To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, what the average waiting time is between an applicant's visa receiving approval and that applicant receiving their permission to travel document.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
23 May 2022
Information on the number of visas granted under the Ukrainian Family Scheme and the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, divided by each local authority can be found in published data on the GOV.UK webpage: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/homes-for-ukraine-sponsorship-scheme-numbers-of-visa-applications)
The Government does not collect constituency-level data on the Ukraine Family Scheme.
In terms of priority, applications are normally processed in date order from when documents were uploaded, or after an appointment at a Visa Application Centre (VAC).
However, as part of the Home Office’s commitment to make it easier for applicants to apply to our schemes, Ukrainians with valid passports no longer need to go to a Visa Application Centre to give their biometrics before they come to the UK. This revision to the process can mean applicants who submitted their applications at the same time, but via different biometric routes, may not receive their visas at the same time.