Facts on UK immigration

UK immigration rules

How UK immigration laws affect illegal migrants.

Your quick guide to the new immigration rules in the UK

New laws on immigration mean new consequences for people who try to enter the UK illegally.

Come to the UK illegally and you will:

  • not be able to become a legal citizen or settle in the UK, no matter how long you stay in the UK
  • have no right to stay in the UK and will be returned either to your home country or relocated to a safe third country
  • be banned from claiming asylum in the UK in the future
  • not be allowed to work, earn money, claim any benefits or study
  • not be allowed to rent private accommodation
  • be banned from ever re-entering the UK legally, such as for work, study, or to visit

It is also now a criminal offence to enter the UK illegally. You could face up to 4 years in jail and deportation.

You can find out more information on the new immigration laws on the gov.uk website.

It’s become so difficult to be an illegal immigrant in the UK. The struggle to make ends meet and send money back home while being alone in a foreign country is very difficult.

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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 through safe and legal routes, or regular visa routes.

Find out more on safe and legal routes