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.
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International sham marriage gang jailed
A gang of 18 behind a sham marriage scam stretching from Yorkshire to Pakistan have been jailed for a total of nearly 28 years.
Published 18 January 2013
175 prolific foreign national offenders removed from UK
More than 175 of London's most prolific foreign national offenders have been removed from the UK as a result of a joint operation by the UK Border Agency and the Metropolitan Police.
Published 3 January 2013
One tonne of fake CDs found by Border Force
Border Force stop the largest ever consignment of counterfeit CDs from being smuggled into the UK.
Published 19 December 2012
Border Force seize thousands of fake football shirts
Online shoppers are being warned to take extra care in the run-up to Christmas after Border Force officers seized thousands of fake football shirts ordered over the internet.
Published 14 December 2012