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.
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 Total||65,900||54,306||66,403||57,327||24,879|
|of whom were previously students||..||..||44,246||35,476||1,595|
|Tier 1 - Post Study||34,181||33,973||43,719||35,245||572|
|of whom were previously students||..||..||43,319||34,895||557|
|Tier 2 Total||20,135||21,204||18,195||29,516||37,654|
|of whom were previously students||..||..||1,730||2,614||4,175|
|Tier 5 Total||76||395||627||789||1,074|
|of whom were previously students||..||..||0||134||210|
|.. = 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release