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9 Apr, 2015

People leaving UK face tighter passport checks – The Independent

Passport checks on people leaving Britain are coming into force. People arriving in the port of Dover will have their passports scanned and exit checks will be made on cross-Channel and Channel Tunnel travellers.

Exit checks were dropped in 1998 but were re-introduced as part of a new system in the Immigration Act 2014.

The Government says it wants to gain a better understanding of who is leaving the UK so it can assess “who is staying in the country when they have no right to be here”.

It claims the checks will also assist police in tracking the movements of criminals, wanted people and terrorists.

Read the rest: Passport exit checks: What you need to know – Travel – The Independent.