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by zen63
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: eea2 wait
Replies: 913
Views: 235880

Six Months was up today. Contacted them on the phone - was told that it may take a year, and our application has not been opened yet. Have written the usual complaints to Solvit and NWCSU@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk. There must be some other course of action to force the UKBA to get its self sorted out, o...
by zen63
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: About EU Fam Visa After EU Court Decision on 25th July 08
Replies: 32
Views: 7727

Here is an amusing one. My wife and I will be moving to the UK in the next few months, im expanding my business and opening an office in London. It took us two and a half years to get the proper EUFam card from the Irish. It took only one and a half days to get a UK settlement visa from Dublin. Amaz...
by zen63
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: About EU Fam Visa After EU Court Decision on 25th July 08
Replies: 32
Views: 7727

Actually make that 10 round trips as we had to collect the visas also. Thats 1000e in fuel alone.
by zen63
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: About EU Fam Visa After EU Court Decision on 25th July 08
Replies: 32
Views: 7727

Five trips from Cork to Dublin to obtain schengan visas - loss of earnings for those days, travel expenses.

Im not sure if pain and suffering will work here - but there has been a lot of that also
by zen63
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: About EU Fam Visa After EU Court Decision on 25th July 08
Replies: 32
Views: 7727

My wifes card would be due for its second renewal in November. Rather than wait for this - I sent a threatening registered letter to the INIS giving them two weeks to issue documens for a 5 year EUFam card in light of recent court finding. Within the week these arrived. Im now pondering if its possi...
by zen63
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Renewal of Stamp 4 after failure to get original 5 years EU1
Replies: 14
Views: 8190

Just go to your local immigration office in the police station with the original letter that you recieved last year - proof of address and your spouses employment - they will give you the renewed card then and there.

Dont worry about this - we have already done it with no problems.
by zen63
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: How have you been treated at GNIB registration offices?
Replies: 9
Views: 2809

Cork GNIB were very understanding and even renewed it early becuase of an upcoming holiday.
by zen63
Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Direct and Indirect Action
Replies: 10
Views: 3354

Im British, thats where i was born and thats where my family come from. Why would i want to become Irish?
by zen63
Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Direct and Indirect Action
Replies: 10
Views: 3354

I visited the local cork GNIB today and they will give my wife a new one year card directly as we got the initial one year letter from the Dept/Jus

No further EU1 form is required - thank god for this small mercy
by zen63
Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Direct and Indirect Action
Replies: 10
Views: 3354

Direct and Indirect Action

I’m not quite sure if this is a rant brought on before I visit the GNIB later today. My wife was denied EU1 residence a year ago, but granted permission to remain for a year. Today we must find out if her card can be renewed via the GNIB or if the whole EU1 nightmare will start again. This has giv...
by zen63
Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Stamp 4 renewal after being granted through EU1
Replies: 9
Views: 2986

We applied for the EU1, and received a letter stating in a 'round about way' that although residence was denied due to my wife not residing elsewhere in the EU, they would give her permission to remain for another year, and this could be renewed later. Im sick of the whole clusterf**k that is the De...
by zen63
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Stamp 4 renewal after being granted through EU1
Replies: 9
Views: 2986

We will be in this situation in two months time - and according to the GNIB when we got the first year stamp, it should simply be a case of visiting the GNIB and getting a further year or four year card direct from them. We were told that there would be no further EU1 forms to be filled. God help th...
by zen63
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: EU court Case on Friday - how long to implement changes?
Replies: 25
Views: 10875

When we get notice of the decision - i think we should organise a standardised letter - demanding action within x number of weeks.

If this is not responded to take it as a group of individuals to the European Commission directly.
by zen63
Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court case - Directive/2004/38/EC
Replies: 46
Views: 19056

Update from SOLVIT: The Irish SOLVIT Centre have received confirmation from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform that a decision is due on the High Court case on the 27th April 2007. The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform have also informed us that, a decision was made with...
by zen63
Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: EU 1 - Has anyone got a response in the last 4 weeks?
Replies: 346
Views: 113735

I just got a response from SOLVIT on this issue: The Irish SOLVIT Centre have received confirmation from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform that a decision is due on the High Court case on the 27th April 2007. The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform have also informed us t...
by zen63
Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court case - Directive/2004/38/EC
Replies: 46
Views: 19056

dsab85 - its almost certainly just a one year letter instead of the 5 year one that you were expecting. It means your wife can stay, can work, can leave the country.

It just means that after one year she has to go directly to the GNIB for a renewal 4 year card.
by zen63
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: EU 1 - Has anyone got a response in the last 4 weeks?
Replies: 346
Views: 113735

dsab85 did you get a one year permission on this letter, as my wife got the same rejection for the same reason but the GNIB still gave a one year card. I just finished a large job which has kept me very very busy for the past few months. Starting on monday i have lots of time available to enforce my...
by zen63
Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Anyone know where i can find an immigration lawyer in cork ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Hi Birdy,

Im in cork also, and have had exactly the same problems with the DOJ, im speaking with my lawyer later today, so I will ask him if we is handling these cases.

If he says its OK I will post his details here later,

Good Luck,

J
by zen63
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Schengen visa to Netherlands.
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

We got one three weeks ago and it was for a month. It was single entry - and it was my wives second one
by zen63
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Dept/Justice EU1 Problems? Guide to dealing with them.
Replies: 14
Views: 10447

Hi DNT,

Thats the core of the problem - she lived in Russia before we got married and only travelled to Ireland after our marriage.

The Irish interpretation of the law does not consider this situation to be worthy of a 5 year card as specified by the EU directive.
by zen63
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: EU1 Application not proceesed within 6 months... what now?
Replies: 24
Views: 15161

dsab85 - we were in the same situation in that my wife did not live in the EU prior to us getting married, nor did we marry in the EU. We received a years residence card at the end of last year and are currently working with solvit to get this upgraded to a full 5 year card which will function as a ...
by zen63
Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: EU Treaty Rights Section taken to court - all EU1 on hold !?
Replies: 3
Views: 3241

SOLVIT were not aware of this legal case - or if they were could not tell me any details regarding it.

Any one have any further news?
by zen63
Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Dept/Justice EU1 Problems? Guide to dealing with them.
Replies: 14
Views: 10447

SOLVIT are further reviewing the case and following the Dept/J letter will seek further clarification.

I'm still in a wait and see position :(

Will update when I have more more news.
by zen63
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: EU Treaty Rights Section taken to court - all EU1 on hold !?
Replies: 3
Views: 3241

Hmmmm interesting.

Anyone know how we can get more information on this? I will call SOLVIT on monday and ask - but i would love to hear any other news that members may have?
by zen63
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Dept/Justice EU1 Problems? Guide to dealing with them.
Replies: 14
Views: 10447

Irish law seems to say that the Residence card should be issued for 5 years. Is there other Irish law that applies also? The Dept/Jus use Regulations 3(2) of European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2006 to remove their EU obligations in the case of all but those legally resident ...
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