Visas: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 20th June 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, in how many cases his Department has deemed a (a) visa and (b) settlement application to be invalid while the applicant is waiting for an appointment with UK visa and citizenship application services..

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

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases a refugee's application for settlement has been classified as invalid following missing the deadline for enrolling biometric data, as a result of delays getting an appointment with UK visa and citizenship application services.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

UKVI does not routinely deem visa or settlement applications to be invalid while the applicant is waiting for an appointment with UKVCAS. However, where an applicant has failed to book an appointment with UKVCAS, several months after submitting their application and having been sent multiple reminders, on these occasions the application may be deemed to be invalid.

Refugee applications for settlement are not dealt with through the UKVCAS process.

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