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Entry Clearances

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of appeals against a refusal to issue a visa were upheld in the last 12 months, broken down by overseas post. (156669)

I refer the hon. Member to the following table.

Appeals received, dismissed and allowed in 2006-07

Post

Appeals received

Appeals dismissed

Appeals allowed

Percentage allowed1

Abu Dhabi

70

25

20

44

Abuja

3,895

3,040

1,105

27

Accra

4,370

4,650

1,680

27

Addis Ababa

1,205

1,500

530

26

Algiers

115

25

5

17

Almaty

25

10

5

33

Amman

485

220

115

34

Amsterdam

65

55

15

21

Ankara

355

170

205

55

Ashgabat

60

25

15

38

Asmara

40

50

45

47

Athens

15

20

15

43

Bahrain

40

5

5

50

Baku

25

10

0

0

Bandar Seri Begawan

5

5

0

0

Bangkok

645

270

280

51

Banjul

430

250

90

26

Beijing

280

220

125

36

Beirut

165

95

35

27

Belgrade

65

35

25

42

Bogota

310

165

75

31

Bratislava

0

45

0

0

Bridgetown

45

30

5

14

Brussels

60

20

5

20

Bucharest

315

265

140

35

Budapest

0

5

0

0

Cairo

235

105

75

42

Canberra

125

10

5

33

Caracas

30

15

5

25

Casablanca

175

65

85

57

Chennai

1,580

520

335

39

Chicago

125

60

15

20

Chisinau

60

20

50

71

Chongqing

80

20

35

64

Colombo

1,275

850

870

51

Copenhagen

45

50

15

23

Dakar

25

30

10

25

Damascus

50

80

45

36

Dar Es Salaam

190

140

65

32

Dhaka

9,285

4,455

4,255

49

Doha

10

10

5

33

Dubai

265

100

50

33

Dublin

100

55

15

21

Dusseldorf

100

85

30

26

Freetown

360

195

110

36

Gaborone

25

25

10

29

Geneva

0

0

0

Georgetown

55

25

20

44

Guangzhou

610

215

350

62

Hanoi

55

30

25

45

Harare

2,115

1,375

615

31

Havana

0

0

0

Helsinki

30

5

5

50

Hong Kong

105

85

45

35

Islamabad

32,740

13,070

13,910

52

Istanbul

465

270

280

51

Jakarta

90

55

40

42

Jedda

95

70

55

44

Jerusalem

5

15

5

25

Kampala

895

585

365

38

Karachi

3,050

655

820

56

Kathmandu

940

260

185

42

Khartoum

95

35

20

36

Kiev

325

165

145

47

Kingston

2,635

1,670

1,580

49

Kinshasa

280

160

60

27

Kolkata

125

35

20

36

Kuala Lumpur

215

135

60

31

Kuwait City

70

50

15

23

La Paz

5

0

0

Lagos

24,290

4,985

6,165

55

Lilongwe

705

175

45

20

Lima

10

15

10

40

Lisbon

0

5

0

0

Los Angeles

145

25

20

44

Luanda

45

15

10

40

Lusaka

215

105

40

28

Madrid

100

50

15

23

Manila

2,050

1,210

925

43

Mexico City

5

0

0

Minsk

45

15

15

50

Montevideo

0

0

0

Moscow

75

60

60

50

Mumbai

8,635

3,390

3,115

48

Muscat

35

15

10

40

Nairobi

855

625

410

40

New Delhi

11,745

4,680

7,170

61

New York

270

155

60

28

Nicosia

195

70

35

33

Oslo

15

5

10

67

Ottawa

230

40

10

20

Panama City

0

0

0

Paris

45

40

10

20

Port Louis

290

145

105

42

Port of Spain

40

15

10

40

Prague

0

5

5

50

Pretoria

1,610

765

190

20

Quito

55

30

20

40

Rabat

340

135

175

56

Rangoon

20

30

20

40

Riga

5

5

0

0

Rio De Janeiro

845

315

95

23

Riyadh

35

40

30

43

Rome

55

25

20

44

Sanaa

250

175

95

35

Santo Domingo

30

0

5

100

Sarajevo

10

5

5

50

Seoul

160

40

20

33

Shanghai

90

45

45

50

Singapore

70

35

15

30

Skopje

445

225

145

39

Sofia

140

400

125

24

St. Petersburg

5

5

5

50

Stockholm

75

50

25

33

Suva

15

0

10

100

Tallinn

0

5

0

0

Tashkent

10

0

10

100

Tbilisi

20

15

10

40

Tehran

1,810

980

520

35

Tel Aviv

60

25

0

0

Tirana

450

295

115

28

Tokyo

20

30

15

33

Tripoli

70

65

15

19

Tunis

475

345

255

43

Ulaanbaatar

35

5

5

50

Valletta

5

0

0

Victoria

20

5

10

67

Vienna

10

10

0

0

Vilnius

0

0

0

Warsaw

15

0

0

Wellington

5

5

5

50

Windhoek

0

15

0

0

Yaounde

535

295

175

37

Yekaterinburg

25

10

5

33

Yerevan

5

5

10

67

Zagreb

10

5

0

0

Grand total

130,100

57,350

49,695

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1 Percentage allowed is calculated by the number of appeals allowed, divided by the number of appeals resolved (dismissed plus allowed).

Note:

Due to the length of the appeal process the total number of appeals allowed and dismissed does not equal the total received in any given year.

Source:

2006-07 Provisional Entry Clearance Statistics (to be published)