Visa streaming algorithm

Jack Maxwell made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

In August 2020, the Home Office discontinued its use of a system for streaming visa applications and assigning them to decision-makers (the Streaming Tool). Various information about the Streaming Tool is contained in the documents here: https://www.foxglove.org.uk/news/c6tv7i7....

In relation to the Streaming Tool, please provide the following information:
(1) A copy of the Equality Act Nationality Risk Asessment dated October 2019, referred to in para 12 of the grounds of challenge at the above link.

(2) A copy of the UK Visas and Immigration document entitled 'Standardisation: Streaming, Enrichment & Operational Review Meetings (ORMs)', dated October 2017, referred to in footnote 4 of the grounds of challenge at the above link.

(3) A copy of the UK Visas and Immigration document entitled 'Streaming App v3.0, User Guide', dated October 2017, referred to in footnote 6 of the grounds of challenge at the above link.

(4) A copy of the UK Visas and Immigration document entitled 'Standard Operating Procedures: AO Grade Decision Makers', dated November 2017, referred to in footnote 11 of the grounds of challenge at the above link.

(5) A copy of the Review to Risk Matrix referred to in para 25 of the grounds of challenge at the above link.

(6) A full list of the factors or criteria that were relied on by the Streaming Tool in making allocation decisions.

(7) Any policies, guidance or other documentation dealing with the manner in which such factors or criteria were selected or updated.

(8) Any other policies, guidance or other documentation which deal with the
process of streaming visa applications and the use of the Streaming Tool.

(9) Any internal evaluations or assessments of the Streaming Tool.

In the event that you determine some of the information I have requested to be exempt from disclosure, please redact exempt information with black boxes, instead of snipping or excerpting, and please state which category of exemption you believe applies to the information.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in s.12 FOIA, please provide advice and assistance as to how I can refine my request, as required under s.16 FOIA.

Yours faithfully,

Jack Maxwell

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Dear Jack Maxwell,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 61206). We will aim to send you a full response by 14/12/2020 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

N McKenzie
Home Office

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Dear Mr Maxwell

 

Please find attached a letter regarding your FOI request of 13 November.

 

Yours sincerely

 

J Slater

CCT FOI

Customer Performance and Improvement

 

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Dear Mr Maxwell

 

Please find attached a letter in response to your FOI request of 13
November 2020.

 

Yours sincerely

 

J Slater

CCT FOI

Customer Performance and Improvement

 

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Dear Home Office,

I refer to your response on 18 January 2021 to my FOI request of 13 November 2020, reference 61206.

Annex G to your response is corrupted and will not download or display. Could you please re-send a non-corrupted version of that document?

Yours faithfully,

Jack Maxwell

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Dear Mr Maxwell,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office. I have forward your email to the business area which dealt with your FOI request or their attention.

Regards

N McKenzie
Home Office

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Dear Mr Maxwell

 

Please find attached a revised Annex G, as requested.

 

Yours sincerely

 

J Slater

CCT FOI

Customer Performance and Improvement

 

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