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by babie_meg
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Landing Cards & Arrival Stamps-EEA Resident Card Holders
Replies: 98
Views: 41269

I welcome your experience as a +ve sign! Did the IO 'lead' in this encounter or did you have to remind him/her that you didn't have to fill a landing card/receive an entry stamp? P.S: I suspect that until you acquire BC or French citizenship you may be subject to occasional questioning at the UK bo...
by babie_meg
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Landing Cards & Arrival Stamps-EEA Resident Card Holders
Replies: 98
Views: 41269

I welcome your experience as a +ve sign! Did the IO 'lead' in this encounter or did you have to remind him/her that you didn't have to fill a landing card/receive an entry stamp? P.S: I suspect that until you acquire BC or French citizenship you may be subject to occasional questioning at the UK bo...
by babie_meg
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Non-EEA Overstayer with EU National – Advise SOS Please!
Replies: 33
Views: 12006

[quote="mastermind72"]Thanks again, I think this is what we will do: apply first for durable partnership and then apply for Certificate of Approval. The CoA should be issued earlier, so then we will get married and change the application from durable partnership to married. I have two more questions...
by babie_meg
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Non-EEA Overstayer with EU National – Advise SOS Please!
Replies: 33
Views: 12006

Thanks again, I think this is what we will do: apply first for durable partnership and then apply for Certificate of Approval. The CoA should be issued earlier, so then we will get married and change the application from durable partnership to married. I have two more questions please: 1. we spoke ...
by babie_meg
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Landing Cards & Arrival Stamps-EEA Resident Card Holders
Replies: 98
Views: 41269

My experience at Paris Gare du Nord yesterday was that I was not requred to fill in a landing card nor did the immigration officer put a stamp in my passport because I have the Residence Card. However, they did question me about my relationship with my French husband (he was with me at the time in t...
by babie_meg
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

Re: travelling when EEA2 application is still under process

hi all, my husband is an EU citizen and my eea2 application is still under process. i urgently needs to travel out of the country as i have lost my dad. my work permit is now expired , it then means that i currently do not have a valid visa. Please i really do need an advice on how i can return bac...
by babie_meg
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

Babie_meg, congratulations! May I ask how you contacted NWCSU? Coz I emailed them twice, once it was an automatic reply saying if the case was over 6 months, they would reply and give you a reference number; the other time which is on Tuesday, they didn't reply to me. I just emailed to the email ad...
by babie_meg
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

Sanu84 wrote: Hi guys, I just received my RC today. Woohoo!!! March 31 - Applications sent April 1 - Applications received by the HO May 8 - COA received (letter dated 28 April) May 17 - Requested passports back for a trip on 21 July June 9 - Passports received June 24 - Received letter from HO ask...
by babie_meg
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

Re: RC ARRIVED AT LAST

Hi All, at last l received my residence card today issued since 28/06/10. Thanks everybody for your support. Congrats!! But it's strange why it took them 1 month to post your RC to you if it was issued on 28 Jun!! I called HO today and was told my documents were sent out to me today and was given a...
by babie_meg
Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

Re: WHAT IS FINALIZATION?

Hi All, Can someone explain what is finalization dept all about? I was told my app has been decision since last two weeks till now not yet received my passport with RC. I called today n was told my app is in finalization dept. I think this is another concept of delay and bureaucracy. They are just ...
by babie_meg
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

I got a letter from my caseworker on 28 Jun asking me to return my passport to him and I was told my application was near completion. So I sent back my passport on 12 July and was received by UKBA on 13 July. Since then I have not heard anything. Does anyone know how long UKBA usually decide and sen...
by babie_meg
Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

Re: Help: received CoA, but need passport to travel

Thanks very much for your advice. I appreciate it. Just a few more question. What address should I use to write to the caseworker? I have her name, and the slip with the case reference no. So you think I shold just reply to Liverpool office with the a copy of the slip stating the team & case refere...
by babie_meg
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Landing Cards & Arrival Stamps-EEA Resident Card Holders
Replies: 98
Views: 41269

by the way, when you applied for your RC, did you just submit your marriage certificate and your husband's employment proof (payslips/employment contract)? did you have any troubles getting the RC? and why were you refused for FP? yeah I know.. I guess they will always have the power to question wh...
by babie_meg
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

Hi guys, I just received my RC today. Woohoo!!! March 31 - Applications sent April 1 - Applications received by the HO May 8 - COA received (letter dated 28 April) May 17 - Requested passports back for a trip on 21 July June 9 - Passports received June 24 - Received letter from HO asking only my pa...
by babie_meg
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Landing Cards & Arrival Stamps-EEA Resident Card Holders
Replies: 98
Views: 41269

The point is that when does the questioning stop? We have been living together for 2.5 years, married for 1, had just got back from venice after celebrating my birthday there and I have to come back to be england and be interrogated, even though I am in possession of an RC. I've already proven my e...
by babie_meg
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Landing Cards & Arrival Stamps-EEA Resident Card Holders
Replies: 98
Views: 41269

when you came to the UK, you were already married, right? while they detained you did they interview you and your husband separately to test if your marriage was genuine!? I don't know if they do this kind of thing at the border. Just want to be prepared what kind of questions they may ask.... Than...
by babie_meg
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

Yes i think it means that your RC is ready. The address to return your passport is the same as the one you sent your application. However, there are more information on it like department number, the code for the team and also the case reference number. yes I noticed the team and department code so...
by babie_meg
Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

My thoughts are that you should send you passport back so they can stick the RC in. That is the most important thing, would you not agree? The sooner you send the passport back, the sooner they can finalise your application and send your passport back to you. If they had your passport they wouldn't...
by babie_meg
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Landing Cards & Arrival Stamps-EEA Resident Card Holders
Replies: 98
Views: 41269

Hi babie_meg I've never been refused entry to the UK. When I was living in Spain I applied twice for an EEA FP and was refused both times. I came to England anyway and that's when I was held at the border for 4 hours. The senior IO who interviewed me was a complete arsehole and didn't know anything...
by babie_meg
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

I came to the UK in July 2009 by ferry from Spain. I also am a non visa national. I was held at the border for 4 hours whilst being questioned, but I had not previously been issued with an FP, whereas you have been. I'm sure you will get back in as you know your rights and can prove that you are a ...
by babie_meg
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

I came to the UK in July 2009 by ferry from Spain. I also am a non visa national. I was held at the border for 4 hours whilst being questioned, but I had not previously been issued with an FP, whereas you have been. I'm sure you will get back in as you know your rights and can prove that you are a ...
by babie_meg
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Landing Cards & Arrival Stamps-EEA Resident Card Holders
Replies: 98
Views: 41269

I came back to Gatwick from a holiday in Italy with my EEA husband in the first week of May. I went through all other passports, and had filled in a landing card. I was questioned for 5 minutes at the counter (what's my husband's name, where is he from, what is his date of birth, why do I have an E...
by babie_meg
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

You have the right of free movement regardless of whether you have an EEA FP or not. Take you COA with you which proves your application is under consideration. You do not need an EEA FP to enter the UK, but you will need to prove that you are a family member of an EEA National. Take a copy of your...
by babie_meg
Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

Hi Like you I also requested my passport back to travel after I received my CoA and am stilling waiting for my RC. I got my passport back last week and am going to travel next weekend. I was wondering, how did you get back into the UK without a Residence Card? When I got my passport back from HO th...
by babie_meg
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1379176

My thoughts are that you should send you passport back so they can stick the RC in. That is the most important thing, would you not agree? The sooner you send the passport back, the sooner they can finalise your application and send your passport back to you. If they had your passport they wouldn't...
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