Immigration: Syria

Home Office written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Labour, Bristol West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for family reunion made by Syrian nationals have been (a) received, (b) decided, (c) granted and (d) refused in each of the last five years.

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

The numbers of applications for family reunion visas from Syrian nationals received, decided, granted and refused in each of the last five years is set out in the table below.

ReportYear

Applications

Issued

Refused

Withdrawn

Lapsed

2010

44

26

6

0

0

2011

56

45

8

0

2

2012

250

134

45

4

0

2013

930

619

64

12

0

2014

1172

980

209

16

3

Source: PRAU 14.10.15

Footnote: Applications may be decided in subsequent periods and therefore do not equal the total of issued, refusals, withdrawn and lapsed. For example some applications in 2014 may be decided in 2015.’

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