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Entry Clearances: Armed Forces

Question for Home Office

UIN 71769, tabled on 24 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on reports that members of the Army are facing difficulties entering UK airports.

Answered on

27 April 2017

The Home Office has no record of any recent general representations or reports from members of the Army who have faced difficulties entering the UK at an airport.

Military personnel are checked at the UK border in line with the Border Force Operating Mandate but are exempt from immigration control if they fall under section 8 of the Immigration Act 1971 provided they can prove that they are a serving member of the British Army.

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