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Asylum: Interviews

Question for Home Office

UIN 125268, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many digital asylum interviews have taken place; and what process is in place to assess the adequacy of the digital interview format.

Answered on

28 February 2022

The Home Office are unable to state the number of digital asylum interviews which have taken place as this information it is not held in a reportable format and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.

The Home Office has successfully used video technology to support remote interviewing for more than three years and has appropriate operating procedures which are designed to ensure participants are able to give the best account of their circumstances when it is used.

We are also able to offer in person interviews for those seeking asylum if requested or required where additional needs are presented.

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