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cerrahpasalilar
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I Got it

Post by cerrahpasalilar » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:57 pm

Great News
I have received my Permanent residence today. I received just before Eid ul-Fitr (Ramadan Festival)

EEA4 application sent on 4 July 2012 (6 weeks before the 5th year of my wedding anniversary)
EEA4 application received by the Home Office on 5 July 2012
Permanent residence was issued on 17 July 2012
I received all my documents back on 17 August 2012 (today)
I have NOT received COA (who cares)


The HO was crazy. They were unbelievably quick to issue my Permanent residence. It took them only 12 days to issue my PR after they received my documents. I think it is record for recent EEA4 applications
Everthing including delivery took 43 days.

The other interesting thing is that they issued my permanent resident before I completed 5 year marriage so it is good example for those who want to apply for EEA 4 and want to incorporate the cohabitation time before marriage

Additional information
It was my first EEA4 application (i.e. I did not apply before)
I never contact the home office after I sent my application
I did not use any solicitor
Note that my 5 years residence card (EEA2) was going to expire in December 2012.
My wife obtained the PR as a result of EEA 3 application in November 2009.
My special thanks to Spike_UK and Mrfantastic. They kindly answer my questions on the private message. I wish all guys on this forum will get their documents promptly

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Post by anp » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:26 pm

Wow!! This has got to be the fastest response EVER! Congratulations mate.

I think that if your partner has a PR, it does speed things up quite significantly. What do you all think?
Be good.

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Post by mcovet » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:52 pm

It is either fake news to drive others waiting crazy or ukba decided to allow te sorting officer to issue some PRs where everything is straightforward.

Sounds overly suspicious i tell ya

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Post by cerrahpasalilar » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:38 pm

mcovet wrote:It is either fake news to drive others waiting crazy or ukba decided to allow te sorting officer to issue some PRs where everything is straightforward.

Sounds overly suspicious i tell ya
Dear mcovet
I think you are rude on your comment. I have no profit to lie to people here. what is the point to create the story?
Yes, some people get quickly
Look at the applicants punjab, manis and Vardon78 cases. They got it in 40 days, 28 days and 6 weeks respectively I would recomend you to consider your comment again

Punjab
http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... &start=340

For manis and Vardon78

http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... &start=180

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Post by anp » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:16 pm

mcovet wrote:It is either fake news to drive others waiting crazy or ukba decided to allow te sorting officer to issue some PRs where everything is straightforward.

Sounds overly suspicious i tell ya
How can you be so sure?
Be good.

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Re: I Got it

Post by Plum70 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:08 am

cerrahpasalilar wrote: The other interesting thing is that they issued my permanent resident before I completed 5 year marriage so it is good example for those who want to apply for EEA 4 and want to incorporate the cohabitation time before marriage
Hi Cerrah,

Very, very encouraging results or you were just 'lucky'!

I will be doing the same in mid October - applying 6 weeks before my 5th anniversary - and a straight forward case as well: My husband already attained PR confirmation in Nov. '11 and has been exercising treaty rights as employed for 6 years, I have also been employed for most of the last 5 years and we co-habited before we got married.

Can I ask what docs you provided to show co-habitation and how far back you went to prove this? - a couple of weeks or months? Did you include a cover letter?

EDIT: One other question: did you also show proof that your wife had not lost her PR since it was attained in '09? If so, what docs did you provide?
Last edited by Plum70 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: I Got it

Post by spike_UK » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:08 am

cerrahpasalilar wrote:Great News
I have received my Permanent residence today. I received just before Eid ul-Fitr (Ramadan Festival)

EEA4 application sent on 4 July 2012 (6 weeks before the 5th year of my wedding anniversary)
EEA4 application received by the Home Office on 5 July 2012
Permanent residence was issued on 17 July 2012
I received all my documents back on 17 August 2012 (today)
I have NOT received COA (who cares)


The HO was crazy. They were unbelievably quick to issue my Permanent residence. It took them only 12 days to issue my PR after they received my documents. I think it is record for recent EEA4 applications
Everthing including delivery took 43 days.

The other interesting thing is that they issued my permanent resident before I completed 5 year marriage so it is good example for those who want to apply for EEA 4 and want to incorporate the cohabitation time before marriage

Additional information
It was my first EEA4 application (i.e. I did not apply before)
I never contact the home office after I sent my application
I did not use any solicitor
Note that my 5 years residence card (EEA2) was going to expire in December 2012.
My wife obtained the PR as a result of EEA 3 application in November 2009.
My special thanks to Spike_UK and Mrfantastic. They kindly answer my questions on the private message. I wish all guys on this forum will get their documents promptly
Many congratulations mate, GOD bless us, that is a great news, now you got 2 Eids to celebrate :D, I'm waiting 1 more week to complete 6 months, so inshallah just after Eid I would get it too.
Certainly u got the record!! well done and all the best with BC.
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 onetowatch20 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:26 am

My EEA4 PR finally arrived this morning!

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Post by spike_UK » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:17 pm

onetowatch20 wrote:My EEA4 PR finally arrived this morning!
Congratulation mate, finally it's over for you.
Did you apply it through solicitor or you done it yourself, I presume the PR came to your address. I applied same time as you but my lawyer not back until next Wednesday so I don't know whether I have it yet!!!
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 onetowatch20 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:38 pm

spike_UK wrote:
onetowatch20 wrote:My EEA4 PR finally arrived this morning!
Congratulation mate, finally it's over for you.
Did you apply it through solicitor or you done it yourself, I presume the PR came to your address. I applied same time as you but my lawyer not back until next Wednesday so I don't know whether I have it yet!!!
Thanks! It's such a relief knowing I don't have to deal with that incompetent department anymore. I called them on Wednesday and they would've known already that it had been processed, but they gave me the usual line that the six months hadn't passed yet so they couldn't tell me anything.
I made the application myself, received it in the post this morning. I reckon yours must be waiting with your solicitor.

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Post by spike_UK » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:01 pm

onetowatch20 wrote:
spike_UK wrote:
onetowatch20 wrote:My EEA4 PR finally arrived this morning!
Congratulation mate, finally it's over for you.
Did you apply it through solicitor or you done it yourself, I presume the PR came to your address. I applied same time as you but my lawyer not back until next Wednesday so I don't know whether I have it yet!!!
Thanks! It's such a relief knowing I don't have to deal with that incompetent department anymore. I called them on Wednesday and they would've known already that it had been processed, but they gave me the usual line that the six months hadn't passed yet so they couldn't tell me anything.
I made the application myself, received it in the post this morning. I reckon yours must be waiting with your solicitor.
You welcome, well I have to wait till next Wednesday my lawyer back to work!!! but comparing to 6 months I can wait 4 days, I just hope that she has it :)
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 cerrahpasalilar » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:54 pm

Dear All
Many thanks for your wishes and thank you for helping out questions.

Plum 70,
We started living together since mid- june 2007. For the cohabitation period before marriage, we added bank statements from end of June 2007 and my phone bills for June and July and August 2007. Also a letter showing the address from UKBA as a result of EEA1 application dated July 2007.

For my wife, we showed only last there year p60s and a letter from her work as an evidence that she has been still living here and she did not lose her PR status together with her PR card. If your husband obtained PR, then you do not need to show any work-related evidence for him for the years before he got PR as long as you send his PR card with your application

For me, P60s for the last 4 years and a letter from the university where i work and a letter from another university where i obtained my PhD degree and my scholarship payslips
Good luck to everyone

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Post by spike_UK » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:49 pm

walidukdz wrote:Just hold tight mate .24-7 =17 you should get it tomorrow . It will confirm the week before 6 months theory ! I guess in their mind the later they send it the later you apply for BC.
You were right mate, last time I spoke to my solicitor was Tuesday 14/08/2012 ans she was off since and be back on Wednesday 22/08/2012 but I couldn't hold myself and I rung the law centre, they checked for me(the receptionist) and he said it is here which was arrived last Thursday 16/08/2012. More frustrating is that there was no immigration solicitors there to open it for me(receptionist not allowed, i was told) and I have to ring back or go down there tomorrow. I'm soooooooooooo scared what the out come is going to be :cry: any Idea guys, thanks
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 presido007 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:22 pm

spike_UK wrote:
walidukdz wrote:Just hold tight mate .24-7 =17 you should get it tomorrow . It will confirm the week before 6 months theory ! I guess in their mind the later they send it the later you apply for BC.
You were right mate, last time I spoke to my solicitor was Tuesday 14/08/2012 ans she was off since and be back on Wednesday 22/08/2012 but I couldn't hold myself and I rung the law centre, they checked for me(the receptionist) and he said it is here which was arrived last Thursday 16/08/2012. More frustrating is that there was no immigration solicitors there to open it for me(receptionist not allowed, i was told) and I have to ring back or go down there tomorrow. I'm soooooooooooo scared what the out come is going to be :cry: any Idea guys, thanks
You don't need to be scared, I think you should start celebrating because it is definitely a good news.

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Post by Plum70 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:59 pm

cerrahpasalilar wrote:Dear All
Many thanks for your wishes and thank you for helping out questions.

Plum 70,
We started living together since mid- june 2007. For the cohabitation period before marriage, we added bank statements from end of June 2007 and my phone bills for June and July and August 2007. Also a letter showing the address from UKBA as a result of EEA1 application dated July 2007.

For my wife, we showed only last there year p60s and a letter from her work as an evidence that she has been still living here and she did not lose her PR status together with her PR card. If your husband obtained PR, then you do not need to show any work-related evidence for him for the years before he got PR as long as you send his PR card with your application

For me, P60s for the last 4 years and a letter from the university where i work and a letter from another university where i obtained my PhD degree and my scholarship payslips
Good luck to everyone
Cheers Cerrah.

Hubby and I moved in together in May 2007 so I will provide our joint tenancy agreement and utility bills from then to present. Yes, only his PR card is needed. I imagine that as he has only held PR for less than a year there's no need to prove that he hasn't lost it?

I am really encouraged by how quickly your application was dealt with and can only hope that mine will be a similar story.

Thanks again.

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Post by spike_UK » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:12 pm

presido007 wrote:
spike_UK wrote:
walidukdz wrote:Just hold tight mate .24-7 =17 you should get it tomorrow . It will confirm the week before 6 months theory ! I guess in their mind the later they send it the later you apply for BC.
You were right mate, last time I spoke to my solicitor was Tuesday 14/08/2012 ans she was off since and be back on Wednesday 22/08/2012 but I couldn't hold myself and I rung the law centre, they checked for me(the receptionist) and he said it is here which was arrived last Thursday 16/08/2012. More frustrating is that there was no immigration solicitors there to open it for me(receptionist not allowed, i was told) and I have to ring back or go down there tomorrow. I'm soooooooooooo scared what the out come is going to be :cry: any Idea guys, thanks
You don't need to be scared, I think you should start celebrating because it is definitely a good news.
Thanks but how can you be so sure?!!! what about if it is a refusal?!!! 1 guy I know he said last day of the 6 months re received his refusal!! but it was for RC and HO it is a marriage of shame.
Right now I'm more nervous than exciting because I have applied for PR based on been living together for over 5 years and treaty right and etc,,,
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 anp » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:36 am

Hopefully good news for you spike!! You deserve it.
Be good.

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Post by spike_UK » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:37 pm

Hi guys, yes finally law centre reviled my application and as I excepted it is a refusal, but I haven't seen it yet until tomorrow I have appointment at 10am for appeal. Thanks guys and good luck to all of u.
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 Gigimou » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:54 pm

Sorry to hear that Spike.

What was their reason for refusing you?

Good luck for your appeal!

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Post by spike_UK » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:08 pm

Gigimou wrote:Sorry to hear that Spike.

What was their reason for refusing you?

Good luck for your appeal!
Thanks mate, sorry I mentioned that I havent seen or known the reason as my lawyer is back to work tomorrow but her manager opened the post for me and didn't discuss the reason with me, I really don't know until tomorrow 10am, but I think simply because they look at my marriage certificate and it's less than 5 yrs, and they refuse, with checking that we been living together more than 5 yrs.
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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