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Asylum: Coronavirus

Question for Home Office

UIN 106944, tabled on 21 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the electronic submission of accompanying evidence for asylum applications electronically will continue following the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

29 October 2020

Covid-19 has created both challenges and the opportunity to explore new working practices for the Home Office. Whilst certain documents have been accepted electronically, we consider it is likely we will still need to see certain original document where appropriate in the future.

However, business practices are kept under review and new ways of working which have been implemented to cope with current restrictions, where they have been successful, may be continued beyond the current Covid-19 related restrictions.

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