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Veterans: Foreign Nationals

Question for Home Office

UIN 147852, tabled on 2 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to record the (a) number and (b) success rate of visa applications from non-UK born veterans following their discharge from the armed forces.

Answered on

8 February 2021

Non-UK born veterans, following their discharge from the armed forces, can apply for immigration status on a variety of routes. To capture numbers would require a manual trawl of data and to do so would incur disproportionate cost. There are therefore no plans to identify these individuals separately within our published statistics.

The number and success rate of visa applications from Non-UK born veterans following their discharge from the armed forces are grouped together with other categories in our published statistics:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2020/how-many-people-continue-their-stay-in-the-uk-or-apply-to-stay-permanently

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