Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign-born UK armed forces service personnel have had an (a) Indefinite Leave to Remain and (b) citizenship application denied on the grounds of not meeting the good character requirement in each of the last five years.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

We do not hold the data as requested, this is because the application process does not require individuals to identify, in every case, whether they are current or former service personnel.

However the available information on totals for outcomes of applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain and citizenship is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics, latest available at

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