EEA Family Permit Applications in British Embassy (Visa Section) Beijing

John Kelly made this Freedom of Information request to Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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From: John Kelly

Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Please provide, within the required FOI timeframe, the total number
of EEA Family Permit applications made, along with the percentage
accepted and rejected at the British Embassy in Beijing, China
during the period from January 2010 to January 2012.

Please confirm the reason for charging a service fee for EEA Family
Permits (for applications lodged in Beijing) when the EEA
Regulations clearly state that such permits are to be issued free.

Yours faithfully,
John Kelly

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

FOI Request, Ref: 0132-12

Dear Mr Kelly

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 06 February 2012 and will aim to respond within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team

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From: Freedom Of Information Team ( IND )

Dear John Kelly
Re:    Family Permit Applications in British Embassy (Visa Section)
Beijing (104646)
Thank you for your e mail concerning the above matter. This has been
passed to the UK Border Agency to deal and we will respond shortly.
Kind Regards
FOI Team

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Dear Mr Kelly,


Please see attached letter.


Kind regards,


Sarah Wrathall | Desk Officer Hong Kong, China Department | Room WH2.297
| Asia Pacific Directorate | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | King
Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH | Tel: +44 (0)20 7008 2928
|  FTN: 7008 2928 | 


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Dear Mr Kelly


Please find attached our reply to your FOI request


Stuart Melrose

Visa Customer Services




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Robert Simpson left an annotation ()

Do you have a URL link that refers to "the service fee for EEA Family Permits (for applications lodged in Beijing)"? I can not find anything on their web site.

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John Kelly left an annotation ()

There was never a link on the website about EEA FP fees, but we were told about it when we went to the visa processing centre (an outsourcing centre that deals with all UK visa applications) to get the relevant application form and list of required documents. Apparently it has now changed and no fee is required for EEA FPs (which is correct and in line with the EU regulations). I just checked again last week.

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