Welcome to immigrationboards.com!
Hi troubled,troubled wrote:Mate you need solicitor to assist you.This year is their bumper year.HO is making them rich that is why they have refused so many applications.My solicitor told me there is a trend from HO ,many applications have been refused for ridiculous reasons.Mine was refused last month I lodged the appeal but my solicitor has advised me to withdraw and make fresh application.I am thinking about that.Good luck because we are in the same boat.My solicitor is charging me Â£2500 for the appeal. I am sweating blood through my nose to pay that.
I advise you use a solicitor and not just a solicitor as there are solicitors out there that are very useless, instead of helping your case, they will mess your case up. I will suggest you find a reputable one that is knowledgable about EU law.vegeta_2009 wrote:hi, i was just wondering if it is worth going it alone for the Retention of Rights application, i dont want to use solicitors since they charge rediculous amount of money.
what do you guys think?
If you are on good terms and can proof that your ex spouse is exercising treaty right - then you should be fine. But if anything is slightly unusual, you should get a solicitor. Of course you can always apply again if you get a refusal, but do you really want to wait twice?vegeta_2009 wrote:hi, i was just wondering if it is worth going it alone for the Retention of Rights application, i dont want to use solicitors since they charge rediculous amount of money. what do you guys think?
i have all the documents necessary, the reason i said EEA2 (i still have my valid original RP, exp 2011) is because i called the HO and they said nonchallantly " just apply for another EEA2 form with a cover letter explaining you're divorced and that you want to retain your rights, another rp will be issued to you".thsths wrote:
What are you applying for anyway? If you say EEA2 - you mean you do not have 5 years in the UK? In that case I don't think you have to do anything except tell the UKBA of your divorce.
Indeed. But retention of right of residence is an automatic process - no application is necessary for it. And since you already have a residence card, why apply for a new one? The old one does not become invalid.vegeta_2009 wrote:i dont think there is a set procedure for this, it seems to be hit and miss from what i have read so far.
Why should they? The registration is something you have to pay for, I am afraid. Of course you would expect a minimum of competence, but even that is not always given, it seems.vegeta_2009 wrote:thanks thsths, just out of interest, are the HO call center workers OISC registered?
vegeta_2009 wrote:thank boboo, just refresh my mind, was it just a covering letter you sent with all the documents?