Immigration: Cost of Applications

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, when calculating the cost of immigration applications, they have regard to the length of time the applicant has lived in the United Kingdom as a taxpayer.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism)

When calculating the cost of an immigration application we do not take into consideration the length of time the applicant has lived in the United Kingdom.

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