British Nationality: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's current target is for the length of time for it to complete an application for citizenship; and what the current average waiting time is for an application for citizenship.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration, Party Chair, Conservative Party

The target is to decide straightforward cases within six months. Performance against that target is recorded in published data here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-november-2017 on the tab InC_02.

The latest data published shows that 100% of straightforward cases were decided within target. There is no published data on actual processing times.

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