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Visas: Married People

Question for Home Office

UIN 14508, tabled on 8 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the change in service standard for spouse visa applications from 12 to 24 weeks will be applied to applicants in the system when the change came into effect or to new applicants only.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

15 June 2022

Applicants were informed of the change to a 24-week service standard on 11 May 2022. This change applied to applicants who had already submitted Marriage & Family entry clearance applications as well as applying to new applicants.

Answered by

Home Office
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