On 24 January 2013, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration published two reports. One of the reports was an inspection of how the UKBA and Border Force handle customs and immigration offences at ports. To view the report, please click here. The second report was an inspection of applications to enter, remain, and settle in the UK on the basis of marriage and civil partnership. To view this report, please click here.

For a summary of the findings, please click here.

The UKBA has in turn published responses to both the Chief Inspector’s report on how custom and immigration offences are handled at ports and the report on marriage and civil partnership applications. In its responses, the UKBA agrees or partially agrees to all but one of the Chief Inspector’s recommendations.