Yearly Archives: 2016

The Chief inspector has published an inspection report on the provisions for tackling sham marriage.

With effect from 2 March 2015, the Immigration Act 2014 extended the period of notice for couples intending to marry in order to give the Home Office time to investigate the genuineness of the relationship of those it suspected may ... published December 19, 2016

Chief Inspector publishes inspection report on the Home Office’s ‘Hostile Environment’ initiatives

The Home Secretary has laid a report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on two of the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’ measures in Parliament. An inspection of the ‘hostile environment’ measures relating to driving licences and bank ... published October 13, 2016

The Chief Inspector publishes 5 reports.

The Home Secretary has laid in Parliament five reports from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration. An inspection of Border Force operations at Coventry and Langley postal hubs March to July 2016 – – A re-inspection of the ... published

Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration calls for an improvement of the Home Office’s family reunion applications handling

The Home Office is too ready to reject family reunion applications when applicants fail to provide sufficient evidence of their eligibility – – Withdrawal of Home Office commissioned and funded DNA tests identified as a major reason for first time ... published September 14, 2016

Re-inspection of Heathrow Airport – Border Force makes progress but there’s room for improvement.

Border Force at Heathrow made good progress in complying with guidance on detention and searching of passengers, said David Bolt, Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI). In his re-inspection report published today, Mr Bolt recognises that Border Force’s ... published September 8, 2016