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Welcome to UKPermits. This website provides information about immigration into the UK for Employers, Business, Family and tourist visitors. You will find details of the different immigration categories and the visa requirements for foreign nationals.

If you are not a British Citizen or a citizen of one the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, you may need an entry clearance before you travel to the UK. People from certain countries, known as visa nationals, need an entry clearance to enter the UK for any reason; those from other countries need one only for some reasons: for example, to live as the wife or husband of a British Citizen. Entry clearance is the formal term to describe the application process for visa nationals who wish to travel to the United Kingdom and for non visa nationals who intend a longer stay or to settle in the UK.

Employers will find information on their responsibilities to not employ people illegally and details on the tier 2 sponsorship tier, part of the managed migration 5 tier immigration structure.

Individuals will find help on how we can assist them in making entry clearance ( from overseas ) or further leave to remain ( from within the UK) applications and how we can assist with urgent applications in the UK.


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Guidance: Licensing authority guide to right to work checks

This guidance is for licensing authority staff responsible for the issue, renewal, suspension and revocation of private hire and taxi operator and driver licences.

It has been issued to support the implementation of provisions in the Immigration Act 2016 in relation to illegal working in the private hire and taxi sector, which commence on 1 December 2016. From this date, licence applications are subject to immigration checks to prevent them being issued to anyone who does not have the right to work in the UK.

It includes information on:

  • who is disqualified from holding a licence
  • ...
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Guidance: Illegal working closure notice and compliance orders

This guidance is issued for frontline staff, mainly immigration officers, who will use the new powers in the Immigration Act 2016 to issue closure notices and apply for compliance orders to prevent illegal working.

The guidance is issued under paragraph 16 of schedule 6 to the Immigration Act 2016. The provisions commence on 1 December 2016.

The guidance includes information on:

  • the purpose of closure notices and compliance orders
  • when a closure notice may be issued and how it is served
  • when and how to apply to a court for a compliance order
  • what a compliance order may ...
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