Delayed Applications – Expired Certificate of Application – Requesting a replacement

So a lot of people are waiting for their UK Residence Card (RC) beyond the legislative six months, or have had their application refused, and are pursuing an appeal. For this reason, the COA which allows them to work expires. For this reason, you can use the following details to acquire a new COA:

Requests for a replacement Certificate of Application (C.O.A.) should be sent to [email protected]

Subject: Replacement C.O.A. – *Home Office Ref- [IE: P1111111]*
From: xxxxx ([email protected])
To: [email protected];
Date: Friday, April 3, 2015 1:57 PM

[Applicant name]
[Applicant full address
]

Dear Sirs,

Date: As emailed

Please could you issue myself with a replacement C.O.A. as the one issued previously is now no longer valid.

As you know, I am currently pursuing a right of appeal, and your guidelines state that a replacement Certificate of Application must be issued within three working days. I would therefore expect a replacement to be with myself shortly.

To aid you, my Home Office ID’s are: [P111111] COHID: [111111111]

Many Thanks
[Applicant name]

When you have sent the email, you should get an automatic response from the Home Office with the following contents:

Subject: Thank you for you e-mail requesting a duplicate Certificate of Application (CoA).
From: NWEURO COA Requests ([email protected])
To: [You @ yours. ext;
Date: Friday, April 3, 2015 1:58 PM

Thank you for you e-mail requesting a duplicate Certificate of Application (CoA).

Please note this in-box is only for applications made under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations.

Duplicate CoAs will be issued where either;

• your CoA has expired and your application is still outstanding
or
• your application has been refused but you are pursuing an appeal against that refusal decision.

If appropriate a duplicate CoA will be issued with a refreshed date, but, if the original CoA did not state that you have a right to work, the replacement will take the same approach

Duplicate CoAs will be sent by post within 3 working days of the receipt of your e-mail and you will not receive a further electronic notification other than this acknowledgement.

E-mails and other general enquiries will not be responded. Further information can be found on the website: www.gov.uk/uk-visas-immigration or by telephoning the customer contact centre on 0300 123 2241

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It is important to keep this auto response safe, along with a copy of your request for a new COA to be issued. It is proof that you have requested a new COA, and if you are forced to pursue any legal action as a result of Home Office failures (IE: you lose your job), then this information will show that you exercised ‘due diligence’ to ensure you did everything to avoid any negative impact… It is also advisable to ensure that you request a new C.O.A. a few days before your old one expires, so as to prevent any issues with the three day lapse.

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