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Home Department written question – answered on 29th April 2014.

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Photo of Margaret Beckett Margaret Beckett Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many family visit visa applications to the UK were made between June 2013 and December 2013; and how many such applications were (a) granted, (b) refused, (c) withdrawn, (d) lapsed and (e) given the right to appeal.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

From the 1 of June until the 31 of December 2013 there were 149,995 applications for family visit visas. Of those applications:

111,990 were issued

37,370 were refused

65 were lapsed

330 were withdrawn

4,570 were given the right to appeal

These figures are based upon management information, and have been rounded to the nearest five. Until the 24 June 2013, any family visit visa that was refused was given a right of appeal against that decision. The numbers above reflect this change to appeal rights.

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