Dear Home Office,
I made a reqyest earlier this year on the justification for the application fees. my request was refused on cost grounds. (see: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...
Please therefore find here an amended request: Please provide me with any (rather than all) form of communication on the topic of visa application fees, which provides information on how the current visa fees are arrived at, especially that for adult dependant relatives.
Note, that as this is not a request for 'all forms of communications on the topic
, including emails, letters, reviews and reports, as the Internal Reviewer noted,. I am therefore not asking for all departments involved in the consideration of
fee increases to search and identify all documents within the scope
of the request. This should therefore NOT involve a number of units within UKVI,
and all other Home Office departments which may have been consulted or have provided information.
To be clear, I am not looking for information on the process, and various discussions if this takes the request over the cost limit, but in fact, just a clear reasoning for the £2141 figure, which should include the breakdown of the components underlying it e.g. ECO time spent X hours at £Y per hour, ECM time spent A hours at £B an hour etc.
Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.
This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 37271). We will aim to send you a full response by 23/11/2015 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 for your information request. Please see the attached reply.
Home Office - Information Rights Team