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Welcome to the UK Border Agency

The UK Border Agency is responsible for securing the UK borders and controlling migration in the UK. We manage border control for the UK, enforcing immigration and customs regulations. We also consider applications for permission to enter or stay in the UK, and for citizenship and asylum.

Giving UK-based workers a better chance to find jobs

The resident labour market test has been extended to four weeks

If you're an employer with a job vacancy, you must now advertise it to settled workers in the UK for at least four weeks - twice as long as in the past - before you can offer it to a Tier 2 migrant worker.

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