Freedom of Information Team
Customer Service Operations
MEE & International Responder
By email: request-234642-
13 November 2014
FOI Reference: 33251
Thank you for your letter of 17 October requesting information on entry clearance
1- Please provide information on the number of applications received covering 1
July 2012 to as recently as stats allow.
2- How many were (a) granted (b) refused (c) still pending?
3- How many of those granted or refused were reviewed by another ECO or
ECM and post review how many were refused and granted?
Your request is being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I can confirm that the Home Office holds the information you
Please find the data below relating to your request and note that the figures quoted
are not provided under National Statistics protocols but have been derived from local
management information. They are therefore provisional and subject to changes.
1- 5,462,780 applications were received between 1 July 2012 and June 2014.
2- A) 4,578,935 applications were issued, (b) 607,880 were refused & (c) 38,440
are currently pending.
3- 368, 005 applications were reviewed by the ECM, 292,445 applications were
issued following the review and 75,560 refusals were maintained post review.
If you are dissatisfied with this response you may request an independent internal
review of our handling of your request by submitting a complaint within two months
to the address below, quoting reference . If you ask for an internal review, it
would be helpful if you could say why you are dissatisfied with the response. The
contact address for requesting an internal review is below:
Information Access Team
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF
As part of any internal review the Department's handling of your information request
will be reassessed by staff who were not involved in providing you with this
If you remain dissatisfied after this internal review, you would have a right of
complaint to the Information Commissioner as established by section 50 of the
Freedom of Information Act.
A. Ojewale (Mrs)
FOI Practitioner – Midlands, East of England & International Responder Hub
UK Visas & Immigration