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by dormice
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: The steep and winding road to citizenship...
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Thank you for the reply. I suppose I am in shock due to how difficult the process had been so far (hassle with CSI during PR application, then the failed payment of the fee due surely to a mistake on their part, now this letter at the least opportune moment). I will ask my relative to reply and I'm ...
by dormice
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: The steep and winding road to citizenship...
Replies: 4
Views: 850

The steep and winding road to citizenship...

Hello all, I first joined this forum when I was applying for my PR (a long and suffered process -the thread is in the EEA section but I'm not sure how to paste a link). Anyway; I did get my PR in the end and proceeded to apply for naturalisation via the NCS route. To summarise my previous history: E...
by dormice
Fri May 25, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Thank you Jambo for your advice. Unfortunately, it did not work. I tried your option 2 then 1, but was subjected to a long message saying 'all applications are subject to enquiry.... cannot provide progress reports for applications less than 6 months... got o website.... then they say 'this call wil...
by dormice
Thu May 24, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

The nightmare continues...

This is now beyond the joke. Not funny at all anymore, just makes me want to cry in fact. I applied via NCS in early April. All seemed fine. I wait and wait and no money is taken out of my credit card. I call the bank and ask, has an attempt been made by UKBA/HO to take the money? They say no, none ...
by dormice
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Managed to book an appointment with a different NCS; I had completely lost faith in the one I referred to above and I'm not in the mood to turn up for the appointment only to get into a discussion. Would still very much like to talk to someone in UKBA to hear it from them about the 3-year thingie, j...
by dormice
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

i should add a detail. When they said 5 years I thought ok, if they are so stubborn I'll get the GP letter after all (I've been with this same GP for about 5 years) but they said that they need payslips for 5 years so basically not only they want 5 years but they seem to apply stricter criteria as t...
by dormice
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Yes Jambo I did explain this to them but they say that this is not sufficient. They were really adamant. They said Eu applications are much more complex than no-EU application so I have to provide extra proof (i.e. 5 years instead of 3; actually at one point they even said I need to provide 6 years'...
by dormice
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Emotional

Well, I decided to play it safe and not bother with the doctor's letter and book an appointment for early april. That way I will have 3 full years' worth of payslips. This combined with the fact that I received my PR back in December and I am married to a Brit should, I thought, make the application...
by dormice
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Thank you Jambo.

I don't have utility bills as these are mainly in my hubby's name; I have a mountain of bank statements but they said they won't take those. Will try the GP then.

The 5-day rule is interesting. Guide to form AN doesn't specify the number of days so this is helpful.
by dormice
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

I'm in total agreement with plum. I thought my post was clear but I guess it wasn't. A PR and 1-2 P60 would do the job. You don't really need to provide evidence from your PR date until the application and you definitely don't need to wait until April. Apply tomorrow if you wish. Ok, me again, plea...
by dormice
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Absolutely; I've guarded my pass certificate like a hawk :)
by dormice
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Thanks, this reassures me no end.

What about my 'ancient' Life in the UK pass test? Will it do?
by dormice
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Eu smiles, I didn’t do anything very different, just added a covering letter, deducted A LOT of the papers I had sent the first time, and generally made the whole package much lighter and with easy-to-find, VERY well-labelled documents.. .. the first time I tried I sent them half my filing cabinet! ...
by dormice
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Me again, for got to ask another thing! I took the Life in the UK test in December 2008, is it still valid? I read in this website that it is but my case is pretty extreme (over 3 years old!) so it would be nice to have confirmation. I have written to UKBA with this very question but so far they hav...
by dormice
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Your interpretation is correct. 2.4 is needed to prove PR. It is not needed if you have a PR confirmation. as you rightly said, being married to a Brit means that your residential period required is 3 year. Forgive me for being thick but this is an expensive application s I better get it 100% right...
by dormice
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Filling the An Form...

Ok, me again. I'm not sure if I should post this in this thread or whether I should open another one in the Citizenship section. I hope it is ok if I simply continue on the same thread. I am now 'studying' Form An, to apply for Naturalisation. My PR card has arrived (has a December 2011 date), and I...
by dormice
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: HAD PR APPLICATION APPROVED WHEN RELYING ON EHIC CARD ONLY?
Replies: 9
Views: 2330

I have been accepted with an EHIC, but mine did not cover for a full 5 years as I have also worked, so my EHIC was to cover a period of 4 months followed by work then followed by 18 months on the EHIC.

I hope this helps!
by dormice
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

I have returned from holiday and have received an amazing Christmas present.... my PR card!

Someone finally saw sense and my application has gone through at last!

I'm very very happy and I'm already thinking about the next step (AN form); my head is full of questions, so brace yourselves :)
by dormice
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

I wasn't inconvenienced by the 'British husband' discussion, although I'm not sure I fully understand it yet! In any case, just to update those who have followed this discussion, I have re-sent my application for EEA; I have included all of the documents requested plus a cover letter; the parcel is ...
by dormice
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

I had saved my previous -now desaparecido- post in Word so I'm copying it below: *** I take your points. As I said before, I will continue working on the EEA3 route. However, I would like to understand how what Greenie and Jambo suggest. Greenie said I can apply for ILR from outside the UK. Yes, I h...
by dormice
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Yep, was wondering the same; my last post has disappeared too... odd!
by dormice
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Well, I’m glad we’re all in agreement now on the ‘married to a Brit’ question. I had said in one of my firsts posts that I didn’t think it was possible, so now we’ve gone full circle on that particular issue. The situation regarding spouses is frankly absurd, because the regulations as t...
by dormice
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

I don't hold a 'spouse visa', never had (I'm EEA, we don't have to).

Can you please point me to the actual ILR form?
by dormice
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

Greenie , this is how I read things too. Form AN can be completed only after obtaining proof of freedom from immigration restrictions (PR or ILR). What I was looking for is the form to use as a EEA spouse of a British citizen in order to get ILR. THEN, having obtained ILR, I would be able to submit...
by dormice
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA3 refused (in the space of 2 weeks!) What now?
Replies: 88
Views: 13845

I will reapply this week for PR; will have to re-organise the material in a better way, perhaps weed out unnecessary documents, and prepare a covering letter. In the meantime….. Let’s explore the marriage-to-Brit route as suggested by EUsmiles. It is easier and shorter after all, so why not. Aft...
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