Immigration: North Korea

Home Office written question – answered on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, what steps they are taking to ensure that North Korean nationals who enter UK territories are not involved in any unlawful activities.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

All citizens of North Korea require a visa to visit the UK.

Applicants are assessed against the requirements of the Immigration Rules and will be refused where we are not satisfied that they meet these requirements. The biographic and biometric data supplied with visa applications is checked against Home Office databases to identify subjects of interest or persons who are not admissible to the UK.

We carry out 100% checks on passengers arriving on scheduled services at the border in order to identify any criminal, security and immigration concerns. Where we believe someone poses a risk, Border Force officers can — and do — refuse them entry.

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