Director for Visas and Citizenship

Marc Owen OBE

Biography

Marc Owen is currently Director for Visas and Citizenship within UK Visas and Immigration.

Marc is responsible for all visit, work, study, family, settlement and citizenship applications, as well as the EU Settlement Scheme, and the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

Marc has previously carried out a wide range of senior roles within the Border, Immigration and Citizenship System (BICS).

In the 2016 New Year’s honours list, Marc was awarded an OBE for services to border security.

Director for Visas and Citizenship

The Director for Visas and Citizenship has responsibility for the visit, work, study, settlement, family and EUSS immigration routes and the Windrush compensation scheme and taskforce.

UK Visas and Immigration

Previous roles in government

  • Senior Director of National and International Operations