Overseas Visitors: Middle East

Home Office written question – answered on 12th September 2016.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for entry clearance visas were (a) made, (b) resolved, (c) issued, (d) refused and (e) lapsed for (i) the occupied Palestinian territories and (ii) Israel in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

The latest available information is given in the table below.

Entry clearance visa applications resolved, granted, refused, lapsed and withdrawn: Year ending June 2016

Applications

Resolved

of which

Nationality

Granted

%

Refused

%

Withdrawn

Lapsed

Israel

1,097

1,094

967

88%

118

11%

9

0

Occupied Palestinian Territories

4,742

4,694

2,774

59%

1,863

40%

57

0

Table notes: Figures include visitor visas and transit visas.

Israeli nationals are not required to apply for a visa if coming to the UK as tourists or visitors. Palestinians will be required to apply for visas for all applications to enter the UK.

Source:

Immigration Statistics April - June 2016, Home Office, table vi_02_q.

The latest quarterly Home Office immigration statistics on entry clearance visas are published in ‘Immigration Statistics, April - June 2016’, available from the Home Office website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-statistics

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