Hundreds of Refugee settlement applications of Sri Lankan refugees pending decisions at the Home Office
Hundreds of settlement applications made by the refugees from Sri Lanka have been pending with the Home Office without decisions for more than a year.
An FOI Request disclosure made by the Home Office shows that hundreds of refugee settlement applications are pending decisions for more than a year. Although the Home Office claims that it aims to process 98% of applications within 6 months and they would make decisions in these pending applications as soon as possible it has not given any substantial or compelling reasons for these delays.
The prolonged delays in making decisions have caused so many issues to the refugees (some) who have been waiting for years for decisions. The refugees are having numerous problems with their studies, change of employment, sponsoring their spouses, renting or buying a property, starting business and so on.
To read the FOI Request and disclosure, click here