Tag Archives: Immigration

Curry House raided by immigration police

The business, Shagorika curry house now faces a potential fine of up to £20,000 – £10,000 per illegal worker – unless it can prove that the correct pre-employment checks were carried out. The raids took place after a tip-off from a member of the public. It is the second time in three years that the […]

UK Boarder Agency cracks down on immigration abuse

UKBA Regional Director of Pakistan, Carol Doughtry said: ‘‘we welcome genuine travellers from Pakistan and between January and March 2011 issued over 35,000 visas to Pakistani nationals. But we will not tolerate immigration abuse and will punish those who break immigration laws. Our aim isn\’t just to prevent illegal migration but also identify and take […]

Home Office blunders result in violent thugs escaping deportation

Ex-Tory Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said: ‘in addition to the original sin, it is a disgrace the Home Office is not willing to release figures on something which is of such public importance. They must tell the public exactly what they have done to bring these dangerous criminals under control and be fully open […]

Improved services for online UK appointments booking

The online booking service has been brought together with interactive UK application forms and online payments, providing a single convenient process for applicants in the UK. To use the improved service, you need to create your own online account. You can then book and reschedule your appointments online without needing to phone the UKBA. You […]

Bride and groom arrested following sham marriage

Muhammad Naeem Aslam, a 22-year-old Pakistan national, appeared before Armagh Magistrates Court on Tuesday 2 August charged with seeking to obtain leave to remain in the UK by deception. The bride, 21-year-old Latvian national Jolantea Juska, and her sister, 26-year-old Jana Juska, who acted as witness to the marriage, also appeared at Armagh Magistrates today […]

Online booking of UK appointments will be unavailable on 4-7 August

The service will be available again from Monday 8 August, including a number of improvements. You will be able to create your own online account, and book and reschedule your appointments online without needing to phone. The improved service will bring the appointments process together with interactive application forms and online payments for UK applicants. […]

Agency operation seizes four tonnes of cannabis

Four men appeared before Brighton Magistrates to face charges with the importation of controlled drugs and were remanded in custody. David Smith, UK Border Agency regional deputy director, said: The UK Border Agency\’s fleet of cutters play a vital role in securing the border. They are on constant alert around the UK coastline to keep […]

Government proposes tougher English language test for family migration

Under rules implemented in 1997 spouses must demonstrate that they can ‘understand everyday English’ before they are allowed to apply for permanent settlement. This is tested through a computer-based ‘Life in the UK’ test which the government claims corresponds to the level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). CEFR provides a basis […]

UK Board Agency appoints new CEO

Rob Whiteman has lead the local Government\’s response to central Government\’s agenda for greater self-regulation and improvement. Working across Whitehall, he has supported policy discussions between the new coalition Government and local Government. The appointment has been approved by the Prime Minster and Home Secretary where Mr Whiteman will succeed Jonathan Sedgwick, the interim CEO […]

Family Migration consultation launched by the UK Government

Immigration minister Damian Green said: “This consultation is about better family migration – better for migrants, communities, and the UK as a whole. We welcome those who want to make a life here with their family, but too often in the past the family route has been abused as a means to bypass our immigration […]