Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Home Office written question – answered on 25th November 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 (a) 1, (b) 2 and (c) 5 post-study work visas were issued in-country in (i) 2009, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2011, (iv) 2012 and (v) 2013.

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

The information requested is given in the table below:

Total extensions of stay in the UK by Points Based System work categories, Main applicants
Tier 1 Total65,90054,30666,40357,32724,879
of whom were previously students....44,24635,4761,595
of which:
Tier 1 - Post Study34,18133,97343,71935,245572
of whom were previously students....43,31934,895557
Tier 2 Total20,13521,20418,19529,51637,654
of whom were previously students....1,7302,6144,175
Tier 5 Total763956277891,074
of whom were previously students....0134210
.. = not available
Source: Immigration Statistics April - June 2014 Tables ex_02 and ex_pc_01_w

The Tier 1 Post-Study work route was closed to new applications on 6 April 2012 but existing applications continued to be processed after this date.

The Home Office publishes annual statistics on extensions of stay by category and previous category, in tables ex_01 to expc_01_o within the quarterly ‘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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