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British Nationality and Visas

Question for Home Office

UIN 16973, tabled on 16 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants are waiting to be processed for their visa due to the time taken to take and process citizenship tests in (a) the UK and (b) Stockport borough and constituency.

Answered on

21 June 2021

The information requested is not held centrally; to obtain it could only be done at disproportionate cost.

Customers are required to book a Life in the UK test as part of their application for British Citizenship or Settlement in the UK and are unable to complete their application until they have passed the test.

Results are issued to the customer within 10 minutes of completing the test. If a customer fails, they need to wait 7 days before taking the test again and are able to take the test as many times as they need to.

Once a customer has passed the test and has then submitted their application, a decision will be made as soon as possible.

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Home Office
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