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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

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

Post by CR001 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:39 am

Zerubbabel wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:36 am
Nobody would give you a NIN automatically. The NIN is not printed on the BRP or anything.

Once you get your BRP, you need to apply for a NIN and go to an interview.
Correction, NI Numbers issued and are printed on BRP cards for certain visa categories, i.e. Tier 1 and Tier 2.

I doubt it applies to EU citizens and their family though.
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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Fani1 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:37 pm

Hi Guys.
I came to Uk in April 2019 and travelled on EEA family member card (spainish). The immigration authorities saw the card at airport and did not stamp the passport.
I applied for eu settlement scheme on 16 May, Bio metrics done on 31 May, CoA received on 6th June.
After that called Resolution centre several times and the answer is very much the same that the application is with case worker can you will receive a decision as soon as it is made.
I am afraid that they are delaying my case as i don't have EU Family Permit or stamp on my passport.
Is there any one who travelled on documents like mine or some one could suggest me that what to do ? Thanks

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

Post by southafricahere » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:13 pm

southafricahere wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:46 am
southafricahere wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:10 pm
My Italian husband submitted 1st July, COA same day, settled status received 3rd July.
My application submitted 2nd July (linked to my husband's one), COA same day, settled status received 3rd July.
My daughter with Italian passport application submitted 1st July, COA same day, nothing received yet :cry:
My daughter COA was not on the same day, in fact I've received it only today (8th July)
My daughter got settled status today as well (8th July)

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

Post by chronh » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:30 pm

Fani1 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:37 pm
Hi Guys.
I came to Uk in April 2019 and travelled on EEA family member card (spainish). The immigration authorities saw the card at airport and did not stamp the passport.
I applied for eu settlement scheme on 16 May, Bio metrics done on 31 May, CoA received on 6th June.
After that called Resolution centre several times and the answer is very much the same that the application is with case worker can you will receive a decision as soon as it is made.
I am afraid that they are delaying my case as i don't have EU Family Permit or stamp on my passport.
Is there any one who travelled on documents like mine or some one could suggest me that what to do ? Thanks
Passports and permits are scanned when you arrive at the airport and HO can access these information whenever they need to. As you do have a family permit, and your EU sponsor is exercising Treaty rights here in the UK, you will be granted a Pre-settled status. There is no point of calling the Resolution center, if a caseworker needs further information, they will contact you. No need to panic.

My Timeline:
Jan 09 - 2012 (Post-Grad student)
2012 - 2014 (2yr Post-Study Work Visa - We were the last ones to be granted this scheme)
May 2014 - May 2019 (Family Member of an EEA Resident) - before this expired, I sent my application via EU settlement scheme as myself. No Sponsor. I only provided my resident card number (on a sticker on my passport), my NI number, and passport number.
18th May 2019 - Submitted EU application
24th May 2019 - Biometrics in London (Very expensive, there was no free appointment near where I live, had to pay and travel)
05th June 2019 - COA received
08th July 2019 - Settled status received
Waiting for BRP Card
Divorce: Still processing (the petition was filed in August, 2018), Decree Nisi is out, Decree Absolute possibly in the next two weeks).

One thing you should do is to wait. Most of the times, when you submit a lot of evidences trying to prove something, that is when you create a lot of suspicions. The trick is to provide only what is asked at that particular time. Caseworkers can see these things from the word go. There are lots of applications especially cases that are not straightforward. Be patient and wait for them to contact you.

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

Post by A00 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:52 pm

It's more than 2 month now apply for settled status 6 of June issued coa now whenever call they have same answer underconsideration is anyone in same situation.

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

Post by Hayley01 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:16 am

A00 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:52 pm
It's more than 2 month now apply for settled status 6 of June issued coa now whenever call they have same answer underconsideration is anyone in same situation.
Applied 31.03.19 still waiting

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

Post by HS748 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:54 am

Domm wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Just got my BRC today, final timeline is:

Applied online: 25 June
Biometrics: 30 June (Croydon)
CoA: 2 July at 10:15 am
Decision Letter: 2 July at 12:04
BRC received: 5 July

Good luck to everyone!
Did this come by normal post.

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

Post by Seamen » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:21 pm

I applied since April 2019 received Coa 23 April still waiting for settled status but I already have permanent resident in my passport but I have drinks driving case on my records am ban from driving 12 month but no prison sentence am still waiting for respond from home office today 9th July 2019

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

Post by Chichi101 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:09 pm

Hi Everyone I am newly registered on this forum and would like to share my Timeline as this forum has helped me through out my Eea application process .

Got married to EEA (France) in June 2014
Was issued with BRC In March 2016 , valid till March 2021
Divorced May 2018 and continued to exercise treaty rights to have retained rights of residence ( no further application to home Office)
Submitted my application via the app and online -Monday July 8 2019
Uploaded p60s and annual bank statement as proof of residency for last 5 years.
Submitted Divorce certificate as proof of relationship as marriage ended in 2018
COA - received immediately via email on July 8 2019
This morning July 9 2019 I had an email from caseworker requesting my ex ID or passport,
I immediately replied with my ex Copy of ID
20 minutes later same day , settled status received via email. I am soo over the moon .

Wondering if anyone with BRC was issued with another ILR card ? Will be happy if someone could help answer that. Thanks
Good luck to all those waiting. Mine was a breeze under 24 hrs .

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

Post by Domm » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:02 pm

HS748 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:54 am
Domm wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Just got my BRC today, final timeline is:

Applied online: 25 June
Biometrics: 30 June (Croydon)
CoA: 2 July at 10:15 am
Decision Letter: 2 July at 12:04
BRC received: 5 July

Good luck to everyone!
Did this come by normal post.

I had to sign.

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

Post by Tiktok » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:29 am

trutru wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:21 am
Hello..just to help someone out there, as this forum has also been helpful to me.
Timeline: i m a non eu family member
Tier 4 visa 2012 to 2014
tier 4 renewed w/o work 2014 to 2016
married to eu june 2015
residence card issued jan 2016 to 2021
We lived together 2 1/2 years...
Seperated but still legally married
Filed for divorce feb 2019 (still in process)
Applied for eu settlement 19/05/19
sent requested biometric (id) by post 20/05/19
Coa received 23/05/19
Received on 29/05/19 letter from home office requesting for
1. My ex id./proof of nationality
2. Proof of his 5 years residence
3.additionally proof of my residence to cover 2014 to 2015
i was able to send my ex id, 3 years residence and explained in email i couldn't get 5 years as we separated and he would not give me.
For additional proof my residence to cover the above year..i just sent a student letter which showed i was studying dat year.
And guess what..
Settled status received 06/07/19
I hope this helps someone
Goodluck everyone
Hi there hope u doing well and congratulations
Just quick question pls
As u said u separated form ur husband how many years of prove of address u had together In same address

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

Post by trutru » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:12 pm

Tiktok wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:29 am
trutru wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:21 am
Hello..just to help someone out there, as this forum has also been helpful to me.
Timeline: i m a non eu family member
Tier 4 visa 2012 to 2014
tier 4 renewed w/o work 2014 to 2016
married to eu june 2015
residence card issued jan 2016 to 2021
We lived together 2 1/2 years...
Seperated but still legally married
Filed for divorce feb 2019 (still in process)
Applied for eu settlement 19/05/19
sent requested biometric (id) by post 20/05/19
Coa received 23/05/19
Received on 29/05/19 letter from home office requesting for
1. My ex id./proof of nationality
2. Proof of his 5 years residence
3.additionally proof of my residence to cover 2014 to 2015
i was able to send my ex id, 3 years residence and explained in email i couldn't get 5 years as we separated and he would not give me.
For additional proof my residence to cover the above year..i just sent a student letter which showed i was studying dat year.
And guess what..
Settled status received 06/07/19
I hope this helps someone
Goodluck everyone
Hi there hope u doing well and congratulations
Just quick question pls
As u said u separated form ur husband how many years of prove of address u had together In same address
We lived together for 2 and half years but i had 3 years of his p60 and some other documents in same address

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

Post by Tiktok » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:13 pm

trutru wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Tiktok wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:29 am
trutru wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:21 am
Hello..just to help someone out there, as this forum has also been helpful to me.
Timeline: i m a non eu family member
Tier 4 visa 2012 to 2014
tier 4 renewed w/o work 2014 to 2016
married to eu june 2015
residence card issued jan 2016 to 2021
We lived together 2 1/2 years...
Seperated but still legally married
Filed for divorce feb 2019 (still in process)
Applied for eu settlement 19/05/19
sent requested biometric (id) by post 20/05/19
Coa received 23/05/19
Received on 29/05/19 letter from home office requesting for
1. My ex id./proof of nationality
2. Proof of his 5 years residence
3.additionally proof of my residence to cover 2014 to 2015
i was able to send my ex id, 3 years residence and explained in email i couldn't get 5 years as we separated and he would not give me.
For additional proof my residence to cover the above year..i just sent a student letter which showed i was studying dat year.
And guess what..
Settled status received 06/07/19
I hope this helps someone
Goodluck everyone
Hi there hope u doing well and congratulations
Just quick question pls
As u said u separated form ur husband how many years of prove of address u had together In same address
We lived together for 2 and half years but i had 3 years of his p60 and some other documents in same address
Thanks a lots for ur reply and the p60 u have was old ones or new ones and when u applied the eu settlement u used the old address where used live both together or new address
Thanks again

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

Post by trutru » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:07 am

Tiktok wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:13 pm
trutru wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Tiktok wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:29 am
trutru wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:21 am
Hello..just to help someone out there, as this forum has also been helpful to me.
Timeline: i m a non eu family member
Tier 4 visa 2012 to 2014
tier 4 renewed w/o work 2014 to 2016
married to eu june 2015
residence card issued jan 2016 to 2021
We lived together 2 1/2 years...
Seperated but still legally married
Filed for divorce feb 2019 (still in process)
Applied for eu settlement 19/05/19
sent requested biometric (id) by post 20/05/19
Coa received 23/05/19
Received on 29/05/19 letter from home office requesting for
1. My ex id./proof of nationality
2. Proof of his 5 years residence
3.additionally proof of my residence to cover 2014 to 2015
i was able to send my ex id, 3 years residence and explained in email i couldn't get 5 years as we separated and he would not give me.
For additional proof my residence to cover the above year..i just sent a student letter which showed i was studying dat year.
And guess what..
Settled status received 06/07/19
I hope this helps someone
Goodluck everyone
Hi there hope u doing well and congratulations
Just quick question pls
As u said u separated form ur husband how many years of prove of address u had together In same address
We lived together for 2 and half years but i had 3 years of his p60 and some other documents in same address
Thanks a lots for ur reply and the p60 u have was old ones or new ones and when u applied the eu settlement u used the old address where used live both together or new address
Thanks again
The p60s were to prove his residence for 5 years so yes they were old ones.i had from2014 to 2016 and explained i couldn't get the rest becos we were separated
For eu settlement i used new address(mine)

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

Post by Tiktok » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:16 am

trutru wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:07 am
Tiktok wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:13 pm
trutru wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Tiktok wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:29 am

Hi there hope u doing well and congratulations
Just quick question pls
As u said u separated form ur husband how many years of prove of address u had together In same address
We lived together for 2 and half years but i had 3 years of his p60 and some other documents in same address
Thanks a lots for ur reply and the p60 u have was old ones or new ones and when u applied the eu settlement u used the old address where used live both together or new address
Thanks again
The p60s were to prove his residence for 5 years so yes they were old ones.i had from2014 to 2016 and explained i couldn't get the rest becos we were separated
For eu settlement i used new address(mine)

Thank u very much for ur help this will help me a lot
Wish me good luck😊 take care of ur self

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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member travelling with BC under settlement scheme

Post by Leo_one » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:05 pm

Hi I would like to know have anyone got experience travel to any Europe country with BC under EU settlement scheme.
I'm French national and my wife got settled status biometric card because of non eu national. Can she go Spain with this card without visa because I heard it must be mentioned on permit or card eu family members where as card issued under settlement scheme doesn't mention. I'm afraid waste of my money paid for air tickets.
Please you are requested share your experience if anyone have recently gone through. Thanks

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

Post by hpadrao » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:18 pm

Jamiemi wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Received an email today saying that I have been granted pre-settled status - 3 months after application! Further information regarding BRC and official letter is on the way.
Timeline (Tier 2 visa, married to EU citizen for 1 year)
Applied online on the 6th of April (made a mistake with using my Tier 2 BRP)
Got asked to send in my documents by post (they received it on 9th of April)
Multiple calls and emails to EU settlement scheme enquiring about the delay (the delay was due to me submitting my Tier 2 BRP) + a letter from my MP at the end of June
Biometrics appointment invitation by mail (20th of June)
COA - never received one - no idea why..?
3rd of july - sent them another email through their online enquiry form asking for an update
Today (4th of July) - received a reply to that enquiry, where it said that I've been granted pre-settled status and a letter confirming it along with information on BRC is on the way.
Did you go to the Post Office to collect your Biometrics? We are in the same situation but haven't received any updated after the biometric at Post Office on 4th of July.

Thank you.

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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member travelling with BC under settlement scheme

Post by Zerubbabel » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:11 pm

Leo_one wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Hi I would like to know have anyone got experience travel to any Europe country with BC under EU settlement scheme.
I'm French national and my wife got settled status biometric card because of non eu national. Can she go Spain with this card without visa because I heard it must be mentioned on permit or card eu family members where as card issued under settlement scheme doesn't mention. I'm afraid waste of my money paid for air tickets.
Please you are requested share your experience if anyone have recently gone through. Thanks
Most airlines and border agents within the EU don't have a clue. Even with a card mentioning "EU Family member", they will ask for a visa, refuse to listen, escalate, cause delays then eventually let you go. With new settlement scheme, these cards are not EU but delivered fully under UK laws. I don't believe they will grant any right within the EU.

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Re: EU settlement - Non EU family member travelling with BC under settlement scheme

Post by oceancat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:04 pm

Leo_one wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Hi I would like to know have anyone got experience travel to any Europe country with BC under EU settlement scheme.
I'm French national and my wife got settled status biometric card because of non eu national. Can she go Spain with this card without visa because I heard it must be mentioned on permit or card eu family members where as card issued under settlement scheme doesn't mention. I'm afraid waste of my money paid for air tickets.
Please you are requested share your experience if anyone have recently gone through. Thanks
My non eu wife and i travelled from the uk to italy and she had no problems leaving the uk or entering italy on her Pre Settled Status, we did bring our marriage certificate with us just incase but were never asked to produce it.

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

Post by Zerubbabel » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:47 am

Yes, I went once to Venice with my wife and I agree with you, zero hassle.

Other than that, I don't remember a single trip without issues. It starts at Heathrow were the airline guys ask for a visa and claim you can't travel to EU with EU-national and EEA Family permit. Needless to say, I followed up each incident with a complaint letter and each time they apologized and promised they will train their employees better. Still, you can go this afternoon to Heathrow and 80% of the people working there have no clue about something that and still keep insisting for a Schengen visa.

When you enter or leave other EU countries with a non-EEA partner, your mileage varies but most of the time, the border agent would ask for a visa and you have to explain you don't need it and he will end up calling his boss who would call their super boss... etc. In Germany, it took us 45 minutes in and 45 min out of the country. One of the officials even told my wife "you are illegally in Germany and we can detain you". So he was thick enough to threaten to detain someone with an EEA card for being in an EEA country!!!

Last time we traveled together it was in early 2019 and late 2018 and never without issues. We decided to stop traveling until she gets her British citizenship later this year.

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