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Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Question for Home Office

UIN 135756, tabled on 13 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tier 4 applications that have not been processed within the timescale set out in the service level agreement for processing such applications have caused students to miss university start dates in the latest academic for year for which figures are available.

Answered on

13 August 2018

The available information on processing of Tier 4 out of country visa (and in-country visa) applications against service standards is published in the transparency data at

The latest available data indicates the vast majority, 98.1% (and 99.8%) of straightforward cases were dealt with within service standards.

Information on students who may have missed their university start date is not collated for publication on Home Office visa case-working systems.

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