Stats on refusals/grants of entry clearance visas

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Dear Home Office

Please provide information on

a) the number of entry clearance applications, covering the period 1 July 2012 to as recently as your stats allow.

b) The initial decision in the applications referred to in a) being a i) refusal ii) grant iii) still pending

c) how many of the numbers in b) i) and a ii) were reviewed either by another ECO or an ECM, and the numbers refused and granted, post this review.

I am trying to assess the impact of a review by an ECM or ECO to see in how many cases the original decision is upheld.

Regards

BritCits

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Dear VSD - FOI Enquiries

Thank you for the information. On point 3, you indicate that 368,005 applications were reviewed by an ECM. Could you please clarify

1) I note your use of the word 'maintained' suggests all the 368,005 reviewed were refusals. However could you please confirm this or otherwise indicate how many of the 368,005 reviews were a grant by an ECO, and how many were a refusal by an ECO, prior to the ECM review.

2) Please provide any information on how the 368,005 cases for review were selected. Were they all for example at the request of the applicant or their representative for a reconsideration?

Yours sincerely

BritCits

Dear Home Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Stats on refusals/grants of entry clearance visas'.

severe time delay!

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Yours faithfully,

BritCits

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Dear BritCits,

 

Please see the attached outcome of the internal review into the handling
of FOI request 33251.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

L. Picton

 

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