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Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Question for Home Office

UIN 63235, tabled on 23 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to indefinite leave to remain decisions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the suspension of the priority and super priority services on the ability of international students to start university courses in September 2020.

Answered on

29 June 2020

International students travelling to the UK to commence courses in the Autumn semester are not considered under the indefinite leave to remain route.

We continually review our global visa operation to improve performance and ensure value for money while maintaining excellent customer service.

We have not yet re-introduced Super Priority and Priority visa services, but are keeping the position under constant review as more of our visa application centres reopen. The decision to reopen visa application centres is taken in conjunction with our commercial partners and is subject to the easing of restrictions in locations by host Governments. As centres reopen details of these will be published on our commercial partner websites.

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