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Immigration: Appeals

Home Department written question – answered on 17th September 2008.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average processing time has been for appeals to asylum and immigration tribunals in each of the last five years.

Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

I have been asked to reply.

The average processing times for appeals to the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (prior to April 2005 the Immigration Appellate Authority) in each of the last five years is available and the information is shown as follows.

Case type( 1) Average waiting time from receipt in the IAA/AIT to promulgation by an Adjudicator/Immigration Judge( 2 ) (weeks)
2007-08 Asylum 8
Managed Migration (In Country Immigration) 10
Entry Clearance (Out of Country Immigration) 26
Family Visit Visas 20
2006-07 Asylum 9
Managed Migration (In Country Immigration) 10
Entry Clearance (Out of Country Immigration) 30
Family Visit Visas 30
2005-06(3) Asylum 15
Managed Migration (In Country Immigration) 10
Entry Clearance (Out of Country Immigration) 17
Family Visit Visas 22
2004-05 Asylum 17
Immigration 12
Family Visit Visas 10
2003-04 Asylum 17
Immigration 13
Family Visit Visas 8
(1 )Separate information on In Country and Out of Country Immigration appeals is not available prior to April 2005.

(2) Average waiting time information is taken from reports produced for internal use by the IAA and AIT from their databases. It is not subject to the same quality checks as performance targets and other published data.

(3) Data for 2005-06 taken from the AIT database ARIA, and covers from commencement of AIT on 4April 2005.

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