Border Force

Border Force secures the UK border by carrying out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the UK.

Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office. Find out more about us and what we do.

We work to secure the UK border; protecting the UK from terrorism, crime, revenue fraud and immigration abuse. We support economic growth by facilitating legitimate trade and travel.

Latest on this topic

Director General of Border Force announced
Sir Charles Montgomery is the Director General of Border Force.
Published 25 January 2013

Border Force seize thousands of fake football shirts
Online shoppers warned as officers find thousands of shirts at a postal depot.
Published 14 December 2012 

How to find the fake
Information about counterfeit goods and how to spot them.
Published 6 December 2012

Before you travel

Find out what you need to do before you travel to or from the UK.

Entering the UK

We check the immigration status of people arriving in and departing the UK  - find out more about entering the UK.


Border Force officers carry out customs checks and controls at air and sea ports, the Channel Tunnel postal centres and international rail stations. Find out more about customs checks.

Counterfeit goods

Our officers are trained to detect imitation goods at the border. Take our quiz to find out how you could spot a fake and how to avoid buying one, and also learn about how the trade in counterfeit goods costs our economy.   

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