Gareth Thomas – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Gareth Thomas on 2016-01-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she estimates her Department’s investigations into applications for family reunion from Kuwaiti Bidoon people will be concluded; how many such application are outstanding in that category; when the earliest such application under that category that remains outstanding was submitted; and if she will make a statement.

James Brokenshire

UK Visas and Immigration is aware of around 380 outstanding applications for Family Reunion from individuals claiming to be the dependent of someone granted refugee status in the UK as a Kuwaiti Bidoon. The oldest application in this cohort where a decision has not yet been taken was submitted on 11 March 2014.

UK Visas and Immigration is committed to concluding these applications as soon as possible. They are complex and require detailed investigation, including consultation with international partners.