Visas: Applications:Written question - 120005

Asked by Laura Pidcock
(North West Durham)

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 18 December 2017
Home Office
Visas: Applications
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse has been of processing visa applications which were rejected since 2010; and what the amount accruing to the public purse in fees charged to applicants for those visa applications was in that period.
Answered by: Brandon Lewis
Answered on: 21 December 2017

The Home Office does not hold the information in the format requested. In order to provide the cost of processing only rejected visa applications, would involve sifting through all applications data which would exceed the £850 cost limit

The cost of processing visa applications varies by application type and these are set out in the published unit costs and fees table, which can be accessed via the link below:

Amount received from Visa applications are not differentiated between the various categories in which they are received. Our ledger will not allow us to provide this level of detail.

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