My Austrian husband and I will be travelling to the UK in April 2019 so I've applied for the EEA (just like before). I can't really wait with my application till January (3 months until the trip) because we'll be abroad in February and I need my passport back for that.
Upon filling out the application I saw some appointments on Dec, 27 that I couldn't book because we'll be on vacation in another country that week.
For the last three days, there have been no appointments available at all, I keep getting the message "No appointments are currently available for this location" (that's for Vienna).
I have contacted the visa4uk support per Email. They told me to use the approved Internet browser and closed the ticket. I replied to their Email asking for further help since my issue wasn't of technical nature (I use an approved browser), but they don't seem to reply anymore.
So now I have more questions than answers :/
If they don't allow to apply more than 3 months in advance despite a different trip in the mean time, do I need to fill out a new application in January or is it enough to get an appointment 3 months before the trip with my "old" application?
If the support ticket has been closed, is it pointless to wait for more help? They do say, however, that further replies are included in the fee.
Maybe it's the Brexit thing? If my EU husband isn't allowed to travel to the UK without a visa of sorts in April, then maybe this is why I don't get an appointment for a trip to accompany him?
I'll be grateful for any help! I'm already turning grey here, wondering which of my booked and paid for trips I'll have to drop :/
13.12.2018 Edit after comment: I attach my residence permit with the type "Permanent stay in EU" (or somesuch). Been married and living in Austria together with my husband and our kid for 15 years now. The immigration officer at the UK border told me this summer that they wouldn't have let me enter Scotland if I didn't carry the EEA Family Permit, too (it was a short trip together with my family). So my card is probably not the Article 10 card.