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vikem
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Certificate of Approval (COA) waiting times 2010

Post by vikem » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:45 am

Hi,
I was wondering if you can share your experiences oon COA process? How long it takes to get the COA, i suppose it is not as long as the previous years.

Belluci
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COA delay

Post by Belluci » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:27 am

I've been waiting for COA 6 weeks already .I applied on 12th May until now I'm still waiting for my luck. :?

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Post by vadimvin » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:39 pm

2 weeks :-)
Prepared for longer :oops:

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COA WAITING TIME

Post by dammykay » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:44 pm

Hi,

Have applied for EEA4 SINCE 11TH MAY TILL NOT NO COA

PLEASE HELP

vadimvin
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Re: COA WAITING TIME

Post by vadimvin » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:23 pm

dammykay wrote:Hi,

Have applied for EEA4 SINCE 11TH MAY TILL NOT NO COA

PLEASE HELP
Why you do not call them?

P.S. Have information from another forum, the waiting time for EEA 4 is getting better, 3-4 months, even one lady received EEA4 in 2.5 months!

Keep us updated.

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Re: COA WAITING TIME

Post by vegeta_2009 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:20 pm

i have been waiting for 8 weeks exactly, no mention of how much longer it is gonna take, where can i complain? i havent used a solicitor, shall i ask for my documents back?

dammykay
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COA WAITING TIME

Post by dammykay » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:46 pm

WHICH FORUM

jajanana
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Post by jajanana » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:13 am

Why are people using solicitor for EEA2?
Waste of money.

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Post by jajanana » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:15 am

You guys should call HO and tell them that they are breaking the two weeks rule for the issue of COA.

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Re: Certificate of Approval (COA) waiting times 2010

Post by 677ano » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:02 am

vikem wrote:Hi,
I was wondering if you can share your experiences oon COA process? How long it takes to get the COA, i suppose it is not as long as the previous years.
certificate of approval(COA) to get married takes 6 weeks and it is different from EEA certificate of applicaton (COA).
we can all change our stars

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Post by 677ano » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:05 am

jajanana wrote:You guys should call HO and tell them that they are breaking the two weeks rule for the issue of COA.
It is not stated any where in the EU directive that COA should be issued within 2 weeks it explicitly say immediately the application is received by the HO
we can all change our stars

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Re: COA delay

Post by 677ano » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:06 am

Belluci wrote:I've been waiting for COA 6 weeks already .I applied on 12th May until now I'm still waiting for my luck. :?
You need to get on the phone and keep calling the HO
we can all change our stars

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Re: COA delay

Post by 677ano » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:06 am

Belluci wrote:I've been waiting for COA 6 weeks already .I applied on 12th May until now I'm still waiting for my luck. :?
You need to get on the phone and keep calling the HO
we can all change our stars

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Post by 677ano » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:08 am

jajanana wrote:Why are people using solicitor for EEA2?
Waste of money.
I believe it depends on their circumstance
we can all change our stars

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Re: COA WAITING TIME

Post by 677ano » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:09 am

dammykay wrote:Hi,

Have applied for EEA4 SINCE 11TH MAY TILL NOT NO COA

PLEASE HELP
pick up your phone and keep calling them
we can all change our stars

Belluci
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COA Recieved

Post by Belluci » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:05 pm

I recieve my COA finally after 6 weeks waiting , now couting down to my RC :)

Applied 11/05/2010
HO recieved 12/05/2010
COA recieve 23/06/2010 ( Date on COA 18/06/2010)

Good luck to all :D

dammykay
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COA WAITING TIME

Post by dammykay » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:42 pm

THIS IS GOOD NEWS WHICH MEANS I WILL GET MINE SOON

WILL KEEP U INFORM

CHEERS

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Re: COA WAITING TIME

Post by vegeta_2009 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:51 am

i applied back in april and they still havent received anything! my application is more complicated (Retention of rights), i am contacting my mp

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Post by vadimvin » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:12 pm

677ano wrote:
jajanana wrote:You guys should call HO and tell them that they are breaking the two weeks rule for the issue of COA.
It is not stated any where in the EU directive that COA should be issued within 2 weeks it explicitly say immediately the application is received by the HO
The same as EEA3, theoretically they should issue EEA3 immediately, EEA4 up to 6 months.
When do you think it worth calling for COA, 2 weeks?

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Still waiting for COA

Post by rallam » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:21 am

Hi,
I applied for my COA (cert of approval) on May 10, received letter from HO dated 11/05 stating that my case has been forwarded to a case worker. I'm getting married on August 14, 2010 and we need to give notice to the registrar on or before 28th July.
What is the average processing time of COA these days as I see that it is varying between 6-8 weeks as per some forum posts.
What are the chances that I will get the COA before 28th July?

I'm on 3 years Tier 1 and hence I assume that mine is a straight forward case for COA, however I recently moved to the UK (April 2010) so not sure if that really matters. Please advise or share your experiences on your COA.

I also requested for return of my passport as I need to go back to my home country (on business) asap, but no reponse from HO even after 15 working days on this request.

Still waiting to hear from HO
Good luck to all

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