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IMMIGRATION GLOSSARY

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OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: an international organisation of 33 countrie...

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Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)

The OISC regulates immigration advice in the UK.

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OISC

Office of the Immigration Services Commission, which regulates immigration advisors, who are not sol...

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OISC - Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

An independent public body set up under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. The OISC is responsible...

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Old EU countries

Those countries that were members of the EU before 2004. These includes: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, ...

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One stop appeal

The one stop appeal procedure aims to ensure that all grounds for appeal are dealt at one appeal onl...

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One-Day Induction

The One-Day Induction process provides those asylum seekers who only need subsistence type Home Offi...

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ONS

The executive office of the UK Statistics Authority, a non-ministerial department which reports dire...

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Ordinary visitors

Ordinary visitors are non-EEA nationals admitted to the UK for a period not exceeding 6 months on co...

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Other voluntary departure

"Other voluntary departure is where persons who it has been established left the UK without informin...

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Overstayer

An overstayer is a person who was allowed into the UK for a limited period but who has remained long...

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Overstayers

International migrants who remain resident in a country after their legal permission to stay (leave ...

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