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Spouses of EU and German nationals and certain categories of travellers can also apply by post. Please note that from 31 August 2012 postal applications need to be sent to Manchester:
Joint Visa Application Centre
40 Princess Street
Further information can be found on the VFS website:
Please note that no postal applications can be sent to the Embassy anymore. Postal applications that are addressed to the Embassy will be returned to the sender without being processed!!!
Good for you, please post back when you have this resolved.evil_grrrl666 wrote:Thanks for the advice :) I've emailed VFS stating that I expect my application to be accepted without paying them the service fee. And if they refuse I'll complain to the embassy directly that they should accept my application without involving VFS in accordance with EU regulations.
Let's see what they say.
An another topic, does your spouse not have any UK-issued residence documents? If he had a residence card for example, he would not need a visa in the first instance.evil_grrrl666 wrote: I'm a German citizen, married to an Indian citizen and we have been living in the UK for over 4 years now.
What exactly have you been doing in the UK? Once freedom of movement applies, it can be used to return to your home country. It may depend on how your country implements this rule, but the principle is there.evil_grrrl666 wrote: But arguing isn't ideal either; they gave me a fairly lengthy lecture upon arrival in Germany that the rules are a bit vague since I am a German national and not any other EU national
Yes yes yes.evil_grrrl666 wrote:In any case, would it be worth complaining to solvit or am i just being petty And do you guys agree that simply offering the less convenient option of applying in person without fee is good enough to satisfy the rules?
Correct, they shouldn't, but you don't have to "give in" either.evil_grrrl666 wrote:I've been working in the UK. So yes i know in theory they should not complain when we want to visit Germany for a holiday