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Entry Clearances: China

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applicants from mainland China have had their applications refused in each of the last three years; of those how many have appealed; how many such appeals have succeeded; and how many decisions have been withdrawn prior to determination of the appeal. (247907)

The following provides requested statistics received in mainland China at our embassy in Beijing and the Consulate-Generals in Shanghai, Chongqing and Guangzhou. The number of appeals received in each year does not directly correspond to the number of determinations received as the appeal process takes time and results are received in subsequent years.

The number of determinations received and the results of those determinations are included to give a more accurate representation of decisions on appealed cases.

UK Border Agency—Determinations and appeals from Mainland China

2006

2007

2008

Total applications refused

1,0969

1,4234

1,8091

Applications with right of appeal

5350

7275

1,1200

Number of appeals received

1,318

1,090

2,270

Appealed applications withdrawn prior to determination

395

250

389

Determination received: successful appeals

614

300

370

Determination received: dismissed appeals

477

469

571

Total determinations received (successful + dismissed)

1,091

769

941