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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
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Scotland 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
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
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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: Ministers of Religion 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 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
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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
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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 Mhairi Black more like this
1132256
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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: Migrant Workers 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, 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
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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
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less than 2019-06-19T13:41:46.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T13:41:46.843Z
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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 Caroline Lucas more like this
1133399
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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: India 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 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
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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
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266658 more like this
266660 more like this
266661 more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T12:51:11.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T12:51:11.667Z
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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 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
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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: India 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 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
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 266661 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
266659 more like this
266660 more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T12:51:11.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T12:51:11.76Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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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
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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: India 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 people have applied for the (a) priority service and (b) super priority service for visa applications to the UK at the British High Commission in New Delhi in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 266663 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The specific information requested is not published, however Home Office published information on in-country visa performance is available at <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>The Home Office does not publish information on the out of country Priority and Super Priority visa service. Published information on the international visa operation is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-may-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-may-2019</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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266662 more like this
266664 more like this
266665 more like this
266666 more like this
266667 more like this
266668 more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T14:54:46.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:54:46.767Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1133411
star this property registered interest false more like this
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: India 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 the average time taken was to process visa applications to the UK made in New Delhi in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 266668 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The specific information requested is not published, however Home Office published information on in-country visa performance is available at <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>The Home Office does not publish information on the out of country Priority and Super Priority visa service. Published information on the international visa operation is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-may-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-may-2019</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
star this property grouped question UIN
266662 more like this
266663 more like this
266664 more like this
266665 more like this
266666 more like this
266667 more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T14:54:47Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:54:47Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
1133855
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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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: Fees and Charges 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, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263147 on Visas: Applications, what the new costs of out of hours appointments will be. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 267739 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>We are aware that increased demand has had an impact on short term appointment availability which means customers might not always be able to book an appointment at their earliest convenience.</p><p>We are working with Sopra Steria Limited (SSL) as a matter of priority on a number of actions to increase the capacity at service points and we expect availability to increase shortly. These measures include; six additional service points in Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Exeter in May and June. SSL are also increasing appointments offered to customers across a number of existing sites and have reduced the cost of out of hours appointments to £50 in the Croydon service point. Charges in other core sites currently range from £75 to £100, but we will continue to monitor prices and customer demand.</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 2019-06-26T14:46:35.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:46:35.393Z
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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 Blomfield more like this
1134037
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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: Fees and Charges 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 reason his Department decided to charge visa applicants £5.48 for email inquiries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 268417 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The £5.48 email charge is levied to fund the UKVI contact centre commercial contract as the UK government believes it is right that those who use and benefit directly from the UK immigration system make an appropriate contribution towards meeting the costs of it. This email charge includes the initial e-mail enquiry plus any follow-up e-mails to and from the contact centre relating to the same enquiry.</p><p>The international charge (£5.48 per email enquiry) was introduced on 1st June 2017 as part of the UKVI Contact Centre operations contract awarded to SITEL UK Ltd</p><p>Those who use the services are predominantly from outside the UK. Our web site <a href="http://www.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a> is the main source of information and advice and is free of charge.</p><p>Further details of the financial arrangement in place between the Home Office and SITEL UK Ltd for the provision of Contact Centre Services (UK and International) is not available due to it being commercially sensitive.</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 2019-07-02T15:52:38.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:52:38.157Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1397
unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
1134038
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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: Fees and Charges 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 money in cash terms his Department raised from levying a £5.48 charge on email visa enquiries in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 268418 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Details of the financial arrangement in place between the Home Office and SITEL UK Ltd for the provision of Contact Centre Services (UK and International) is not available due to it being commercially sensitive.</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 2019-07-02T15:53:36.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:53:36.11Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1397
unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this