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UK Border Agency reaches full agency status and publishes framework agreement and business plan. 

Many people are confused about the role of the UK Border Agency and its relationship with the Home Office. 

This week the UK Border Agency announced that it had officially begun operating as a full executive agency of the Home Office. 

The UK Border Agency has three strategic objectives to: 

  • protect the UK’s border and national interests
  • tackle border tax fraud, smuggling and immigration crime
  • implement fast and fair decisions 

The agency, which has a budget of £2 billion and employs 25,000 staff, works closely with HM Revenue and Customs, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Police. 

UK Border Agency Announcement 

The UK Border Agency, which was established as a shadow executive agency in April 2008, has today begun to operate as a full executive agency of the Home Office.

The UK Border Agency’s Framework Agreement, which describes how the Agency will be governed, and its Business Plan, which sets out the Agency’s objectives for the next three years have also been published. Copies of these documents have been made available in the Libraries of both Houses of Parliament. 

The move to full executive agency status is an important milestone in the development of the Agency. It establishes a clear accountability framework within which the Chief Executive will have greater operational freedom to focus on delivering the Agency’s services. At the same time, the Framework Agreement ensures that the Agency will continue to work closely with the wider Home Office and its key delivery partners, including HM Revenue & Customs, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the police. 

Later this year we hope, subject to the passage of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill, to complete the formal transfer of customs functions and staff from HM Revenue & Customs to the Agency. 

The Agency will secure our borders and control migration for the benefit of our country, and will play a vital role in the Government’s work to protect the public from crime and terrorism and to protect the tax revenues that pay for public services.

If you would like more information on the UK Border Agency see: 

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/aboutus/businessplan/

If you need any immigration advice or help with Sponsorship or Work Permits, Visa or an appeal against a refusal please email: 

info@immigrationmatters.co.uk  or visit www.immigrationmatters.co.uk 

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8 Responses to “About the UK Border Agency”
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  1. ambika malik says :

    i have been in uk for over five years. i was gng. to get my settlement but employer terminate my contract. i am in a position that i need work and a employer who can sponsor me.what else i can do?

  2. sunil chetty says :

    i am british citizen i was married a sri lankan divorce lady with 10 year old boy,if i want to get them to uk what shall i do? i need to get mother and child to uk please if any one know tell me.

  3. dont want to say says :

    I want to inform the Home office about an agent in ilford, which so many illegal immigrations and students are working more ours than those with citizen and indefinite stay. The director’s name is Marlen, and the Agency is called Hope super Jobs, situated at No 1 Bafor Road Ilford. Just opposite Ilford Station’ by the side of wilkingson shopping center. The do pay their workers on Wednesdays, so that you can get them with the list of paid workers.

    I am writing because I was taking there by a friend of mine, who is a student, and she was working more than 50hrs at the time I was there working only 26 hours, with a lot of intimidations and treat. The last was the Manager was making an advancement to me, and when I refused I was sent home with out being paid properly. An EU citizen.
    She don’t like some one to inform Jobcenter that he /she is working, or even if they do, it should not be all the hours

  4. champika says :

    Dear Sir

    I m going to married a latvanian citizens girl, but she is living in U.K. and working for 5 years. can she married me and take to u.k.to settled with her? and which document i should be obtain to get married her and can she married me in side the u.k. high commission.

  5. i was in d uk for five years,am in jamaica now with my son, who is a british who has his red book,i came to jamaica to look about my settlement in d uk,i want to know wat to do about looking about my settlement in d uk.this is all about my son who have to go back to the uk soon and have a health problem and he his my only child,just want to know wat requirements i need if u dont have one it wont be a problem.

  6. FAROUK says :

    I WAS STOPPED BY A GENTLEMAN ON THE STREET IN SOUTHALL AND TOLD ME HE HAS BEEN IN THIS COUNTRY FOR 4 YEARS (ILLEGALLY) AND NEEDS HELP TO GO BACK TO INDIA. AT THE TIME I TOLD HIM TO GO TO THE INDIAN EMBASSY AND SEE WHAT HELP THEY CAN GIVE YOU. AFTER WALKING AWAY FROM HIM I COULD NOT GET THIS MATTER OUT OF MY MIND. THUS I AM ASKING YOU FOR INFORMATION THAT ARE THERE ANY PROVISO’S FOR SUCH PEOPLE . WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD EDUACATE ME ON THIS MATTER

  7. Bishop Lenley Newland says :

    Iam a extreamly concern citzen with regard to the many uk citzens men and women who have and are suffereing at the hands of those people who came here and say they fall in love with people here in what turned out to be pretence many times than not.Only to find once they got their indeffinate stay, such persons either start accting strange or quickly moved out of thye relationship.Why can’t it be that if someone married to a uk citzen and got their stay, if it is reported that the immigrant use it for convience, even five years later, that indefinate stay should be with drawn? I am in a situation that I am not now sure if my wife was genuine in the first place. I came into the relationship for the right reason.She is in the process of getting her perminent stay, if it prove that she was only in it for getting her stay, why can’t the home office set a rule that these persons must live fully in the relationship for at least five years after the date of granted indefinate leave to stay? Your department would be shock to know the hundreds of hurting men and women accross the country resulting from this. Please, please, i need some one personal to tlak with about this matter in the next few days. Can some one help?

  8. Mrs A Pieris says :

    Dear Sir/madam

    Can you please let me know what application form should we fill to get my children down to UK for settlement. I am a British Citizen married to a Sri Lankan citizen who has got the permanent visa to live in the UK. Please let me know what application should I fill for our two children. I am bit confused as the rules are changed recently.

    many thanks
    Mrs Pieris

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