Immigration: Turkey

Home Department written question – answered on 29th March 2010.

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Photo of Chris Mullin Chris Mullin Labour, Sunderland South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of Turkish citizens who have entered the UK under the terms of the Ankara Agreement; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (the North West), Home Office, Minister of State (the North West), HM Treasury, Minister of State (the North West), Regional Affairs

The number of Turkish nationals who have been granted entry clearance to the UK under the Turkish European Community Association Agreement, also known as the Ankara Agreement, in each year since 2004 is shown in the following table. The number of entry clearance applications received in each of these years is also shown. Reliable information for previous years is not held. We do not keep a separate record of people who have actually been admitted under the agreement.

Turkish ECAA-Applications for entry clearance
Applications received Visas issued
2004 1 0
2005 3 1
2006 3 0
2007 7 3
2008 23 2
2009 54 10
2010 (January-February) 41 0

These data are unpublished and should be treated as provisional.

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