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Visas

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the 10 countries from which the largest number of visa applications are received which do not have United Kingdom visa offices in them; and how many applications are received from each of those countries. [HL592]

In some countries the UK Border Agency accepts visa applications at British diplomatic missions or visa application centres operated by our commercial partners, who pass the applications to a regional decision-making centre in another country. There are also countries where the UK Border Agency has no facilities to accept visa applications. It is not clear to which the noble Lady is referring. I would be happy to provide the information upon clarification.