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Question for Home Office

UIN 170746, tabled on 17 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Leave to Remain family and private life applications were processed within six months in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

Answered on

22 March 2021

Family and Private Life leave to remain applications are captured as part of the data referred to as “HR Complex” here:

Family and Private Life applications are not currently subject to a service standard; this is due to their complexity, relying as they tend to on human rights claims. Each application is considered carefully on its own individual merits and with reference to the supporting documents provided.

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