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Visas

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Iraqis applying to enter the United Kingdom have received visa refusals in each of the last three years; and how many of those came from (a) Syria, and (b) Jordan. [HL942]

The information requested is given in the attached table.

Visa Refusals: Iraqi Nationals, 2006-08

Year

Global

Syria

Jordan

2006

3,165

583

1,910

2007

4,762

439

2,830

2008

3,297

15

1,611

Source: Central Reference System, 23.1.09

The data are unpublished and should be treated as provisional.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many visa applications for entry to Britain are pending from (a) Syria, and (b) Jordan; and how many of those applicants are Iraqi citizens or stateless persons. [HL943]

At the end of January, a total of 247 visa applications were pending at the British embassy in Amman, where all visa applications from both Jordan and Syria are processed. This included 145 applications from Iraqi citizens and 74 from stateless persons.