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

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many renewals of existing status of discretionary leave to remain have been refused due to a failure to pay the immigration health surcharge in each of the last three years.

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

Our records indicate that the number of applications rejected due to a failure to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) from 27 June 2015 to 31 December 2015 is 154. This consisted of 134 rejected for failure to pay the appropriate fee and the IHS, and 20 rejected solely for failure to pay the IHS. There were also an additional 10 cases rejected solely for failure to pay the application fee.

The payment of the Immigration Health Surcharge was not prescribed for Further Discretionary Leave to Remain application forms until 27 June 2015.


• The data relates to applications for Further Discretionary Leave to Remain.

• The data provided is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

• All of the statistics referred to in the answer come with necessary caveats about the accuracy of the data. The data provided has been drawn from manual records on the Home Office Case Information Database, which, as with any large scale recording system, is subject to possible human errors with data entry and processing.

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