Visas: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) equity of the UK visit visa application process; and what plans he has to review that application process.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The visa system is kept under continuous review. UK Visas and Immigration is delivering a programme of ongoing improvements to the visa customer journey. Changes are being made to the visit visa application process to facilitate increasing demand, and to ensure customers receive a more flexible and efficient service.

These include; a new online application service, with streamlined and intuitive forms, self-service channels for providing supporting evidence and biometrics, and expanding access to our premium and priority service options.

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