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Welcome to the UK Border Agency

The UK Border Agency is responsible for securing the United Kingdom borders and controlling migration in the United Kingdom. We manage border control for the United Kingdom, enforcing immigration and customs regulations. We also consider applications for permission to enter or stay in the United Kingdom, citizenship and asylum.

Giving UK based workers a better chance to find jobs

Employers must look closer to home before recruiting from abroad

The Government has tightened the resident labour market test for skilled jobs, which must now be advertised in Jobcentre Plus offices before they can be offered to workers from outside Europe.

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