Marriage visas

Stephen Cockburn made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Home Office.

Dear Home Office,

1. How many marriage/partner visas for non-EU citizens have been refused or put on hold because of the introduction of an income threshold since the policy was introduced in 2012?

2. What proportion is this of overall refusals for this type of visa?

3. What is the breakdown of these refusals by gender and nationality?

4. Can you share any correspondance and impact assessments that estimate the likely impact of this policy on immigration numbers, and its economic impact?

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Cockburn

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Dear Stephen Cockburn

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 Mr Cockburn

 

Thank you for your email correspondence of 12 September 2013 in which you
requested information relating to marriage/partner visas for non-EU
citizens. Please find attached a response

 

Yours Sincerely

 

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Dear FOI Responses,

I am requesting an internal review in regards to this item as I cannot understand how it could take this long.

Please can you proceed with the request and explain precisely the reason for the delay?

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Cockburn

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From: Stephen Cockburn [mailto:[FOI #176603 email]]
Sent: 31 October 2013 23:25
To: FOI Responses
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Marriage
visas

 

Dear FOI Responses,

 

I am requesting an internal review in regards to this item as I cannot
understand how it could take this long.

 

Please can you proceed with the request and explain precisely the reason
for the delay?

 

Many thanks.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Stephen Cockburn

 

 

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Mr Cockburn,

 

Please find attached the response to your Internal Review time complaint.

 

Regards

 

J Kirby

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Cockburn,

 

Please first accept our apologies for the delay in responding.

 

Thank you for your email of 12 September 2013 which has been handled as a
request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please find attached our response.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Information Access Team

 

 

 

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Dear FOI Responses,

Thank you for the detailed explanation and the links to the impact assessment.

Now the July-Sep 2013 immigration statistics have been published (the reason for holding back some of the requested information) could you clarify how many applications for marriage visas were put on hold due to the income threshold during this period?

And could you please let me know what countries these originated from?

The published information does not seem to break the numbers down in this way.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Cockburn

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Rachel Garcia left an annotation ()

They are not likely to release this information until later (See my similar request here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...), though when that will be is anyone's guess.

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Dear Mr Cockburn,

 

Thank you for your email of 2 December. Your request has been handled as a
request for information under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.

Please find attached our response.

 

Your Sincerely

 

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