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Passports: British National (Overseas)

Question for Home Office

UIN HL316, tabled on 17 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 April (HL15262), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, how many British National (Overseas) passports were issued in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many people have used the new British National (Overseas) visa scheme to come to the UK since it was introduced in January.

Answered on

2 June 2021

The table below provides data up to the end of March on BN(O) passports issued in the last 12 months.

Volume of BN(O)s

Apr-20

363

May-20

2,270

Jun-20

7,719

Jul-20

24,972

Aug-20

33,249

Sep-20

48,081

Oct-20

60,907

Nov-20

56,563

Dec-20

39,689

Jan-21

13,315

Feb-21

8,217

Mar-21

7,032

* These figures have been taken from a live operational database. As such, numbers may change as information on that system is updated.

Information on how many visas for the Hong Kong BN(O) route have been granted between 31 January and 31 March was published in the quarterly migration statistics release on 27 May and can be found at:

www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-statistics

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