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IND (Marriage Visas)

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long he expects it will take to clear the backlog at the immigration and nationality directorate for those awaiting marriage visas. (71269)

Certificate of Approval applications are being considered in line with our published service standards (70 per cent. of cases within 20 working days and 90 per cent. within 70 working days). At present these standards are being exceeded.