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by craftynick
Wed May 23, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: can my thai wife apply for irish citizenship or residence ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4803

I have been trying to find out more or less the same info too. I live in Belfast with my husband, I am an Irish passport holder, he is Nigerian but on 5 year UK residency permit issued under EU law. We have been married for 4 years so meet that qualification. We would like now to see about applying ...
by craftynick
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Refused boarding for non-eu spouse without Schengen
Replies: 23
Views: 10990

Of course, they refused boarding... I guess what craftynick means is that her husband was refused boarding, while she herself was not. Technically she would have been allowed to fly, leaving her husband behind. Since her husband was legally allowed to board, but Easyjet refused, it´s a bit steep th...
by craftynick
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: E.U States Allowing Visa free Travel-E.U Fam&Residence c
Replies: 455
Views: 196470

come back with a response within a week - i await their response :) Their response should include a full refund of the funds you paid, an offer for a complimentary return flight + compensation of some kind. In all other cases I´d sue them. You should probably win! Rgds + let us know! Christian Got ...
by craftynick
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Refused boarding for non-eu spouse without Schengen
Replies: 23
Views: 10990

Just on an update on this - Easyjet have come back & said that although it is still the fault of the Dutch authorities (no mention of his residency being out of date this time!!) they have offered - To refund his flight To credit my flight towards another Easyjet flight, as they cannot offer refund ...
by craftynick
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Does Nationality matter for Non EU spouse travelling in EU
Replies: 21
Views: 4259

Yeah I acted all nice when I got them to confirm everything in writing & didnt mention courts etc until I had all i needed. Because they are trying to say now that his residency was out of date I had an email from their escalation team this morning asking me to send a copy of our travel documents w...
by craftynick
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Does Nationality matter for Non EU spouse travelling in EU
Replies: 21
Views: 4259

Yeah I acted all nice when I got them to confirm everything in writing & didnt mention courts etc until I had all i needed. Because they are trying to say now that his residency was out of date I had an email from their escalation team this morning asking me to send a copy of our travel documents wh...
by craftynick
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Refused boarding for non-eu spouse without Schengen
Replies: 23
Views: 10990

In this case, its not the fault of Dutch Embassy or the European Commission. This is the fault of Easyjet for not training and educating their staff. The airlines have a manual called TIM, the online version is called TIMATIC this manual details all legal visa and health requirements. Here is what ...
by craftynick
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: E.U States Allowing Visa free Travel-E.U Fam&Residence c
Replies: 455
Views: 196470

Easyjet have now replied with their reasons for refusing him boarding 1. Mr G did not have a Schenghan Visa to permit travel (which obviously under directive 200/38/EC he shouldnt have needed) 2. Mr G also only had a residence document for Liverpool and his UK entry clearance was out of date. (This ...
by craftynick
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Does Nationality matter for Non EU spouse travelling in EU
Replies: 21
Views: 4259

Easyjet have now replied to my email, the said the reasons that he was refused were - 1. Mr George did not have a Schenghan Visa to permit travel. (obviously this shouldnt have been needed under 2004/38/EC 2. Mr George also only had a residence document for Liverpool and his UK entry clearance was o...
by craftynick
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: naturalisation for my thai wife, we are living in belfast.
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

I am also in a very similar situation as I live in Northern Ireland, so can have dual citizenship, and my husband is Nigerian. He also has a 5 year UK residency applied for under EU law & we are both currently working. I was concerned that because his residency is UK and not Irish this could affect ...
by craftynick
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Refused boarding for non-eu spouse without Schengen
Replies: 23
Views: 10990

I actually think now that i have calmed down i have realised their mistake. Even though we were both booked to travel on the same booking & both presented our passports together the women behind the check in desk couldnt find the book explaining about the regulations, thats why she went to her manag...
by craftynick
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: E.U States Allowing Visa free Travel-E.U Fam&Residence c
Replies: 455
Views: 196470

Thats my concern, although i have kept our bus tickets to the airport they do not have our names on them. I am thinking of going back out to the airport tomorrow to get it in writing why he was denied, even though i have now emailed easyjet, do you think this is a wise idea??
by craftynick
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Does Nationality matter for Non EU spouse travelling in EU
Replies: 21
Views: 4259

Trust me im as far from a quiet mouse as you can get, as soon as i get clarification that they were in the wrong I will do everything possible to make them pay for it, not only for myself who has had had her wedding anniversary/christmas pressie to my husband ruined at an expensive & humiliating cos...
by craftynick
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Refused boarding for non-eu spouse without Schengen
Replies: 23
Views: 10990

Refused boarding for non-eu spouse without Schengen

Just a word of warning for those planning to travel with their non-eu spouses holding a residence permit under directive 2004/18/EC - I am Irish & my husband is Nigerian & has a UK resident card. We were due to fly out to Amsterdam this morning, just in case of any issues I brought with me the print...
by craftynick
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Does Nationality matter for Non EU spouse travelling in EU
Replies: 21
Views: 4259

Thank you for your replies. Yes my husband was with me & I showed the Easyjet manager the print out from the Dutch embassy website that stated clearly that as his residency card stated that he was a family member of an EU person (or whatever the correct wording is) that he was freely entitled to tra...
by craftynick
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: E.U States Allowing Visa free Travel-E.U Fam&Residence c
Replies: 455
Views: 196470

Hi ca.funke, thank you for your confirmation that we were in the right. They really made me doubt myself when it happened but I knew deep down that he had the right to travel with me. And nope I will certainly not be letting this lie, in my email to the dutch embassy I have asked them to show me exa...
by craftynick
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: E.U States Allowing Visa free Travel-E.U Fam&Residence c
Replies: 455
Views: 196470

Hi, I am Irish & my husband is Nigerian & has a UK resident card that states that he is a family member of EU National. We were due to fly out to Amsterdam this morning & I had our marriage cert with us & also the print out from the Dutch embassy stating that as a holder of the resident card & trave...
by craftynick
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Does Nationality matter for Non EU spouse travelling in EU
Replies: 21
Views: 4259

Does Nationality matter for Non EU spouse travelling in EU

Hi, I am Irish & my husband is Nigerian & has a UK resident card. We were due to fly out to Amsterdam this morning & I had our marriage cert with us & also the print out from the Dutch embassy stating that as a holder of the resident card & travelling with me he did not need a visa. However Easyjet ...
by craftynick
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: How to get apostille for marriage cert for Schengen visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

This is all really helpful thank you! With regards to travelling to an easier country eg Germany, that was actually a country we have been considering its just that we have friends still in spain, but as this trip is for our wedding anniversary id just be happy to get anywhere! However without this ...
by craftynick
Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: How to get apostille for marriage cert for Schengen visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

I have tried emailing them & calling but think ill keep on trying as id rather that than have to send off our marriage cert

Again, thanks for your help
by craftynick
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: How to get apostille for marriage cert for Schengen visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

Thanks for your reply, its been very difficult to find information on this & unfortunately thats the answer i thought it was likely to be :(

Im assuming it would have to be issued in Nigeria itself & not by the Nigerian embassy then in UK?
by craftynick
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: How to get apostille for marriage cert for Schengen visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

How to get apostille for marriage cert for Schengen visa

Hi. Im an Irish citizen living in Northern Ireland with my non-EU spouse (he is Nigerian). We wanted to apply for schengen visa to travel for a holiday to spain, the Spanish embassy 1st said that we could travel there together without a visa as he has a 5yr Residency card in his passport but after r...
by craftynick
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1368575

Great news, my husbands 5 year residency arrived today, it was posted 1 month ago & then "lost" for 3 days by Royal Mail, but hey we have it now which is all that matters 7th August - sent EEA2 form 4 September - COA Recieved 7 Dec - EEA2 issued by Home Office 7 Jan - Arrived at our house (but not c...
by craftynick
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1368575

We applied for my husbands residency in August & got COA in September. I had expected to wait until at least February to hear anything but then i started reading on here of people getting theirs in 4 months & hopes began to rise. Today a card has been left by Royal Mail to say there is a package tha...
by craftynick
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1368575

My husband's COA arrived today. We posted it on 11 August and it arrived on 04 September, taking less than 4 weeks, i was very surprised it arrived so quickly. Here's hoping his RC is as quick (though not getting my hopes up!!)
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