UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Entry Clearance Applications

This relates to UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Entry Clearance ApplicationsUK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 for Entry Clearance Applications from outside the UK during April-June 2017. Perhaps, during 3-5 years timeframe, UK visa refusal rate from a particular country usually oscillate within a narrow band. Therefore, the rejection rates may be helpful for future applicants to find out their chances of success. Perhaps, countries in a particular geographical location have quite similar social, economic and political dynamics. And also similar rejection rates. Accordingly, in addition to the details of UK visa refusal rates by country 2017 Q2, the post also highlights the rejection rates by geographical regions

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Entry Clearance Applications

According to the Official Statistics in April-June 2017 quarter, 1,035,470 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from all the Geographical Regions of the world.

976,055 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 884,779 Visas were Granted and as many as 88,817 applications were Refused. Therefore, the overall UK Visa Refusal Rate and UK Visa during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 9.10%. Moreover, 2,422 applications were withdrawn and 37 applications lapsed during the quarter.

Accordingly, during the quarter the most number of entry clearance applications for UK visa and immigration submitted from South Asian (280,297), East Asian (279,195) and European (131,214) nationals. Moreover, the highest UK visa refusal rate was for North African (28.20), Sub-Saharan African (19.60%) and South Asian (13.24%) nationals.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Geographical Locations 2017 Q2

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Total 1,035,470 976,055 9.10%
Asia South 280,297 269,519 13.24%
Asia East 279,195 256,163 1.74%
Europe Other 131,214 127,382 6.16%
Africa Sub-Saharan 102,145 88,308 19.60%
Middle East 79,395 77,609 8.07%
Asia South East 76,723 75,433 6.77%
Africa North 29,694 28,914 28.20%
America Central and South 26,741 25,339 8.07%
America North 10,864 9,953 2.70%
Asia Central 8,473 7,877 10.71%
Oceania 7,815 7,040 2.84%
Other 2,879 2,489 26.20%
EU Other 14 11 18.18%
EU 14 10 8 0.00%
EU 2 6 6 0.00%
EU 8 5 4 50.00%

Highest No. of UK Visa Applications by Nationality during Q2 2017

During Q2 2017, Chinese (270,747), Indian (222,801), Russian (56,024) and Turkish (41,717) nationals made the most applications for UK visa and immigration. Apparently,  the UK visa refusal rate was the highest for Pakistani (34.18%), Nigerian (28.95%), Filipino (9.37%), Indian (9.16%) and Turkish (7.39%) nationals. However, within this group, the lowest UK visa refusal rate was for Saudi (0.41%), South African (1.32%), Chinese (1.62%), Russain (1.77%) and Thai (4.67%) nationals.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2

Country of Nationality Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
China 270,747 248,750 1.62%
India 222,801 218,231 9.16%
Russia 56,024 56,082 1.77%
Saudi Arabia 42,443 42,040 0.41%
Turkey 41,717 39,802 7.39%
Pakistan 36,878 33,168 34.18%
South Africa 36,084 32,078 1.32%
Nigeria 28,574 23,876 28.95%
Philippines 24,511 23,832 9.37%
Thailand 23,594 23,737 4.67%
Indonesia 18,403 18,577 3.00%
Ukraine 14,199 13,267 10.94%
Egypt 11,722 11,361 23.79%
Colombia 11,080 10,754 3.62%
Ghana 9,298 8,308 42.57%
Sri Lanka 9,089 8,183 20.55%
United States 8,630 7,910 2.65%
Bangladesh 7,300 6,202 28.73%
Vietnam 7,126 6,578 12.86%
Algeria 6,454 6,492 42.10%
Iran 6,405 5,828 43.65%
Kenya 6,008 4,994 11.21%
Lebanon 5,967 5,953 8.18%
Morocco 5,564 5,459 20.66%
Kazakhstan 5,424 5,219 3.28%
Australia 5,159 4,748 1.81%
Jordan 4,964 4,836 9.43%
Nepal 4,174 3,689 24.23%
Bahrain 4,103 4,072 0.66%
Serbia 4,086 3,894 3.85%

Asia East | UK Visa Refusal Rate China, Hong Kong, Japan, S Korea

In April-June 2017 quarter, 279,348 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  East Asian Countries.

256,325 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 251,546 Visas were  Granted and as many as 4,494 applications were Refused. Therefore, the overall UK Visa Application Rejection Rate from East Asian Region during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 1.75%. Moreover, 284 applications were withdrawn and ONE   application lapsed during the quarter from East Asian Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from East Asia

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
China 270,891 Total 248,875

  • Successful 244,539
  • Rejections 4,063
  • Withdrawn 272
  • Lapsed 1
1.63%
Hong Kong 1,843 Total 1,407

  • Successful 1,308
  • Rejections 93
  • Withdrawn 6
6.61%
Japan 2,469 Total 2,284

  • Successful 2,255
  • Rejections 27
  • Withdrawn 2
1.18%
North Korea 34 Total 39

  • Successful 34
  • Rejections 5
12.82%
South Korea 1,810 Total 1,649

  • Successful 1,622
  • Rejections 27
1.64%
Macau 41 Total 36

  • Successful 35
  • Rejections 1
2.78%
Mongolia 785 Total 743

  • Successful 487
  • Rejections 254
  • Withdrawn 2
34.18%
Taiwan 1,475 Total 1,292

  • Successful 1,266
  • Rejections 24
  • Withdrawn 2
1.86%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from East Asia 279,348 Total 256,325

  • Successful 251,546
  • Rejections 4,494
  • Withdrawn 284
  • Lapsed 1
1.75%

Asia South: UK Visa Refusal Rate India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

In April-June 2017 quarter, 280,943 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  South Asian Countries.

270,228 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 233,529 Visas were  Granted and as many as 36,082 applications were Refused. Therefore, the overall UK Visa Refusal Rate from the South Asian Region during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017  was 13.35%. Moreover, 614 applications were withdrawn and 3 applications lapsed during the quarter from South Asian Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from South Asia

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate

Bangladesh

7,312 Total 6,248

  • Successful 4,403
  • Rejections 1,815
  • Withdrawn 30
29.05%

Bhutan

48 Total 42

  • Successful 38
  • Rejections 4
9.52%

India

223,405 Total 218,481

  • Successful 197,975
  • Rejections 20,058
  • Withdrawn 447
  • Lapsed 1
9.18%

The Maldives

7 Total 4

  • Successful 4
0.00%

Nepal

4,177 Total 3,714

  • Successful 2,801
  • Rejections 900
  • Withdrawn 13
24.23%
Pakistan 36,890 Total 33,513

  • Successful 21,817
  • Rejections 11,596
  • Withdrawn 98
  • Lapsed 2
34.60%
Srilanka 9,104 Total 8,226

  • Successful 6,491
  • Rejections 1,709
  • Withdrawn 26
20.78%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from South Asia 280,943 Total 270,228

  • Successful 233,529
  • Rejections 36,082
  • Withdrawn 614
  • Lapsed 3
13.35%

Asia South East | UK Visa Refusal Rate Philippines, Thailand

In April-June 2017 quarter, 76,834 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  South East Asian Countries.

75,514 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 70,167 Visas were Granted and as many as 5,139 applications were Refused. Therefore, the overall Visa Rejection Rate during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 6.81%. Moreover, 206 applications were withdrawn and 2 applications lapsed during the quarter from South East Asian Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from South East Asia

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Brunei 24 Total 21

  • Successful 21
0.00%
Burma 1,185 Total 1,162

  • Successful 940
  • Rejections 220
  • Withdrawn 1
  • Lapsed 1
18.93%
Cambodia 471 Total 411

  • Successful 357
  • Rejections 53
  • Withdrawn 1
12.90%
East Timor 3 Total 2

  • Successful 1
  • Rejections 1
50.00%
Indonesia 18,406 Total 18,602

  • Successful 18,011
  • Rejections 559
  • Withdrawn 32
3.01%
Laos 291 Total 269

  • Successful 244
  • Rejections 25
  • Withdrawn 2
9.29%
Malaysia 657 Total 513

  • Successful 461
  • Rejections 47
  • Withdrawn 5
9.16%
The Philippines 24,529 Total 23,864

  • Successful 21,525
  • Rejections 2,251
  • Withdrawn 88
9.43%
Singapore 469 Total 338

  • Successful 313
  • Rejections 22
  • Withdrawn 3
6.51%
Thailand 23,672 Total 23,751

  • Successful 22,588
  • Rejections 1,113
  • Withdrawn 50
4.69%
Vietnam 7,127 Total 6,581

  • Successful 5,706
  • Rejections 848
  • Withdrawn 26
  • Lapsed 1
12.89%%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from South East Asia 76,834 Total 75,514

  • Successful 70,167
  • Rejections 5,139
  • Withdrawn 206 
  • Lapsed 2
6.81%

North Africa | UK Visa Refusal Rate Egypt, Algeria, Morocco

In April-June 2017 quarter, 29,711 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  North African Countries.

29,032 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 20,681 Visas were Granted and as many as 8,202 applications were Refused. Therefore, the UK Visa Refusal Rate from North African Region during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 28.25%. Moreover, 148 applications were withdrawn and ONE application lapsed during the quarter from North African Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from North Africa

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Algeria 6,458 Total 6,508

  • Successful 3,760
  • Rejections 2,741
  • Withdrawn 7
42.12%
Egypt 11,730 Total 11,389

  • Successful 8,602
  • Rejections 2,717
  • Withdrawn 70
23.86%
Libya 943 Total 921

  • Successful 544
  • Rejections 356
  • Withdrawn 21
38.65%
Mauritania 67 Total 65

  • Successful 55
  • Rejections 10
15.38%
Morocco 5,564 Total 5,505

  • Successful 4,334
  • Rejections 1,134
  • Withdrawn 7
20.60%
Sudan 2,653 Total 2,508

  • Successful 1,565
  • Rejections 936
  • Withdrawn 6
  • Lapsed 1
37.32%
Tunisia 2,296 Total 2,136

  • Successful 1,821
  • Rejections 308
  • Withdrawn 7
14.42%
Western Sahara 0 0 N/A
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from North Africa 29,711 Total 29,032

  • Successful 20,681
  • Rejections 8,202
  • Withdrawn 148
  • Lapsed 1
28.25%

America North | UK Visa Refusal Rate USA and Canada

In April-June 2017 quarter, 10,863 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  North American Countries.

9,980 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 9,642 Visas were Granted and as many as 280 applications were Refused. Therefore, the UK Visa Rejection Rate from North American Region during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 2.81%. Moreover, 58 applications were withdrawn and NO application lapsed during the quarter from North American Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from North America

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Canada 2,234 Total 2,047

  • Successful 1,973
  • Rejections 62
  • Withdrawn 12
3.03%
USA 8,629 Total 7,933

  • Successful 7,669
  • Rejections 218
  • Withdrawn 46
2.75%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from North America 10,863 Total 9,980

  • Successful 9,642
  • Rejections 280
  • Withdrawn 58
2.81%

Please note: during the quarter NO application was submitted from Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands (US).

 America Central & South | UK Visa Refusal Rate Colombia, Jamaica

In April-June 2017 quarter, 26,749 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  Central and South American Countries.

25,411 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 23,212 Visas were Granted and as many as 2,084 applications were Refused. Therefore, the overall Visa Refusal Rate from Central and South American Region during the Second Quarter (Q2) of  2017 was 8.20%. Moreover, 115 applications were withdrawn and NO application lapsed during the quarter from Central and South American Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from Central and South American Countries

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Antigua and Barbuda 3 Total 3

  • Successful 3
0.00%
Argentina 152 Total 141

  • Successful 132
  • Rejections 8
  • Withdrawn 1
5.67%
Aruba 0 0 N/A
The Bahamas 12 Total 8

  • Successful 7
  • Rejections 1
12.50%
Barbados 55 Total 34

  • Successful 27
  • Rejections 7
20.59%
Belize 5 Total 5

  • Successful 5
0.00%
Bolivia 525 Total 498

  • Successful 438
  • Rejections 54
  • Withdrawn 6
10.84%
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 0 0 N/A
Brazil 1,086 Total 970

  • Successful 837
  • Rejections 121
  • Withdrawn 12

 

12.47%
Chile 208 Total 178

  • Successful 163
  • Rejections 15
8.40%
Colombia 11,084 Total 10,764

  • Successful 10,344
  • Rejections 395
  • Withdrawn 25
 3.67%
Costa Rica 23 Total 20

  • Successful 19
  • Rejections 1
5.00%
Cuba 664 Total 595

  • Successful 502
  • Rejections 81
  • Withdrawn 12
13.61%
Curacao 0 0 N/A
Dominica 39 Total 32

  • Successful 12
  • Rejections 20
62.50%
The Dominican Republic 839 Total 827

  • Successful 731
  • Rejections 96
11.61%
Ecuador 1,948 Total 1,849

  • Successful 1,712
  • Rejections 129
  • Withdrawn 8
6.98%
El Salvador 5 Total 6

  • Successful 6
0.00%
French Guiana 0 0 N/A
Grenada 12 Total 14

  • Successful 14
0.00%
Guadeloupe 0 0 N/A
Guatemala 8 Total 6

  • Successful 6
0.00%
Guyana 465 Total 429

  • Successful 373
  • Rejections 53
  • Withdrawn 3
12.35%
Haiti 106 Total 100

  • Successful 89
  • Rejections 10
  • Withdrawn 1
10.00%
Honduras 17 Total 19

  • Successful 13
  • Rejections 6
31.58%
Jamaica 3,571 Total 3,296

  • Successful 2,623
  • Rejections 661
  • Withdrawn 12
20.05%
Martinique 0 0 N/A
Mexico 357 Total 299

  • Successful 275
  • Rejections 22
  • Withdrawn 2
7.36%
Netherlands Antilles 0 0 N/A
Nicaragua 9 Total 6

  • Successful 4
  • Rejections 2
33.33%
Panama 9 Total 9

  • Successful 8
  • Rejections 1
11.11%
Paraguay 11 Total 15

  • Successful 15
0.00%
Peru 3,599 Total 3,391

  • Successful 3,168
  • Rejections 201
  • Withdrawn 22
5.93%
St. Kitts and Nevis 17 Total 21

  • Successful 12
  • Rejections 8
  • Withdrawn 1
38.10%
St. Lucia 18 Total 14

  • Successful 12
  • Rejections 2
14.29%
St Maarten (Dutch Part) 0 0 N/A
St. Martin (French Part) 0 0 N/A
St. Pierre and Miquelon 0 0 N/A
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 17 Total 15

  • Successful 10
  • Rejections 4
  • Withdrawn 1
26.67%
Surinam 34 Total 28

  • Successful 21
  • Rejections 7
25.00%
Trinidad and Tobago 56 Total 46

  • Successful 42
  • Rejections 4
8.70%
Uruguay 12 Total 10

  • Successful 10
0.00%
Venezuela 1,783 Total 1,763

  • Successful 1,579
  • Rejections 175
  • Withdrawn 9
9.93%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2

from Central and South America

26,749 Total 25,411

  • Successful 23,212
  • Rejections 2,084
  • Withdrawn 115
9.93%

Asia Central | UK Visa Refusal Rate Kazakhstan, Afghanistan

In April-June 2017 quarter, 8,481 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  Central Asian Countries.

7,917 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 7,023 Visas were Granted and as many as 864 applications were Refused. Therefore, the overall Rejection Rate from Central Asian Region during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 10.91%. Moreover, 30 applications were withdrawn and NO application lapsed during the quarter from Central Asian Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from Central Asia

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate

Afghanistan

1,066 Total 899

  • Successful 518
  • Rejections 366
  • Withdrawn 15
40.71%

Kazakhstan

5,424 Total 5,219

  • Successful 5,038
  • Rejections 171
  • Withdrawn 10
3.28%

Kyrgyzstan

388 Total 356

  • Successful 295
  • Rejections 59
  • Withdrawn 2
16.57%

Tajikistan

113 Total 110

  • Successful 84
  • Rejections 24
  • Withdrawn 2
21.82%

Turkmenistan

344 Total 292

  • Successful 249
  • Rejections 43
14.73%%
Uzbekistan 1,138 Total 1,001

  • Successful 819
  • Rejections 181
  • Withdrawn 1
18.08%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from Central Asia 8,473 Total 7,877

  • Successful 7,003
  • Rejections 844
  • Withdrawn 30
10.71%

EU 14 | UK Visa Refusal Rate from France, Germany

In April-June 2017 quarter, 10 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from EU 14.

8 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 4 Visas were Grantedapplications were withdrawn and NO applications lapsed during the quarter from EU 14 Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from EU14

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Austria 1 Total 1

  • Successful 1
00.00%
Belgium 0 0 N/A
Denmark 1 Total 1

  • Withdrawn 1
N/A
Finland 0 0 N/A
France 1 Total 1

  • Successful 1
00.00%
Germany 3 Total 3

  • Successful 2
  • Withdrawn 1
33.33%
Greece 1 Total 1

  • Withdrawn 1
00.00%
Ireland 0 0 N/A
Italy 3 Total 1

  • Withdrawn 1
00.00%
Luxembourg 0 0 N/A
Netherlands 0 0 N/A
Portugal 0 0 N/A
Spain 0 0 N/A
Sweden 0 0 N/A
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2

from EU14

10 Total 8

  • Successful 4
  • Withdrawn 4
00.00%

EU 2 | UK Visa Refusal Rate Bulgaria and Romania

In April-June 2017 quarter, Applications were made for Entry Clearance from EU 2.

6 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 5 Visas were Granted. One (1)  application was withdrawn and NO applications lapsed during the quarter from EU 2.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from EU-2

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Bulgaria 1 Total 1

  • Withdrawn 1
N/A
Romania 5 Total 5

  • Successful 5
00.00%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2

from EU 2

6 Total 6

  • Successful 5
  • Withdrawn 1
N/A

EU 8 | UK Visa Refusal Rate Poland, Latvia

In April-June 2017 quarter, Applications were made for Entry Clearance from EU 8.

4 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 2 Visas were Granted and as many as 2 applications were Refused. Therefore, the UK Visa Denial Rate during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 50%.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from EU8

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Czech Republic 0 0 N/A
Estonia 1 Total 1

  • Rejections 1
100.00%
Hungary 0 0 N/A
Latvia 1 Total 1

  • Rejections 1
100.00%
Lithuania 0 0 N/A
Poland 3 Total 2

  • Successful 2
00.00%
Slovakia 0 0 N/A
Slovenia 0 0 N/A
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2

from EU8

5 Total 4

  • Successful 2
  • Rejections 2
50.00%

EU Other | UK Visa Refusal Rate Croatia, Cyprus, Malta

In April-June 2017 quarter, 14 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from Other EU Countries.

11 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 5 Visas were Granted and as many as 2 applications were Refused. Therefore, the UK Visa Denial Rate during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 18.18%. Moreover, applications were withdrawn and NO applications lapsed during the quarter from Other EU Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from EU Other

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Croatia 5 Total 5

  • Successful 1
  • Withdrawn 4
N/A
Cyprus 9 Total 6

  • Successful 4
  • Rejections 2
33.33%
Malta 0 0 N/A
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2

from EU Other

14 Total 11

  • Successful 5
  • Withdrawn 4
  • Rejections 2
18.18%

Europe Other | UK Visa Refusal Rate Russia, Turkey, Ukraine

In April-June 2017 quarter, 131,242 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  Other European Countries.

127,532 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 119,317 Visas were  Granted and as many as 7,876 applications were Refused. Therefore, the overall UK Visa Rejection Rate from Other European Countries during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 6.18%. Moreover, 339 applications were withdrawn and NO applications lapsed during the quarter from Other European Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from Europe (excluding EU)

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Albania 2,739 Total 2,669

  • Successful 1,580
  • Rejections 1,082
  • Withdrawn 7
40.54%
Andorra 6 Total 4

  • Successful 4
0.00%
Armenia 901 Total 767

  • Successful 709
  • Rejections 53
  • Withdrawn 5
6.91%
Azerbaijan 2,172 Total 1,954

  • Successful 1,747
  • Rejections 200
  • Withdrawn 7
10.24%
Belarus 4,061 Total 3,822

  • Successful 3,658
  • Rejections 148
  • Withdrawn 16
3.87%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 738 Total 709

  • Successful 663
  • Rejections 44
  • Withdrawn 2
6.21%
Northern Cyprus 111 Total 97

  • Successful 83
  • Rejections 13
  • Withdrawn 1
13.40%
Former Yugoslavia 1 Total 2

  • Successful 1
  • Rejections 1
50.00%
Georgia 1,651 Total 1,537

  • Successful 1,335
  • Rejections 196
  • Withdrawn 6
12.75%
Kosovo 930 Total 1,014

  • Successful 631
  • Rejections 381
  • Withdrawn 2
37.57%
Macedonia 1,018 Total 975

  • Successful 905
  • Rejections 68
  • Withdrawn 2
6.97%
Moldova 478 Total 463

  • Successful 352
  • Rejections 109 
  • Withdrawn 2
23.54%
Monaco 2 Total 2

  • Successful 2
0.00%
Montenegro 385 Total 352

  • Successful 330
  • Rejections 21
  • Withdrawn 1
5.97%
Russia 56,030 Total 56,135

  • Successful 55,012
  • Rejections 999
  • Withdrawn 124
1.78%
Serbia 4,087 Total 3,898

  • Successful 3,736
  • Rejections 150 
  • Withdrawn 12
3.85%
Switzerland 2 Total 1

  • Successful 1
0.00%
Turkey 41,726 Total 39,830

  • Successful 36,769
  • Rejections 2,954
  • Withdrawn 107
7.42%
Ukraine 14,204 Total 13,301

  • Successful 11,799
  • Rejections 1,457
  • Withdrawn 45
10.95%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 from Europe 131,242 Total 127,532

  • Successful 119,317
  • Rejections 7,876
  • Withdrawn 339
6.18%

During the quarter NO application was submitted from Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, and Vatican City.

Middle East | UK Visa Refusal Rate Saudi Arabia, Iran, Lebanon

In April-June 2017 quarter,  79,447 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  Middle Eastern Countries.

77,813 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 71,187 Visas were Granted and as many as 6,362 applications were  Refused. Therefore, the overall UK Visa Refusal Rate from Middle East Region during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 8.18%. Moreover,  264  applications were withdrawn and NO application lapsed during the quarter from Middle Eastern Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country from Middle East Q2 2017

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Bahrain 4,103 Total 4,076

  • Successful 4,044
  • Rejections 27
  • Withdrawn 5
0.66%
Iran 6,411 Total 5,875

  • Successful 3,258
  • Rejections 2,582
  • Withdrawn 35
43.95%
Iraq 2,813 Total 2,595

  • Successful 1,329
  • Rejections 1,239
  • Withdrawn 27
47.75%
Israel 275 Total 219

  • Successful 207
  • Rejections 10
  • Withdrawn 2
4.57%
Jordan 4,967 Total 4,844

  • Successful 4,361
  • Rejections 460
  • Withdrawn 23
9.50%
Kuwait 3,257 Total 3,113

  • Successful 3,029
  • Rejections 30
  • Withdrawn 54
0.96%
Lebanon 5,969 Total 5,960

  • Successful 5,451
  • Rejections 489
  • Withdrawn 20
8.20%
Palestine 1,374 Total 1,319

  • Successful 880
  • Rejections 415
  • Withdrawn 24
31.46%
Oman 607 Total 591

  • Successful 585
  • Rejections 1
  • Withdrawn 5
 0.17%
Qatar 1,841 Total 1,799

  • Successful 1,777
  • Rejections 19
  • Withdrawn 3
1.06%
Saudi Arabia 42,455 Total 42,085

  • Successful 41,870
  • Rejections 179
  • Withdrawn 36
 0.43%
Syria 2,845 Total 2,875

  • Successful 2,259
  • Rejections 601
  • Withdrawn 15
20.90%
UAE 1,713 Total 1,688

  • Successful 1,663
  • Rejections 16
  • Withdrawn 9
 0.95%
Yemen 817 Total 774

  • Successful 474
  • Rejections 294
  • Withdrawn 6
37.98%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from the Middle East 79,447 Total 77,813

  • Successful 71,187
  • Rejections 6,362
  • Withdrawn 264
8.18%

Oceania | UK Visa Refusal Rate Australia, New Zealand, Fiji

In April-June 2017 quarter, 7,837 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  Oceania Region.

7,064 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 6,818 Visas were Granted and as many as 207 applications were Refused. Therefore, the overall UK Visa Rejection Rate from Oceania during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 2.93%. Moreover, 39 applications were withdrawn and NO applications lapsed during the quarter from Oceania Region.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from Oceania

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Australia 5,166 Total 4,762

  • Successful 4,653
  • Rejections 88
  • Withdrawn 21
1.85%
Fiji 347 Total 308

  • Successful 245
  • Rejections 60
  • Withdrawn 3
19.48%
New Zealand 2,314 Total 1,985

  • Successful 1,913
  • Rejections 57
  • Withdrawn 15
2.87%
Papua New Guinea 4 Total 4

  • Successful 3
  • Rejections 1
25.00%
Solomon Islands 2 Total 2

  • Successful 2
0.00%
Tonga 4 Total 3

  • Successful 2
  • Rejections 1
33.33%

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from Oceania

7,837 Total 7,064

  • Successful 6,818
  • Rejections 207
  • Withdrawn 39
2.93%

Moreover, during the quarter no entry clearance application was made and resolved from American Samoa, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Guam, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.

Sub-Saharan Africa | UK Visa Refusal Rate Nigeria, Ghana, SA

In April-June 2017 quarter, 102,145 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  Sub-Saharan African Countries.

88,308 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 70,660 Visas were Granted and as many as 17,305 applications were Refused. Therefore, the Refusal Rate from Sub-Saharan African Region during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 19.60%. Moreover, 314  applications were withdrawn and 29 applications lapsed during the quarter from Sub-Saharan African Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from Sub-Saharan African Countries

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate
Angola 914 Total 806

  • Successful 540
  • Rejections 260
  • Withdrawn 5
  • Lapsed 1
32.26%
Benin 197 Total 176

  • Successful 120
  • Rejections 55
  • Withdrawn 1
31.25%
Botswana 46 Total 34

  • Successful 27
  • Rejections 7
20.59%
Burkina 147 Total 132

  • Successful 77
  • Rejections 53
  • Withdrawn 2
40.15%
Burundi 87 Total 78

  • Successful 52
  • Rejections 26
33.33%
Cameroon 1,539 Total 1,409

  • Successful 871
  • Rejections 520
  • Withdrawn 18
36.91%
Cape Verde 37 Total 34

  • Successful 21
  • Rejections 12
  • Withdrawn 1
35.29%
Central African Republic 16 Total 16

  • Successful 11
  • Rejections 5
31.25%
Chad 33 Total 28

  • Successful 23
  • Rejections 3
  • Withdrawn 2
10.71%
Comoros 85 Total 80

  • Successful 63
  • Rejections 16
  • Withdrawn 1
20.00%
Congo 215 Total 180

  • Successful 134
  • Rejections 45
  • Withdrawn 1
25.00%
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 1,375 Total 992

  • Successful 594
  • Rejections 394
  • Withdrawn 4
39.72%
Djibouti 61 Total 58

  • Successful 40
  • Rejections 18
31.03%
Equatorial Guinea 36 Total 32

  • Successful 21
  • Rejections 11
34.38%
Eritrea 683 Total 628

  • Successful 435
  • Rejections 191
  • Withdrawn 2
30.41%
Ethiopia 1,572 Total 1,341

  • Successful 812
  • Rejections 526
  • Withdrawn 2
  • Lapsed 1
39.22%
Gabon 149 Total 146

  • Successful 114 
  • Rejections 31 
  • Withdrawn 1
21.23%
The Gambia 758 Total 664

  • Successful 310
  • Rejections 350
  • Withdrawn 4
52.71%
Ghana 9,298 Total 8,308

  • Successful 4,745
  • Rejections 3,537
  • Withdrawn 26
42.57%
Guinea 251 Total 230

  • Successful 130
  • Rejections 94
  • Withdrawn 5
  • Lapsed 1
40.87%
Guinea-Bissau 91 Total 76

  • Successful 23
  • Rejections 53
69.74%
Ivory Coast 683 Total 604

  • Successful 405
  • Rejections 193
  • Withdrawn 6
31.95%
Kenya 6,008 Total 4,994

  • Successful 4,426
  • Rejections 560
  • Withdrawn 7
  • Lapsed 1
11.21%
Lesotho 74 Total 74

  • Successful 70
  • Rejections 2
  • Withdrawn 2
2.70%
Liberia 114 Total 110

  • Successful 81
  • Rejections 29
26.36%
Madagascar 181 Total 159

  • Successful 144
  • Rejections 15
9.43%
Malawi 667 Total 555

  • Successful 422
  • Rejections 131
  • Withdrawn 2
23.60%
Mali 140 Total 129

  • Successful 103
  • Rejections 24
  • Withdrawn 2
18.60%
Mauritius 130 Total 112

  • Successful 95
  • Rejections 15
  • Withdrawn 2
13.39%
Mayotte 0 0 N/A
Mozambique 360 Total 277

  • Successful 224
  • Rejections 51
  • Withdrawn 2
18.41%
Namibia 35 Total 23

  • Successful 17
  • Rejections 6
26.09%
Niger 55 Total 56

  • Successful 41
  • Rejections 15
26.79%
Nigeria 28,578 Total 23,876

  • Successful 16,883
  • Rejections 6,911
  • Withdrawn 80
  • Lapsed 2
28.95%
Reunion 0 0 N/A
Rwanda 408 Total 332

  • Successful 288
  • Rejections 41
  • Withdrawn 2
  • Lapsed 1
12.35%
Sao Tome and Principe 23 Total 21

  • Successful 12
  • Rejections 9
42.86%
Senegal 574 Total 548

  • Successful 359
  • Rejections 185
  • Withdrawn 4
33.76%
Seychelles 31 Total 28

  • Successful 26
  • Rejections 2
7.14%
Sierra Leone 1,033 Total 791

  • Successful 475
  • Rejections 313
  • Withdrawn 3
39.57%
Somalia 405 Total 498

  • Successful 351
  • Rejections 142
  • Withdrawn 4
  • Lapsed 1
28.51%
South Africa 36,084 Total 32,078

  • Successful 31,555
  • Rejections 424
  • Withdrawn 88
  • Lapsed 11
1.32%
South Sudan 74 Total 74

  • Successful 58
  • Rejections 15
  • Withdrawn 1
20.27%
Swaziland 94 Total 87

  • Successful 83
  • Rejections 4
4.60%
Tanzania 1,756 Total 1,501

  • Successful 1,294
  • Rejections 202
  • Withdrawn 2
  • Lapsed 3
13.46%
Togo 144 Total 146

  • Successful 108
  • Rejections 37
  • Withdrawn 1
25.34%
Uganda 2,095 Total 1,780

  • Successful 1,165
  • Rejections 607
  • Withdrawn 7
  • Lapsed 1
34.10%
Zambia 1,285 Total 1,016

  • Successful 881
  • Rejections 127
  • Withdrawn 7
  • Lapsed 1
12.50%
Zimbabwe 3,532 Total 3,000

  • Successful 1,934
  • Rejections 1,044
  • Withdrawn 17
  • Lapsed 5
34.80%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 from Sub-Saharan Africa 102,145 Total 88,308

  • Successful 70,660
  • Rejections 17,305
  • Withdrawn 314
  • Lapsed 29 
19.60%

Other | UK Visa Refusal Rate Refugees and Stateless

In April-June 2017 quarter, 2,870 Applications were made for Entry Clearance from  Other Countries.

2,499 applications were Resolved during the Quarter, and 1,837 Visas were Granted and as many as 654 applications were Refused. Therefore, the overall UK Visa Denial  Rate in Other Countries during the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2017 was 26.17%. Moreover, applications were withdrawn and ONE application lapsed during the quarter from Other Countries.

UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from Other

Country Applications Decisions Refusal Rate

British Overseas Citizens

4 Total 4

  • Successful 4
0.00%
Gibraltar (British) 1 0 N/A
Other and Unknown 632 Total 599

  • Successful 482
  • Rejections 116
  • Withdrawn 1
19.37%
Refugees 2,055 Total 1,794

  • Successful 1,289
  • Rejections 498
  • Withdrawn 6
  • Lapsed 1
27.76%
Stateless 178 Total 102

  • Successful 62
  • Rejections 40
39.22%
UK Visa Refusal Rate by Country 2017 Q2 from Refugees and Stateless 2,870 Total 2,499

  • Successful 1,837
  • Rejections 654
  • Withdrawn 7
  • Lapsed 1
26.17%

No applications during Q2 2017 made from Anguilla (British), Bermuda (British), Cayman Islands (British), Falkland Islands (British), Montserrat (British), Pitcairn Islands (British), South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena (British), Turks and Caicos Islands (British) and Virgin Islands (British).

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