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IMMIGRATION GLOSSARY

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IND - Immigration and Nationality Directorate

The department of the Home Office responsible for dealing with all nationality, immigration and asyl...

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INA

Immigration and Nationality Act

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IS96

Asylum seekers who apply at a port of entry may be granted temporary admission to the UK and given a...

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International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration is an intergovernmental organisation which works in the...

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IO

Immigration Officer

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Immigration Rules

"The Immigration Rules are published by the Home Office and set out the rules which must be fulfille...

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Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)

Applies to some applications for leave to enter/remain in the UK. All people applying for entry clea...

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ILR - Indefinite Leave to Remain

This is permission to enter or remain in the UK with no time restrictions. If you have you are said ...

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Investor status

To be eligible for investor status you must be able to invest at least £1 million in the UK, £750,00...

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Immigration category

The particular route for leave to renter/remain provided for under the Immigration Rules

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Illegal Entrant

This term is applied to people who enter the country by clandestine means (such as hiding in a lorry...

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Indefinite leave to remain (ILR)

"Indefinite leave to remain is legal permission to stay in the United Kingdom without any time limit...

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Immigration Officers

Immigration Officers working in passport control are responsible for checking the right of entry to ...

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ICTs

People who work for multi-national companies and are being transferred by their employer from an ove...

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Income Support

Income Support is a benefit for people unavailable for full-time work and do not have enough money t...

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Induction (asylum support)

Induction is the part of the process asylum seekers go through in order to access Home Office suppor...

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Initial decision

Initial decision is a decision by UK Border Agency on an application regarding immigration control, ...

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Initial accommodation

Initial accommodation is provided to destitute asylum seekers while they wait for the outcome of the...

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Immigration Officer

Immigration officers work in passport control and are responsible for checking the right of entry to...

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International student

In UK usage, someone attending an educational institution in the UK whose nationality is either not ...

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Immigration judge

An immigration judge is a person appointed by the Lord Chancellor to decide appeals made to the Asyl...

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Interim support tokens

Asylum seekers who claim Home Office support are given interim support tokens during the period when...

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Ipsos MORI

A commercial polling firm that conducts surveys of public attitudes toward migration and other issue...

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Immediate Relative

Under U.S. immigration law, immediate relatives are defined as spouses of U.S. citizens, children (w...

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In-country applicant

An in-country applicant is a person who applies for asylum at the Home Office Asylum Screening Unit ...

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Integration loans

Integration loans are available to people who have been granted refugee status or humanitarian prote...

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Immigration removal centre

Immigration removal centres are detention centres. They are used to detain people under Immigration ...

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