Figure 2.3: Entry Clearance Visas Granted (Excluding Visitor and Transit Visas), by World Area, UK, 2005–2014
A small number (one to two thousand per year excluding visitor and transit visas) of Home Office visas cannot be ascribed to a world area and are categorised as ‘Other’. This category does not appear in the above chart.
The majority of the total for ‘Rest of Asia’ is accounted for by East Asia.
European Economic Area (EEA) nationals do not require a visa to enter the UK. However some EEA nationals do apply for, and are granted, visas.
See the Glossary for a discussion of world regions and differences between Home Office and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) definitions.