The RDS statistics on immigration, asylum and nationality cover:
passenger arrivals, admissions and refusals at air, sea and Channel Tunnel ports in the UK
asylum applications, decisions and appeals
people refused entry at port and then removed, enforced removals and voluntary departures
people detained under immigration powers
applications for an extension of stay, including settlement
Other topic areas include:
the number of asylum seekers supported
the number of asylum seekers detained and removed
the number of asylum seekers who departed voluntarily
applications and decisions relating to British citizenship
Most of the data are taken from administrative records. However, the data on non-EEA national passenger admissions are compiled from a sample of landing cards. Non-EEA citizens are required to complete a landing card on entry to the United Kingdom.
We would be interested in users’ views on how the Control of Immigration and British Citizenship publications might be developed further to increase its value to users.
Please email: MigrationStatsEnquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk