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UK immigration inspector warns of 'proxy marriage' loophole

16:43 30/06/2014
The UK's chief inspector of immigration, John Vine, has warned that there is evidence that many foreign nationals are gaining UK residence visas by the use of proxy marriage certificates. In certain...

UK's migrant population quadruples in 60 years

15:35 10/01/2014
The UK's Office for National Statistics has released information about the make-up of the country's immigrant population since 1951. The main finding s that the immigrant population quadrupled from 1...

UK immigration abandons plan for visa security bonds

12:43 06/11/2013
The UK's Home Office has announced that it will not require visa applicants from six 'high risk countries' to pay security bonds when they apply for visas. A spokesman said ''The Government has been...

Minister says UK public hold 'toxic' views on immigration

19:37 23/09/2013
The UK's Business Minister Vince Cable has told an audience of activists at the Liberal Democrat Party conference that 'toxic' public opinion in the UK makes it difficult for politicians to make a...

Cable presses UK immigration chief to drop security bonds

16:20 17/09/2013
The UK's business minister Vince Cable has said that he will urge the Home Secretary Theresa May, who is responsible for the UK's immigration regime, to drop a plan to make some applicants for UK...

UK's ambassador to Nigeria: no decision on security bonds

9:36 03/09/2013
The UK's ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Andrew Pocock, has told a Nigerian newspaper that the UK has yet to decide whether to introduce a system of security bonds which would be paid by some applicants...

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