About Us

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the efficiency and effectiveness of the performance of functions relating to immigration, asylum, nationality and customs by the Home Secretary and by officials and others exercising those functions on her behalf.

The ICIBI does not investigate individual cases, but may consider or draw conclusions about an individual case for the purpose of, or in the context of, considering a general issue.

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

David Bolt was appointed Independent Chief Inspector by the then Home Secretary in May 2015. His appointment is for five years. The Inspectorate has 30 staff, all of whom are employed as Home Office Civil Servants, with the exception of the ICIBI, who is a public appointment.

The ICIBI shares the Civil Service Values

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Objectivity
  • Impartiality


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