Visas: Ukraine

Home Office written question – answered on 26th April 2022.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the average time between a successful visa application centre appointment for a Ukraine Family Scheme visa and the issuing of that visa.

Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the average waiting time between a person submitting an application for a Ukraine Family Scheme visa and their appointment at a visa application centre.

Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Ukrainians are currently waiting for a visa application centre appointment.

Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Ukrainians had visa application appointments in the last seven days for which data is available.

Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of Ukrainian refugees attending visa applications centres are (a) children and (b) adults.

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

Information on the number of visas granted under the Ukraine Family Scheme and Homes for Ukraine Scheme can be found in our published data on the GOV.UK webpage: Ukraine Schemes: application data - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Information requested that is not contained within this published data is not routinely captured. To capture numbers would require a manual trawl of data and to do so would incur disproportionate cost

We have received thousands of applications submitted to one of the fastest and largest visa programmes in UK history.

We are processing applications as quickly as possible and extra caseworkers have been brought in to meet demand. The Home Office is continually making efforts to simplify the application process for Ukrainian refugees, and keeps this under regular review.

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