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I applied for my wife's residence certificate on 9th January (Home Office confirmation date)
Home Office bureau sent me a confirmation of receiving the application, dated 9th September, but they only give a reference number, they advice not to contact them about the progress of the application, they said it could take as much time as 6 months but they suppose to state what is the status of my wife, that until the outcome of application she has the right to live and work in UK as long as I'm excising treaty rights as a employee....?
Thanks for confirming.
In about two to three weeks, your wife will receive a certificate of application from the Home Office by post.
She should immediately give this to her employer. This certificate will enable her employer to request a Positive Verification Notice from the Employer Checking Service of the Home Office that should confirm your wife's right to employment pending the issue of her residence card.
Your wife may want to provide confirmation of this to her employer from an authoritative source. I suggest she sends an enquiry to the European Commission service "Your Europe Advice" as they can confirm her rights in an email she can then provide to her employer. It's a free service.
I hope this answers your question.
I already received a paper two days ago but is not called "Certificate of Application" as I read in some forums. It just gives a reference number, it confirms that they passed the application to a caseworker, but besides the name of the applicant and address they don't state the Date of Birth, like they did in other letter to some other applicant. Is this letter the short form of the Certificate of Application? I showed this to my wife's employer, and they said they would contact HO to make some enquirers about my wife's status related to work, based on the reference number that they provided; but they will call only after the visa expires, that put some stress on my wife.
ERRATA: I said in my previous answer the date of letter was 9th September. I suppose to write January. Sorry.
Thank you for your answer. But because I read on the internet in forums that sometimes the Home Office did not specify in CoA the status of the applicant whilst the application is under consideration or, worse: in one CoA they used the expression "at this moment we can't confirm if you are entitled to work or not" what could be my next step in order to prove my wife's right to work based on a letter received from HO? they have received among my sent documents our ID and Passport and our Certificate of Marriage translated in English... and as far as I know, my wife has the same rights as me in UK, if I am exercising a treaty right as full time employee.