I submitted an application for UK Permanent Residence as a single EU citizen living and working in UK for more than 5 years. According to Royal Mail tracking, my application has been delivered to Home Office on 19/12/2016. The fee has been deducted from my bank account, so my application is processed. I just didn't receive any confirmation letter from them; shouldn't they have sent it?
My main concern is that I'm due to have a holiday abroad in 27/02/2017 and I would need my passport back as I already bought the plane ticket and I booked the hotel room. Is any chance for my application to be finished by then, or at least to get my passport back?
How can I contact them in order to request my passport back? I thought they make copies of my proof documents and that they send back the originals within 15-20 days, but one month has already passed and nothing has happened.