Immigration

Home Office written question – answered on 28th April 2022.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to table CDM 01A, Cost per decision for migration applications, in country and overseas, published as part of the Visas and Citizenship data: Q3 2021, for what reason the cost per decision for migration applications, in country and overseas, increased from £155 per decision in 2019-20 to £407 per decision in 2020-21.

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

The increase in the cost per migration decision reflects that while costs associated with operating the migration and borders system have remained broadly static, there has been a significant reduction in the number of visa applications due to the Covid global pandemic resulting in a significant spike in the unit cost per application.

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