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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yazidis: Iraq more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of level of safety of Yazidis relocating to (a) Mosul, (b) Basra and (c) Baghdad. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 270406 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>All asylum and human rights claims from Iraqi nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. This is particularly pertinent when considering whether internal relocation is reasonable for a particular person</p><p>Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and relevant caselaw.</p><p>Our assessment of the situation for Yazidis in Iraq is set out in the religious minorities country policy and information note, available on the <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/565848/CIG-Iraq-religious-minorities-v1-August-2016.pdf" target="_blank">Gov.uk </a>website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T15:44:39.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:44:39.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1131776
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Windrush Generation: Compensation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on advertising the Windrush Compensation scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 263879 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has a programme of engagement in place to promote the Windrush Compensation Scheme. We have a designated team tasked with engaging with communities. Our publicity efforts are targeted at potential claimants under the Scheme rather than a wider audience. We have issued press notices, offered articles to key diaspora publications and engaged in social media activity. We are also exploring targeted paid media to promote the scheme.</p><p>We are working with local councils, MPs, religious and community groups to raise awareness through a series of engagement events. 14 such events have taken place to date and more are planned. The events are publicised on Gov.UK and publicity material is made available to local authorities and representative bodies.</p><p>Targeted publicity is the most effective way of informing prospective Windrush claimants about the Scheme. In terms of direct spend on advertising, we do not readily have data on the total cost of all our activities to publicise the Compensation Scheme as this includes design and production of posters and wallet cards, radio advertisements and staff and travel costs associated with organising and <br>participating in events.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-06-17T10:11:09.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:11:09.823Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1140374
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Standards more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the processing of extension applications may exceed the eight-week agreed service standard; and with what frequency that standard has been exceeded in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 279031 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Tier 1 (General) route closed to Leave to Remain extension applications on 6 April 2015. Therefore, no Tier 1 General extension applications were received in the last twelve months.</p><p><br>The data regarding exceeding the eight-week service standards in current application routes can be found using the link <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-may-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-may-2019 </a></p><p><br>The statistics specific to service standards can be found on tab InC_02.</p><p>Historical data regarding service standards can be found via the following link:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#previous-data-releases" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#previous-data-releases</a></p><p>Complexity is identified on a case by case basis and will also vary depending on the application route. Therefore there is not an exhaustive list of the circumstances in which particular types of application might be deemed to be complex. Where an application is defined as non-straightforward, due to complexity, the customer will be written to within the normal processing time to explain why it will not be decided within the normal standard service, and to explain what will happen next.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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279030 more like this
279032 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:19:26.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:19:26.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4253
unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1137535
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Skilled Workers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his Department’s policy to end the cap on Tier 2 visas for highly skilled migrants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 274425 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government published “The UK Future Skills-Based Immigration System” White Paper in December 2018. The White Paper set out the Government’s intention to have a route for skilled migrants and that the route would not be capped.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T14:22:21.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T14:22:21.093Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1137536
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Skilled Workers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his Department’s policy to exclude scientific research occupations from proposals in the immigration White Paper for a minimum salary threshold. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 274426 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>On 24 June 2019, the Government asked the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to consider the operation of salary thresholds in the future immigration system, including the impact of exemptions from minimum salary thresholds. The MAC is due to report by January 2020.</p><p>We recognise the vital contribution that scientists make to the UK. In his spring statement, my Rt Hon Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, confirmed that PhD level occupations would be exempt from the Tier 2 cap. Additionally, researchers applying for settlement are exempt from the rule which states that, there should be no absence from the UK for 180 days if the absence from the UK is for the purpose carrying out research. A number of research roles also appear on the Shortage Occupation List which also exempts them from the settlement salary threshold</p><p>The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route is also available for internationally recognised leaders and promising future leaders, including in the science and research sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 274427 more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:24:32.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:24:32.433Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1133137
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Scotland more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, where the assisted digital locations in Scotland will be; and what type of visa applicants will be able to use that service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
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Kirsty Blackman more like this
star this property uin 266700 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Since September 2017, UK Visas &amp; Immigration has offered customers across the UK a free ‘Assisted Digital’ service. The service is designed to help people who need to use UK Visas &amp; Immigration online services but don’t have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to do so on their own. Support can be provided over the phone, at a local centre or in home with a trained tutor.</p><p>As of the 20th June, across the UK, there are over 300 centres across the UK supplemented by a network of over 60 tutors. In Scotland, there are 2 tutors offering in home support and 43 centres offering face to face support.</p><p>Customers should contact the Assisted Digital helpline on 03333 445 675 or by texting the word “VISA” to 07537 416 944 and they will be able to advise on the closest support centre. <br>The Assisted Digital service is available to all UKVI customers except for those applying through the following immigration routes, as support should be provided to them by their sponsoring employers or colleges</p><p>• Tier 1 (including entrepreneur and exceptional talent)<br>• Tier 2 (people working for a specific employer in the UK)<br>• Tier 4 (students in the UK)<br>In January 2019 the service was extended to support EU citizens and their family members applying for the EU Settlement Scheme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-06-27T14:46:02.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:46:02.133Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
1127094
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Tier 4 visa applications are treated equitably in respect of (a) country of application and (b) intended place of study. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 255294 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Tier 4 visa applications are assessed in accordance with the Immigration Rules. Applicants are treated equitably and must meet the same requirements to qualify for leave under a given Tier 4 route and type of sponsor. Nationals of countries listed in Appendix H are subject to reduced documentary requirements although they must meet the same substantive requirements as other nationals. This list is kept under review and we may add or remove countries and competent authorities based on objective criteria. Applicants intending to study at Tier 4 Visa Pilot Scheme institutions are also subject to reduced documentary requirements.</p><p>We will keep the visa application process for international students under review, with the aim of improving the customer journey both for students and their sponsoring institutions. This will include reviewing processes for conducting interviews to ensure that these are appropriately focussed and to minimise any inconvenience for applicants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T13:03:59.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:03:59.727Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1132235
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to Question 258941, on Visas: Migrant Workers, what guidance his Department has provided to Sopra Steria on managing the anticipated increase in the number of student visa applications in September 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 264713 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>UKVI hasset out clear expectations to Sopra Steria on the provision of the service during the student surge from September. UKVI are working closely with Sopra Steria to ensure that any additional services are delivered at the appropriate times and location in order to meet demand. This preparation work has included providing Sopra Steria with historical data on student applications volumes to support their planning.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-06-19T13:37:27.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T13:37:27.917Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1134010
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether out-of-country appeals are appropriate for students to challenge visa revocations as a result of allegations of cheating in the TOEIC English language test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 268346 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>In 2017, the Court of Appeal in the case of Ahsan found that an out of country appeal was not effective where the person was refused on the basis of alleged cheating in a TOEIC English language test, because there was no mechanism to give oral evidence in place at that time.</p><p>There is a small cohort of people who did leave the UK and have lodged an appeal from overseas and we have been working with HM Courts and Tribunals Service to ensure that they can have an effective appeal, including providing video links where appropriate. These appellants can apply to the tribunal hearing their case to indicate if they want to give live evidence. It is then for the tribunal to decide whether the arrangements the Home Office is able to put in place are sufficient or whether it is necessary for the individu-al to return to the UK for their appeal. There have been a number of hear-ings held abroad using video link and the courts have found that this enabled the appellant to give evidence effectively.</p><p>Following the changes to the appeals system made in the Immigration Act 2014, appeals can only be brought where claims raising asylum, humanitarian protection or human rights claims are refused; where protection status is revoked; in EEA cases and for deprivation of citizenship. Some of those refused on the basis of alleged cheating have made human rights claims and will have an in country right of appeal if refused (unless the claim is clearly unfounded).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-06-27T15:24:07.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T15:24:07.217Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1141127
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Education on the financial implications for universities of delays in the processing of free visa applications for international students who have been offered places by universities to study in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 280139 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office regularly engages with representatives from the education sector, including the Department for Education. This has included recent discussions on Tier 4 services during the AutumnOperationally we are currently deciding Tier 4 visa applications within published service standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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280168 more like this
280171 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:31:49.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:31:49.86Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1141129
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Education on increasing the number of free appointments for international students who require visas to allow them to enrol at Cardiff university in autumn 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 280169 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>We wrote to Tier 4 sponsors, including Cardiff University on 11 July 2019 to set out Sopra Steria’s offer for Tier 4 students applying in the Autumn, which includes the provision of dedicated Tier 4 Service Points.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 280170 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:29:58.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:29:58.913Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1141130
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of UK Visa and Citizenship Applications Services in providing free appointments for international students at (a) its Cardiff centre and (b) its other five centres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 280170 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>We wrote to Tier 4 sponsors, including Cardiff University on 11 July 2019 to set out Sopra Steria’s offer for Tier 4 students applying in the Autumn, which includes the provision of dedicated Tier 4 Service Points.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 280169 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:29:58.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:29:58.963Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1141132
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the adequacy of procedures to process tier 4 visa procedures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 280171 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office regularly engages with representatives from the education sector, including the Department for Education. This has included recent discussions on Tier 4 services during the AutumnOperationally we are currently deciding Tier 4 visa applications within published service standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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280139 more like this
280168 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:31:49.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:31:49.937Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1131314
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Offenders more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applicants were refused entry to the UK due to criminal convictions in each of the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 263124 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>UKVI do not publish statistics detailing reasons for refusal of visa applications. With regard to criminal convictions, there are different grounds under which visa applications may be refused, see:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/general-grounds-for-refusal-modernised-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/general-grounds-for-refusal-modernised-guidance</a></p><p>The available information on grants and refusals of entry clearance visas, are published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics, Visas volume 1 tables vi_01_q, latest edition at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-06-18T15:45:14.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:45:14.527Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1133375
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Ministers of Religion more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with (a) representatives of the Scottish Government, (b) Scottish local authorities (c) the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (d) other Scottish local authority organisations, (e) Scottish Clergy and (f) other religious organisations in advance of the implementation of changes to the Immigration Rules in relation to Tier (i) 2 and (ii) 5 religious workers visas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mhairi Black more like this
star this property uin 266843 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government values the contributions made by religious institutions, to communities across the UK and my officials remain in regular contact with representatives from a range of faith and community groups. <br>I recognise the importance of hearing directly from religious leaders to ensure that the immigration system works for all. Therefore, I am hosting a meeting next month with representatives of a broad-range of faith communities to provide an opportunity to listen to their concerns and share ideas on the future system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-06-27T14:47:00.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:47:00.71Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mhairi Black more like this
1138954
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Ministers of Religion more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether men ordained as deacons in the Roman Catholic Church are Ministers of Religion for the purpose of applications under Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the immigration rules. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 277208 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Paragraph 169 of the Immigration Rules defines the role of a Minister of Religion. Further detail can be found within our guidance products, including our guidance for Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors, which can be found at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-2-or-5-worker-guidance-for-employers" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-2-or-5-worker-guidance-for-employers </a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-18T15:21:00.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:21:00.923Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1129217
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Migrant Workers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Sopra Steria in handling UK visa applications for migrants living and working in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 258941 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service Centres are run by Sopra Steria Ltd (SSL) on behalf of UK Visas &amp; Immigration (UKVI). The new service offered by SSL provides a modernised, digital and more secure process for customers to submit key evidence and personal information.</p><p>UKVCAS also provides an opportunity for migrants living and working in the UK to opt for priority services to speed up their application decision and purchase additional, optional services from SSL to enhance the overall experience. UKVI regularly monitor SSL performance through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within the contract. Currently SSL are experiencing some demand issues, but I can reassure you that SSL continue to assess customer demand, working closely with UKVI.</p><p>As a result SSL have recently opened three additional service points in Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester to meet the demand in the surrounding areas. In addition, to increasing the number of service points, SSL are working with the existing network of UKVCAS centres to increase the number of appointments offered to customers to increase overall capacity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-06-06T15:52:37.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:52:37.793Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1132256
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Migrant Workers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to extend the proposed transitional measure of a time-limited route for temporary short-term workers from 12 months to three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 264763 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government published its White Paper “The UK’s future skills-based immigration system” on 19 December 2018, which proposed a new route for short-term workers to come to the UK for up to 12 months. This will be subject to a full review by 2025.</p><p><br>In the interim, we have launched a year-long programme of engagement to enable businesses and other stakeholders to shape the final details of policy and processes contained within the White Paper.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T13:41:46.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T13:41:46.843Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1140373
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Migrant Workers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of applications received in each of the last twelve months for Leave to Remain extension application as a Tier 1 Highly Skilled general migrant; and how of those cases were concluded within eight weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 279030 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Tier 1 (General) route closed to Leave to Remain extension applications on 6 April 2015. Therefore, no Tier 1 General extension applications were received in the last twelve months.</p><p><br>The data regarding exceeding the eight-week service standards in current application routes can be found using the link <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-may-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-may-2019 </a></p><p><br>The statistics specific to service standards can be found on tab InC_02.</p><p>Historical data regarding service standards can be found via the following link:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#previous-data-releases" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#previous-data-releases</a></p><p>Complexity is identified on a case by case basis and will also vary depending on the application route. Therefore there is not an exhaustive list of the circumstances in which particular types of application might be deemed to be complex. Where an application is defined as non-straightforward, due to complexity, the customer will be written to within the normal processing time to explain why it will not be decided within the normal standard service, and to explain what will happen next.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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279031 more like this
279032 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:19:26.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:19:26.797Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4253
unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1127476
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Mental Health more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department takes to safeguard visa applicants from stress and other mental health problems which occur as a result of delayed decisions and other complications in the application process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 256324 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Comprehensive guidance is published on GOV.UK on the visa application process. This includes information regarding our Customer Service Standards (CSS) timescales for processing visa applications.</p><p>If an application is complex or delayed for any reason, Visas &amp; Citizenship staff contact the applicant and inform them if it is anticipated that the CSS will not be met.</p><p>Applicants can contact V&amp;C should the need arise. Contact details are published on the GOV.UK website here: <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk</a></p><p>If V&amp;C are made aware of any compelling or compassionate circumstances, consideration will be given to expediting assessment of the application, where appropriate and possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-05-29T14:26:29.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:26:29.34Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4128
unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
1140232
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Married People more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2019 to Question 229177 on visas: married people, if he will collate and publish figures for (a) the number of applications submitted under Appendix FM where the sponsor did not meet the financial requirement but argued that there were exceptional circumstances pertaining to their case and (b) the number of applications that were successful. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Norfolk more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
star this property uin 278926 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Information collected, collated and published in official statistics is kept under review, balancing user needs against burdens on suppliers, in accordance with the Code of Practice for Statistics, implementing the Statistics and Registration Act 2007 (copy available at <a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/code-of-practice/the-code/" target="_blank">https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/code-of-practice/the-code/</a>).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-22T16:15:21.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:15:21.857Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1441
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
1133399
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: India more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost is of the priority service for visa applications to the UK in New Delhi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 266659 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The fees for the priority visa application services for applications made outside the UK are:</p><p>£573 for priority settlement service,<br>£220 for priority visa service (other than settlement), and <br>£956 for super priority visa service for decisions within one working day</p><p>These fees are applicable equally across all countries, irrespective of where the application is made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
266658 more like this
266660 more like this
266661 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-28T12:51:11.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T12:51:11.667Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1133402
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: India more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost is of the super priority service for visa applications to the UK in New Delhi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 266661 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The fees for the priority visa application services for applications made outside the UK are:</p><p>£573 for priority settlement service,<br>£220 for priority visa service (other than settlement), and <br>£956 for super priority visa service for decisions within one working day</p><p>These fees are applicable equally across all countries, irrespective of where the application is made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
266658 more like this
266659 more like this
266660 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-28T12:51:11.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T12:51:11.76Z
unstar this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property tabling member
338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1133405
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: India more like this
unstar this property house id 1