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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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xdaniix89
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Post by xdaniix89 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:04 pm

My husband submitted the application and biometrics etc on the 5th Nov in Athens so now we just wait! It is forwarded to Belgrade to be dealt with - annoying we have to go to Athens at all as we live on the most southern Island but there's no Embassy here and of course we couldn't go to the consulate just down the road that would be too easy!
It's been 6 working days so far.
We feel pretty confident about it, there's no obvious reason for them to refuse it, we've followed all the rules and submitted everything so fingers crossed! Hope to be in UK by the end of the month :)

Will keep this post updated for anyone else in a similar situation and/or applying from Greece x

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Post by xdaniix89 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:26 pm

had a call from the embassy today to say its ready for pick up but of course they cant tell us if it's been approved or not. They didn't call till the evening though so will know when we collect it Monday!!!

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Post by xdaniix89 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:50 am

My husband picked up his passport yesterday and the family permit has been approved! :D Thanks for all the help on here.

They didnt send back ANY documents though. We supplied translations and copies and asked for them back but they kept it all. Is this normal? Will it be a problem when we come to apply for the RC? We have copies of everything but is that enough?

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Post by Jambo » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:22 am

They should return originals. If it is just copies (and you have the originals), then it's not an issue.

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Post by xdaniix89 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:33 am

They kept all originals including marriage certificate. My work documents from employer and tax office. Son's certified birth certificate...should we complain/request them back. I even wrote on the cover letter along the lines of : ''Please find enclosed copies of originals and translations, please may we have the originals returned to us as we will need them at a later date.''

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Post by Jambo » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:41 am

Ask for them to be returned. You will need the same documents for the 5 years Residence Card application in the UK and for PR Confirmation (after 5 years) as for Surinder Signh applications it is the activities in the member state and not in the UK that matter.

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Post by xdaniix89 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:49 am

Thanks, that's what I thought. Will get on to them!

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Post by Directive/2004/38/EC » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:20 pm

Jambo wrote:Ask for them to be returned. You will need the same documents for the 5 years Residence Card application in the UK and for PR Confirmation (after 5 years) as for Surinder Signh applications it is the activities in the member state and not in the UK that matter.
If they do not return them, then simply state in your RC application that UKBA already has them on file as part of the EEA FP application, and that they can refer to them if needed. In some ways the EEA FP is proof that you have presented that evidence already to UKBA, since if you had not then the FP would not have been issued.

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Post by xdaniix89 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:17 pm

Thanks, that's a good point.

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