To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2022 to Question 22463 on Visas, for what reason the transparency data does not include the average processing time for spousal and partner visa applications.
19 July 2022
The Home Office’s commitment is to process visa applications within the service standards which are offered. These can be found at:
- Out of country Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- In country Visa decision waiting times: applications inside the UK - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Home Office Transparency data aims to set out how the department is performing against the commitments that have been made, in terms of the proportion of applications processed within the service standard that applied.
Average processing times are not published in our transparency data for spouse and partner visa applications because these do not relate to the commitments which are made to applicants.