Total number of pending onshore SMC and Talent work visa applications.
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From: Harpreet Dhillon
Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,
1.Could you please let me know,How many onshpre SMC and Talent work visa applications are pending in backlog.?Can you please provide information about the number of application received each month?
2.How long it will take to clear this backlog.Will it possible to clear it before November 2021?
Harpreet Singh Dhillon
From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 25^th December 2020 requesting under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:
1.Could you please let me know,How many onshpre SMC and Talent work visa
applications are pending in backlog.?Can you please provide information
about the number of application received each month?
2.How long it will take to clear this backlog.Will it possible to clear it
before November 2021?
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