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Offline Nan D.

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Re: Home Office Taking a Beating
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2018, 08:59:17 PM »

The timeline

2009 – Destruction of documents begins

In June 2009, the UK Border Agency approved the business case for disposing of millions of paper records.

The Home Office told us that it was then that the landing cards – or “registry slips” as they’re officially known – were earmarked for destruction. The work began in December of that year.

https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-who-destroyed-the-windrush-landing-cards



That is totally bizarre. I spend lots of time looking through archives, getting info from documents fifty years older than those. I am really wanting to believe that it's less a deliberate act than just, well, incompetence at work. I really am wanting to believe that. I'd have thought they'd have been microfilmed, at least, first.

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Re: Home Office Taking a Beating
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2018, 11:01:01 PM »
So... Windrush citizens still are in limbo, and now this former Mayor couldn't get her citizenship. I'm willing to bet she didn't use the NCS, but if she had ILR do they clearly state a BRP is needed for citizenship?


Ex-mayor of Ipswich denied citizenship after almost 40 years in UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/23/ex-mayor-of-ipswich-inga-lockington-denied-citizenship-after-almost-40-years-in-uk?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

I genuinely hope they start implementing processes so you can correct small errors without giving up £1000+ on applications!
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Re: Home Office Taking a Beating
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2018, 09:12:06 AM »
So... Windrush citizens still are in limbo, and now this former Mayor couldn't get her citizenship. I'm willing to bet she didn't use the NCS, but if she had ILR do they clearly state a BRP is needed for citizenship?


Ex-mayor of Ipswich denied citizenship after almost 40 years in UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/23/ex-mayor-of-ipswich-inga-lockington-denied-citizenship-after-almost-40-years-in-uk?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

I genuinely hope they start implementing processes so you can correct small errors without giving up £1000+ on applications!

I'm replying to this to let you know I saw your post and appreciate you sharing it.  I don't actually have anything to say (the article pretty much sums it up), but just giving your post a "like" didn't seem appropriate, y'know?
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