Dear Home Office,

Please see below for an FOI request with regards to British citizens returning to the UK with non-EEA family members using the Surinder Singh route.

a) Please provide the number of applications received under Surinder Singh, within the following time periods

January 2013 - August 2013 (or as recent as possible, please provide the date to which this is provided)
January 2012 - December 2012
January 2011 - December 2011

i) number of applications received in aach of the above periods
ii) number of applications granted the residence card
iii) number of applications refused the residence card
iv) number of applications that are still in procses

Please also note any reasons for difference in the number within ii)-iv) not summing up to the number in i).

b) Please also provide information on the time taken for the processing, from receipt of application by the Home Office to

i) the issuance of a 6 month stamp allowing said family members to live and work in the UK while their application is being processed, and
ii) the issuance of the 5 year residence card.

covering the same time intervals as in a).

Regards

BritCits

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Dear Surinder Singh

Thank you for your recent e mail – as below. We are dealing with your enquiry and will respond in due course.

Regards

Information Access Team
Home Office

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

hmmm... BritCits ( http://britcits.com/ ) is a official/formal group that made the request, yet the home office have directed the response to Surinder Singh?

Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

The response to my request has been delayed. By law, you should have responded promptly, and no later than by 11 October 2013.

Yours sincerely,

BritCits

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NW Region FOI, Home Office

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Please find attached a response to your enquiry made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  I am sorry for the delay in replying.

 

Kind Regards

 

NW FOI Team

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Dear NW Region FOI,

In your response you state you have provided all the relevant info which the HO holds. However, you have refused to provide any info on cost basis. The CID must have info on the sponsor's citizenship, which if British and applying udner EEA regulations, automatically means Suridner Singh route, even if this expression is not captured in the database.

Please explain what info you believe you have provided or if you cannot do this, please list all the mandatory fields in the CID.

Yours sincerely,

BritCits

Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Well, take a look here... They can give plenty of information relating to a Zambrano case...:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

So, one would assume the same type of information should be accessible in singh cases...

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

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Dear BritCits

Please see the attached response to your below enquiry

Information Access Team

From: BritCits [mailto:[FOI #176658 email]]
Sent: 04 February 2014 13:33
To: NW Region FOI
Subject: Re: FOI 28957

Dear NW Region FOI,

In your response you state you have provided all the relevant info which the HO holds. However, you have refused to provide any info on cost basis. The CID must have info on the sponsor's citizenship, which if British and applying udner EEA regulations, automatically means Suridner Singh route, even if this expression is not captured in the database.

Please explain what info you believe you have provided or if you cannot do this, please list all the mandatory fields in the CID.

Yours sincerely,

BritCits

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

I am happy for this to be treated as a new FOI request, provided you will respond within 20 working days of my original request, as required by FOI law.

Yours sincerely,

BritCits

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

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.

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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 'Surinder Singh'.

TIME DELAY

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

Yours faithfully,

BritCits

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Hello,

 

Please see the attached response to your FOI request.

 

Regards

 

S. Snowsell

Home Office

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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 'Surinder Singh'.

Home Office is refusing to provide the info on the basis that a similar query was made several months ago. They seem unable to grasp that a) they did not provide me with an answer the first time round b) the request is now different.

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

Yours faithfully,

BritCits

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BritCits

 

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This will be handled as an internal review of your Freedom of Information
request .

 

The internal review will be carried out by C Haynes (ref 30715) who will
investigate and respond to you.

 

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Absolute joke goes hand in hand with their removal of Information re Singh on their website...

FOI Requests, Home Office

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Dear BritCits,

 

Please see the attached copy of the internal review report.

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

 

Kind regards,

 

A Anokwuru

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