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Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

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: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by hachel » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:20 pm

jessy_h93 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:40 pm
CR001 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:44 pm
jessy_h93 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:24 pm
Does anyone know how it works with the dates in regards to travelling? If I have put down 10th of January as intended travel date would that mean I can only travel from 10th January onwards even if the Visa is has been issued on the 25th of November? How does this work? I am quite confused.
You can travel at any time after the date that the visa is valid for. If it is valid from 25th November, you can travel from this date.
Thank you for your help. So if it is valid from 25th November I can travel anytime within the next 6 months? Or is there a certain time period the applicant needs to enter UK? I have put down the intended travel date of 10th January 2018 for my husband as he can't travel at an earlier date due to personal problems. Is that fine?
Check the dates on the visa and do the maths !
There must be a "valid from" and "valid until", you'll be fine as long as the travel date is within those dates.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Mehmed1 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:27 am

Hello everyone,
I’ve applied on 16th August 2017 and still waiting for a decision.
Last email I’ve received was on 8th November which says “Your enquiry has been forwarded to the team that is dealing with these applications. They will contact you in due course with an update”
But i still don’t have a call.
Has anyone been in the same situation?
Reply me please
Thank you!

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by danny27 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:30 am

Send them an email asking for the status. Keep doing that. I rcvd the decision has been made thru regular emails every week to them.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Mehmed1 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:43 am

danny27 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:30 am
Send them an email asking for the status. Keep doing that. I rcvd the decision has been made thru regular emails every week to them.
Hello to which email address I should text them?
Thanks.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by danny27 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:01 am

ukvisupport@mailgb.custhelp.com

Its free. Pls provide your file number and name along.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Mehmed1 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:05 am

ValmiraTo wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:45 pm
CON wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:28 pm
CON wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:59 am
dokie wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:50 am

Lagos- July 18/93 WD/ still waiting
Con - Mumbai N - 31 Aug / 62 ED/ still awaiting visa.
Dokie - Lagos- July 18/93 WD/ still waiting
Men2017--- Mumbai--6th July--101WD- Still waiting
Merzit----Madrid, Spain. 26/May/2017
Rheeb--- 20.06.2017 still waiting the visa
 Rajput345 – PAK - 5 oct 17/still waiting
kmazyar – Isreal – 16 Aug/ still waiting
yanaveron - Ukraine 23 August, still waiting
ValmiraTo- rome, Italy 10 october, still waiting

pls update on this list guys
Mehmed1 - Albania 16th Aug/ still waiting

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Tony_P » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:45 am

jessy_h93 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:40 pm
CR001 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:44 pm
jessy_h93 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:24 pm
Does anyone know how it works with the dates in regards to travelling? If I have put down 10th of January as intended travel date would that mean I can only travel from 10th January onwards even if the Visa is has been issued on the 25th of November? How does this work? I am quite confused.
You can travel at any time after the date that the visa is valid for. If it is valid from 25th November, you can travel from this date.
Thank you for your help. So if it is valid from 25th November I can travel anytime within the next 6 months? Or is there a certain time period the applicant needs to enter UK? I have put down the intended travel date of 10th January 2018 for my husband as he can't travel at an earlier date due to personal problems. Is that fine?
Hi Jessy,

Whatever date you put in the application form is not considered as UKVI takes lot of time to meet their completion targets. I had applied in May 2017 and listed travel dates as 1st Jun. Got the EEA FP after 7 months on 25th Nov with the validity from 24th Nov'17 to 23rd May'18.

-Tony

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by jessy_h93 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:13 am

Hi all,

My husband picked up his passport from Dhaka VSF today with his EEA Family permit stamp!! :D The wait was not long for us but regardless it was stressful. I wish you all best of luck and may you all get your permits before Christmas and get to celebrate Christmas with your family.

Please let me know if you have any questions as to what documents I submitted and etc. I am more than happy to help you out.

My husband's timeline was the following :

Online application submitted - 4th November
Biometrics and documents submitted at VSF - 7th November
Emailed received from Sheffield that application has been received - 10th November
SMS received from VSF that passport can be picked up - 27th November
EEA family permit issue date on passport - 23rd November
In total it took 13 working days from the day online application was submitted till the issue date on the passport.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by jessy_h93 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:19 am

Tony_P wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:45 am
jessy_h93 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:40 pm
CR001 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:44 pm
jessy_h93 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:24 pm
Does anyone know how it works with the dates in regards to travelling? If I have put down 10th of January as intended travel date would that mean I can only travel from 10th January onwards even if the Visa is has been issued on the 25th of November? How does this work? I am quite confused.
You can travel at any time after the date that the visa is valid for. If it is valid from 25th November, you can travel from this date.
Thank you for your help. So if it is valid from 25th November I can travel anytime within the next 6 months? Or is there a certain time period the applicant needs to enter UK? I have put down the intended travel date of 10th January 2018 for my husband as he can't travel at an earlier date due to personal problems. Is that fine?
Hi Jessy,

Whatever date you put in the application form is not considered as UKVI takes lot of time to meet their completion targets. I had applied in May 2017 and listed travel dates as 1st Jun. Got the EEA FP after 7 months on 25th Nov with the validity from 24th Nov'17 to 23rd May'18.

-Tony
So when does he need to travel to the UK by? His family permit was issued on the 23rd of November. Can he travel on the 12th of January if he wishes too? or he needs to enter UK within a certain time?

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Oliver12 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:37 am

jessy_h93 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:13 am
Hi all,

My husband picked up his passport from Dhaka VSF today with his EEA Family permit stamp!! :D The wait was not long for us but regardless it was stressful. I wish you all best of luck and may you all get your permits before Christmas and get to celebrate Christmas with your family.

Please let me know if you have any questions as to what documents I submitted and etc. I am more than happy to help you out.

My husband's timeline was the following :

Online application submitted - 4th November
Biometrics and documents submitted at VSF - 7th November
Emailed received from Sheffield that application has been received - 10th November
SMS received from VSF that passport can be picked up - 27th November
EEA family permit issue date on passport - 23rd November
In total it took 13 working days from the day online application was submitted till the issue date on the passport.
Congratulations Jessy

13 working days is really a grt news
However, just wanted to know Did ur husband received a not straight forward email ever during his process.
As most of the people in this forum who are waiting for their passport have been received a not straight forward email and hence the wait is long for the family permit

Regards
Oliver

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by yanaveron » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:39 am

jessy_h93 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:13 am
Hi all,

My husband picked up his passport from Dhaka VSF today with his EEA Family permit stamp!! :D The wait was not long for us but regardless it was stressful. I wish you all best of luck and may you all get your permits before Christmas and get to celebrate Christmas with your family.

Please let me know if you have any questions as to what documents I submitted and etc. I am more than happy to help you out.

My husband's timeline was the following :

Online application submitted - 4th November
Biometrics and documents submitted at VSF - 7th November
Emailed received from Sheffield that application has been received - 10th November
SMS received from VSF that passport can be picked up - 27th November
EEA family permit issue date on passport - 23rd November
In total it took 13 working days from the day online application was submitted till the issue date on the passport.
Hi Jessy!
Congratulations to you and your husband!!! Very happy for you!
Good luck with your further applications in UK!
Regards

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by jessy_h93 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:49 am

Oliver12 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:37 am
jessy_h93 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:13 am
Hi all,

My husband picked up his passport from Dhaka VSF today with his EEA Family permit stamp!! :D The wait was not long for us but regardless it was stressful. I wish you all best of luck and may you all get your permits before Christmas and get to celebrate Christmas with your family.

Please let me know if you have any questions as to what documents I submitted and etc. I am more than happy to help you out.

My husband's timeline was the following :

Online application submitted - 4th November
Biometrics and documents submitted at VSF - 7th November
Emailed received from Sheffield that application has been received - 10th November
SMS received from VSF that passport can be picked up - 27th November
EEA family permit issue date on passport - 23rd November
In total it took 13 working days from the day online application was submitted till the issue date on the passport.
Congratulations Jessy

13 working days is really a grt news
However, just wanted to know Did ur husband received a not straight forward email ever during his process.
As most of the people in this forum who are waiting for their passport have been received a not straight forward email and hence the wait is long for the family permit

Regards
Oliver
Thank you Oliver! :D No luckily he did not receive an email stating that his application has not been straightforward

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by jessy_h93 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:52 am

yanaveron wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:39 am
jessy_h93 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:13 am
Hi all,

My husband picked up his passport from Dhaka VSF today with his EEA Family permit stamp!! :D The wait was not long for us but regardless it was stressful. I wish you all best of luck and may you all get your permits before Christmas and get to celebrate Christmas with your family.

Please let me know if you have any questions as to what documents I submitted and etc. I am more than happy to help you out.

My husband's timeline was the following :

Online application submitted - 4th November
Biometrics and documents submitted at VSF - 7th November
Emailed received from Sheffield that application has been received - 10th November
SMS received from VSF that passport can be picked up - 27th November
EEA family permit issue date on passport - 23rd November
In total it took 13 working days from the day online application was submitted till the issue date on the passport.
Hi Jessy!
Congratulations to you and your husband!!! Very happy for you!
Good luck with your further applications in UK!
Regards
Thank you yanaveron!! Good luck to you too :)

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by hasan123 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:02 am

jessy_h93 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:13 am
Hi all,

My husband picked up his passport from Dhaka VSF today with his EEA Family permit stamp!! :D The wait was not long for us but regardless it was stressful. I wish you all best of luck and may you all get your permits before Christmas and get to celebrate Christmas with your family.

Please let me know if you have any questions as to what documents I submitted and etc. I am more than happy to help you out.

My husband's timeline was the following :

Online application submitted - 4th November
Biometrics and documents submitted at VSF - 7th November
Emailed received from Sheffield that application has been received - 10th November
SMS received from VSF that passport can be picked up - 27th November
EEA family permit issue date on passport - 23rd November
In total it took 13 working days from the day online application was submitted till the issue date on the passport.
_____________________
Congratz jessy, Its really great to have a such result in this speedy way.
This is awesome!!
Waiting for my decision , submitted on 10 Sept from Dhaka VFS.
GOD bless you. :)

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by progazna » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:45 pm

jessy_h93 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:13 am
Hi all,

My husband picked up his passport from Dhaka VSF today with his EEA Family permit stamp!! :D The wait was not long for us but regardless it was stressful. I wish you all best of luck and may you all get your permits before Christmas and get to celebrate Christmas with your family.

Please let me know if you have any questions as to what documents I submitted and etc. I am more than happy to help you out.

My husband's timeline was the following :

Online application submitted - 4th November
Biometrics and documents submitted at VSF - 7th November
Emailed received from Sheffield that application has been received - 10th November
SMS received from VSF that passport can be picked up - 27th November
EEA family permit issue date on passport - 23rd November
In total it took 13 working days from the day online application was submitted till the issue date on the passport.
dear jessy,
congrats with 13 working days amazing. wish you a happy life in uk.
please share how long u married and your husband did he visit uk or europe before???
i am orienting to apply for my spouse. thanks

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by progazna » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:48 pm

hasan123 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:02 am
jessy_h93 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:13 am
Hi all,

My husband picked up his passport from Dhaka VSF today with his EEA Family permit stamp!! :D The wait was not long for us but regardless it was stressful. I wish you all best of luck and may you all get your permits before Christmas and get to celebrate Christmas with your family.

Please let me know if you have any questions as to what documents I submitted and etc. I am more than happy to help you out.

My husband's timeline was the following :

Online application submitted - 4th November
Biometrics and documents submitted at VSF - 7th November
Emailed received from Sheffield that application has been received - 10th November
SMS received from VSF that passport can be picked up - 27th November
EEA family permit issue date on passport - 23rd November
In total it took 13 working days from the day online application was submitted till the issue date on the passport.
_____________________
Congratz jessy, Its really great to have a such result in this speedy way.
This is awesome!!
Waiting for my decision , submitted on 10 Sept from Dhaka VFS.
GOD bless you. :)
@hasan
hi hasan please share which documents u submitted
i am preparing to submit.
thanks

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Tony_P » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:16 pm

jessy_h93 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:19 am
Tony_P wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:45 am
jessy_h93 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:40 pm
CR001 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:44 pm

You can travel at any time after the date that the visa is valid for. If it is valid from 25th November, you can travel from this date.
Thank you for your help. So if it is valid from 25th November I can travel anytime within the next 6 months? Or is there a certain time period the applicant needs to enter UK? I have put down the intended travel date of 10th January 2018 for my husband as he can't travel at an earlier date due to personal problems. Is that fine?
Hi Jessy,

Whatever date you put in the application form is not considered as UKVI takes lot of time to meet their completion targets. I had applied in May 2017 and listed travel dates as 1st Jun. Got the EEA FP after 7 months on 25th Nov with the validity from 24th Nov'17 to 23rd May'18.

-Tony
So when does he need to travel to the UK by? His family permit was issued on the 23rd of November. Can he travel on the 12th of January if he wishes too? or he needs to enter UK within a certain time?
Congrats Jessy! He can travel anytime within the 6 month period mentioned on the EEA FP..

-Tony

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by calija777 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:29 pm

Hi everyone,

Timelines for today.

08:42 - sent a chargeable email to contact centre for an update;
09:23 - received a reply "your application is still awaiting a decision";
12:00 - email from my MP saying that the decision was made on Mrs ... European Economic Area (EEA) application on 27 November
12:00 - forwarded this email to contact centre and asked them to doublecheck;
14:03 - received confirmation from them "With regards to your enquiry about the status of your application, I can confirm that we have made a decision on your application. We cannot discuss the outcome of your application online or by telephone. If you have requested a courier service, you can track the location of your travel document online. If you have opted to collect your decision from a Visa Application Centre team they will notify you that your documents are ready for collection.";
14:16 - received an email from TLS "UK Visas & Immigration has now assessed your UK visa application and made a decision. Your documents and the decision will be sent back to either the UK Visa Application Centre where you applied, where we will contact you by email over the next few days to collect them, or if you are using the courier return service, will be sent directly back to the address you provided. Please note that TLScontact does not know the outcome of the assessment and has played no role in the decision-making process."

Previous timelines:
14th of August 2017 08:00 am - an application, biometrics and all supporting documents submitted to TLS Contact Visa Centre Kyiv;
16th of August 2017 10:30 am - email confirmation that UKVI received visa application;
23rd of August 2017 10:20 am - email saying that the application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer;
31st of August 2017 09:47 am - email saying that visa application has been received and is under consideration;
5th of September 2017 09:00 am - I have called to the Contact Centre and asked for an escalation of the visa application. I didn't receive any confirmations after.
3rd of October 2017 09:32 am - I have called to the Contact Centre and asked for a second escalation of the visa application;
13th of October 2017 10:07 am - email saying that they continue to work on the application.

I also made a lot of calls to the Contact Centre between these actions, but without any achievements.

I also sent requests and received answers that they will do all possible to speed up the process:
    SOLVIT;
      my MP;

      I think my MP helped a lot, he updated me by email and even post from the House of Commons.

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      Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

      Post by Ind90 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:58 pm

      danny27 wrote:
      Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:01 am
      ukvisupport@mailgb.custhelp.com

      Its free. Pls provide your file number and name along.
      thanks alot dear danny27 .i emailed to that address to check the status of my application.they reply me this is not the right email address to contact regarding that but after 3 hours they sent me another email states
      we have made a decision on your application. We cannot discuss the outcome of your application, by e-mail or by telephone.

      now waiting to see the decision .i pray it will be positive.thank you again.👍

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      Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

      Post by Buji » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:10 pm

      Hi everyone,

      Application submitted 22nd of August, Israel.
      Escalated 3 times, got 3 "not been straightforward...we could not provide a time frame" emails.
      TLS center couldn't help me either.
      Really hope it comes before Christmas.
      So what's the right email to send an enquiry/complaint?

      Thanks for the help!

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