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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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babyjake
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Post by babyjake » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:15 pm

Still waiting for COA. Here's my history
Application sent: 26/04
Received by HO: 27/04
1st chase letter sent: 2nd week of may
2nd chase letter sent: 4th week of May
Called HO: 11/06
They asked for my details and tracking number and said the COA has been requested and will arrive within next 10 working days. Fingers crossed!!

Question: Does anyone know if I can get a new job with COA and just a copy of my passport?

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EEA4 SENT TODAY

Post by sarwar74 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:33 pm

Hello i send my application today 11.06.2012 i hope recive bcak soon and good lack to evry one who wait long time well update any thing happen

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Post by racim » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:24 pm

Happy Tuesday :))
Application sent 14/12/2011
Received by HO on the 16/12/2011
COA received on the 25/01/2012 dated 22/01/2012
PR received 12/06/2012 dated 28/05/2012
I don't wanna talk or think about HO anymore ;)
I hope everyone wuld get his PR very soon :)

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Post by Aprilcool » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:49 pm

racim wrote:Happy Tuesday :))
Application sent 14/12/2011
Received by HO on the 16/12/2011
COA received on the 25/01/2012 dated 22/01/2012
PR received 12/06/2012 dated 28/05/2012
I don't wanna talk or think about HO anymore ;)
I hope everyone wuld get his PR very soon :)
Congratulations racim. Can u pls give a brief on what you submitted. We're you divorced before you made your application?

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Post by racim » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:19 pm

Aprilcool wrote:
racim wrote:Happy Tuesday :))
Application sent 14/12/2011
Received by HO on the 16/12/2011
COA received on the 25/01/2012 dated 22/01/2012
PR received 12/06/2012 dated 28/05/2012
I don't wanna talk or think about HO anymore ;)
I hope everyone wuld get his PR very soon :)
Congratulations racim. Can u pls give a brief on what you submitted. We're you divorced before you made your application?

i submitted all the document they needed, i send my application with divorce coz i divorce after 4 years of marriage an we lived 2gether more den 1 year !! with reli gd solicitor

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Post by spike_UK » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:57 pm

Hi guys, please I need your help,,,,,,,
Im flying to Tunisia on 27/06/2012 with my EEA wife, I have received my passport back but after making 4 times request for my wife(EEA national) passport back, still haven't received it and every time I ring they make a new request!!!
Today the lady told me this is urgent and she will email the managers even.
She also told make if I wish to complain, she gave me the email address.
I don't know what to do, please what are your suggestions? I need help.
Thank you in advance.
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 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:31 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.

Between 01/05/2012 and last week I sent about two e-mails and made a complaint using their official complaints e-mail.

Today I received my PR on separate paper with all my supporting docs, it was sent using the special delivery envelope that I enclosed. Th PR was issued on the 6th of June but I only got it yesterday.

So 4 months in total for me.

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Post by presido007 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:29 am

9saffa9 wrote: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.

Between 01/05/2012 and last week I sent about two e-mails and made a complaint using their official complaints e-mail.

Today I received my PR on separate paper with all my supporting docs, it was sent using the special delivery envelope that I enclosed. Th PR was issued on the 6th of June but I only got it yesterday.

So 4 months in total for me.
Congratulations, atleast you re now free from the stress of ukba.
Pls. What is there complaint email address, I need to write a letter of complaint.

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Post by melcu » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:14 pm

spike_UK wrote:Hi guys, please I need your help,,,,,,,
Im flying to Tunisia on 27/06/2012 with my EEA wife, I have received my passport back but after making 4 times request for my wife(EEA national) passport back, still haven't received it and every time I ring they make a new request!!!
Today the lady told me this is urgent and she will email the managers even.
She also told make if I wish to complain, she gave me the email address.
I don't know what to do, please what are your suggestions? I need help.
Thank you in advance.
Any news? You still have time. Have you wrote a complain?

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Post by melcu » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:16 pm

I have finally got my COA. Just one thing bothers me. It says that I have applied for Residence Card. But it is Permanente residence card I have aplied...

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Post by mcovet » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:17 pm

melcu wrote:I have finally got my COA. Just one thing bothers me. It says that I have applied for Residence Card. But it is Permanente residence card I have aplied...
it's a stock letter, don't worry...and at least you're lucky enough to get the COA :D many here get the COA with the RC after 6 months or don't get coa at all

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Post by melcu » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:59 am

mcovet wrote:
melcu wrote:I have finally got my COA. Just one thing bothers me. It says that I have applied for Residence Card. But it is Permanente residence card I have aplied...
it's a stock letter, don't worry...and at least you're lucky enough to get the COA :D many here get the COA with the RC after 6 months or don't get coa at all
Yes, but in case I ask my passport back for travel purposes and as I am visa-national, I might need to make Family permit in order to come back, and I think would be more advantageous to have a paper that I have applied for Permanent residency card.

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Post by mcovet » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:49 am

melcu wrote:
mcovet wrote:
melcu wrote:I have finally got my COA. Just one thing bothers me. It says that I have applied for Residence Card. But it is Permanente residence card I have aplied...
it's a stock letter, don't worry...and at least you're lucky enough to get the COA :D many here get the COA with the RC after 6 months or don't get coa at all
Yes, but in case I ask my passport back for travel purposes and as I am visa-national, I might need to make Family permit in order to come back, and I think would be more advantageous to have a paper that I have applied for Permanent residency card.
nothing advantageous there, with the same success, the border officials can tell you that having applied doesn't mean you will get it, so any letter is ok. You can tell them if there are any questions that it's the UKBA stock letter and whether you apply for a resid card or perm resid card, same COA.

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Post by babyjake » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:06 pm

Please can someone advise me on where I can write to get COA asap.
Date applied:26/04
Received by HO: 27/04
27/04 - 18/06 - Send two letters (tracked) and called 3 times.

I spoke to them on Monday 11/06 and the person said they have requested for COA to be sent and I will receive within 10 working days. I called again on Friday 15/06 and they said I need to wait another 5 working days.
I called today and now they are saying, no letter has been sent as they have not checked my application yet. They cannot give any ETA on when the letter will be sent.

My new employer has said that I can commence working as soon as I have the letter (coa).

Any advice will be much appriciated.

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Post by Bing » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:26 pm

9saffa9 wrote: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.

Between 01/05/2012 and last week I sent about two e-mails and made a complaint using their official complaints e-mail.

Today I received my PR on separate paper with all my supporting docs, it was sent using the special delivery envelope that I enclosed. Th PR was issued on the 6th of June but I only got it yesterday.

So 4 months in total for me.
Congratulations!!! It looks like the applications from Feb starts to move forward now... :lol:

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Post by babyjake » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:59 pm

Called HO everyday since last Friday for an update on COA. The initially told me the request has been made and it will take 10 working days to receive COA.
However now they are saying it may take longer and they can't tell when I will receive my COA. I just have to call them back after 10 working days (which is next Monday).
Let's see...

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Post by masum » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:28 am

Hi all, got my pr on the basis of RoR. Application made on december. Coa received after 5 months and after few phone calls. Total Time taken for pr is 6 months+. Number of calls made to ukba - 5. Number of e mail send - 2,
However happy that I won't have to apply in Liverpool anymore in future. ( during rc it was 1 year wait as well ). This wait is stressful and cos its free applications i think. Good luck to all who's waiting. Cheers.

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Post by melcu » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:01 am

masum wrote:Hi all, got my pr on the basis of RoR. Application made on december. Coa received after 5 months and after few phone calls. Total Time taken for pr is 6 months+. Number of calls made to ukba - 5. Number of e mail send - 2,
However happy that I won't have to apply in Liverpool anymore in future. ( during rc it was 1 year wait as well ). This wait is stressful and cos its free applications i think. Good luck to all who's waiting. Cheers.
Concratulations! Finally it's over for you!

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EEA4 Application in April 30

Post by asoni1981 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi i also apply on 30 april still waiting for my COA please let me know when you get it. i am also keep calling them same ans getting from them, can you please tell me when is ur current Resident card finishing date???

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Post by spike_UK » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:51 pm

melcu wrote:
spike_UK wrote:Hi guys, please I need your help,,,,,,,
Im flying to Tunisia on 27/06/2012 with my EEA wife, I have received my passport back but after making 4 times request for my wife(EEA national) passport back, still haven't received it and every time I ring they make a new request!!!
Today the lady told me this is urgent and she will email the managers even.
She also told make if I wish to complain, she gave me the email address.
I don't know what to do, please what are your suggestions? I need help.
Thank you in advance.
Any news? You still have time. Have you wrote a complain?
Hi mate, I'm in Poland right now, I just spoken to my solicitor and she hasn't received the passport yet and she said every time she talk to HO they only make a new request on system and nothing else they can do!!!
She had sent a complain on Monday but still nothing!!
I today sent a complain to the customercomplains@ukba blabla and to NWCSU@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.
So I don't know what else to do!!!!!!!!1
Guys please next wednesday we should fly and I don't want to lose holiday and all that money!!!! Please help any suggestion will help. thanks in advance.
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 babyjake » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:34 pm

This is now getting really frustrating. As well as the new employer, my current employer has now asked for proof of my application !

Still no CoA after 2 months. I called again to tell them that 10 working days have gone past since requesting for CoA. They simply said I will have to wait and no ETA.

I have send email complaints to several email addresses and also sent letters to Croydon HO, Liverpool and North West region office in Manchester.

Just don’t understand why it is taking so long to send a confirmation letter.

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eea4

Post by santacruz » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:01 pm

my time frame
28th april sent eea4 ap
no coa yet
phoned HO today to chase it they said they don't have to send it before 6months if they choose to.

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Post by thsths » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:28 pm

babyjake wrote:Just don’t understand why it is taking so long to send a confirmation letter.
There are two reasons: they check the application first before they "accept" it, and it takes a long time for mail to make it out of the UKBA.

I would talk to the employer - the CoA is not necessary to demonstrate the right to work. They can just phone up the UKBA and get confirmation on the phone.

Of course the UKBA is required by law to issue CoAs "immediately", and they obviously fail to do that. But it seems very difficult to do anything about it.

I would write to the UKBA and request priority treatment. Make it clear that the UKBA failed to send the CoA, that you may lose your job, and that you will hold the UKBA responsible for your losses. If they follow their guidelines, they should grant your application priority. And I would also escalate the issue, either with Solvit, via your MP, or via the complaints process.

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Post by babyjake » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:48 pm

Thanks thsths
My new employer(not yet) and the current have already called the employer's helpline given by UKBA. n
New employer was asked to complete a form and send to UKBA to varify my status. It has been over a week since they sent this and no answer yet. Current employer said they will call the number and check. Not sure how long this will take.

On the positive side, i received the following from UKBA North West region customer services office:
>>>>>>>>>
Thank you for the email,
I have sent your request to the correct team who deal with COA requests and marked it as urgent for you.
>>>>>>>>>

I just hope that I receive something soon.

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Post by babyjake » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:06 am

Great morning. Finally received my CoA this morning with confirmation that I can work. Will be sending to the new employer soon.
Hope I get the passport back soon.

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