Entry Clearances

Home Department written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Labour, Brent North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas have been granted since 31 January 2013; and how many decisions on such visas are awaiting determination.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

According to latest published statistics there were 568 visas issued to main applicants who applied under the Tier 1—Entrepreneur route in the first two quarters of 2013. Latest published statistics for applications for visas and the outcome of applications for Tier 1—Entrepreneur visas (main applicants and dependants) for the first two quarters of 2013 appear in the following table:

Entry clearance visa applications and resolution by category PBS Tier 1—Entrepreneur, 2013
    Of which:
  Applications Resolved Issued Refused Percentage refused Lapsed
January-March (Q1), 2013            
Main applicants 617 602 305 293 49 4
Dependants 575 598 394 204 34 0
April-June (Q2), 2013            
Main applicants 649 673 263 405 60 5
Dependants 672 688 409 273 40 6
Notes: 1. Some decisions may relate to applications received in previous quarters. 2. Data are provisional. Source: Immigration Statistics, April to June 2013, Table be_01_q

It is not possible to provide figures only from 31 January 2013 for those issued visas under the Tier 1—Entrepreneur route from these published statistics.

The number of applications for entry clearance visas awaiting a decision are not available from these published statistics.

The latest Home Office immigration statistics on entry clearance visas are published in the release Immigration Statistics April to June-2013, which is available from the Library of the House and on the Department's website at:


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