Entry Clearances

Home Department written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Tier 1 post-study work visas were issued in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012.

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

The information requested is given in the following table:

Entry clearance visas granted—Tier 1—post study (main applicants)
  Number of applicants
2009 4,244
2010 5,360
2011 5,926
2012 4,931
Note: The Home Office publishes annual statistics on entry clearance visas granted outside the UK, by category, in table vi_04 (Entry Clearance Visas volume 1) within the ‘Immigration Statistics’ release. Corresponding data on extensions of stay granted within the UK are published in table ex_02_w (Extensions).

A copy of the latest release, ‘Immigration Statistics April - June 2014’ is available from the Library of the House and from:


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