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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 Zerubbabel » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:16 pm

askmeplz82 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Zerubbabel wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Question if anyone knows:

Does the time spent under Tier 4 (student) visa before switch to EEA family member counts towards the EU Settlement scheme?

No it's in the Caseworker Guidance . " where they have completed a continuous qualifying period of residence in the UK and Islands of 5 years – as a relevant EEA citizen, a family member of a relevant EEA citizen "

Thank you for this askmeplz82.

You know, I suspect that some people at the Home Office are telling a lot of non sense. Someone I know called them and they told him he can apply for Settled status using his years as T4 student!

It doesn't make any sense by they are giving incorrect advice.

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

Post by Enzos » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:31 pm

My timeline so far.

Non EU citizen married to Irish citizen. Separated but still married.

Moved to the UK back in 2014. Granted with a Residence document vignette in my passport valid until 1st August this year.

On 8th of July 2019 went for biometrics.

Still waiting for a CoA. No email whatsoever from them. I called them they said the 4 days processing time on the website is for the EU nationals. Non EU nationals takes longer (no indication as to what "Longer" actually means).

My children are british citizens through their mother (Her dad is English)

My wife is Irish so no need for her to apply.

Anybody experiencing delays. If possible anybody who is married to an Irish citizen could you tell me if you were required to prove your Irish spouse's 5 year residence, work, ID etc...? Im asking because we're separated so don't actually have the full documents for her Tax only some years. Although they didn't ask me this anyway.

Would love to hear from Non EU citizens married to Irisih citizens.

Thank you

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

Post by askmeplz82 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:50 pm

Enzos wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:31 pm
My timeline so far.

Non EU citizen married to Irish citizen. Separated but still married.
still too early . but you should receive COA soon. I also didn't send any EU national residency proof so they send an email after more then 2 months

this is my timeline

Eu Settlement Scheme : 01/05/ 2019
Biometrics: 01/05/2019
COA: 03/05/2019
EU NATIONAL RESIDENCY request by CASE WORKER : 05/07/2019
Settled Status: Processing
Divorce: Processing
UK Student Visa : 04/2004 - 09/2009
EEA Residence Stamp: 12/2009 - 03/2010
EEA Residence Card : 07/2010 - 7/2015
Eu Settlement Scheme : 01/05/ 2019
Biometrics: 01/05/2019
COA: 03/05/2019
EU Settled Status: Confirmed on 16th July 2019

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

Post by Enzos » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:15 pm

askmeplz82 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Enzos wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:31 pm
My timeline so far.

Non EU citizen married to Irish citizen. Separated but still married.
still too early . but you should receive COA soon. I also didn't send any EU national residency proof so they send an email after more then 2 months

this is my timeline

Eu Settlement Scheme : 01/05/ 2019
Biometrics: 01/05/2019
COA: 03/05/2019
EU NATIONAL RESIDENCY request by CASE WORKER : 05/07/2019
Settled Status: Processing
Divorce: Processing
Hi, thank you for your reply. Is your EU family member an Irish citizen ? Thanks

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

Post by askmeplz82 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Guys here is my TIME LINE :

Application send : 1st May
Biometrics : 1st May
COA: 3rd May
Home office Called me on 5th July asking for My Ex Residency proof for 5 years
I uploaded online 7th July
Today I received an eMail that my application for SETTLED STATUS is successful

I am separated from my EU family member from 5 years ,
We are not living together for 5 years .
My EU Residence Card Expired 4 years ago,

I send EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME application with just MY Expired RC / My EU family member ID photocopy and MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE . Then on 5th July they called me for EU SPONSOR RESIDENCY proof. I told them previously in the cover letter that I only have JOINT BANK ACCOUNT but I won't include because I'm not sure if I can send BECAUSE we are not living together. Case worker said in the phone " it's fine as long you are married you can send old JOINT BANK STATEMENT" and that's what I send.
UK Student Visa : 04/2004 - 09/2009
EEA Residence Stamp: 12/2009 - 03/2010
EEA Residence Card : 07/2010 - 7/2015
Eu Settlement Scheme : 01/05/ 2019
Biometrics: 01/05/2019
COA: 03/05/2019
EU Settled Status: Confirmed on 16th July 2019

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

Post by A00 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:28 pm

Congratulations bro you waited a lot.Good luck who are wating.

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

Post by Faizanhakim » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:42 pm

Congrats you surely deserve some rest and peace now

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

Post by eyupsahin » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:48 pm

Hi everyone,

Eu Settlement Scheme : 06/06/2019
Biometrics: 10/06/2019 (Croydon)
COA: 11/06/2019
Pre-Settled Status: 16/07/2019
BRP: Processing (in 7 days)

I am spouse of EEA citizen who got Settled status 01/04/2019. I called to Resolution Center 12/06/2019 to ask "is that anything wrong.". Officer said that "Everything seems OK. I'll inform HO to able escalate your process.". It worked.

Good luck to everyone.

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

Post by abimfol » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:53 pm

Congratulations, I'm really happy for you after waiting a long time.

Did you provide your eu spouse application number?
askmeplz82 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Guys here is my TIME LINE :

Application send : 1st May
Biometrics : 1st May
COA: 3rd May
Home office Called me on 5th July asking for My Ex Residency proof for 5 years
I uploaded online 7th July
Today I received an eMail that my application for SETTLED STATUS is successful

I am separated from my EU family member from 5 years ,
We are not living together for 5 years .
My EU Residence Card Expired 4 years ago,

I send EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME application with just MY Expired RC / My EU family member ID photocopy and MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE . Then on 5th July they called me for EU SPONSOR RESIDENCY proof. I told them previously in the cover letter that I only have JOINT BANK ACCOUNT but I won't include because I'm not sure if I can send BECAUSE we are not living together. Case worker said in the phone " it's fine as long you are married you can send old JOINT BANK STATEMENT" and that's what I send.

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

Post by askmeplz82 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:45 pm

[quote=abimfol post_id=1803700 time=1563303182 user_id=197847]
Congratulations, I'm really happy for you after waiting a long time.

Did you provide your eu spouse application number?


I didn't send anything at first except photocopy of her ID . I am not living with her for 5 years now ( separated ) . She didn't apply and she will not probably after UK leaves the EU that what she told me . Yes Long time. Can you imagine my RC expired in 2015 and since then I couldn't go anywhere outside and I couldn't apply PR because my Ex stopped working and she won't give me any documents.
UK Student Visa : 04/2004 - 09/2009
EEA Residence Stamp: 12/2009 - 03/2010
EEA Residence Card : 07/2010 - 7/2015
Eu Settlement Scheme : 01/05/ 2019
Biometrics: 01/05/2019
COA: 03/05/2019
EU Settled Status: Confirmed on 16th July 2019

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Re: What am I going to get..: Done my biometricEU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Littlemoor » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:03 pm

Hello.

I am non eu. I just done my biometrics..
Application sent 9july 2019
Biometrics done 12 July. Friday. 6pm crydon
French wife got settle stattus on 1 july


I have submitted, my 7 year old marriage certificate,my wife id, I put my wife settle stattus reference number
Feeling very excited and scared.
Not sure what I will get
Plz advise

By, and of July will I have any reply from.home office...
Also, my passport is with me, obviously my visa will be issue on card, biometric, how do I transfer that visa to my passport...

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

Post by cookiemonster19 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:58 pm

eyupsahin wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Hi everyone,

Eu Settlement Scheme : 06/06/2019
Biometrics: 10/06/2019 (Croydon)
COA: 11/06/2019
Pre-Settled Status: 16/07/2019
BRP: Processing (in 7 days)

I am spouse of EEA citizen who got Settled status 01/04/2019. I called to Resolution Center 12/06/2019 to ask "is that anything wrong.". Officer said that "Everything seems OK. I'll inform HO to able escalate your process.". It worked.

Good luck to everyone.

Lucky you! I called several times and answer was the same "Everything is here and fine. Just wait". From biometric on 3 July to date I hear nothing.

Congrats for you!

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

Post by chowdhary123 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:11 am

eyupsahin wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Hi everyone,

Eu Settlement Scheme : 06/06/2019
Biometrics: 10/06/2019 (Croydon)
COA: 11/06/2019
Pre-Settled Status: 16/07/2019
BRP: Processing (in 7 days)

I am spouse of EEA citizen who got Settled status 01/04/2019. I called to Resolution Center 12/06/2019 to ask "is that anything wrong.". Officer said that "Everything seems OK. I'll inform HO to able escalate your process.". It worked.

Good luck to everyone.
Have u completed exactly 5 years from ur marrige?

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

Post by hrak1978 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:37 am

@askmeplz82

Congrats mate. A big relief i can imagine. Long battle for you same like me.

Now relax and enjoy life.
{ I'm not a solicitor, legal professional or immigration advisor, all of my posts are based on my online search and my own PR, ILR (LR), 2 FTT and 2 UTT refused but finally after 3 years of long battle I got my SETTLED STATUS. }

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

Post by poison172 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:33 am

quadrilateral wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:43 pm
poison172 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:05 pm
Non eu spouse not holding any BRC no EEA FAMILY permit . Entered VIA france through euro tunnel.

Applied:- 25 JUNE 2019
Biometrics appointment: 30 JUN 2019 ( free slots was only available at croydon location in london after 5 days)
COA :- 02 JUL 2019 @ 11.00 AM
Decision: Pre-settled status 02 JUL 2019 @ 01:00 PM
Waiting : BRP CARD
Hi poison172,
Can I get your email ID ? to discuss about your experience and application process as I have to apply in the same way as yours... Entered via Calais with EEA FAMILY Permit stamp but I have to apply for pre settled.

Thanks.
Siddique17mk yahoo

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

Post by Hayley01 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:23 pm

Hi there

Anyone else on here who has been waiting for a long time. I entered my BRP details in my application on 31.3.19 and since then was informed it was an error. Invited for biometrics on 14.06.19 and attended on 19. 06.19 and since then still no COA or any further communication. I emailed them last week and was informed that my application was submitted successfully but they cannot say how long it will take them to finish reviewing it.

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

Post by cookiemonster19 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:14 pm

Hi all,

Is there anyone here apply for pre-settled status through EU Settlement Scheme based on EEA Family Permit and have not received CoA or any update more than 2 weeks after biometric?

Numerous calls to Resolution Centre has been made, but ofc response was generic. Everything is fine, information is all here, you will hear from us soon.

I wonder if it is only me and what could be the reason, other than being non-EU ofc

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Re: What am I going to get..: Done my biometricEU settlement - Non EU family member - CoA and decision time

Post by Littlemoor » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:44 pm

Littlemoor wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Hello.

I am non eu. I just done my biometrics..
Application sent 9july 2019
Biometrics done 12 July. Friday. 6pm crydon
French wife got settle stattus on 1 july


I have submitted, my 7 year old marriage certificate,my wife id, I put my wife settle stattus reference number
Feeling very excited and scared.
Not sure what I will get
Plz advise

By, and of July will I have any reply from.home office...
Also, my passport is with me, obviously my visa will be issue on card, biometric, how do I transfer that visa to my passport...
Any advise for me...

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

Post by hrak1978 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:01 pm

I am pretty much sure you will get settled status. Just wait.

And when you will get a new passport. Just inform HO to update there record. As BRC and status are connected to your passport with which you have given biometric.

Good luck.
{ I'm not a solicitor, legal professional or immigration advisor, all of my posts are based on my online search and my own PR, ILR (LR), 2 FTT and 2 UTT refused but finally after 3 years of long battle I got my SETTLED STATUS. }

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

Post by Ajay8 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:42 pm

Hayley01 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:23 pm
Hi there

Anyone else on here who has been waiting for a long time. I entered my BRP details in my application on 31.3.19 and since then was informed it was an error. Invited for biometrics on 14.06.19 and attended on 19. 06.19 and since then still no COA or any further communication. I emailed them last week and was informed that my application was submitted successfully but they cannot say how long it will take them to finish reviewing it.
Hi,

We spoke before on this forum. And we are in the same situation regarding applying for the EU settlement scheme with BRP and not BRC. Please read my time line below and my comments which I hope it will make you and anyone in the same position feel better.

May 1st: Applied online using BRP
May 3rd: EU settlement scheme department received my BRP
May 25th: Received back my BRP by mail
June 20th: Received a letter by mail from home office asking me to do my biometrics at the post office (did my biometrics same day)
July 12th: Received my decision letter (pre settle status)
July 17th: Received my new residence card.

Notes:
- In the beginning of the application, it asked which document I will use to prove my identity? Passport or UK residence card?. I selected UK residence card and entered my BRP details. The EU settlement scheme team told me the reason why my application was taking long is because I entered my brp details and selected UK residence card which means BRC and not BRP).

- I did not receive a COA. I am not sure but I don't think its important. I received the decision letter by email after my biometrics

- The people who works at the EU settlement scheme department are very nice. Please just listen to what they say to you. And keep checking with them from time to time.

- Each person has his or her own application case. Not everyone is the same.

- Do not worry

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