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Entry Clearances: Iraq

Home Department written question – answered on 29th September 2008.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage refusal rate was for UK visas applied for by Iraqi citizens (a) at the British Embassy in Jordan and (b) overall in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration), Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office)

holding answer 15 September 2008

The refusal rate for visa applications submitted by Iraqi nationals in the FY—financial year—2007-08 at the British embassy in Amman and globally was 51 per cent. and 43 per cent. respectively.

Please note that these figures have not been previously published and should therefore be treated as provisional.

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