Dear Home Office,
Can you please clarify whether UK nationals that have exercised their treaty rights in another EEA country by working there, before returning to the UK with their family members as a qualified person in the Surinder Singh case, are treated as EEA migrants?
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Dear Home Office,
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.
I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'EEA migrants'.
The UKVI stated: In responding to my FOI they would have to disclose personal information which is untrue. As the FOI request is generic. The UKVI are using evasive tactics. In addition, the Home Office/UKVI has access to this information by default as they are in charge of the borders.
A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...
Dear K King,
Thank you for contacting the Home Office. Your original request of 03
September 2019 did not ask for recorded information and therefore did not
meet the criteria for a valid request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. Therefore, your email was answered outside of the Act. As this was
not a valid FOI request it is not subject to an Internal Review.
Below is a link to the ICO guidance for the criteria for valid requests
under the Act:
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