This figure compares favourably with the 18,375 cases two and a half years ago at the height of the migration crisis. The CGVS can normally process 5,000 cases every three months. The office drew up an action plan intended to reduce numbers and managed to take the total under 5,000 in June. The dossiers affect 6,300 people and include couples and their children.
We have to return to the turn of the century for numbers to fall to this level again.