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Re: COA WAITING TIME EEA4

Post by coconutsforme » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:54 am

vadimvin wrote:
dammykay wrote:WHAT DOES CASE ID MEANS
Have similar question, anyone can respond? By issuong COA with case ID, does this really mean they are not going to request any more documents and allocated to case worker or team or anywhere else?

Thanks.
Vadimvim,

Issue of COA as i understand is the time when all your initial documents have been scanned into their system. Should smth had been missing, it would have been returned to you. So well done for properly packaging it.

Now, your file is with the processing team or (case working team) for assessment.

The latter may require any information at anytime.

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Re: COA WAITING TIME EEA4

Post by vadimvin » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:08 am

coconutsforme wrote:
vadimvin wrote:
dammykay wrote:WHAT DOES CASE ID MEANS
Have similar question, anyone can respond? By issuong COA with case ID, does this really mean they are not going to request any more documents and allocated to case worker or team or anywhere else?

Thanks.
Vadimvim,

Issue of COA as i understand is the time when all your initial documents have been scanned into their system. Should smth had been missing, it would have been returned to you. So well done for properly packaging it.

Now, your file is with the processing team or (case working team) for assessment.

The latter may require any information at anytime.
Thank you coconutsforme,

It makes sence.

On the separate question, do you know if my partner (EA national) change her employment, shall we inform the Home office about this, if so - what exact documents we should provide? New contract would be enough?

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Re: COA WAITING TIME EEA4

Post by coconutsforme » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:37 pm

vadimvin wrote:
coconutsforme wrote:
vadimvin wrote:
dammykay wrote:WHAT DOES CASE ID MEANS
Have similar question, anyone can respond? By issuong COA with case ID, does this really mean they are not going to request any more documents and allocated to case worker or team or anywhere else?

Thanks.
Vadimvim,

Issue of COA as i understand is the time when all your initial documents have been scanned into their system. Should smth had been missing, it would have been returned to you. So well done for properly packaging it.

Now, your file is with the processing team or (case working team) for assessment.

The latter may require any information at anytime.
Thank you coconutsforme,

It makes sence.

On the separate question, do you know if my partner (EA national) change her employment, shall we inform the Home office about this, if so - what exact documents we should provide? New contract would be enough?
Vadimvin,

As I personally see it, there's no need to advise them of that unless it is something urgent and important that it can somehow affect your application.

the decision will be purely made on the facts and documents you have already submitted.

If your mrs. or partner have exercised her treaty rights based on 5 years acceptable terms ( employment, self employment etc..) your application seems to be fine at initial stage and already awaiting for assessment, so why confuse them with something that is not relevant @this moment of time?

If I were you, i would just wait...

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COA - requesting documents back

Post by baroquejen » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:21 am

Hi all, I am sending in my COA tomorrow, and I was wondering if anyone has had experience trying to get their passport back in case of travel. I have to travel for a concert (that I am playing in) at the beginning of October, and so there is a chance that I won't have my passport back in time. I think I read that one person has done this successfully without the application being stopped. Has anyone else been able to do this?
Regards,
Jen

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Re: COA - requesting documents back

Post by coconutsforme » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:50 pm

baroquejen wrote:Hi all, I am sending in my COA tomorrow, and I was wondering if anyone has had experience trying to get their passport back in case of travel. I have to travel for a concert (that I am playing in) at the beginning of October, and so there is a chance that I won't have my passport back in time. I think I read that one person has done this successfully without the application being stopped. Has anyone else been able to do this?
Regards,
Jen
Hi Jen,

May i just ask where are you sending your COA to???and why??

With regards to requesting your passport, please note that there's a permission to request in case of urgent requirement. I guess you need to request them in 7 to 10 days in advance. But you know what HO are like. I would call them at least 2 weeks in advance.

And yes, your application WON'T be affected. It will still be considered.

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Re: COA WAITING TIME EEA4

Post by vadimvin » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:44 pm

coconutsforme wrote:
vadimvin wrote:
coconutsforme wrote:
vadimvin wrote: Have similar question, anyone can respond? By issuong COA with case ID, does this really mean they are not going to request any more documents and allocated to case worker or team or anywhere else?

Thanks.
Vadimvim,

Issue of COA as i understand is the time when all your initial documents have been scanned into their system. Should smth had been missing, it would have been returned to you. So well done for properly packaging it.

Now, your file is with the processing team or (case working team) for assessment.

The latter may require any information at anytime.
Thank you coconutsforme,

It makes sence.

On the separate question, do you know if my partner (EA national) change her employment, shall we inform the Home office about this, if so - what exact documents we should provide? New contract would be enough?
Vadimvin,

As I personally see it, there's no need to advise them of that unless it is something urgent and important that it can somehow affect your application.

the decision will be purely made on the facts and documents you have already submitted.

If your mrs. or partner have exercised her treaty rights based on 5 years acceptable terms ( employment, self employment etc..) your application seems to be fine at initial stage and already awaiting for assessment, so why confuse them with something that is not relevant @this moment of time?

If I were you, i would just wait...
Thank you for your responces.
My solicitor said, they can contact the current employer to see if my partner still exercising treaty rights, do not you think they would be surprised to see she is no longer employed?
Or there is no such requirements in this application to inform HO in case of any changes?
I do not mind to wait, but I do not want to be effected because of not informing them.

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Informing HO of changes

Post by coconutsforme » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:14 am

Vadimvin,

I am sorry for missing that your parner is not currently working, now this one i guess might have an effect on your application. So, please consult with someone professional with regards to that.

the 6 months assessment period for processing such applications is required to verify most of the submitted documents.

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Re: Informing HO of changes

Post by vadimvin » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:38 am

coconutsforme wrote:Vadimvin,

I am sorry for missing that your parner is not currently working, now this one i guess might have an effect on your application. So, please consult with someone professional with regards to that.

the 6 months assessment period for processing such applications is required to verify most of the submitted documents.
Thanks, she is still working, but she would have 1 month gap or so between current and new employer.

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Hi

Post by laspo24 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:59 pm

How long does it take to receive COA after applying for RC lately?

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Post by noodles » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:33 am

I just got my EEA4 COA on friday 30th of July 2010, submitted since 11th of MAY 2010.

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COA recieved

Post by coconutsforme » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:01 am

I got my COA on the 6th of August , 1 month (or 4 weeks) after submitting an EEA4 application

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COA (Certificate of Approval) - Need Passport Back Urgently

Post by Zhonor » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:29 pm

Anyone know how fast I can get my fiance passport back urgently from Home Office as he needs to travel for his beloved grandmother's funeral?

Any comments/reply appreciated.

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Certificate of Approval

Post by Zhonor » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:46 pm

Just to update, fiancé got his passport back after 2 days and manage to arrive home for grandma's funeral.

As for the COA application, still in q I hope and next week will be week 14 (70 working days). Can they still keep my passport and not issue me my COA after week 14?

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Post by Xenia » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:44 pm

Hello there!
I've got a question about COA.
I received COA about a week ago, after applying EEA2
Does COA mean that I'll get Residence Card or it means only that HO got my documents ?
Thank You for any replying :)

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still waiting for coa

Post by UKgoodboy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:30 pm

noodles wrote:I just got my EEA4 COA on Friday 30th of July 2010, submitted since 11th of MAY 2010.
noodles, you were very lucky. i applied for my coa on 23 of June 2010. and still waiting (28 September 2010) and absolutely no news. may i ask you what is eea4.

and does anyone know that this procedure is affected by the nationality of the applicant?

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Post by sunshine29 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:40 pm

About 04-05 Weeks to get COA...

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Post by Zhonor » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:21 pm

HO has now changed the processing time for Certificate of Approval according to COA guidance from 70 working days to 180 working days!!

Looks like it's up to individual luck now who gets it fast and who doesn't :(

I'm still waiting for my coa to get married and all they can tell me is that it's outstanding!!! I can't believe it after 14 weeks, they still want to hold on to my application for god knows what reason!!!! Grrr!!!

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Post by 86ti » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:49 am

Do the posters here actually realise that this thread was opened for a query regarding a Certificate of Approval and not Certificate of Application (for an application under EEA regulations)?

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certificate of approval ... not certificate of application

Post by UKgoodboy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:41 am

It is now about 14 weeks since my application, and absolutely no news.

When I tried to call them before 14 weeks they said can't answer because it is not 14 weeks. and now, they say under process.

Does anyone know what HO do with these applications?

I learnt that HO has changed the processing time to 180 working days which unfortunately is true. They say in the website between 20 to 180 days. and also they say those ones that are not straight forward may take longer.

Does anyone know what does "not straight forward" mean?

they also say that 65% of the applications are done in 4 weeks. Does this mean that all of people who are here are the unluckiest 35%.

Please comment, this is just frustrating.

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certificate of approval not certificate of application

Post by UKgoodboy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:44 am

86ti wrote:Do the posters here actually realise that this thread was opened for a query regarding a Certificate of Approval and not Certificate of Application (for an application under EEA regulations)?
i meant certificate of approval.

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