Dear Home Office,
I made a request 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 communication 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.
Please find attached response to your Freedom of Information request of 23
Central Correspondence Team, Customer Service Operations
UK Visas and Immigration
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