This document contains the following information: Immigration control regulates the entry and refusal of entry of passengers into the UK; the conditions of stay and any variations following entry; settlement and deportation. This report contains data relating to immigration into the UK in 2002, as well as selected data for earlier years.
Sections cover: pre-entry control abroad; entry control at ports; asylum; after-entry control; grants of settlement; enforcement of immigration law; appeals against immigration control decisions; and net migration by nationality.
Findings for 2002 include:
1) the number of international arrivals from outside the Common Travel Area rose slightly to 89.3 million with 12.6 million non-EEA nationals;
2) asylum applications, excluding dependants, increased by 18 per cent to 84, 130, with the highest number of applications from nationals of Iraq, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Somalia and China; and
3) the total number of persons removed from the UK was 65, 460, an increase of 33 per cent on the previous year.