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UK Border Agency to set up database

19:44 24/08/2012
The United Kingdom's immigration authority, the UK Border Agency, has announced that it intends to launch a database of information about immigrants to the UK in September. The UKBA has been working...

UK immigration service improves China visa service

16:21 16/08/2012
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) says that it hopes to increase the number of applications from Chinese nationals for tourist, student and business visas in 2012 after a rapid rise in visa applications in...

Hunt announces £8m plan to attract visitors to UK

16:11 16/08/2012
The United Kingdom Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, announced an £8m advertising campaign to attract visitors to the UK on 14 th March 2012. He said that he wanted to build on the success of the...

UK Tier 4 visa applicants interviews to confirm english ability

10:31 11/08/2012
From 30 July, UK immigration staff at visa offices around the world have had extended powers to reject visa applications if students do not have adequate English language capabilities. The rules are...

MPs say UKBA officials should return bonuses until backlog cleared

17:28 31/07/2012
The UK Home Affairs Select Committee has reprimanded the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for its backlog of 276,460 unresolved immigration and asylum cases as being "totally unacceptable". Keith Vaz, chair...

UK immigration staff call off Olympic Strike…for now

19:19 30/07/2012
The planned 24-hour strike by UK immigration staff, which had been called for Thursday 26th July, the eve of the London Olympic Games, was called off on Wednesday by the Public and Commercial...