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Travel Restrictions

Question for Home Office

UIN 53413, tabled on 16 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people suspected by UK law enforcement of involvement in organised crime, financial crime or serious human rights abuses have been subject to visa bans to prevent them coming to the UK in each of the last eight years.

Answered on

22 November 2016

We consider that publishing information on the nationalities of individuals excluded from the UK would risk undermining international relations and foreign policy objectives and consequently do not provide country specific breakdowns. We also do not comment on the number of immigration disruptions that have been put in place against specific groups of individuals.

We can however confirm that foreign nationals requiring leave to enter the UK must meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules in the category of entry sought and that, by their own actions, must not have brought themselves within scope of the general grounds for refusal in the Immigration Rules. Evidence that an individual has been involved in organised crime or human rights abuses would be taken into account when a visa application is considered. Individuals will be denied entry to the UK where there is evidence to show that their presence would not be considered conducive to the public good.

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Home Office
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