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Entry Clearances

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visa applications have been refused in each of the last five years. (156487)

The information requested by the hon. Member can be found in the following table.

Total applications

Total refusals

Percentage refusals

2006-07

2,753,078

515,084

19

2005-06

2,550,277

473,742

19

2004-05

2,544,352

483,457

19

2003-04

2,233,837

339,616

15.2

2002-03

1,941,910

249,830

12.9

Sources:

UKvisas Entry Clearance Statistics 2002-03; 2003-04; 2004-05; 2005-06

UKvisas Annual Report 2006-07

All UK entry clearance statistics are published on:

www.ukvisas.gov.uk