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Visas: Proof of Identity

Question for Home Office

UIN 124271, tabled on 2 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications are being processed each week on average using the new Identity Verification (IDV) app; and what the average waiting time is for applicants submitting a visa application through that process.

Answered on

9 December 2020

This information is not readily available nor held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

The published information on processing times for visa applications is published as part of the Migration Transparency data, available at

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Home Office