Hi, I'm quite worried because I'm waiting for my permanent resident card llorar more that 6 months.... The certificate aplcation letter was issued on November 9th 2016 ... How long it can take? and why it is taking longer?

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Thank you for your enquiry. 

The rate of applications sent to the Home Office for EEA Residence Cards and Permanent Residence cards have significantly increased since the UK voted to leave the EU and thus, this may be the reason for the delay in making decisions on such applications. 

Nevertheless, the Home Office is under a duty to issue EEA residence documents within 6 months as stated within paragrapgh 17(3) of the EEA Regulations (as amended). If the Home Office fails to comply with their duties under the EEA Regulations, Applicants may be able to challenge the delay, depending upon individual circumstances. 

We understand your application has been pending for more than 6 months and thus we may be able to write to the Home Office seeking a remedy on your behalf, however before we can advise you on this matter, we will need more information from you about your application and personal circumstances. 

Someone will be in touch with you shortly to see how we can help you further.

Please note, this answer cannot be taken as a legal advice until we have your full instructions. The answer provided above is for information purposes only, if you would like to proceed to full legal advice and consultation with our Immigration Solicitors, please let us know your availability for an appointment by contacting us on 0207 936 9960 or through our contact form.

We look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Best regards,

OTS Solicitors

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