Yearly Archives: 2012

Immigration Detention Casework: Poor Casework Must be Addressed say Chief Inspectors

Immigration casework needs to improve so that people aren’t detained for longer than necessary, said John Vine, Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration and Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of a thematic review of immigration detention ... published December 12, 2012

The Independent Advisory Group on Country Information invites tenders to evaluate the UK Border Agency’s Country of Origin Information (COI) Reports and Operational Guidance Notes (OGNs) on Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, and Iran.

 The Independent Advisory Group on Country Information (IAGCI) is part of the Office of the Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency. Its main purpose is to review the content of all Country of Origin Information (COI) produced by the ... published December 11, 2012

The Independent Chief Inspector has been Commissioned by the Home Secretary to Carry Out Two Investigations Following the Publication of the Asylum Legacy Report

Following the publication of the Chief Inspectors report on Asylum Legacy, the Home Secretary has commissioned the Chief Inspector to carry out two follow up investigations, looking at the UKBA Performance and Compliance Unit (PCU) and the Case Assurance and ... published December 10, 2012

The Independent Chief Inspector Publishes his Report of Decision Making Quality in the Accra Visa Section

An inspection of the UK Border Agency visa section in Accra found staff were making good quality decisions and making proper use of the Immigration Rules. However, more could be done to analyse appeal outcomes to further improve decision making. ... published December 6, 2012

The Independent Chief Inspector publishes an inspection report on Tier 4 of the UK Border Agency’s Points Based System (Students).

The quality of the decisions made by the UK Border Agency for Tier 4 applications was good, but improvements were needed in the way the Agency licensed and managed Tier 4 sponsors. This was among his findings following an inspection ... published November 29, 2012