Just heard back from my MP's office. The Home Office can't make a decision on my case because they are investigating the "Irish Connection".
I'm really gutted. I just found out that my sted-dad's funeral is on Saturday.
I have no idea what the Irish Connection is. My wife and I lived in Ireland for 6 months. That's where I applied for the original EEA family permit. I was given the FP, then a RP. Why and how can they be investigating anything about that? It seems so outrageous that there would be such differences between how the husband of a non-British EU citizen is treated and how I am treated.
In the freemovement forum Vinny suggested the following:
Assuming a Brexit delay, apply for an EEA family permit from the USA or board a plane as a non-visa national and enter, subject to 9(5)
There may be similar provisions in Appendix EU (family permit)
? I haven’t checked yet.
11(4) seems to say that if my Settled Status comes while I’m away – I could fly into Heathrow and if stopped by an immigration officer, I could have someone bring my BRP to him/her to let me in – is that correct?
9(5) confuses me – it only seems to say that my wife should be considered as an EEA passport holder – but I’m not sure how that helps me get into the UK.
And I can't even imagine how to apply for a EEA FP now - 5 years after I lived in Ireland.
Does anyone have clarity about this? I'm just not thinking straight...