Immigration: Windrush Generation

Home Office written question – answered on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people who have applied more than once for citizenship will be refunded fees for all applications through the Windrush compensation scheme.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Windrush Compensation Scheme rules are available on the government website at www.gov.uk/windrush-compensation

Annex B of the rules sets out the immigration application fees for which reimbursement may be claimed under the scheme, where an application has been unsuccessful where the applicant was not able to provide sufficient evidence of their lawful status.

Since it was first published on 3 April, annex B of the rules has been amended to clarify that this category includes an application for British citizenship and an application for a certificate of entitlement to a right of abode.

Where an individual has made more than one relevant unsuccessful application and they meet the criteria for an award, reimbursement of fees for each application will be considered.

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