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Guidance: HM forces: reservists

Uk Visas and Immigration guidance on when and in what circumstances a member of HM forces reserves will be considered exempt from immigration control under section 8(4) of the Immigration Act 1971.

Guidance: Offshore wind workers: Immigration Rules concession 2017

This guidance explains the terms of the concession for non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who are joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects in UK territorial waters.

Guidance: Moldova: country policy and information notes

Country policy and information notes (previously known as country information and guidance reports) are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

The notes also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.

Policy paper: Immigration Rules archive: 2 January 2017 to 5 April 2017

This version of the Immigration Rules has been replaced by the current Immigration Rules.

News story: Customer enquiry service changes

Updated: Customer enquiry service changes

From 1 June, all customer enquiries will be handled by a new commercial partner Sitel UK.

The new contract will see a number of changes for customers. These changes help the government reduce costs and ensure those who benefit directly from the UK immigration system make an appropriate contribution.

The main changes for customers applying from outside the UK are:

  • all phone numbers and opening hours will change
  • the number of languages offered is reducing to 8 including English
  • customers who contact UK Visas and Immigration by email will ...
Collection: UK leaving the EU: what you need to know

On 29 March 2017, the government triggered Article 50, which begins the formal process of the UK leaving the EU.

The government is looking to secure the status of British nationals living in other member states and EU nationals already living in the UK, as early as possible.

The UK remains a full member until we exit the EU, and all rights and obligations of membership remain in place until then.

Detailed guide: Status of EU nationals in the UK: what you need to know

This page will be updated with the latest information about the status of European Union (EU) nationals in the UK (see note 1) as the EU negotiations progress.

Important information

You do not need to do anything as a result of Article 50 being triggered. There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK while the UK remains in the EU.

Under EU law you don’t need a document to confirm your residence status in the UK (see note 2).

If you’re planning to apply for a document just to confirm your status, you can Read more...

Press release: New powers to tackle illegal working in licensed premises

Under the measures, brought in as part of the Immigration Act 2016, immigration checks will be part of the process for applying for a licence. From today, a premises or personal licence will not be issued to anyone who does not have permission to be or work in the UK. Being granted a licence and continuing to hold it will also be reliant on complying with the UK’s immigration laws.

Additionally, the Home Office will be consulted in the same way as the police before a licence is granted. If a business has any immigration offences and civil penalties, these will be considered as part of th...

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