Immigration of Non-EU parents of British citizens

The request was refused by UK Border Agency.

Dear UKBA

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

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear BritCits,

Thank you for your email, in which you ask for information regarding Immigration of Non-EU parents of British Citizens.

We will respond shortly.

Yours sincerely,
UKBA Freedom of Information Act Team

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NW Region FOI, UK Border Agency

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Dear  Sir or Madam,

 

I attach our response to the request which you made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Thank you.

 

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Dear NW Region FOI,

Please then give me the number of non-EU parents, grandparents and dependent relatives (these three categories grouped together is fine if as you say, your systems and staff do not hold separate records and cannot filter it for the migrant) of British citizens/those with indefinite leave to remain, who 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?

I trust this is easier to obtain...although I suspect you will raise a problem with this to prolong the issue (I will persevere, so please do the right thing and respond!)

On the second point, and with all due respect, it would be good if the FOI and UKBA staff had the same level of english as they are expecting budding migrants to have. The Annex FM which you refer to does NOT in fact, give examples 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' - VERY CLEARLY STATED IN MY REQUEST!. As we said in the request, we would like, under the FOI act, actual or hypotethical 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!

This is something that has not been provided on any UKBA or Home Office documents, but since the government has put in a criteria, I would like to thing they are competent enough to be aware of situations where people may be able to meet the criteria. Or have they in fact put in a crtieria knowing no one will be able to meet it?

Yours sincerely

BritCits

Dear NW Region FOI,

Not happy..as I have to keep pursuing this when the point of FOI is FREEDOM OF INFORMATION!

Could someone please tell that to UKBA?!

It would be good if UKBA staff had the same level of english as they are expecting budding migrants to have.

The Annex FM which they refer to does NOT in fact, give examples 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' - as was VERY CLEARLY STATED IN MY REQUEST, we have asked for examples that are not circular references!. We would like, under the FOI act, actual or hypotethical examples of situations where someone could or 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!

This is something that has not been provided on any UKBA or Home Office documents, but since the government has put in a criteria, I would like to thing they are competent enough to be aware of situations where people may be able to meet the criteria. Or have they in fact put in a crtieria knowing no one will be able to meet it?

Yours sincerely

BritCits

NW Region FOI, UK Border Agency

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have requested the statistical department if it is possible to provide data as requested below and will advise you when this is available.

With regard to the 2nd point in the original response it is stated that no further examples are available; nevertheless I have referred your comments back to the appropriate department for a further response and will contact you as soon as possible.

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FOI Responses, UK Border Agency

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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
Ground Floor | Seacole Building | Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London
SW1P 4DF
Switchboard Number: 0207 035 4848

 

 

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