EU Nationals: British Nationality

Home Office written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Office of National Statistics immigration statistics, published on 17 August 2017, what proportion of applications for British citizenship from EU Nationals from Q3 2016 to Q2 2017 have been (a) rejected and (b) granted; and what proportion of applications are (i) under appeal and (ii) still awaiting a decision.

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The published information on number of applications, grants and refusals of British citizenship for EU nationals is given in the table below.

Citizenship applications, grants and refusals - EU nationals

Quarter

Applications for British

citizenship

Decisions taken to grant

Decisions taken to refuse or withdraw

2016 Q3

4,130

3,637

231

2016 Q4

5,112

4,042

476

2017 Q1

9,547

5,046

492

2017 Q2

9,713

5,578

395

Source: Home Office, Migration Border Analysis.

Immigration Statistics July to September 2017, Subset of table cz_01_q.

Applications in a quarter may result in a decision in a later quarter.

The data shown include outcomes of reconsideration processes.

Information on the total number of citizenship cases awaiting a decision and performance against Service Standards is published in the Migration Transparency data at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-november-2017.

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