Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Home Department written question – answered on 26th April 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time was for processing an application to extend a Tier 4 visa in the latest period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The UK Border Agency records this information but it is not held in a format compatible with National Statistics protocols.

However, published statistics are available on the percentage of migration applications decided within service standards. This publication is available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Science, Research and Statistics website at:


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