The work of the Immigration Directorates (Q1 2016) Contents


Terms of Reference

1 Introduction

2 Visa Applications

Processing applications

Sponsorship and licensing


English-language testing

3 Asylum cases

Asylum accommodation

Nationality of new applicants for asylum

Syrian Vulnerable Persons and ‘children at risk’ resettlement programmes

Family reunion

Asylum applicants granted refugee status

Asylum and immigration caseload

Work in progress


Legacy Immigration casework

Legacy asylum issues

Legacy immigration issues

Grants of Settlement

4 Staff numbers

MPs’ correspondence

5 Immigration Enforcement

The Migration Refusal Pool and curtailment of leave

Immigration detention

Children in detention

Rule 35 reports

Foreign national offenders (FNOs)

Marriage fraud

Illegal workers

Clandestine civil penalty regime (illegal stowaways)

6 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Glossary of terms

Annex 2: Map showing dispersal of asylum accommodation

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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25 July 2016