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kamoe
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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by kamoe » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:54 am

skasyap wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:30 am
Hi Kamoe

Any news on your status yet ? I wonder if someone can help or advice on my situation.
Nope. I'm more amused than anything else. I applied just for the sake of scientific curiosity to see what happened if I applied, in the remote hope that I would get Settled status by virtue of my being in the uK for over 9 years in different immigration categories. In theory, I should get Pre-Settled status as only 3 years on RC, but... for some reason they have decided my case needs to wait. Not planning on escalating it further as there is plenty of time and having a valid RC means I have no need for Pre-settled status anytime soon.
I have lived in the UK for almost 9 years and was told online that I will be considered for settled status.
Same here, but as you can see that's not a guarantee of what outcome you will get and how long it will take.
1)I have only completed 4 years 11 months as a family member of an EU national as per residence card issued in 2014 and got married in 2015, so will I get settled or pre settled status ?
In theory you will get Pre-settled status, in practice, the case worker might be smart and might advise to put your case on hold until you complete the 5 years, for the sake of giving you the Settled status straight away. That would be less hassle for everyone involved. But take this with a pinch of salt as this is only mu guess based on the fact that they have put my own application on hold.
2) will I be eligible for settled status on 2nd of May 2019 as I will complete 5 years on Residence card.
yes. hence they might just wait for that date to give you a decision.
3)Do I need to wait till 2020 to be eligible for settled status because I got married in 2015 and marriage date will be a start date for 5 years continuous residence and not the day when residence card was issued ?
No. Clock starts when you first were issued a RC, not when you got married, so May 2014.
Lastly, after 5 years on residence card, in my case which will complete on (2nd of May 2019),can I still apply for permanent residence even though home office decided to give me pre settled status.
Yes, you can apply for permanent residence when you are eligible. The two routes are not mutually exclusive.
Reason why I am not waiting for 5 years to be completed on residence card is just because I am starting a new job on 3rd of May and my employer would need right to work proof. If I was working for the current employer, I would have given my application reference number so things are little bit complicated.
This does complicate things a bit. If it looks like you are not having a decision soon, then escalate to the HO (there is a convenient online form you can use to communicate with your case worker) your case and explain you really need your decision by May 2nd. They might be able to accommodate that.
My posts express my personal opinion, formed with the best of my knowledge, about the topics discussed in this forum. They do not constitute immigration advice.

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by skasyap » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am

kamoe wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:54 am
skasyap wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:30 am
Hi Kamoe

Any news on your status yet ? I wonder if someone can help or advice on my situation.
Nope. I'm more amused than anything else. I applied just for the sake of scientific curiosity to see what happened if I applied, in the remote hope that I would get Settled status by virtue of my being in the uK for over 9 years in different immigration categories. In theory, I should get Pre-Settled status as only 3 years on RC, but... for some reason they have decided my case needs to wait. Not planning on escalating it further as there is plenty of time and having a valid RC means I have no need for Pre-settled status anytime soon.
I have lived in the UK for almost 9 years and was told online that I will be considered for settled status.
Same here, but as you can see that's not a guarantee of what outcome you will get and how long it will take.
1)I have only completed 4 years 11 months as a family member of an EU national as per residence card issued in 2014 and got married in 2015, so will I get settled or pre settled status ?
In theory you will get Pre-settled status, in practice, the case worker might be smart and might advise to put your case on hold until you complete the 5 years, for the sake of giving you the Settled status straight away. That would be less hassle for everyone involved. But take this with a pinch of salt as this is only mu guess based on the fact that they have put my own application on hold.
2) will I be eligible for settled status on 2nd of May 2019 as I will complete 5 years on Residence card.
yes. hence they might just wait for that date to give you a decision.
3)Do I need to wait till 2020 to be eligible for settled status because I got married in 2015 and marriage date will be a start date for 5 years continuous residence and not the day when residence card was issued ?
No. Clock starts when you first were issued a RC, not when you got married, so May 2014.
Lastly, after 5 years on residence card, in my case which will complete on (2nd of May 2019),can I still apply for permanent residence even though home office decided to give me pre settled status.
Yes, you can apply for permanent residence when you are eligible. The two routes are not mutually exclusive.
Reason why I am not waiting for 5 years to be completed on residence card is just because I am starting a new job on 3rd of May and my employer would need right to work proof. If I was working for the current employer, I would have given my application reference number so things are little bit complicated.
This does complicate things a bit. If it looks like you are not having a decision soon, then escalate to the HO (there is a convenient online form you can use to communicate with your case worker) your case and explain you really need your decision by May 2nd. They might be able to accommodate that.
Thanks Kamoe for your swift response. Really appreciate that !! I will update as soon I hear anything which I doubt will be anytime soon by knowing it's home office.

Bit shocked, that they are taking so much time to decide anything and not communication what is happening behind the scene regarding your application. I know you are not in rush for now as you got plenty of time on your current RC.

Have you heard anything about how we will change from pre settled to settled status, as I cannot find any guidance around that. It only says on gov.uk that you can change from pre settled to settled status when you complete five years, but no guidance or information around how it will done by an individual.For an e.g. apply online and select option as changing from pre settled to settled status or send them something in post. I guess home office is more concerned about EU nationals at the moment hence why plenty of guidance available for them but less concerned about non eea national (third country). Its like shooting in the dark, and if you lucky, you might hit the target (settled status).

Thanks anyway. I think if they do decide to give me pre settled, I would apply for PR then because in that case atleast I will not be in limo and will apply for citizenship year after. I doubt UK is ever going to leave EU so they can't void EEA PR ROUTE !!

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by kamoe » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:30 pm

skasyap wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am
Have you heard anything about how we will change from pre settled to settled status
I'm assuming we need to apply again, when we are eligible. I am also assuming this should be free, straightforward, and really quick.
I cannot find any guidance around that. It only says on gov.uk that you can change from pre settled to settled status when you complete five years, but no guidance or information around how it will done by an individual.
As virtually no one is in that case yet (you might be probably the first person!) it's natural they have not published any information. But if it corresponds to my assumptions above, then it is not different than an ordinary application for Settled status, no need for making a special provision.
For an e.g. apply online and select option as changing from pre settled to settled status
This would be wonderful, and will probably be the case when fresh applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status close in June 2021, and only conversion cases from Pre-Settled to Settled remain.
I guess home office is more concerned about EU nationals at the moment hence why plenty of guidance available for them but less concerned about non eea national (third country). Its like shooting in the dark, and if you lucky, you might hit the target (settled status).
Yes. They are concerned by numbers they can show. Absolutely no clarity on what policies are applied for non-EU family members.
Thanks anyway. I think if they do decide to give me pre settled, I would apply for PR then because in that case atleast I will not be in limo and will apply for citizenship year after. I doubt UK is ever going to leave EU so they can't void EEA PR ROUTE !!
Yes, no harm in applying for PR, and it might as well be the only remaining option. Pfff.
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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by skasyap » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:10 pm

kamoe wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:30 pm
skasyap wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am
Have you heard anything about how we will change from pre settled to settled status
I'm assuming we need to apply again, when we are eligible. I am also assuming this should be free, straightforward, and really quick.
I cannot find any guidance around that. It only says on gov.uk that you can change from pre settled to settled status when you complete five years, but no guidance or information around how it will done by an individual.
As virtually no one is in that case yet (you might be probably the first person!) it's natural they have not published any information. But if it corresponds to my assumptions above, then it is not different than an ordinary application for Settled status, no need for making a special provision.
For an e.g. apply online and select option as changing from pre settled to settled status
This would be wonderful, and will probably be the case when fresh applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status close in June 2021, and only conversion cases from Pre-Settled to Settled remain.
I guess home office is more concerned about EU nationals at the moment hence why plenty of guidance available for them but less concerned about non eea national (third country). Its like shooting in the dark, and if you lucky, you might hit the target (settled status).
Yes. They are concerned by numbers they can show. Absolutely no clarity on what policies are applied for non-EU family members.
Thanks anyway. I think if they do decide to give me pre settled, I would apply for PR then because in that case atleast I will not be in limo and will apply for citizenship year after. I doubt UK is ever going to leave EU so they can't void EEA PR ROUTE !!
Yes, no harm in applying for PR, and it might as well be the only remaining option. Pfff.
Further update on my application:
My wife EU national - sent her id in a post on 8th of April.
Received by HO - On 9th of April
Me as a Non EU- only uploaded marriage certificate and residence card sticker on my passport on 4th of April when submitted application.
Biometric requirement - appointment booked for 12 th of April due to no other free services before.
Biometric completed - on 12 th of April.

My wife EU national: still waiting for status confirmation and not yet received her id back.
Me as a Non EU : God knows what will happen next :)

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by PLUZZ » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:31 am

For non-eu applicants who have completed the biometrics process under the eu settlement scheme, were you required to bring your passport to the biometrics appointment at all?

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by skasyap » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:07 pm

PLUZZ wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:31 am
For non-eu applicants who have completed the biometrics process under the eu settlement scheme, were you required to bring your passport to the biometrics appointment at all?
200% take your passport!!

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by skasyap » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:44 am

kamoe wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:30 pm
skasyap wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am
Have you heard anything about how we will change from pre settled to settled status
I'm assuming we need to apply again, when we are eligible. I am also assuming this should be free, straightforward, and really quick.
I cannot find any guidance around that. It only says on gov.uk that you can change from pre settled to settled status when you complete five years, but no guidance or information around how it will done by an individual.
As virtually no one is in that case yet (you might be probably the first person!) it's natural they have not published any information. But if it corresponds to my assumptions above, then it is not different than an ordinary application for Settled status, no need for making a special provision.
For an e.g. apply online and select option as changing from pre settled to settled status
This would be wonderful, and will probably be the case when fresh applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status close in June 2021, and only conversion cases from Pre-Settled to Settled remain.
I guess home office is more concerned about EU nationals at the moment hence why plenty of guidance available for them but less concerned about non eea national (third country). Its like shooting in the dark, and if you lucky, you might hit the target (settled status).
Yes. They are concerned by numbers they can show. Absolutely no clarity on what policies are applied for non-EU family members.
Thanks anyway. I think if they do decide to give me pre settled, I would apply for PR then because in that case atleast I will not be in limo and will apply for citizenship year after. I doubt UK is ever going to leave EU so they can't void EEA PR ROUTE !!
Yes, no harm in applying for PR, and it might as well be the only remaining option. Pfff.

Kamoe Have you still not heard anything regarding your application ?

I am still waiting for COA and status confirmation.

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by kamoe » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:20 am

skasyap wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:44 am
kamoe wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:30 pm
skasyap wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am
Have you heard anything about how we will change from pre settled to settled status
I'm assuming we need to apply again, when we are eligible. I am also assuming this should be free, straightforward, and really quick.
I cannot find any guidance around that. It only says on gov.uk that you can change from pre settled to settled status when you complete five years, but no guidance or information around how it will done by an individual.
As virtually no one is in that case yet (you might be probably the first person!) it's natural they have not published any information. But if it corresponds to my assumptions above, then it is not different than an ordinary application for Settled status, no need for making a special provision.
For an e.g. apply online and select option as changing from pre settled to settled status
This would be wonderful, and will probably be the case when fresh applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status close in June 2021, and only conversion cases from Pre-Settled to Settled remain.
I guess home office is more concerned about EU nationals at the moment hence why plenty of guidance available for them but less concerned about non eea national (third country). Its like shooting in the dark, and if you lucky, you might hit the target (settled status).
Yes. They are concerned by numbers they can show. Absolutely no clarity on what policies are applied for non-EU family members.
Thanks anyway. I think if they do decide to give me pre settled, I would apply for PR then because in that case atleast I will not be in limo and will apply for citizenship year after. I doubt UK is ever going to leave EU so they can't void EEA PR ROUTE !!
Yes, no harm in applying for PR, and it might as well be the only remaining option. Pfff.

Kamoe Have you still not heard anything regarding your application ?

I am still waiting for COA and status confirmation.
If and when I hear anything regarding my application, obviously the very thing I'll do next is post it here.
My posts express my personal opinion, formed with the best of my knowledge, about the topics discussed in this forum. They do not constitute immigration advice.

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by Amirkhan042 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:38 am

kamoe wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:20 am
skasyap wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:44 am
kamoe wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:30 pm
skasyap wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am
Have you heard anything about how we will change from pre settled to settled status
I'm assuming we need to apply again, when we are eligible. I am also assuming this should be free, straightforward, and really quick.
I cannot find any guidance around that. It only says on gov.uk that you can change from pre settled to settled status when you complete five years, but no guidance or information around how it will done by an individual.
As virtually no one is in that case yet (you might be probably the first person!) it's natural they have not published any information. But if it corresponds to my assumptions above, then it is not different than an ordinary application for Settled status, no need for making a special provision.
For an e.g. apply online and select option as changing from pre settled to settled status
This would be wonderful, and will probably be the case when fresh applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status close in June 2021, and only conversion cases from Pre-Settled to Settled remain.
I guess home office is more concerned about EU nationals at the moment hence why plenty of guidance available for them but less concerned about non eea national (third country). Its like shooting in the dark, and if you lucky, you might hit the target (settled status).
Yes. They are concerned by numbers they can show. Absolutely no clarity on what policies are applied for non-EU family members.
Thanks anyway. I think if they do decide to give me pre settled, I would apply for PR then because in that case atleast I will not be in limo and will apply for citizenship year after. I doubt UK is ever going to leave EU so they can't void EEA PR ROUTE !!
Yes, no harm in applying for PR, and it might as well be the only remaining option. Pfff.

Kamoe Have you still not heard anything regarding your application ?

I am still waiting for COA and status confirmation.
If and when I hear anything regarding my application, obviously the very thing I'll do next is post it here.

Hi Kamoe!
I have just received a call from home office saying that I am not eligible for settled status so we are offering you a pre settle status and I told them yeah I am okay with it... and after few hour I have received pre settled email confirmation... I think they will do the same with you as we were or are in the same boat!!! Please let me know if you guys need more details...

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by kamoe » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:49 am

Amirkhan042 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:38 am
I have just received a call from home office saying that I am not eligible for settled status so we are offering you a pre settle status and I told them yeah I am okay with it... and after few hour I have received pre settled email confirmation... I think they will do the same with you as we were or are in the same boat!!! Please let me know if you guys need more details...
Yes, this seems to be the procedure, someone else in this thread also said they got this exact same phone interaction.

I wonder why they do this. Why waste caseworker's time calling people, asking if they are OK with Pre-Settled status when, clearly, we have no choice? What happens if one says: "No, actually, I'm not OK with Pre-Settled Status". Are they going to give you Settled status instead? Pfffff.

The procedure is free, so no argument for asking people in case they prefer to cancel the application. If one is not eligible for Settled status they should just give you Pre-Settled status, no call, just email. Period. Such a waste of everyone's time.
My posts express my personal opinion, formed with the best of my knowledge, about the topics discussed in this forum. They do not constitute immigration advice.

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by skasyap » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:49 pm

Amirkhan042 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:38 am
kamoe wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:20 am
skasyap wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:44 am
kamoe wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:30 pm

I'm assuming we need to apply again, when we are eligible. I am also assuming this should be free, straightforward, and really quick.

As virtually no one is in that case yet (you might be probably the first person!) it's natural they have not published any information. But if it corresponds to my assumptions above, then it is not different than an ordinary application for Settled status, no need for making a special provision.

This would be wonderful, and will probably be the case when fresh applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status close in June 2021, and only conversion cases from Pre-Settled to Settled remain.

Yes. They are concerned by numbers they can show. Absolutely no clarity on what policies are applied for non-EU family members.

Yes, no harm in applying for PR, and it might as well be the only remaining option. Pfff.

Kamoe Have you still not heard anything regarding your application ?

I am still waiting for COA and status confirmation.
If and when I hear anything regarding my application, obviously the very thing I'll do next is post it here.

Hi Kamoe!
I have just received a call from home office saying that I am not eligible for settled status so we are offering you a pre settle status and I told them yeah I am okay with it... and after few hour I have received pre settled email confirmation... I think they will do the same with you as we were or are in the same boat!!! Please let me know if you guys need more details...
@Amirkhan - congrats fist of all !!

1)when did you make your application and completed your biometric ?

2) How long you have had Residence Card for ?

3) Did you get COA after doing bio metrics or they provided status confirmation directly ?

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by Amirkhan042 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:53 pm

skasyap wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Amirkhan042 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:38 am
kamoe wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:20 am
skasyap wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:44 am



Kamoe Have you still not heard anything regarding your application ?

I am still waiting for COA and status confirmation.
If and when I hear anything regarding my application, obviously the very thing I'll do next is post it here.

Hi Kamoe!
I have just received a call from home office saying that I am not eligible for settled status so we are offering you a pre settle status and I told them yeah I am okay with it... and after few hour I have received pre settled email confirmation... I think they will do the same with you as we were or are in the same boat!!! Please let me know if you guys need more details...
@Amirkhan - congrats fist of all !!

1)when did you make your application and completed your biometric ?

2) How long you have had Residence Card for ?

3) Did you get COA after doing bio metrics or they provided status confirmation directly ?
Hi! Thank you!
I already had RC from December 2015. So I don’t have to give my bio matrix’s and Coa was received next as usual. I am in uk for 8.3 years but on RC 3.4 years.. I have Applied on 19feb 2019 in pilot scheme for settled status as miss guided by UKba with 5 years continuous residency that’s why it took so long!!

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by hardeepsingh09 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:55 am

SETTLED STATUS TIMELINE VIA EU CHECK ID APP
Non-EEA National with ROR (Retain Rights of Residence)

Application sent via APP/ONLINE using BRP CARD from ROR:17-04-2019
Payment taken: No Fee
Confirmation email: Immediately 17-04-2019
Certificate of application Received:17-04-2019 (pdf attached with email)
Passport received: not been asked to sent any yet
Supporting Documents: uploaded marriage cert + Divorce cert + 5year Tax returns (self empl) + Approval
letter from home office when I received BRP for my ROR.
PR received:

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by askmeplz82 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:27 am

hardeepsingh09 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:55 am
SETTLED STATUS TIMELINE VIA EU CHECK ID APP
Non-EEA National with ROR (Retain Rights of Residence)

Application sent via APP/ONLINE using BRP CARD from ROR:17-04-2019
Payment taken: No Fee
Confirmation email: Immediately 17-04-2019
Certificate of application Received:17-04-2019 (pdf attached with email)
Passport received: not been asked to sent any yet
Supporting Documents: uploaded marriage cert + Divorce cert + 5year Tax returns (self empl) + Approval
letter from home office when I received BRP for my ROR.
PR received:

Hey when did you divorce your wife . is it more than 5 years ? If not then it's very interesting HOME OFFICE didn't ask for EEA national documents ( residency proof )
UK Student Visa : 04/2004 - 09/2009
Family Member 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: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by hardeepsingh09 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:36 am

askmeplz82 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:27 am
hardeepsingh09 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:55 am
SETTLED STATUS TIMELINE VIA EU CHECK ID APP
Non-EEA National with ROR (Retain Rights of Residence)

Application sent via APP/ONLINE using BRP CARD from ROR:17-04-2019
Payment taken: No Fee
Confirmation email: Immediately 17-04-2019
Certificate of application Received:17-04-2019 (pdf attached with email)
Passport received: not been asked to sent any yet
Supporting Documents: uploaded marriage cert + Divorce cert + 5year Tax returns (self empl) + Approval
letter from home office when I received BRP for my ROR.
PR received:

Hey when did you divorce your wife . is it more than 5 years? If not then it's very interesting HOME OFFICE didn't ask for EEA national documents ( residency proof )
Hi, I divorced my wife and retained my rights last year. I was married in 2014 and yes its been total of 5years. During application they only asked for proof of relationship with the sponsor, hence uploaded my marriage and divorce certificate with 5year tax returns and approval letter from retained rights application. there is no update yet from home office I believe its due to Easter weekend.

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by Rob19 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:01 pm

Quick update guys.

I've received my status approved as Pre-settled though system was showing will be eligible for settled status. Home office is right about my application as I've been married for less than 5 years.

Feel free to ask anything about my application.

BTW, I've applied on 31st of January and confirmation email received today.

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by Martin2421 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:59 pm

Rob19 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Quick update guys.

I've received my status approved as Pre-settled though system was showing will be eligible for settled status. Home office is right about my application as I've been married for less than 5 years.

Feel free to ask anything about my application.

BTW, I've applied on 31st of January and confirmation email received today.
Hi Rob,

How long you have been married for ?

Thanks
Martin

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by Rob19 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:21 pm

Martin2421 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:59 pm
Rob19 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Quick update guys.

I've received my status approved as Pre-settled though system was showing will be eligible for settled status. Home office is right about my application as I've been married for less than 5 years.

Feel free to ask anything about my application.

BTW, I've applied on 31st of January and confirmation email received today.
Hi Rob,

How long you have been married for ?

Thanks
Martin
I've been married for almost 4 years mate

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by skasyap » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:00 am

skasyap wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:10 pm
kamoe wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:30 pm
skasyap wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am
Have you heard anything about how we will change from pre settled to settled status
I'm assuming we need to apply again, when we are eligible. I am also assuming this should be free, straightforward, and really quick.
I cannot find any guidance around that. It only says on gov.uk that you can change from pre settled to settled status when you complete five years, but no guidance or information around how it will done by an individual.
As virtually no one is in that case yet (you might be probably the first person!) it's natural they have not published any information. But if it corresponds to my assumptions above, then it is not different than an ordinary application for Settled status, no need for making a special provision.
For an e.g. apply online and select option as changing from pre settled to settled status
This would be wonderful, and will probably be the case when fresh applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status close in June 2021, and only conversion cases from Pre-Settled to Settled remain.
I guess home office is more concerned about EU nationals at the moment hence why plenty of guidance available for them but less concerned about non eea national (third country). Its like shooting in the dark, and if you lucky, you might hit the target (settled status).
Yes. They are concerned by numbers they can show. Absolutely no clarity on what policies are applied for non-EU family members.
Thanks anyway. I think if they do decide to give me pre settled, I would apply for PR then because in that case atleast I will not be in limo and will apply for citizenship year after. I doubt UK is ever going to leave EU so they can't void EEA PR ROUTE !!
Yes, no harm in applying for PR, and it might as well be the only remaining option. Pfff.
Further update on my application:
My wife EU national - sent her id in a post on 8th of April.
Received by HO - On 9th of April
Me as a Non EU- only uploaded marriage certificate and residence card sticker on my passport on 4th of April when submitted application.
Biometric requirement - appointment booked for 12 th of April due to no other free services before.
Biometric completed - on 12 th of April.

My wife EU national: still waiting for status confirmation and not yet received her id back.
Me as a Non EU : God knows what will happen next :)
Update as of 25th of April:
My wife EU national - sent her id in a post on 8th of April.
Received by HO - On 9th of April
Me as a Non EU- only uploaded marriage certificate and residence card sticker on my passport on 4th of April when submitted application.
Biometric requirement - appointment booked for 12 th of April due to no other free services before.
Biometric completed - on 12 th of April.
Non EU COA received : 25th of April
Decision: Pending

EU national :
ID card received: 23rd of April
COA received : Pending
Decision: Pending

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Re: Non-EU applications for Settled and Pre-Settled status - Criteria and outcomes

Post by PAPI » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:31 pm

Hi there,
Just a quick question:
I am non eu family member please advise how can I link my application with my eu wife's application who already applied and got settle status
Thanks.

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