Visas: Russia

Home Office written question – answered at on 21 March 2022.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Russian nationals who are holders of tier 1 visas have been identified as having previously been in the Russian armed forces.

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

For all Tier 1 entry clearance applications, applicants were required to confirm if they have had previous employment in the Armed Forces.

This data is only captured in a free text field, which would entail a manual trawl of individual records to capture the information requested.

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