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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 drdentist29 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:53 am

Hi everyone, I am new here but I have been reading and following this topic for the past few time.
I am an indian citizen snd my wife is romanian living and working in the UK. We were in a long distance relationship.
I would like to share our success story with the EEA Family Permit.
It was very stressful as first time i applied on september but they rejected and gave the reason that they couldn’t find my wife payslip and bank details but as i already submitted last 12 months (there might be mistake on scanning) but i applied again
Application forwarded on 3rd november
Biometric done on 5th Nov.
Visa stamp : 14th november
Passport received on: 19th november

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by monicas108 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:20 am

Hello everyone,
I am an Italian national, married to an Indian national. We were in a relationship since 2016. And our wedding took place in August 2018. He was in the UK since 2012 and went voluntary back to India few days before our wedding. Here are our timelines:
8th October 2018: form filled and appointment booked for 10th October 2018
10th October 2018: documents scanned and biometrics taken in VAC Jalandhar, India
10th October 2018: text message that documents have been forwarded
12th October 2018: email that documents have arrived in Sheffield
17th October 2018: email that they are considering the application and would like to interview both of us on 24th October 2018 on the same time
24th October 2018: interview (husband in India on video call and mine was in the UK over the phone)
28th October 2018: I emailed UKVI and they answered within 2 hours, stating the decision was made
6th November 2018: text message that passport has been dispatched
8th November 2018: passport collected with a refusal letter stating doubt on marriage of convenience

We did not appeal as it takes ages, so we decided to re-apply as soon as possible! We added a statement from my parents and their ids, a statement from a friend and a statement from the owner of the venue where our wedding took place. And most important, we submitted a cover letter with all highlighted points of refusal with our answers. A total of 800 A4 papers were scanned (761 in the previous application). The second timeline was:
8th November 2018: form filled and appointment booked for 12th November 2018
12th November 2018: documents scanned and biometrics taken in VAC Jalandhar, India
12th November 2018: text message and automated phone call that documents have been forwarded
14th November 2018: email that documents have arrived in Sheffield
21st November 2018: text message and automated call that passport has been dispatched
22nd November 2018: passport collected with FP stamped in it, valid from 19th November 2018

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by rohwan007 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:11 am

Hello, I am 18 years old Non-eea son of Portuguese Mother.Can anyone in this group check the required documents below for EEA Family Permit for me.
-Relationship Certificate
-Birth certificate (original and certified translated copy)
-UK government accredited DNA test results
-Moneygram reciepts
-16 dated pictures with my mother since my childhood
-EEA national’s original citizen card
-EEA national’s certfied copy of passport
-Letter from employer
-last 6 months payslips
-last 6 months bank statements
-P60
-NIN letter
-Tenancy agreement
-Cover letter from applicant
-Declaration from EEA national

If anything is missing, please let me know.
I was refused 2 times so now I don’t want to get refused. Please Help!

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by madarthis » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:08 am

Hello everyone

I have seen someone already asking about it but without clear answer

I am Polish national living and working in UK for past 12 years and in current employment for 5 years
My wife is Chinese and we got married in february this year

although according to the family permit requirements on Home Office visa it says there is no money requirements for me i have noticed that it seems like bank statements are necessary :(
I have a letter from my employer clearly stating length of my employment, that its permanent, yearly income of 19K+ etc
i also have all the wage slips and p60s
each wage slip states method of payment as BACS so it clearly tells I have money transferred to my account

what i am concerned is the bank statement
i have been in significant overdraft since september due to several expences travelling costs etc

so my question is as follows
does NOT providing bank statements affects my wifes application ? is it necessary?
plus my bank refuses issuing stamped statement and i only recently thought of reactivating my paper statements
according to EU law on which grounds I am applying for EEA Family permit
i do exercise my rights (work ) and we have both polish and european version of our marriage certificate.

can anyone please help ?
any similar situation?
i can provide my email to clarify all details
kind regards

madarthis
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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by madarthis » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:14 am

drdentist29 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:53 am
Hi everyone, I am new here but I have been reading and following this topic for the past few time.
I am an indian citizen snd my wife is romanian living and working in the UK. We were in a long distance relationship.
I would like to share our success story with the EEA Family Permit.
It was very stressful as first time i applied on september but they rejected and gave the reason that they couldn’t find my wife payslip and bank details but as i already submitted last 12 months (there might be mistake on scanning) but i applied again
Application forwarded on 3rd november
Biometric done on 5th Nov.
Visa stamp : 14th november
Passport received on: 19th november
Hi
first of all congratulations on Your success :)
If I may i would like to ask a question
did Your wife include bank statements or payslips only?
kind regards

madarthis
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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by madarthis » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:23 am

Soleil20 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:49 pm
i submitted the following documents
-application online
- Marriage certificate
- our join bank statement from Belgium
- 10 pictures of us
- some WhatsApp chat
- history of calls in September
- is card from Belgium
- my son Id and birth certificate he is a Belgian
- our Uk rental agreement in both our names
-spouse 2 month pay slip
- Uk utility bills
- job contract
- Uk bank statement
- NI certificate
- spouse EEA passport
That is all we submitted we made a mistake on online application and we decided to write a cover letter explaining to telling them the mistake and rectification.i hope this helps someone out there
Hello
did You submit just one bank statement?
kind regards

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Omarshikheey » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:24 am

madarthis wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:08 am
Hello everyone

I have seen someone already asking about it but without clear answer

I am Polish national living and working in UK for past 12 years and in current employment for 5 years
My wife is Chinese and we got married in february this year

although according to the family permit requirements on Home Office visa it says there is no money requirements for me i have noticed that it seems like bank statements are necessary :(
I have a letter from my employer clearly stating length of my employment, that its permanent, yearly income of 19K+ etc
i also have all the wage slips and p60s
each wage slip states method of payment as BACS so it clearly tells I have money transferred to my account

what i am concerned is the bank statement
i have been in significant overdraft since september due to several expences travelling costs etc

so my question is as follows
does NOT providing bank statements affects my wifes application ? is it necessary?
plus my bank refuses issuing stamped statement and i only recently thought of reactivating my paper statements
according to EU law on which grounds I am applying for EEA Family permit
i do exercise my rights (work ) and we have both polish and european version of our marriage certificate.

can anyone please help ?
any similar situation?
i can provide my email to clarify all details
kind regards

You will be fine. They just want to see the wages going into the bank.

madarthis
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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by madarthis » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 am

Omarshikheey wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:24 am
madarthis wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:08 am
Hello everyone

I have seen someone already asking about it but without clear answer

I am Polish national living and working in UK for past 12 years and in current employment for 5 years
My wife is Chinese and we got married in february this year

although according to the family permit requirements on Home Office visa it says there is no money requirements for me i have noticed that it seems like bank statements are necessary :(
I have a letter from my employer clearly stating length of my employment, that its permanent, yearly income of 19K+ etc
i also have all the wage slips and p60s
each wage slip states method of payment as BACS so it clearly tells I have money transferred to my account

what i am concerned is the bank statement
i have been in significant overdraft since september due to several expences travelling costs etc

so my question is as follows
does NOT providing bank statements affects my wifes application ? is it necessary?
plus my bank refuses issuing stamped statement and i only recently thought of reactivating my paper statements
according to EU law on which grounds I am applying for EEA Family permit
i do exercise my rights (work ) and we have both polish and european version of our marriage certificate.

can anyone please help ?
any similar situation?
i can provide my email to clarify all details
kind regards

You will be fine. They just want to see the wages going into the bank.
will one bank statement be enough?

madarthis
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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by madarthis » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:34 am

where else would they go anyway in BACS payment method...
plus i would rather not reveal a few bets ;)

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Omarshikheey » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:29 pm

madarthis wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 am
Omarshikheey wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:24 am
madarthis wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:08 am
Hello everyone

I have seen someone already asking about it but without clear answer

I am Polish national living and working in UK for past 12 years and in current employment for 5 years
My wife is Chinese and we got married in february this year

although according to the family permit requirements on Home Office visa it says there is no money requirements for me i have noticed that it seems like bank statements are necessary :(
I have a letter from my employer clearly stating length of my employment, that its permanent, yearly income of 19K+ etc
i also have all the wage slips and p60s
each wage slip states method of payment as BACS so it clearly tells I have money transferred to my account

what i am concerned is the bank statement
i have been in significant overdraft since september due to several expences travelling costs etc

so my question is as follows
does NOT providing bank statements affects my wifes application ? is it necessary?
plus my bank refuses issuing stamped statement and i only recently thought of reactivating my paper statements
according to EU law on which grounds I am applying for EEA Family permit
i do exercise my rights (work ) and we have both polish and european version of our marriage certificate.

can anyone please help ?
any similar situation?
i can provide my email to clarify all details
kind regards

You will be fine. They just want to see the wages going into the bank.
will one bank statement be enough?
Do you have permanent residence card ? If you do if I'm right you don't have to show any bank statement or payslip. If you don't don't have you need 3 months of each pay slip and bank statement most recent ones when you submit the application.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by madarthis » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:21 am

I dont have permanent residence card although as EU have been here for twelve years so a resident here by title but with no PR card :)
so my thought was actually similar
if I provide for 6 months worth payslips (which actually state BACS as a payment method) only most recent bank statement should be enough if it's about proving I don't obtain any benefit money and all wages go through my bank account :)

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by pranab0077 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:06 am

Hi Enka
Can you update your processing regarding the Family permit, please?
I'd also like to bring my parents from India But they were refused for a visit visa.
So, how long should I send money to show that they are dependant on me as I'm an
EEA national.

Thanks again to share again your experience and advise.

Dewan
Enka2018 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Selina1 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:21 am
Mourning,
I nead a bit of device if any one can help me plz .I applied standard visit visa for my mom in 2015 it's been refused .they point out just one thing ,we r not satisfied she will go to her country . Bcz we didn't submit any kind of document from pakistan bank statement or any other . now I'm planning to apply again visa for her bcz no one is in the Pakistan to help her she is 56 year old and never worked she is fully deepened on me I'm sending money her regularly since 2014 .I'm marride to EEA nation and holds parmant residence card .and we both working .I read some where on this forum FP would be an easier way ,for that reason .
Any device will be greatly appreciated
Hi Selina,

I am going to apply for my parents in law also. I am EEA national married Indian-non eea national.
Best way is to spply for EEA permit for dependent parent. It is bit tricky but in case of success it is best option. You have to wait for 6 month bank transfers to show your mum is dependent on you /financial dependency/.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by funnycute20 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:34 pm

Hi everyone,

I would like to share with you our timeline for the FP. I am a romanian citizen, married with an indian citizen. I recently moved to UK, so I was still in India with my husband when he applied for the FP. We applied at Mumbai North VFS Global and initially they said that it can take anywhere between 30 and 60 working days. But...

Application Submitted Online: 03.11.2018
Appointment Date: 12.11.2018
Application received at the UKVI Decision Making Centre: 14.11.2018
Visa Stamp: 23.11.2018
Passport Ready to collect: 28.11.2018 and collected 2 days later, on 30.11.2018

We are very happy that we got it so fast and easy. We submitted every possible document to proove our relationship and also documents to show that I already obtained a job in the UK and my husband will join me in a few weeks. We hope that all of you will get it as well. 🙂

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Enka2018 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:57 am

pranab0077 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:06 am
Hi Enka
Can you update your processing regarding the Family permit, please?
I'd also like to bring my parents from India But they were refused for a visit visa.
So, how long should I send money to show that they are dependant on me as I'm an
EEA national.

Thanks again to share again your experience and advise.

Dewan
Enka2018 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Selina1 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:21 am
Mourning,
I nead a bit of device if any one can help me plz .I applied standard visit visa for my mom in 2015 it's been refused .they point out just one thing ,we r not satisfied she will go to her country . Bcz we didn't submit any kind of document from pakistan bank statement or any other . now I'm planning to apply again visa for her bcz no one is in the Pakistan to help her she is 56 year old and never worked she is fully deepened on me I'm sending money her regularly since 2014 .I'm marride to EEA nation and holds parmant residence card .and we both working .I read some where on this forum FP would be an easier way ,for that reason .
Any device will be greatly appreciated
Hi Selina,

I am going to apply for my parents in law also. I am EEA national married Indian-non eea national.
Best way is to spply for EEA permit for dependent parent. It is bit tricky but in case of success it is best option. You have to wait for 6 month bank transfers to show your mum is dependent on you /financial dependency/.
Hi Dewan,

You need to show at least 6 months bank transfers, also you need to show evidence of expenses of your parents- how they use money you send to them. (food, utility bills, medical expenses, car etc.). Their bank statements- they should not have savings in their account. In case they have any property that is considered to be fine, because for this EEA they have right to own property without need to sell. Immigration cannot ask them to sell. I am going to apply next month, because also I am waiting to comete this 6 month period. I will keep you updated :)

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by priyankadasssaharia5 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:22 am

Hey. In the advent of Brexit talks in the UK is anyone facing delays with the Permit application.

My time line is as follows with location as VFS New Delhi (India) -
Biometric - 27 November 2018
Forwarded Email - 30 November 2018
Inquiry to UKVI on status made on 7 December 2018 and 10 December 2018. Both times they sent a generic email that Visa is getting processed.
It's been 8 working days if one counts 30 November (the date of reception)

Any leads? Thanks much and Happy Christmas :)

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Application under Regulation 11(4)

Post by johnfm » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:10 pm

I've just submitted an application for an EEA Family Permit on the basis of my husband's Greek citizenship (I'm Australian/US), but we've made the application using alternative evidence of his citizenship (no passport or national ID card). Regulation 11(4) of the EEA Regulations allows people to prove their citizenship by other means. Does anybody else have experience with this, and how long it takes to process?

Some background: I was unexpectedly offered a job in the UK, but because of the nature of position the company couldn't sponsor my visa. My husband was born in Australia to Greek parent, and is a citizen, but Greece requires people to go through a lengthy registration process. My husband and I had started the process, but the Greek bureaucracy is notoriously bad and can take years.

We were able to get his birth registration and family certificate (the Greek equivalents of a citizenship certificate), but he can't get his Greek ID card and passport until they process his exemption from mandatory military service. Because this could take months, and I'm meant to start my job at the end of January, we decided to press on without a passport/ID card. I submitted the application yesterday, with priority processing, but am nervous that it might be delayed or even rejected.

tl;dr Applied for EEA family permit using only a citizenship certificate, wondering how long application will take and what the issues might be

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Luciaferrer » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:18 pm

Hello, your information has helped me a lot
I have a question, if you are not married, what papers did you present to justify your time as a couple?
Please thank me for helping me with that answer

Hi guys,

I have been reading this forum avidly over the past few months and wanted to give you an insight to my timeline of rejection and eventual acceptance and help answer any questions if I can.

For reference I am the EEA Family member and my partner (non-married but living together for three years) is an EU Citizen.

I firstly applied in February and was rejected with documents and passport returned inside 18 business days. I forgot to include his passport - silly me. We reapplied and I paid the priority fee. I was promised a decision would be made within 5 business days. This was not the case, however.

Here is the timeline:

24/03/2018 Application received by decision making centre
27/03/2018 biometrics
28/03/2018 Confirmation of supporting documents received email.
08/04/2018 called UK Immigration paid service call centre - was told no decision had been made and to wait longer despite paying priority fee.
10/04/2018 received all my documents back via mail except for my current passport and older passports and had been told these were sent off to a processing centre.
16/04/2017 called UK Immigration paid service call centre - was told there was no decision made, and to call back that Wednesday if I had heard nothing via email.
18/04/2018 called UK Immigration paid service call centre - was finally allowed to escalate my case.
25/04/2018 received an email from UK immigration saying a decision had been made on 18 April 2018. No other information. Information of refusal or acceptance not available online.
26/04/2018 passport arrived with EEA Family Member Visa acceptance. 🍾❤️🎉

From our initial application in February through to today it took approximately 2.5 months. Definitely not the 15 business days we were told. However, we are ecstatic! I have been missing my partner like crazy and we finally get to be reunited!!! Can’t wait :)!!!

Will definitely be back on here to get advice about the next steps for the 5 year visa once I’m in the UK next week. For now, I can finally sleep again. This insomnia and deep dread/worry has been all consuming.
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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by priyankadasssaharia5 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:25 am

Here's my timeline and it seems there are no Brexit/Holiday season delays. This was my second application after refusal for minor inadequate documentation.
Location: VFS New Delhi, India

27 November - Biometrics
30 November - Received at UKVI
10 December - Decision Made and Visa Stamped
14 December - Received Passport with FP stamped.

7 working days counting 30/11/2018 and 10/12/2018. Happy Christmas all :)

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by bawbags » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:12 pm

hi everyone, i am new here but been following this forum for 5 months as i want to applying for an EEA Family Permit.
we're same sex married couple, i am non EEA National (Indonesia) and my husband is British. We live and work in Switzerland since Dec 2017. He had a working B permit and i have Residence Permit B (Family Permit B of an EU citizen).
We were thinking to go to UK this christmas.
My question is:
1) if i can travel to UK without visa but my Switzerland Family Permit B. (i travel with my husband)
2) is Switzerland Family Permit B (of an EU citizen) is a valid Article 10 Residence Card ? (https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/indo ... ourism/yes)

i really want to know what you guys knows about this case

thanks :)

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by ahmad123321 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:09 am

hello everyone,
I hope everyone is good. I have a question if someone can answer me pleaseeee

I submit my documents with VFS Islamabad on 17/12/2018 for EEA FAMILY PERMITS while submitting my documents the guy scanned my documents with digitalized scanner. the guy who scanned my documents returned my marriage certificate and my TB certificate plus my application form.

is it normal to return these documents ? I don't know if he put my documents in sequences , I am so worried. :cry:

please someone answer me I will be appreciated.

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