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Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

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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Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by Linaco » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:57 am

Hi everyone,

I've recently applied online for EEA PR as EEA national 'qualified person' - worker route. I wanted to share my timeline:

Application submitted - 05/01/2017
Email confirmation with case ID received - 06/01/2017
Documents posted - 06/01/2017
Documents received - 09/01/2017

I did not use the European passport return service, just sent my passport.

I read the thread 'Permanent Residence Card Processing Time 2016' but found only one person who shared their online application timeline. Since we are already in 2017, I decided to create a new thread for this year. I would be interested to hear from others who also applied online. Thank you

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by niceart » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:36 pm

EU citizen with 5 years as worker
Used online service, with passport return service from my council.

Application submitted - 09/01/2017
UKVI Email confirmation with case ID received - 10/01/2017
DCPR received: ??

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by niceart » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:43 pm

Btw, I have submitted the online form, but there was no signature place on the form, do you guys signed under the I am the applicant part in the last page? bit worried now..

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by Linaco » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:14 pm

I thought about this when I was sending the application. There is no place to sign, so I did not sign anywhere. However I've also submitted a cover letter to explain the documents I am submitting, and I signed it.

Would be nice to hear from someone who actually received the card to confirm what they did. Thank you

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by twgal » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:42 pm

DCPR paper applications for EU (A2) citizen + EU (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
Passports requested back: 3 Jan 2017
Passports received: 10 Jan 2017
PR Date:
PR Received:

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by naxxan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi all,

Application Sent: 22 Nov 2016
Application Received: 23 Nov 2016
Payment taken: 24 Nov 2016
Confirmation email by HO: ???
Passports requested back: N/A
Passports received: N/A
PR Date:
PR Received:

I am slightly concerned about not receiving an HO confirmation e-mail yet. Others on here who I applied just before/after me appear to have received theres within one month after the payment being taken?

Do you think it would help to request my EU ID card back?

Thanks

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by raheel007 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:15 pm

Hi I am about to apply NON EU Pr application in couple of weeks times I need advised regarding this matter.

Married on 28 August 2010
eea 5 year permit 02/02/2011
divorced 2015
retain to right last year in may 2016

now I want to apply for PR do I have to send all 5 years documents for myself or I have to add my Ex wife
documents as well

I am confused everyone advised me differently few people said after retain to right I only have to send my 5 year documents and few said I have to add my x wife documents until divorce again which I have done previously

I will highly appreciate your advice please respond to my query

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by mresta » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:27 am

Copy/pasting timeline, the DCPR thread seems a bit quiet:

Thought you guys need more online application timelines, I'm a dual national of Australia and Malta, living here via my treaty rights as worker, also married to a Brit (But irrelevant for EEA (PR).

Online form submitted: 12/12/2016
Payment taken: 12/12/2016
Email confirmation of application received: 13/12/2016
Documents sent via Passport Return Service: 13/12/2016
Documents arrived at Liverpool HO: 14/12/2016
DCPR received: Waiting
DCPR dated: Waiting

Application is pretty straightforward. Lived in UK since 2004, never been unemployed, never claimed benefits, brief stint of self employment (but not inclusive of the 5 year period I want them to focus on).

In addition to the council approved current passport copies, I sent:

Old expired passports from Australia and Malta

EEA QP document (which I applied for accidentally instead of PR last year - d'oh!)

All my P60s, P45s, all Council Tax Bills

Letters from employers where I could get them (in one case the business closed down years ago and my employer passed away)

2 to 3 payslips from each of the relevant 5 years of employment

NIC summary from HMRC for all the years I've been living in the UK

Utility bills with a few bank statements and NHS letters to back up proof of address.

Thrown in a couple of self assessments from my self-employment days, though those are outside the 5 year period, so probably not needed.

My citizenship application should be easier than this! :lol:

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by muksha » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:44 pm

Hey - just thought I'd share my timeline as it was insanely fast! French citizen who grew up in UK and have lived here for nearly 19 years. I submitted my application on 5 December 2016 and received my DCPR on 11 January 2017 (it was signed 4 January 2017) so all in all it took just over 3 weeks (considering that there was about a week and a half off over the Christmas period).

Application Sent: 5 Dec 2016
Application Received: 6 Dec 2016
Payment taken: 7 Dec 2016
Confirmation email by HO: 16 Dec 2016
Passports requested back: -
Passports received: 11 Jan 2017
PR Date: 4 Jan 2017
PR Received: 11 Jan 2017

Unfortunately when I was a student I didn't have private health insurance so HO deems that I acquired permanent residence in September last year :roll: But that's okay because 12 months from that date is 7 months away which gives me time to save for the citizenship application fee.

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by naxxan » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:06 pm

How can it be so fast muksha? Did you use the online or the paper form?

I must have done something wrong - applied on the 22nd of Nov and still haven't received a confirmation e-mail from the HO. :/

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by muksha » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:40 pm

Hi Naxxan,

I'm not sure why it was so quick. But having looked at and judging from other people's timelines it seems my timeline was more of an exception. I did the paper form since I had already filled it out a couple of months ago before they had the online option and it was just sitting at home.

As for you not receiving a confirmation letter: have they at least taken payment yet? It seems some people receive a confirmation letter within days but I've seen others waited a whole month while some never received one at all!

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by Fitfam » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:58 pm

Hi muksha, how come you said your application is under 1 month .. what about this on ur timeline

http://www.immigrationboards.com/eea-ro ... l#p1368463

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by rafabeton » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:34 pm

I applied online too. EEA PR. Moved to the UK in 2007, then spent over a year in Singapore (2009/2010) before returning in Oct 2010. Sent all my travel history since 2007, bank statements for the past 5 years, cover letter explaining everything, P60s + payslips, certificate of incorporation of my 2 companies. Activity explained in the form, including the gap in Singapore.

Application submitted and paid - 03/01/2017
Email confirmation with case ID received - 04/01/2017
Documents posted - 06/01/2017 (Friday)
Documents received - 09/01/2017 (Monday)
Waiting...

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by bd577 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:30 pm

EU citizen (Bulgaria) application following 3 years as a student, 2 years as worker.

Application submitted - 06/12/2016
Email confirmation with case ID received - 20/12/2016
Documents received - 13/01/2017

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by bd577 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:50 pm

*edit PR received on 13/01/2017, not documents :)

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by Tea_with_scones » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:27 pm

This is incredible, another case solved in around a month.

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by Orsolya » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:51 pm

PRC application as a qualified person for EEA national. It was paper application.

Application Sent: 23/11/2016
Application Received: 24/11/2016
Payment taken: 28/11/2016
Confirmation email by HO: 13/12/2016
PR Date: 03/01/2017
PR Received: 13/01/2017

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by muksha » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:48 pm

Fitfam wrote:Hi muksha, how come you said your application is under 1 month .. what about this on ur timeline

http://www.immigrationboards.com/eea-ro ... l#p1368463
Hey Fitfam,

So...my first attempt to get a DCPR took place in late June and for some reason HO couldn't withdraw the fee from my account so my entire application was sent back to me in August (I think) with a letter asking me to resend my application and provide another method of payment. I was going to be travelling out of the country in September and November so I waited until I knew I wouldn't need my passport for a while to send the application again in early December (hence why I mentioned in my previous post that I sent a paper application because I already had one filled in lying around my house). So yeah, my application from sending it to getting back a decision took about a month. I hope that answers your question :)

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Re: Permanenmt Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by JandE1726 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:08 pm

Hi here is my timeline as non eea family member

Application submitted: 14 September 2016
Received by HO: 15 September 2016
Money taken: 19 September 2016
Biometric letter received: 07 October dated 04 October done the same day
Coa dated: 09 October 2016
Requested passport of my EEA husband: 03 January 2017
Passport received: 09 January 2017
DCPR: still waiting

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Re: Permanent Residence Card - Processing Time 2017

Post by twgal » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:12 am

Hi, from what I've seen in these timeline threads, I'm starting to think that A2 nationals - Romanian and Bulgarian - get their DCPR much faster than others, because the applications are processed by a separate team.

Prior to 2014 A2 nationals were restricted to work in the UK even though they were part of EU. Because of that, applications were being processed by a dedicated A2 team. Now, when we apply to get PR status acknowledged - we need to show that prior to 2014 we were indeed authorized to work in the UK, so the caseworkers working on A2 nationals applications most likely are drawn from the same (separate) team. Also, a lot of the A2 nationals already a blue registration certificate or a yellow card, so they were already in HO's databases. Also, it might be that there aren't that many A2 nationals applying for PR and the workload of that 'special' team is lighter.

Please add your country of origin (or at least mention it's an A2 or A8 country) when posting timeline. It would be interesting to see if my theory holds water.

Thanks.

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