Visas: Sri Lanka

Home Office written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total number of visit visa applications was from Sri Lanka in 2015; and how many such applications were refused.

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

The information requested is as follows:

Applications: 16745

Issued : 10940

Refused : 5785

*These figures are based on Management Information, not published statistics, and are therefore liable to change.

*These figures relate to all visit visa applications made via the Visa Application Centre in Columbo, Sri Lanka, in 2015. It will therefore incorporate applicants other than Sri Lankan nationals.

*Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.

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