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Notable updates to the right to work checks for EEA nationals

The UK government has issued new guidance on the right to work checks which came into force on 1st July 2021 for EEA citizens proving their right to work in the UK. Updates have been made to the acceptable documents allowed to be used to prove right to work, including passports, a current document issued

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New UK Graduate route opens

July 6, 2021 | Immigration, UK Government

On 1st July 2021, the UK rolled out the new Graduate visa route which gives people permission to stay in the UK for 2 years after successfully completing an eligible course in the UK. The advantage of this visa is that international students who want to stay in the UK can do so without having

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What is British citizenship by registration Section 1(3)?

June 25, 2021 | Immigration, UK Government

Children who are born in the UK are entitled to apply for British citizenship by registration under Section 1(3) British Nationality Act 1981 if they meet a certain criteria.    They must be:   born in the UK  not British citizens at birth because at the time neither parent was a British citizen or settled

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Further extension for right to work checks

June 25, 2021 | Employment, News, UK Government

In a previous post, we explained that the UK government had announced that as of 21st June 2021, right to work checks can no longer be made by checking digital documents or scanned copies of documents online.    However, since the UK government has delayed the Covid easing of restrictions, the Covid adjusted temporary right

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Right to work checks after 1st July 2021

Employers have a responsibility to carry out right to work checks on employees to ensure that they have immigration permission to work in the UK to prevent illegal working.   In another post, we talk about the UK government right to work checks that are in place for EU, EEA and Swiss nationals living and

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Notable changes to immigration at UK borders

    The Home Office announced a new plan for immigration: legal migration and border control strategy statement. In another post we gave an overview of the proposals, in this article, we will discuss the notable changes to UK immigration at UK borders.   There is a proposal for electronic travel authorisation including pre-clearance for

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Deeper dive into the immigration strategy announcement

June 24, 2021 | Immigration, News, UK Government

On 24th May 2021 the Home Office announced a New plan for immigration: legal migration and border control strategy statement. In another post we gave an overview of the proposals. In this post we will take a deeper dive into the plans.    Simplify rules   The UK government aims to simplify the immigration rules

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How much does it cost to sponsor a skilled worker?

As an organisation sponsoring a skilled worker, there are a number of charges involved that you must be aware of. There is a fee to apply for a sponsor licence and subsequent costs involved when sponsoring a worker.    Salary   According to the Immigration rules, a skilled worker will need to be paid at

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UK strategy statement announcement on the new plan for immigration

June 24, 2021 | Immigration, News, UK Government

On 24th May 2021 the Home Office announced a New plan for immigration: legal migration and border control strategy statement. The statement outlines the UK’s goals for the coming years to improve UK immigration. Since the pandemic has hit, the UK government is putting plans in place to build back the economy through various means,

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EU Blue Card Directive: what is it?

June 24, 2021 | Immigration, Travel, UK Government

The EU Blue Card Directive is an EU-wide work permit that allows highly-skilled non-EU nationals to live and work within the member states in the EU. The only member states which are not included in this Directive are Denmark and Ireland.   Currently, the salary threshold requirement is that foreign nationals working in the EU

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Reminder for those applying for the EU settlement Scheme

June 24, 2021 | Immigration, UK Government

The deadline for applying to the EU settlement Scheme (EUSS) is 30th June 2021.   From 1st January 2021 new rules came into play for everyone, including EU nationals residing and working in the UK. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who has been living in the UK before 31st December 2020, you

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What is a Home Office action plan?

Action plans are issued to Tier 2, Tier 5 sponsors and skilled worker sponsors who have been B-rated after a Home Office compliance visit. If you have had a compliance visit by a Home Office caseworker and they establish that you do not meet certain requirements as a sponsor, the caseworker may note these in

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The current position on international travel in the UK

As of 17th May 2021 the UK travel ban on international travel for non-essential purposes was lifted. It seems that international travel will be somewhat similar to last summer’s arrangement whereby the government has a green list of countries that people can visit without having to quarantine on their return to the UK. The list

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Extension for the right to work checks

In a previous post, we explained that the UK government had announced that as of 17th May 2021, right to work checks can no longer be made by checking digital documents or scanned copies of documents online. It must be noted that the UK government has now extended this to 21st June 2021. This means

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What happens after a Home Office compliance visit?

The Home Office may conduct sponsor licence inspection visits on work premises in instances where an application for a first sponsor licence is made or when a sponsor licence is being renewed. When the Home Office visits your business premises they are generally looking for the following: General sponsor duties are being met Sponsors are

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