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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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lanlan
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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by lanlan » Fri May 12, 2017 11:31 am

Congratulations to you! Its all worth the wait :) happy for you. Hope we will also pass :)

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by lanlan » Wed May 17, 2017 1:22 pm

Recently i just received an email that a decision has been made. But not like the emails that you usually receive. I just receive it from the company handling the papers for eea family permit but not from Uk Tls, do you think that this means that i didnt pass? :(

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by diwakar85 » Thu May 18, 2017 2:02 am

lanlan wrote:Recently i just received an email that a decision has been made. But not like the emails that you usually receive. I just receive it from the company handling the papers for eea family permit but not from Uk Tls, do you think that this means that i didnt pass? :(
Hi Lanlan

What was your timeline and which country u applied from??
Could please let us know the email address which sent you the decision email.
Let us know your outcome thanks

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by lanlan » Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 pm

Hello diwakar85
I applied from Philippines. And the company handling all the visa thing for uk is VFS Global. So the crm of vfs globalis the one who sent me the email.but I didn't receive the email like your one from UK tls :( i applied april 25 and i receive the email that a decision has been made on may 17. Is it normal to be like this? Do you have your decision already? Thank you!

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by diwakar85 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:48 am

lanlan wrote:Hello diwakar85
I applied from Philippines. And the company handling all the visa thing for uk is VFS Global. So the crm of vfs globalis the one who sent me the email.but I didn't receive the email like your one from UK tls :( i applied april 25 and i receive the email that a decision has been made on may 17. Is it normal to be like this? Do you have your decision already? Thank you!
I'm still waiting
Don't know about crm!!
Hope you get positive response

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by lanlan » Sat May 20, 2017 8:22 am

Hello guys. A sad news that i was refused i just received the letter yesterday. I think the hint is if you receive an email from the Uk itself theres a big possibility that you are approved but if its from the company relaying the message to u, big possibility that you are refused. I will not try to appeal anymore. I will try again after a year. Goodluck to all of you! Hoping you receive the good news

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Bollox » Sat May 20, 2017 8:31 am

Hello Ianlan
Sorry to hear that. Is it ur first application? And why are you going to wait for another year? My first application was rejected in March within 15 days of the application. I have applied again with more documents and explanations in regards to the ground of refusal. I have applied on 03/04/2017 and still awaiting the reply yet. It's more than 6 weeks now.
What's the refusal reason you have been given? Can you post ur refusal letter here please.
Regards

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by diwakar85 » Thu May 25, 2017 2:19 am

Did anyone got their decision yet ?? I'm still waiting
Please update your status here

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Bollox » Thu May 25, 2017 2:46 am

Still waiting.
Applied on 03/04

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zuly1820 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:24 am

Hi Ianlan,

Sorry to hear about that :(

Diwakar85 - Still waiting - applied on 22 March!

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by diwakar85 » Sat May 27, 2017 12:40 am

I have received the decision yesterday and They have refused my visa for some bunch of silly reasons

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by lanlan » Sat May 27, 2017 6:11 am

diwakar85 wrote:I have received the decision yesterday and They have refused my visa for some bunch of silly reasons
sorry to hear that you are refused too diwakar85 :( im really so depressed about what happened. I havent reapply anymore because besides for the fee that i have to pay for reapplying the percentage is low to be approved. So probably i just wait for another year to apply. :(

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by sidkapure » Wed May 31, 2017 11:25 am

I applied on 3/4/17 and still waiting. 8 weeks completed.
My status said its escalated to relevant department.

M worried about other people's refusal.
Good Luck to others.
Regards

Sid

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by kaffuk » Wed May 31, 2017 7:27 pm

@lanlan , what was the reason for refusal???

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zuly1820 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:32 am

Hi all,
Sorry to hear about your refusal diwakar85 :(
All these refusals are really worrying but have to stay positive!
Could you guys post about the reasons for refusal please?

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by diwakar85 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:30 pm

Hello guys,

Im going to reapply tomorrow 2/7/17 with more evidence
Hope this time it works. Only worried about the processing
Time which is getting longer.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by sidkapure » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:26 am

While doing status check via UKVI International Inquiry Email, i got this reply.

"With regards to your query, please be advised that your case has been now
escalated (Ref. 12345). We are now waiting for a feedback and you will be
duly informed about the response we receive immediately after we get it."

Earlier that, when I was calling they said there are no updates because you probably recently submitted your application. Waiting for 9th week now.

Did anyone had similar experience?

Regards

Sid Kapure.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by Zuly1820 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:53 am

All the best diwakar85.

Sidkapure - I applied for the second time on 22nd March 2017 - still waiting. I checked status once and they said our process was

According to February stats it may take the HO up to 60 working days to make a decision on applications.

With Brexit and people putting forward their applications fearing any changes to law I guess HO is just overly busy so it may even take longer than 60 days.

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by williamsanjay » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:28 am

diwakar85 wrote:I have received the decision yesterday and They have refused my visa for some bunch of silly reasons
Hi, I have just applied an EEA family permit to accompany my wife who is from France(married 5 years already ) to the UK for a 5 day trip in July. We are both living in China. I received an email saying that it is being prepared under consideration by ECO. Reading these information regarding their silly refusal reason for EEA is so worrying. On what grounds they refuse this type of permit as on their website, it clearly said that you can not refuse an application unless marriage of connivence or public heath/policy stuff`..

Because we are living in China, I submitted the following documents:

1 online form
2 my wife payslips , employment status, bank statements, tax return
3 my wife's guarantee and sponsor letter
4 flight and hotel bookings
5my wife passport and work permit in China
6 my bank statement
7 my passport and all other ID stuff such my Chinese ID and resident card
9 our marriage certificate from both China and France , the chinese one is also translated and notarised
10. 12 trip photos including wedding photos as well

They scanned my these file to the uk but only my passport was sent to the Immigration and visa office in Beijing. Biometrics was also collected on the same day.

I just am feeling very worried about being refused while reading stuff here, they seem to refuse you by silly reasons which do not make sense to me at all, for instance how can say it is a marriage of connivence for people who have married for a long time ? this is humiliating. Whilst UK is out of EU but the next two years they still need to comply with the EU law as they are not even officially out yet.

I talked to one of my UK friends who is actually work in the Immigration system as a trainer on such things, he said it is very hard to refuse EEA permit, now it seems like the ECOs are doing things not according to the policy as all. So worrying`...` My friend said that even if they refuse you, you can appeal and when you do, most likely you win on the first tier tribunal so they dont really reject you. but still , appeal takes ages as in the UK nothing gets one within a good time frame, in the end it is just waste of applicant's time and money as well. Then it comes reapply, it is just so time wasting and stressful if you get refused and having to go through the process again with the same documents.

Fingers crossed and hope they will issue this piece of paper so i can accompany my wife there for a few days. According to the documents i submitted, i do not see any reason why they should refuse me but still worrying, i provided more than what they require to be honest, if they do refuse me, next time i reapply, i just will submit the required documents with a cover letter pointing out specific policies and they mistakes.

Anyway, please replay to me and let me know what you thoughts are based on my info.

Thank you all ,

w

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Re: Sheffield Visa Section - EEA FAMILY PERMIT

Post by diwakar85 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:05 am

Guys do you know that international enquiry emailhelp service is not free anymore

customers who contact UK Visas and Immigration by email will be charged £5.48

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