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Employers: Sponsor management system and points calculator will be unavailable from 31 July

31 July 2013

Our sponsor management system and points calculator will be unavailable between 21:00 Wednesday 31 July and 02:00 Thursday 01 August 2013. We will be carrying out essential maintenance work on these services.

During this time users will not be able to access the:

  • sponsorship management system;
  • sponsorship application; and
  • online points calculator

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Applicants: Entrepreneurs - how you can reduce visa application errors

30 July 2013

To help you avoid your UK visa application being refused because you haven't given us the correct or full information, we've put together some guidance notes to help you complete your Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application.

These areas where people frequently make mistakes are covered:

  • Providing the right specified documents
  • Switching into the Entrepreneur route from Post Study Work
  • Providing proof of funds already invested
  • Meeting the definition of...
Guidance: Victims of domestic violence

Updated: Updated victims of domestic violence guidance and new guidance on victims of domestic violence and abuse DDV concession added.

The victims of domestic violence guidance also includes the eligibility and criteria for those applying for leave to remain under the destitution domestic violence (DDV) concession.

Employers: Two arrested in immigration raids

26 July 2013

Two immigration offenders have been caught working illegally at businesses in Co Armagh and Co Down.

On Wednesday 24 July 2013 our immigration officers using information they were given visited the Day Today newsagents on Dunbarton Street Gilford, Co Armagh, to carry out immigration checks on staff and arrested a 23-year-old Bangladeshi man who had overstayed his visa.

Last night Thursday 25 July 2013 at the Bangla Restaurant on Main Street, Bangor Co Down a 25-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested also for overstaying his visa.

Guidance: Personal safety advice

Updated: Updated guidance

UK Visas and Immigration modernised guidance for how it gives its officers an overview and advice on matters that can impact upon their work.

Employers: New premium customer service for Tier 4 sponsors

23 July 2013

A premium customer service for Tier 4 sponsors has been launched. The service is open for applications on:

  • Tuesday 23 July 2013 for account management service pilot sponsors;
  • Monday 2 September 2013 for publicly funded highly trusted sponsors; and
  • Monday 4 November 2013 for highly trusted sponsors (HTS).

How to apply

Tier 4 sponsors will be eligible to apply for the premium customer service if they:

  • have highly trusted spon...
Guidance: European Economic Area (EEA) foreign national offender (FNO) cases

Updated: Updated guidance.

UK Visas and Immigration modernised guidance for how it considers whether deporting foreign offenders and their families from the EEA is appropriate.

Guidance: Threat to life policy

Updated: Updated guidance.

UK Visas and Immigration guidance for how it tells you about its policy on threat to human life, the legislation used to identify a threat to life and the action they take.

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