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Immigration: Anna Zurabishvili

Volume 698: debated on Monday 4 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On what date the decision in the Immigration and Asylum Appeal Tribunal in the case of Anna Zurabishvili (No. VA/27417/2007) was communicated to the entry clearance officer at the British embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. [HL1604]

The entry clearance officer at our embassy in Tbilisi received the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal’s decision on Ms Zurabishvili's appeal on 28 January. The Home Office had sent it by diplomatic bag on 14 January.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the deemed date of receipt of the decision in the Immigration and Asylum Appeals Tribunal in the case of Anna Zurabishvili (No. VA/27417/2007) by the entry clearance officer at the British embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. [HL1605]

The entry clearance officer at our embassy in Tbilisi received the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal's (AIT) decision on Ms Zurabishvili’s appeal on 28 January. The Home Office had sent it by diplomatic bag on 14 January. The decision, promulgated by the AIT on 19 December 2007, will have been deemed to have been received by the Home Office presenting officer (the respondent’s representative) five days after the date of promulgation (on 24 December 2007).

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On what date the appeal submission in the name of Nino Trollope in the case of a visa application by Anna Zurabishvili of Georgia was first considered by the entry clearance officer at the British embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. [HL1606]

The entry clearance officer at our embassy in Tbilisi has never received the appeal against the decision of 31 May 2007 refusing Ms Zurabushvili’s application for a visit visa.