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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Casa » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:19 pm

Branok wrote:
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I'm from Germany and she is from Argentina.

I asked a friend who recently got married and they didn't need to show anything on the day but then again they are both British.
That's the difference! :idea:
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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Branok » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:29 pm

Update:

We gave notice of intent to marry a few days ago. The registrar was polite and explained all procedures etc. He also confirmed that they will not ask for the passports again.

A few interesting things from the chat with him:

* They will not ask to see the passports again
* Home office has apparently recently started to pick up people for deportation BEFORE the interview stage
* A genuine couple with children who passed the interview was recently picked up and deported on the wedding day
* He reckon they only do this with people who are not currently reporting to the home office

So I'm sh*tting myself a little bit at the moment as we don't have a pending case. If we were to send in an EEA EFM application and refer to Lounes, will that been seen as we are trying to frustrate them and buying time?

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Branok » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:33 pm

Update:

On the very last day of the 28 day notice it got extended to 70, we have given them the things they asked for so now it's a waiting game to see if there will be an interview or a good morning raid.

We did file an EEA EFM application so we have something pending now. Will be interesting to see the reply to it.

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by eu guru » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:24 am

How did things go with you. Did you already got married

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Branok » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:15 pm

We haven’t heard anything back yet, neither from the EFM application nor the marriage notice. Got another 2weeks on the 70days notice.

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by eu guru » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:57 am

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We haven’t heard anything back yet, neither from the EFM application nor the marriage notice. Got another 2weeks on the 70days notice.
Oh dear am in the same shoes like you guys. Today i got a letter saying notice extended to 70 days.

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Branok » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:20 pm

It's stressful but I think it is almost automatic to get it extended in our situations. I hope it goes smooth for you. I'll update when I get the result of ours, a bit over a week to go...

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by eu guru » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:50 am

Oh dear, did they ask you to reply with your details to an email? It’s very stressful indeed. Although I have a pending application on the FLR fp basis but I still can’t imagine the questioning they will be throwing g at me and my fiancé. I guess they didn’t invite your interview as it is just a week to go they might as well not

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Branok » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:49 am

The letter asking for details over email is a standard template letter that they send to everyone so it doesn't mean that they will interview you.

As your partner is Portuguese and you have lived together for almost 2 years plus having children here I think you will be fine. If they were to pick you up they would have to accelerate your applications for free and you have several open paths so they would probably rather look for an easier battle to spend their budget on...

Worst case scenario you will be asked to leave, then you will just get married outside of UK and come back with an EEA FP in a couple of months. Either way you will be sorted by xmas, it's stressful but you will get there!

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Branok » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:33 pm

We got the "You have complied with the investigation" letter a few days after the 70th day of notice. It was dated on the 65th day. No interview or visit.

Now to arrange the wedding. Obviously the letter doesn't mean that they will not interfere and stop the ceremony. So we don't really want to invite loads of friends&family, book a big party etc just to be dragged away by immigration officers before it even starts...

Would us having a ceremony of just two close friends as witnesses count against us in a future application?

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by eu guru » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:46 pm

Congrats to you both. I don’t think they will or can still interfere into you getting married but if to be rest assured you can change the date and time of the wedding with the registrar. Also there’s no way they can use the number of your guests against you when making the application. You are at liberty to arrange a private ceremony the way you deem fit. Be bold be full of courage and ready to go. You do be fine. For me am counting days too waiting

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Branok » Thu May 17, 2018 8:39 am

Update:

EEA FM application granted under Lounes before I had a chance to send in the marriage certificate.

All sorted :)

Thank you all for you help!

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Branok » Thu May 17, 2018 8:55 am

Branok wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:39 am
Update:

EEA FM application granted under Lounes before I had a chance to send in the marriage certificate.

All sorted :)

Thank you all for you help!
Sorry, EEA EFM application

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by bathanza » Fri May 18, 2018 11:43 am

What a great turn around! After all the stress, I'm very happy for you both. :) EEA has simply worked in your favour. Congratulations

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by eu guru » Sat May 19, 2018 12:11 am

Congrats to you both

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by coolnoman88 » Sat May 19, 2018 2:00 am

Hi i m in same situation eea(fm)pending and we have given marriage interview and interview refuse just because we have not provided original tenancy agreement and bank statment.As they have given very short notice so we got statment from bank n stamped on it but they havent accepted and tenancy agreement was issued on my brother name as we are living in brother house.Now they have put me on reporting and retained my passport as well.

Can anyone please help what to do next?

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Branok » Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm

bathanza wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:43 am
What a great turn around! After all the stress, I'm very happy for you both. :) EEA has simply worked in your favour. Congratulations
Thank you, still can't really believe it. Should have seen our faces when DX delivery turned up unannounced at 9am with the card and then Royal Mail with the passports 30min later.
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Congrats to you both
Thank you, looking forward to read your update when all is sorted for you too!

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Re: Notice of marriage and pending applications

Post by Branok » Sun May 20, 2018 7:23 pm

coolnoman88 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:00 am
Hi i m in same situation eea(fm)pending and we have given marriage interview and interview refuse just because we have not provided original tenancy agreement and bank statment.As they have given very short notice so we got statment from bank n stamped on it but they havent accepted and tenancy agreement was issued on my brother name as we are living in brother house.Now they have put me on reporting and retained my passport as well.

Can anyone please help what to do next?
Try to post a new thread in the EEA forum, you will get much better visibility and there are lots of people in the same situation so someone is bound to be able to help you there.

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