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(1) what the average wait for in-country applicants waiting to be sent biometric enrolment invitations from the date their application is acknowledged is;
(2) what her Department's service standard is for the issuing of biometric enrolment invitations for in-country applications once the application has been acknowledged.
The average waiting time to dispatch a biometric enrolment invitation letter in the three-month period from
With reference to the second question, the Home Office does not have a service standard for the issuing of biometric enrolment invitation letters for in-country cases.
As part of its commitment to transparency the Home Office publishes its performance against service standards on a quarterly basis. The latest publication can be found at:
1. The figures quoted have been derived from management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change. This information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols.
2. Figures relate to main applicants only.
3. Figures relate to postal applications only.
4. Figures relate to permanent and temporary migration biometric applications with a case created date between
5. Waiting time based on average number of calendar days between application raised (received) and case creation date, as biometric enrolment invitations are sent when the case is input on the Case Information Database (CID).