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Immigration and Nationality Directorate

UK ministers kill amnesty for immigrants

11:46 12/07/2006
• Watch This Video A review of UK border controls has concluded, and the ministers have scrapped the idea of a possible amnesty for illegal residents in Britain . Immigration Minister Liam Byrne had...

Changes to payment processing for various UK applications

9:36 12/06/2006
The current contractors that processes payment for many UK immigration, visa and work permit applications will change, effective Monday, 19 June, 2006. Persons submitting applications are asked to...

UK closes loophole in immigration process

12:39 08/06/2006
First discovered six years ago, a loophole that allows immigrants to illegally use a fabricated National Insurance number toward their residency process has now been closed down. Individuals who wish...

Siemens wins UK immigration contract

19:55 23/02/2006
The UK's Immigration and Nationality Directorate has welcomed back an IT supplier that was at the centre of its previous computer failures. The Home Office commissioned Siemens Business Services to...

UK visas to take longer for some in Africa

9:42 18/10/2005
From 17 October 2005, it will take longer to process a UK visa when applications are made at Posts that are now carrying out fingerprint checks. Some visa applicants could wait for up to seven days...

UK gives same sex couples new legal status

15:22 14/09/2005
The UK's Civil Partnership Act 2004 will come into force on 5 December 2005. Civil partnerships are a new legal relationship which can be registered by two people of the same sex and give the couples...