Written answers

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Department of Justice and Equality

Immigration Data

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Independent)
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602. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications and renewals that were granted for each of the past ten years to non-EEA applicants who sought permission to study and work here under language, non-degree and degree programmes; and if she will provide this information in tabular form. [32704/14]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Justice and Equality; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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Reliable statistics for the information sought by the Deputy are only available from the year 2009. These statistics represent the March snapshot from the GNIB system for each of the years indicated.

YearNew Registration Registration Renewed Total
March 2009105982395934557
March 201084272446632893
March 201199282329633224
March 2012108852051231397
March 2013151151634131456
March 2014182791850936788
YearMarch 2009March 2010March 2011March 2012March 2013March 2014
English Language10379805792728802945414081
Degree 134151288812730128561385415008
Second Level102899113011073819690
* NB "Other" includes accountancy students, students on the graduate scheme, timed out students (from 2011) and students on the 2004 Student Probationary Extension (from 2012). Following the commencement of the New Immigration Regime for Full-Time non-EEA students on 1 January 2011, all students were categorised as either language, non-degree programme, degree programme or second level. From 2012 onwards the "Other" category captures timed-out students and students on the probationary extension.


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