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Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

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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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by RassesM » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:46 pm

Letter and documents returned yesterday! Six months and 17 days from date of application.
Non-eu, married to Brit through Surrinder Singh route.

Our timeline:
Application sent: 25 May 2016
Application received: 26 May 2016
Payment taken: 28 May 2016
Biometrics letter received: 29 June 2016
Biometrics given: 30 June 2016
COA dated: 3 July 2016
Docs and letter arrived: 12 December 2016 (dated 8 December)
PR card: still waiting

Good luck fellow May/Juners! Your turn next!

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by eln » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:11 am

eln wrote:Application sent on 6th June and still no news.
My lawyer called Home Office last week and I gave them another call yesterday and I was told that someone will call me in 5 working days.
So painful.
Anyone in the same situation?
Hi all,

Just got a call from Home Office and was told that my case is still being processed by a caseworker and that there is nothing else they can tell me at the moment. I also asked if I could expect to hear something this year and the guy said I shouldn't :(
It has been 192 days now.
It is really frustrating.

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by jay.ho » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:21 pm

ama26 wrote:Still nothing from my side :( I've literally been checking on this forum all the time to see June applications updates. Well I also called Home Office again today. They took my details to call me back. Hopefully I will either receive a response before they call or they will call to say a decision has been made.

Will keep you guys updated
HO call me back today and said that decision not made yet. We are really busy that's why it's take long . The only thing you can do which is wait . Anything from your side ama26

Regards

Jay

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by ama26 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:54 am

Hi All,

I have finally received the RC from the home office. It took 6,5 months.

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by luckybuunlucky » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:35 pm

I have applied on 22/06/16
Application received (signed for) 23/06/2016
Payment i think 25/06
Biometric 01/07/16, done next day
COA 28/07/2017
Since than noting, still awaiting PR. I know its still a week to go, but it looks application before me still waiting. My EEA spouse got PR last year in October.
Any one with similar date got PR?

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by vndpag » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:50 pm

Dear all,

Here is my timeline below

Application sent on 20/06/2016
Received by UKVI on 21/06/2016
Mooney deducted on 25/06/2016
Bio Metric Letter received 27/07/2016
COA Right to Work Received on 25/08/2016 ( After I requested through email on 22/08/2016 I got in three days ).

I did call home office on 14/12/2016 and received call back next day from someone and said your application not reach our standard time and he did mentioned to me that I applied on 20/06/2016 and you have to wait.

Today I sent letter to Durham and Liverpool regarding my application reach 6 months time and we will see what is outcome.

Good luck to all whose waiting for their decision. please share your timeline do not simply just read and keep quite. Try to contribute this wonderful forum and help others for timeline and preparation.

Thank you
EEA1 & EEA2 Application sent on 26/07/2011
Received by Home Office 27/07/2011
EEA1 and COA Received in one pack 23/09/2011 (Dated 01/09/2011)
Resident Card 18/10/2011

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by e_gamarra » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:31 pm

Today I've received my PRs!!! For my husband, daughter and myself (all EEA citizens)
Documents sent: 18July 2016
Email confirmation: 19 August 2016
Receive all documents and PR: 21 December 2016
So 5 months in total.
Good luck to all of you waiting!!

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by MaikOmer » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:30 pm

Dear all,

Here is my timeline below

Application sent on 22/06/2016
Received on 23/06/2016
Money deducted on 27/06/2016
Bio Metric letter received 02/08/2016
Bio Metric Letter sent 04/08/2016
COA Right to Work Received on 16/08/2016

I applied for my myself (NON-EEA) and also for my wife (EEA) together, but there is no response from HO yet. can someone tell me when 6 months starts from, when we application receive d by HO or when HO send COA form to Applicant????

6 months are up now since i have applied for PR. and i am so upset because we couldn't travel over Christmas and also we planned to visit back home to attend my sister marriage but things seems to be weird.

Congratulations to all who have received their PR and best of luck to them who are still waiting for PR (like me).


Thanks
Omer

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by salmintin » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:53 am

EEA DCPR Timeline (2nd application)
Application received: 16/09/2016
Payment taken: 19/09/2016
Confirmation email: 03/10/2016
DCPR issued: 20/12/2016
DCPR received: 26/12/2016

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by singleday » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:40 pm

Update on my previous post.

Today I received the DCPR card. It was issued on December 22. All documents including the PR card came together in one parcel. I did not receive any "decision letter" prior to the PR card.

Application submitted: 14 July
Payment Taken: 19 July
Application Confirmation Email: 15 August
DCPR Issued: 22 December
DCPR Received: 30 December
singleday wrote:Hello,

I am an EEA national, have been living in the UK for about 8 years. I applied for the PRC in July 2016 (almost 5 months ago) but still have not heard anything back.

Application submitted: 14 July
Payment Taken: 19 July
Application Confirmation Email: 15 August

I know this is still within 6 months, however looking at other posts here I can see that most of the EEA nationals have already received their cards, even those who applied in August/September :/

Is any other EEA national waiting for their PRC who applied in July or is/was waiting for 5+ months?

I changed my address in August but I did notify Home Office about it (back in August). I also called them to make sure that I submit my new address details correctly and the guy on the phone walked me through where and how to do it on their website. So I assume I did it right...

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by WalSag » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:56 am

Hello,
here is my timescale:
App sent out (the online route wasn't available yet): 19/09/2016 (next day delivery)
Fee deducted: 22/09/2016
Conf email received: 05/10/2016 (I was starting to fret)
PR card received: 21/12/2016
I received all the paperwork, my ID, and the PR card (and covering letter) in one parcel. Really nice Xmas present. :D
A huge thanks to noajthan for all the advice.
I will have to wait until the autumn to apply for citizenship, hopefully the process will have become more streamlined or the fee will have gone down a bit. :roll: I have already passed 'Life in the UK' and will schedule the language test in the coming months.
Best wishes for 2017 to everybody.

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by noajthan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:26 am

WalSag wrote:Hello,
here is my timescale:
...
PR card received: 21/12/2016
I received all the paperwork, my ID, and the PR card (and covering letter) in one parcel. Really nice Xmas present. :D
A huge thanks to noajthan for all the advice.
I will have to wait until the autumn to apply for citizenship, hopefully the process will have become more streamlined or the fee will have gone down a bit. :roll: I have already passed 'Life in the UK' and will schedule the language test in the coming months.
Best wishes for 2017 to everybody.
Good news indeed.

Glad you got over all the little gotchas (missing PAYE record, lost job contract etc).

Proof again of no need to panic, a case will be quietly wending its way through the system even if HO are not too hot on handholding and feedback.
All that is gold does not glitter; Not all those who wander are lost. E&OE.

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by luckybuunlucky » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:05 pm

I have applied for non EEA PR on 22/06/16, after receiving COA on 28/07 I have not heard from HO.
As 6 months has passed already whats the option to take? Would call to MP could help?

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by twgal » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:30 am

DCPR applications for EEA A2 citizen + EEA A2 minor child

Application Sent: 30 Dec 2016
Application Received: 3 Jan 2017
Payment taken: 4 Jan 2017
Confirmation email by HO:
Passport requested back: 3 Jan 2017
Passport received:
PR Date:
PR Received:

A long wait expected for PR cards... however, we need passports back from HO by mid-February, as we're going skiing in half term. Here's hoping...

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by Al3227 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:16 pm

Hi Everyone
Really helpful to see everyone's processing times, so I thought I'd share my experience. I have applied for PR as non-eea. My partner has had his EEA PR Card for over 5 years and we've included that to my application. Most recent development is as follows:

Application sent: 23rd June 2016
Application received: 24th June 2016
Biometric Request received: 27th Jul 2016
COA received: 2nd Aug 2016

One interesting detail is that despite my papers being sent via my solicitor and hence all correspondence should go via de solicitor, every letter so far has been sent directly to me at my home address. Not sure why that is.
Still waiting for return of documents and PRC despite the 6 months waiting time being expired, my solicitor has contacted them this week and they have informed him that the application is still under consideration so the only option is to wait. I expected some delay due to being holiday period and the increase number of applications but the wait beyond 6 months is beginning to cause considerable inconvenience. Has anyone got any suggestion of anything that can be done to expedite the procedure?

Good Luck and patience to everyone!

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by twgal » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:15 pm

Hello, I've just received the confirmation email from UKVI, the one that included the case ID, so I'm updating my timeline. This was very fast, but it's probably because I requested passports straight after I saw on Royal Mail that UKVI received my application?

DCPR applications for EEA A2 citizen + EEA A2 minor child

Application Sent: 30 Dec 2016
Application Received: 3 Jan 2017
Passport requested back: 3 Jan 2017
Payment taken: 4 Jan 2017
Confirmation email by HO: 6 January 2017
Passport received:
PR Date:
PR Received:

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by Glukozaa » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:19 pm

Hi everyone,
Has anyone who applied in June 2016 for non-EEA PR received the PR card already?

Here is my (non-EEA) and my husband's (EEA) application process:
Application sent on 27/06/2016
Received on 28/06/2016
Money deducted a week or so later
Bio Metric letter received 28/07/2016
COA on 09/08/2016
DCPR still waiting...
I called Home Office this Thu and was told that someone would call me back within 5 working days. They did yesterday to say that case worker was still looking into the application and would be in touch if required. I was also advised that we should just wait. No additional information was given away on the time frame...This is so frustrating! :evil: :x :? :cry:

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by softy monster » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:30 pm

Please see my timeline as below!
Non-EEA (McCarthy Transitional Arrangement case)
PR card rec/dated:28 April 17
British Citizen: Dec 17

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by naxxan » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:29 am

Hi There,

Our timeline:
Application sent: 22 Nov 2016
Application received: 23 Nov 2016
Payment taken: 28 Nov 2016
Confirmation e-mail by HO: still waiting???
PR card: still waiting

Should I be worried that I haven't received a confirmation e-mail by the HO yet? Judging by other people's timelines this seems to come no longer than 1 month after sending the application.

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by zoefr » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:19 pm

Application sent 27 Sep 16
Received by HO and payment taken within a few days
Email confirmation from HO 14 Oct 25
Card, letter and all documentation including ID I had submitted received in a single parcel 9 Jan 17

So just over 3 months which I thought was quiet fast considering Christmas as well as Brexit volume but it seems many are receiving around this timeframe. I wish those still waiting patience and best of luck.

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016-2017

Post by fadijamshaid88 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:49 pm

Dear all ,

Our EEA PR timeline below

Application received 4th of July 2016

Payment taken 7th of July 2016

Biometrics done 18th of august 2016

COA received 21st of August

Documents and PR Still waiting for EEA National and non EEA national .

Called Helpless helpdesk ample of times since end of 6 months wait which was 4th of January 2016 Of EEA contact center who do not know anything apart from generic information call after call they give conflictive information .They escalated to someone who had no clue about cases all she said from she is calling from UKBA she can only see the case is pending and its with case working team that is all she can tell and she has no control over any information any way forward to that .Her reply was it is only now a waiting game with no gurrantee she advised best would be write to the address from where COA has been generated I have sent numerous letters emails no response will keep trying and keep waiting which is seriously frustrating if we get any response we will surely keep you all posted .

It is now seriously taking well over 6 months and have few more freinds who on the same boat and calling each other over daily practice just to know if any one of us had received anything.

Good luck every one and we hope to have good news soon . :D

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by twgal » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:14 am

I'm updating timeline - we received our passports back. So far it's moved very vast, let's see from now on...

DCPR applications for EEA A2 citizen + EEA A2 minor child

Application Sent: 30 Dec 2016
Application Received: 3 Jan 2017
Payment taken: 4 Jan 2017
Confirmation email by HO: 6 Jan 2017
Passport requested back: 3 Jan 2017
Passport received: 10 Jan 2017
PR Date:
PR Received:


PS. The passports were sent by special delivery - but in a different special delivery envelope than the one I provided for return (they must have kept the one I sent them to return all documents at decision time).

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by mnop » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:04 pm

Hi all,

EU national from A8 (EU8) accession state.

Sharing my timeline for DCPR:

Application sent: 08/04/2016
Payment taken: 15/04/2016
Confirmation email: 13/05/2016
DCPR issued: 10/10/2016
DCPR received: 14/10/2016

Good luck!

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016-2017

Post by mnop » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:27 pm

fadijamshaid88 wrote:Dear all ,


Called Helpless helpdesk ample of times since end of 6 months wait which was 4th of January 2016

Good luck every one and we hope to have good news soon . :D
Did you mean 4th of January 2017?

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Re: Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016

Post by stanmore06 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:43 pm

noajthan wrote:
stanmore06 wrote:Hi noajthan, not sure if you read my actual initial post because it's regarding Permanent Residence card processing time containing my TIMELINE. And you'll notice I have read the thread you recommending as I have made that request through my solicitor and MP already. I was hoping you will be able to tell me something from your experience why an application could take over six months and what else other than the steps already taken I could further take. Veronicasilva's suggestion looks pretty good and I'm posting thos letters Monday. Lastly, my CoA was sent to me from the post decision team in Sheffield, does that mean anything? Thanks for your candid and prompt reply.
@stanmore06, my post was not to you - It was posted earlier and based on repeated cries for help but may have been missed by some members.
Unsurprising really as this is such a jumbled thread with multiple sub-themes in it.

Without someone 'on the inside' noone would know the internal workings of HO. Nor why HO are unable to meet any specified timelines.

Letters to HO should be a first resort not last resort. But in case of particular member its likely to have been coincidence that she wrote to HO and then result came.
Apart from hunches and gut-feel, all there is to go on is the HO internal guidance - which is the subject of the link posted.

I despair about questions about internal routing of mail before it leaves HO premises; whether from Durham or Sheffield or Timbuktu what does it matter. There is no evidence anything can be made of it nor read into it.
Hi Noajthan,
Just a quick update regarding my application. I received a notice of refusal due to lack of sufficient evidence of dependency being that I'm a child over 21. I was given right of appeal been a direct family member of an eea national. I have filed a notice of appeal. My concerns are the following:
My initial RC was obtained through my cousin back in 2010 (Italian national). I however did not apply for PR using her as my sponsor as she has not been in employment for most of her years in the UK been a mother of 4 and also on benefit for the most of the time. In my refusal letter this was not highlighted but do you reckon it was part of the reason for the refusal?
My mother however is working and exercising treaty rights which is the reason I used her as my sponsor instead but was not advised by my solicitor about this issue of proving dependency and now twice my application has been refused for the same reason with right of appeal. How can I establish this dependency if I do not have financial transaction from my mother to myself even though to be honest she does assist me sometimes financially it has not been through my bank account.
Lastly, my cousin is working at the moment what would you reckon be the best course of action for me to take. its a very painful and difficult position for me. I am also changing solicitor as I prepare for appeal. your advise would be highly appreciated.

Thanks

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