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Home Office written question – answered on 10th October 2017.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets are in place for the production of (a) visitor and (b) Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas to be granted from overseas visa application centres; and whether such targets differ by country of application.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

UKVI’s published timescale for processing standard visa applications is 12 weeks (60 working days) for straightforward settlement applications, and three weeks (15 working days) for straightforward non-settlement applications.

If an application is not straightforward and expected to take longer than the standard processing timescale, UKVI will write to the customer within the standard processing time and explain what will happen next.

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