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by keloid
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Residence Card --> Citizenship
Replies: 14
Views: 1404

Re: Residence Card --> Citizenship

Check the application form (Form AN). It has a dedicated section (2.4-2.6) for people applying following residence under EEA regulations without an official PR. Your case is slightly unusual (Singh) so worth adding a few notes on page 17 but it should not cause any issues. There have been many succ...
by keloid
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Naturalisation and Surinder Singh
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Naturalisation and Surinder Singh

Apologies - I forgot I received an answer a while ago on this. Apologies also for any duplication of threads!
by keloid
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Naturalisation and Surinder Singh
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Naturalisation and Surinder Singh

Can anyone confirm please?

Has anyone had success stories of applying direct for naturalisation without officially obtaining PR status first?

Thanks
by keloid
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Residence Card --> Citizenship
Replies: 14
Views: 1404

Re: Residence Card --> Citizenship

Brilliant - thank you!
by keloid
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Residence Card --> Citizenship
Replies: 14
Views: 1404

Re: Residence Card --> Citizenship

Jambo - thanks again for your input. Sorry, I'm not making my question clear. I appreciate that after five years permanent residence is granted automatically pursuant to the EEA Regulations. My concern is this. When applying for naturalisation, the case officer will be looking to see evidence of PR ...
by keloid
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Residence Card --> Citizenship
Replies: 14
Views: 1404

Re: Residence Card --> Citizenship

Jambo - thanks again for your input here.

Just quickly, where does it say that non-Eu applicants, for Surinder Singh, cases do not need to apply for PR (EEA4) before their naturalisation application? Have there been success stories on this forum posted?
by keloid
Wed May 28, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Naturalisation and Surinder Singh
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Naturalisation and Surinder Singh

Hi All, A question about the Surinder Singh route. From reading the forum, I understand that, when it comes to applying for naturalisation as a BC citizen, a non-EU national (married to a UK citizen) does not necessarily need to apply for PR first. This therefore means that the non-EU national may g...
by keloid
Tue May 13, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EU student finance eligibility - discrimination?
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: EU student finance eligibility - discrimination?

Hi there, Basically, the 3 residency requirement applies to all categories – it is not something you can get around. What you can dispute, and what Your Europe have indicated is wrong, as well as member of this board above, is that a UK citizen should not be deemed ineligible under the EEA Migrant W...
by keloid
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EU student finance eligibility - discrimination?
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: EU student finance eligibility - discrimination?

Further to a suggestion above, I contacted Your Europe Advice on this issue. An extract of their response is as follows: The Directive provides: "...the host Member State shall not... be obliged, prior to acquisition of the right of permanent residence, to grant maintenance aid for studies, includin...
by keloid
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EU student finance eligibility - discrimination?
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: EU student finance eligibility - discrimination?

Hi there Thanks for your response. I think we can agree that the line of argument I have presented above is tenuous at best and is unlikely to result in anything positive. I would now like to get your thoughts on the following, if you would just briefly indulge me. Let's say that my wife waits a yea...
by keloid
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EU student finance eligibility - discrimination?
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: EU student finance eligibility - discrimination?

Hi Guys Thanks for your input so far. Let me explain why I think there is a case for discrimination here - and feel free to shoot me down if you disagree. As at this moment in time, I qualify for student finance. I meet all the conditions as laid out above. However, my wife, they are saying, does no...
by keloid
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EU student finance eligibility - discrimination?
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

EU student finance eligibility - discrimination?

Hi All A penny for your thoughts please. I am UK citizen. My wife is non-EU. We entered the UK under Surinder Singh ruling in March 2012. I have been residing in the EEA all my life - whereas my wife has been in the EEA for less than 3 years. My wife wants to go to Uni in the UK and as such she want...
by keloid
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1377426

Rc received!

Application Sent: 5 September
Received: 6 September
COA: 12 October
RC received: 5 March

6 months exactly!
by keloid
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA2 Application Timelines - ONLY 1 TOPIC - UpToDate
Replies: 11906
Views: 1377426

Am I the only October applicant left without their RC's? Seems like Dec and Jan already getting theirs and I have not got mine. I applied on 8 October 2012 and got my COA pretty quickly after that with right to work! Why is it taking sooo long! September applicant and without RC. Now into the 7th m...
by keloid
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: RC paper
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Although the A4 RC paper has the same worth as it the RC being affixed in the passport, it should be noted that people have had difficulty getting other countries to recognise it as a valid RC (as its not actually in the passport).
by keloid
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: UKBA: compensation for wrong handling of EEA applications
Replies: 14
Views: 5468

No. But you can request suitable compensation from them (do it in writing). If they do not provide it you can consider taking them to court. Hi there - thank you once again for your input. To your mind, on what basis can I take them to court? There appears to be no law/provision which states that t...
by keloid
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Experiences on Requesting Passports back from UKBA (EEA2)
Replies: 276
Views: 71524

Can't believe this, I requested my passport back today and they dispatched it today as I just searched my tracking no from royalmail website the sd per paid envelope I sent with the application, and it says due to deliver on Monday or may be today!!!! Can't believe ho that fast, what do u guys thin...
by keloid
Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: UKBA: compensation for wrong handling of EEA applications
Replies: 14
Views: 5468

A lot of that guidance material is written for applications under UK law. For applications under EU law, delays are a lot less acceptable. Thanks Do we have any guidance on how they deal with applications under EU law. Does the directive itself state what the punishments are for states who go beyon...
by keloid
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: UKBA: compensation for wrong handling of EEA applications
Replies: 14
Views: 5468

Is it possible to make a claim for compensation if one has submitted an EEA2 application and the application runs beyond the 6 month deadline? By running beyond the 6 month deadline, it has forced the applicant to cancel a flight which they planned to take at about 7 month mark. Thoughts? Definitel...
by keloid
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: UKBA: compensation for wrong handling of EEA applications
Replies: 14
Views: 5468

Is it possible to make a claim for compensation if one has submitted an EEA2 application and the application runs beyond the 6 month deadline?

By running beyond the 6 month deadline, it has forced the applicant to cancel a flight which they planned to take at about 7 month mark.

Thoughts?
by keloid
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Visa national - COA to enter back into the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Visa national - COA to enter back into the UK

Hi guys, Here's my situation... I'm a non-EEA national (married to an EU citizen) and I'm also a non-visa national. Applied for an EEA2 residence card - COA has been issued but RC won't be issued for a while yet I suspect. I'm currently still in the UK and I have had my passport returned to me (with...
by keloid
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: Housing benefit on residence card
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

thank you very much for your reply how do I ensure that my wife 'asserts her claim to eea permenant residence' 12 months prior to applying for naturalisation? Is there some paperwork we need to fill in? Many thanks again. I can't see any reason why you would be unable to claim housing benefit etc. Y...
by keloid
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: EEA Family Permit residence card holder claiming benefits
Replies: 3
Views: 4316

Yes he has the same entitlement as you to claim benefits, he is not classed as a 'person from abroad' for benefits purposes and is exempt from the habitual residence test. The benefits office staff may try to give him the run around though! Print this out and get him to take it along when he is hav...
by keloid
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Claiming Benefits
Topic: Housing benefit on residence card
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: Housing benefit on residence card

Bump. Anyone? I am a British citizen, my wife is non-EEA and we entered the UK using the Surinder Singh route. I was away from the UK for 6 months. My wife holds a Residence Card. She is a full-time student. As I have just lost my job, I would be grateful for some advice as to whether we would both ...
by keloid
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EU Commission takes the UK to court
Replies: 161
Views: 41070

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