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Inspection reports by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

Inspection reports by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI).

The role of the Independent Chief Inspector is to help improve the efficiency, effectiveness and consistency of the Home Office’s border and immigration functions through unfettered, impartial and evidence-based inspection.

His findings and recommendations for improvement to the Home Office are captured in inspection reports. They are submitted to the Home Secretary and laid before Parliament before publication.

The Independent Chief Inspector has developed a set of criteria against which his staff conduct inspections.

The Home Office publishes official responses to the ICIBI reports.

2018

  1. A re-inspection of the family reunion process focusing on applications received at the Amman Entry Clearance Decision Making Centre
  2. An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme
  3. An inspection of exit checks
  4. An inspection of Border Force operations at Stansted Airport
  5. An inspection of the “Right to Rent” scheme
  6. A re-inspection of Border Force’s identification and treatment of Potential Victims of Modern Slavery
  7. An inspection of how the Home Office considers the ‘best interests’ of unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  8. An inspection on learning from immigration litigation
  9. Production and use of Country of Origin Information
  10. Report on the review and removal of immigration, refugee and citizenship "status"

2017

  1. Inspection report on asylum intake and casework
  2. Inspection report on non-detained Foreign National Offenders, November 2017
  3. Inspection report on the Reporting and Offender Management System, November 2017
  4. A re-inspection of the Administrative Review process
  5. Inspection report on entry clearance processing operations in Croydon and Istanbul, July 2017
  6. Inspection report on country of origin information, July 2017
  7. Inspection report of the Home Office’s application of the good character requirement, July 2017
  8. Inspection report on an interim re-inspection of family reunion, July 2017
  9. Inspection report on Border Force operations at Gatwick, July 2017
  10. Inspection report on Border Force operations at east coast seaports, July 2017
  11. Report on a re-inspection of the complaints handling process, July 2017
  12. Report on a re-inspection of the Tier 4 curtailment process, July 2017
  13. Inspection report on potential victims of modern slavery, February 2017
  14. Inspection report on country of origin information, November 2016

2016

  1. Inspection report on hostile environment provisions for tackling sham marriage, December 2016
  2. Inspection report of hostile environment measures, October 2016
  3. Inspection report of the General Register Office for England and Wales, October 2016
  4. Inspection report into failed right of abode applications, October 2016
  5. Inspection report on identifying arrested foreign nationals, October 2016
  6. Report on a re-inspection of the handling of Tier 4 sponsor licence compliance, October 2016
  7. Inspection report of Border Force operations at Coventry and Langley postal hubs, October 2016
  8. Inspection report of family reunion applications, September 2016
  9. Inspection report on country of origin information, July 2016
  10. Inspection report of Border Force and Immigration Enforcement intelligence functions, July 2016
  11. Inspection report on lorry drops, July 2016
  12. Report on a re-inspection of Border Force operations at Heathrow Airport, September 2016
  13. Inspection report on administrative review processes, May 2016
  14. Inspection report on Manchester Airport, April 2016
  15. Inspection report on outsourced contracts for removals and Cedars, March 2016
  16. Inspection report on the student curtailment process, March 2016
  17. Inspection report on the handling of complaints and MPs’ correspondence, March 2016
  18. Inspection report on asylum casework, February 2016
  19. Inspection report of general aviation and general maritime, January 2016

2015

2014

  1. Inspection report on overstayers, December 2014
  2. Inspection report on visa interviewing, December 2014
  3. Inspection report on nationality casework, December 2014
  4. Inspection report on prohibited and restricted material, December 2014
  5. Inspection report on immigration enforcement activity, December 2014
  6. Inspection report on the Paris visa section, October 2014
  7. Inspection report on the intelligence management system, October 2014
  8. Inspection report on asylum claims on the grounds of sexual orientation, October 2014
  9. Inspection report of the non-suspensive appeals process, July 2014
  10. Inspection report of the Cardiff asylum team, July 2014
  11. Inspection report on asylum support, July 2014
  12. Inspection report on the service provided by Glasgow public enquiry office, June 2014
  13. Inspection report on EU citizen applications for residence documents, June 2014
  14. Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration Spot Check Visits
  15. Inspection report on MP correspondence and operations on Abu Dhabi and Islamabad, April 2014
  16. Inspection report on baggage searching in the absence of passengers, April 2014
  17. Inspection report of the emergency travel document process, March 2014
  18. Inspection report on the power to enter business premises without a search warrant, March 2014
  19. Inspection report of sham marriage enforcement, January 2014
  20. Inspection report of Border Force operations at Stansted Airport, January 2014

2013

  1. Inspection report on the Warsaw visa section, December 2013
  2. Inspection report of the visa section in Dhaka, December 2013
  3. Inspection report of Border Force freight operations, November 2013
  4. Inspection report on asylum applications made by unaccompanied children, October 2013
  5. Inspection report on e-borders, October 2013
  6. Inspection report on Tier 1 investor and entrepreneur applications, September 2013
  7. Inspection report on immigration spot check visits, August 2013
  8. Inspection report on juxtaposed controls, August 2013
  9. Inspection report on the progress made on legacy asylum and migration cases, June 2013
  10. Inspection report on the establishment of the performance and compliance unit, May 2013
  11. Inspection report of Birmingham Airport, February 2013
  12. Inspection report of applications to enter, remain and settle in the UK, January 2013
  13. Inspection report on the handling of customs and immigration offences at ports, January 2013

2012

  1. Inspection report on immigration detention casework, December 2012
  2. Inspection report of decision making quality in the Accra visa section, December 2012
  3. Inspection report of Tier 4 student visas, November 2012
  4. Inspection report of legacy asylum and migration cases, November 2012
  5. Inspection report of decision making quality in the Madrid visa section, September 2012
  6. Inspection report of border security checks at Heathrow terminal 3 and 4, July 2012
  7. Inspection report of the visa section in Abu Dhabi and Islamabad, July 2012
  8. Inspection report of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight local immigration team, July 2012
  9. Inspection report of the UK Border Agency visa sections in Africa, June 2012
  10. Inspection report of border control operations at Heathrow Terminal 3, May 2012
  11. Inspection report of operations at Gatwick Airport North Terminal, May 2012
  12. Inspection report of the detained fast track asylum process, February 2012
  13. Inspection report on border security checks, February 2012

2011

  1. Inspection report of the visa section in New York, December 2011
  2. Inspection report on the quality of entry clearance decision making, December 2011
  3. Inspection report on the management of foreign national prisoners, October 2011
  4. Inspection report of the UK Border Agency's arrest team in Bexley, Greenwich and Lambeth, October 2011
  5. Inspection report on the use of country of origin information in deciding asylum applications, July 2011
  6. Inspection report of the UK Border Agency in Scotland and Northern Ireland, May, 2011
  7. Inspection report of representation at first-tier appeals in Scotland, May 2011
  8. Inspection report of the common travel area in Scotland and Northern Ireland, May 2011
  9. Inspection report of the arrest team in Croydon, May 2011
  10. Inspection report on how the UK Border Agency receives and uses intelligence, May 2011
  11. Preventing and detecting immigration & customs offences: of how the UKBA receives and uses intelligence
  12. Inspection report of the Amman visa section, March 2011
  13. Inspection report of decision making in the Istanbul visa section, March 2011
  14. Inspection report of the Tier 2 points-based system, February 2011

2010

  1. Inspection report of the visa section in Guangzhou, December 2010
  2. Inspection report of the change management process in local immigration teams, December 2010
  3. Inspection report of border control at Manchester Airport, December 2010
  4. Inspection report on British citizenship applications in the north-west of England, November 2010
  5. Inspection report of the command and control unit, November 2010
  6. Inspection report of the civil penalties compliance team on illegal working, November 2010
  7. Inspection report of entry clearance in Abu Dhabi and Islamabad, November 2010
  8. Inspection report of the risk and liaison overseas network in Islamabad and United Arab Emirates, November 2010
  9. Inspection report of the Loughborough reporting centre, September 2010
  10. Inspection report on family removals, July 2010
  11. Inspection report of the UK visa section in Pakistan and settlement applications, July 2010
  12. Inspection report of the UK Border Agency's (UKBA) handling of complaints and MP correspondence, July 2010
  13. Inspection report of UK Border Agency operations in Wales and the south-west, July 2010
  14. Inspection report of the public enquiry office in Croydon, March 2010
  15. Inspection report of the visa section of Chennai, March 2010
  16. Inspection report on the quality of decisions on asylum, February 2010
  17. Inspection report of the visa section in Kuala Lumpur, October 2009

2009

Published 2 December 2016
Last updated 5 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Addition of the Chief Inspector's re-inspection report of the family reunion process focusing on applications received at the Amman Entry Clearance Decision Making Centre
  2. Addition of a new report "An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme"
  3. The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration inspection report on asylum intake and casework is added to the list.
  4. New report on on hostile environment provisions for tackling sham marriage, December 2016.
  5. First published.