Non-EU spouses of British citizens

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Dear UK Border Agency,

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

a) How many non-EU spouses have applied for a spouse visa since 9th July 2012 under the new rules (not 8th July, 9th July)

b) Of the total number of non-EU spouses who have applied for a spouse visa since 9th July 2012 under the new rules,
how many, by a date specified by you in your response, have been i) approved ii)refused and iii) are pending?

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 Non-EU Spouses of British Citizens.

We will respond shortly.

Yours sincerely,
UKBA Freedom of Information Act Team

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

The response to our request dated 12 November has been delayed. We understand that by law the authority should normally respond promptly, which would make it that a response should have been received by 10 December.

Look forward to hearing from you on this, as if organisations do not respect FOI, then it makes the whole concept worthless.

Yours sincerely

BritCits

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

I apologise for the delay and we will respond as soon as possible.

Regards,
FOI 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,

Thank you for your response, although there appear to be some glaring inconsistencies.

You stated under b) that of 3295 FLR(M) applications received between 9 July 2012 and 30 September 2012, 410 had been decided bt the date of your response; of which 85 were granted and 25 were refused. Please clarify the then status of the remaining 300 'decided' applications.

You also stated that of the 4630 SET(M) applications decided, 3780 were granted and 10 were refused. Please clarify the then status of the remaining 840 'decided' applications.

Please also confirm (I note that you didnt do so despite my original request) that the above figures all relate to applications made under rules in force post 9th July.

Please also now update the figures provided in January 2013. For the avoidance of doubt, I will lay out the questions again:

C) how many non-EEA spouses of British citizens or those with indefinite leave to remain in the UK have applied for a visa, where their application is considered under the rules in force since 9th July 2012?

D) Of the total number of non-EEA spouses who have applied for a visa where their application is considerd under the rules in force sicne 9th July 2012, how many BY A DATE SPECIFIED BY YOU, have been

i) approved, ii) refused and iii) remain pending?

Yours sincerely,

BritCits

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear BritCits

 

Re: Non-EU spouses of British citizens

 

Thank you for your follow up e mail relating to FOI 25038. We are treating
this matter as a new request FOI 28278 and will respond in due course.

 

Regards

 

Information Access Team

Home Office

 

 

 

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Dear UK Border Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'Non-EU spouses of British citizens'.

OVER THREE MONTHS OVERDUE!!

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

Yours faithfully,

BritCits

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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FOI Requests, UK Border Agency

Dear BritCits

 

Thank you for your email of 25/10/13, in which you ask for an internal
review of our response to your Freedom of Information request of 28278.

 

We will aim to send you a full response by 22/11/2013, which is twenty
working days from the date when we received your request.

 

The internal review will be carried out by P.Zebedee. If you have any
questions then please do not hesitate to contact them using the above
address.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Requests

 

 

 

Dear UK Border Agency,

 

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

 

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling
of my FOI request 'Non-EU spouses of British citizens'.

 

OVER THREE MONTHS OVERDUE!!

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

BritCits

 

 

 

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NW Region FOI, UK Border Agency

Dear BritCits

Thank you for your email.

I am sorry a response to your enquiry has been delayed. We are currently gathering the information and will reply to you as soon as we can.

Kind Regards

NW FOI Team

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FOI Requests, UK Border Agency

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Please find attached in response to your Time Complaint.

 

Regards,

 

P. Zebedee | Information Management Services | Operational Systems
Transformation (OST) | Lower Ground Floor | Seacole Building | Home
Office | 2 Marsham Street | London SW1P 4DF

 

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Dear Sir or Madam

 

Please find the response to your FOI enquiry of 22 July attached to this
email.

 

Kind regards

 

NW Region FOI Team

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Meliana Pearsall left an annotation ()

Wow it took five months to decline on the basis of section 12

Dear UK Border Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's handling of my FOI request 'Non-EU spouses of British citizens'.

I am deeply concerned that numbers I received further to a very simple FOI request do not add up and the Home Office is saying it will cost them over £600 to explain why numbers they provided themselves do not add up. This makes the entire process of providing any data nonsensical, as clearly the HO thinks it can spout out incorrect data and then when pulled up on it, cite cost as a reason to cover up their deficiencies.

Please respond with an explanation as my my 22 July 2013 email ASAP, else I will be taking this further to the Information Commissioner and the media.

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

Yours faithfully,

BritCits

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Thank you for contacting the UK Border Agency Freedom of Information Team.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to any
recorded information held by public authorities
If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 24 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act.

The Act does not give people access to their own personal data
(information about themselves). If you require information that a public
authority holds about you, you must make a Subject Access Request under
the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find further details on how to do
make a Subject Access Request by following the link below:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/naviga...

We are unable to respond to other types of immigration enquiries or
general correspondence. For further information please visit our
comprehensive website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team
UK Border Agency

 

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FOI Requests, UK Border Agency

BritCits

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office, in which you ask for an internal
review of your Freedom of Information request

 

We will aim to send you a full response by 04/03/2014  which is twenty
working days from the date we received your request.

 

The internal review will be carried out by C Aitken (ref 28278). If you
have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Thank you

 

FOI Requests

Home Office

 

 

From: BritCits

 

4 February 2014

Dear UK Border Agency,

 

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of

Information reviews.

 

I am writing to request an internal review of UK Border Agency's

handling of my FOI request 'Non-EU spouses of British citizens'.

 

I am deeply concerned that numbers I received further to a very

simple FOI request do not add up and the Home Office is saying it

will cost them over £600 to explain why numbers they provided

themselves do not add up. This makes the entire process of

providing any data nonsensical, as clearly the HO thinks it can

spout out incorrect data and then when pulled up on it, cite cost

as a reason to cover up their deficiencies.

 

Please respond with an explanation as my my 22 July 2013 email

ASAP, else I will be taking this further to the Information

Commissioner and the media.

 

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is

available on the Internet at this address:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

 

Yours faithfully,

 

BritCits

 

 

 

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Somebody in the media picked up on this fast: http://politics.co.uk/news/2014/02/05/sh...

Good work Ian Dunt!

@BritCits - The Home Office are simply showing everyone what we already know: They haven't got the slightest idea what is going on.

FOI Responses, UK Border Agency

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Dear Britcits

Please find attached the Home Office response to your request internal
review request of case 28278

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Home Office

 

 

 

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