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Visas: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Laura Pidcock Laura Pidcock Labour, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse has been of processing visa applications which were rejected since 2010; and what the amount accruing to the public purse in fees charged to applicants for those visa applications was in that period.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office does not hold the information in the format requested. In order to provide the cost of processing only rejected visa applications, would involve sifting through all applications data which would exceed the £850 cost limit

The cost of processing visa applications varies by application type and these are set out in the published unit costs and fees table, which can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/606616/Unit_cost_table_2017.

Amount received from Visa applications are not differentiated between the various categories in which they are received. Our ledger will not allow us to provide this level of detail.

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