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    Dear Members and Admins:

    I Have made an application for an EUSS FAMILY PERMIT. Biometrics were done on 14th May 2021, after more than 9 months of waiting, We have received no reply. I Have sent lots of paid emails to the UKVI and made also many phone calls. Every time, i have received the answer "Your application is awaiting a decision" and "its of a complex nature". I said many times I can facilitate any required documents, but it is a simple Family Permit application where my Dad (works and lives in the UK) is sponsoring my Mum. Also, me and my brothers, we all have Pre Settled Status.

    We have done everything that was in our hands, emails, phone calls, sent messages to the PM... They hold our passport since 9 months, and when we asked it back, they said we may loose our case and it may be drafted.

    It is actually a very desperate situation where our family cant be together because of the processing times and because they hold our passport.

    Is there anything else that can be done to ask back our passport without withdrawing our application? I also think its hard time they get on to process our application, 9 months is more than enough to reslve any kind of complicated case, we are just a simple family applying for a family permit, no criminal records, nothing. We meet all the requirements. Furthermore, people who submitted applications later have got a quicker decision than us.

    I would like to ask please to the Members of this fantastic page and the admins for any advice or what should be done in this case. Any help will be very appreciated since we are in a complicated situation.

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    Originally posted by hamuham View Post
    Dear Members and Admins:

    I Have made an application for an EUSS FAMILY PERMIT. Biometrics were done on 14th May 2021, after more than 9 months of waiting, We have received no reply. I Have sent lots of paid emails to the UKVI and made also many phone calls. Every time, i have received the answer "Your application is awaiting a decision" and "its of a complex nature". I said many times I can facilitate any required documents, but it is a simple Family Permit application where my Dad (works and lives in the UK) is sponsoring my Mum. Also, me and my brothers, we all have Pre Settled Status.

    We have done everything that was in our hands, emails, phone calls, sent messages to the PM... They hold our passport since 9 months, and when we asked it back, they said we may loose our case and it may be drafted.

    It is actually a very desperate situation where our family cant be together because of the processing times and because they hold our passport.

    Is there anything else that can be done to ask back our passport without withdrawing our application? I also think its hard time they get on to process our application, 9 months is more than enough to reslve any kind of complicated case, we are just a simple family applying for a family permit, no criminal records, nothing. We meet all the requirements. Furthermore, people who submitted applications later have got a quicker decision than us.

    I would like to ask please to the Members of this fantastic page and the admins for any advice or what should be done in this case. Any help will be very appreciated since we are in a complicated situation.

    Afternoon,

    Unfortunately there isn't much that can be done to speed up processing times for family permits, which have got quite ridiculous lately.

    Gabriella B (lawyer) Would a PAP be an option?

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    • #3
      Gabriella B for some reason, this thread was still showing up as unapproved, probably a tech glitch, so I'm re-tagging as I don't think you were able to see this thread before. Sorry!

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      • #4
        Thank you, I could not see the tag until now. Yes, if there was no luck with your MP, the only thing would be to start a pre action

        I am the director of MGBe Legal, an OISC regulated company. I am also a volunteer with UKCEN, where I provide one-off advice on a pro-bono basis. This advice should not be considered a substitute for formal legal advice. Please see Gabriella B for full details.

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        • #5
          Gabriella B Thanks for your answer. Could you please help me with How can I start a Pre Action?

          Definitely, after many paid emails and phone calls, the answer is always the same: "Your case is of a complex nature, thats the reason why is taking longer than usual". This is the same answer i have been receiving for 9 months, it is really frustrating. Also I contacted my MP, and the response she received was the same as me, "Your applicant has received an email saying that it is a case of complex nature, thats the reason it is taking this longer". She said there is not much she can do in this case. However, I commented her that because of this ridiculous processing times, my family and us can´t be together.

          I appreciate this forums help and yours specifically, it is much needed for us and we are very thankful. I will be waiting to hear from you soon, Thank you.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hamuham View Post
            Gabriella B Thanks for your answer. Could you please help me with How can I start a Pre Action?

            Definitely, after many paid emails and phone calls, the answer is always the same: "Your case is of a complex nature, thats the reason why is taking longer than usual". This is the same answer i have been receiving for 9 months, it is really frustrating. Also I contacted my MP, and the response she received was the same as me, "Your applicant has received an email saying that it is a case of complex nature, thats the reason it is taking this longer". She said there is not much she can do in this case. However, I commented her that because of this ridiculous processing times, my family and us can´t be together.

            I appreciate this forums help and yours specifically, it is much needed for us and we are very thankful. I will be waiting to hear from you soon, Thank you.
            Morning,

            As the pre-action letter is meant to be a prelude to starting judicial review proceedings, this is something that you really need a lawyer to do for you, and that would be a service they would provide privately, off the forum, for a fee. If you wish to contact Gabriella, you will find her details linked to from her signature: Gabriella B - UKCEN Citizenship and Residence for European Nationals and their families

            I am the Site Manager and Webmaster, please refer to our Admin Team, Roles and Responsibilities.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Site Admin View Post

              Morning,

              As the pre-action letter is meant to be a prelude to starting judicial review proceedings, this is something that you really need a lawyer to do for you, and that would be a service they would provide privately, off the forum, for a fee. If you wish to contact Gabriella, you will find her details linked to from her signature: Gabriella B - UKCEN Citizenship and Residence for European Nationals and their families
              Dear Site Admin , thanks for your answer. I have talked with Gabriella B and unfortunately, due to my financial situation we can´t afford her services. Could you please let me know about any pro bono lawyer if there is one, who can provide services at a lower cost if it is possible ? Your help is very appreciated, Thank you.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hamuham View Post

                Dear Site Admin , thanks for your answer. I have talked with Gabriella B and unfortunately, due to my financial situation we can´t afford her services. Could you please let me know about any pro bono lawyer if there is one, who can provide services at a lower cost if it is possible ? Your help is very appreciated, Thank you.
                Afternoon,

                Unfortunately I can't tell you which one of our lawyers would be able to do pro-bono work, there's an organisation that may be able to help: Page not found - hereforgoodlaw.org

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                • #9
                  Site Admin Thanks for your reply. I have heard from many that most cases that take so long are more probable to get a refusal? I am not sure about this, from your experience is this right? Thank you.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hamuham View Post
                    Site Admin Thanks for your reply. I have heard from many that most cases that take so long are more probable to get a refusal? I am not sure about this, from your experience is this right? Thank you.
                    Morning,

                    This isn't necessarily true, some refusals come very quickly, and many applications that take long are successful. The length of time isn't in any way, correlated to chances of success, they simply have a backlog of applications.

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                    • #11
                      Dear Group Members and Admins, I am glad to announce that my Moms Family Permit application has been granted. The application was submitted on 5th May 2021 and Biometrics were done on 14th May 2021.
                      I have questions regarding what are the next steps.
                      As far as I know, she has to travel to the UK while the visa is still valid and apply for the EUSS in three months. Is it possible to start the application for EUSS from Spain, and at the time of biometrics appointment to travel to the UK?
                      If possible to apply online, she applied before 30th June when dependency was assumed on behalf of her husband. Does she need to prove Dependency? If yes, which documents are valid for this?

                      We are a bit confused as all of the family members applied online (UE Nationals) and don´t know what steps must be taken. Any help and comments are welcome and much appreciated. Please feel free to share your personal experience, as this may help us. Thank you very much.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hamuham View Post
                        Dear Group Members and Admins, I am glad to announce that my Moms Family Permit application has been granted. The application was submitted on 5th May 2021 and Biometrics were done on 14th May 2021.
                        Morning,

                        I'm delighted to hear this, very happy for you!

                        I have copied this update to your previous thread, now moved to our successes area. It was a long wait but it was well worth it in the end!



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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hamuham View Post
                          I have questions regarding what are the next steps.
                          As far as I know, she has to travel to the UK while the visa is still valid and apply for the EUSS in three months. Is it possible to start the application for EUSS from Spain, and at the time of biometrics appointment to travel to the UK?
                          If possible to apply online, she applied before 30th June when dependency was assumed on behalf of her husband. Does she need to prove Dependency? If yes, which documents are valid for this?

                          We are a bit confused as all of the family members applied online (UE Nationals) and don´t know what steps must be taken. Any help and comments are welcome and much appreciated. Please feel free to share your personal experience, as this may help us. Thank you very much.
                          This is the other thread: What´s after european family permit - UKCEN Citizenship and Residence for European Nationals and their families

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hamuham View Post
                            Dear Group Members and Admins, I am glad to announce that my Moms Family Permit application has been granted. The application was submitted on 5th May 2021
                            Brilliant news , congratulations!!

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