Entries by UKvisapartners

Home Office compliance visits: how can employers prepare?

During a visit the Home Office Sponsorship compliance officer is checking whether an employer is meeting their obligations, has the necessary systems and procedures in place to do so, is sending accurate information to the Home Office, and is complying with their obligations to prevent illegal working. They will review files, interview sponsored staff and […]

A new start-up visa has been announced

The Innovator Route “The UK can be proud that we are a leading nation when it comes to tech and innovation, but we want to do more to attract businesses to the UK and our migration system plays a key part in that. That is why I am pleased to announce a new visa for […]

Undocumented Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK

Recent changes to the law mean that if you wish to work, rent property or have access to benefits and services in the UK then you will need documents to demonstrate your right to be in the UK. The government believes this is a proportionate measure to maintain effective immigration control. The UK government recognise […]

Update for EU citizens living in the UK

  As Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, I am proud that more than three million EU citizens have chosen to make your homes and livelihoods here in our country. I greatly value the depth of the contributions you make – enriching every part of our economy, our society, our culture and our national life. […]

A Kind Reminder to Home Office Compliance Visits

All business owners, no matter big or small, can expect the Home Office to visit them at some point to conduct an inspection on hiring immigrants with no right to be here. This is what we refer to as a compliance visit. Purpose of the visit As a business owner, you are expected to be […]

UK Government unveiled offer for EU citizens

Yesterday, the UK Government published a paper outlining their offer for EU citizens in the UK. The following is quoted from GOV.UK: “The UK government’s offer for EU citizens is: -People who have been continuously living here for 5 years will be able to apply to stay indefinitely by getting ‘settled status’. That means these […]

Customer enquiry service changes

How you contact UK Visas and Immigration is changing. From 1 June, all customer enquiries will be handled by a new commercial partner Sitel UK. The new contract will see a number of changes for customers. These changes help the government reduce costs and ensure those who benefit directly from the UK immigration system make […]

Overseas criminal record certificates

Overseas criminal record certificates From April 2017, the Government plans to extend the requirement to provide a criminal record certificate to Tier 2 visa applicants coming to work in education, health and social care sectors and to their adult dependants. The extension of this requirement will strengthen safeguards against those with a criminal history seeking […]