Visas: Overseas Students

Home Office written question – answered on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence the data from the exit checks introduced in 2015 gives on the proportion of international students who break the terms of their visa.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office is continuing to assess and analyse elements of the exit check data collected in relation to specific cohorts to understand the extent to which estimates provided are statistically robust. This level of detail is not yet available.

Over time the data obtained through exit checks will contribute to the statistical picture.

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