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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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EEA2 instead of EEA4?

Post by Fennec » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:54 pm

Applied for EEA3&EEA4 with all supporting documents ( 5 years P60, Contract of employment for 5 years up to the date of Application, bills, tenancy agreements and joint bank account for 5 years).

I received my COA for Permanent Residence on the 5 Sept together with My EEA Spouse Permanent Residence Card.

Cheers

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Re: EEA2 instead of EEA4?

Post by Jambo » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:01 pm

Fennec wrote:I have provided joint bank account and bills for continuous period of five years.
If he was not satisfied he should have asked me to provide more evidence not issue RC as family member of the EEA National as I have got already one expiring on december 2013.

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Call the HO on Monday. Seems to be a mistake. If you got the name of the caseworker, write a letter to the HO addressing him and asking to correct the mistake.

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EEA2 instead of EEA4?

Post by Fennec » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:28 pm

I called HO on 16th Oct and they suggested me to write Letter to the European case worker. I wrote letter to the attention of the person who signed the cover letter and I included the following copies of documents:

- COA for permanent residence
-Permanent Residence of my spouse (EEA National) with the cover letter.
-The Immigration Status Document I received (Residence Card of family Member of an EEA National expiring Oct 2017) with cover Letter.
-My Previous Residence Card as Family Member of an EEA National expiring on Dec 2013.

Cheers!

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Post by Jambo » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:46 pm

Fennec wrote:I called HO on 16th Oct and they suggested me to write Letter to the European case worker. I wrote letter to the attention of the person who signed the cover letter and I included the following copies of documents:

- COA for permanent residence
-Permanent Residence of my spouse (EEA National) with the cover letter.
-The Immigration Status Document I received (Residence Card of family Member of an EEA National expiring Oct 2017) with cover Letter.
-My Previous Residence Card as Family Member of an EEA National expiring on Dec 2013.

Cheers!
If you already got advice from the HO and followed that, you should have said so at the beginning and saved all the discussion!!

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EEA2 instead of EEA4?

Post by Fennec » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:58 pm

I do appreciate to know Whether anyone experienced such situation as why I didn t anticipate in my discussion regarding my case.

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Post by anp » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:04 pm

You should have given a full description of your case from the start. If your description is vague and incomplete, so will be the advice. You were asking how to deal with it, when you had already dealt with it.
Be good.

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Re: Timeline

Post by Mnc » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:28 am

Hi Guys,

Anyone else who heard from the HO recently?

Thanks

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Re: Timeline

Post by kbullet » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:07 pm

Mnc wrote:Hi Guys,

Anyone else who heard from the HO recently?

Thanks
Yes finally got my COA last week!

Here's my timeline

23/07/12 - EEA4 Sent
24/07/12 - HO Received
16/10/12 - COA Received Dated 10/10/12
PR Still waiting :o

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Re: Timeline

Post by Mnc » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:13 pm

kbullet wrote:
Mnc wrote:Hi Guys,

Anyone else who heard from the HO recently?

Thanks
Yes finally got my COA last week!

Here's my timeline

23/07/12 - EEA4 Sent
24/07/12 - HO Received
16/10/12 - COA Received Dated 10/10/12
PR Still waiting :o

Wow, it took almost 3 months for them to even confirm the application.

I applied for EEA4 on the 8th of May2012, still waiting for PR.

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Post by Plum70 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:07 pm

Received my CoA today. I was least expecting to get one, and not so soon at that (timelines in my signature).

For anyone wanting to know its contents: The CoA mentions my case ID, confirms that I have applied for PR and my right to employment while my application is being processed. There is also a section advising employers how to contact the Employee Checking Service should they need to.

So far, i'm pleased.

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Post by jotter » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:23 pm

Looks like they are pretty much up-to-date with COA now. Now hopefully they will focus on improvement in times for issuing PR.

Non-EEA Family Member of an Austrian National
COA for Marriage Feb 2006
Married in April 2006
First RC received June 2006
2nd RC received Oct 2007 (had to reapply due to new passport)
EEA4 application sent: July 4th
UKBA received: July 5th
COA received: September 28th (dated Sept 24)
PR: ??
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Post by Plum70 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:33 pm

jotter wrote:Looks like they are pretty much up-to-date with COA now. Now hopefully they will focus on improvement in times for issuing PR.
I don't know about "back to normal" as I haven't read (m)any cases of CoAs being issued within 4 days of application receipt.

However, it does show that the UKBA is capable of being efficient and the question is why there is not this level consistency on average for non-EEA family members.

I am now hoping - with renewed optimism - that, as my application has been accepted and assigned a case ID, it will be processed and returned in a month or two.

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Post by msank » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:04 am

Plum70 wrote:
jotter wrote:Looks like they are pretty much up-to-date with COA now. Now hopefully they will focus on improvement in times for issuing PR.
I don't know about "back to normal" as I haven't read (m)any cases of CoAs being issued within 4 days of application receipt.

However, it does show that the UKBA is capable of being efficient and the question is why there is not this level consistency on average for non-EEA family members.

I am now hoping - with renewed optimism - that, as my application has been accepted and assigned a case ID, it will be processed and returned in a month or two.
EEA4 sent 16/10/2012
HO received 17/10/2012
COA received 25/10/2012
COA issued date 22/10/2012
PR waiting

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Post by jotter » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:31 pm

Plum70 wrote:
jotter wrote:Looks like they are pretty much up-to-date with COA now. Now hopefully they will focus on improvement in times for issuing PR.
I don't know about "back to normal" as I haven't read (m)any cases of CoAs being issued within 4 days of application receipt.

However, it does show that the UKBA is capable of being efficient and the question is why there is not this level consistency on average for non-EEA family members.

I am now hoping - with renewed optimism - that, as my application has been accepted and assigned a case ID, it will be processed and returned in a month or two.
'Back to normal' was not my words - I'd challenge anyone to define what 'normal' is for European applications. We have, however, been seeing a speeding up of COA receipts lately and your quick turnaround suggests that with COA at least, they've caught up at the moment. Like you I'm more optimistic about getting a response inside 6 months, though a couple of hard luck stories we are still seeing in the latest entries in the EEA2 thread show that it's not to be taken for granted.

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Post by Plum70 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:09 pm

jotter wrote: 'Back to normal' was not my words - I'd challenge anyone to define what 'normal' is for European applications. We have, however, been seeing a speeding up of COA receipts lately and your quick turnaround suggests that with COA at least, they've caught up at the moment. Like you I'm more optimistic about getting a response inside 6 months, though a couple of hard luck stories we are still seeing in the latest entries in the EEA2 thread show that it's not to be taken for granted.
I owe you an apology Jotter - indeed not your words.

msank: good to see another +ve report of speedy CoA issuance. With more people updating this forum we could quickly build a balanced picture of average turn around times.

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Post by Hiyos » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:42 pm

I received my PR today!

My time line:
Application sent: 17 July 12
HO received: 18 July 12
COA received: 02 Oct 12 (dated 01 Oct)
PR: 26 Oct 12

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Post by sarwar74 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:49 pm

Hiyos wrote:I received my PR today!

My time line:
Application sent: 17 July 12
HO received: 18 July 12
COA received: 02 Oct 12 (dated 01 Oct)
PR: 26 Oct 12




Happy you get your pr so fast i did apply 11.06.2012 can i ask you did you phone them ever ?

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Post by Hiyos » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:51 pm

sarwar74 wrote:
Hiyos wrote:I received my PR today!

My time line:
Application sent: 17 July 12
HO received: 18 July 12
COA received: 02 Oct 12 (dated 01 Oct)
PR: 26 Oct 12




Happy you get your pr so fast i did apply 11.06.2012 can i ask you did you phone them ever ?
I called them once on 01 Oct 12 asking for COA. I hope you will receive your PR soon!

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Post by jotter » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:27 pm

Congratulations Hiyos! Always good to hear some good news.

If you don't mind me asking, would you have classed your application as comparatively straightforward (i.e. married to EEA national, EEA national working the entire 5 years) or was it more complex than that? No need to respond if you feel this is too personal, but it might give us some more insight into how the UKBA are working their way through the queues.

e.g. I applied and received COA a few days earlier than you and am still waiting for PR, but we had to provide a stack of paper to cover my wife's trail through various treaty rights statuses over the 5 years.

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Post by hich79 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:53 pm

good news guys . got my pr today
good luck to every one
eea4 sent 31 july
recieved by HO 01/08/2012
coa recieved 22 october dated 18 october

2 months and 18 days for coa

pr received 16-11-12 dated 05-11-12
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