Extra time has been put aside for people in Aberdeen seeking advice about citizenship and visas, a UK Government minister has said.
Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman wrote to Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes asking how many appointment slots are available each week at the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services Centre at the Central Library on Rosemount Viaduct.
Ms Nokes said there was no data immediately available showing how many people had attended appointments at the centre.
However, she added that almost nine in 10 available appointments on average were used – and there had been a rise in demand.
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“The UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service centre in Aberdeen, which provides enhanced services to customers, has 21 slots available per week,” said Ms Nokes.
She added: “On average 87% of those slots have been filled from December 3 2018 to April 5 2019.
“In response to an increase in demand for appointments at this service centre, UK Visas & Immigration’s delivery partner, Sopra Steria Ltd have increased their appointment slots by more than 50% from April 9.”