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Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Question for Home Office

UIN 215097, tabled on 18 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier (a) 1, (b) 2 and (c) 5 post-study work visas were issued in-country in (i) 2009, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2011, (iv) 2012 and (v) 2013.

Answered on

25 November 2014

The information requested is given in the table below:

Total extensions of stay in the UK by Points Based System work categories, Main applicants
Tier 1 Total65,90054,30666,40357,32724,879
of whom were previously students....44,24635,4761,595
of which:
Tier 1 - Post Study34,18133,97343,71935,245572
of whom were previously students....43,31934,895557
Tier 2 Total20,13521,20418,19529,51637,654
of whom were previously students....1,7302,6144,175
Tier 5 Total763956277891,074
of whom were previously students....0134210
.. = not available
Source: Immigration Statistics April - June 2014 Tables ex_02 and ex_pc_01_w

The Tier 1 Post-Study work route was closed to new applications on 6 April 2012 but existing applications continued to be processed after this date.

The Home Office publishes annual statistics on extensions of stay by category and previous category, in tables ex_01 to expc_01_o within the quarterly ‘Immigration Statistics’ release.

A copy of the latest release, ‘Immigration Statistics April - June 2014’ is available from the Library of the House and from:

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