Visas: Philippines

Home Office written question – answered on 30th June 2020.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when UK visa processing in the Philippines will resume; and whether priority will be given to people with offers of employment in the NHS.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Visa processing cannot resume until Visa Applications Centres reopen. The decision to reopen these is taken in conjunction with our commercial partners and is subject to the easing of restrictions in locations by host Governments and our ability to provide an effective service in that location. As centres reopen details of these will be published on our commercial partner websites.

We continue to work with the NHS to identify and assist essential workers. NHS staff can contact the UKVI NHS Team by emailing UKVINHSTeam@homeoffice.gov.uk and the team will seek to assist them.

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