Entry Clearances

Home Department written question – answered on 9th December 2009.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information his Department holds on the reasons given by overseas embassies in the UK for refusing to provide passports to their nationals who are legitimately in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Identity)

The Home Office holds no information on the reasons given by overseas embassies in the UK for refusing to provide passports to their nationals who are legitimately in the UK. The decision of whether or not to issue an identity document is a matter for the sovereign government in question.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office are responsible for certain administrative aspects of our relationship with foreign missions in the UK.

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