Serco works closely with the Home Office's UK Visas and Immigration to help the Government manage migration successfully and currently operate one Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) in the UK; Yarl's Wood IRC. Serco is also an approved provider for overseas court escorting tasks.
In June 2009, Serco signed a contract with the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) to transform its Immigration Removal Centres across the country.
Under the contract, Serco manages 7 Immigration Removal Centres where we provide a greater focus on the dignity, respect and well-being of people in our care. 5 Immigration Detention Centres are located at Villawood, New South Wales; Maribyrnong, Victoria; Darwin, Northern Territory; Perth, Western Australia; and Christmas Island. Serco will also provide services at two alternative places of detention on Christmas Island.
In December 2009, Serco signed a second contract with the Australian Government to manage its Immigration Residential Housing and Immigration Transit Accommodation centres across Australia.
We are currently working with UK Visas and Immigration, in a case working context, on an initiative to reduce the backlog of legacy asylum cases. Serco provides both management and human capital resources that work in close partnership with the UK Visas and Immigration leadership and are seamlessly linked to UK Visas and Immigration teams, systems and processes.
Our UK Contracts include: