The Office for National Statistics confirmed that 504,000 more people came to the UK than left in the year to June this year.
That figure beats the previous highest record of 390,000 in 2015.
The figures from the ONS reveal that more than a million people arrived in the UK last year.
GB News host and former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: “These net migration figures are hard to take in – 500,000 is nearly double the previous record.”
According to the official analysis the bulk of the increase was driven by arrivals from non-EU nationals, students and those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
The Home Office also confirmed that in the first nine months of 2022, around 200,000 visas were granted to Ukrainian nationals.
Albanians were the top nationality arriving by small boat in 2022.
Albanians accounted for 13,650 asylum applications in the year ending September 2022, half of those claims originated from small boat arrivals.
72,000 applications for asylum were made in the last year, close to the previous record peak of applications in 2002.
A staggering 77 per cent of initial asylum applications were granted, according to the Home Office, the highest rate in more than 30 years.
However, figures reveal that only 10 per cent of Albanian males are granted asylum.
The Home Office also confirmed that the proportion of Albanians arriving by small boats had begun to slow in recent weeks.
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