Immigration: Biometrics

Home Office written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of cases in which a Biometric Residence Permit is issued more than a month after the visa has been granted.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Figures are not kept in relation to the time it takes a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) to be issued from the date the grant of leave is decided.

For applications for further leave or indefinite leave to remain made within the United Kingdom, once the application has been granted applicants are advised that they can expect delivery of their BRP within 10 working days.

This timescale takes into account the time it takes for the BRP to be produced by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and the time taken for delivery to the customer.

Measures are in place to monitor the production process and to indentify any cases that are stuck within production for any reason and ensure that they are resolved quickly. Over the summer period there were a small number of instances where a BRP was not received within 10 working days. The individuals who were affected by these delays were informed and the issue that had caused the delays is now resolved.

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