Entry Clearances: Russia

Home Office written question – answered on 17th September 2014.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many investor visas have been granted by the UK Government to Russian citizens since May 2010; how many of those visas were issued after January 2014; and if she will make a statement.

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

The information available relates to Tier 1 Investor visas granted to main applicants. In the period April 2010 to June 2014 there were 501 visas granted to Russian nationals, of which 119 visas were granted in the period January to June 2014.

The Home Office publishes quarterly statistics on entry clearance visas granted outside the UK, by category and nationality, in table vi_06_q_w (Entry Clearance Visas volume 2) within the ‘Immigration Statistics’ release.

A copy of the latest release, ‘Immigration Statistics April - June 2014’ is available from the Library of the House and from https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release

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