British Citizenship Refusal Rate

This relates to British Citizenship Refusal RateBritish Citizenship Refusal Rate from 2004 to 2016, which indicates that the Refusal Rate was highest in 2005 (9.33%) and lowest in 2013 (3.38%). On average, during the period (2004-16), the Refusal Rate was 6.18%.

British Citizenship Refusal Rate During 2004-2016

During 2004-2016 a total of 2,270,874 Decisions were made on the Applications submitted to Her Majesty’s Home Office. 2,130,570 Decisions were taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 140,304 applications were Refused. The Total Applications Refused or Withdrawn (140,304) as a percentage of Total Decisions (2,270,874), i.e. British Citizenship Refusal Rate, was 6.18%.

2016

During 2016 a total of 162,729 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 149,421 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 13,308 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2016 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 8.18%.

2015

During 2015 a total of 129,192 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 118,109 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 11,083 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2015 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 8.58%.

2014

During 2014 a total of 131,928 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 125,754 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 6,174 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2014 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 4.68%.

2013

During 2013 a total of 215,364 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 208,095 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 7,269 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2013 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 3.38%.

2012

During 2012 a total of 201,248 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 194,370 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 6,878 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2012 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 3.42%.

2011

During 2011 a total of 184,818 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 177,934 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 6,884 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2011 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 3.72%.

2010

During 2010 a total of 203,068 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 195,094 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 7,974 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2010 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 3.93%.

2009

During 2009 a total of 214,040 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 203,789 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 10,251 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2009 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 4.79%.

2008

During 2008 a total of 138,463 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 129,377 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 9,086 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2008 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 6.56%.

2007

During 2007 a total of 180,265 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 164,637 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 15,628 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2007 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 8.67%.

2006

During 2006 a total of 169,327 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 154,018 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 15,309 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2006 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 9.04%.

2005

During 2005 a total of 178,341 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 161,699 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 16,642 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2005 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 9.33%.

2004

During 2004 a total of 162,091 Decisions were made on the British Citizenship Applications submitted for the consideration of Her Majesty’s Home Office. 148,273 Decisions Taken to Grant British Citizenship, as many as 13,818 applications were Refused. Accordingly, during 2004 the British Citizenship Refusal Rate was 8.52%.

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