UK Visa Rejection Rate 2020 Visit, Student, Spouse, Work

This explains the UK visa rejection rate 2020 for Visitor, Study, Tier 4 Student, Family (Spouse) Settlement, Work, Tier 2 Skilled Worker, Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa from outside the UK.

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UK Visa Rejection Rate 2020
UK Visa Rejection Rate 2020

UK Visa Rejection Rate 2020

According to the Official Statistics, the number of Entry Clearance Applications made in 2020 (1,169,394) were three times less than that during 2019 due to Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, in 2020, only 1,196,584 decisions made, and 996,636 visas granted, 193,272 applications rejected, 6,647 applications withdrawn, and twenty-nine applications lapsed. The UK visa approval and rejection rate in 2020 was 83.29% and 16.15%, respectively.

Application Type UK Visa Rejection Rate 2020
Visitor 18.84%
Work 4.93%
Study 3.78%
Family 13.05%
Dependant Joining or Accompanying 18.81%
EEA Family Permits 65.05%
EUSS Family Permits 30.38%
Transit and Others 13.30%
Total 16.15%
UK Visa Rejection Rate 2020
UK Visa Refusal Rate 2020

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    UK Visa Rejection Rate 2020

    UK Visitor Visa Rejection Rate 2020

    During 2020, 589,838 applications submitted, 627,805 decisions made, and 506,644 UK visitor visas granted, 118,292 applications rejected, 2,846 applications withdrawn, and twenty-three applications lapsed. Therefore, the UK visitor visa success and refusal rate in 2020 is 80.7% and 18.84%, respectively.

    Nationality UK Visitor Visa Rejection Rate by Country 2020
    India 15.19%
    Nigeria 39.31%
    Russia 3.20%
    China 4.96%
    Pakistan 39.01%
    Turkey 23.42%
    Thailand 5.10%
    Ukraine 12.26%
    Saudi Arabia 0.91%
    South Africa 4.10%
    Egypt 22.67%
    Philippines 14.93%
    Indonesia 8.92%
    Ghana 46.23%
    Morocco 29.25%
    Bangladesh 37.91%
    Albania 34.21%
    Algeria 44.01%
    Belarus 3.36%
    Sri Lanka 27.86%
    Other nationalities 22.68%
    UK Visitor Visa Refusal Rate 2020 18.84%

    UK Student Visa Rejection Rate 2020

    During 2020, 260,324 applications submitted, 264,883 decisions made, 253,694 UK Student Visas granted, 10,016 applications rejected, 1,171 applications withdrawn, and two applications lapsed. The UK student visa success rate and refusal rate in 2020 was 95.77% and 3.78%, respectively.

    Type Student Visa UK Rejection Rate 2020
    Sponsored Study 2.34%
    Students 2.57%
    Child Student 0.84%
    Tier 4 Child Student 0.58%
    Tier 4 General Student 2.37%
    Other Study 16.76%
    Short Term Study (Previously Student Visitor) 16.77%
    Students Other 3.70%
    Total 3.78%

    Sponsored Study

    During 2020, 237,243 applications submitted, 238,328 decisions made, 232,192 UK Sponsored Student Visas granted, and 5,565 applications rejected. The UK sponsored student visa success rate and refusal ratio in 2020 was 97.43% and 2.34%, respectively.

    Nationality Sponsored Study Visa UK Rejection Rate by Country 2020
    China 0.18%
    India 5.78%
    Nigeria 3.83%
    Hong Kong 0.19%
    United States 0.41%
    Pakistan 4.28%
    Saudi Arabia 2.60%
    Malaysia 0.17%
    Bangladesh 5.14%
    Kuwait 0.23%
    Korea (South) 0.15%
    Canada 0.17%
    Russia 0.42%
    Taiwan 0.27%
    Turkey 0.85%
    Thailand 0.06%
    Japan 0.06%
    Egypt 1.93%
    Ghana 13.86%
    Indonesia 0.31%
    Other nationalities 2.37%
    Sponsored Study Visa UK Rejection Rate 2020 2.34%

    Family

    In 2020, 41,901 applications submitted, 46,496 decisions made, 40,255 UK family visas granted, and 6,068 applications rejected. The UK family (spouse) visa success and refusal rate 2020 was 86.58% and 13.05%, respectively.

    The family route covers those applications where an individuals can apply for visa because of their relationship to a person settled in the UK or a British citizen. This includes spouse settlement visa, adult dependant relative, parent of a British Child visa etc. However, the family route does not include the ‘joining or accompanying’ entry clearance applications, which is for individuals applying for visa based on their relationship to another migrant who is not settled in the UK or a British citizen, and who is on a route without a specific visa for dependants.

    Nationality Family Visa UK Rejection Rate by Country 2020
    Pakistan 7.93%
    India 8.25%
    United States 4.93%
    Bangladesh 8.57%
    South Africa 6.30%
    Nepal 31.96%
    Nigeria 18.69%
    Iran 7.03%
    Eritrea 30.50%
    Philippines 9.94%
    Sudan 27.72%
    Ghana 22.89%
    Syria 27.20%
    Turkey 6.64%
    Afghanistan 17.77%
    Thailand 5.36%
    Hong Kong 2.39%
    Sri Lanka 8.60%
    Iraq 8.48%
    China 6.89%
    Other nationalities 13.70%
    Family Visa Rejection Rate 2020 13.05%

    Work

    In 2020, 146,080 applications submitted, 132,529 decisions made, 125,173 UK work visas granted, 6,528 applications rejected, The UK work visa success and refusal rate in 2020 was 94.45% and 4.93%, respectively.

    Application Type Work Visa UK Rejection Rate 2020
    High Value 7.49%
    Skilled 0.36%
    Temporary worker 1.40%
    Others 22.74%
    Total 4.93%

    Work Visa UK Refusal Rate by Country 2020

    Nationality UK Work Visa Rejection Rate by Country 2020
    India 1.09%
    Turkey 42.80%
    Philippines 2.90%
    Ukraine 0.24%
    United States 0.58%
    Australia 0.21%
    Nigeria 2.18%
    South Africa 0.64%
    Pakistan 6.36%
    Egypt 2.02%
    Canada 0.24%
    Japan 0.40%
    China 1.84%
    New Zealand 0.46%
    Russia 1.26%
    Zimbabwe 1.42%
    Hong Kong 4.73%
    Korea (South) 0.89%
    Sri Lanka 2.21%
    Brazil 0.81%
    Other nationalities 3.54%
    UK Work Visa Rejection Rate 2020 4.93%

    Tier 2 Skilled Workers

    In 2020, 72,476 applications submitted, 78,215 decisions made, 77,760 Skilled (Tier 2) work visas granted, 280 applications rejected, The UK Skilled Tier 2 work visa success and refusal rate in 2020 was 99.42% and 0.36%, respectively.

    Nationality Tier 2 Skilled Worker Visa UK Rejection Rate by Country 2020
    India 0.14%
    Philippines 0.31%
    United States 0.08%
    Nigeria 0.97%
    Egypt 0.04%
    Pakistan 0.58%
    Japan 0.00%
    Zimbabwe 1.10%
    South Africa 0.57%
    Australia 0.00%
    China 0.35%
    Canada 0.09%
    Russia 0.87%
    Turkey 0.50%
    Sudan 0.73%
    Brazil 0.87%
    Korea (South) 0.00%
    Ghana 0.93%
    Sri Lanka 0.38%
    Malaysia 1.08%
    Other nationalities 0.96%
    Tier 2 Skilled Worker Visa UK Rejection Rate 2020 0.36%

    Tier 5 Temporary Workers

    In 2020, 25,074 applications submitted, 27,309 decisions made, 26,500 Skilled (Tier 5) work visas granted, 383 applications rejected, The UK Skilled Tier 5 work visa success and refusal rate in 2020 was 97.04% and 1.40%, respectively.

    Nationality Temporary Worker Visa UK Rejection Rate by Country 2020
    Ukraine 0.20%
    Australia 0.24%
    India 7.98%
    Canada 0.16%
    New Zealand 0.31%
    Japan 0.71%
    United States 2.19%
    Korea (South) 0.62%
    Hong Kong 4.76%
    Taiwan 0.98%
    Pakistan 1.39%
    China 0.19%
    Russia 0.84%
    Nigeria 7.73%
    Argentina 0.29%
    Sri Lanka 0.50%
    Moldova 0.00%
    Brazil 0.43%
    Egypt 0.43%
    Belarus 0.00%
    Other nationalities 2.66%
    Temporary Worker Visa UK Rejection Rate 2020 1.40%