Visas

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Hamwee Baroness Hamwee Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 25 November (HL3549), how many of the family reunion visas scheduled were granted on the basis of exceptional compelling compassionate circumstances outside the Immigration Rules, broken down by country and year.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

The number of applications for Family Reunion Visas that were subsequently issued Outside of the Immigration Rules can be found in the table below.

It is not possible to give a breakdown by country or nationality.

Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

Total

Number of applications granted outside the rules

77

30

18

12

137

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