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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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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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'Outdated’ landing cards to be withdrawn as part of digital border transformation

'Outdated’ landing cards to be withdrawn as part of digital border transformation

Plans to ease travel for more than 16 million non-European passengers who arrive in the UK each year were today announced by the Home Office.

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Launch of consultation on Criminal Finances Act Codes of Practice

Launch of consultation on Criminal Finances Act Codes of Practice

A 4-week consultation has been launched on the Codes of Practice that will help law enforcement officers confiscate valuable items and other assets acquired using the proceeds of crime as well as tackle the financing of terrorism.

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Home Secretary commissions major study on EU workers

Home Secretary commissions major study on EU workers

The Home Secretary has today (27 July) commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to examine the role EU nationals play in the UK economy and society.

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Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) commissioned by government

Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) commissioned by government

Professor Alan Manning responds to the commissioning of the MAC by the Home Secretary.

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ICIBI website moves to GOV.UK

ICIBI website moves to GOV.UK

From 27 July 2017, content from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) website will be moving to GOV.UK.

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Home Secretary announces £1 million to help communities support refugees

Home Secretary announces £1 million to help communities support refugees

A new £1 million funding pot to help community groups support refugees fleeing the war in Syria to settle in the UK has been announced.

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New Director General of Immigration Enforcement appointed

New Director General of Immigration Enforcement appointed

Hugh Ind has been appointed as the new Director General of Immigration Enforcement, the Home Office announced today (18 July).

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Man jailed for attempting to smuggle 22 people into the UK

Man jailed for attempting to smuggle 22 people into the UK

A people smuggler has today (13 July) been jailed after admitting trying to travel through Harwich International Port with 22 Afghan nationals hidden in the back of his lorry.

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Legal regulators issue guidance on immigration and asylum issues

Legal regulators issue guidance on immigration and asylum issues

OISC works with the SRA and BSB to issue guidance for the public and professionals on immigration and asylum issues

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Refugees of all nationalities fleeing Syria are now eligible for resettlement in the UK

Refugees of all nationalities fleeing Syria are now eligible for resettlement in the UK

The Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) will be expanded to include refugees of all nationalities who have fled the conflict in Syria to neighbouring countries.

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Former barrister convicted for giving illegal immigration advice

Former barrister convicted for giving illegal immigration advice

Former barrister pleads guilty to providing unregulated immigration advice

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UK government publishes proposals on rights of EU citizens

UK government publishes proposals on rights of EU citizens

The government has today (26 June) published detailed proposals outlining how it intends to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU.

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New Director General of Border Force appointed

New Director General of Border Force appointed

Paul Lincoln has been appointed as the new Director-General of Border Force, the Home Office announced today.

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Immigration minister visits Heathrow Airport

Immigration minister visits Heathrow Airport

Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis gets to grip with Border Force operations during a visit to Heathrow Airport on Tuesday 20 June.

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Judicial Review Case Management

Judicial Review Case Management

Registered OISC immigration advisers can apply to do Judicial Review Case Management work

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Customer enquiry service changes

Customer enquiry service changes

How you contact UK Visas and Immigration is changing.

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Customer enquiry service changes

Customer enquiry service changes

How you contact UK Visas and Immigration is changing

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UEFA League Final in Stockholm, Sweden Travel Advice

UEFA League Final in Stockholm, Sweden   Travel Advice

Travel advice for Manchester United fans travelling to Stockholm for the Ajax v Manchester United match on Wednesday 24 May 2017

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British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand travel advice

British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand   travel advice

Travel advice for Lions fans travelling to New Zealand for the Lions Tour from 3 June to 8 July

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New OISC documents published

New OISC documents published

Guidance on Competence 2017 and Electronic Application Forms

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