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Entry Clearances

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

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Chair, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visas have been issued since their introduction in April 2012.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 9 September 2013

The published statistics on out of country visas to the United Kingdom issued and in country extensions of stay granted to main applicants in the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) category are provided in the following table:

Out of country visas to the United Kingdom issued and in-country extensions of stay granted to Tier 1—Graduate Entrepreneurs
Quarter Out of country visas issued In-country grants of extensions
2012 Q3 0 0
2012 Q4 0 27
2013 Q1 0 66
2013 Q2 0 36
Notes: 1. Excludes dependants. 2. Data are provisional. Source: Immigration Statistics, April to June 2013. table be_01_q and table ex_01_q

The latest Home Office immigration statistics on entry clearance visas and extensions of stay 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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release

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