Immigration news & views
from Smith Stone Walters
Inside this issue...
Are you ready?
At this time of year we see the Home Office making an increased number of unannounced visits to the premises of Tier 2 sponsor licence holders. These visits are designed to deny the sponsor the chance to prepare ahead of the meeting, so make sure you are ready!
New Immigration Rules
Set to arrive this April, the next set of UK Immigration Rules will likely see costs skyrocket for UK employers due to the introduction of the new Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) for Tier 2 sponsors and a higher minimum salary requirement for Tier 2 General hires.
A guide to your BRP
This edition of Focus turns its attention to biometric residence permits (BRPs), what they are, how to acquire one and how it should be maintained. We also look at what you can do if your BRP is lost or stolen either in the UK or abroad.