Visas: Proof of Identity

Home Office written question – answered on 9th December 2020.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications are being processed each week on average using the new Identity Verification (IDV) app; and what the average waiting time is for applicants submitting a visa application through that process.

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

This information is not readily available nor held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

The published information on processing times for visa applications is published as part of the Migration Transparency data, available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#uk-visas-and-immigration

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