On 1 April 2013 the UK Border Agency was split into two separate operational units within the Home Office. The units are:
- UK Visas and Immigration - responsible for handling visa applications to come to the UK, applications to extend a stay in the UK on a temporary and permanent basis, applications for asylum, appeals, correspondence and Sponsor management.
- Immigration Enforcement - responsible for investigating immigration offences, detaining and removing individuals with no right to be in the UK, preventing abuse of the immigration system.
Each unit is led by a director general:
- Sarah Rapson - interim director general of UK Visas and Immigration
- David Wood - interim director general of Immigration and Enforcement
Our overseas network
The overseas network consists of 6 regions:
- South Asia
- Pakistan and the Gulf
For more information, see the Our overseas network page.