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About the UK Border Agency
The UK Border Agency (or UKBA) is an agency of the Home Office, and is divided in to 2 separate operational units within the Home Office
The Unit for Visas and UK Immigration handles applications for Visas to come to the UK, or to extend a stay on an existing Visa, to hear applications for Asylum. It also deals with Appeals.
The Unit for Immigration Enforcement investigates Immigration offences, detaining and removing individuals who have no right to be in the UK and prevents abuse of the Immigration system.
It also has an overseas network in Africa, Asia, Euro-Med, Asia-Pacific, South Asia and Pakistan and the Gulf.
You can contact the UK Border Agency by calling the Numbers Helpline contact number for the UK Border Agency Helpdesk on – 0843 308 8259
Overview of the UK Border Agency
If you call the Numbers Helpline contact number for the UK Border Agency Support team – 0843 308 8259, you will be able to discuss the following:
1. VISAS AND IMMIGRATION.
You will be able to ask for information about immigration categories for Non-European nationals.
⦁ Find out if you need a Visa
⦁ What is required to be eligible
⦁ How to apply.
There are different categories of Immigration and these include:-
⦁ Visiting the UK. For Tourists and others coming for a short stay in the UK.
⦁ Studying in the UK. Details of how you can be a Student at one of the UK’s educational institutions
⦁ Working in the UK. Details for migrants who want to work or do business in the UK.
⦁ Partners and Families. Details of how dependants of British citizens, temporary migrants and people settled here can join and remain with their families in the UK.
⦁ Diplomats and Government officials. Details for those wishing to travel to or through the UK.
⦁ While you are in the UK. Details of your rights and responsibilities; transferring your Visa to a new Passport.
⦁ Settling in the UK. Details of how you may be allowed to settle here permanently, if you are a migrant who has been here some time.
2. EUROPEAN NATIONALS
This applies to nationals of countries within the EEA and Switzerland.
Call the Numbers Helpline contact number for the UK Border Agency Support team on – 0843 308 8259, and you will be able to discuss
⦁ Whether EEA and Swiss nationals and their families can come to the UK to visit, live and / or work
⦁ How to apply for documents to confirm rights of residence under European law
⦁ Family permits for family members
⦁ Which Non-European family members of EEA and Swiss nationals need a family permit.
⦁ Residence documents for Family members
⦁ How Bulgarian and Romanian nationals can apply for permission to work in the UK
and when these rules change.
⦁ School Children travelling in the UK in organised School groups
Asylum is protection given by a country to someone who is fleeing persecution in their own country.
Call the Numbers Helpline contact number for the UK Border Agency Information desk on – 0843 308 8259, for clarification on
⦁ Who may be given Asylum in the UK
⦁ How to make an application
⦁ What you can expect whilst the application is being processed
⦁ What happens after the decision is made
All applications should be concluded within 6 months.
Applications may be refused if it is felt that protection is not needed. Permission may be given for a temporary stay in the UK if there are Humanitarian or other reasons. However people making false claims may be removed from the UK.
4. BUSINESS AND SPONSORS
If you are a UK Employer or Education provider, call the Numbers Helpline contact number for the UK Border Agency helpdesk on 0843 308 8259, for clarification on
⦁ How to legally employ migrant workers and / or teach migrant students
⦁ When European workers have the automatic right to work in the UK
⦁ What you need to know if you are a Carrier or Haulier who operates International services to and from the UK
⦁ What you need to do to enrol Foreign Students at your Educational institute.
5. BRITISH CITIZENSHIP
By calling the Numbers Helpline contact number for the UK Border Agency helpdesk on 0843 308 8259, you can get help and advice on information about British Citizenship, including:-
⦁ Whether you are a British citizen
⦁ Who can apply for British citizenship
⦁ How to apply
⦁ How you can give up your British citizenship
⦁ Dual nationality and how it can affect you when you travel abroad
⦁ How to apply for a British Passport if your application for British citizenship is accepted
⦁ What to do if your application is refused.
6. CUSTOMS AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Call the Numbers Helpline contact number for the UK Border Agency support desk on 0843 308 8259 for information on:-
⦁ What you can expect when you travel to the UK
⦁ What you must do if you plan to travel to from or through the UK
⦁ Who needs to apply for permission before visiting the UK
⦁ What happens when you arrive in the UK
⦁ Short term visits
⦁ Whether you can do business whilst you are here
⦁ What medical treatment you may be entitled to in the UK
⦁ If transiting the UK when travelling to another country
⦁ Restrictions on what items you can bring into the UK
⦁ What happens if you are refused entry.
⦁ Do you need to register with the Police
7. POLICY AND LAW
Details of the Policy Guidance and Country information that UKBA Staff follow, and Key Legislation and Immigration Rules that form the UK’s Immigration law, can be obtained by calling the Numbers Helpline contact number for the UK Border Agency help desk on 0843 308 8259