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Immigration: Families

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average processing time for residence card applications for family members of EEA nationals. (267839)

Based on the applications decided over the preceding 12 month period, the average processing time of applications for residence cards for family members of EEA nationals was eight months.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for residence cards for family members of EEA nationals took longer than six months to process in each of the last three years. (267840)

The number of applications for residence cards for family members of EEA that took over six months to process, in each of the last three years, are as follows:

Total of cases with a processing time of 6+ months

20061

810

2007

4,480

2008

6,420

20092

3,890

Total

15,600

1 From 6 May 2006

2 To 6 May 2009

Note:

All figures have been rounded to the nearest five.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for residence cards for family members of EEA nationals are being processed. (267841)

As of 6 May 2009 the number of applications for residence cards for family members of EEA nationals awaiting processing was 28,590.