Salaries of each grade in the UK High Commission in Lagos, Nigeria

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Douglas Shillinglaw

Dear Home Office,

Please can you provide me with the salary amount paid to each grade within the Visa Processing Team in Lagos, Nigeria & what the salaries are for each management grade up to High Commissioner who are associated with this team.

I spent a total of £1,800 on 2 visa applications in August 2012 for my wife & her son (both Nigerian) which were subsequently refused so please provide me with a breakdown how you can justify an amount of £900 per each application, how this figure was calculated & how this amount is used to pay for each individual cost relating to the application process.

You should also confirm why 2 separate applications have to made for an adult & a dependent child when 1 application form including both would make it simpler & easier to process or is it just an exercise by the UK government to boost profits to pay excessive bonuses to senior management in Nigeria & the UK

I request you confirm the amount of bonus paid to each member of the Visa processing team in Lagos for each grade from Entry Clearance Office (ECO) upwards to the High Commissioner relating to the number of declined Visa applications & explain how the bonus scheme operates, who decides how it should be applied, etc.

I also want to know the total number of visa applications received by the Lagos office to date for a UK visa relating to a spouse & dependent children since the new minimum income rule came into effect in July 2012, the number of visa approved & the number of visa declined. Regarding any decline decisions, please provide me with a specific breakdown of why the case was refused & the number of refusal decisions under each category

Please explain how a ECO & ECM (Entry Clearance Manager) in the UK visa processing team in Lagos, Nigeria are trained & qualified to refuse an application under Article of the Human Rights Act ie. the right to have a family life & why the right of a child to be with his parent in the UK is also not considered. You should also explain what training is given to ECO & ECM's to ensure that they deal with each application request fairly, what measures are in place to ensure that management above these grades are ensuring that visa applications are dealt with correctly by lower grades. You should also explain each step taken relating to receipt of an UK visa application up to the decision being made if the case is refused or accepted including expected timescales for each part of the process.

Regarding the staff employed by the UK visa processing team in Lagos, Nigeria, please confirm the i) the total number of staff within this team ii) what the nationality(s) is/are of the team iii) the number of staff for each nationality within the team iv) the number & nationality of each staff grade within the team

Yours faithfully,

Douglas Shillinglaw

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Dear Douglas Shillinglaw

 

Re: Salaries of each grade in the UK High Commission in Lagos, Nigeria
(175006)

 

Thank you for your recent e mail concerning the above matter. We are
dealing with your enquiry and will respond in due course.

 

Regards

 

Information Access Team

Home Office

 

 

 

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Douglas Shillinglaw

Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),ref: 175006

Please note that your e-mail of 3 September 2013 to me stated I should, BY LAW, have now received a reply to my recent e-mail to you with all the various information which I requested about the Lagos Visa Processing Team.

As its now 30 September 2013, please can you advise ne when I will receive all the details which I have requested & should note that if you do not respond to me promptly, I will be registering a complaint & asking that senior management get involved with my case.

Yours sincerely,

Douglas Shillinglaw

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