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United States Citizens (Visas)

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many American citizens have been refused visas to this country since the war on political grounds; and how many on other grounds.

It would not be possible, without making inquiry of all consular officers in the United States and elsewhere, to ascertain how many applications made since the war by United States citizens for visas for the United Kingdom have been refused on political grounds, but the number of such refusals is undoubtedly very small. Since 12th November, 1948, when the requirement that United States citizens should obtain visas for visits to the United Kingdom was abolished, 12 holders of United States passports have been refused leave to land by the immigration officer; none of these refusals was on political grounds.