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Applying for settled status after 9 years outside of UK

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  • Applying for settled status after 9 years outside of UK

    Hi, from the moment I found this forum I cannot stop reading. So much useful info.
    I’ve just read a post of someone getting settled after 9 years of being away from UK.

    i have lived in UK 11 years. In 2011 we moved to Switzerland. I thought that to apply you have to personally be in UK and o absent for more than 5 years.

    During last 9 years I was inUK at least 2x per year. I have still uk bank account, phone number (same for last 20 years). Somwhere between 2015-17 I had a work contrac (for 2 years) 3 years ago I opened isa cash account.
    do you think I can apply for settled scheme without any problems in the future. I would not want to get banned from coming to uk.
    I have also 3 kids, 2 of them were born in UK and their father (my partner) is british from 2006.
    I started an application for my daughter, but haven’t finished yet, cos I got scared that I will not be able to proof her residency because she is living last 9 years in switzerland and goes to school here. She has a NiN , they sent it automatically after she became 16 (2 years ago). Once a year I take her to optician in uk. Her father was receiving child benefits for her until she turned 16.
    she want to now go back to UK to study. She has already applied to universities .
    Do you think I should carry her application even though she will not be able to come to uk before end of December (mostly because of quarantine regulations, otherwise we were planning to go to uk over Christmas).
    Please advise what to do.

  • ClaudLatina
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    Originally posted by Leyla76 View Post
    Once again, thank you for all your help. Finally my daughter’s SS has come. You can add me to another success story.
    This is amazing news! Well done!

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  • Leyla76
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    Once again, thank you for all your help. Finally my daughter’s SS has come. You can add me to another success story.

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  • Site Admin
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    Originally posted by Leyla76 View Post
    Hello,
    so another month passed and still have not received any decision regarding my daughter application.
    Is this normal? Why is taking so long?
    I have sent an email to resolution centre but response is just kind of general one saying

    Your case is currently under consideration. You will be notified if any additional information is required or when a decision is made.

    is there anything else that I can do apart from waiting?
    Morning,

    As they allow up to 6 months to process all applications, there isn't much that can be done until it's been 6 months since the application was made. They have said I could contact them on behalf of members who have been waiting more than 6 months, and I've done so on several occasions, but until then, I'm afraid all you can do is contact the resolution centre and/or wait.

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  • Leyla76
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    Hello,
    so another month passed and still have not received any decision regarding my daughter application.
    Is this normal? Why is taking so long?
    I have sent an email to resolution centre but response is just kind of general one saying

    Your case is currently under consideration. You will be notified if any additional information is required or when a decision is made.

    is there anything else that I can do apart from waiting?

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  • Site Admin
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    Originally posted by Leyla76 View Post
    Hello,
    Still no any news regarding my daughter’s status. I understand it takes long, but looking at the fact that I got it and she was linked to my application I thought that it would be straightforward considering the fact that kids gets same status as parent?
    should I start to worry ?
    Morning,

    I have seen this happening often, the parents get their status much quicker than their kids whose applications are linked, probably because it does require a series of extra admin steps on the part of the caseworkers, who also need to look at the evidence of relationship. From what I have seen, most applications made on the basis of family relationship as opposed to own residence do seem to take considerably longer. In your case, it's just a birth certificate to look at, but some involve court orders, adoption papers, DNA tests, etc. which end up taking more of a caseworkers' time. So there's nothing to worry about, it's just admin overload at the other end.

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  • Leyla76
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    Hello,
    Still no any news regarding my daughter’s status. I understand it takes long, but looking at the fact that I got it and she was linked to my application I thought that it would be straightforward considering the fact that kids gets same status as parent?
    should I start to worry ?

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  • Site Admin
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    Originally posted by Leyla76 View Post

    No, just an sms. No email after it.
    Morning,

    So it sounds like it all referred to the same email you've already discussed with them.

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  • Leyla76
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    Originally posted by Site Admin View Post

    Did they send you another email as well as the text?
    No, just an sms. No email after it.

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  • Site Admin
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    Originally posted by Leyla76 View Post
    Thank you again for explanation. So I don’t need to worry about her, finally she will get same status as mine?
    Yes, she will, and we had another member in a similar situation whose child also got the settled status, they just need to know which category they fall under, that's why they ask for the evidence, and they didn't last year.

    Originally posted by Leyla76 View Post
    I have called resolution centre and again explained few things and everything looked ok until 3h later when I received this time an sms on my uk number saying
    “thank you for your recent application to the HO. We require further information and have sent you an email with further details. Please call resolution centre....”

    Is this connected to the email I received 3 hours before this sms or again I have to call them?
    Did they send you another email as well as the text?

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  • Leyla76
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    Thank you again for explanation. So I don’t need to worry about her, finally she will get same status as mine?

    I have called resolution centre and again explained few things and everything looked ok until 3h later when I received this time an sms on my uk number saying
    “thank you for your recent application to the HO. We require further information and have sent you an email with further details. Please call resolution centre....”

    Is this connected to the email I received 3 hours before this sms or again I have to call them?

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  • Site Admin
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    Originally posted by Leyla76 View Post

    Hi, i have just received an email , again regarding my daughter. Again they ask for evidence for months June-December 2020.
    I have already called them in the beginning of February after the same email and I explained that she was last time in UK in October 2019 and I have proof of it. I
    they say on email that they tried to contact me several times, but there is nothing from them apart from last email and today’s one.
    it is said that I have 7 days to contact them, I’m trying to call but it is impossible to get connected.
    Her application is connected to mine and I received SS, so why they still asking evidence from her? Shouldn’t she receive same status as mine?
    Should I just ignore this email ? But they say that If I don’t contact them her application my be rejected?
    What should I do now? Any other way to contact them apart from a phone call?
    Hello again,

    It's been a while since you last posted and, in the meantime, I had an online meeting with the Home Office last week, where this issue was clarified, and I have updated this post: Applying for your children - UKCEN Citizenship and Residence for European Nationals and their families

    ...to say:

    You need to provide proof of your child’s residence if your child started living in the UK before the end of December 2020.

    EEA national children who were not living in the UK before this date can still make an application, but there will be a note in the Home Office's records, to say they will not be eligible to sponsor other family members themselves in the future.

    This is in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement.

    So that's the reason why they ask for this evidence, they clarified that children who were not living here before the end of last year will still get the same status as their parent's via a linked application, but they need to know whether the child qualifies as an EEA national living here before the end of last year or as a joining family member, as joining family members will not be able to sponsor other family members under the EUSS themselves, even though they will, otherwise, enjoy full rights as the rest of people with settled status.

    So you shouldn't just ignore the email, you can also contact them by email via the contact form: EU Settlement Scheme contact form

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  • Leyla76
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    Originally posted by Site Admin View Post

    If the application was linked to yours, she should also receive settled status, but obviously they had to make a decision on your application before deciding hers, as it is linked. Should they need further evidence, they would get in touch asking for it.
    Hi, i have just received an email , again regarding my daughter. Again they ask for evidence for months June-December 2020.
    I have already called them in the beginning of February after the same email and I explained that she was last time in UK in October 2019 and I have proof of it. I
    they say on email that they tried to contact me several times, but there is nothing from them apart from last email and today’s one.
    it is said that I have 7 days to contact them, I’m trying to call but it is impossible to get connected.
    Her application is connected to mine and I received SS, so why they still asking evidence from her? Shouldn’t she receive same status as mine?
    Should I just ignore this email ? But they say that If I don’t contact them her application my be rejected?
    What should I do now? Any other way to contact them apart from a phone call?

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  • ClaudLatina
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    Originally posted by Leyla76 View Post
    Hi, an update of my situation.
    I have just received an email from HO confirming my Settled Status. Feeling so happy now.

    my daughter was linked to my application, but nothing for her yet. Will she also receive settled status just because I have it.
    few weeks ago they asked me for evidence for her for 08-12 , 2020 , which I don’t have, as she was not in uk that time. Called them, explaining the situation.
    Will they grant ss to her, or they might still want more evidence ?
    Brilliant news!

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  • Site Admin
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    Leaving this thread here awaiting daughter's decision to move to successes area.

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