The Parliamentary Review is sent to over half a million leading policy makers, stakeholders in industry and other relevant individuals. The articles in the Review act as both a blueprint for success and a template for reform.
Updated: New freephone number added.
This page provides more information for Commonwealth citizens in the UK who may not have documents demonstrating their right to be here (known as ‘Windrush’ cases). It sets out a series of scenarios which may be relevant to you, provides links to forms and guidance as well as information about what evidence can be provided as part of your application and contact information.
Updated: Updated country policy and information note on security, April 2018.
Country policy and information notes (previously known as country information and guidance reports) are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
The notes also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.
Updated: Updated 'Statistics on changes in migrants’ visa and leave status: 2016'.
The publications provide evidence on the behaviour of migrants entering the UK immigration system for the main routes of entry to the UK and the common pathways through the immigration system that result in settlement.
From the seventh report a more descriptive title has been adopted to indicate that this analysis provides information on changes over time in migrants’ visa and leave status.
Updated: Added asylum policy guidance on screening and routing. Removed guidance on asylum claims made by post and asylum applications made in the UK.
This collection contains asylum policy guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to screen asylum seekers and route them to regional asylum teams.
Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes and Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations Lord Ahmad held a meeting with Caribbean high commissioners and foreign ministers on Monday 17 April 2018. During the meeting, the Immigration Minister set out the commitments that the government has made to support the ‘Windrush’ generation. The letter was sent out to attendees of the meeting.
The new dedicated team will work across government to help individuals identify and gather evidence to confirm their existing right to be in the UK. The team will include a dedicated contact point and aim to resolve cases within 2 weeks once the evidence has been put together. In addition, no one affected will be charged for the documentation which proves their right to be here.
The package of measures is being introduced to support individuals, who have resided in the UK for an extended period of time, and encourage them to come forward and regularise their stay. It will help guide individuals through the process and use data from across government to help build a picture that will evidence a person’s right to be here.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said:
This is about individuals, people who have built their lives here in the UK and contributed so much to our society. I don’t want them to feel unwelcome or to be in any doubt about their right to remain here. There is absolutely no que..
Updated: Updated allocations of restricted certificates of sponsorship for March 2018.
This document lists the number of restricted certificates allocated to employer sponsors by month, for foreign workers in Tier 2 (General).