Asylum: Iran:Written question - HL12150

Asked on: 10 December 2018
Home Office
Asylum: Iran
Lords
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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