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EU settled status: it was meant to be as easy as shopping online!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by catmother, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Having now retired,I decided to do the settled status before my NI records showed me as still employed.

    First,hurdle was that my phone is from the ark,so no use. My husband has an android phone but no NFC. My friend thought his phone had it and I managed to pin him (he's a busy man!) down to arrange to do the settle status but it turned out his phone did not have NFC. Another friend offered to help and he came round last night. Things were going well until it came to look for the chip in my passport. 20 go and the phone claim to not find the chip. We are now locked out for 24 hours and that means having to try again. My friend has got a tablet with NFC,so we're going to try on that. If that does not work,I'm stuck!

    So easy and no stress involved at all!
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  2. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  4. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Message sent in conversation,@FrankWolley .
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  5. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I will suggest this when we try again.
  6. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    150 views and so few posters caring to comment!
    No sympathy for someone who has lived here for over 35 years and is currently left to live in a stressful limbo.

    I really should post about some obviously made-up dilemma,that would get more sympathetic comments.

    As for posters who are fed up with Brexit,this is how Brexit affects real people.
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  7. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I've been watching Buck Dharma so I've only just read the thread posts. I sympathise but I know nothing about mobile phones.
  8. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Can you not do it on a computer or laptop??
  9. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I never do anything important on my 'phone.
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  10. sodalime

    sodalime Lead commenter

    I have a lot of sympathy - but have only just stumbled across your thread just now. The tech issues (stumbling blocks) sound similar to those faced by people attempting to create a Universal Credit Account. A nightmare.
    Btw, my mum wants to come back to live in Scotland and has no idea whether that will be possible. Another kind of limbo though less stressful than your situation.
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  11. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

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  12. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    It is a Saturday! I'm afraid I have no idea what this NFC thing is, but I was going to add that forum View counts don't mean only views by real human beings who are TES members. Most of them will probably be from robots and web crawlers. Or from the mysterious 'guests' who make up three quarters of the viewers on here at any one time according to the 'Members Online Now' box top right.

    I hope you find a solution.
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  13. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    You have to use a device with NFC and download the App for the first stage which is verifying your identity with your passport. Therefore,you have to currently use an Android phone or a tablet. My friend had both with him last evening but only thought of using the tablet instead of the phone,once we had used up all 20 tries and were locked in. I'm now dependent on him finding the time to try again once the 24 hours are up. You can't do any more of the application if stage one is not completed.
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  14. sodalime

    sodalime Lead commenter

    *i have removed my idiot comment*
    ETA: just googled: Near Field Communication, apparently
  15. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Sounds incredibly frustrating.
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  16. A_Million_Posts

    A_Million_Posts Star commenter

    Near field communication - it’s like bluetooth but not.

    The swear filter won’t let me express my feeling on this, Catmother. I hope you get it sorted soon.
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  17. sodalime

    sodalime Lead commenter

    Defo sounds like the nightmare of applying for Universal Credit.
    I'm guessing that Frank is going to be able to help you, having already helped someone else through the process?
    Fingers crossed that when you can make further attempts to progress the application, things go smoothly.
  18. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    It is a nightmare because it makes me dependent on other people. Funny enough as I started writing this,my friend phoned and he coming back tomorrow afternoon to try again with his tablet first. He's a highly qualified IT expert,so he's now taking this as a challenge!
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  19. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Thanks to all who have posted. I was just a bit fed up that some made up rubbish posted by a troll get more answers.
  20. sodalime

    sodalime Lead commenter

    Great :)

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