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Refugees: Ukraine

Question for Home Office

UIN 135596, tabled on 7 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the average amount of time it takes for an applicant to the Ukraine Family Scheme to get an appointment for a biometric test in (a) Poland, (b) Romania and (c) Moldova.

Answered on

13 April 2022

The Home Office does not capture the average wait times for appointments for individual Visa Application Centres. To capture numbers would require a manual trawl of data and to do so would incur disproportionate cost.

As part of the Home Office’s commitment to make it easier for applicants to apply to our schemes, since 15 March Ukrainians with valid passports no longer need to go to a Visa Application Centre to give their biometrics before they come to the UK.

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