Dear Home Office,

This request will probably go to "Fees and Income Planning Team"

1. What is the direct cost and indirect cost to Home Office for processing an ILR application (made in the UK) for:

a. A child with age less than or equal to 5 years.
b. A child with age between 5 and 18 years.
c. An adult (with age more than 18 years).

2. What are the factors which decide by how much the cost for ILR application needs to be changed every year?

3. Does Home Office increase ILR Application fees to discourage valid applicant's from making an application and eventually reduce net migration in the UK?

4. Is there any recorded information behind decision on charging full application fees for ILR application of a child (with age less than 5 years)? If no recorded information behind this decision, then can you tell why a child (age less than 5 years) has to pay full application fee for ILR application?

5. What is the reason that the entire application fee is non-refundable in case of unsuccessful ILR application? It is understood that the direct cost to Home Office should be non-refundable, but rest of the money should be refundable for an unsuccessful ILR application.

6. How many ILR Visa application (made in the UK) for child (with age less than 5 years) has been rejected/refused and what were the reasons for these refusals? This question is for a 6 month period between Oct 2017 and Mar 2018.

Yours faithfully,

John Williams

FOI Requests, Home Office

Dear Mr. Williams,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 48809). We will aim to send you a full response by 26/06/2018 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,

M. Hassan
FoI Requests
Home Office

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FOI Responses, Home Office

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Dear Mr Williams

 

FOI 48809

 

Please find attached a letter in response to your FOI request of 28 May
2018.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

CCT FOI

Customer Performance & Improvement

 

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Dear FOI Responses,

Thank you for your responses.

1 - You have mentioned that the cost to the Home Office for each ILR application is the same regardless of the age of the applicant, even if the applicant is a dependent and under the age of 5 years.
Since there are no checks done on a less than 5 year old child, it is not clear why the cost to the Home Office is the same as that of an adult.

2 to 5 - Thank you for the responses.

6 - You have not answered as to how many ILR Visa application (made in the UK) for child (with age less than 5 years) has been rejected/refused for a 6 month period between Oct 2017 and Mar 2018?
I agree that if the ground for refusal is not in a reportable format then there is no point in trawling through each case if the number of refusal cases is quite high. Therefore please can you respond to the first part of the original question as to how many ILR Visa applications (made in UK for child age less than five years) have been rejected. If the number is not very high, can you please provide a summary of ground for ILR refusal. If the number is very high, can you please provide a summary of ground for ILR refusal for Mar 2018.

Yours sincerely,

John Williams

FOI Responses, Home Office

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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 'Cost of processing ILR Applications'.

I raised 6 points in my request and point 2 to 5 have been replied. However I want to request review on point 1 and point 6 as detailed below:

1 - You have mentioned that the cost to the Home Office for each ILR application is the same regardless of the age of the applicant, even if the applicant is a dependent and under the age of 5 years.
Since there are no checks done on a less than 5 year old child, it is not clear why the cost to the Home Office is the same as that of an adult.

6 - You have not answered as to how many ILR Visa application (made in the UK) for child (with age less than 5 years) has been rejected/refused for a 6 month period between Oct 2017 and Mar 2018?
I agree that if the ground for refusal is not in a reportable format then there is no point in trawling through each case if the number of refusal cases is quite high.
Therefore please can you respond to the first part of the original question as to how many ILR Visa applications (made in UK for child age less than five years) have been rejected.
If the number is not very high, can you please provide a summary of ground for ILR refusal. If the number is very high, can you please provide a summary of ground for ILR refusal for Mar 2018.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

John Williams

FOI Responses, Home Office

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Dear Mr Williams

 

Please find attached the Home Office response to your request for
information, case 48809

 

Yours Sincerely

 

M Riddle

Information Rights Team, Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Performance, Assurance and Governance Directorate

Capabilities & Resources

Lower Ground floor, Seacole Building

2 Marsham Street

London

SW1P 4DF

T: +44 (0)20 7035 4848

 

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