Twelve week rule - issue visa after appeal win.

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Dear Home Office,

I have seen a number of references on the Internet about a twelve week policy rules to issue a visa when an applicant wins an appeal.

I have been unable to find this policy online.

I have found references to the policy on the website which validates the existence of the policy.

Can you please provide me with a copy of the policy that the various references references are referring to.

I do understand that the home office are rather busy at the moment and this twelve weeks has had four weeks added. Taking it to sixteen weeks. This is noted on the justice website.

Was this information communicated in a document to the justice website authors or relevant body to update. Can you please provide a copy of this information.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Lewis

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Dear Rebecca Lewis

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Dear Ms Lewis,


Please find attached the reply to your FOI enquiry.



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Dear VSD - FOI Enquiries,

I would like to thank you for the speedy response to my request. Do you think it would be worthwhile asking the moj for this Information....

Yours sincerely,

R Lewis

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So the twelve week rule is actually the eight week rule... interesting.

VSD - FOI Enquiries, Home Office

Dear Ms Lewis,

Thank you for your email, it might be worth asking MOJ for the appeal information.

Kind regards
FOI team

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