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SEF Appointments


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I keep hearing several people say that SEF is not setting appointments, they are on strike, they are reorganizing, etc, etc.  However, I see numerous people reporting on other sites and facebook that they are having their SEF meetings as scheduled.  Can anyone help clarify what's really happening?

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Both elements are true. The situation is disproportionately affecting British citizens, as along with the restructure and COVID related delays, a new system was due to be introduced as a consequence of Brexit for those already resident under EU rules; and many Brits have not yet understood the necessary approach for new (from-scratch) applications.

For non-Brits, and for Brits using the correct process for new applications, things are working, albeit sometimes more slowly/less smoothly than under normal circumstances - hence many people getting what they need, some on time, some with delays. Brits already here are in a kind of limbo, however.

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@thomasribatejo Thanks Thomas.  That helps clear up the confusion.  Have a good day. -Gary

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SEF posted on Facebook recently that they were releasing number of appointments for booking (I think yesterday) - so look now!

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