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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
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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 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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unstar 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
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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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 remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1140374
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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unstar 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>
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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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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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes remove filter
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4253
star 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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unstar 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
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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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 remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1137536
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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 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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unstar 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>
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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 remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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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
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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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unstar 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>
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman 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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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 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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unstar 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
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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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 remove filter
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star 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
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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
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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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unstar 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>
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes remove filter
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star 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 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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unstar 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
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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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 remove filter
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star 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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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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unstar 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
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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 remove filter
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star 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 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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unstar 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
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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 remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this