Border Force

Border Force

Government agency

  • Number of employees
    7,500
  • Jurisdiction
    United Kingdom
  • Predecessor
    UK Border Agency
  • Agency executive
    Paul Lincoln, Director General
  • Parent agency
    Home Office
  • 2019-12-29
  • 2021-11-20
  • 2170498
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    Border Force is a part of the Home Office, responsible for frontline border control operations at air, sea and rail ports in the United Kingdom.

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Birmingham Airport:  Chaos  as travellers face long queues
Birmingham Airport: Chaos as travellers face long queues
... A number of factors have been blamed, including staff shortages, a lack of Border Force officials and the spike in demand for travel as Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in the UK and further afield... 2022-05-09 15:45:10
Channel migrants: At least 350 intercepted in two days
Channel migrants: At least 350 intercepted in two days
...The Border Force and RNLI have so far brought more than 100 migrants ashore from the English Channel on Monday, according to witnesses... 2022-05-02 15:00:04
Border Force intercepts  hundreds of migrants  in Channel
Border Force intercepts hundreds of migrants in Channel
...The Border Force has intercepted several groups of migrants in the English Channel... 2022-05-01 21:15:03
Channel migrant boats: Ministers drop plans to turn back vessels
Channel migrant boats: Ministers drop plans to turn back vessels
... Campaigners say the policy, which would allow Border Force patrols to intercept boats and take them back to France, is inhumane and a risk to life... 2022-04-26 00:20:03
Patel personally approved Rwanda plan launch after civil servant concerns
Patel personally approved Rwanda plan launch after civil servant concerns
... " The scheme comes as part of broader efforts to cut the number of people entering the UK by crossing the Channel in small boats - with the Royal Navy taking operational command of patrolling the Channel from UK Border Force... 2022-04-16 12:15:04
UK Rwanda asylum plan against international law, says UN refugee agency
UK Rwanda asylum plan against international law, says UN refugee agency
... The Royal Navy has taken operational command of the Channel from UK Border Force in an effort to detect every boat headed to the UK... 2022-04-15 20:00:04
UK government criticised over  cruel  Rwanda asylum plan
UK government criticised over cruel Rwanda asylum plan
... Former UK Border Force chief Tony Smith said it was a " bold move" and may put people off paying people smugglers, when they heard they could be sent to a third country... 2022-04-14 18:45:03
Which other countries send asylum seekers overseas?
Which other countries send asylum seekers overseas?
... Its Border Force has said more than 4,000 were relocated between 2012 and 2019... 2022-04-14 16:00:03
Warning travel problems could continue into summer
Warning travel problems could continue into summer
... Lucy Moreton, from the Immigration Services Union, warned that Border Force was " catastrophically under-staffed" and that it took nearly a year to fully train new officers... 2022-04-12 13:15:04
Easter airport queue warning amid staff shortages
Easter airport queue warning amid staff shortages
... Heathrow added it was " particularly concerned over Border Force s ability to scale up"... 2022-04-01 11:05:04
UK to detain first superyacht in British waters
UK to detain first superyacht in British waters
... The Department for Transport worked with the National Crime Agency and Border Force Maritime Investigation Bureau to identify and detain the vessel... 2022-03-29 14:40:05
New Zealand scraps outdoor masking, some Covid vaccine mandates
New Zealand scraps outdoor masking, some Covid vaccine mandates
... However, employees in sectors like health, aged care, prisons and Border Force staff - will still need to to be fully vaccinated... 2022-03-23 06:31:03
Ukraine: The UK-bound refugees stuck at Calais
Ukraine: The UK-bound refugees stuck at Calais
...Almost 300 Ukrainian refugees trying to reach the UK have already been turned back at the French border by British Border Force officials, the Calais authorities have said... 2022-03-08 16:16:06
Ukrainians on way to UK hit paperwork dead-end in Calais
Ukrainians on way to UK hit paperwork dead-end in Calais
... Many tell of having attempted to reach Britain, only to have been turned back by Border Force officials because they didn t have the right paperwork... 2022-03-07 20:02:07
Djokovic thanks Serbian president for support amid Covid test doubts
Djokovic thanks Serbian president for support amid Covid test doubts
... The Australian Border Force detained him on 5 January for not meeting coronavirus requirements, and his visa was revoked... 2022-02-03 15:14:03
British  hitman  found guilty of plotting to kill Pakistani activist
British hitman found guilty of plotting to kill Pakistani activist
... On leaving Rotterdam he was questioned by a Dutch Border Force officer about his trip... 2022-01-28 20:28:04
Channel migrants: MPs criticise use of navy to tackle English Channel crossings
Channel migrants: MPs criticise use of navy to tackle English Channel crossings
... Backbenchers said detail is lacking, while adding it could incentivise people traffickers, helping the Border Force to be used as a " taxi service"... 2022-01-18 22:36:03
Djokovic back in Serbia after Australia deportation over visa row
Djokovic back in Serbia after Australia deportation over visa row
... The Australian Border Force then detained him on 5 January for not meeting coronavirus requirements and his visa was revoked... 2022-01-17 14:33:04
Djokovic three-year visa ban could end early - Australian PM
Djokovic three-year visa ban could end early - Australian PM
... The Australian Border Force then detained him on 5 January for not meeting coronavirus requirements and his visa was revoked... 2022-01-17 09:09:04
Novak Djokovic: Court to decide player s Australian Open fate
Novak Djokovic: Court to decide player s Australian Open fate
... But Australian Border Force detained him on 5 January for not meeting federal coronavirus requirements... 2022-01-15 21:41:03
Novak Djokovic: Tennis star detained ahead of deportation appeal
Novak Djokovic: Tennis star detained ahead of deportation appeal
... Djokovic s visa was first revoked shortly after his arrival in Melbourne on 6 January, after Australian Border Force officials said he had " failed to provide appropriate evidence" to receive a vaccine exemption... 2022-01-15 03:34:03
Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels tennis star s visa
Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels tennis star s visa
... Djokovic s visa was first revoked shortly after his arrival in Melbourne on 6 January, after Australian Border Force officials said he had " failed to provide appropriate evidence" to receive a vaccine exemption... 2022-01-14 10:06:03
Novak Djokovic: Questions raised over tennis star s travel declaration
Novak Djokovic: Questions raised over tennis star s travel declaration
... The Australian Border Force (ABF) did not immediately confirm the reports... 2022-01-11 14:43:03
Covid PCR tests end for asymptomatic cases in England
Covid PCR tests end for asymptomatic cases in England
... On Monday, daily testing of 100,000 critical workers in industries such as food processing, transport and the Border Force began... 2022-01-11 03:13:03
Novak Djokavic: How tennis player won visa row court case
Novak Djokavic: How tennis player won visa row court case
... Around 04:00 local time, he was told by an Australian Border Force official that they intended to revoke his visa... 2022-01-10 21:35:04
Novak Djokovic: Judge raises concerns over tennis star s treatment by border officers
Novak Djokovic: Judge raises concerns over tennis star s treatment by border officers
... Mr Djokovic s lawyers have also argued that his treatment by Australian Border Force officers after his arrival was " manifestly unjust"... 2022-01-10 07:06:03
Covid vaccine: Pregnant women urged not to delay getting jab
Covid vaccine: Pregnant women urged not to delay getting jab
... Meanwhile, daily testing of 100,000 critical workers in industries including food processing, transport and the Border Force is due to begin on Monday... 2022-01-10 03:49:03
Novak Djokovic saga: Australia investigates visas of other tennis players
Novak Djokovic saga: Australia investigates visas of other tennis players
... But on Wednesday, Australian Border Force (ABF) officials said the 34-year-old Serbian player had " failed to provide appropriate evidence" at Melbourne Airport... 2022-01-07 07:47:03
Novak Djokovic will be deported if he hasn t told truth, deputy PM says
Novak Djokovic will be deported if he hasn t told truth, deputy PM says
... But on Wednesday, Australian Border Force (ABF) officials said Djokovic had " failed to provide appropriate evidence" for entry after arriving from Dubai... 2022-01-06 16:56:03
Novak Djokovic: The twists and turns of his Australia visa mess
Novak Djokovic: The twists and turns of his Australia visa mess
... " He was unable to furnish that proof to Border Force officers at the airport last night and they are the rules and it happens on many occasions and that is what has now happened, " he said... 2022-01-06 09:08:03
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