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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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Bing
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Post by Bing » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:13 pm

Hooray! I received my PR today through post.

My timeline is

application sent: 16/04/2012
application received: 17/04/2012

COA received: just after a month's application (can't remember the date)

PR received: 24/09/2012

It took 5 months and 1 week.

Good luck to members who are still waiting.

Thank you very much for all your great help, especially Jambo and Vinny.
Thank you again!

Mnc
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Re: EEA4 Timesclae

Post by Mnc » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:58 pm

jotter wrote:
Mnc wrote:Hi Guys,

I applied for EEA 4 on 8.05.2012

Had requested my passport back, so received the passport back on 01.06.2012 along with the confirmation of application.

Now its been over 4 months since I applied, any ideas as to how long it may take? Mine is retention of rights based on 4.5 years of marriage. Would that make a difference to the processing times?

Also, in Jan13 it will 6 years since I got married, will I be able to apply for Citizenship in Jan13 ?

Thanks
Expect it to take a full 6 months. So for you the time to start chasing hard is November 8th or the day after. The call centre won't give you the time of day before then anyway.

For your citizenship, you'll typically need to prove 5 years of treaty rights as well as 1 full year of PR. While these can certainly overlap, it's going to be easiest to prove the full year of PR if you can show your EEA4 to demonstrate that. If you are successful with your EEA4 it will be proof that the UKBA agrees that you had 5 years of treaty rights as of May 8th, so assuming you get your EEA4 I'd suggest to apply on or just after May 8th next year. Also when you apply make sure that you were in the UK on that exact date 5 years previously and not overseas on a holiday/business/etc.
Hi,

Thank you for your reply.

For PR, I don't mind waiting till November.

Could you shed light on timeline for citizenship? When would the 6 year period start?
Would it start in May 2007 as I applied for PR in May2012, or would it start in Jan 2007 because I got married in January? I got married in the U.K and we have always lived in the U.K.

Assuming that I get PR before Jan2013, I wanted to know if I will be eligible to apply for Citizenship in Jan2013, I was present in the country in Jan2008, so presence should not be an issue.

When should you appear for the Life in the U.K test?

Thanks

Mnc
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Post by Mnc » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:00 pm

Bing wrote:Hooray! I received my PR today through post.

My timeline is

application sent: 16/04/2012
application received: 17/04/2012

COA received: just after a month's application (can't remember the date)

PR received: 24/09/2012

It took 5 months and 1 week.

Good luck to members who are still waiting.

Thank you very much for all your great help, especially Jambo and Vinny.
Thank you again!
Congratulations Man!

asoni1981
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Post by asoni1981 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:39 am

25/05/12 5 year resident card expire
30/04/12 EEA3 & EE4 application sent on
01/05/12 Received by HO
5/07/12 date 22/06/12 COA for EEA4 Received
Also Received EEA3 passport and PR same date
21/09/12 received My PR date 17/09/12

it takes me 4 month 2 week not too bad.

walidukdz
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Post by walidukdz » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:52 pm

asoni1981 wrote:25/05/12 5 year resident card expire
30/04/12 EEA3 & EE4 application sent on
01/05/12 Received by HO
5/07/12 date 22/06/12 COA for EEA4 Received
Also Received EEA3 passport and PR same date
21/09/12 received My PR date 17/09/12

it takes me 4 month 2 week not too bad.
congrats man !!!
EEA3 & EEA4 sent 26 June 2012
Received by HO 27 June 2012
COA for EEA4 application received 19 July 2012 (dated 13 July 2012)
PR for EEA3 received 26 July2012 (dated 13 July 2012)
PR for EEA4 received 1st november 2012 (dated 29 October 2012

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Post by jotter » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:56 am

Hi all,

Just to let you know my COA came today. Permission to accept job offers and all that.

My details:
EEA4 application sent: July 4th
UKBA received: July 5th
COA received: September 28th (dated September 25th)
PR: ??

This is an EEA4 application only (not sent with EEA3).

Best of luck to all.

UKnow
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COA arrived today

Post by UKnow » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:01 pm

Hello All..
I just received my COA today ( almost 3 months after my submission), here is my timelines:

EEA4 application for EU spouse visa :
1- Application sent to UKBA on the 4th of July 2012
2- Application received by UKBA 5th of July 2012
3- COA received today 28th of Sep 2012 and dates the 24th of September with permission to work in UK
4- PR .. still waiting..

It seems that all applications are taking longer to process so there is no need to worry..
UKnow

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Post by anp » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:22 am

Hi all,

I got a ¨something for you¨ card from Royal Mail this morning. I missed their delivery. I tried to pick it up today, but was told that it is still with the driver. I will try again later today, otherwise I will have to wait until Monday.

I think it might be something from UKBA. The code AU XXXX XXXX XGB is very similar in format to the one my wife had when she received her EEA3 PR. Do you reckon it is from L2 0QN? I tried tracking it, but there is no info on the sender.
Be good.

anp
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Post by anp » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:56 pm

Good news!!!

Today I finally received my EEA4 PR.

My timeline:

EEA3 & EEA4 received at HO 22 June 12
Docs. returned 13 July 12
EEA3 & EEA4 Re-Sent on 13 July 2012.
COA for EEA4 received 14 Aug 12 (dated 09 Aug 12)
EEA3 PR received on 17 Aug 12 (dated 09 Aug 12)
EEA4 PR received 29 Sep 12 (dated 14 Sep 12)

Must say that I wasn´t expecting to get it before Xmas after reading most timelines here, but I got lucky. Case was pretty straightforward though. Married in UK, partner working the whole last 5 years, and lived together ever since.

Best of luck to everyone! All I can advice is that once you sent your application, try to keep you mind off it. Carry on with your life as you usual. Worrying won´t help!

Again, a BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for the advices and encouragement. This forum has been indispensable and there are some great people logging in here and helping out. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Be good.

babyjake
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EEA4 - PR Received : )

Post by babyjake » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:18 pm

Hi All

Finally received my PR today. My time line is as follows:
Application posted : 26/04/12
Application received by HO: 27/04/12
COA Received (after chasing few times): 03/07/12
EEA4 PR Received: 03/10/12 (Dated 20/09/12)

So the total turn around time is 5 months and 1 week. My application was straight forward as I am married to a EEA national and lived here for over 5 years and have a son born in the UK.
I would like to say BIG THANKS to all on this forum who have given some really good feedback. Good luck to all who are waiting.

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Post by rainbow11 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:02 am

Hi all,

We have received today my husband's EEA4 PR. It took almost 6 months.

Our timeline:
EEA3 & EEA4 sent on 10 April 2012
Received by UKBA on 11 April 12
COA for EEA4 received on 27 July 12
EEA3 PR received on 27 July 12 (dated 19 July 12)
EEA4 PR received on 6 October 12 (dated 29 September 2012)

Good luck to everyone!

Aladin0987
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Hi all

Post by Aladin0987 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:32 pm

congratulation RAINBOW hav a nice weekend

Applied EEA4 05/02/12
HO REceived 06/02/12

lived in UK since 2002
married in 2008
wife got PR in feb2012
called ukba on 01/10/12 advised me to sent them a letter!
please help me guys what am I suppose to do?

thnks

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Post by sarwar74 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:38 pm

Aladin0987
its been long time why home office took that much time you should recive your pr max within 6 month but i think you apply to early as you say im married in 2008 ?

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Post by Aladin0987 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:27 pm

yeh sarwar but we have been formally living together for 6 years(provided evidence when applied) and been married for 4 and half years and and I have been living in uk since 2002 as an asylum seeker who claimed for political asylum :lol: , my claim for asylum is still going on waiting for decision being made :roll:

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Post by sarwar74 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:05 pm

Aladin0987
im same as you i been here for 13 years and we been living togather for 7 years but we did married on 06.06.2007 home office count from date of marrige 5 years not that day your been togther.i did apply on 11.06.2012 but im still waitng. i hope nothing going wrong in your case . any way just send them letter and tell them what is going on they should process all case within 6 month if going over that time you can compline.

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Post by spike_UK » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:15 pm

sarwar74 wrote:Aladin0987
i home office count from date of marrige 5 years not that day your been togther.
HO REP at court in front of me and JUDGE said, PR is based on 5 yrs relationship(been living together and exercising treaty right) regardless when you married or never married at all.
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 sarwar74 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:37 am

SORRY TO HEAR THAT BUT YOU SHUOLD WAITING TILL COMPLETE 5 YEARS AND THEN apply for pr

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Post by Aladin0987 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:27 pm

ok then if HO REPRESENTATIVE said that he should give you ur permanate straight away :D

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Post by Aladin0987 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:29 pm

Sarwar have you ever traveled with your first residence card? if yes how was it with your own national passport or home office travel document?

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Post by sarwar74 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:26 pm

yes i did travel alot with my national passport and i never have any problem to go out uk and come back and im always travel a lone.

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travel document

Post by Aladin0987 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:55 pm

So is it possible to obtain a HOME OFFICE TRAVEL DOCUMENT with an EEA family member PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD? cause I have already applied for it with my LIMITED EEA RESIDENCE CARD but they refused my application and I lost £240.
I DO NOT HAVE MY OWN COUNTRIES NATIONAL PASSPORT AND I CAN NOT GET IT EVER DUE TO A POLITICAL ISSUES :lol:
Thanks

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Post by sarwar74 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:35 pm

sorry to ask where you come from ? you can go to your country embassy if they not issue passport you can ask them to give you letter explaine for that reason cant issue passport for you then send that letter with application to home office well issue T/D easy for you in that case cant refused .

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Post by spike_UK » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:03 pm

sarwar74 wrote:SORRY TO HEAR THAT BUT YOU SHUOLD WAITING TILL COMPLETE 5 YEARS AND THEN apply for pr
No you are wrong.
She said as long as I can provide evidence before marriage, I should be fine.
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 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:05 pm

Aladin0987 wrote:ok then if HO REPRESENTATIVE said that he should give you ur permanate straight away :D
Don't you read my posts properly!!! she said I have to papers again(just before marriage).
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 sarwar74 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:15 pm

oh sorry best wish for you try do that mate

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