Criminality and detention (modernised guidance)

This collection brings together guidance about the criminality and detention service used by UK Visas and Immigration.

This page contains guidance about UK Visas and Immigration’s criminality and detention service.


  1. Adults detention reviews
  2. Appeals against conviction and sentence
  3. Completing the parole board information form
  4. Cases involving impending prosecution
  5. Concluding family cases
  6. Considering cases for section 4 bail accommodation
  7. Criminality guidance in article 8 ECHR cases
  8. Detaining EEA nationals
  9. Deporting families of foreign offenders
  10. Detaining families
  11. Deporting non-EEA foreign nationals
  12. Disclosing personal information to victims of foreign offenders
  13. Drug offences (Bournemouth commitment)
  14. Early removal scheme for foreign offenders
  15. Exclusion from the UK: decisions and orders
  16. Facilitated return scheme
  17. Foreign witnesses
  18. Handling telephone calls to duty officer numbers
  19. Home detention curfew scheme
  20. Identifying British citizens and others exempt from deportation
  21. Liaising with the National Crime Agency (NCA)
  22. Managing foreign offenders cases with families
  23. Managing foreign national offenders under 18 years old
  24. Managing MPs’ correspondences
  25. Managing non-detained convicted foreign nationals
  26. Managing returning families with children
  27. Office administration processes in criminal cases
  28. Operation Nexus: High Harm
  29. Processing ACRO referrals in criminal casework
  30. Release on temporary licence and transfer to open conditions
  31. Serving decisions on file
  32. Tariff-expired removal scheme
Published 28 November 2013
Last updated 20 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. Litigation debt guidance added.
  2. New guidance on processing ACRO referrals in criminal casework.
  3. New guidance on revocation of a deportation order.
  4. Guidance added on foreign witnesses.
  5. New guidance on release on temporary licence and transfer to open conditions.
  6. New guidance on appeals against conviction and sentence.
  7. First published.