UK Border Agency’s Country of Origin Information Service

Published: 7 Oct 2016


The Country of Origin Information Service (COI Service) provides up-to-date, sourced, independently reviewed information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin. Sources include UN reports, human rights reports, various media bodies and information from specialist country officers, amongst others. COI material produced by UKBA is reviewed by the independent Advisory Group on Country Information (IAGCI). If you have any comments or suggestions on any COI Service products, you can send them to:UKBApublicenquiries[at]

Do consult Asylum Research Consultancy ( ) for critiques of UK Border Agency’s COI report and beware, UK Border Agency’s report often are out-of-date as are many such sources.