Independent report

Inspection report of the General Register Office for England and Wales, October 2016

Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) report of the General Register Office, with particular emphasis on birth records, October 2016.

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ICIBI inspection of the General Register Office for England and Wales, with particular emphasis on birth records, October 2016

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Details

The report examines the efficiency and effectiveness of the civil registration services provided in England and Wales by the General Register Office (GRO).

It focuses in particular on birth records, because of the potential for their misuse in fraudulent claims relating to immigration status and/or nationality.

The report covers:

  • ICIBI’s findings
  • ICIBI’s recommendations to the Home Office
Published 13 October 2016