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13 November 2015

Summary of changes

  • Recent changes in the Immigration Rules
  • The introduction of a new Visitor Right to Work Policy
  • Using Workers Agreements and Tier 4 students
  • Reminder of the correct procedure for undertaking right to work checks

12 June 2015

Summary of changes

  • An update on the roll out of Biometric Residence Permits for overseas applicants;
  • Confirmation that an issue with the payment of NHS surcharges has been resolved;
  • Details of a change to the acceptable SOC codes for bio-informaticians; and
  • A reminder to submit Tier 2 CoS paperwork to the New Appointment Team at the same time that appointment paperwork is submitted.

7 April 2015

Summary of changes

  • An update on the Tier 2 and Tier 5 audit recently conducted by UK Visas and Immigration;
  • The introduction of Biometric Residence Permits for applicants from overseas;
  • NHS surcharges for visa applicants;
  • Changes in the Immigration rules from 6th April 2015;
  • Changes to the visitor visa routes from 24th April 2015; and
  • Reminder of Certificate of Sponsorship application submission dates.

16 January 2015

Summary of changes:

  • Details of a minor change to the type of documents we can accept for certain right to work checks;
  • General requirements for right to work checks for new employees;
  • The right to work processes that must be followed for those on Tier 4 visas;
  • The benefits of switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 and why this should be done, where possible;
  • A reminder of the Resident Labour Market Test requirements for Tier 2 new appointments; and
  • A reminder on the process when submitting new appointment paperwork and CoS applications.