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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 lubmob » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:19 pm

MaikOmer wrote:Hi All

date of application = 22-06-2016
received by HO = 23-06-2016
Biometric Sent = 04-08-2016
COA recieved = 16-08-2016

6 months completed = 21-12-2016

I have contacted today 0300 123 2253 but they said application is under process, that means no help at this stage. I will send letter to liverpool and durham office tomorrow about my application as 6 months are already over.




any one who is waiting for PR in decemer and applied in june 2016?

Thanks



U recived ur pr card or still wait

Today contact to my local mp and call again to home office
My time line same as u 20/6/2016

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by luckybuunlucky » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:00 am

The wait is over guys!!!
Ever so happy, the postman visited us today 9AM,
Got all documents back with letter dated 09 January, PR card on the way.

Applied 22/06/16
received 23/06
COA 28/7
PR approved 09/01/2017, received 11/01/17

Goodluck to all waiting!!

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by mersmers » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:08 am

Non eea Applied 06/12/2016. Application Received 07/12/16. biomtirc received on 22/12/2016 done in same day , COA haven't received yet . I need help please any one can suggest me what to do in this case please, I requested my passport include my wife passport after a month were I sumbmit the application witch is 7/01/2017 because of emergency travel my father in law he was in critical condition, 2 days after father in law he passed away and we didn't received the passports , my wife she went to her embassy to ask for an emergency travel document as we didn't get the passport from the home office , they issued for her an emergency travel document but they cancel her exsisting passport and they ask her to make a new passport . that's the only option they gave her. My question please if some one can help , now my wife she back home for funeral and I believed the home office they sent the passport or they didn't yet doesn't matter
, but I know if the home office send the passport they keep a copie , but now the passport it's invalid as it's been canceled by the embassy to issue my wife emergency travel document , I heard also they will rejected the application if they find out the passport it's been cancel . I don't know what to do now , my wife she will back in one week and she's gonna make a new passport , do I need to send it back with cover letter and explain to them or I don't know what to do....? Please help any idea suggestion

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by PadZineb79 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:15 pm

Our timeline for non EEA PR is as follows:

Application sent to Home office: 09 August 2016
Application received by HO: 10 August 2016
Monies taken by HO: 11 August 2016
Biometric letter: 06 September 2016
Biometrics submitted to HO: 10 September 2016
COA letter received: 21 September
BRP received: 08 January 2017 by DX courier (dated 07.01.2017)
Documents returned: 11 January 2017 sent by royalmail (approval letter dated 07.01.2017).

All together just under 5 months.
Good luck to everyone.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by lubmob » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:31 am

Hi everyone today I got my PR card
My time line
20/6/2016 application sent
21/62016 recived
23/6/2016 payment taken
20/7/2016 biometrics done
27/7/2016 COA
13/1/2017 PR recived
6month and 23 days time now over

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by alexandrette » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:29 am

hello everyone...

We have finally received positive response from Home Office for both of our applications, which are permanent residence card and a document certifying permanent residence for an EU national. The overall process has taken 6 months and 10 days.

We had a bit of an incident this week. My EU partner received an e-mail from Home Office, claiming that they cannot locate his Comprehensive Sickness Insurance covering the times he was a student. They used literally the following wording "Comprehensive Private Medical Insurance". The moment I saw "Private", I thought that was it, we are done, because all we provided was an EHIC Card as this was sufficient insurance which was instructed in the application form. On the basis of not providing any evidence for Comprehensive Medical Insurance, Home Office said they will reject our application. The words cannot tell the way we felt. They basically gave us an option to withdraw our application or provide the missing evidence/documentation on an urgent basis as our application was over 6 months!!!!

After half an hour we have received another e-mail saying that they have now located the relevant information (EHIC Card) and apologised for the "alarm" caused for the first e-mail. Apparently this was in a different place!?!? I did call the caseworker (phone number was on his e-mail) He called me back and and explained me thhe whole situation. EU and non-EU applications processed separately even though if you are couple and applied together. He was very nice on the phone and confirmed our application was all completed and successful.

We received our documents yesterday (picked it up today as was not home) together with my approval letter(dated 7 Feb 2017) and my partners Document Certifying Permanent Residence.

Now I am waiting for my Permanent Resident Card to be delivered. It kinda sucks that I cannot track it as I have no tracking number and no idea when I will receive it. Reading it on this forum, DX delivers that?

Anyway at least I have got the result which is really relieving.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Godisgood11 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi Guys

I am writing this with great Joy.
Finally I got my brp today

App sent 17 sep 2016

COA: 2 weeks after

Received BRP: 13/03/2017

They did not send me any letter or anything before today.

I am over the moon
Goodluck to everyone still waiting.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Godisgood11 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:09 pm

Also my documents have not been returned.
Just got the brp which is strange.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Dapson » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:35 am

Finally! Finally!Finally I Got it
Retain Right of Residence With Confirmation of PR
Application posted on : 30/08/2016
Received by UKVI/HO on : 01/09/2016
Payment taken on : 02/09/2016
Bio letter received on : 22/09/2016
Biometrics Enrolled on : 26/09/2016
COA With Work : 04/10/2016
PR Card Received on :16/03/2017
Documents Returned on :...........

A very special thanks to Almighty God of Mercy and favour and to Noajthan and Obi with Casa and all the forum member and my PM Adviser(carling40) for me this chapter has closed and my life is not on hold anymore, I wish all member of the forum good luck and those that expecting there decision should stay calm nd believe most of all be Prayerful!.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by TA725 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:17 am

finally been trying to register after almost a month to share my good news and give hope to those still waiting.
30/08/2016 applied for eea 4
01/09/2016 received by home office
02/09/2016 payment taken
12/10/2016 letter for biometric
14/10/2016 got letter 15/10/2016 biometric done
18/10/2016 COA with right to work received 20/10/2016
another COA 20/10/2016 received 24/10/2016
02/03/2017 called home office after 6 months to be told still under consideration
06/03/2017 received phone call that my package is on the way :D :D :D
07/03/2017 got my passport and supporting document by special delivery I pre paid same day got my biometric card.

finally the journey is over thank God. if your application is taking long it good sign my friends who got reply within 3 months all got rejected so longer it take especially reaching 6 months then you shouldn't worry but I was .
last question if anyone know why card was written family member of union citizen even if I was divorce why was it wrriten on it?

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by TA725 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:21 am

finally been trying to register after almost a month to share my good news and give hope to those still waiting.
30/08/2016 applied for eea 4
01/09/2016 received by home office
02/09/2016 payment taken
12/10/2016 letter for biometric
14/10/2016 got letter 15/10/2016 biometric done
18/10/2016 COA with right to work received 20/10/2016
another COA 20/10/2016 received 24/10/2016
02/03/2017 called home office after 6 months to be told still under consideration
06/03/2017 received phone call that my package is on the way
07/03/2017 got my passport and supporting document by special delivery I pre paid same day got my biometric card. both letter and biometric card dated 03/03/2017 one day after I was told still under consideration.

finally the journey is over thank God. if your application is taking long it good sign my friends who got reply within 3 months all got rejected so longer it take especially reaching 6 months then you shouldn't worry but I was .
last question if anyone know why card was written family member of union citizen even if I was divorce why was it wrriten on it?

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by TA725 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:23 am

Godisgood11 wrote:Also my documents have not been returned.
Just got the brp which is strange.

the card is sent by special delivery that why you got it first. document by just normal delivery if you had sent prepaid you would get both the same day as I did

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Godisgood11 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:12 pm

Hi, I used special delivery but strangely my card was delivered first and my documents came after.
Also I can apply for citizenship straightway as it was written in my letter that I got permanent last year.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by TA725 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:25 pm

Me too I was told I got my permanent status Feb 2016 already studying for life in UK.good luck

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by Belluci » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:12 pm

Can any of you tell me if application for PR can be made 3-4 months before the 5 years residenc card expire? As far as I know if you live in U.K. For 5 years from the first day you enter the uk with eea family permit then you can apply for PR without having to wait for your residence card to expire. I have friend who said that her lawyer told her she can only submit her PR application within 30 days prior to the residence card expiry date, although she complete her 5 years long before that .

Thanks.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by zubby007 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:12 pm

Belluci wrote:Can any of you tell me if application for PR can be made 3-4 months before the 5 years residenc card expire? As far as I know if you live in U.K. For 5 years from the first day you enter the uk with eea family permit then you can apply for PR without having to wait for your residence card to expire. I have friend who said that her lawyer told her she can only submit her PR application within 30 days prior to the residence card expiry date, although she complete her 5 years long before that .

Thanks.
Your understanding is correct, as for your friend Lawyer she got it all wrong.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by TA725 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:39 pm

Was married in Feb 2011 but got my residence card in oct 2011 I applied for or in August when I got my pr in March 2017 the letter said I attained my pr status in Feb 2016 so I could have applied way b4 my resisdenc card due. So much more than a month b4. Sad lawyers know less than us

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by khan.789 » Thu May 04, 2017 7:23 pm

Application sent 03/10/2016
Application received 04/10/2016
Money taken by HO 06/10/2016
BM done 24/10/2016
COA received 31/10/2016
PR Received 04/05/2017
Took exact 7 months I did involve mu local MP I suppose that pushed HO. Best of luck to everyone still waiting.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by zubby007 » Thu May 04, 2017 7:27 pm

khan.789 wrote:Application sent 03/10/2016
Application received 04/10/2016
Money taken by HO 06/10/2016
BM done 24/10/2016
COA received 31/10/2016
PR Received 04/05/2017
Took exact 7 months I did involve mu local MP I suppose that pushed HO. Best of luck to everyone still waiting.
Great news despite it came late

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by tekgrade1000 » Wed May 31, 2017 3:15 pm

Hello and Thanks everyone for their support. I'm a Non-EEA National, 5.5 years Married, separated to EEA National

Timeline
26.10.2016 Application Sent
28.10.2016 Application received
10.11.2016 Biometrics Request
14.11.2016 Biometrics Sent
20.11.2016 COA received

28.04.2016 6 months completed

18.05.2017
Called HO for an update. They Told me someone will get back in 5 working days. No one did

26.05.2017
Called HO again for an update. Got a call today(31.05.17) saying:
they cannot tell me anything at this time.
it's under consideration.

I ask about the timeframe.

He said when the application passes 6 Month they can't give any timeline.

This is very very painful and depressing. First, they ask not to contact before 6 months. After 6 (7 + now ) months, they say its been more than 6 months, so we cannot give any timeline?

HO took 14 Months to precess My EEA 2 Application in 2012/13.
It's going in the same direction.

I have read several opinions/advice from here but really confused.

Should I keep on pushing over the phone?
Should I Write a letter?
Should I see My MP (NO MP till June 8 )

Any advice on next possible steps and options I have would highly appreciate

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by zubby007 » Wed May 31, 2017 4:54 pm

tekgrade1000 wrote:Hello and Thanks everyone for their support. I'm a Non-EEA National, 5.5 years Married, separated to EEA National

Timeline
26.10.2016 Application Sent
28.10.2016 Application received
10.11.2016 Biometrics Request
14.11.2016 Biometrics Sent
20.11.2016 COA received

28.04.2016 6 months completed

18.05.2017
Called HO for an update. They Told me someone will get back in 5 working days. No one did


Did you send the application yourself or through Solicitor?

26.05.2017
Called HO again for an update. Got a call today(31.05.17) saying:
they cannot tell me anything at this time.
it's under consideration.

I ask about the timeframe.

He said when the application passes 6 Month they can't give any timeline.

This is very very painful and depressing. First, they ask not to contact before 6 months. After 6 (7 + now ) months, they say its been more than 6 months, so we cannot give any timeline?

HO took 14 Months to precess My EEA 2 Application in 2012/13.
It's going in the same direction.

I have read several opinions/advice from here but really confused.

Should I keep on pushing over the phone?
Should I Write a letter?
Should I see My MP (NO MP till June 8 )

Any advice on next possible steps and options I have would highly appreciate

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by tekgrade1000 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:13 pm

Hello and Thanks everyone for their support. I'm a Non-EEA National, 5.5 years Married, separated to EEA National. Finally good news yesterday

Timeline
26.10.2016 Application Sent
28.10.2016 Application received
10.11.2016 Biometrics Request
14.11.2016 Biometrics Sent
20.11.2016 COA received
02.06.2017 PR Card Arrived

Total 7 Months and 6 days.

Called them twice. first time no no positive response. After the second call to the home office, i had a phone call stating no information available.

..... But PR card arrived at my solicitor following 2 days.

Thanks to Almighty God Good Lucik everyone.

Never Loose Hope!!!

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by allain » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:04 pm

Hey guys
i want to ask what time the clock start for PR,
for example our first baby was born in february 2015 and we got married in july 2015. But we were in relationship from 2013 living at different addresses.
Before this i was on student visa
Please reply thanks,

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by sillycrab » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:34 pm

Hi everyone !

I'm non-EEA married to EEA, received my PR card in October 2016. Just checked the government website thinking to download the application for my husband as he hasn't applied for PR yet.

And I saw this:

"Your residence card won’t be valid after the UK leaves the EU.

A new scheme will be available for EU citizens and their family members to apply to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU.

Sign up for email updates to find out when you’ll be able to apply to stay in the UK under the new scheme and what steps you’ll need to take."

https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-a-uk-resid ... dence-card

Does this affect residence card only ? Not the PERMANENT residence card ? The so-called new scheme will turn our hard work into nothing - came here for university in 2007, working and contributing to this country for so many years, went through all sorts of home office applications.

Can someone please advise? Appreciate that.

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Re: EEA4 fast processing times or wishful thinking

Post by allain » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:24 pm

sillycrab wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:34 pm
Hi everyone !

I'm non-EEA married to EEA, received my PR card in October 2016. Just checked the government website thinking to download the application for my husband as he hasn't applied for PR yet.

And I saw this:

"Your residence card won’t be valid after the UK leaves the EU.

A new scheme will be available for EU citizens and their family members to apply to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU.

Sign up for email updates to find out when you’ll be able to apply to stay in the UK under the new scheme and what steps you’ll need to take."

https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-a-uk-resid ... dence-card

Does this affect residence card only ? Not the PERMANENT residence card ? The so-called new scheme will turn our hard work into nothing - came here for university in 2007, working and contributing to this country for so many years, went through all sorts of home office applications.

Can someone please advise? Appreciate that.
As far as i think you will be fine, and UK is still in the EU, so you have much time for apply for BC and also two more transitional years we have,

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