The list was established last February in response to warnings that certain entry clearance officers were not complying with equality legislation, the report said.
What does ECO stand for?
ECO stands for Entry Clearance Officer (UK immigration)
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- Military and Government
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We have 197 other meanings of ECO in our Acronym Attic
- Energy Cut Off
- Engagement Control Officer (Tomahawk)
- Engine Certification Office (FAA)
- Engineering Change Order
- Engineering Change Order (various companies)
- Engineering, Construction & Operations
- Enhanced Company Operations (US Marine Corps)
- Enhanced Connectivity Options (AT&T)
- Enterprise Core Object
- Entrega Comunicación Oración (Spanish: Delivery Communication Prayer)
- Entry Control Officer (UK fire service)
- Environment Control Officer (Singapore)
- Environmental and Conservation Organisations (of Aotearoa, New Zealand)
- Environmental Career Opportunities
- Environmental Careers Organization
- Environmental Citizen Organisation
- Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (Canada)
- Environmental Compliance Organization International LLC (Portland, OR)
- Environmental Conservation Organization
- Epichlorohydrin (rubber)
Samples in periodicals archive:
The list was drawn up in February last year after John Vine, the independent inspector of the UK Border Agency, revealed that British entry clearance officers based in Abu Dhabi and Islamabad were discriminating against Pakistani visa applicants compared to those from the Gulf states by demanding far more documentation from them, such as land registry title deeds.
He said Government immigration policy in this case "irrationally excluded material and potentially decisive considerations" or "was so ambiguous" as to mislead applicants, entry clearance officers (ECOs) and immigration judges alike.
Different decisions can be reached by different Entry Clearance Officers and both are acting lawfully.
It is not for the entry clearance officer to help prove this.
They have to rely on the judgements of the British government's entry clearance officers and many were refused.
The Foreign Office said last night: "He can apply again, addressing the concerns of the entry clearance officer.