Guidance

Returns preparation

Guidance on arranging removals for officers dealing with immigration enforcement matters within the UK.

Documents

Arranging removal

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Data sharing in enforcement cases: standards of operational practice

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Family returns process

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Family separations

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Returns: case consideration

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Returns preparation: referral and case assessment

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Judicial reviews and injunctions

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Details

Guidance for Immigration Enforcement officers on how to prepare and arrange for a single person or a family group to be removed from the UK.

It also contains information on decisions to separate family members as a consequence of detention or removal.

Guidance in this section has been reworked into a new format and plainer language. Not all of the enforcement guidance has been revised yet. If you cannot find the information you need in this section, please look in the ‘chapters’ sections of Enforcement instructions and guidance.

Published 3 November 2016
Last updated 22 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated judicial reviews and injunctions guidance.
  2. Removed the Member of Parliament (MP) representations document as this Arranging removal document has replaced it.
  3. Replaced the returns preparation with a new version.
  4. Updated family separations guidance.
  5. Guidance added on 'Judicial reviews and injunctions' and 'MP representations'.
  6. New arranging removals guidance.
  7. Updated family returns process guidance.
  8. Updated guidance: 'Family returns process'.
  9. New guidance on returns: case consideration.
  10. 'Family separations' updated.
  11. Guidance added on 'Returns preparation: referral and case assessment'.
  12. First published.