HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c491W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the current lists of applicants in each of the queues for(a) settlement and (b) visits at (i) Bombay, (ii) Dacca, (iii) New Delhi, (iv) Islemat, (v) Karachi, (vi) Nairobi and (vii) Dar-es-Salaam.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

As at 30 April 1992., the number of applicants in the queues were:

Settlement Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Bombay 0 305 393 219 917
Dhaka 324 1,490 205 315 2,334
New Delhi 0 310 260 115 685
Islamabad 23 1,326 236 647 2,232
Karachi 6 87 20 7 120

There are no queues in Nairobi or Dar-Es-Salaam.

Settlement queues are organised as follows:

  • Q1 Persons with a claim to the right of abode, dependent relatives over 70 years, or special compassionate cases.
  • Q2 All spouses, and all children under 18 years.
  • Q3 Fiancé(é)s and others applying for the first time for resettlement.
  • Q4 Re-applicants.


During periods of seasonally high demand applicants for visit visas in Islamabad requiring a full interview can expect to wait up to five days. Elsewhere they are dealt with on day of application.

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