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 people received marriage visas in (a) 2005, (b) 2000, (c) 1995, (d) 1990 and (e) 1985, broken down by nationality.

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

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I refer the hon. Member to the following table. Please note that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office electronic resources go as far back as 1998 only for marriage/fiancé(e) visas. These statistics therefore cover the years 2005 and 2000 only.

Nationality 2005 2000
Afghanistan 7 2
Albania 654 32
Algeria 20 12
Angola 2 2
Antigua and Barbuda 4 2
Argentina 41 3
Armenia 5 0
Australia 185 178
Azerbaijan 13 0
Bahamas 0 2
Bahrain 2 1
Bangladesh 28 9
Barbados 10 6
Belarus 47 20
Benin 0 0
Bermuda 0 1
Bolivia 7 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9 10
Botswana 1 2
Brazil 208 41
British National Overseas 17 8
British Overseas Citizen 0 1
Bulgaria 53 23
Burma (Myanmar) 2 0
Burundi 0 0
Cambodia 2 0
Cameroon 11 0
Canada 120 64
Cape Verde 0 1
Chile 14 0
China 165 104
Colombia 61 12
Congo 2 2
Costa Rica 2 0
Croatia 24 19
Cuba 32 10
Cyprus 1 7
Czech Republic 0 50
Democratic Republic of Congo 11 0
Dominica 4 3
Dominican Republic 6 4
Ecuador 11 2
Egypt 28 15
El Salvador 2 0
Equatorial Guinea 1 0
Eritrea 0 2
Estonia 0 16
Ethiopia 9 8
Fiji 3 0
Gabon 1 0
Gambia 9 6
Georgia 4 0
Ghana 17 12
Grenada 6 0
Guatemala 2 0
Guinea 3 1
Guinea-Bissau 2 2
Guyana 12 3
Haiti 1 0
Honduras 3 0
Hong Kong 21 2
Hungry 0 44
India 466 327
Indonesia 32 32
Iran 40 9
Iraq 10 3
Israel 72 28
Ivory Coast 6 2
Jamaica 19 16
Japan 217 120
Jordan 3 1
Kazakhstan 31 29
Kenya 22 19
Korea (North) 1 0
Kyrgyzstan 11 8
Laos 5 3
Latvia 1 0
Lebanon 11 3
Lesotho 2 0
Liberia 2 1
Libya 12 0
Lithuania 0 13
Macau 4 0
Macedonia 5 6
Madagascar 2 0
Malawi 11 0
Malaysia 55 31
Maldives 1 0
Mali 1 1
Mauritania 2 0
Mauritius 13 13
Mexico 55 22
Moldova 28 13
Mongolia 4 1
Morocco 42 20
Mozambique 1 2
Namibia 9 0
Nepal 17 1
New Zealand 67 76
Nicaragua 2 0
Niger 1 0
Nigeria 37 12
None 2 0
Oman 1 1
Pakistan 273 337
Palestinian Authority 3 0
Panama 5 0
Papua New Guinea 1 0
Paraguay 3 0
Peru 43 2
Philippines 302 185
Poland 0 73
Qatar 0 1
Refugee (Art 1 1951 Convention) 0 0
Romania 124 61
Russia 417 254
Rwanda 1 0
Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Senegal 5 0
Seychelles 11 0
Sierra Leone 2 7
Singapore 18 26
Slovakia 0 88
Slovenia 0 2
Somalia 3 0
South Africa 202 67
South Korea 34 18
Sri Lanka 13 7
St. Kitts and Nevis 2 1
St. Lucia 7 6
St. Vincent 4 4
Stateless (Art 1 1951 Convention) 5 1
Sudan 7 1
Swaziland 1 2
Switzerland 0 12
Syria 5 3
Taiwan 34 6
Tajikistan 1 0
Tanzania 18 4
Thailand 534 349
Togo 3 2
Trinidad and Tobago 29 9
Tunisia 23 17
Turkey 106 67
Turkmenistan 3 0
Uganda 13 6
Ukraine 254 196
United States 753 476
Unspecified Nationality 14 0
Uruguay 2 0
Uzbekistan 13 0
Venezuela 21 0
Vietnam 44 8
XXH 0 3
XXP 1 0
Yemen 3 1
Yugoslavia 55 36
Zambia 7 1
Zimbabwe 33 3
Total 6,683 3,899
Note:

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.

Source:

CRS.

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