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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by JAMAA » Wed May 27, 2020 11:46 pm

important information about translation of documents
i have a friend called today EU resolution team asking about translation of Germany documents into English,
the home office said you dont need to translate the documents now send all documents with application if we need translation we will tell you.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by worrieduk » Thu May 28, 2020 9:10 am

Raja0007 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:52 pm
Hi , just a small update regarding my friend's application which he applied in October last year. Every time he tried to view his status online he used to see the following message,
'Sorry these details do not melt our records'. But today when he checked his status it gave him an option to send a code on his phone or email. When he entered that code then he happened to view the following message.

'Sorry we can not find your status.
This might be your application is still under progress etc'.


He is absolutely worried because of this of this because he fears his application may have been refuse because he thinks his application has been in progress since October 2019 why didnt 'application is under progpress message showed before.


Could I ask other members of this topic please whose application is under progress would you please try and view your status online and post your experience here that what kinda message you can view online. Bundle of thanks.
Hello,

This happened to me for my partner's application, it was the exact same wording and requesting a code via email. I also thought it was a refusal but a couple of days passed and they received their pre-settled status! Tell your friend not to worry :)

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by adinaedri » Thu May 28, 2020 11:45 am

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last week i got the form will take 3-4 working days to arrive. 62 pages
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Thank you Jamma. I emailed them let's see when will receive a reply.

He will have to apply for a pre-setteled, and we are thinking of maybe wait a bit until he is 5 years here to apply straight for settled status.

The whole issue with the new demand for CSI is just making us a bit anxious.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Raja0007 » Sun May 31, 2020 11:27 pm

worrieduk wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 9:10 am
Raja0007 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:52 pm
Hi , just a small update regarding my friend's application which he applied in October last year. Every time he tried to view his status online he used to see the following message,
'Sorry these details do not melt our records'. But today when he checked his status it gave him an option to send a code on his phone or email. When he entered that code then he happened to view the following message.

'Sorry we can not find your status.
This might be your application is still under progress etc'.


He is absolutely worried because of this of this because he fears his application may have been refuse because he thinks his application has been in progress since October 2019 why didnt 'application is under progpress message showed before.


Could I ask other members of this topic please whose application is under progress would you please try and view your status online and post your experience here that what kinda message you can view online. Bundle of thanks.
Hello,

This happened to me for my partner's application, it was the exact same wording and requesting a code via email. I also thought it was a refusal but a couple of days passed and they received their pre-settled status! Tell your friend not to worry :)



Thank You 😊😊😊

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by nol » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:00 pm

nol wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:07 pm
Hi all,

I applied for the settle status about 6 months ago. However, I am still awaiting for a decision.

Here is my timeline

Form received by HO: 10th of Sept 2019
Form Sent:24th Sept 2019
Passport returned: 30th Sept 2019
Biometrics letter received: 30th Sept 2019
Biometrics enrolled: 30th Sept 2019
COA: 26th Oct 2019
Approval email received: ***Waiting***
BRC received (Pre-settled status): ***Waiting***

I contacted my MP last week, and 2 days ago I received an email from her saying they contacted the Home Office and they should receive a response in 20 days.

Let's see what happens, this situation is being frustrating and is causing some anxiety issues. :(
Hi everyone,

Here we go again with my timeline. As we you know I have been waiting for over 8 months, last week my manager wrote me a notice letter saying that my permanent Job contract was gonna be voided in September 20, if I I haven't had a confirmation about my visa status.

After receiving this letter last week, I forwarded it to my MP who contacted the Home Office again last Wednesday and gave them the notice I received from my manager.

So I received my Settled status last Friday 29/05/2020, it has been a heard time to me and to be honest I thought I would lost my job. If you have been waiting for over 3 months, I would strongly suggest you to contact your local MP and get them to help you, otherwise you will keep waiting forever.

Timeline:

Form received by HO: 10th of Sept 2019
Form Sent:24th Sept 2019
Passport returned: 30th Sept 2019
Biometrics letter received: 30th Sept 2019
Biometrics enrolled: 30th Sept 2019
COA: 26th Oct 2019
Approval email received: Email received from my MP confirming my Settle Status was granted o 29/05/20 ps: no email received from the HO
BRC received (Pre-settled status): Spoke to the HO over the phone this morning and I was informed it might take up to 10 days.

I wish you all good luck and hope you get your decision soon.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by A Canadian » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:03 pm

Big congrats, @Nol. This system has a total lack of transparency, it is bordering on evil... needing an MP to chase up a right you have is unreal. But yes, I know this is how it works, sadly. All is well that ends well!

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by nol » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:47 pm

A Canadian wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:03 pm
Big congrats, @Nol. This system has a total lack of transparency, it is bordering on evil... needing an MP to chase up a right you have is unreal. But yes, I know this is how it works, sadly. All is well that ends well!
Thanks @canadian, I know this is not fear how they're playing with our lives and right. But to move things quickly you need to have a politician involved, otherwise they will get what they want 'you to give up' and leave the country. Good luck with your application and hope you get some good news soon ;)

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by A Canadian » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:47 pm

Interesting article from today, exactly on this topic https://www.freemovement.org.uk/tens-of ... 387e5b0285

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Islandson » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:55 pm

Anyone submitted their paper application in early December for settled status, received a decision yet? We got our COA dated Jan 09th, straight forward case, five years living here, all documents proving eligibility and still married.
I'm about to escalate our complaint to a senior staff member but I wanted to check with others first.
Thanks everyone

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by mikefruk » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:55 am

Hi Islandson,

My partner is in a similar situation, COA was issued on 06 Jan 2020, no news so far.

I hope it comes soon.

All the best.

Mike

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by A Canadian » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:17 am

Same here - applied late December, COA 30/01, nothing since.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Islandson » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:49 pm

mikefruk wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:55 am
Hi Islandson,

My partner is in a similar situation, COA was issued on 06 Jan 2020, no news so far.

I hope it comes soon.

All the best.

Mike
Thanks Mike. I'm concerned that the COA have an 'expiry' after 6 months of being issued. If you follow the progress on this, you'll see they ask if the COA is less than 6 months. https://www.immigrationstatuscheck.service.gov.uk. so what now when the 6 months is up, will they issue another letter? Or my wife will lose her job on the account of the home office lackadaisical methods of working

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by A Canadian » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:33 am

Islandson wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:49 pm
mikefruk wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:55 am
Hi Islandson,

My partner is in a similar situation, COA was issued on 06 Jan 2020, no news so far.

I hope it comes soon.

All the best.

Mike
Thanks Mike. I'm concerned that the COA have an 'expiry' after 6 months of being issued. If you follow the progress on this, you'll see they ask if the COA is less than 6 months. https://www.immigrationstatuscheck.service.gov.uk. so what now when the 6 months is up, will they issue another letter? Or my wife will lose her job on the account of the home office lackadaisical methods of working
@Islandson I had the same thought and wrote a strongly worded email to the EU Settlement Scheme (I am a journalist and would love to do a story on my experience... it's been just under 6 months since application for me so am waiting for the actual 6 months to write about it). This is the reply I got, in case it is helpful to you:

Thank you for contacting the EU Settlement Resolution Centre about your application.

We understand that you are enquiring about the progress of your application.

Having checked out records, we can confirm that your application has been submitted successfully. This was acknowledged via an email sent to you on 30th January 2020.

Your case is currently under consideration. You will be notified if any additional information is required. When a decision has been made you will also be notified

The processing times on the gov.uk website are only guidelines and are not service standards. Processing times can vary, for example, when additional information is required, and all applications are considered on a case by case basis.

Due to their complexity, applications made under the ‘Surinder Singh’ route are considered by our ‘Specialised Applications’ team and do not fall under the standard processing times. We would, therefore, appreciate your continued patience as the relevant team is allowed the necessary time to progress your application accordingly.

Please be aware that the processing of applications is taking longer due to coronavirus (Covid-19).

We will note your comments on your application for the relevant department.

Please ensure you check your email inbox, as well as your junk or spam folders regularly.
Should you require further information about the EU Settlement Scheme, please go to https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families or alternatively, contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre by phone on 0300 123 7379 (from inside the UK), 0203 080 0010 (from outside the UK) or by submitting a further question using the online enquiry form https://eu-settled-status-enquiries.ser ... v.uk/start

UKVI is keen to continually review and improve its service to our customers. To help us to do so, we would be grateful if you could complete our customer survey

https://homeoffice.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe ... DBhhKZnDW5


Please note we cannot deal with any enquiries/replies sent directly to this mailbox.

Yours sincerely,

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Islandson » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:00 am

A Canadian wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:33 am
Islandson wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:49 pm
mikefruk wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:55 am
Hi Islandson,

My partner is in a similar situation, COA was issued on 06 Jan 2020, no news so far.

I hope it comes soon.

All the best.

Mike
Thanks Mike. I'm concerned that the COA have an 'expiry' after 6 months of being issued. If you follow the progress on this, you'll see they ask if the COA is less than 6 months. https://www.immigrationstatuscheck.service.gov.uk. so what now when the 6 months is up, will they issue another letter? Or my wife will lose her job on the account of the home office lackadaisical methods of working
@Islandson I had the same thought and wrote a strongly worded email to the EU Settlement Scheme (I am a journalist and would love to do a story on my experience... it's been just under 6 months since application for me so am waiting for the actual 6 months to write about it). This is the reply I got, in case it is helpful to you:

Thank you for contacting the EU Settlement Resolution Centre about your application.

We understand that you are enquiring about the progress of your application.

Having checked out records, we can confirm that your application has been submitted successfully. This was acknowledged via an email sent to you on 30th January 2020.

Your case is currently under consideration. You will be notified if any additional information is required. When a decision has been made you will also be notified

The processing times on the gov.uk website are only guidelines and are not service standards. Processing times can vary, for example, when additional information is required, and all applications are considered on a case by case basis.

Due to their complexity, applications made under the ‘Surinder Singh’ route are considered by our ‘Specialised Applications’ team and do not fall under the standard processing times. We would, therefore, appreciate your continued patience as the relevant team is allowed the necessary time to progress your application accordingly.

Please be aware that the processing of applications is taking longer due to coronavirus (Covid-19).

We will note your comments on your application for the relevant department.

Please ensure you check your email inbox, as well as your junk or spam folders regularly.
Should you require further information about the EU Settlement Scheme, please go to https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families or alternatively, contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre by phone on 0300 123 7379 (from inside the UK), 0203 080 0010 (from outside the UK) or by submitting a further question using the online enquiry form https://eu-settled-status-enquiries.ser ... v.uk/start

UKVI is keen to continually review and improve its service to our customers. To help us to do so, we would be grateful if you could complete our customer survey

https://homeoffice.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe ... DBhhKZnDW5


Please note we cannot deal with any enquiries/replies sent directly to this mailbox.

Yours sincerely,
Thanks @Canadian. Your wording is slightly different but the gist is the same. Basically 'be patient and let us work'. There's an email they provided to us if we were not satisfied with their response, complaintsreview@homeoffice.gov.uk. We've sent this off recently (2nd complaint) also mentioning that we have contacted our MP. I am not EU nor British born and I have been dealing with the home office now for 20 years in visa matters. This is by far the worse I have experienced.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by A Canadian » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:15 am

Thanks @Islandson - the UK is the least transparent immigration system I've ever encountered - and I was a Consul myself, for my own country. It is bordering on negligent - but not sure there is much to be done about it other than contact an MP (which I find to be a huge waste of public funds, MPs should not be inundated with individual immigration applications if they are to do their work properly) or 'escalate' for a review at the home office.

Having lived in several developing countries, in Africa and South America - the system in the UK is the worst. Sad but true.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by JAMAA » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:03 pm

I have a question about pre settled status for surinder singh application Do you think the home office need economy activity working as qualified British citizen after 3 months of return to UK i have a friend he want to apply for Surinder singh but he is not working since return from Germany 2017.

i read tribunal verdict that British citizen dont need to be working or have economic activity to support a family member on surinder singh application please asking senior member to comment.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by nol » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:19 pm

Hi guys,

As you know after almost 9 months waiting, I was granted the settled status.

Before this outcome, I was looking into open a JR. So reading the process of it, it says you need to advise/notify the HO you will be doing it.

I also was told, sometimes there might be some something else that could be holding my application. Thus I was told to request a SAR 'subject access request' for what the HO holds, and specify I'd like to have access to the notes of my current application.

I received it after my applications was completed, I actually could see the front desk people of the EU Settlement Scheme are doing their job really well and trying to help by flagging all complaints to the quality team, so the problem is with the caseworkers who I believed are not enough efficient. What's more their system holds different information which makes things more complicated.

If you have been waiting over 4 months for a decision, it's worth it to make a SAR on your files and see what is stopping a decision to be made on your application.

Here is the link https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... mmigration

Hope it helps.

Good luck guys!!

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by A Canadian » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:38 am

Hi everyone, so after contacting our MP two weeks ago, and last week asking the EU settlement scheme for information to write a newspaper article (I am a journalist) about my experience, today my pre-settled status is visible online...
I wonder if there is any connection...

Thanks so much to everyone here for your support over the past months. Here is my updated timeline:

Surinder Singh Pre-settled 2020
Form requested by phone from EU Settlement Scheme: Mid-November 2019
Form received mid-December and sent off 27/12/2019
Form received by HO: 28th Dec 2019
Biometrics letter received: 11th January 2020
Biometrics enrolled (Plymouth): 13th January 2020
COA: 31 January 2020 - Brexit day!   
contacted MP - 29 May 2020 
7 June 2020 - Wrote an email to EU settlement scheme asking for more details and timesline, for an article I am writing for the international media about how UK is not respecting its EU free movement commitment in preparation for the withdrawal agreement
12 June 2020 Online status shows as 'application in progress'
15  June 2020 Pre settled Status visible online 


Good luck, everyone - don't give up!

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Islandson » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:28 pm

A Canadian wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:38 am
Hi everyone, so after contacting our MP two weeks ago, and last week asking the EU settlement scheme for information to write a newspaper article (I am a journalist) about my experience, today my pre-settled status is visible online...
I wonder if there is any connection...

Thanks so much to everyone here for your support over the past months. Here is my updated timeline:

Surinder Singh Pre-settled 2020
Form requested by phone from EU Settlement Scheme: Mid-November 2019
Form received mid-December and sent off 27/12/2019
Form received by HO: 28th Dec 2019
Biometrics letter received: 11th January 2020
Biometrics enrolled (Plymouth): 13th January 2020
COA: 31 January 2020 - Brexit day!   
contacted MP - 29 May 2020 
7 June 2020 - Wrote an email to EU settlement scheme asking for more details and timesline, for an article I am writing for the international media about how UK is not respecting its EU free movement commitment in preparation for the withdrawal agreement
12 June 2020 Online status shows as 'application in progress'
15  June 2020 Pre settled Status visible online 


Good luck, everyone - don't give up!
Congratulations Canadian!!! Yes, there is a connection, you've got to keep pressing the system until it changes. Well done and you have given hope to everyone else.

As you've said, 'don't give up' everyone.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by adinaedri » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:22 pm

A Canadian wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:38 am
Hi everyone, so after contacting our MP two weeks ago, and last week asking the EU settlement scheme for information to write a newspaper article (I am a journalist) about my experience, today my pre-settled status is visible online...
I wonder if there is any connection...

Thanks so much to everyone here for your support over the past months. Here is my updated timeline:

Surinder Singh Pre-settled 2020
Form requested by phone from EU Settlement Scheme: Mid-November 2019
Form received mid-December and sent off 27/12/2019
Form received by HO: 28th Dec 2019
Biometrics letter received: 11th January 2020
Biometrics enrolled (Plymouth): 13th January 2020
COA: 31 January 2020 - Brexit day!   
contacted MP - 29 May 2020 
7 June 2020 - Wrote an email to EU settlement scheme asking for more details and timesline, for an article I am writing for the international media about how UK is not respecting its EU free movement commitment in preparation for the withdrawal agreement
12 June 2020 Online status shows as 'application in progress'
15  June 2020 Pre settled Status visible online 


Good luck, everyone - don't give up!




So happy for you @A Canadian was following your path with interest! Good luck x

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by adinaedri » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:31 pm

So today the forms arrived in the post, 60 pages of pure joy :)))

I really do not understand why - seeing that the HO previously granted me a RC via Suridner Sing route - we are asked to send ALL that information yet again (supporting documents about our life in EU country, BC's activity there etc).
We will send it all of course, but I thought that the whole purpes of 'personalised' documents was to avoide all that process.


*****
And on a positive note: We called and ordered the form on June 11, they arrived today, so 4 days.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Boo47 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:33 pm

Congratulation Canadian,
Good news so happy for you :D , I wish you the best and thank you for sharing your experience.
Stay safe

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by A Canadian » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:38 pm

Thank you so much, @Boo47, @islandson, @nol, @adinaedri and everyone else. I would still like to write something about this painful process we are all going through, to help those who come after us. Please keep sharing your experiences, I'll hang around here for a while longer. Hoping for positive and swift outcomes for all of you!

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by foreigner11 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:59 am

hi everyone,
it's been more then 7 months for my application but i didn't hear anything since then.

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Re: Surinder Singh Settled Status Paper Application:

Post by Obie » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:26 pm

adinaedri wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:31 pm
So today the forms arrived in the post, 60 pages of pure joy :)))

I really do not understand why - seeing that the HO previously granted me a RC via Suridner Sing route - we are asked to send ALL that information yet again (supporting documents about our life in EU country, BC's activity there etc).
We will send it all of course, but I thought that the whole purpes of 'personalised' documents was to avoide all that process.


*****
And on a positive note: We called and ordered the form on June 11, they arrived today, so 4 days.
Those issued a residence card after November 2016 do not need to fill up everything again. They are exempted from filling the centre of life aspect of the application.
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