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Policy paper: Response to report on asylum claims on the basis of sexual orientation

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration made 8 recommendations; the Home Office accepted 7 of these in full and 1 in part. This response details what measures are being put in place to address the findings.

 
Guidance: Administrative review

UK Visas and Immigration modernised guidance on how it validates, considers and decides applications for an administrative review made under the Immigration Rules.

 
Guidance: Deporting non-EEA foreign criminals

This explains the criminal casework process for deporting non EEA foreign criminals under the UK Borders Act 2007 and the Immigration Act 1971.

It covers the types of criminal cases applicable to non-EEA foreign criminals.

 
Guidance: Tribunal procedure rules

New procedure rules will come into force alongside the Immigration Act 2014 on 20 October 2014. This guidance does not cover every change in the rules, instead it focuses on key issues that presenting officers need to know about.

 
Guidance: Long residence

UK Visas and Immigration modernised guidance for how it handles applications from people applying on the basis of long residence in the UK.

 
Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC693, 16 October 2014

This document sets out the specific changes to the Immigration Rules on given dates.

 
Statement to Parliament: Immigration Act commencement and statement of changes in Immigration Rules

The Minister of State for Immigration and Security (James Brokenshire):

The reforms to the immigration appeals system in the Immigration Act 2014 are being phased in from 20 October. These provisions contain important measures to make it easier to deport foreign criminals and build upon the significant reforms we have already made.

In July we introduced new powers to stop criminals using family life arguments to delay their deportation. This has been successful, enabling the Home Office to deport over 100 criminals since July pending any appeal.

From Monday criminals will also no longe...

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News story: Historic UK-Ireland Visa Deal Signed

Today’s MOU will allow the UK and Ireland to share data and exchange information which will be used to inform and determine immigration decisions and allow visitors from India and China to travel more easily between the two countries, while maintaining the security of the borders.

The British-Irish Visa Scheme is just one part of a joint programme of work aimed at strengthening both countries’ borders. Other projects include closer working on visa policies and processes, facilitating greater pre-entry and entry checks and sharing watch-list information and passenger data.

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