Border control

Fact checks about freedom of movement and immigration controls in the UK

25 August 2021

Why the government recommends having 6 months left on passports to visit Europe

When returning from many European countries, your passport must be less than ten years old and be valid for at least three months.

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Why the government recommends having 6 months left on passports to visit Europe
12 August 2021

Higher deportation rates don’t necessarily demonstrate ‘disproportionate targeting’ of Jamaicans

The data is not entirely reliable, and there may be multiple reasons why deportation rates vary, including whether deportation would affect someone’s human rights.

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Higher deportation rates don’t necessarily demonstrate ‘disproportionate targeting’ of Jamaicans
5 March 2020

Most of these NHS jobs are classed as “skilled” under new immigration rules

The minimum eligible salary will be £20,480, but other criteria will also apply.

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Most of these NHS jobs are classed as “skilled” under new immigration rules
21 February 2020

You can have freedom of movement outside the EU if you’re in the single market

Norway and some other countries follow the free movement rules of the single market without being EU members.

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You can have freedom of movement outside the EU if you’re in the single market
26 September 2019

Labour didn’t vote to scrap all immigration controls

Labour passed a motion at its party conference to extend free movement. This doesn’t mean scrapping all immigration controls.

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Labour didn’t vote to scrap all immigration controls
28 August 2019

Can refugees enter the UK illegally?

Boris Johnson said if you come to the UK illegally, you are an illegal migrant. This is not correct in the case of refugees.

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Can refugees enter the UK illegally?
17 January 2019

Do refugees have to stay in the first safe country they reach?

No. But the UK can, in some circumstances, return refugees to the first safe EU country they reached under EU law.

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Do refugees have to stay in the first safe country they reach?
28 November 2018

What does the latest Brexit deal mean for immigration?

Free movement of people between the UK and EU is set to end in 2021, if parliament approves the negotiated withdrawal agreement.

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What does the latest Brexit deal mean for immigration?
9 May 2018

Are there 100,000 vacancies in the NHS?

There are a limited number of working visas available to non-EEA citizens. This means some international doctors have reportedly been denied them.

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Are there 100,000 vacancies in the NHS?
27 April 2018

How immigration law changed for Commonwealth citizens

Theresa May, Diane Abbott and the Immigration Act 2014

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How immigration law changed for Commonwealth citizens

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