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Entry Clearances: Married People

Home Department written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many spousal visas are awaiting determination after the expiry of the UK Border Agency's six-months service standard.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 14 September 2012

The UK Border Agency's standards say that it will process 95% of settlement applications within 12 weeks of the application date, and 100% within 24 weeks of the application date.

In the period January 2012 to June 2012, out of 18,439 spouse/civil partner applications, 54 (0.3%) were awaiting determination after six months.

These data are based on management information. It is provisional and subject to change.

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