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BORDER AND IMMIGRATION AGENCY


CENTRAL INTERPRETERS UNIT (CIU)

INITIAL CONSIDERATION APPLICATION TO JOIN THE BORDER AND IMMIGRATION AGENCY PANEL OF
FREELANCE INTERPRETERS

PLEASE COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS IN BLOCK CAPITALS AND RETURN TO:

Border and Immigration Agency, Central Interpreters Unit, Whitgift Centre, B Block, 12th floor,
15 Wellesley Road, Croydon, Surrey CR9 1AT
(http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk)
IMPORTANT
APPLICANTS MUST BE BRITISH OR EUROPEAN CITIZENS OR HAVE INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN IN THE UK
and MUST HAVE BEEN RESIDENT IN THE UK FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS

TITLE (e.g Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms)


SURNAME
FIRST NAMES
CURRENT ADDRESS

CURRENT TELEPHONE Day: Mobile E-mail


DETAILS: Evening:
PLEASE LIST BELOW ALL THE LANGUAGES & DIALECTS THAT YOU SPEAK FLUENTLY

LANGUAGE DIALECT

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

PLACE OF BIRTH: TOWN & COUNTRY DATE OF BIRTH

ARE YOU A BRITISH OR EUROPEAN CITIZEN? YES/NO


IF NOT, DO YOU HAVE INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN IN THE UK? YES/NO
DATE OF FIRST ARRIVAL IN UK PLACE OF FIRST ARRIVAL IN UK

IF YOU ARE A NON-EUROPEAN CITIZEN:

PLEASE GIVE DETAILS OF ANY


INTERPRETING EXPERIENCE
THAT YOU HAVE

HAVE YOU EVER WORKED FOR THE IMMIGRATION & NATIONALITY DIRECTORATE, THE BORDER AND YES/NO
IMMIGRATION AGENCY OR THE HOME OFFICE IN ANY CAPACITY?
IF YES PLEASE GIVE DETAILS OF THE NATURE
OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT

P.T.O.
IF YOU HOLD A DPSI, ARE A MEMBER OF THE NRPSI OR HAVE BEEN ASSESSED BY THE IF SO IN WHICH WHEN?
METROPOLITAN POLICE OR THE ASYLUM IMMIGRATION TRIBUNAL PLEASE PROVIDE LANGUAGE(S)?
DETAILS IN THE BOXES ON THE RIGHT

A DPSI (DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES INTERPRETING) (LAW)?

ASSESSED BY THE ASYLUM IMMIGRATION TIBUNAL (AIT) – formerly the


Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA)?
ASSESSED FOR THE METROPOLITAN POLICE FORCE SINCE 1 JANUARY 1998?

A FULL MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICES


INTERPRETERS (NRPSI)?

AN INTERIM MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICES


INTERPRETERS (NRPSI)?

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS/MEMBERSHIP OF RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

AVAILABILITY: WEEKDAYS WEEKENDS EVENINGS ANYTIME

PLEASE TICK ALL THAT APPLY (08.00 to 17.59) (18.00 to 11.59) (24 hours/7 days a week)
WHEN?

LOCALLY UP TO 50 MILES ANYWHERE


HOW FAR ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL FOR
INTERPRETER ENGAGEMENTS?

YES AT ANY TIME YES, BUT NOT BETWEEN

ARE YOU PREPARED TO UNDERTAKE (24 HOURS) MIDNIGHT AND 6.00A.M.

TELEPHONE INTERPRETING FROM HOME?

SIGNED: DATE:

PLEASE NOTE: Unless you hold a Border and Immigration Agency recognised qualification you will be
asked to pass an assessment of your language and interpreting skills before joining the panel of interpreters
available to assist Home Office staff during interviews. Further training may also be required by the Agency
at any time during the period of inclusion on the panel.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION. I AM SORRY THAT, DUE TO THE
LARGE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO RESPOND TO EVERY ONE. IF
WE HAVE A NEED FOR YOUR SERVICES ON OUR PANEL WE WILL CONTACT YOU AT A LATER DATE TO
REQUEST SOME FURTHER INFORMATION.