Entry Clearances: Marriage

Home Department written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many marriage visas were granted in each year since 1985.

Photo of Kim Howells Kim Howells Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

I have been asked to reply.

I refer the hon. Member to the following table. Please note that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office electronic resources only go as far back as 1998 for marriage/fiancé(e) visas.

Applications for UK marriage/fiancé (e) visas issued from 1998 to 2006
1998 3,198
1999 3,008
2000 3,915
2001 5,241
2002 5,429
2003 5,634
2004 5,546
2005 6,683
2006 7,480

UKvisas makes every effort to ensure that statistics produced from our 'Central Reference System' are accurate. However, the complexity of our global business, including technical failures or occasional inconsistencies in data entry across any of over 150 offices, means we cannot 100 per cent. guarantee accuracy.


1998-2003: Central Reference System (CRS) 7 March 2007

2004-2006: Statistics Search Screen on CRS 7 March 2007

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