We secure the UK border and control immigration. We consider applications for permission to enter and stay in the UK, and we issue passports and visas.
Latest on this topic
Family migration consultation
Contribute to the consultation by contacting Damian Green: YouTube - ask the Minister, Twitter-#asktheminister, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
The consultation closes on 6 October.
Published 16 September 2011
£1 million benefit and immigration scam exposed
UK Border Agency operation has smashed a £1m benefit and immigration scam.
Published 6 September 2011
Net migration stable
Immigration minister Damian Green today reiterated his pledge to transform the immigration system so that it does best by the public.
Published 25 August 2011
Largest ever cocaine haul seized by officers
A record haul of cocaine seized by the UK Border Agency has led to the arrest of six members of an international drugs ring.
Published 3 August 2011
Passport, immigration and visa applications
Securing our borders
We aim to improve the migration system to commands public confidence and serve our economic interests. We are working to:
- limit non-EU economic migrants
- introduce new measures to reduce inflow
- minimise abuse of all migration routes, for example the student route
We aim to process asylum applications more quickly and end the detention of children for immigration purposes.
Information for applicants, visa applications and policy and legal information is available on the UK Border Agency website.
Immigration minister Damian Green answers questions about immigration reforms - watch Damian Green on YouTube.
The Identity and Passport Service provides accurate and secure records of key events and trusted passport operations. We:
- provide passport services for British nationals living in the UK
- work with the the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to provide passort services to British nationals living
- administer civil registration in England and Wales
More information about these services is available on the Identity and Passport Service website.
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- Damian Green answers your immigration questions on YouTube
- UK Border Agency news
- Directgov: Passports
- UK Border Agency
- Visa Services
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