Archive for the 'passports' Category

Passport fraudster jailed – UK Border Agency

“A fraudster who used a fake passport to get a job has been jailed, following an investigation by our officers.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 28th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Theresa May to spell out timetable for scrapping ID cards – The Guardian

“Home secretary to publish legislation to give the Home Office the power to scrap ID cards within a month of it reaching the statute book and to cancel the national identity register.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Passport details to be kept on ID register despite card U-turn – The Guardian

“British citizens who apply for or renew their passport will be automatically registered on the national identity card database under regulations to be approved by MPs in the next few weeks.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Ovieriakhi – Times Law Reports

Regina v Ovieriakhi

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

“Use of a false passport to obtain employment in the United Kingdom would usually attract a custodial sentence but it should be treated less severely than use of a passport to obtain entry to the country.”

The Times, 10th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Lawyer ‘aided illegal passports’ – BBC News

“A lawyer tried to help criminals get passports by using the identities of dead children, a court has heard.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Omotade – Times Law Reports

Regina v Omotade

Court of Appeal

“When the court was sentencing a person for the possession of a false passport, the use to which the passport had been put was of potential significance.”

The Times, 10th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Man sues over jail ‘error’ claim – BBC News

“An immigrant who was sent to an adult prison because he lied about his age on a fake passport is suing the Home Office for ‘unlawful detainment’.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Fakeproof’ e-passport is cloned in minutes – The Times

“New microchipped passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft can be cloned and manipulated in minutes and accepted as genuine by the computer software recommended for use at international airports.”

Full story

The Times, 6th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

New passport rules for under-18s – The Guardian

“Young people aged 16 or 17 will be able to apply for a passport without parental consent from December, the government announced today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (NA (Iraq)) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Others – Times Law Reports

Policy restricted powers

Regina (NA (Iraq)) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Others

Court of Appeal

“Instructions to entry clearance officers that S-series passports were no longer acceptable as evidence of identity and nationality amounted to an unlawful restriction on their powers to decide in individual cases whether such a passport met requirements.”

The Times, 29th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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