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by skele
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Turkey to Bulgaria without Schengen visa
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Turkey to Bulgaria without Schengen visa

Does anyone know if it is possible for a British national with a third country national spouse, to leave Turkey by walking accross the border into Bulgaria and getting a Schengen visa stamped into your passport on the Bulgarian side?
by skele
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Refused boarding for non-eu spouse without Schengen
Replies: 23
Views: 11059

Boarding refused

My husband and I live in France under freedom of movement, I am a British citizen, he is third country national. We were due to fly to Birmingham International on Christmas Eve of 2010 and after checking in, going through passport control and passing the boarding gate, my husband was pulled aside an...
by skele
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Entry into the UK with a family member residence card
Replies: 44
Views: 7935

i've complained to everybody, no one's interested. I wrote to the UKBA five times, they won't even reply. I went to the British Embassy in Paris, three people told me to look at the website and the last person turned their back on me and walked away and the security guard came over.
by skele
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Name and picture of each member state's Residence Card
Replies: 21
Views: 39648

Wow, so they're all completely different! My husband has one for France which is again different to the rest, shouldn't they all look the same? Don't have access to a scanner at the moment to put it on here, will try to at some point.
by skele
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Entry into the UK with a family member residence card
Replies: 44
Views: 7935

I had the same problem and the EU kept telling me they were aware of it, had had meetings etc with the UK and were waiting for response. They never got back to me after the deadline so I went back to them and they couldn't tell me anything, it's a farce.
by skele
Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Breach of 2004/38/EC: how to value compensation amounts?
Replies: 47
Views: 6286

My husband and I were due to go to the UK from France for Christmas on Christmas eve, my husband got past the boarding gate then pulled aside by an official and told "your spouse can go but you can't, do you want her to go without you", because he didn't have a visa. By law he did not require a visa...
by skele
Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Breach of 2004/38/EC: how to value compensation amounts?
Replies: 47
Views: 6286

It's the three month visa you need, end of story. Anything else they tell you is just more delaying tactics, if you apply for long term then they'll tell you it's your own fault for applying for the wrong visa. Embassy staff are not trained to deal with EU regulations because they don't want them to...
by skele
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Criteria for UK passport holders emigrating to France?
Replies: 11
Views: 2067

SRAQAI, i totally understand your frustration and what you're going through right now and if you'd just had an email from UK SOLVIT, i understand how you must have been blowing a gasket at that particular moment! Was your email from Chris by any chance?! Please do get in touch, if I can help you in ...
by skele
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Breach of 2004/38/EC: how to value compensation amounts?
Replies: 47
Views: 6286

Hi Mastermind, the EU are not interested, I wrote to pretty much everyone, on every level, most don't even bother to respond. The complaints division/ombudsman whatever are not taking things any further if you get the visa in the end. I wrote to every MEP in London, no one is interested, which is wh...
by skele
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: 2004/38/EC Cases: complaints of breach by member states
Replies: 10
Views: 2637

SRAQAI it was me who suggested everyone get together on this! I have replied to you on your other thread. If you want to contact me, my email address is skelehutton@hotmail.com. Same goes for anyone else in the same situation, not just with France but any EU country. Please get in touch, enough is e...
by skele
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Breach of 2004/38/EC: how to value compensation amounts?
Replies: 47
Views: 6286

SRAQAI, best of luck if you can afford to take France to court! I would love to do the same as would many others. France seem to be the worst with lying and obstructing these visas. I am from the UK and was moving to France with my Tunisian husband and spent four months in Tunisia fighting the Frenc...
by skele
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Criteria for UK passport holders emigrating to France?
Replies: 11
Views: 2067

Re: Criteria for UK passport holders emigrating to France?

Can someone please tell me if UK passport holders have to meet any particular criteria (such as financial) to get right to reside in France? And if so, what criteria? I have enough to buy a house outright and pay the bills (if I live modestly, which I do) but I'm not wealthy by any means. Is this a...
by skele
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Claiming benefits in France with non EU spouse
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

Claiming benefits in France with non EU spouse

Living in France with non EU spouse, he has 1 year residence card instead of 5 years which he will have to renew each year. He has been unable to find work and we cannot survive on only one income. I know that I can apply for government assistance to pay rent etc, as I am an EU citizen but will this...
by skele
Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Harbouring an illegal immigrant!
Replies: 0
Views: 1101

Harbouring an illegal immigrant!

If you write a letter for an illegal immigrant to say that they are living with you because they need proof of address, can this cause problems for you legally? Are there likely to be repercussions? Especially if it is not your native country and you have a residence card? Living in France, strange ...
by skele
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Had problems with French over freedom of movement visas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2657

Oh my God, how are they allowed to get away with this? How can they be allowed to treat people this way? They're not just obstructing people's rights, breaking the law but abusing people.
This does seem to be mostly African countries where this is happening, have you heard of any other cases?
by skele
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Had problems with French over freedom of movement visas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2657

Hi Dazzle, can I ask you where this embassy was? My husband was lied to and told it didn't exist and they told the security guard to remove him. I wasn't even allowed into the embassy, which I was surprised at being an EU citizen. Considering France are one of the founder states of the EU and rights...
by skele
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: EU letter regarding the UK and France
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Certainly not, I think the Frenchare probably the worst with this.
by skele
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: UK border officials unreasonable
Replies: 2
Views: 1919

That's outrageous. Has anyone ever contacted the UKBA and got a response? I've written to them four times and they won't even reply to me, they can pretty much do what they want.
by skele
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA Family Permit for short visits
Replies: 45
Views: 9960

ca.funke I have the same problem. I am a British citizen with a Tunisian husband living in France. We were going to visit family at Christmas, got through passport control, boarding gate and everything and were just about to get on the bus to get on the plane when my husband was pulled aside and as ...
by skele
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: British spouse wants to use the EEA route
Replies: 2
Views: 883

You apply for a 90 day Schengen visa at the Spanish embassy as the family member of an EU citizen. You would have to be either travelling with or meeting your wife in Spain. Once in Spain you apply for a residence card, taking your wife's work contract ertc with you. The visa is supposed to be issue...
by skele
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: SOLVIT UK strikes again...useless
Replies: 7
Views: 2666

The problem is the residence card which is a mandatory five year residence card according to the EU. The French have given my husband a one year card and told him that he'll have to go back every year. Their excuse being that their computer systems have not been updated and will only do a one year o...
by skele
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: EU Family member visa denied
Replies: 31
Views: 14434

And what about people who don't have money for a lawyer? They have no rights at all!
by skele
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: France to UK without visa posibility
Replies: 36
Views: 9625

If your wife's French and working in the UK then she is exercising her treaty rights in another EU country so once you get your passport you should be able to travel to the UK from Nigeria with her, no need to go to France. Although there should be an easier way to go if you can somehow get your pas...
by skele
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: EU Family member visa denied
Replies: 31
Views: 14434

Hmmm, what a crock of s***! None of them are interested in reality. One citizen's problems are not an issue for them, perhaps if it was something bigger that would get their name in the papers they would be willing to help. I was pretty shocked that most of them didn't even bother to respond and I e...
by skele
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Had problems with French over freedom of movement visas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2657

My French is very limited! It says on that page that it has to be marked family member of EU citizen, which it is. It was in the hands of SOLVIT but unsurprisingly their 10 week deadline passed a few days ago with no solution. I am very worried that we are going to have problems at the end of the on...
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