British Nationality

Home Office written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people renounced British citizenship in each year from 1997-98 to 2014-15.

Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people subsequently resumed British citizenship after renouncing it in each year from 1997-98 to 2014-15.

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

The requested information regarding renunciations is provided in the following table.

Renunciations of British citizenship

Year

Number of renunciations

2002

1,194

2003

755

2004

680

2005

589

2006

601

2007

583

2008

537

2009

568

2010

597

2011

492

2012

609

2013

602

2014

614

Source:

Home Office: Immigration Statistics April-June 2015, cz_10

The latest Home Office immigration statistics on grant of renunciations of British citizenship are published in ‘Immigration Statistics, April-June 2015’ table cz_10 for 2002 to 2014, available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-statistics .

Corresponding data for 2015 will be published on 21 May 2016.

Information regarding people resuming British citizenship is not available.

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