Asylum: Sudan

Home Office written question – answered on 25th May 2016.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Sudanese asylum seekers were refused citizenship by the Home Office in each of the last five years, and in each year what percentage of total applicants that represented.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Parliamentary Under-Secretary

The available published information is on Sudanese nationals granted and refused British citizenship from 2010 to 2014. Information that breaks down the applicant’s previous immigration status is not currently available. Figures are provided in the table below.

Sudanese nationals granted and refused British citizenship, 2010 to 2014

Year

Total decisions in applications for British citizenship

Granted British citizenship

Refused British citizenship

Refusals of British citizenship as a percentage of total decisions

2010

970

899

71

7%

2011

1,155

1,086

69

6%

2012

1,052

982

70

7%

2013

671

631

40

6%

2014

369

336

33

9%

Source:Immigration Statistics October to December 2015, Home Office, table cz_09.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/501997/citizenship-q4-2015-tabs.ods

Refusals excluding administrative rejections where documentation or the correct fee were not initially submitted.

Refusal includes withdrawn applications.

Excludes South Sudan.

Figures for 2015 will be published on 26th May 2016.

The latest quarterly Home Office immigration statistics on British citizenship refusals are published in ‘Immigration Statistics, October-December 2015’, available from the Home Office website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-statistics.

Data tables relating to British citizenship can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/501997/citizenship-q4-2015-tabs.ods

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