Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Immigration News: February 2018



WORKING IN THE UK


Tier 2 and 5 sponsors: updated guidance


UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have published revised guidance for employers and organisations who want to apply for a sponsor licence to sponsor migrants under Tier 2 and/or Tier 5 of the points-based system.

The key changes are as follows:
  • Sponsors will no longer be able to add tiers to their licence if they have been suspended or downgraded to a B-rating.
  • Those directly employed by sponsors can no longer certify copies of documents on behalf of their employer when submitting evidence for licence applications or other licence change requests.
  • Additional guidance has also been added to explain what similar protection to TUPE includes.
You can download the updated guidance here.




Annual renewal of CoS allocation


Sponsors are reminded that if they are required to manually renew their follow-on allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) that the window is now open, and they must do so before the end of March.

However, if your follow-on CoS allocation is automated, you will automatically be granted a new allocation that would be equal to the number of CoS you assigned in that category during the previous allocation year.

To establish if your allocation will be renewed automatically, your Level 1 user should log in to the Sponsorship Management System (SMS) and select 'Licence summary, applications and services', then 'Request renewal of annual CoS/CAS allocations'. You should then be able to see on the screen whether your allocations are renewed automatically. If the screen does not say 'automatic renewal', you will need to manually apply to renew your CoS allocation for the next allocation year by the end of March.

If you need any support with doing this, please call us on 01344 624016 or email us at enquiries@veristat.co.uk.




Annual renewal of CoS allocation


UKVI have created an Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) calculator, to help sponsors when assigning CoS in Tier 2 General or ICT that might be eligible for ISC.

The calculator will help you determine ISC eligibility and the fee required, according to the specific circumstances of each case.

The calculator can be viewed here.

https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/isc-fee-check/




Sponsor guidance: keeping records for sponsorship


An updated guide has been published by UKVI to the sponsorship documents that businesses and educational institutions must keep.

You can download the updated Appendix D document here.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keep-records-for-sponsorship-appendix-d





Restricted certificates of sponsorship (January 2018)


UKVI have published the allocations of restricted certificates of sponsorship (CoS) for January 2018.

All valid applications received by 5th January were successful if they scored at least 46 points.

A total of 1,536 restricted certificates were granted in January with there being a total of 1,615 available for allocation in February 2018.

You can download further information here.





Tier 1 (Investor): updated guidance


The guidance for applicants wishing to apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa have been revised. The updated guidance is for use on or after 11 January 2018.

You can view the updated Tier 1 (Investor) guidance here.

STUDYING IN THE UK


Sponsor a Tier 4 student: updated guidance for educators


UKVI have published updated guidance documents for education institutions wishing to sponsor international students under Tier 4 of the points-based system.

The key changes are as follows:
  • Details have been added regarding the limited part-time courses that can now be offered under Tier 4.
  • They have clarified that for providers who are subject to a statutory education inspection, there will be a planned schedule for reviews, within which the Education Oversight body may decide that additional scrutiny is necessary.
  • The requirement ratings that education providers must meet following HEFCE/DfE in Northern Ireland Education Oversight inspections has been added, as well as the required ratings following QAA inspections.
  • The prohibition on an overseas Higher Education institution re-applying for Educational Oversight for 2 years after being made a Legacy sponsor has been removed.
  • Information has been added on the standards that Higher Education institutions must meet after being subject to the Unsatisfactory Quality Scheme process before they can re-apply for a CAS allocation.
  • A new type of partnership arrangement has been added which may be established between an HEI and a research institute. A definition of a research institute has also been added to the glossary in the guidance.
  • Probationary sponsors with no compliance issues can now apply for Premium Customer Service.
  • It has been clarified that schedule breaks do not count towards the requirements to provide 15 hours of classroom based study.
  • It has been confirmed that part-time courses are not considered to be "distance learning" due to the face-to-face learning involved.
  • An exemption is now included to academic progression for students extending their leave to complete a work placement or study abroad programme or to complete their course, having completed a work placement or study abroad programme.
  • Law conversion courses in England and Wales are now validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board, instead of being validated by the Joint Academic Stage Board.
  • The guidance now states that English Language Level B1 is a minimum level so that HEIs can apply it to students who have already attained Level B2 but need to improve further within that level before proceeding to their degree studies.
  • It has been clarified that a student must be on a full-time course if they wish to extend their leave in country.
  • The start date on the CAS must be the date that the student needs their new leave to commence, when assigning a CAS to a student for entry clearance to continue the same course.
  • A clarification has been made to how UKVI calculates the refusal rate for a Basic Compliance Assessment (BCA) and confirmation that UKVI will send a reminder to sponsors by email when their BCA application is due.
You can download the guidance here. The Tier 4 policy guidance has also been updated and can be downloaded here.




Short-term students


The guidance on how short-term students (STS) applications for entry clearance or leave to remain are considered has been updated by UKVI.

The guidance has been significantly re-drafted as a result of a review. The key changes are as follows:

  • Students can now remain in the UK for up to 30 days after the end of their study.
  • The minimum age requirement within STS has been reduced from 18 to 16.
  • An amendment has been made to allow students to complete electives when they are studying towards a medical, dentistry or veterinary degree at an overseas higher education institution through the STS route. Those studying electives will continue to be unable to complete any other type of work.
The updated guidance can be viewed here. The modernised guidance has also been updated and can be viewed here.




Benefits of international students to the UK economy


A study by London Economics, which was commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways, has found that international students are worth about 10 times more to the UK economy than they cost the taxpayer.

The analysis is to be submitted as evidence to an inquiry on the impact of international students, which is currently being undertaken by the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) at the request of Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary. The MAC are due to report its findings later this year.

The full report can be viewed here

OTHER IMMIGRATION NEWS


EU citizens - permanent residence


We have heard from a number of sources recently that they have been advised that EU citizens can no longer apply for permanent residence.

Whilst you don't currently need to apply for a document to prove you can live in the UK, before the new scheme is in place, you can still apply for permanent residence document if you are an EEA or Swiss national and you want to either:
  • apply for British citizenship; or
  • sponsor your partner's visa application under the Immigration Rules

Further information about applying for permanent residence can be viewed here

Please do get in touch by email at enquiries@veristat.co.uk if you would like help with your application.






Indefinite leave to remain applications: calculating continuous period in UK


The guidance on how to calculate the 5-year continuous lawful period in the UK requirement for applicants applying for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) has been updated by UKVI. 

The following changes have been made:

  • Changes have been made to the section covering 180 days' absence in a 12-month period
  • Removed the Tier 2 rule covering gaps in employment of 60 days
  • Adds PBS dependants as a category covered by this guidance
  • Removed reference to equivalent routes in the Crown Dependencies. Information on leave held in the Crown Dependencies has been moved to the Common Area Travel guidance and this will be published in due course.

The updated guidance can be viewed here.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/indefinite-leave-to-remain-calculating-continuous-period-in-uk



An report on the review and removal of immigration, refugee and citizenship "status"


The Independent Chief Inspection of Borders and Immigration has published a report on the review and removal of immigration, refugee and citizenship "status"

You can read the full report here. The Home Office response to this inspection report can be downloaded here.




An inspection of the Home Office's production and use of country of origin information


The Independent Chief Inspection of Borders and Immigration has published a report following his inspection of the Home Office's production and use of country of origin information.

You can read the full report here. The Home Office response to this inspection report can be downloaded here.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/an-inspection-of-country-of-origin-information

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/response-to-an-inspection-report-on-the-home-offices-production-and-use-of-country-of-origin-information





An inspection of how the Home Office learns from Immigration litigation


The Independent Chief Inspection of Borders and Immigration has published a report following his inspection of how the Home Office learns from Immigration litigation.

You can read the full report here. The Home Office response to this inspection report can be downloaded here.



HR IMMIGRATION SERVICES


Training for employers and education providers


We provide bespoke training on all aspects of immigration matters, including Right to Work, Tier 2, sponsorship, Tier 4 sponsorship, and identification of fraudulent documents.

These training sessions are conducted on the client's premises for a standard half-day rate for up to a maximum of 12 persons per session attending.

If you think your organisation would benefit from training in any of these areas, please email enquiries@hrimmigration.co.uk for a quote.

If you would like to discuss the contents or format of our training sessions, or require a bespoke training package delivered, please either call us on 01344 624016 or email us at enquiries@hrimmigration.co.uk.


    Audits and Inspections


    Veristat is hugely experienced at providing compliance audits across all immigration tiers. We have worked with hundreds of employers, ranging from small family businesses to multi-nationals, high street retailers and professional sports clubs. In the education sector, we have worker with over 30 universities and a significant number of colleges and schools.

    Our audit/inspection service is full flexible and can be tailored to individual requirements,  and is based on sound practical experience of UKVI's policies, culture and approach.

    • For employers, we offer on-site Tier 2 compliance inspections (with staff aware or unaware to simulate a surprise UKVI visit). We also offer right to work compliance visits. 
    • For education providers, our service ranges from a "lite" health-check to a comprehensive review of Tier 4 activities, assessing compliance with UKVI requirements and sharing best practice. We also offer targeted inspections covering specific issues, such as BCA, Tier 2, policies, relationships with partner institutions, etc.
    On completion, we provide a comprehensive, evidence-based report, together with an assessment of how compliant the business or institution is with UKVI's requirements. We support the introduction of change if required and offer a 'spot check' follow up service at a later date if required to reassure management that recommendations have been implemented.


    If you're interested in booking an audit/inspection, please call us on 01344 624016 or email us at enquiries@hrimmigration.co.uk.




    File Inspection Days


    If you're unsure whether you require a full compliance audit or specific training but would like an independent check of your files to ensure they are fully compliant with Home Office requirements, we can provide a UKVI file compliance inspection of either your staff or student files.

    Depending on the number of employees/students you have, we would either check all files or an agreed sample. After the inspection has taken place, we would provide a written report outlining any risks, feedback and recommendations.

    If you would like a quote for a file inspection day, please call 01344 624016 or email us at enquiries@hrimmigration.co.uk.



    Presentations for European nationals (Brexit)


    We can also provide sessions targeted at European nationals currently living and working in the UK. We can come to your premises and speak directly to your EU/EEA and Swiss employees, outlining their position now, and the likely situation they may find themselves in following Brexit. These practical sessions are designed to clarify the situation and more importantly their options going forwards.

    If you're interested in booking a session for the European nationals working for you, please call 01344 624016 or email enquiries@hrimmigration.co.uk.




    To download this month's update as a PDF document, please go to the following URL then save this:

    http://www.veristat.co.uk/CMS/FILES/Monthly_Update__February_2018.pdf

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    Immigration Update - January 2018




    HAPPY NEW YEAR!


    WORKING IN THE UK


    Points-based system: licence applications for sponsors


    The Home Office has updated its guidance for how they decide applications for a sponsor licence for Tier 2 and 5 of the points based system.

    A section on Digital Technology has now been included (see page 61), which gives specific information to those companies wanting to sponsor Tier 2 (General) migrants in a digital technology job under the shortage occupation list.

    You can download the full guidance here.




    Restricted certificates of sponsorship (December 2017)


    UKVI have published the allocations of restricted certificates of sponsorship for December 2017.

    All valid applications received by 5th December were successful if they scored at least 55 points. The minimum point score for successful applications in December was significantly higher at 55 points than it has been for over a year. For over 12 months, the minimum point score has been 21 points.

    You can view further information here

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employer-sponsorship-restricted-certificate-allocations





    STUDYING IN THE UK


    Home Office extend scheme for international Masters students


    The Home Office pilot scheme which is looking at streamlining the process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK has been extended to an additional 23 universities.

    The Universities are given the responsibility for undertaking eligibility checks, which means that students can submit fewer documents than would be required in the current process alongside their visa applications.

    Further information about the pilot scheme and those universities taking part can be viewed here.




    Inclusion of international students in migration figures


    High-profile Conservative MPs, including a number of select committee chairs, have urged the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to remove international students from the net migration figures.

    Further information can be viewed here.






    OTHER IMMIGRATION NEWS


    Status of EU citizens in the UK


    An agreement has been reached for EU citizens and their family members living in the UK, as follows:

    • EU citizens who have been living continuously and lawfully in the UK for 5 years will be able to apply to stay indefinitely by getting 'settled status'. Those who are granted 'settled status' will be free to live here, have access to public funds and services and go onto apply for British citizenship, if they wish to do so.
    • EU citizens who arrive by 29 March 2019 but won't have been here lawfully for 5 years when the UK leaves the EU, will be able to stay here until they have reached the 5-year threshold. They will then be able to apply for settled status.
    • Family members of EU citizens who are living with them, or join them, by 29 March 2019 will also be able to apply for settled status after they have been in the UK for 5 years.
    • Close family members (spouse, civil partners and unmarried partners, dependant children and grandchildren and grandparents) will be able to join EU citizens after exit under these rules, where the relationship existed on 29 March 2019 and continues to exist when they wish to come to the UK.

    Whilst it has not been officially confirmed yet, it is expected that this offer will be extended to resident nationals of Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland. Also, as the rights of British and Irish citizens were rooted in the Ireland Act 1949, Irish nationals won't need to apply for settled status. It has also been confirmed that EU citizens with settled status and temporary permission to stay will continue to have the same access as they currently do to healthcare, pensions and other benefits.

    Further information can be read here. You can also view additional information and example case studies outlining EU citizens' rights in the UK here.




    Article 50: Joint report on progress during phase 1


    A joint report has been published by the negotiators of the EU and the UK on progress made in the first phase of negotiations under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) on the UK's withdrawal from the Union. 

    You can read the full report here.

    HR IMMIGRATION SERVICES


    Training for employers and education providers


    We provide bespoke training on all aspects of immigration matters, including Right to Work, Tier 2, sponsorship, Tier 4 sponsorship, and identification of fraudulent documents.

    These training sessions are conducted on the client's premises for a standard half-day rate for up to a maximum of 12 persons per session attending.

    If you think your organisation would benefit from training in any of these areas, please email enquiries@hrimmigration.co.uk for a quote.

    If you would like to discuss the contents or format of our training sessions, or require a bespoke training package delivered, please either call us on 01344 624016 or email us at enquiries@hrimmigration.co.uk.


      Audits and Inspections


      Veristat is hugely experienced at providing compliance audits across all immigration tiers. We have worked with hundreds of employers, ranging from small family businesses to multi-nationals, high street retailers and professional sports clubs. In the education sector, we have worker with over 30 universities and a significant number of colleges and schools.

      Our audit/inspection service is full flexible and can be tailored to individual requirements,  and is based on sound practical experience of UKVI's policies, culture and approach.
      • For employers, we offer on-site Tier 2 compliance inspections (with staff aware or unaware to simulate a surprise UKVI visit). We also offer right to work compliance visits. 
      • For education providers, our service ranges from a "lite" health-check to a comprehensive review of Tier 4 activities, assessing compliance with UKVI requirements and sharing best practice. We also offer targeted inspections covering specific issues, such as BCA, policies, relationships with partner institutions, etc.
      On completion, we provide a comprehensive, evidence-based report, together with an assessment of how compliant the business or institution is with UKVI's requirements. We support the introduction of change if required and offer a 'spot check' follow up service at a later date if required to reassure management that recommendations have been implemented.

      If you're interested in booking an audit/inspection, please call us on 01344 624016 or email us at enquiries@hrimmigration.co.uk.



      File Inspection Days


      If you're unsure whether you require a full compliance audit or specific training but would like an independent check of your files to ensure they are fully compliant with Home Office requirements, we can provide a UKVI file compliance inspection of either your staff or student files.

      Depending on the number of employees/students you have, we would either check all files or an agreed sample. After the inspection has taken place, we would provide a written report outlining any risks, feedback and recommendations.

      If you would like a quote for a file inspection day, please email enquiries@hrimmigration.co.uk or call 01344 624016.


      Presentations for European nationals (Brexit)


      We can also provide sessions targeted at European nationals currently living and working in the UK. We can come to your premises and speak directly to your EU/EEA and Swiss employees, outlining their position now, and the likely situation they may find themselves in following Brexit. These practical sessions are designed to clarify the situation and more importantly their options going forwards.

      If you're interested in booking a session for the European nationals working for you, please call 01344 624016 or email enquiries@hrimmigration.co.uk.




      To download this month's update as a PDF document, please go to the following URL then save this:

      http://www.veristat.co.uk/CMS/FILES/Monthly_Update__January_2018.pdf

      Friday, 8 December 2017

      Immigration News: December 2017


      WORKING IN THE UK


      Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: November 2017 (Working in the UK)

      The Office for National Statistics has published its Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: November 2017.

      The key findings in relation to working in the UK were as follows:

      • Long-term immigration to work decreased by 51,000 to 261,000 in year ending (YE) June 2017.
      • In YE June 2017, those immigrating with a "definite job" remained about the same (187,000); while the decrease was driven by fewer people coming to the UK "looking for work" (drop of 56,000 to 74,000) which was mainly due to less EU citizens coming to look for work (decrease of 47,000).
      • The estimate of non-EU immigrants arriving to work was 65,000 in YE June 2017. Of these, 17,000 (26%) arrived looking for work, which was likely attributed to people granted visas under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme.
      • The number of visas granted for longer than 12 months to skilled workers (and their dependants) rose by 2,767 (4%) to 71,607 for YE September 2017.
      • There were 93,700 sponsored skilled work (Tier 2) visas granted in YE September 2017, which was 1% lower than the previous year.
      • The Tier 5 Youth Mobility and temporary work visas were also broadly stable at 1% lower than previous year at 41,652.
      • In YE September 2017, in all work categories there were 164,383 work-related visas (including dependants) granted, around the same level as in the YE September 2016.
      • Indian nationals accounted for 57% of total skilled work visas granted (53,009 of 93,700), and the information technology sector sponsored 40% of skilled work visa applications.
      • Latest estimates of labour market activity shows that there were 2.38 million EU nationals and 1.21 million non-EU nationals working in the UK during the period July to September 2017

      The full report can be viewed or downloaded here.




      Illegal working penalties

      UKVI have published their quarterly report showing the total number of fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in each region of the UK.

      A total of 432 penalties were issued between 1 April and 30 June 2017 within all regions.

      You can download the full report here

      https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/illegal-working-penalties-quarterly-totals




      Restricted certificates of sponsorship (December)

      The Home Office have published a list of the restricted certificates allocated for employer sponsorship in Tier 2 (General) for November 2017.

      All valid applications received by 5th November were successful if they scored at least 21 points.

      A total of 1,747 restricted certificates were granted in November 2017 with there being at a total of 1,512 available for allocation in December 2017.

      You can view further information here.

      https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employer-sponsorship-restricted-certificate-allocations



      Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

      UKVI have updated the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) guidance with a minor administrative change.

      The list of fellowships which qualify for fast track consideration under the accelerated application process for science applicants applying for endorsement by the Royal Society, the British Academy or the Royal Academy of Engineering has been updated (see paragraph A4).

      The updated guidance can be viewed here.







      STUDYING IN THE UK

      Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: November 2017 (Studying in the UK)

      The Office for National Statistics has published its Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: November 2017.

      The key findings in relation to studying in the UK were as follows:

      • Study remains the second most common reason for immigration.
      • Long-term immigration to study (141,000) for all nationalities decreased by 23,000 from YE June 2016.
      • International Passenger Survey (IPS) data shows that of those whose main reason for long-term immigration was study, the majority (95,000 or 70%) were non-EU citizens - this was a decrease of 18,000 compared to the previous year.
      • The number of visas issued over the year to YE June 2017 to non-EU students for 12 months or more increased by 5% to 143,735.
      • The total sponsored visa applications to study from non-EU nationals (main applicants only) rose by 6% to 212,381.
      • Included in this, was a rise for higher education (to 177,961, up 6%) - applications to Russell Group universities rose by 9%. There was also and increase for international schools (to 13,787, up 3%) and English language schools (to 3,755, up 34%). However, there was a decrease for the further education sector (to 14,278, 4% drop).
      • More than one-third (39%) of non-EU study visas were granted to Chinese nationals (to 88,258), which was a 15% increase compared with the previous year.

      The full report can be viewed or downloaded here.







      OTHER IMMIGRATION NEWS


      EEA/EU nationals: applying for settled status

      The Home Office have published further information for EEA/EU nationals applying for settled status.

      This confirms that EU citizens and their family members living in the UK will need to make an application to the Home Office to get their new settled status.

      A system is being developed, which will use existing government data, such as employment records held by HMRC, to help reduce the amount of evidence applicants will need to provide.

      Caseworkers will also contact the applicant if they make a mistake with their application, and will help them fix the error or ask them to provide additional evidence, before making a decision on their application.

      The new online application system is expected to go live in 2018.

      Further information can be viewed here.





      Assisted Digital service

      The Assisted Digital service is now available to applicants if they need support to complete their immigration application online.

      This service includes:

      • Telephone support to enable applicants to complete their online form.
      • Face-to-face support at home or at a library to access and complete the online form.


      Further information about this assistance, as well as the participating libraries who provide this service can be viewed here.

      https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/assisted-digital-uk-visas-and-immigration



      Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: November 2017 (Other key findings)

      The Office for National Statistics has published its Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: November 2017.

      The key findings in relation to studying in the UK were as follows:
      • Net long-term international migration was estimated to be +230,000 in YE June 2017, down 106,000 compared to the previous year. Immigration was 572,000 (down 80,000) and emigration was 342,000 (up 26,000).
      • Over three-quarters of the decrease in net migration can be accounted for by EU citizens (down 82,000 to +107,000).
      • The decrease of 80,000 in immigration included falls for both EU citizens (down 54,000 to 230,000) and non-EU citizens (down 28,000 to 263,000).
      • EU emigration increased by 28,000 to 123,000 in YE June 2017.
      • In YE September 2017, a total of 15,618 people were granted asylum, resettlement or an alternative form of protection. This was similar in comparison to the previous year.
      • The largest inflow of immigrants to the UK were from Romania (50,000) and the largest outflow of British citizens emigrating was to Australia (25,000) and of non-British citizens was to Poland (20,000).
      The full report can be viewed or downloaded here.



      Nationality policy guidance: good character

      UKVI have updated their guidance on assessing the good character requirement in nationality applications.

      The updated guidance can be downloaded here

      VERISTAT SERVICES

      Training for employers and education providers

      We provide bespoke training on all aspects of immigration matters, including Right to Work, Tier 2, sponsorship, Tier 4 sponsorship, and identification of fraudulent documents.

      These training sessions are conducted on the client's premises for a standard half-day rate for up to a maximum of 12 persons per session attending.

      If you think your organisation would benefit from training in any of these areas, please email enquiries@veristat.co.uk for a quote.

      If you would like to discuss the contents or format of our training sessions, or require a bespoke training package delivered, please either call us on 01344 624016 or email us at enquiries@veristat.co.uk.


        Audits and Inspections

        Veristat is hugely experienced at providing compliance audits across all immigration tiers. We have worked with hundreds of employers, ranging from small family businesses to multi-nationals, high street retailers and professional sports clubs. In the education sector, we have worker with over 30 universities and a significant number of colleges and schools.

        Our audit/inspection service is full flexible and can be tailored to individual requirements,  and is based on sound practical experience of UKVI's policies, culture and approach.

        • For employers, we offer on-site Tier 2 compliance inspections (with staff aware or unaware to simulate a surprise UKVI visit). We also offer right to work compliance visits. 
        • For education providers, our service ranges from a "lite" health-check to a comprehensive review of Tier 4 activities, assessing compliance with UKVI requirements and sharing best practice. We also offer targeted inspections covering specific issues, such as BCA, policies, relationships with partner institutions, etc.
        On completion, we provide a comprehensive, evidence-based report, together with an assessment of how compliant the business or institution is with UKVI's requirements. We support the introduction of change if required and offer a 'spot check' follow up service at a later date if required to reassure management that recommendations have been implemented.


        If you're interested in booking an audit/inspection, please call us on 01344 624016 or email us at enquiries@veristat.co.uk.



        File Inspection Days

        If you're unsure whether you require a full compliance audit or specific training but would like an independent check of your files to ensure they are fully compliant with Home Office requirements, we can provide a UKVI file compliance inspection of either your staff or student files.

        Depending on the number of employees/students you have, we would either check all files or an agreed sample. After the inspection has taken place, we would provide a written report outlining any risks, feedback and recommendations.

        If you would like a quote for a file inspection day, please email enquiries@veristat.co.uk or call 01344 624016.


        Presentations for European nationals (Brexit)

        We can also provide sessions targeted at European nationals currently living and working in the UK. We can come to your premises and speak directly to your EU/EEA and Swiss employees, outlining their position now, and the likely situation they may find themselves in following Brexit. These practical sessions are designed to clarify the situation and more importantly their options going forwards.

        If you're interested in booking a session for the European nationals working for you, please call 01344 624016 or email enquiries@veristat.co.uk.




        To download this month's update as a PDF document, please go to the following URL then save this:

        http://www.veristat.co.uk/CMS/FILES/Monthly_Update__December_2017.pdf