with Interest i have read a few of the recent topics related to the EU1 residence application for the spouses of Non-EU citizens.
Has anyone already gotten a decission? I am just curious, as I am currently waiting for my wifes to come through, and it seems to take forever:
My story is as follows:
I know my wife for more then 5 years, she had been visiting Ireland on Tourist Visas in the past, and in July we finally got married in her home country. Due to some needed and not available paperwork we knew in advance that the marriage would not be legally recognised here, and so we already applied for an appointment to serve notice in april. We received an appointment in september.
In her home country she applied for a visa with the Reason"Marriage". She was issued with a 3 month tourist visa.
She arrived here in July. In the first week we went to the Immigration Office in Dublin, where they told us that we have to apply with the EU1 form. As we had all the papers together (previous Visas, Relationship History, Photos of our wedding in her home country, our wedding invitations, copies of partner Credit Cards, Phone Bills, Letters, copies of Notice form from Dublin Registrar office etc.) we applied the next day.
- Applied with EU1 form at the end of July 2006
- We never received the Receipt confirmation, but we know they received
- got passports returned on request
- got 69 number via Phone
- got married in Ireland in October
- sent in Marriage certificate as further supporting evidence
and now we are waiting. By our calculation we could wait until the end of January (full 6 months), but my wife is already getting bored to death.
The Visa has run out, but according to Immigration she can stay until EU1 has been processed, but the Visa cannot be extended. In addition to that we cannot leave the country to go on honeymoon, as they won't issue her with a re-entry permit, as she has no green card yet. Pain in the backside the whole thing...
Did anyone apply via the EU1 procedure and already got approved? What was your timeline?
Thanks for your input...