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Restrictions on Croatian workers to expire in June

Restrictions on Croatian workers to expire in June

The current registration requirements for Croatian workers will expire on 30 June bringing their rights to work in Britain in line with other EU citizens.

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Inspection Plan: Chief Inspector seeks suggestions

Inspection Plan: Chief Inspector seeks suggestions

The Independent Chief Inspector is seeking suggestions to inform his inspection plan for 2018 to 2019

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Call for evidence: Home Office treatment of vulnerable adults.

Call for evidence: Home Office treatment of vulnerable adults.

The Independent Chief Inspector calls for evidence on the Home Office's treatment of (non-detained) vulnerable adults.

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Appointment of Professor Jo Swaffield and Dr Brian Bell to the MAC

Appointment of Professor Jo Swaffield and Dr Brian Bell to the MAC

Professor Jo Swaffield and Dr Brian Bell have been appointed as members of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for 3 years from 6 February 2018.

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Over 10,000 refugees resettled in the UK under flagship scheme

Over 10,000 refugees resettled in the UK under flagship scheme

The UK is more than half way towards meeting its commitment to resettle 20,000 people through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) by 2020.

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Asylum Accommodation: Call for Evidence.

Asylum Accommodation: Call for Evidence.

The Independent Chief Inspector calls for evidence on the provision of asylum accommodation.

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The IAGCI invites tenders to evaluate the UK Home Office Country Information Products

The IAGCI invites tenders to evaluate the UK Home Office Country Information Products

On Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran and Turkey – Deadline for Application is Tuesday 20 February 2018.

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Hayling Island people smuggler guilty

Hayling Island people smuggler guilty

A man who tried to smuggle 6 Ukrainians into the UK on board a yacht was yesterday (5 February) found guilty.

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Border Force stop Farnborough smuggling attempt

Border Force stop Farnborough smuggling attempt

An attempt to smuggle an estimated £50 million worth of cocaine into the UK has been prevented by Border Force officers at Farnborough Airport.

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The Chief Inspector's report on Country of Origin Information has been published

The Chief Inspector's report on Country of Origin Information has been published

The Chief Inspector makes 7 recommendations to address his concerns and make improvements.

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The Chief Inspector's report on the Home Office's approach to learning from immigration litigation has been published

The Chief Inspector's report on the Home Office's approach to learning from immigration litigation has been published

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, makes 7 recommendations in his report.

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The Chief Inspector's report on the review and removal of immigration, refugee and citizenship

The Chief Inspector's report on the review and removal of immigration, refugee and citizenship "status" has been published

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, makes 5 recommendations in his report.

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Home Office proposes changes to passport application fees

Home Office proposes changes to passport application fees

The Home Office has outlined plans to introduce different passport fees for online and postal applications.

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Fake ID gang jailed

Fake ID gang jailed

A gang who conspired to manufacture and supply fake ID documents to help immigration offenders live illegally in the UK have been jailed for more than 16 years.

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Border Force seizes rare live lizard at Heathrow

Border Force seizes rare live lizard at Heathrow

Specialist Border Force officers have seized a live lizard at Heathrow Airport following a suspected smuggling attempt.

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Immigration minister visits Heathrow Airport

Immigration minister visits Heathrow Airport

Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes got an early feel for Border Force operations during a visit to Heathrow Airport on Wednesday 10 January.

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Border Force seize more than a million cigarettes in Manchester

Border Force seize more than a million cigarettes in Manchester

An attempt to smuggle more than a million cigarettes into the UK hidden in foot stools was prevented by Border Force at Manchester Airport.

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Border Force seize more than a million cigarettes in Manchester

Border Force seize more than a million cigarettes in Manchester

An attempt to smuggle more than a million cigarettes into the UK hidden in foot stools was prevented by Border Force at Manchester Airport.

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Border Force seize 22 tonnes of tobacco at Hull docks

Border Force seize 22 tonnes of tobacco at Hull docks

An attempt to smuggle almost 22 tonnes of tobacco into the UK has been prevented by Border Force officers at Hull docks.

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People smuggler from Newport jailed for 5 years

People smuggler from Newport jailed for 5 years

A man from Newport who was involved in 2 separate attempts to smuggle people into the UK has been jailed for 5 years.

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Twenty three universities join student visa pilot

Twenty three universities join student visa pilot

Home Office to extend scheme which streamlines process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK.

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Scheme for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to be expanded

Scheme for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to be expanded

Home Office's National Transfer Scheme to be rolled out to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Romanian people smuggler jailed

Romanian people smuggler jailed

A people smuggler who hid 5 Vietnamese teenagers inside a tent erected in the rear of his car has been jailed for 4 years and 3 months.

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Home Office announces extension to deadline for Grenfell Tower survivors to access leave to remain

Home Office announces extension to deadline for Grenfell Tower survivors to access leave to remain

Foreign nationals given until end of January to come forward to access special policy.

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The Chief Inspector's report on the Home Office's asylum intake and casework has been published

The Chief Inspector's report on the Home Office's asylum intake and casework has been published

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, makes 7 recommendations in his report on the Home Office’s asylum intake and casework process.

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Huddersfield trafficker who tried to escape justice has jail term extended

Huddersfield trafficker who tried to escape justice has jail term extended

A human trafficker has had her jail term extended after she was caught by Border Force trying to sneak back into the country using her sister’s passport.

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Slough people smuggler jailed

Slough people smuggler jailed

A man from Slough who attempted to smuggle 16 illegal migrants – including 5 children - into the UK has been jailed for a total of 5 and a half years.

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Border Force seize 20 kilos of cocaine at Dover

Border Force seize 20 kilos of cocaine at Dover

Border Force officers at Dover’s Eastern Docks have prevented an attempt to smuggle approximately 20 kilos of cocaine into the UK.

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Government doubles exceptional talent visa offer

Government doubles exceptional talent visa offer

Double the number of visas will be made available to leading figures and individuals who show promise in technology, science, art and creative industries, the government announced today.

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More detail provided on new settled status for EU citizens

More detail provided on new settled status for EU citizens

New document sets out how EU citizens will be supported through an application process which is streamlined and easy to use.

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Unqualified immigration adviser convicted

Unqualified immigration adviser convicted

Unqualified immigration adviser pleads guilty to providing unregulated immigration advice

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PM's open letter to EU citizens in the UK

PM's open letter to EU citizens in the UK

Ahead of EU Council, Theresa May wrote directly to EU citizens in the UK.

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An Inspection of ‘Right to Rent’ – Call for evidence

An Inspection of ‘Right to Rent’ – Call for evidence

The Chief Inspector is seeking contributions from members of the public and stakeholders for his latest inspection

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Home Office announces changes to Grenfell immigration policy

Home Office announces changes to Grenfell immigration policy

The Home Office today announced changes to the dedicated immigration policy for survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy so it provides a route to settlement in the UK.

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The Home Office’s consideration of children’s ‘best interests’ – Call for evidence

The Home Office’s consideration of children’s ‘best interests’ – Call for evidence

The Chief Inspector requests evidence for his inspection on how the Home Office ensures it acts in the ‘best interests’ of unaccompanied asylum seeking children

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An inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme is underway

An inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme is underway

The inspection will evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the resettlement scheme

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Channel Tunnel people smuggling gang jailed

Channel Tunnel people smuggling gang jailed

Gang who tried to smuggle Albanian nationals into the UK through the Channel Tunnel have today (18 September) been jailed for a combined total of more than 21 years.

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Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) events on EEA and international migrant workers

Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) events on EEA and international migrant workers

The MAC will attend regional events around the UK to meet and take evidence from stakeholders on EEA and international migrant workers.

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Channel Tunnel people smugglers jailed

Channel Tunnel people smugglers jailed

A couple from Gillingham have today (Monday 11 September) been jailed for more than 7 years after attempting to smuggle 12 Vietnamese nationals hidden in tyres into the UK.

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Immigration deadline for Grenfell Tower residents extended

Immigration deadline for Grenfell Tower residents extended

Home Office announces deadline to access leave to remain has moved until end of November 2017.

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Trainee lawyer convicted of providing illegal immigration advice and services

Trainee lawyer convicted of providing illegal immigration advice and services

Trainee lawyer sentenced to 18 months imprisonment suspended for two years after being convicted of providing illegal immigration advice and services

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Home Office publishes second report on statistics collected under exit checks programme

Home Office publishes second report on statistics collected under exit checks programme

The Home Office has today published the second report on the data collected on travellers departing and arriving in the UK as part of the exit checks programme.

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Government to commission assessment of international students

Government to commission assessment of international students

Home Secretary to ask Migration Advisory Committee to complete detailed study of impact of international students in the UK.

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New ePassport gates opened at Edinburgh Airport

New ePassport gates opened at Edinburgh Airport

Border Force trebled the number of ePassport gates allowing more opportunity to use this automated, fast and secure route through the border.

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Work in progress

Work in progress

Details of completed inspections awaiting publication and active inspections.

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