US Global Entry Service for British Citizens

US Global Entry Service for British Citizens Global Entry enables passengers, who successfully undergo thorough security checks, to gain quicker entry at the US border at selected airports by removing the need to see a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer or complete a Paper Customs Declaration form.
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Immigration IT system runs £28m over budget

National Audit Office finds UK Border Agency’s £385m immigration IT system is late and over budgetThe UK Border Agency’s £385m Immigration Case Work (ICW) system is 12 months behind schedule and has exceeded its original budget by £28m, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).In a report on the agency’s progress in cutting costs and […]
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Heathrow queues unacceptable, says airport operator

BAA says Home Office should be delivering good service for regular passengers as well as Olympic visitorsPassport queues at Heathrow have been “unacceptably long” during peak periods in the last few days, the airport operator has told Home Office ministers.”The Home Office should be delivering a good experience for regular passengers as well as Olympic […]
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Extra border staff to be hired

Immigration minister says 70 extra staff will be recruited for September when overseas students are due to arriveSeventy extra border staff are to be urgently recruited from within Whitehall to avoid a renewed passport crisis at Britain’s airports in September immediately after the Olympics, the immigration minister has announced.Home Office ministers have cancelled all summer […]
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Green grilled over Heathrow delays

• Damian Green’s evidence on Heathrow – summary• Lunchtime summary• Afternoon summary3.15pm: Here’s an afternoon summary.• Lord Justice Leveson has suggested that he will drop plans to take evidence from Jeremy Hunt if MPs insist on interrogating him about his contacts with News Corporation. His statement will be seen as a rebuke to Harriet Harman […]
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Green grilled over Heathrow delays – live

• Damian Green’s evidence on Heathrow – summary• Lunchtime summary• Afternoon summary3.15pm: Here’s an afternoon summary.• Lord Justice Leveson has suggested that he will drop plans to take evidence from Jeremy Hunt if MPs insist on interrogating him about his contacts with News Corporation. His statement will be seen as a rebuke to Harriet Harman […]
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Official figures show scale of Heathrow chaos

New figures published as home secretary, Border Force and airlines discuss how to deal with next week’s one-day strikeOne in four of all non-European passengers arriving at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 during April had to wait longer than the target time of 45 minutes to get through passport control, according to official airport figures.Airports operator BAA […]
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UKBA accused of covering up airport delays

Passengers handed ‘apology leaflets’ after having to wait up to three hours before clearing passport control at HeathrowHeathrow Airport has been ordered by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to stop handing out to passengers leaflets acknowledging the “very long delays” at immigration, which have become a serious government concern in the runup to the Olympics.Passengers […]
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Future of full passport checks at British airports in doubt

UK Border Force says selective approach to arriving passengers not ruled out as airlines warn of possible ‘gridlock’A policy of full passport checks on all arriving passengers at Heathrow, Gatwick and other British airports may yet be lifted in the face of renewed complaints about lengthy queues in the immigration halls, the Home Office has […]
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Accreditation for Border Force Vocational Training Pathway

Accreditation for Border Force Vocational Training Pathway [Value: £100000.0 – £100000.01 | Location: United Kingdom | Deadline Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT | Description: Providing external Accreditation and qualification for a vocational training pathway | Type: Below OJEU: Contract ]
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