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Bedford man pleads guilty to providing illegal immigration advice

Bedford man pleads guilty to providing illegal immigration advice

Unqualified immigration adviser pleads guilty to providing unregulated immigration advice.

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Counterfeit Christmas gifts seized by Border Force

Counterfeit Christmas gifts seized by Border Force

Fake Harry Potter wands, “Paco Rabanne” perfume and “Beats” headphones among items intercepted.

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Inspection report on new sham marriage provisions is published

Inspection report on new sham marriage provisions is published

The Independent Chief inspector of Borders and Immigration has published an inspection report on the implementation of the 2014 ‘hostile environment’ provisions for tackling sham marriage.

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OISC's Reviewed CPD scheme

OISC's Reviewed CPD scheme

Information on changes to the OISC's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme

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Faster entry at the border now available to Uruguayans

Faster entry at the border now available to Uruguayans

Regular visitors to the UK from Uruguay are eligible to apply to join the UK’s Registered Traveller Service from Monday 21 November.

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Professor Alan Manning appointed as chair of the Migration Advisory Committee

Professor Alan Manning appointed as chair of the Migration Advisory Committee

Professor Manning appointed for a 3 year term.

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Interpreter imprisoned for providing illegal immigration advice

Interpreter imprisoned for providing illegal immigration advice

London man who provided unregulated immigration advice imprisoned.

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Changes to the Immigration Rules

Changes to the Immigration Rules

The Home Office is making changes to the Immigration Rules affecting a number of categories.

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Calais migrant camp: Home Secretary statement

Calais migrant camp: Home Secretary statement

Home Secretary Amber Rudd gave an update on the joint work of the UK and French governments in Calais.

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Unaccompanied minors arrive in UK ahead of Calais camp clearance

Unaccompanied minors arrive in UK ahead of Calais camp clearance

A group of unaccompanied children have been transferred from Calais to the UK today (17 October).

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Joint press statement from Bernard Cazeneuve and Amber Rudd

Joint press statement from Bernard Cazeneuve and Amber Rudd

The French Interior Minister and British Home Secretary agree to work together to ensure the successful dismantling of the Calais camp.

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Newcastle Gateshead chosen to host Great Exhibition of the North

Newcastle Gateshead chosen to host Great Exhibition of the North

They will host the 2018 Great Exhibition of the North, celebrating creativity, culture and design.

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Sarah Rapson to leave Home Office

Sarah Rapson to leave Home Office

Director General of UK Visas & Immigration departs after more than 11 years at the Home Office.

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Former Waltham Forest councillor candidate convicted of providing illegal immigration advice

Former Waltham Forest councillor candidate convicted of providing illegal immigration advice

Unqualified immigration adviser convicted of providing unregulated immigration advice.

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PM calls for a new global approach to respond to unmanaged migration

PM calls for a new global approach to respond to unmanaged migration

Theresa May will today call for a better approach to global migration when she attends the UN General Assembly.

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First anniversary of government commitment to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees

First anniversary of government commitment to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees

Anniversary is marked by the arrival of more than 100 refugees.

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Islington man pleads guilty to providing illegal immigration advice

Islington man pleads guilty to providing illegal immigration advice

Unqualified immigration adviser pleads guilty to providing unregulated immigration advice.

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Islington man pleads guilty to providing illegal immigration advice

Islington man pleads guilty to providing illegal immigration advice

Unqualified immigration adviser pleads guilty to providing unregulated immigration advice.

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New digital visa application service now available worldwide

New digital visa application service now available worldwide

The global roll out of the Home Office’s Access UK visit visa service is now complete.

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Bury man pleads guilty to providing illegal immigration advice and services

Bury man pleads guilty to providing illegal immigration advice and services

Unqualified immigration adviser pleads guilty to 3 charges of providing unqualified immigration advice.

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New powers to tackle slavery at sea

New powers to tackle slavery at sea

Safeguarding Minister Sarah Newton announces the commencement of new powers in the Modern Slavery Act.

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New online UK visa application form launches in Nepal

New online UK visa application form launches in Nepal

A new online visa application form, Access UK, has launched in Nepal for customers applying for a UK visit visa.

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Reading man guilty of providing unlawful immigration advice

Reading man guilty of providing unlawful immigration advice

Unqualified Reading based immigration adviser pleads guilty to 6 counts of providing unqualified immigration advice.

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Unqualified Barking immigration adviser convicted

Unqualified Barking immigration adviser convicted

Barking woman pleads guilty to 3 charges of providing unregulated immigration advice or services committed since April 2015

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Birmingham man convicted of providing unlawful immigration advice

Birmingham man convicted of providing unlawful immigration advice

Birmingham man pleads guilty to 6 charges of providing unlawful immigration advice and services.

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PM statement in Berlin: 20 July 2016

PM statement in Berlin: 20 July 2016

Prime Minster Theresa May held a press conference with the German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin following their meeting.

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TV presenter convicted of providing illegal immigration advice

TV presenter convicted of providing illegal immigration advice

Community TV presenter ordered to pay a fine of £1,200 and compensation in the sum of £1,125, for providing unregulated immigration advice.

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New Second Permanent Secretary for the Home Office appointed

New Second Permanent Secretary for the Home Office appointed

Patsy Wilkinson has been appointed as the new Second Permanent Secretary for the Home Office.

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Community sponsorship scheme launched for refugees in the UK

Community sponsorship scheme launched for refugees in the UK

Home Secretary and Archbishop of Canterbury launch new scheme to encourage community groups to sponsor a refugee family.

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Postavenie obcanov štátov Európskej únie vo Velkej Británii

Postavenie obcanov štátov Európskej únie vo Velkej Británii

Referendum bezprostredne neovplyvnilo práva a postavenie obcanov EÚ v Británii a britských obcanov žijúcich v EÚ.

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Changes to the OISC's CPD scheme

Changes to the OISC's CPD scheme

This news story provides information on the changes to the OISC's Continuous Professional Development (CPD) scheme.

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Mandie Campbell to leave Civil Service

Mandie Campbell to leave Civil Service

Director General of Immigration Enforcement departs after more than 30 years at the Home Office.

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Government launches National Transfer Scheme for migrant children

Government launches National Transfer Scheme for migrant children

The new scheme will encourage all local authorities to care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

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Automatic threat detection of firearms: apply for innovation funding

Automatic threat detection of firearms: apply for innovation funding

Innovators can apply for a share of £1 million to develop ways of improving the detection of illegal firearms and ammunition.

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Innovation in low carbon vehicles: apply for business funding

Innovation in low carbon vehicles: apply for business funding

Consortia can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop innovative low carbon automotive technologies.

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Bogus solicitor convicted of providing unlawful immigration advice

Bogus solicitor convicted of providing unlawful immigration advice

Bogus solicitor sentenced to 8 months' imprisonment suspended for 2 years.

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New powers to strengthen coastal security

New powers to strengthen coastal security

New powers to help target smugglers and prevent illegal entry come into force.

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Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates benefit from new electronic visa waiver (EVW)

Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates benefit from new electronic visa waiver (EVW)

New EVW version introduced on 23 May 2016 for passport holders from Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates travelling to the UK.

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Home Office announces Inspector of Borders and Immigration contract extension

Home Office announces Inspector of Borders and Immigration contract extension

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, has had his contract extended by 3 years, the Home Secretary announced today (26 May).

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Minister for Syrian Refugees visits Lebanon

Minister for Syrian Refugees visits Lebanon

Minister visits refugee settlement and the UNHCR centre in Beirut during 2 day visit.

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Accountant convicted of providing unqualified immigration advice

Accountant convicted of providing unqualified immigration advice

Accountant sentenced to 8 months' imprisonment suspended for 2 years.

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Immigration Bill receives Royal Assent

Immigration Bill receives Royal Assent

The Immigration Bill has completed its passage through Parliament to become law.

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Former solicitor jailed for providing unlawful immigration advice

Former solicitor jailed for providing unlawful immigration advice

Former solicitor jailed for providing unlawful immigration advice between September and October 2015.

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Walsall woman convicted of providing unlawful immigration advice

Walsall woman convicted of providing unlawful immigration advice

Walsall woman pleaded guilty to providing unregulated immigration advice or services between August 2013 and May 2015.

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Immigration Minister confirms UK contribution to EU/Turkey deal

Immigration Minister confirms UK contribution to EU/Turkey deal

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire announced that the UK is offering to send a team of experts to Greece as part of the EU/Turkey deal.

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