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Gurkhas

Home Department written question – answered on 23rd November 2011.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) former Gurkhas and (b) dependents of former Gurkhas have been allowed to enter and reside in the UK since May 2009.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The total number of visas issued to former Gurkhas and their dependants to enter the UK since 2009 is 9,965.

Applicant types 2009 2010 (1) 2011
Former Gurkha 1,628 1,116 358
Dependants of former Gurkhas 1,939 3,744 1,180
(1) January to June 2011. Note: These data are based on management information. They are provisional and subject to change.

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