Immigration Enforcement general instructions

This collection contains guidance and information for officers dealing with immigration enforcement matters within the UK.

This manual contains guidance on immigration enforcement used by UK Visas and Immigration.


  1. Considering immigration status and deciding enforcement action
  2. Offender management
  3. Powers and operational procedure
  4. Returns preparation
Published 10 December 2013
Last updated 3 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Returns preparation guidance added.

  2. Guidance on offender management added.

  3. Guidance on considering immigration status and deciding enforcement action added.

  4. New removals action section.

  5. New guidance added on powers and operational procedure

  6. Added a document to the collection.

  7. First published.