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EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

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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Time to get the CoA or final decision as first time BRC applicant in new system

Poll ended at Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:30 pm

Within 2 weeks of biometrics appointment
38
41%
Within 1 month of biometrics appointment
21
23%
Within 3 months of biometrics appointment
4
4%
Have not received anything yet (2 weeks not up)
14
15%
Have not received anything for more than 3 months.
15
16%
Received after 3 months.
1
1%
 
Total votes: 93

strawbea
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Hong Kong

Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by strawbea » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:06 pm

Hi an update on my application - I've got the pre-settled status today 22/2/2020 via email, and they will send me the BRC within 7 days. I got in touch with my MP on 17/2/2020, that might have helped.

I hope everyone here will get it soon! Good luck!

strawbea wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:55 am
Hi I have a similar case here, I am from Hong Kong and had a T4 visa and currently T5. My EU partner has settled status.

14/10/2019 - Application submitted online
15/10/2019 - sent my passport
29/10/2019 - sent my BRP as well as they asked for it
2/1/2020 - got a letter for the biometric enrolment, biometric done on the next day in the post office
8/1/2020 - Coa
14/2/2020 - still waiting for the decision and the new biometric card

I have called many times and the answer is the same. It's with the caseworker and there is nothing else I need to provide.

This is really annoying as my current visa has just expired and I haven't got the new one :?
carol610098938 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Good afternoon everyone,
Hope you are doing well, I would like to share my timeline and experience, hope I can get some advice and if you saw my problem and that could help you avoiding from some potential trap, that would be perfect.

I am a non eu T4 holder who have married to a eu citizen who has already got his pre-settlement. i chose "post" for my application.
finished my online application form at 22/11/2019 with my BRP.
Post my document the next day, got my confirm email showed I submitted successfully and I should post my BRP on 26/11/2019
posted my BRP in the same day, and they received 27/11/2019
got my BRP back within one week
after that it is a long time waiting, during the time with countless calls and emails to the resolution centre.
until today 13/02/2020, still no biometric appointment letter, no coa.


they told me the reason it takes so long is because I used my BRP, obviously Passport and BRC is using the different system and BRP is under passport system, but since it is very similar as BRC, BRP application in the first place will go to BRC system, and it takes time to transfer from BRC to Passport system, so as a safe card if you have both a passport and BRP card, use passport to apply if you can, it will save your time I believe based on my experience. thank you , hope you all have a good day.

Maverick228
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Bulgaria

Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Maverick228 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:24 pm

Zynmalikkkk wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:14 am
Maverick228 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:08 pm
Question for those who have already got their BRC, how long did it take to arrive in mail after the decision had been made?
Within one week
Does your BRC have a National Insurance Number on it? I wonder if it will be included or if I'd have to apply for it separately

Alijee786
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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Alijee786 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:14 pm

BrunoK1441 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Alijee786 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:40 pm
Received email on feb 12 for further evidence. Which i uploaded same day. Does that mean i am back in the que again?? Coz i called after that few times and answer was same. Wait it is with case worker you will hear from us very soon.
Applied mid November
Coa mid december
Since then waiting
May I ask what further evidence they requested and why?
Asked for eu partner id. Spoke to case worker and she said its better to upload another residency proof. As the bank statement had only one transaction (we only use that for bills and rent)
So along with partner id uploaded another bank statement.

eke123
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Nigeria

Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by eke123 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:59 pm

strawbea wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Hi an update on my application - I've got the pre-settled status today 22/2/2020 via email, and they will send me the BRC within 7 days. I got in touch with my MP on 17/2/2020, that might have helped.

I hope everyone here will get it soon! Good luck!

strawbea wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:55 am
Hi I have a similar case here, I am from Hong Kong and had a T4 visa and currently T5. My EU partner has settled status.

14/10/2019 - Application submitted online
15/10/2019 - sent my passport
29/10/2019 - sent my BRP as well as they asked for it
2/1/2020 - got a letter for the biometric enrolment, biometric done on the next day in the post office
8/1/2020 - Coa
14/2/2020 - still waiting for the decision and the new biometric card

I have called many times and the answer is the same. It's with the caseworker and there is nothing else I need to provide.

This is really annoying as my current visa has just expired and I haven't got the new one :?
carol610098938 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Good afternoon everyone,
Hope you are doing well, I would like to share my timeline and experience, hope I can get some advice and if you saw my problem and that could help you avoiding from some potential trap, that would be perfect.

I am a non eu T4 holder who have married to a eu citizen who has already got his pre-settlement. i chose "post" for my application.
finished my online application form at 22/11/2019 with my BRP.
Post my document the next day, got my confirm email showed I submitted successfully and I should post my BRP on 26/11/2019
posted my BRP in the same day, and they received 27/11/2019
got my BRP back within one week
after that it is a long time waiting, during the time with countless calls and emails to the resolution centre.
until today 13/02/2020, still no biometric appointment letter, no coa.


they told me the reason it takes so long is because I used my BRP, obviously Passport and BRC is using the different system and BRP is under passport system, but since it is very similar as BRC, BRP application in the first place will go to BRC system, and it takes time to transfer from BRC to Passport system, so as a safe card if you have both a passport and BRP card, use passport to apply if you can, it will save your time I believe based on my experience. thank you , hope you all have a good day.
Please what info did you provide your MP with as I might be contacting mine soon
Thanks a lot

Adnane2020
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Morocco

Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Adnane2020 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:22 pm

Finally received my brc after long wait :
Applied 7th June and get decision 17 February
Wish good luck to everyone especially those who are waiting for many months

Prettymum
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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Prettymum » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:02 pm

Adnane2020 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:22 pm
Finally received my brc after long wait :
Applied 7th June and get decision 17 February
Wish good luck to everyone especially those who are waiting for many months
Congratulations Adnane!!! Can you share your timeline. Many thanks

Alijee786
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Pakistan

Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Alijee786 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:38 pm

Adnane2020 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:22 pm
Finally received my brc after long wait :
Applied 7th June and get decision 17 February
Wish good luck to everyone especially those who are waiting for many months
Congrats!!! 🥳

asadaqeel
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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by asadaqeel » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 am

Adnane2020 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:22 pm
Finally received my brc after long wait :
Applied 7th June and get decision 17 February
Wish good luck to everyone especially those who are waiting for many months
Hi Mate, Congratulation on getting yiur status.

Please can you advise on your application, are you non eu ? Applied with partner or sepeeate and what documenta did you peivide them ?

Many Thanks

BrunoK1441
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Australia

Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by BrunoK1441 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:00 pm

Alijee786 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:14 pm
BrunoK1441 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Alijee786 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:40 pm
Received email on feb 12 for further evidence. Which i uploaded same day. Does that mean i am back in the que again?? Coz i called after that few times and answer was same. Wait it is with case worker you will hear from us very soon.
Applied mid November
Coa mid december
Since then waiting
May I ask what further evidence they requested and why?
Asked for eu partner id. Spoke to case worker and she said its better to upload another residency proof. As the bank statement had only one transaction (we only use that for bills and rent)
So along with partner id uploaded another bank statement.

Ah I see. Did you originally quote and apply through your partners settled status reference number though?

Zadith14
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Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:12 am

Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Zadith14 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:51 pm

This forum has helped us a lot in guidance and support through my husband BRC application via the route of EU settlement. I wouldn't miss the opportunity to share it with everyone in here.

My husband received his BRC(pre-settlement status) through the route of eu settlement today. It says on remarks "work permitted and leave to remain. Unsure what the "leave to remain" means in greater details.
I want to know if there are restrictions to travel outside of UK. We are planning to go to either Brussels or Paris for a short trip for our honeymoon since we never really celebrate it due to long distance relation.
I also want to know if he requires to apply for the old route EEA2 and whether this would facilitate him to travel in Europe countries.

For those waiting, I wish everyone will get a good outcome of their applications.

Here is my husband timeline:Married to me (eu national with ILR).

-Application sent December 2019- this was linked to my reference of settlement status
-Appointment for fingers printings etc on 8th January 2020 (late booking as it was the only date free of charge online hence selected)
-COA received 2 weeks after appointment
-BRC received 23rd Feb 2020.

docado
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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by docado » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:43 pm

Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:51 pm
This forum has helped us a lot in guidance and support through my husband BRC application via the route of EU settlement. I wouldn't miss the opportunity to share it with everyone in here.

My husband received his BRC(pre-settlement status) through the route of eu settlement today. It says on remarks "work permitted and leave to remain. Unsure what the "leave to remain" means in greater details.
I want to know if there are restrictions to travel outside of UK. We are planning to go to either Brussels or Paris for a short trip for our honeymoon since we never really celebrate it due to long distance relation.
I also want to know if he requires to apply for the old route EEA2 and whether this would facilitate him to travel in Europe countries.

For those waiting, I wish everyone will get a good outcome of their applications.

Here is my husband timeline:Married to me (eu national with ILR).

-Application sent December 2019- this was linked to my reference of settlement status
-Appointment for fingers printings etc on 8th January 2020 (late booking as it was the only date free of charge online hence selected)
-COA received 2 weeks after appointment
-BRC received 23rd Feb 2020.
Hi Zadith14,
What I read and understood so far about the "leave to remain" means a temporary permission to stay in the UK. That would change into ILR upon accumulating 5 years in the UK and fulfilling other requirements.
Well I think card issued under EU settlement scheme doesn't allow to travel to EU as it is not like the RC of EEA family member on which it is printed "Residence card of the family member of a union citizen". I am not sure whether one can apply for EEA2 RC after obtaining an EU settlement based.

Zadith14
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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Zadith14 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:51 pm

docado wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:51 pm
This forum has helped us a lot in guidance and support through my husband BRC application via the route of EU settlement. I wouldn't miss the opportunity to share it with everyone in here.

My husband received his BRC(pre-settlement status) through the route of eu settlement today. It says on remarks "work permitted and leave to remain. Unsure what the "leave to remain" means in greater details.
I want to know if there are restrictions to travel outside of UK. We are planning to go to either Brussels or Paris for a short trip for our honeymoon since we never really celebrate it due to long distance relation.
I also want to know if he requires to apply for the old route EEA2 and whether this would facilitate him to travel in Europe countries.

For those waiting, I wish everyone will get a good outcome of their applications.

Here is my husband timeline:Married to me (eu national with ILR).

-Application sent December 2019- this was linked to my reference of settlement status
-Appointment for fingers printings etc on 8th January 2020 (late booking as it was the only date free of charge online hence selected)
-COA received 2 weeks after appointment
-BRC received 23rd Feb 2020.
Hi Zadith14,
What I read and understood so far about the "leave to remain" means a temporary permission to stay in the UK. That would change into ILR upon accumulating 5 years in the UK and fulfilling other requirements.
Well I think card issued under EU settlement scheme doesn't allow to travel to EU as it is not like the RC of EEA family member on which it is printed "Residence card of the family member of a union citizen". I am not sure whether one can apply for EEA2 RC after obtaining an EU settlement based.
Hi Decado. Thanks for the above clarity. I will need to dig a little bit more on travelling with BRC. Some links I have been reading says that my husband can travel with his BRC as long as he does with me (eu national) https://www.google.com/amp/s/europa.eu/ ... amp_en.htm

BrunoK1441
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Australia

Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by BrunoK1441 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:06 pm

Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:51 pm
docado wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:51 pm
This forum has helped us a lot in guidance and support through my husband BRC application via the route of EU settlement. I wouldn't miss the opportunity to share it with everyone in here.

My husband received his BRC(pre-settlement status) through the route of eu settlement today. It says on remarks "work permitted and leave to remain. Unsure what the "leave to remain" means in greater details.
I want to know if there are restrictions to travel outside of UK. We are planning to go to either Brussels or Paris for a short trip for our honeymoon since we never really celebrate it due to long distance relation.
I also want to know if he requires to apply for the old route EEA2 and whether this would facilitate him to travel in Europe countries.

For those waiting, I wish everyone will get a good outcome of their applications.

Here is my husband timeline:Married to me (eu national with ILR).

-Application sent December 2019- this was linked to my reference of settlement status
-Appointment for fingers printings etc on 8th January 2020 (late booking as it was the only date free of charge online hence selected)
-COA received 2 weeks after appointment
-BRC received 23rd Feb 2020.
Hi Zadith14,
What I read and understood so far about the "leave to remain" means a temporary permission to stay in the UK. That would change into ILR upon accumulating 5 years in the UK and fulfilling other requirements.
Well I think card issued under EU settlement scheme doesn't allow to travel to EU as it is not like the RC of EEA family member on which it is printed "Residence card of the family member of a union citizen". I am not sure whether one can apply for EEA2 RC after obtaining an EU settlement based.
Hi Decado. Thanks for the above clarity. I will need to dig a little bit more on travelling with BRC. Some links I have been reading says that my husband can travel with his BRC as long as he does with me (eu national) https://www.google.com/amp/s/europa.eu/ ... amp_en.htm
I’m sorry, I don’t fully understand. Are you saying that non-eu citizens with settled /pre settled status are not able to travel outside or re enter the U.K. without their EU spouses that they applied for their settlement through?

Alijee786
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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Alijee786 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:45 pm

BrunoK1441 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Alijee786 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:14 pm
BrunoK1441 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Alijee786 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:40 pm
Received email on feb 12 for further evidence. Which i uploaded same day. Does that mean i am back in the que again?? Coz i called after that few times and answer was same. Wait it is with case worker you will hear from us very soon.
Applied mid November
Coa mid december
Since then waiting
May I ask what further evidence they requested and why?
Asked for eu partner id. Spoke to case worker and she said its better to upload another residency proof. As the bank statement had only one transaction (we only use that for bills and rent)
So along with partner id uploaded another bank statement.

Ah I see. Did you originally quote and apply through your partners settled status reference number though?
No coz she has not applied yet

Zadith14
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Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:12 am

Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Zadith14 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:07 pm

BrunoK1441 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:51 pm
docado wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:51 pm
This forum has helped us a lot in guidance and support through my husband BRC application via the route of EU settlement. I wouldn't miss the opportunity to share it with everyone in here.

My husband received his BRC(pre-settlement status) through the route of eu settlement today. It says on remarks "work permitted and leave to remain. Unsure what the "leave to remain" means in greater details.
I want to know if there are restrictions to travel outside of UK. We are planning to go to either Brussels or Paris for a short trip for our honeymoon since we never really celebrate it due to long distance relation.
I also want to know if he requires to apply for the old route EEA2 and whether this would facilitate him to travel in Europe countries.

For those waiting, I wish everyone will get a good outcome of their applications.

Here is my husband timeline:Married to me (eu national with ILR).

-Application sent December 2019- this was linked to my reference of settlement status
-Appointment for fingers printings etc on 8th January 2020 (late booking as it was the only date free of charge online hence selected)
-COA received 2 weeks after appointment
-BRC received 23rd Feb 2020.
Hi Zadith14,
What I read and understood so far about the "leave to remain" means a temporary permission to stay in the UK. That would change into ILR upon accumulating 5 years in the UK and fulfilling other requirements.
Well I think card issued under EU settlement scheme doesn't allow to travel to EU as it is not like the RC of EEA family member on which it is printed "Residence card of the family member of a union citizen". I am not sure whether one can apply for EEA2 RC after obtaining an EU settlement based.
Hi Decado. Thanks for the above clarity. I will need to dig a little bit more on travelling with BRC. Some links I have been reading says that my husband can travel with his BRC as long as he does with me (eu national) https://www.google.com/amp/s/europa.eu/ ... amp_en.htm
I’m sorry, I don’t fully understand. Are you saying that non-eu citizens with settled /pre settled status are not able to travel outside or re enter the U.K. without their EU spouses that they applied for their settlement through?
I meant to travel to European countries without visa or not

ryuzaki
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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by ryuzaki » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:54 pm

You should be able to travel, at least up until the end of this year. After that no one knows.

kumitrue
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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by kumitrue » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:26 am

Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:07 pm
BrunoK1441 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:51 pm
docado wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:43 pm


Hi Zadith14,
What I read and understood so far about the "leave to remain" means a temporary permission to stay in the UK. That would change into ILR upon accumulating 5 years in the UK and fulfilling other requirements.
Well I think card issued under EU settlement scheme doesn't allow to travel to EU as it is not like the RC of EEA family member on which it is printed "Residence card of the family member of a union citizen". I am not sure whether one can apply for EEA2 RC after obtaining an EU settlement based.
Hi Decado. Thanks for the above clarity. I will need to dig a little bit more on travelling with BRC. Some links I have been reading says that my husband can travel with his BRC as long as he does with me (eu national) https://www.google.com/amp/s/europa.eu/ ... amp_en.htm
I’m sorry, I don’t fully understand. Are you saying that non-eu citizens with settled /pre settled status are not able to travel outside or re enter the U.K. without their EU spouses that they applied for their settlement through?
I meant to travel to European countries without visa or not
I think this issue has been discussed earlier on this forum. I understand that someone with BRC issued under the settlement scheme still requires a visa to travel to the EU countries (which the UK is not anymore). The visa can be obtained normally free of charge at the embassy/visa centre of the EU national. A BRC cardholder is not restricted in terms of travelling to and from the UK

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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by lisa1933 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:20 am

kumitrue wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:26 am
Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:07 pm
BrunoK1441 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:51 pm

Hi Decado. Thanks for the above clarity. I will need to dig a little bit more on travelling with BRC. Some links I have been reading says that my husband can travel with his BRC as long as he does with me (eu national) https://www.google.com/amp/s/europa.eu/ ... amp_en.htm
I’m sorry, I don’t fully understand. Are you saying that non-eu citizens with settled /pre settled status are not able to travel outside or re enter the U.K. without their EU spouses that they applied for their settlement through?
I meant to travel to European countries without visa or not
I think this issue has been discussed earlier on this forum. I understand that someone with BRC issued under the settlement scheme still requires a visa to travel to the EU countries (which the UK is not anymore). The visa can be obtained normally free of charge at the embassy/visa centre of the EU national. A BRC cardholder is not restricted in terms of travelling to and from the UK

Whether it is free of charge depends.. I’m non EU married to a Dutch. I can either get a free visa that I can only use if he is always with me crossing the border or I have to apply for a regular tourism/ visitor and pay the fee. I would imagine the embassy would be easier on my application given that I’m married to a national, but I still have to go through the regular application process if i want to be able to go to schengen on my own, as well..

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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by strawbea » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:18 am

My husband got in touch with them on the phone,
they asked me to send the application number, name, date of birth, application timeline.
I also mentioned my current visa has expired.

eke123 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:59 pm
strawbea wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Hi an update on my application - I've got the pre-settled status today 22/2/2020 via email, and they will send me the BRC within 7 days. I got in touch with my MP on 17/2/2020, that might have helped.

I hope everyone here will get it soon! Good luck!

strawbea wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:55 am
Hi I have a similar case here, I am from Hong Kong and had a T4 visa and currently T5. My EU partner has settled status.

14/10/2019 - Application submitted online
15/10/2019 - sent my passport
29/10/2019 - sent my BRP as well as they asked for it
2/1/2020 - got a letter for the biometric enrolment, biometric done on the next day in the post office
8/1/2020 - Coa
14/2/2020 - still waiting for the decision and the new biometric card

I have called many times and the answer is the same. It's with the caseworker and there is nothing else I need to provide.

This is really annoying as my current visa has just expired and I haven't got the new one :?
carol610098938 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Good afternoon everyone,
Hope you are doing well, I would like to share my timeline and experience, hope I can get some advice and if you saw my problem and that could help you avoiding from some potential trap, that would be perfect.

I am a non eu T4 holder who have married to a eu citizen who has already got his pre-settlement. i chose "post" for my application.
finished my online application form at 22/11/2019 with my BRP.
Post my document the next day, got my confirm email showed I submitted successfully and I should post my BRP on 26/11/2019
posted my BRP in the same day, and they received 27/11/2019
got my BRP back within one week
after that it is a long time waiting, during the time with countless calls and emails to the resolution centre.
until today 13/02/2020, still no biometric appointment letter, no coa.


they told me the reason it takes so long is because I used my BRP, obviously Passport and BRC is using the different system and BRP is under passport system, but since it is very similar as BRC, BRP application in the first place will go to BRC system, and it takes time to transfer from BRC to Passport system, so as a safe card if you have both a passport and BRP card, use passport to apply if you can, it will save your time I believe based on my experience. thank you , hope you all have a good day.
Please what info did you provide your MP with as I might be contacting mine soon
Thanks a lot

Zadith14
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Posts: 67
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:12 am

Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Zadith14 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:23 am

lisa1933 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:20 am
kumitrue wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:26 am
Zadith14 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:07 pm
BrunoK1441 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:06 pm


I’m sorry, I don’t fully understand. Are you saying that non-eu citizens with settled /pre settled status are not able to travel outside or re enter the U.K. without their EU spouses that they applied for their settlement through?
I meant to travel to European countries without visa or not
I think this issue has been discussed earlier on this forum. I understand that someone with BRC issued under the settlement scheme still requires a visa to travel to the EU countries (which the UK is not anymore). The visa can be obtained normally free of charge at the embassy/visa centre of the EU national. A BRC cardholder is not restricted in terms of travelling to and from the UK

Whether it is free of charge depends.. I’m non EU married to a Dutch. I can either get a free visa that I can only use if he is always with me crossing the border or I have to apply for a regular tourism/ visitor and pay the fee. I would imagine the embassy would be easier on my application given that I’m married to a national, but I still have to go through the regular application process if i want to be able to go to schengen on my own, as well..
Thank you for the above. Is there a way to apply for Eu visa online for the BRC holder? We plan to go either to France or Brussels for a short trip. He will be travelling with me (EU citizen)

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