Definition of the UK Border Agency from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the UK Border Agency

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a British government organization, part of the home office, that was founded in 2008 and was responsible for controlling who enters and leaves the country and for dealing with applications for permission to stay in Britain and to become a British citizen. The Agency was closed in 2013; its work is now carried out by two departments of the Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration and the Border Force.