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Asylum: Iran

Question for Home Office

UIN HL12150, tabled on 10 December 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Iranian citizens made asylum applications in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, and (4) 2018; and how many applications have been granted.

Answered on

21 December 2018

The Home Office publishes data, in its quarterly Immigration Statistics release, on (a) the number of applications in the UK (table as_01_q Asylum, volume 1), and (b) the number of applications that were granted (in the same table), by nationality.

Latest edition available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/758192/asylum1-sep-2018-tables.ods

Iranian nationals

Year

Total applications

Total grants

Grant rate

2015

3,242

1,532

55%

2016

4,184

1,456

37%

2017

2,570

1,260

47%

2018 (to end Sept)

1,977

706

40%

Note that initial decisions are based on date of decision and do not necessarily relate to applications made in the same period. For example, a decision in 2017 may relate to an application made in 2016.

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Home Office