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UK Border Agency chooses IBM for visas services

The new IT system deals with applications process and immigration 15 December 2008. The UK Border Agency is building up its IT programme and has chosen IBM to provide design, consulting and systems integration services. The new IT system will support the UK Border Agency’s applications process for visas and immigration.

In August the Home Office declared that its £650m e-Borders project would allow the agency to track almost all non-European nationals arraving in the UK by 2010.

UKBA states the ICW is key to delivering its objective to streamline immigration processes, promote new ways of working and make substantial improvements to IT.

Head of Immigration at the UKBA Matthew Coats: said: “The ICW programme is integral to our work as we carry out the biggest shake up of the immigration system for a generation. It will help us to make fast and fair decisions and manage migration for the benefit of the British public.”

The three-year deal has an option for a further four year extension.

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