Refugees: Families:Written question - 237690

(Bristol West)
Asked on: 27 March 2019
Home Office
Refugees: Families
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to lengthen the time a refugee family reunion visa is valid for.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 05 April 2019

The Government issues a 30-day visa to all non-EEA nationals coming from overseas to stay in the UK for more than six months to enable them to collect their biometric residence permit from the Post Office, following their arrival in the UK. When a family reunion application is made, individuals can specify within a 90-day window when they would like the visa to be valid from. This is to take account of their need to make the necessary travel arrangements. The Government considers that the existing time periods for family reunion visas remain appropriate and we have no plans to review it.

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