Croatian Nationals – unrestricted rights to work in the UK

Croatian Nationals – unrestricted rights to work in the UK as of Sunday 1st July 2018.

 

From that date, employers may accept Croatian passports as proof of the right to work and Sponsors will need to update their systems as employees will no longer need authorisation to work.

Employers – a new guide on right to work checks

Employers – a new guide on right to work checks has been published.

 

Please see link below.

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720858/29_06_18_Employer_s_guide_to_right_to_work_checks.pdf

Landlords – a new guide on the right to rent

Landlords – a new guide on the right to rent has been published.

 

Please see link below.

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/721009/Short_guide_on_right_to_rent_June_2018.pdf

Details of new post-Brexit Settlement Scheme published

The Home Office has published a “Statement of Intent” outlining its planned “Settlement Scheme” for when the UK leaves the EU. It is not set in stone but gives some strong indications of what the scheme will involve.

Read more here.

The new Settled Status will apply to EU citizens and family members who have lived continuously in the UK for five years (Similarly to the current status of permanent residence).

It may be easier to acquire than permanent residence for certain groups of EU nationals who currently need to have held comprehensive medical insurance for the relevant five years. This should be good news for students and stay-at-home parents.

An application for Settled Status will cost £65 but will be free for those who already have confirmation of permanent residence or indefinite leave to remain.

Children will need to apply at a cost of £32.50 for those under 16 years old.

It will be an online application and it is hoped that it will be “short, simple and user-friendly”- (Let’s wait and see!!)

The scheme is not yet open although the Home Office expect it to be by the end of 2018. There will be no immediate requirement to apply.

Further details of the scheme will be outlined on this website once we know more.

Resident Labour Market Test and “Find a Job”

As of today, “Universal Jobmatch” will be replaced by a new service called “Find a Job”.

Employers will usually need to advertise their vacancies on “Find a Job” in order to meet the Resident Labour Market test.

Employer accounts with “Universal Jobmatch” can be accessed until 17 June 2018 and job applicants who view advertisements and who apply for vacancies before that date will still meet the requirements of the Resident Labour Market Test.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-find-a-job-service-to-support-thousands-of-jobseekers-into-work

Undocumented Commonwealth Citizens – new guidance for employers

The Home Office has published new guidance for employers dealing with undocumented Commonwealth Citizens in light of the recent revelations about the “Windrush Generation”.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/undocumented-commonwealth-citizens-resident-in-the-uk/guidance-for-employers-conducting-right-to-work-checks-on-undocumented-commonwealth-citizens

For questions on the guidance or on any aspect of “Right to Work Checks” please contact me on info@jennyharveyimmigration.co.uk

Undocumented Commonwealth Citizens – new guidance for landlords

The Home Office has published new guidance for  landlords dealing with undocumented Commonwealth Citizens in light of the recent revelations about the “Windrush Generation.”

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/undocumented-commonwealth-citizens-resident-in-the-uk/guidance-for-landlords-conducting-right-to-rent-checks-on-undocumented-commonwealth-citizens

For questions on the guidance or on any aspect of “ Right to Rent Checks” please contact me on info@jennyharveyimmigration.co.uk

Approved English Language Tests for Immigration Applications

The list of approved tests and providers has been updated as per the link below.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-applying-for-uk-visa-approved-english-language-tests?utm_source=40cbbd53-08c8-4535-9ada-c360e7fba9b4&utm_medium=email&utm_

 

It’s also useful to note the guidance on Identification Requirements for Test Candidates.

New Home Office Forms Introduced on 6th April 2018

You will need to check that you have completed the most recent version of your application form.

 

For assistance with this or any aspect of your application please contact me on info@jennyharveyimmigration.co.uk

The Home Office has updated its information for EU nationals

The Home Office has updated its information for EU nationals – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/status-of-eu-nationals-in-the-uk-what-you-need-to-know

Please contact me if you would like to discuss any of the  issues raised.