Facts on UK immigration

Facts on UK immigration

Trying to enter the UK illegally could cost you everything.

People smugglers will tell you that travelling illegally to the UK will be safe and easy and that you’ll be able to build a good life here. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Travelling to the UK illegally will cost you a lot of money. It could even cost you your life. Men, women and children have died trying to get to the UK in small boats or hidden in lorries.

New rules, new consequences

The new UK rules on illegal migration mean that you could be detained and removed. Here’s what you need to know.

Risks of illegal migration

Travelling to the UK illegally is very dangerous. Even if you survive the journey, there are many risks once you reach the UK. Find out more about the risks.

Reality of life in the UK

Life is very hard for people who have come to the UK illegally. Find out more about the realities of life in the UK for people who’ve come here illegally.

New UK immigration rules

Immigration rules in the UK are changing and are far stricter than people think. Find out more about the laws that affect people who have entered the UK illegally.

I think they are sold something different by the people smugglers…a better future, a better life. But the reality is very different.

Kendal, Immigration Enforcement Officer

Want to know the truth about what it’s really like to try entering the UK and living here illegally? Hear UK officials share the traumatic stories they’ve witnessed.

Read a transcript of the video

Find out more about what life is really like for people who enter the UK illegally.

Safe and legal routes. The only way to the UK.

If you want to come to the UK for a better life, the only way to do so is to come here though safe and legal routes, or regular visa routes.

Find out more on safe and legal routes.