skasyap wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:30 am
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.
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