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Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Department written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many nationals of other EU member states have registered under the provisions of Part 3 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 in each year since 2006; and what estimate she has made of the number of such nationals living in the UK who have not applied to be registered under those regulations.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

The available information relating to EU nationals issued registration certificates under part 3 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 since 2006 are given in the following table:

Registration certificates issued
2006 49,694
2007 47,750
2008 25,978
2009 35,104
2010 22,164
2011 20,835
Source: Table ee.02

Figures on the issue and refusal of registration certificates are published on an annual basis. Latest figures are available in Table ee.02 of the release 'Immigration Statistics, July to September 2012' which is available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Science website at:

Data for 2012 are planned for publication on 29 August 2013.

The Office for National Statistics publishes information relating to the number of EU nationals living in the UK, however the data sets are not comparable for the purposes of establishing how many EU nationals living in the UK have not registered.

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