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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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Zemyrk
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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:27 am

Luisa87 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:22 am
Zemyrk wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:18 am
Luisa87 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:09 am
Hey Everyone,

Following on from my previous post. We had an interview on the 30th of September and few minutes after completion of the interview we received an email saying "your application has not been straightforward and we will be unable to decide your application within our customer service targets. We are continuing to work on your application and aim to make a decision as soon as possible."
Does it mean that the wait is going longer than it should again?
Yes Luisa, it means you might have to wait a bit longer. It’s quite unrealistic how you’ve waited for over 4 months for this. I pray you and your husband get this visa as soon as possible.
Hey Zemryk, it is indeed ridiculous...since May!
Wow I can’t even begin to imagine the stress you two have gone through. Continue to have patience, I’m sure before this month ends you’ll receive good news.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Luisa87 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:30 am

Zemyrk wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:27 am
Luisa87 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:22 am
Zemyrk wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:18 am
Luisa87 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:09 am
Hey Everyone,

Following on from my previous post. We had an interview on the 30th of September and few minutes after completion of the interview we received an email saying "your application has not been straightforward and we will be unable to decide your application within our customer service targets. We are continuing to work on your application and aim to make a decision as soon as possible."
Does it mean that the wait is going longer than it should again?
Yes Luisa, it means you might have to wait a bit longer. It’s quite unrealistic how you’ve waited for over 4 months for this. I pray you and your husband get this visa as soon as possible.
Hey Zemryk, it is indeed ridiculous...since May!
Wow I can’t even begin to imagine the stress you two have gone through. Continue to have patience, I’m sure before this month ends you’ll receive good news.
Stress is not even the word Zemryk, I really pray so. Will definitely keep you guys posted...

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by malrad » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:31 pm

About my timeline:

Biometrics: August 9th 2019
Received at the Decision Making Centre: August 16th
Not Straightforward email: August 22th
First Escalation: September 23th
Second Escalation: October 2nd
Third Escalation: October 10th
Final decision: Still waiting...

Zemyrk
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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:52 pm

malrad wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:31 pm
About my timeline:

Biometrics: August 9th 2019
Received at the Decision Making Centre: August 16th
Not Straightforward email: August 22th
First Escalation: September 23th
Second Escalation: October 2nd
Third Escalation: October 10th
Final decision: Still waiting...
Wow almost 2 months. I wonder why some applications take so long in processing

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Hazani » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:51 pm

Zamyrk what of application is yours me is EEA Family permit

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:00 am

Hazani wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:51 pm
Zamyrk what of application is yours me is EEA Family permit
Same here, Hazani. EEA Family Permit.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:01 am

Got a 2nd not straight forward mail today. 16th working day after biometrics.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Luisa87 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:05 am

Zemyrk wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:01 am
Got a 2nd not straight forward mail today. 16th working day after biometrics.
Did you email them before they sent you that or they just sent themselves?

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:07 am

Luisa87 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:05 am
Zemyrk wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:01 am
Got a 2nd not straight forward mail today. 16th working day after biometrics.
Did you email them before they sent you that or they just sent themselves?
Nope. I didn’t email them. They sent it themselves. It seems they’re busy with the many applications on their hands

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Afiabajan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:11 am

@zemryk
Is there a way you can reply their email or call to see if there’s any more documents they need from u so u send it, since they keep sending this not straight forward thing

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:23 am

Afiabajan wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:11 am
@zemryk
Is there a way you can reply their email or call to see if there’s any more documents they need from u so u send it, since they keep sending this not straight forward thing
Yes there is a way and it comes with a charge. Also, from most responses on this platform, they’d just escalate it and tell you to wait for 15 working days more.

https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside- ... uk/english

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Luisa87 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:26 am

Zemyrk wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:23 am
Afiabajan wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:11 am
@zemryk
Is there a way you can reply their email or call to see if there’s any more documents they need from u so u send it, since they keep sending this not straight forward thing
Yes there is a way and it comes with a charge. Also, from most responses on this platform, they’d just escalate it and tell you to wait for 15 working days more.

https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside- ... uk/english
Yes that is very true, I paid to contact them but all they do is escalate they don't tell you anything concrete

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Hazani » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:32 am

Zamyrk where are you applying from I mean which county?? And is it with your spouse

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Afiabajan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:46 am

Zemyrk
Smh that is quite unfortunate
Then it’s best to wait for that 15 days without paying to be told to do that
What isn’t straightforward for them
Does the application not point to the type of eea
Whether spouse or child or whatever ?
Hazani he’s applying from Ghana

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Hazani » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:48 am

Afaibijan. EEA permit for a spouse, or other thing??
Last edited by Hazani on Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:50 am

Luisa87 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:26 am
Zemyrk wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:23 am
Afiabajan wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:11 am
@zemryk
Is there a way you can reply their email or call to see if there’s any more documents they need from u so u send it, since they keep sending this not straight forward thing
Yes there is a way and it comes with a charge. Also, from most responses on this platform, they’d just escalate it and tell you to wait for 15 working days more.

https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside- ... uk/english
Yes that is very true, I paid to contact them but all they do is escalate they don't tell you anything concrete
Exactly so I think I’d be patient with them

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:52 am

Hazani wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:32 am
Zamyrk where are you applying from I mean which county?? And is it with your spouse
Applying from Accra,Ghana. As a child of an EEA National with settled status

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Hazani » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:54 am

Oh ja . Am applying from Norway as spouse . My wife is Norwegian she is sponsoring me as EEA Family permit

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:59 am

Afiabajan wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:46 am
Zemyrk
Smh that is quite unfortunate
Then it’s best to wait for that 15 days without paying to be told to do that
What isn’t straightforward for them
Does the application not point to the type of eea
Whether spouse or child or whatever ?
Hazani he’s applying from Ghana
Yes Afia I actually do not know what isn’t straightforward with them because I submitted every necessary document. Birth certificate, residence cert&permits, work permits, WhatsApp chats, tb test certs, you name it, scanned over 200 pages during biometrics. So I guess being patient is the only thing I can do now.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:00 am

Hazani wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:54 am
Oh ja . Am applying from Norway as spouse . My wife is Norwegian she is sponsoring me as EEA Family permit
If you’ve not received a ‘not straightforward mail’, then rest assured you’d get your visa within 15 working days

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Hazani » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:05 am

I haven’t received yet mail that says not straight forward. I hope u will get answer soon

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Afiabajan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:05 am

@zemryk
Am also applying as a child of an eea national with settled status
I did add dna certificate to it
Lots of bank statements and pictures with my mom when she came to Ghana
Mtn itemized bill a whole lot
Marriage cert etc
And also a cover letter further explaining the circumstances
Today I got an acknowledgement email that it’s being accessed by eco
I pray and hope you’ll receive a positive decision this month
We all will

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zemyrk » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:20 am

Afiabajan wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:05 am
@zemryk
Am also applying as a child of an eea national with settled status
I did add dna certificate to it
Lots of bank statements and pictures with my mom when she came to Ghana
Mtn itemized bill a whole lot
Marriage cert etc
And also a cover letter further explaining the circumstances
Today I got an acknowledgement email that it’s being accessed by eco
I pray and hope you’ll receive a positive decision this month
We all will
Thanks Afia. We’ll definitely receive positive news this month. Also it seems you even added a whole lot than I did for my application,haha. Anyways, praying for positive news as soon as possible.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by ravekanth_bh » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:50 pm

pinkpanter wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:54 pm
I am so nervous because today I received an email that Please be informed you that your passport is ready for collection, please visit your nearest UK Visa Application centre along with original receipt.

I applied for my mother from Karachi. My wife is Eea settled status and I have dual nationality, so my wife applied for her mother in law (my mother).

Timeline:
Online application submitted on 30th June 2019.

But my mother booked biometric late on 19th August 2019.

20 August 19- email received that Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.

30 August 19 at 6am - The processed visa application for GWF reference number - GWFxxxxxxxx was received at the UK Visa Application Centre on 8/30/2019 .

And surprisingly within an hour another email received-
Please be informed you that your passport is ready for collection, please visit your nearest UK Visa Application centre along with original receipt, and original CNIC with copy from Monday to Friday in between 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM.

I informed my mother and now so much anxious about the decision. Hope finger crossed 🤞
Congratulations Brother. I am in the same boat. I applied for my mother. I have been reading about rejections for dependent parents for not showing enough evidence of financial dependency. This is one of the first messages that is successful. I am happy for you. If you dont mind, can you please provide list of documentation you provided ( just incase mine gets rejected, i would like to have things covered when i reapply )? If its helpful please send it to bhrk.fam@gmail.com gmail account.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by ravekanth_bh » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:55 pm

pinkpanter wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:26 pm
Afiabajan wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:39 am
Congratulations @pinkpanther
It’s my second week today ,hoping to here something by next week. Good luck to everyone
Bro my best wishes are with you. you will get it if you have submitted all necessary documents/details required. best of luck and please do inform.
Congratulations Brother. I am on the same boat. Applied already on Oct 4th with biometrics done on the same date. I just read too many rejections for dependent parents. Anyway do you mind sharing what documentation helped you? That will be helpful if i need to reapply.

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