Border control

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

30 November 2021

The facts about people seeking asylum in the UK

The number of people applying for asylum in the UK looks to increase slightly this year, but the proportion who are arriving in boats across the Channel has increased significantly.

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The facts about people seeking asylum 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?

Refugees can’t be penalised for entering illegally if they are claiming asylum and coming from a place where their life or freedom are threatened.

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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?

Refugees are not required to seek asylum in the first safe country they reach. But under EU law they can sometimes be returned to the first safe EU country they …

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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?

If parliament approves the withdrawal agreement negotiated by the UK and EU, the plan is for free movement of people between the UK and EU to end in 2021.

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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 were reportedly 100,000 vacancies in NHS trusts in England between October-December 2017. Home Office caps on visa numbers mean some international doctors cannot enter the UK to work.

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Are there 100,000 vacancies in the NHS?

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