Written Question on Entry Clearances

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Date Title Questioner
11 Sep 2017, 2:08 p.m. Entry Clearances Neil Coyle


To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July to Question 4282, how many people waiting beyond the normal standard response times currently have no estimate of when their decision will be made.

Answer (Brandon Lewis)

When an application is defined as non-straightforward due to complexity, the customer will be written to and in this correspondence it is explained that their case will not be decided within the normal standard timeframes but that a decision will be made as soon as possible, and that the customer will be notified if there is any change. Cases deemed non-straightforward are subject to regular review.

Published data on UKVI’s performance against service standards for applications made in the UK and from overseas, including the proportion of cases classified as non-straightforward, is available at:https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#uk-visas-and-immigration

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