Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Future Borders and Immigration)

Organisations: Home Office
Current role holder: Kevin Foster MP

Responsibilities

The minister’s responsibilities are:

  • design and implementation of the UK’s points-based system
  • design and implementation of digital and secure borders including Electronic Travel Authorities
  • counting in and counting out
  • current and future visa system including fees
  • global visa operations
  • net migration
  • immigration rules
  • immigration system simplification
  • exit checks
  • Immigration Bill
  • EU Settlement Scheme
  • casework
  • sponsorship of UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) and Borders, Immigration and Citizenship System (BICS) policy directorates

Current role holder

Kevin Foster MP

Kevin Foster was first elected for the Torbay constituency in May 2015.

Mr Foster served on the Public Accounts Committee and the Backbench Business Committee from 2015 to 2017. He has also been a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department of Communities and Local Government (now the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government) and, latterly, the Cabinet Office.

Mr Foster was born in Plymouth and grew up in South Devon. Before entering Parliament, he trained in the legal profession, and was Deputy Leader of Coventry Council.

Mr Foster was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Future Borders and Immigration) on 14 February 2020.

He was previously appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales and Assistant Government Whip in April 2019. He was also acting as Minister for the Constitution in the Cabinet Office until October 2019. He was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Immigration at the Home Office on 16 December 2019.

More about this person

Announcements

  1. Three million granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme
  2. £8 million to help vulnerable people apply to the EU Settlement Scheme
  3. Landmark Immigration Bill to end free movement introduced to Parliament