Immigration Enforcement criminal investigation criteria

Guidance on how UK Visas and Immigration decide which cases enforcement and investigation teams take up for criminal investigation.

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Immigration Enforcement criminal investigation adoption criteria

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This guidance includes information on:

  • Immigration Enforcement’s strategic objectives
  • adoption criteria for high harm and volume immigration crime
  • adoption criteria for serious and organised immigration crime
  • Immigration Enforcement’s case adoption process
  • contact points for referring cases to Immigration Enforcement
  • offences commonly encountered by immigration officers
Published 31 January 2017
Last updated 9 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.

  2. First published.