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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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Post by spike_UK » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:18 pm

Jambo, I just work it out,,I will request passport on second week of May so 3 weeks for HO and 4 weeks for Tunisia visa in total 7 weeks, what do you think?
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At the court, the HO REP withdrawn the decision and asked me to send the DOC for the time before marriage.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 Jambo » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:27 pm

spike_UK wrote:No really my solicitor didnt enclose any envelop so i guess it will take long,, so I will ask beginning of May,, will that yet delay may process,,as my RC visa is not on passport(A4 paper) so I need passport and RC back to be able to apply for Tunisia tourism visa!! thanks mate
Asking the passport back should not delay the application and might in some cases speed up the application. Don't worry about the envelope. In many cases the HO just ignore those and use their own.

I suggest you write an email to Liverpool on the first week of May and follow up with a phone call a few days later to verify the request has been received.

I would highlight in the email (big font, red colour, bold whatever) that your RC is a standalone one and it needs to be returned together with your passport. I would also say in the email you need to receive the documents by 21/05 as you need to apply for a visa.

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Post by spike_UK » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Jambo I think you should be getting paid for these advices LOL you explain everything in good, clear points, thank you very much mate.
I will do what you said and will update 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At the court, the HO REP withdrawn the decision and asked me to send the DOC for the time before marriage.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 9saffa9 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:40 am

13/02/2012: Application submitted
14/02/2012: Application received by HO
07/03/2012: Passport requested for urgent business trip
12/03/2012: Passport received together COA in same envelope
02/04/2012: E-mailed for an update (no response)
10/04/2012: Called for an update and explained that I have to travel frequently for work and that my RC expires 11 May and that i would struggle to even board a plane to return to the UK as I am a visa national. Was simply told that its my choice to travel and that I have to wait 6 months.
10/04/2012: E-mailed for an update and explaining situation (no response)
10/04/2012: sent enquiry to SOLVIT explaining urgency of situation
15/04/2012: Response received from SOLVIT, stating that through treaty rights I am allowed to travel and that if I have any issues with boarding a plane or entering the UK that I need to show my CoA with us much supporting info as possible and they also provided a number that I could ring if I have any difficulty with either of the latter.

Still waiting to hear from the border agency.

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Post by silontong » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:35 am

Timeline Application

13/02/2012: Application (EEA4) submitted. (My EEA2 will expiry 12 July 2012.)

17/03/2012: Received back all documents and letter from HO dated 14 March 2012. Before I tried to send a certified copy of my passport instead of the actual document and it was returned to me.

18/03/2012: Send back again all documents to HO with original passport.
20/03/2012: Application received by HO

20/04/2012: Received CoA dated 18/04/2012. Explained that CoA should only be accepted by employers within 6 months of the date issue for continue my job which is my EEA2 will expiry 12/07/2012.

I will try to ask passport on early May for travelling.

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Post by Bubblefish » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:40 pm

Does anyone know if the home office can issue the PR in a separate a4 paper.

My country has decided to invalidate all non biometric passport in short notice from 1 March. I found out only after the documents were with HO. documents were sent in January.Embassy in Uk doesnt issue biometric passports either

I need to travel for work but return of passport wont mean anything as residence has expired.

I will email them as havent been able to catch them on the phone but not sure if this will complicate the process.

Thnx guys

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Post by anp » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:34 am

It won't matter. Your PR can still be stamped on the old passport. You can then apply in your home country for the new passport and have your PR moved to the new one, or travel with both, like I do. No need to contact them. It might confuse them, which may cause further delay.

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Post by atenolol » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:39 pm

Hi guys! Submitted EEA2 application for my non-EU daughters and for my huband to have his RC stamp transferred into his new passport on 20/03/2012. No news so far. Just wanted to ask what email address do people here use to communicate with the EU team at UKBA??? Tried to read through the pages here but all I could find was their phone number.

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Post by spike_UK » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:59 pm

atenolol wrote:Hi guys! Submitted EEA2 application for my non-EU daughters and for my huband to have his RC stamp transferred into his new passport on 20/03/2012. No news so far. Just wanted to ask what email address do people here use to communicate with the EU team at UKBA??? Tried to read through the pages here but all I could find was their phone number.
LiverpoolEuro.PassportReturns@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk good luck ;)
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 atenolol » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:42 pm

Thanks spike!

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Post by 9saffa9 » Tue May 01, 2012 10:19 am

13/02/2012: Application submitted
14/02/2012: Application received by HO
07/03/2012: Passport requested for urgent business trip
12/03/2012: Passport received together COA in same envelope
02/04/2012: E-mailed for an update (no response)
10/04/2012: Called for an update and explained that I have to travel frequently for work and that my RC expires 11 May and that i would struggle to even board a plane to return to the UK as I am a visa national. Was simply told that its my choice to travel and that I have to wait 6 months.
10/04/2012: E-mailed for an update and explaining situation (no response)
10/04/2012: sent enquiry to SOLVIT explaining urgency of situation
15/04/2012: Response received from SOLVIT, stating that through treaty rights I am allowed to travel and that if I have any issues with boarding a plane or entering the UK that I need to show my CoA with us much supporting info as possible and they also provided a number that I could ring if I have any difficulty with either of the latter.
01/05/2012: called BA in the hope to get an update but as I have not passed the 6 months mark, they wont even consider taking my details to look into it.

It seems that the application process has slowed down a lot? How many people are still waiting from last year and January?

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Post by masum » Tue May 01, 2012 5:44 pm

I am waiting. Eea4 sent on 1st dec11. Still waiting. Looks like they will take full 6 months.

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Post by spike_UK » Tue May 01, 2012 7:52 pm

masum wrote:I am waiting. Eea4 sent on 1st dec11. Still waiting. Looks like they will take full 6 months.
this is really long!!!
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 spike_UK » Tue May 01, 2012 8:00 pm

Hi guys, I need your advice,
I need to request our passports back for holiday on 27/06/2012 but as they clearly saying do not make any travel with in 6 months, what do I have to say to them,
And also my RC visa is still on A4 paper not on passport so I need both back.
Will this affect or slow down my case process?
Many thanks guys,
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 Eirikur » Thu May 03, 2012 12:26 pm

masum wrote:I am waiting. Eea4 sent on 1st dec11. Still waiting. Looks like they will take full 6 months.
Hi Masum, you may remember I applied at the same date as you. I called to ask where my COA was, as just like you I never received one, in the beginning of April, few days later they send the PRC.

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Post by masum » Thu May 03, 2012 6:39 pm

Thanks Eirikur, I will call them next week and ask for COA as you did. I was thinking mine is taking long time due to ROR, or my RC is valid till next year. can be anything. but its warth trying. Thanks for your support eirikur. By the way when is that PR issuesd? April or earlier?
take care mate.

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Post by reda » Thu May 03, 2012 7:38 pm

masum wrote:Thanks Eirikur, I will call them next week and ask for COA as you did. I was thinking mine is taking long time due to ROR, or my RC is valid till next year. can be anything. but its warth trying. Thanks for your support eirikur. By the way when is that PR issuesd? April or earlier?
take care mate.

better call tomorrow.

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Post by SeaJohn » Fri May 04, 2012 1:08 pm

Finally I got my passport with Permanent Residence!!!

Here is my story

Applied EEA3&EEA4 on 16 November
Received COA on 16 December
Requested EEA passport back on 1 March
Received all documents (except my non EEA passport) with refusal letters on 3 March
Submitted further application on 9 March
Called HO to chase COA on 10 April
26 April - second refusal letter (non-EEA passport retained)
27 Apill - sent compaint to all possible emails, faxes, UKBA addresses
30 April - submitted further application
3 May - received a letter with apologies for mishadling my case from HO
4 May - Received my passport back with PR

My advice to everyone: if you are not happy with the service - COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN and COMPLAIN

I'm going to request compensation from HO for mishandling my case on 2 ocassions

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Post by mcovet » Fri May 04, 2012 9:16 pm

Congratulations. As regards complaining, not many people will have a cause to complain within the first 6 months. So, in a way, you are "lucky" they mishandled your case. Most people dont even hear from the UKBA so nothing to complain about.

What was the reason for the refusal and when was the EEA3 application processed? Same time as non-eea or earlier? How much compensation do you expect and what were your actual losses? Thanks






SeaJohn wrote:Finally I got my passport with Permanent Residence!!!

Here is my story

Applied EEA3&EEA4 on 16 November
Received COA on 16 December
Requested EEA passport back on 1 March
Received all documents (except my non EEA passport) with refusal letters on 3 March
Submitted further application on 9 March
Called HO to chase COA on 10 April
26 April - second refusal letter (non-EEA passport retained)
27 Apill - sent compaint to all possible emails, faxes, UKBA addresses
30 April - submitted further application
3 May - received a letter with apologies for mishadling my case from HO
4 May - Received my passport back with PR

My advice to everyone: if you are not happy with the service - COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN and COMPLAIN

I'm going to request compensation from HO for mishandling my case on 2 ocassions

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Post by EUsmileWEallsmile » Fri May 04, 2012 9:20 pm

mcovet wrote:Congratulations. As regards complaining, not many people will have a cause to complain within the first 6 months. So, in a way, you are "lucky" they mishandled your case. Most people dont even hear from the UKBA so nothing to complain about.

What was the reason for the refusal and when was the EEA3 application processed? Same time as non-eea or earlier? How much compensation do you expect and what were your actual losses? Thanks

This particular individual does have cause for complaint.






SeaJohn wrote:Finally I got my passport with Permanent Residence!!!

Here is my story

Applied EEA3&EEA4 on 16 November
Received COA on 16 December
Requested EEA passport back on 1 March
Received all documents (except my non EEA passport) with refusal letters on 3 March
Submitted further application on 9 March
Called HO to chase COA on 10 April
26 April - second refusal letter (non-EEA passport retained)
27 Apill - sent compaint to all possible emails, faxes, UKBA addresses
30 April - submitted further application
3 May - received a letter with apologies for mishadling my case from HO
4 May - Received my passport back with PR

My advice to everyone: if you are not happy with the service - COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN and COMPLAIN

I'm going to request compensation from HO for mishandling my case on 2 ocassions

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Post by EUsmileWEallsmile » Fri May 04, 2012 9:21 pm

[quote="mcovet"]/quote]

One can read the saga here.

http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=97232

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EEA4 Application Processing Time

Post by babyjake » Sat May 05, 2012 12:02 pm

anyone applied for EEA4 in April/ May 2012?

Application posted - 26/04/2012
Application received by HO - 27/04/2012
COA - Still waiting

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Re: EEA4 Application Processing Time

Post by Bing » Mon May 07, 2012 1:59 pm

babyjake wrote:anyone applied for EEA4 in April/ May 2012?

Application posted - 26/04/2012
Application received by HO - 27/04/2012
COA - Still waiting
Application Posted - 13/04/2012

Received by HO - 16/04/2012

COA - still waiting..

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Post by anp » Tue May 08, 2012 9:46 am

I had ordered & received "EMPLOYMENT HISTORY" from Inland Revenue (08455191512) for our EEA3 & EEA4 applications, which we will submit next week. My wife also has contracts, and letters confirming her employment, but not all payslips and P60s. Regarding the treaty rights, would the "EMPLOYMENT HISTORY" suffice, or will HO request more "proof"?

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Re: EEA4 Application Processing Time

Post by presido007 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:59 pm

Bing wrote:
babyjake wrote:anyone applied for EEA4 in April/ May 2012?

Application posted - 26/04/2012
Application received by HO - 27/04/2012
COA - Still waiting
Application Posted - 13/04/2012

Received by HO - 16/04/2012

COA - still waiting..
I posted my application for eea3 and eea4 on the 17/03/2012, received by HO on the 19/03/2012. I have not receive my COA. I have sent them more than 4 emails and 2 letters requesting for COA, guess what? No response. I have called them so many times, it is always same story, my case has not been allocated to a case worker. even yesterday when I called, it was the same story. I have now given up. the worse thing is that the lady answering the call for HO is a very rude person, am even planning to talk to her supervisor if she is rude to me again.

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