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Applicants: Improving our services

09 May 2013

If you are living in the UK and are looking to extend your stay or make a new application, we want to hear from you.

At the Home Office we are continually working to improve the service available to our customers. In response to feedback, we are considering a range of additional options to make our services in the UK more flexible.

You can help by telling us which services you would use if they were available. Your feedback will help inform decisions about the future of premium services in the UK.

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Guidance: Assisted voluntary return of irregular migrants (AVRIM)

Updated: added link to AVRIM programme on Choices site

The government can help you return home if you have no legal status in the UK. This guidance explains our assisted voluntary return of irregular migrants (AVRIM) programme.

 
Employers: Three arrested following raid in Hampshire

03 May 2013

Three illegal workers from Bangladesh have been arrested following a raid on a restaurant in Holbury.

Acting on intelligence, our Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers visited Aroma Indian Cuisine, Long Lane, at around 17:00 on Thursday 2 May, questioning staff to check if they had the right to work in the UK.

A 29-year-old man was found to have entered the country illegally while 2 other men aged 39 and 40 had overstayed their visas.

All 3 are currently in immigration detention while steps are taken to r...

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Applicants: UK Border Agency’s transition to Home Office

03 May 2013

On 1 April 2013 the UK Border Agency was split into two separate units within the Home Office: a visa and immigration service and an immigration law enforcement division. By creating two entities instead of one, we will be able to create distinct cultures. First, a high-volume service that makes high-quality decisions about who comes here, with a culture of customer satisfaction for business-people and visitors who want to come here legally. And second, an organisation that has law enforcement at its heart and gets tough on those who break our imm...

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Employers: Feltham identity fraudster jailed

02 May 2013

A Feltham man who used a false identity to try and get a British passport has been jailed, following an investigation by our Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers.

Md Ziaur Rahman, 33-year-old, had originally come to the UK legally on a work permit in 2004.

Our Immigration Enforcement investigators were alerted when he applied for a British passport using the assumed name of Sadique Miah.

He submitted an altered birth certificate and Bangladeshi passport in the Miah name to support his application. The pa...

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Employers: Illegal Worker arrested in Aylesbury immigration raid

01 May 2013

An illegal worker has been arrested and a restaurant is facing a fine following an immigration raid in Aylesbury.

Acting on intelligence, our Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers visited Roosters Piri Piri on Cambridge Street at around 14:30 on Tuesday 30 April, where they carried out immigration checks on staff working there.

A 21-year-old Pakistani man was arrested after he was found to have overstayed his visa. He has been detained pending his removal from the UK.

The restaurant will have to ...

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Employers: Three illegal workers detained in Kyle of Lochalsh

01 May 2013

Three Bangladeshi men have been have been found working illegally at a Kyle of Lochalsh restaurant following a Home Office Immigration Enforcement operation.

Acting on intelligence, our officers visited Spice Tandoori in Station Road at 18:00 on 30 April.

Checks on the immigration status of staff revealed 3 men from Bangladesh who had no right to work in the UK. They were arrested and have all been detained pending their removal from the country.

The business will be served with a fine for employing the illegal workers. If ...

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Employers: Two Illegal Workers Detained at Aberdeen Takeaway

24 April 2013

Acting on intelligence, officers visited Khyber Pass in the Spital on the evening of Tuesday 23 April.

Checks on the immigration status of staff revealed two men from Pakistan had overstayed their visas and had no right to work in the UK. They were arrested and have both been detained pending their removal from the country.

The business will be served with a civil penalty notice for employing the illegal workers. If the employers are unable to provide evidence that legally required pre employment checks were carried out on the me...

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