Nationality and Borders Bill 2021-22


Make provision about nationality, asylum and immigration; to make provision about victims of slavery or human trafficking; to provide a power for Tribunals to charge participants where their behaviour has wasted the Tribunal’s resources; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill

(Home Office)
What is this Bill?

The Nationality and Borders Bill is a Government Bill tabled by a Minister of the Crown.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 06 July 2021 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

What type of Bill is this?

Government Bills are technically Presentation Bills, but the Government can use its legislative time to ensure the schedule of debates to scrutinise the Bill.

So is this going to become a law?

Though the Bill can be amended from its original form, the Bill will almost certainly be enacted in law before the end of the Session, or will be carried over to the subsequent Session.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers All Bill Debates Debates Contributors

Next Event: 7 Dec 2021 - Report stage (Commons)

Last Event: 4 Nov 2021 - Committee Debate: 15th sitting (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 60%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
19/07/2021
Briefing paper
25/11/2021
Explanatory Note
06/07/2021
Impact Assessment
16/09/2021

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

07/12/2021
Report stage (Commons)
07/12/2021
Programme motion
06/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 December 2021
03/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 3 December 2021
02/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 2 December 2021
01/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2021
30/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 30 November 2021
29/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2021
26/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 November 2021
25/11/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Progress of the Bill
25/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 November 2021
24/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 November 2021
23/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2021
22/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 November 2021
19/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 November 2021
19/11/2021
Human rights memorandum
Supplementary Human Rights memorandum from the Home Office - 19 November
18/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 November 2021
17/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 November 2021
16/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 November 2021
15/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 November 2021
12/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 November 2021
10/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2021
09/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 9 November 2021
08/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 November 2021
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) (NBB49)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Safety4Sisters (NBB50)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Anti-Slavery International (NBB51)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by SafeLives (NBB52)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Doughty Street Chambers Anti-Trafficking Team (NBB53)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (NBB54)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Safe Passage International (NBB58)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Women's Aid Federation of England (NBB59)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Drive Partnership (NBB60)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) (NBB64)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Apna Haq (NBB47)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Rights of Women (NBB48)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Latin American Women's Rights Service (NBB55)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Children's Society (NBB56)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham (NBB57)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Welsh Women's Aid (NBB61)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Refuge (NBB62)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Modern Slavery Survivor Collective (NBB63)
04/11/2021
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far (Commons)
04/11/2021
Committee Debate: 16th sitting (Commons)
04/11/2021
Committee Debate: 15th sitting (Commons)
04/11/2021
Bill
Bill 187 (2021-2022) as Amended in Public Bill Committee
04/11/2021
Bill
Bill 187 (2021-22) as Amended in Public Bill Committee - large print
04/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 November 2021
04/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 4 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
04/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Tom Pursglove MP to Sir Roger Gale MP and Siobhain McDonagh MP regarding issues raised in the Nationality and Borders Bill committee stage debate: clause 56 and the EU Trafficking Directive, safeguarding of children housed in hotels, and further details of age assessment in regards to new clause 32.
03/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by ATLEU (Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit) (NBB45)
03/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) (NBB46)
03/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Hope for Justice (NBB44)
03/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 3 November 2021
03/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 2 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
03/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 4 November
02/11/2021
Committee Debate: 14th sitting (Commons)
02/11/2021
Committee Debate: 13th sitting (Commons)
02/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 2 November 2021
02/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Tom Pursglove MP to Sir Roger Gale MP and Siobhain McDonagh MP regarding issues raised in the Committee stage debate: protection of the RNLI, clause 46 (information relating to being a victim of slavery or human trafficking), clause 47 (late compliance) and clause 48 (Identification of Potential Victims) opportunities for misuse of the National Referral Mechanism, safe spaces, and agreements with other countries and deportations.
01/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 November 2021
01/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 2 November
29/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) (NBB43)
29/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2021
29/10/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 28 October 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
28/10/2021
Committee Debate: 12th sitting (Commons)
28/10/2021
Committee Debate: 11th sitting (Commons)
28/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 October 2021
27/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Evangelical Alliance (NBB40)
27/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Natalie Hodgson, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Nottingham (NBB41)
27/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders (NBB42)
27/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 27 October 2021
27/10/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 26 October 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
27/10/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 28 October
27/10/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Tom Pursglove MP to Sir Roger Gale MP regarding an issue raised in the committee stage debate: how does clause 29 deal with imputed characteristics.
26/10/2021
Committee Debate: 9th sitting (Commons)
26/10/2021
Committee Debate: 10th sitting (Commons)
26/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 October 2021
26/10/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Tom Pursglove MP to Sir Roger Gale MP regarding issues raised in the committee stage debate: family reunion visas, differentiation - including 'no recourse to public funds', Napier Barracks - advisory groups, return to safe countries, and resettlement of Afghan citizens.
25/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 October 2021
25/10/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 26 October
22/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) coalition (NBB39)
22/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 October 2021
22/10/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 21 October 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
21/10/2021
Committee Debate: 8th sitting (Commons)
21/10/2021
Committee Debate: 7th sitting (Commons)
21/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 October 2021
21/10/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 21 October
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Chagossian Voices (NBB21)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Families Together Coalition (NBB23)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Australia Women in Support of Women on Nauru (NBB26)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Ryan Essex, University of Greenwich (NBB28)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Logistics UK (NBB29)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by National Justice Project (NBB31)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC), and Amnesty International UK, re Part 1, Clause 9 'stateless minors' (joint submission) (NBB33)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (NBB34)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic (NBB35)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Justice and Peace Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney (NBB36)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney (NBB37)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Public Law Project (PLP) and JUSTICE (evidence on the legal aid provisions of the NAB Bill) (NBB16)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Public Law Project (PLP) and JUSTICE (Draft amendments in respect of the legal aid provisions of the Bill (NBB17)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Public Law Project (PLP) and JUSTICE (evidence on the wider implications of the NAB Bill for access to justice) (NBB18)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Modern Slavery Policy Unit of Justice and Care and the Centre for Social Justice (NBB19)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK (NBB20)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Reprieve (NBB22)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Human Trafficking Foundation (NBB24)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Helen Bamber Foundation (NBB25)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Asylum Seekers Advocacy Group (ASAG) and Doctors for Justice (D4J), Australia (NBB27)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) (NBB30)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Associate Professor Maria O'Sullivan, Deputy Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia (NBB32)
20/10/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Statewatch (NBB38)
20/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2021
20/10/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 19 October 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
20/10/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 20 October
19/10/2021
Committee Debate: 6th sitting (Commons)
19/10/2021
Committee Debate: 5th sitting (Commons)
19/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 October 2021
18/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 October 2021
18/10/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee for Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Bill
15/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2021
24/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Migrant Voice and Amnesty International UK (joint submission) (NBB13)
24/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC) and Amnesty International UK (joint submission) (NBB14)
24/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Mermaids (NBB15)
24/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 September 2021
23/09/2021
Committee Debate: 4th sitting (Commons)
23/09/2021
Committee Debate: 3rd sitting (Commons)
23/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 September 2021
23/09/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 23 September 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Christiaan Piercy (NBB01)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Refugee Council (NBB08)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Say it Loud Club (NBB10)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Law Society of Scotland (NBB11)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Women for Refugee Women (NBB12)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the British Dental Association (NBB02)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the British Overseas Territories Citizenship Campaign (NBB03)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Shelley Omarie Duberry (NBB04)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the British Association of Social Workers (NBB05)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by We Belong (NBB06)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) UK (NBB07)
22/09/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Refugee Law Initiative of the School of Advanced Study, University of London (NBB09)
22/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 September 2021
21/09/2021
Committee Debate: 2nd sitting (Commons)
21/09/2021
Committee Debate: 1st sitting (Commons)
21/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 September 2021
21/09/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 21 September 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
20/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 September 2021
16/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 September 2021
16/09/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 September 2021
16/09/2021
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Home Office
21/07/2021
Press notices
Have your say on the Nationality and Borders Bill
20/07/2021
Programme motion
20/07/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
2nd reading (day 2) - Commons Hansard link
19/07/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
19/07/2021
Ways and Means resolution
19/07/2021
Money resolution
19/07/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
2nd reading (day 1) - Commons Hansard link
06/07/2021
1st reading (Commons)
06/07/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing paper on Second Reading
06/07/2021
Bill
Bill 141 2021-22 (as introduced)
06/07/2021
Bill
Bill 141 2021-22 (large print)
06/07/2021
Human rights memorandum
European Convention on Human Rights Memorandum
06/07/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 141 EN 2021-22
06/07/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 141 2021-22 EN (large print)
06/07/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum – Nationality and Borders Bill