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Has anyone tried the now fully opened application for EU settlement scheme?

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ljdebenedictis
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Re: Has anyone tried the now fully opened application for EU settlement scheme?

Post by ljdebenedictis » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:38 am

PLUZZ wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:54 am
ljdebenedictis wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:52 pm
masoud62 wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:05 pm
My friend got the same reply as yours.
I replied to them today no reply from them yet.
detail of representative is name and contact details if you named someone to deal with your application on your behalf like solicitors or spouce .
Oh I see.
I guess I just need to wait for an email and take it from there.

There is another discusssion and apparently you can do the “Apply now and post”, and they already filled in some form and now they just need to book appointment for biometric. I’m really confused and clueless about this application. I was expecting an easy process as they promised. 😢

@ijbenedicts- could you share a link to the discussion you mentioned please?
Hi.
Below is the link I was talking about, it appears to me that they manage to apply (still through post) and booked biometric appt. 😯

eea-route-applications/eu-settlement-sc ... 78191.html

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Re: Has anyone tried the now fully opened application for EU settlement scheme?

Post by johnlk » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:32 am

ljdebenedictis wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:38 am
PLUZZ wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:54 am
ljdebenedictis wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:52 pm
masoud62 wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:05 pm
My friend got the same reply as yours.
I replied to them today no reply from them yet.
detail of representative is name and contact details if you named someone to deal with your application on your behalf like solicitors or spouce .
Oh I see.
I guess I just need to wait for an email and take it from there.

There is another discusssion and apparently you can do the “Apply now and post”, and they already filled in some form and now they just need to book appointment for biometric. I’m really confused and clueless about this application. I was expecting an easy process as they promised. 😢

@ijbenedicts- could you share a link to the discussion you mentioned please?
Hi.
Below is the link I was talking about, it appears to me that they manage to apply (still through post) and booked biometric appt. 😯

eea-route-applications/eu-settlement-sc ... 78191.html

I think you'll find the thread you linked is not a Surinder Singh case.
Another thread on this forum:
eea-route-applications/eu-settlement-sc ... 70584.html
suggests Surinder Singh route applicants can apply online after the 1st of April (today) yet I was told, like others on this thread, forms will be posted out to us in due course, whenever that is.

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Re: Has anyone tried the now fully opened application for EU settlement scheme?

Post by ljdebenedictis » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:43 am

johnlk wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:32 am
ljdebenedictis wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:38 am
PLUZZ wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:54 am
ljdebenedictis wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:52 pm


Oh I see.
I guess I just need to wait for an email and take it from there.

There is another discusssion and apparently you can do the “Apply now and post”, and they already filled in some form and now they just need to book appointment for biometric. I’m really confused and clueless about this application. I was expecting an easy process as they promised. 😢

@ijbenedicts- could you share a link to the discussion you mentioned please?
Hi.
Below is the link I was talking about, it appears to me that they manage to apply (still through post) and booked biometric appt. 😯

eea-route-applications/eu-settlement-sc ... 78191.html

I think you'll find the thread you linked is not a Surinder Singh case.
Another thread on this forum:
eea-route-applications/eu-settlement-sc ... 70584.html
suggests Surinder Singh route applicants can apply online after the 1st of April (today) yet I was told, like others on this thread, forms will be posted out to us in due course, whenever that is.
Alright. My mistake. I thought it was the same as they can’t scan their passport as well and just assume its similar. Sorry about that.

Now I’m just waiting for an email, not sure when it will arrive 😭

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Re: Has anyone tried the now fully opened application for EU settlement scheme?

Post by masoud62 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:05 pm

I just got a call from them, they took my details for application form.
BUT the person over the phone told me they will send the form as soon as the form are ready and he could not tell me when the form will be ready.

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Re: Has anyone tried the now fully opened application for EU settlement scheme?

Post by ellyell » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:03 am

PLUZZ wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:41 pm
apc2012 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:41 am
They called me back and was told that they will post the application to me next week, which will need to be posted back. With regards to what needs to be provided, the person I spoke with said that it is likely that if you already have a document establishing the Surinder Singh relationship, you won't be asked to provide your original documents, but that you might have to so to hold on to them just in case. As I have a vignette EEA residence document, I will need to post my passport. I will need to submit evidence of residence for myself and my spouse.

I will post another update once I receive the application.
I just received a call from them as well, and I was advised the same thing. The lady advised they send out the form to each person with your unique reference number, name and DOB already pre-printed on the form. I asked whether it is required that documents pertaining to 'living and working' in the previous EU country will need to be included as part of the application at this stage, and the very helpful lady advised that from her understanding, this would not be required again, as your issued residence card would serve that purpose. She stated that they have raised this question with their team lead however, and they should have clarifications shortly. The application process is that once you receive the form in the post, you return it with physical evidence of your supporting documents (you cannot upload supporting documents online following submission of your application). You then receive a letter (not sure if this is by post of email) advising you to book an enrolment for Biometrics, if you do not already have a biometric residence card. Following your biometrics enrolment, you will then receive a certificate of application by email. The lady was unable to advise o estimated processing time for the entire application process.
Well, I am not sure if it makes sense.
On the website it says;
....................................................................
If your family member is a British citizen (‘Surinder Singh’ applications)
You may be eligible if you lived outside the UK in an EU or EEA country (or Switzerland) with your family member, and you’re:

married to or in a civil partnership with them
under 21 years old, and are their child or grandchild
21 years or older, and are their dependent child or grandchild
their dependent parent or grandparent
The country that you lived in together must have been your main residence. Your British family member must also have been working, studying or self-sufficient in the country while there.

You cannot use the online service to apply if this is how you qualify for the scheme - you’ll need to use a paper form instead.

Request a paper form to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
..........................................................................

according to this information, British family member will need to prove those.

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Re: Has anyone tried the now fully opened application for EU settlement scheme?

Post by confusedinpakistan » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:39 am

ellyell wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:03 am
PLUZZ wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:41 pm
apc2012 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:41 am
They called me back and was told that they will post the application to me next week, which will need to be posted back. With regards to what needs to be provided, the person I spoke with said that it is likely that if you already have a document establishing the Surinder Singh relationship, you won't be asked to provide your original documents, but that you might have to so to hold on to them just in case. As I have a vignette EEA residence document, I will need to post my passport. I will need to submit evidence of residence for myself and my spouse.

I will post another update once I receive the application.
I just received a call from them as well, and I was advised the same thing. The lady advised they send out the form to each person with your unique reference number, name and DOB already pre-printed on the form. I asked whether it is required that documents pertaining to 'living and working' in the previous EU country will need to be included as part of the application at this stage, and the very helpful lady advised that from her understanding, this would not be required again, as your issued residence card would serve that purpose. She stated that they have raised this question with their team lead however, and they should have clarifications shortly. The application process is that once you receive the form in the post, you return it with physical evidence of your supporting documents (you cannot upload supporting documents online following submission of your application). You then receive a letter (not sure if this is by post of email) advising you to book an enrolment for Biometrics, if you do not already have a biometric residence card. Following your biometrics enrolment, you will then receive a certificate of application by email. The lady was unable to advise o estimated processing time for the entire application process.
Well, I am not sure if it makes sense.
On the website it says;
....................................................................
If your family member is a British citizen (‘Surinder Singh’ applications)
You may be eligible if you lived outside the UK in an EU or EEA country (or Switzerland) with your family member, and you’re:

married to or in a civil partnership with them
under 21 years old, and are their child or grandchild
21 years or older, and are their dependent child or grandchild
their dependent parent or grandparent
The country that you lived in together must have been your main residence. Your British family member must also have been working, studying or self-sufficient in the country while there.

You cannot use the online service to apply if this is how you qualify for the scheme - you’ll need to use a paper form instead.

Request a paper form to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
..........................................................................

according to this information, British family member will need to prove those.
Hasn't this already been proven though when the initial family permit was issued?

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Re: Has anyone tried the now fully opened application for EU settlement scheme?

Post by ellyell » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:43 am

confusedinpakistan wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:39 am
ellyell wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:03 am
PLUZZ wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:41 pm
apc2012 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:41 am
They called me back and was told that they will post the application to me next week, which will need to be posted back. With regards to what needs to be provided, the person I spoke with said that it is likely that if you already have a document establishing the Surinder Singh relationship, you won't be asked to provide your original documents, but that you might have to so to hold on to them just in case. As I have a vignette EEA residence document, I will need to post my passport. I will need to submit evidence of residence for myself and my spouse.

I will post another update once I receive the application.
I just received a call from them as well, and I was advised the same thing. The lady advised they send out the form to each person with your unique reference number, name and DOB already pre-printed on the form. I asked whether it is required that documents pertaining to 'living and working' in the previous EU country will need to be included as part of the application at this stage, and the very helpful lady advised that from her understanding, this would not be required again, as your issued residence card would serve that purpose. She stated that they have raised this question with their team lead however, and they should have clarifications shortly. The application process is that once you receive the form in the post, you return it with physical evidence of your supporting documents (you cannot upload supporting documents online following submission of your application). You then receive a letter (not sure if this is by post of email) advising you to book an enrolment for Biometrics, if you do not already have a biometric residence card. Following your biometrics enrolment, you will then receive a certificate of application by email. The lady was unable to advise o estimated processing time for the entire application process.
Well, I am not sure if it makes sense.
On the website it says;
....................................................................
If your family member is a British citizen (‘Surinder Singh’ applications)
You may be eligible if you lived outside the UK in an EU or EEA country (or Switzerland) with your family member, and you’re:

married to or in a civil partnership with them
under 21 years old, and are their child or grandchild
21 years or older, and are their dependent child or grandchild
their dependent parent or grandparent
The country that you lived in together must have been your main residence. Your British family member must also have been working, studying or self-sufficient in the country while there.

You cannot use the online service to apply if this is how you qualify for the scheme - you’ll need to use a paper form instead.

Request a paper form to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
..........................................................................

according to this information, British family member will need to prove those.
Hasn't this already been proven though when the initial family permit was issued?
I agree, with RC application they ask supporting documents proving this.
But if you look at old PR form (EEA-PR which is still on the website by the way) they are asking British family member to prove this again. I believe this is also linked to the update they introduced sometime in 2016. I am pretty certain they will ask us to prove this again.

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