Entry Clearances: Costs

Home Department written question – answered on 3rd February 2009.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon UUP, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of processing visa applications has been in each of the last five years.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (also in the Home Office), Home Office, Minister of State (also in the Home Office), HM Treasury

The total costs attributed to the UK's visa processing operation in each of the last five financial years was as follows:

£
2003-04 120,876,425
2004-05 140,121,081
2005-06 187,549,885
2006-07 201,743,883
2007-08 310,116,581

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