Thursday, 10 December 2009

Some facts and figures from UK Visas

  • Facts and figures from UK Visas:

  • In 2008 and 2009 they received 2,43 million applications fewer than in 2007/9:
  • Applications were down in all major categories except for Student Visas which were up 2% overall
  • The Points Based System was initiated during 2008-9 attracting over 50,000 applications

  • The overall refusal rate was 19%, up 1% on 2007-08

  • more than 50% of all visa applications were for visits
  • The top nationality by application by application amount remains Indian, followed by Nigerian, Pakistani, Chinese and Russian.
  • The top visa issuing offices remain New Delhi, Chennai, Moscow, Mumbai and Istanbul.

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