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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by ohara » Sat May 21, 2016 10:03 am

I ticked everything. I have never filled in a landing card in my life and when everything came through it just said on the letter that no landing cards were found.

I suggest you stop calling UKVI on the phone, the helpline is completely useless.

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by VinGam » Sun May 22, 2016 10:10 am

I ticked everything a part from the VISA checkbox.

Thanks, Ohara.

Yes, they told me they don't hold that info but if I can prove I acquired it before the date in the DCPR then I can do the Naturalisation.
EEA DCPR timeline
Documents sent: 24.02.16; DCPR received:14.05.16; Total: 80 days
Naturalisation timeline
Document sent: 16.12.16; Biometric: 11.01.2017; Approval 21.02.2017; Ceremony 06.03.2017; Passport Received 13.03.2017; Total: 87 days

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by VinGam » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:48 pm

Today I received my SAR request.
I would like to thank you for your help.

I will share my time line:
SAR document sent: 21/05/2016
SAR document received: not tracked, I guess they received it within few days.
Letter of Acknowledge: 08/08/2016
Money taken: cheque method 23/06/2016
Document received: 09/07/2016
Document dated: 02/07/2016

If you have previously done a DCPR request I can confirm it contains the date you acquired the PR status under section Entitlement.
However, the only information I have received is about my DCPR even if I have asked for everything, do they have data they collect at the airport or something else?
EEA DCPR timeline
Documents sent: 24.02.16; DCPR received:14.05.16; Total: 80 days
Naturalisation timeline
Document sent: 16.12.16; Biometric: 11.01.2017; Approval 21.02.2017; Ceremony 06.03.2017; Passport Received 13.03.2017; Total: 87 days

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by ohara » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:25 am

VinGam wrote:Today I received my SAR request.
I would like to thank you for your help.

I will share my time line:
SAR document sent: 21/05/2016
SAR document received: not tracked, I guess they received it within few days.
Letter of Acknowledge: 08/08/2016
Money taken: cheque method 23/06/2016
Document received: 09/07/2016
Document dated: 02/07/2016

If you have previously done a DCPR request I can confirm it contains the date you acquired the PR status under section Entitlement.
However, the only information I have received is about my DCPR even if I have asked for everything, do they have data they collect at the airport or something else?
When did you last see your passport actually getting scanned when you entered an EEA country? :wink:

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by noajthan » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:29 am

ohara wrote:When did you last see your passport actually getting scanned when you entered an EEA country? :wink:
Its not all about passport scans. There are other, ahem, systems in operation.
Some Union citizen members have reported finding interesting results captured in their SARs.
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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by VinGam » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:11 am

ohara wrote: When did you last see your passport actually getting scanned when you entered an EEA country? :wink:
When I use e-gate, and usually they always scan it.

I cannot believe it's the only information they have about me. Should I have sent them the ID cards I have used when I did not have a passport?

I will send them an email tonight in order to have more information.
EEA DCPR timeline
Documents sent: 24.02.16; DCPR received:14.05.16; Total: 80 days
Naturalisation timeline
Document sent: 16.12.16; Biometric: 11.01.2017; Approval 21.02.2017; Ceremony 06.03.2017; Passport Received 13.03.2017; Total: 87 days

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by Emz » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:37 am

Hi! Some advice please - my partner is an overstayer of many many years and currently making his Visa application in the proper manner however we need to carry out an SAR check.
The only ID he has is an expired passport and a utility bill. My question is is there any danger of sending the expired passport? Will the office want to see current Visa details in order to run the check?
Obviously we are worried about alerting authorities however we have to run this check for the application....stuck between a rock and a hard place!
Thank you!

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by vinny » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:52 am

Standard subject access request form wrote:Do not send original documents, we are only asking for copies to be authenticated by a solicitor. If you can not provide a certified copy of any of the photo ID listed above we will accept a photograph certified by a solicitor as a true likeness.
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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by 2017london » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:35 am

Hi There
Did anyone done a SAR lately as I am planning to request one but it seems they dont do a free on line version anymore. and also Do I need a solicitor to sign my doc copies or not?
Thanks in advance

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Fast Track SAR

Post by TakesLong » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:35 pm

Hi,

I did a Fast Track SAR only very recently, there are a lot of page and the relevant information is I think hidden on page 6.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... mmigration

Good luck

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by TakesLong » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:40 pm

You have to fill out the form I linked in the previous post and send it by post, no need to pay, worked well, I got the answer in under two weeks, and as I said the information is a bit hidden, but it does the trick.

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by amjadleeds » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:37 pm

Hi everyone

I would like to apply SAR, please someone guide me, can I certified my copies of passport from Accountant or teacher, or it is compulsory must be certified from Solicitor,
Thanks

Amjad

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by lorichka » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:56 pm

Hi all,

I am looking to trace back any time spent outside the UK in the past 5 years but I am struggling to get 2013 and 2014. I just didn't keep any records because I never considered applying for citizenship prior to Brexit :(

Does a SAR give you the datapoints for entry / exit from the country for EU citizens? I am Bulgarian.


thanks!


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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by siddharthpandey » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:25 pm

amjadleeds wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:37 pm
Hi everyone

I would like to apply SAR, please someone guide me, can I certified my copies of passport from Accountant or teacher, or it is compulsory must be certified from Solicitor,
Thanks

Amjad
Hi Amjad,

What did you do finally to certify the photo identification? Did you got SAR without certifying from anyone?

Regards
Sid

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by amjadleeds » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:37 pm

Hi

I have sent them certified copies my identification from solicitor . When you will certify copies of your passport or driving license, do you make sure you write the same wording on copies as per suggested in the application form ?.
I got my SAR within 40 days,

Best wishes,

Amjad

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by Denise79 » Mon May 21, 2018 6:18 pm

Hi how do I get SAR if out of country tried the online form but asks for UK address?

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by KayOne » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:29 am

Hello,

Please, does anyone know if I can use Post Office to certify my Photo ID as required for SAR? Is it acceptable by Home Office?

Regards,
Kay

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by sammujaan » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:54 pm

I applied SAR on 9 th July 2018 and solicitor signed true likeness document I posted on 14 th July and they received on 16 th July .

I mentioned reference of current visa application
and previous visa application reference numbers.
Attached my Photo , passport copy and current and past visa copies.

I applied for detailed SAR request, on 13-08-2018 I wrote a letter to UKVI to change my request from detailed to Basic .

Till now no response from UKVI .
I didn't received any SAR .

How long it will take , is there any problem to get SAR if any one application already under processing?

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Re: How to do a Subject Access Request

Post by nehaniran12 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:56 am

I made a SAR request via home office website. At the end of it, I have been given document checklist where I have to certify my passport photo. Under this option, there are certain people who can certify and they are legal representative, solicitor, barrister, commissioner for oaths and registered charity.

My question is, can someone else sign instead of the above mentioned people?

It seems like SAR request is free of charge these days as there is an information on the checklist that "no payment required" :roll:

thanks

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