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British Citizenship

Volume 698: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many Bolivian nationals have applied for British citizenship in the last two years; of those, how many applications were (a) accepted, and (b) refused; and on what grounds they were refused. [HL1530]

There have been 125 applications for British citizenship from Bolivian nationals that have been decided within the last two years. Of these, 110 were approved, 10 were refused and five were rejected.

The reasons for refusal include:

delay in responding to our inquiries; and

an inability to meet some of the requirements for naturalisation or registration, (namely, the applicant did not have a British citizen parent, the applicant was not free of immigration conditions on the date of application, was in breach of the immigration laws or was unable to demonstrate a knowledge of life in the United Kingdom).

Five applications were rejected because the applicant was found to be British already.

The information has been provided from local management information and is not a national statistic. As such it should be treated as provisional and therefore subject to change.