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Naturalisation: Fraud

Question for Home Office

UIN 14486, tabled on 3 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports submitted in support of an application for naturalisation as a British citizen were found to have a counterfeit Home Office stamp purporting to grant settlement in each year since 2010.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

10 November 2015

Information on how many individuals submitted a passport with a counterfeit stamp purporting to a grant settlement, in support of a naturalisation application is not aggregated in national reporting systems. This information could only be obtained by a disproportionately expensive manual case by case search to collate the data.

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Home Office
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