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Employers: Six face removal from the UK after Gwynedd raids

22 May 2012

Six illegal workers are in detention awaiting removal from the UK after they were caught in our raids in Gwynedd.

Acting on information received, our officers went to Spice Bank, High Street, Criccieth on the night of 18 May.

Two members of staff attempted to hide from officers behind a cooker and a door, but were caught.

After checks were made, 4 men from Bangladesh were found to be illegal workers.

Two men aged 21 and 27 were working in breach of the conditions of their student visas, a 32-year-old had over-stayed...

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Applicants: ‘Apply online’ service in the UK – 19 and 20 May 2012

17 May 2012

As a result of planned maintenance to some UK Border Agency IT systems, applicants in the UK may be unable to book an appointment using our 'Apply online' service between 09:00 on 19 May and 01:30 on 20 May 2012.

You should use the service as normal, but if you cannot book an appointment, please do not phone us to report this problem. We will advise you to wait and try to use the service again later.

We will make an announcement on this website when the service is working normally again.

'Apply online' in the UK is the only servi...
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Guidance: Mobile phones and cameras in immigration removal centres

Updated: updated guidance

UK Visas and Immigration detention service order about its policy on detainees having mobile phones and cameras in removal centres.

 
Employers: Four men face removal after Dorset immgiration raids

05 May 2012

Following raids in Bournemouth and Christchurch, 4 men are in immigration detention awaiting removal from the country.

Acting on information received, officers went to Wonderful Kitchen, Charminster Road, Bournemouth, on Friday 27 April and checked the immigration status of the staff present.

There were 2 Chinese men - aged 19 and 38 who were found to have entered the UK illegally, while a 21-year-old Malaysian man had stayed in the country after his visa expired.

On the same evening, Masala Bay, Bridge Street, Christchurch...

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Employers: South Wales immigration raids - seven men detained

05 May 2012

Following raids across South Wales, 7 men remain in immigration detention awaiting removal from the UK after 9 illegal workers were caught.

Acting on information received, officers went to Mint Leaf, Tregwilym Road, Rogerstone, Newport, on Saturday 28 April and checked the immigration status of the staff present.

The agency found 3 Bangladeshi men have no legal right to be working in the UK, so 2 men remain in immigration detention pending removal. A third man must report weekly to a local police station while an outstanding immigr...

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Employers: Four men face removal after Dorset immigration raids

05 May 2012

Following raids in Bournemouth and Christchurch, 4 men are in immigration detention awaiting removal from the country.

Acting on information received, officers went to Wonderful Kitchen, Charminster Road, Bournemouth, on Friday 27 April and checked the immigration status of the staff present.

There were 2 Chinese men - aged 19 and 38 who were found to have entered the UK illegally, while a 21-year-old Malaysian man had stayed in the country after his visa expired.

On the same evening, Masala Bay, Bridge Street, Christchurch...

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Applicants: Service disruption at public enquiry offices

04 May 2012

Our public enquiry offices (PEOs) have experienced disruption over the past few weeks. We are working hard to ensure that we return to a normal service as quickly as we can.

If you have been affected by the technical problems at one of our PEOs

If you have recently attended a 'premium service' appointment at one of our PEOs and were unable to provide us with your biometric information; we will contact you today (Friday) or tomorrow to offer you a new appointment.

The new appointment we offer you wil...

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Guidance: Removing concealed blades from detainees

Updated: Updated guidance.

UK Visas and Immigration detention service order about how it takes steps to remove blades when detainees conceal them about their person to disrupt their lawful removal from the UK.

 
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