Dear Home Office,
With the new front end services do you upload the referee declaration online or take it to the appointment?
Please be aware that we have decided to handle your correspondence of 6 December outside the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. This is because it does not meet the criteria for a Freedom of Information request, as it does not ask for recorded information.
Below is a link to the ICO guidance for the criteria for valid requests under the Act:
We will provide an answer to your query, but it will be answer outside of the provisions of the Act. You should expect to receive a response in due course.
Thank you for your enquiry dated 6th December 2018 regarding your query.
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