Dear UK Border Agency,

This is a FOIA request.

In this request, MATERIAL means existing UKBA guidelines or procedures or policy or training material or other information that may be referred to in the course of processing EEA applications for Residence Cards and Permanent Residence Cards.

I am NOT requesting content from the already-released European Casework Instructions (Chapter 2 and Chapters 4-13).

I request all MATERIAL used by UKBA in assessing whether EEA citizens are considered to have “sufficient resources” to qualify as either a “self-sufficient person” or a “student”.

I request all MATERIAL used by UKBA in assessing whether an EEA applicant’s “comprehensive sickness insurance” meets the requirements to qualify as either a “self-sufficient person” or a “student”. This may include, but the request is not limited to, lists of specific providers and policies which are sufficient or which are not sufficient, or guidelines for evaluating the specific medical insurance policy document that an applicant has submitted.

Please provide identifying reference information for all material provided, as well as providing section, page and/or paragraph information when the complete source is not provided.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Simpson

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for you email.
I am outoof the office until Monday 5/09/11. Please contact the Freedom of
Information Mailbox for any urgent queries

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

I just wanted to check that you actually got my FOI request. I got an "Im out of the office" message, likely in mistake.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Simpson

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear Robert Simpson,

We have received your request and it is currently being processed.


Freedom of Information Act Policy Team

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Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear Robert Simpson

Re: EEA sufficient resources and CSI (84915)

Thank you for your recent e mail concerning the above matter. We are currently dealing with your enquiry and will respond shortly.

Kind Regards

FOI Team

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Bryant, Serena,

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Dear Mr Simpson,

Thank you for your freedom of information request which has been passed
to myself for a response (see attached).

Kind regards

S Bryant
Policy Manager
Nationality and European Policy Team
North West Region
UK Border Agency

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Robert Simpson left an annotation ()

They claim all their material on sufficient resources is already published:

With regards to your request for all material used in assessing sufficient resources, we believe that the information you have requested is already reasonably accessible to you. It can be found in pages 32 to 35 of the modernised guidance document “European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals: free movement rights” which has been published on the UK Border Agency website. For your reference you can access this document here:

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About CSI (Comprehensive Sickness Insurance):

The Home Office does not hold a list of specific insurers or insurance policies that would meet the requirements of the Regulations relating to comprehensive sickness insurance. Applications received by the UK Border Agency are assessed on a case by case basis and in accordance with the operational guidance issued.

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