Asylum: Albania

Home Office written question – answered on 17th March 2023.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Labour, Leeds Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people arrived in the UK from Albania in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many people were returned to Albania in that period.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office publishes data on entry clearance visas in the ‘Immigration System Statistics Quarterly Release’. Data on visas granted to Albanian nationals are published in table Vis_D02 of the ‘Entry clearance visa applications and outcomes’ detailed datasets.

Data on irregular arrivals are published in the ‘Irregular Migration to the UK release’. Data on detected irregular arrivals of Albanian nationals are published in table Irr_D01 of the ‘Irregular Migration to the UK detailed datasets’.

Please note that the published Home Office entry clearance visa statistics show the number of visa applications and outcomes, but this may not necessarily equal the total number of individuals arriving in the UK on visas (for example, some visas may be unused, or some individuals may apply for more than one visa in a given period). The data also shows visas for Albanian nationals, but does not show if they have applied from Albania.

Data on returns are published in the ‘Immigration System Statistics Quarterly Release’. Data on returns by destination are published in table Ret_D02 of the ‘Returns detailed datasets’.

Further information on how to use the datasets can be found in the ‘Notes’ page of the workbooks. The latest data relates to the end of December 2022, except for Returns which are to the end of September 2022.

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