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Entry Clearances: Iraq

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage refusal rate was for UK visas applied for by Iraqi citizens (a) at the British Embassy in Jordan and (b) overall in the latest period for which figures are available. (223493)

[holding answer 15 September 2008]: The refusal rate for visa applications submitted by Iraqi nationals in the FY—financial year—2007-08 at the British embassy in Amman and globally was 51 per cent. and 43 per cent. respectively.

Please note that these figures have not been previously published and should therefore be treated as provisional.