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Promotional material: Coming to the UK at Christmas

It contains advice on:

  • what you should do at the UK border
  • travelling through an airport
  • travelling as a family
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
  • ...
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 ...
Policy paper: Immigration Rules archive: 19 May 2016 to 23 November 2016

This version of the Immigration Rules has been replaced by the current Immigration Rules.

Guidance: Free movement rights: family members of British citizens

UK Visas and Immigration guidance on how staff consider applications for a residence card made by a family member of a British citizen in line with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006.

Guidance: EEA family permits: guidance for entry clearance officers

Updated: Updated guidance.

UK Visas and Immigration guidance for entry clearance officers (ECOs) on how to assess and decide applications for EEA family permits made under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006.

Guidance: Implementation of section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 in France

This guidance explains Home Office policy on transferring unaccompanied children who lived in the migrant camp in Calais on or before 24 October 2016 to the UK. It provides information to caseworkers on identifying and assessing children who may be eligible to be transferred to the UK.

It includes:

  • background information
  • eligibility criteria
  • assessment stages
  • information on age assessment
Guidance: Priority change of circumstances for sponsors

Guidance about the priority service for Tier 2 and 5 employers sponsoring foreign workers. It gives information about the service and how to apply.

Full guidance on how to submit a change of circumstances request on the sponsorship management system (SMS) can be found in the SMS Manual.

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