Immigration of Non-EU parents of British citizens

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Dear Home Office

Please advice on the following, in relation to non-EU parents of British citizens/residents and the new 'rules' brought in with effect from 9th July:

a) how many non-EU parents of British citizens/those with indefinite leave to remain, have applied for a UK settlement visa since 9th July 2012 under the new rules (not 8th July, 9th July) - and of these, how many have been approved, refused and are pending, up until what date?

b) please give at least three examples of situations where parents meet the criteria set, without the condition being along the lines of 'this person will meet the criteria if they can show that this level of care can only be provided in the UK'. That is, we would like, under the FOI act, actual examples of situations where someone does meet the crtieria under the new rules (if anyone), without the reference being this person will meet the criteria if they meet another specified element of the criteria! i.e. no circular examples please!

Yours faithfully

BritCits

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Dear BritCits

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 9 November 2012 in which you ask for
statistics and examples of cases granted to non EU parents of British
citizens/ permanent residents since 9 July 2012 under the new family
migration rules. Your request has been handled as a request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find
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Britcits,

 

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Dear FOI Requests,

Let us make it simple for you. How many non-EU parents of British citizens/those with indefinite leave to remain, have applied for a UK settlement visa since 9th July 2012 under the new rules (not 8th July, 9th July).

Please also let us know how many non EU parents of British citizens whose application is under the new rules in force since 9July have been approved? This is a simple X applied and Y were approved and by no means should cost over £600. If these stats aren't readily available we will be questioning the efficiency and operations of UKBA if not having basic records readily available!!

Please also give 3 case studies (anonymised, but giving examples of situations that where the criteria is satisfied) of situations where parents meet the criteria set, without the condition being along the lines of 'this person will meet the criteria if they can show that this
level of care can only be provided in the UK'. That is, we would
like, under the FOI act, actual examples of situations where
someone does meet the crtieria under the new rules (if anyone),
without the reference being this person will meet the criteria if
they meet another specified element of the criteria! These do not have to be actual examples if you are afraid that anonymised actual examples will contravene DPA, but can be examples based on your own studies of who will be able to satisfy the criteria (it's clear who won't, so positives only please).

Yours sincerely

BritCits

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Dear BritCits

 

Please find attached a combined internal review response and report into
the Home Office responses to FOI case 25036 and 25041

 

Many Thanks

 

Martin Riddle | Information Access Team
Information Management Services | Financial and Corporate Services Group
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Dear FOI Responses

Let's try this again.

In a Home Office letter dated 18 December 2012 from Lord Taylor of Holbeach to Lord Avebury it stated "The management information which is currently available from the UK Border Agency's systems for the period from 9 July to 31 October (and is provisional and subject to change) is that one settlement visa was issued in that period to an adult dependent relative under the new rules", where new rules relates to the rules in effect from 9 July 2012.

This indicates that such information IS available.

I therefore ask some questions under FOI again:

a) Please indicate how many adult dependant relative settlement applications were received under the rules in effect for applications submitted after 9 July 2012?

b) Of the figure in a), how many of these have been i) granted ii) refused iii) are still in process:

x) to the most recent date available
xx) to 31 October 2012? i.e. Given Lord Taylor's statement that the info relating to the issue of 'one settlement visa' is provisional and subject to change, what is the status of this now?

Yours sincerely

BritCits

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Dear BritCits

Thank you for your follow up e mail - as below. This is being treated as a new request and we will respond in due course.

Regards

Information Access Team

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

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BritCits left an annotation ()

Yes, I was perhaps expecting too much in thinking Home Office would have notes of the relationship to sponsor. Other FOI request refers to all adult dependants, rather than parents.

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 'Immigration of Non-EU parents of British citizens'.

The response is now over the 20 working days within which the Home Office is requierd to respond, from 24 July 2013.

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

Yours faithfully,

BritCits

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BritCits,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office. In regards to your email of 10th September 2013, we will be treating your request as a Time Complaint. Under the laws of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Home Office has until 08th October 2013 to respond to your request.

The Time Complaint will be carried out by L.Galarza. Please feel free to contact us if you do not hear from us after the deadline date.

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Please find attached the response to your FOI request for internal review - time complaint.

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Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

Further to your below email.

I appreciate the response to your request is now overdue, but unfortunately we need to clarify your request with you.

I would be grateful if you would confirm whether you are referring to applications made abroad.

Regards,

Information Access Team

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

My question relates to all applications you hold information for, whether made from within the UK or abroad.

My understanding of the rules however is that applications cannot be made from within the UK. Please therefore also clarify on your side, once you are finally providing the information, a breakdown of the numbers for applications from within the UK and abroad, where the information is available (which I suspect given your request for clarification, it is).

Yours sincerely,

BritCits

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Dear BritCits

Thank you for your recent e mail – as below. We are dealing with your enquiry and will respond in due course.

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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 'Immigration of Non-EU parents of British citizens'.

My request was refused fro not being materially different to an earlier one, however the earlier one was refused because the Home office stated they don't hold statistics on non-EU parents. Therefore my subsequent request was to cover all adult dependants which includes parents, in line with the adult dependant relative immigration rules. Referring me to statistics which includes ghurkhas and those granted settlement on humanitarian grounds is to falsely inflate the actual figures and therefore is very misleading.

I state again. The Home Office has clearly separate immigration rules for adult dependant relatives of British citizens and permanent residents. It should not be onerous or expensive to obtain the number of visa applications made, granted and refused within this category alone, given the rules are specific to a group.

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

Yours faithfully,

BritCits

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Please find attached a copy of the response for FOI 29029 which you do not
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Lola berwoots left an annotation ()

I could see they (several case workers) spent considerable time and resources elaborating several replies to this FOI request, in which they consistently deny to disclose the information requested. There are man-hours of work put in their replies: the replies are carefully thought in order to force the FOI into a closed loop extended in time.

Clearly the reasons given are in conflict with their actual acts, from which it transpires the true reason to avoid this FOI is not budget.

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