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Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what service standards for the processing of leave to remain applications are in place. (219430)

The information requested is as follows:

General Casework Leave to Remain and Employment Leave to Remain

Our current published service standards for deciding charged applications are:

Applications made by post: we aim to decide 70 per cent. of applications within four weeks (20 working days) and 90 per cent. within 14 weeks (70 working days).

Applications made in person: we aim to decide 90 per cent. within 24 hours.