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Policy and law

Whether you are working in the immigration advisory sector, or you are interested in learning more about the law and our policy on immigration and asylum, these pages contain detailed information for your reference.

Guidance and instructions

This section provides details of the policy and guidance that our staff follow.

Immigration law

This section contains the key legislation and the Immigration Rulesthatformthe UK's immigration law.

Simplifying immigration law

If you are interested in our legal framework, you may want to read about our simplification project. This project's objective is to replace all existing immigration laws with one new, simplified Act. In doing this, it will also replace the existing Immigration Rules and our operational guidance with new products.