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Visas: Applications

Question for Home Office

UIN 24691, tabled on 24 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time was for her Department to make decisions on applications for family visas (a) made on the basis of the applicant's private life and (b) in total in each of the last 12 months.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

5 July 2022

Our data base does not differentiate between the different routes within the family provisions of the immigration Rules.

If a customer is currently applying on private life grounds, there are no service standard processing times for these applications. However, we are informing customers on the UKVI website, on average, the wait time for a decision for such applications is currently 11 months. Please see the link to the UKVI website:

The Home Office is working to reduce this timeframe.

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Home Office