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  1. Harare Visa Application Centre Closure

    The Harare Visa Application Centre will be closed during the election period

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  2. Super priority Visa service launches in India

    The Home Office’s first same day visa service launches in Delhi and Mumbai making it easier for Indian business travellers to visit the UK.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  3. Sham marriage cases on BBC’s Fake Britain

    Watch immigration officers thwart plans to cheat the UK immigration rules as they stop sham marriages in London and north west England.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  4. Family visit visa reform to save £107 million over next decade

    Genuine applicants will benefit from streamlined visa process.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  5. London Metropolitan University granted probationary licence to enrol international students

    The Home Office has awarded London Metropolitan University a probationary sponsor licence allowing it to enrol international students

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  6. New pre-payment system to prevent abuse of premium visa appointments

    New premium visa service to free-up appointments for genuine applicants

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  7. Funding boost to tackle beds in sheds

    Housing Minister Mark Prisk has pledged to “up the pressure” on criminal landlords who trap vulnerable tenants in so-called ‘beds in sheds’.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  8. UK Border Agency to split into two new groups

    The UK Border Agency is to be broken up and brought back into the Home Office, reporting to ministers under a new package of reforms

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  9. Sham marriage gang jailed

    A gang of 11 behind a series of sham marriages in Lancashire have been jailed for more than 18 years.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  10. Priority UK visa service launches in Hong Kong

    The UK Border Agency is enhancing its visa service with the introduction of a new priority visa service

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  11. Illegal immigrants living in 'beds in sheds' arrested in clampdown

    Immigration Minister Mark Harper watched the work being done by the UK Border Agency to crack down on the problem of illegal immigrants.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  12. People smuggling gang targeted in dawn raids

    Arrests made across UK in operation targeting an international gang suspected of smuggling illegal immigrants into the country.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  13. 2013 UK Youth Mobility Scheme opens for application

    The BTCO announced today the 2013 Youth Mobility Scheme dates for certificates of sponsorship application.

  14. International sham marriage gang jailed

    A gang of 18 behind a sham marriage scam stretching from Yorkshire to Pakistan have been jailed for a total of nearly 28 years.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  15. 175 prolific foreign national offenders removed from UK

    The offenders were removed in just a few months as a result of a joint operation by the UK Border Agency and the Metropolitan Police.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  16. Operation Nexus results in more than 175 removals

    More than 175 of London’s most prolific foreign national offenders (FNOs) have been removed from the UK in just a few months.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  17. Protecting the UK from a fake Christmas

    Border Force officers have stopped millions of pounds worth of fake goods from entering the UK in the run-up to Christmas.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  18. Seventeen arrests in UK sham marriage investigations

    UK Border Agency officers have made 17 arrests in operations targeting suspected sham marriages.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  19. Jailed for smuggling weapons into UK

    A man who attempted to bring a haul of offensive weapons through Newcastle Airport has been jailed.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  20. Human trafficking gangs targeted by UK Government

    A report published today by the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group (IDMG) on Human Trafficking shows that more work than ever before is being carried out both in the UK and internationally to prosecute criminals and stop t…

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government