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Policy paper: Adults at risk in immigration detention: draft policy

This is a draft of the forthcoming policy. The adults at risk in immigration detention policy will be laid before Parliament in July 2016 before being issued and coming into force.

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

In early 2014, the UK introduced the original EVW scheme, allowing passport holders from Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to travel to the UK for a visit of up to 6 months by completing an online form at least 48 hours before departure. The scheme removed the need to give biometrics, attend a visa application centre or hand in passports in advance of travel.

Unlike the original version of EVW, which relied on passengers entering their personal information exactly as it appears on their passport, the new EVW form additionally asks passengers to upload a copy of their passport biogra...

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News story: Home Office announces Inspector of Borders and Immigration contract extension

Mr Bolt, who previously held senior positions in national security and crime-fighting, including at the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), took up the role of scrutinising the effectiveness and efficiency of the border and immigration functions performed by the Home Secretary in May 2015.

Since taking up the post, Mr Bolt and his team have reviewed and improved the inspection process making it more streamlined.

Extending his appointment empowers Mr Bolt to take a longer-term and more strategic look at the work of the Inspectorate, ...

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Policy paper: Home Office response to the report on an inspection of the administrative review processes introduced following the 2014 Immigration Act

The Home Office response to the Independent Chief Inspector’s report on ‘an inspection of the administrative review processes introduced following the 2014 Immigration Act’ including achievements and recommendations for improvement.

 
Transparency data: Historical interest transparency data: May 2016

This document contains data on:

  • 2006 cohort of foreign national offenders released without consideration for deportation
  • progress of the civil penalties issued to employers in 2012
 
Transparency data: Border and immigration cross cutting data: May 2016

This document contains data on:

  • staffing within UKVI and IE
  • spending on external consultant
 
Transparency data: Immigration Enforcement data: May 2016

This document contains data on:

  • migration refusal pool data
  • foreign national offender data
  • family returns data
  • cedars return data
  • cost of detaining people who left immigration detention and were subsequently granted leave to enter or leave to remain in the UK
  • cost per day to hold an individual in immigration detention
  • reports made under Rule 35 on individuals in immigration detention
  • reports made under Rule 35 by institution
  • carriers issued with a notification of demand for payment
  • intelligence intake crime type breakdown
  • enforcement visit arrests l...
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Transparency data: Customer service operations data: May 2016

This document contains data on the performance against service standards in relation to:

  • performance against service standards in relation to replies to MP letters
  • outstanding out of service standard MP letters
  • performance against service standard for customer complaints, MP’s emails and MP further action cases
  • UKVI applicant satisfaction survey results
 
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