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Passports: Kurds

Home Office written question – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Iraqi Kurds have had their passports confiscated on grounds of identity in each of the last five years; and how many of those Iraqi Kurds have since had their passports returned.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The data below relates to applications where Iraq was provided as the place of birth on the UK passport application. The figures relate to the year in which a passport was revoked, because it was determined that there was no entitlement to a passport. The reasons for this in individual cases would include concerns around the person’s identity.











In 4 of these cases a subsequent passport has been issued in the same identity.

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