News - 2009

26th November 2009

UKBA introduces fingerprint checks

On arrival in the UK, and in addition to the normal immigration related checks that are undertaken, trained immigration officers will scan two fingerprints on an electronic reader at border control.

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16th November 2009

Prime Minister speaks on Immigration

Gordon Brown has pledged to further restrict migration in his first major speech on the subject this year

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16th November 2009

New rules for Migrants

The Government has announced new draft proposals to continue its overhaul of the immigration system

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16th November 2009

Government approves MAC Short Occupation recommendations

The Government has announced that it will implement recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee relating to the UKBA Shortage Occupations list.

 

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28th October 2009

UKBA introduces mobile biometrics service

The UK Border Agency has introduced a mobile service for those migrants in the United Kingdom who need to enrol their biometrics as part of their immigration application.

 

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22nd October 2009

Migration Advisory Committee recommends additions to shortage occupation lists

If its most recent recommendations are accepted, teachers in special schools and skilled meat boners and trimmers will be added to the shortage occupation list.

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