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Immigrants: Criminal Records

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criminal records checks are made on non-UK citizens seeking to enter the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement. (168809)

All persons applying for visas and those arriving into the UK are checked against a database. Further checks may also be carried out in accordance with selective criteria both overseas (where the person has applied for a visa) and at the point of entry into the UK.