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Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

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Khansaid
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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Khansaid » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:03 pm

Airfan wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:09 am
Hi Khan Said,

Yes that's correct, once you are in the UK you need to call the Home Office and ask for a Surinder Singh Paper application form. You won't be able to apply from within Ireland, you will need to move to the UK, and then gather evidence of you living in the UK, a plane boarding pass will be enough proof for your date of entry, and other than that, rental agreements, bank statements, bills etc will be needed for proof of residency. You would be applying for Pre-Settled status which would give you a 5 year biometric residence card.
You will also need proof of the British Citizen, exercising treaty rights in Ireland; your residency proofs such as rental agreements, bank statements, bills etc, and proof of employment there in the period of residency, and also proof of integration in Ireland.

Hope this helps you,

Irfan

Khansaid wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:46 am
Airfan wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Hi all,

So I'm a non-EU family member (spouse) of a British citizen, we have lived together in Ireland from 2015 to 2017. I do not previously have an EEA Family permit, just the Article 10 Residence Card issued by Republic of Ireland. and I have now applied for Pre-Settled under the EU Surinder Singh route. My timeline is as follows:

Application form completed and returned: 19th August (Special Delivery)
Application form received by Home Office: 20th August
Biometrics letter received: 29th (Letter dated 27th August) including return of passports - other documents not yet returned.
Biometrics given: 29th August
Certificate of Application: 2nd September (Letter dated 31st August)
Pre-Settled Status: (Pending)

Have called every week for an update, but the call centre seem to have standard answers, with no real timeframe for a decision. Looks like they are being quite slow. How are everybody's applications' going ?
Hi A irfan

Thanks for posting your inquiry. I planning to apply for my family through Surinder singh route as well from here in Ireland. I have been looking at these posts on Immigrationboard and what I have got is that:
There is no online application and I have to call UKHO and ask for an application which they would post it to the home address after checking the eligibility of the applicant.
I shall be grateful if you could share process please. And also whether these applications are for 6 monthe or for 5 years RC once approved?

Regards
Hi Airfan

Thanks very much for the replay. I thought you applied for Ireland, my mistake as u lived in Ireland from 2015- 2017. Ok so applied from within UK, did you get a visa to get to uk or the 5 years Irish RC was enough to move to UK and live there since 2017?
Just for information though, EU citizens can make complaints to SOLVIT online stating the difficulties an EU citizen and their families facing. SOLVIT have a direct contact with each EU country's HO.

Regards

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by worrieduk » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:00 am

Hey all! My partner got their COA today and now we’re waiting for a decision.

Application form requested: 23/09
Application Received: 28/09
Application Form Sent: 28/10
Received by Home Office: 29/10
Biometrics Letter Received: 05/11 (dated 01/11)
Biometrics Sent: 05/11
COA: Received 16/11 (dated 13/11)
Decision: tbc

ruthie
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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by ruthie » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:01 am

Surinder Singh Settled Status 2019 - arrived in UK on Sep of 2014

Form received by HO: 30th Sep
Passport returned and asking for a more recent photo: 11th Oct
New photo received by Home Office: 14th Oct
Biometrics letter received: 23th Oct
Biometrics enrolled: 26th Oct
COA received: 6th Nov

Now again waiting
Surinder Singh Settled 2019
Form received by HO: 30th Sep
Passport returned and asking for a more recent photo: 11th Oct
New photo received by Home Office: 14th Oct
Biometrics letter received: 23th Oct
Biometrics enrolled: 26th Oct

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by JAMAA » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:52 am

HI all
Can I remind myself and all other that this SUBJECT ONLY FOR BRITISH CITIZEN FAMILY MEMBERS
applying for either PRE SETTLED (LIMITED LEAVE TO REMAIN)
OR SETTLED STATUS (INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN)

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by jestew » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:03 pm

Hi,

I received my BRC this morning by DX courier after receiving the email that I had been granted settled-status.

Wishing you all the best. Many thanks for all the help and support I've received here.
09/05/14 EEA FP granted
26/08/14 EEA RP granted
23/08/19 Surinder Singh route Application submitted
24/09/19 Biometrics submitted
06/11/19: CoA
21/11/19: Email that Settled Status granted
22/11/19: BRC by courier

Obie
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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Obie » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:58 pm

That is wonderful. So pleased for you. Good to know they are starting to get their act together.
Best wishes for the future.
Seasons greetings to everyone and a prosperous 2020

lifeandfate
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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by lifeandfate » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:59 pm

jestew wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Hi,

I received my BRC this morning by DX courier after receiving the email that I had been granted settled-status.

Wishing you all the best. Many thanks for all the help and support I've received here.
Wow you get your status pretty quickly after getting your COA. Congratulations

I think you're the first person I can see who has got their confirmation via a Surinder Singh paper application that I can see.

We're still waiting for ours.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by lifeandfate » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:03 pm

Does anyone know if we can re-enter the country while a Surinder Singh non-EEA paper process is being processed?

We have had our passports return by the HO but all of our supporting documents that proved we lived in Germany for years – they have (including my wife's German residency card).

Can we re-enter the country without those supporting documents and assert our Surinder Singh treaty rights?

Or are stuck here until they have sorted it out?

:(

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by worrieduk » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:47 pm

jestew wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Hi,

I received my BRC this morning by DX courier after receiving the email that I had been granted settled-status.

Wishing you all the best. Many thanks for all the help and support I've received here.
Huge congrats to you! :D

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by ruthie » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:05 am

jestew wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Hi,

I received my BRC this morning by DX courier after receiving the email that I had been granted settled-status.

Wishing you all the best. Many thanks for all the help and support I've received here.
Congratulations jestew!
Surinder Singh Settled 2019
Form received by HO: 30th Sep
Passport returned and asking for a more recent photo: 11th Oct
New photo received by Home Office: 14th Oct
Biometrics letter received: 23th Oct
Biometrics enrolled: 26th Oct

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by ljdebenedictis » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:41 am

jestew wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Hi,

I received my BRC this morning by DX courier after receiving the email that I had been granted settled-status.

Wishing you all the best. Many thanks for all the help and support I've received here.
Congratulations Jestew.
Got my COA the day before you got yours, hoping to get mine soon. 🤞🏽🤞🏽

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by ljdebenedictis » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:30 pm

So today....

My Residence card (Settled status) arrived 🎉
Dated 22nd of November.
Took approximately 2 months. 😊

Obie
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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Obie » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:20 pm

Brilliant and congrats. Good to know they are making progress. The complaints did not go in vain.
Seasons greetings to everyone and a prosperous 2020

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by ljdebenedictis » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:14 pm

Obie wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Brilliant and congrats. Good to know they are making progress. The complaints did not go in vain.
Thank you.
I didn’t get any emails or post saying that my application has been approved, just came home to a small brown envelope! 🥳

Also I emailed them last week informing them that I need my settlement status as I will be renting a property soon (residence permit expiring in January). Not sure if that helps, maybe or maybe not.

Oh well.
Now time for citizenship application. Or maybe later. ☺️

lifeandfate
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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by lifeandfate » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:18 pm

ljdebenedictis wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:14 pm
Obie wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Brilliant and congrats. Good to know they are making progress. The complaints did not go in vain.
Thank you.
I didn’t get any emails or post saying that my application has been approved, just came home to a small brown envelope! 🥳

Also I emailed them last week informing them that I need my settlement status as I will be renting a property soon (residence permit expiring in January). Not sure if that helps, maybe or maybe not.

Oh well.
Now time for citizenship application. Or maybe later. ☺️
Congratulations! I hope my wife's comes soon. COA received 30 October – We both have holiday time to use from work that runs out and haven't been on holiday for three years now.

Seems like there is are big differences in the time scales of people getting their permits after applying 😭

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by proudflop1 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:52 am

lifeandfate wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Does anyone know if we can re-enter the country while a Surinder Singh non-EEA paper process is being processed?

We have had our passports return by the HO but all of our supporting documents that proved we lived in Germany for years – they have (including my wife's German residency card).

Can we re-enter the country without those supporting documents and assert our Surinder Singh treaty rights?

Or are stuck here until they have sorted it out?

:(
I've got exactly the same question and literally nobody can answer it. I've even be told to call the airport border by the Home Office, who then said, "Why are people being told to call me! This is ridiculous." My only conclusion is that this is the hostile environment policy in action. How can zero representatives of the state actually confirm whether entrance is possible? Maddening.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by lifeandfate » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:20 am

proudflop1 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:52 am
lifeandfate wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Does anyone know if we can re-enter the country while a Surinder Singh non-EEA paper process is being processed?

We have had our passports return by the HO but all of our supporting documents that proved we lived in Germany for years – they have (including my wife's German residency card).

Can we re-enter the country without those supporting documents and assert our Surinder Singh treaty rights?

Or are stuck here until they have sorted it out?

:(
I've got exactly the same question and literally nobody can answer it. I've even be told to call the airport border by the Home Office, who then said, "Why are people being told to call me! This is ridiculous." My only conclusion is that this is the hostile environment policy in action. How can zero representatives of the state actually confirm whether entrance is possible? Maddening.
Since posting this I spoke to our immigration solicitor and we cannot :(.

She said (exact quote).
Unfortunately, your wife will not be able to travel until a decision is made on her application. If she does leave, her application will be considered to be withdrawn. Applications can take up to 6 months to be processed but hopefully it is decided faster than that.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Obie » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:27 am

The lawyer is talking rubbish. An application under the Settled status scheme is not considered withdrawn if a person left the jurisdiction.
Seasons greetings to everyone and a prosperous 2020

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by lifeandfate » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:26 pm

Obie wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:27 am
The lawyer is talking rubbish. An application under the Settled status scheme is not considered withdrawn if a person left the jurisdiction.
Now I don't know what to believe.

The problem is. The HO has all our supporting documents to assert our Surinder Singh rights (all our documents from Germany, EEA Family Permit etc).

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Obie » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:32 pm

Did you apply for a family permit before entering the UK? If you did, you could use it if still valid. You could also use German issued Residence card to return, and seek admission at port.
Seasons greetings to everyone and a prosperous 2020

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