but on the contrary heard nothing yet.

This is weird. Any similar experience??? I would appreciate a bit of support here.

Thanks
alexandrette wrote:OK - Following from my last post, I need to ask something related to payment. As mentioned below I have applied with my partner who is EEA national both for permanent residence and document certifying permanent residence.

I sent the application on the 1st August and my payment was taken 3rd August. They have not taken the any payment fro my partner though??? Am I missing anything? I thought EEA nationals are also required to pay?

Any similar experience? Just to give a bit of context; we have submitted two separate application forms and used our personal banks accounts which are separate.
alexandrette wrote:Hello Everyone!

I have submitted my PR application as a family member of an EEA national together with application form for document certifying permanent residence of an EU national (my partner).

We have submitted original documents as guidance requires you to do so. Our application included all relevant documents, bank statements, bills, pay slips, tenancy agreements, evidences that we have been living together etc. My partner has been exercising his treaty rights in the UK for almost 15 years. In our application we have only covered the last 5 years. The first three years of the last 5 years my partner was medical student with some part time employments as a researcher. The last two years he has been employed by NHS. I am in full time employment for the last 7 years. We both have included letters from employers, payslips etc. We have also provided his EHIC card as comprehensive sickness insurance covers the time he was student and still valid.

We have been together for 7 years, 5 years in civil partnership. He is Italian and i am Turkish. We have always lived together so we had no problem putting evidences together.

It has been very laborious exercise as ever and our package weighed 5 kilos!! Costing £50 to post including self addressed envelope.

I am slightly concerned as after the Brexit every European friend i know who lives in UK is applying for document certifying permanent residence. Would this cause further delays?

The idea of all this is exhausting. Especially in the very beginning like today when you know this will take long time with nightmares.. I was here at the time i had made my application for Residence Card 5 years ago and had a great support by then. I have silently followed the forum. Now back again for longer ride!

Good luck to everybody who are going through the same process.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Benito11 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:05 pm

Hi...
Just received my CoA . It took almost 2.5 months but at least things are moving forward . Here is my updated timeline:

Application posted: 22/06/16
Application received at Durham: 23/06/16
Payment taken:30/06/16
Biometric letter received: 23/08/16
Biometric done and sent: 23/08/16
COA letter received: 06/09/16 ( dated 01/09/16)
PR card received:


Benito11

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by exceptionally » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:27 pm

My timeline below: (EEA & Non EEA spouse)

Sent 1/3/16
HO Received: 2/3/16
Payment taken: 9/3/16
Confirmation Email: 23/3/16
Bio letter dd: 22/3
Bio letter received & bio done: 26/3/16
COA wrtw dated: 30/3
DCPR & PR: ?????????

It is over six months now and no reply. I am so very anxious now. Is this a good sign? What should I expect? Any need to call? Which is the best number to reach HO?

Thanks

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by nicelady190 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:34 am

My timeline as a non EEA national

Sent:- 30/04/2016
Received:- 03/05/2016
Email sent:- 13/06/2016 requesting for biometric
Received letter:- 17/06/2016 requesting to sign and send back because I didn't sign and dated the biometric page in my application.
Email Received:- 22/06/2016 informing me that my biometric has be issued.
Biometric:- 25/06/2016 dated 22/06/2016
Biometric done:- 27/06/2016
COA:- 02/07/2016 dated 29/06/2016
PR:-

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Taci » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:49 am

our permanent residence cards had finally arrived !
below is my timeline:
we done as joint application for PR (I am EU and my husband non-eu as my dependant)
Application first send: 01/02/2016, not money taken out of the account, 45 days later on 15/03/16 everything was sent back to my house saying they could not withdrawn the money of my account. I then found out the expire date on the credit card was wrong. I was annoyed by the fact that I kept calling to the "helpline" for the fact that the money was not taken and for 4 weeks they said it was normal and I should wait
anyway we resent everything back on the same day: 15/03/16 with postal order this time
Biometrics letter for my husband received on 27/03/16
Coa letter received for him on 24/04/16
his Biometrics card received 16/9/2016
our passports and my permanent residence card also arrived on 16/09/2016 in a different envelope

so at the time that we sent our application the average processing time was 4 months for EU, even with a dependant non-eu, I guess now with the brexit things are slower but it coming out on the 6 months sharp!
I have a very straight application case as I have been continuously working for the past 10 years without any gap, all paperwork needed in place as well a british son which I had proved his rights 4 years ago
for this experience I can tell that every single case is different and unfortunately we depend on whomever take your case really. for instance I have read before when they have a problem withdrawing your money in some cases they will send a letter asking for an alternative payment. I guess we were just unlucky!
Good luck everyone!

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by mthom123 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:12 pm

Joint application with my EEA national as main applicant + kids. Did the application ourselves and sent in a well organised A4 lever arch file of documents .

Our timeline:
-Application sent (special delivery): 25/03/2016
-Received by HO: 29/03/2016
-Application fee (credit card): 04/04/2016
-Confirmation email: 22/04/2016
-Biometric Letter: 25/04/2016
-Biometric Done: 26/04/2016
-COA: 05/05/2016
-PR and docs: 22/09/2016

Thank you very much each of you that shared your experience and somehow helped a lot.

Good luck to all of you still waiting!

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by djabea » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:25 pm

I got my residence today with 10 years validity im waiting for my passport and my supporting documents. Time line:
Application sent 30/04/16
Money taken :03/05/16
COA 29/07/16
Pr 26/09/16 so nearly 5 months
Thx for all the advises guys and the all the help.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Mirza666 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:14 pm

dear all finally waiting is over eea pr application & non eea spouse

application sent 10 march

payment 10 april

BM 5 may

COA 12 may , decision made on 24 sep recevied on 29 sep, residence card arrive on 03 oct bad news is marriage certificate missing good luck everone.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by khan.789 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:22 pm

Hi everyone.
I just applied for eea4 I thought I should share my timelines.
Application sent 03/10/2016
Application received 04/10/2016

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Zhonor » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:08 pm

Good News!! I've received my PR (NonEU National) today

Below is my April 2016 Timeline:-

14.04.2016 - Application Sent
15.04.2016 - Application received
20.04.2016 - Payment Taken
21.05.2016 - Biometric letter received
21.05.2016 - Biometric completed (paid £19.20 for it)
28.05.2016 - COA with right to work received
05.10.2016 - Documents Returned and a separate postman arrived with my biometric PR card

Nearly 6 months from application. So happy!!!

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by imran2006 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:34 pm

My Application Timeline For PR

Application Sent:05/10/2016
Application Received:

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