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Chinese restaurant owners in Newquay are facing a huge fine of up to £30,000 after immigration officers arrested three members of staff last week.

Two chefs and a waitress were found to be working illegally at Wah Hing, on East Street, during the raid on Tuesday. A fourth man was also arrested when he was seen trying to flush one of the suspect’s wallet and mobile phone down the toilet. All were hauled off to Newquay police station.

Earlier the same day a 31-year-old chef working at Phuket Thai restaurant in Cheltenham Place was arrested for breaching the conditions of his visitor’s visa. The officers acted after collecting intelligence from local sources, according to the UK Border Agency.

Kenny Chapman, who heads the UK Border Agency’s local immigration team for the South West, said: “This series of successful operations shows that we are committed to tracking down immigration offenders wherever they are.

“Our officers are carrying out regular raids targeting immigration offenders and more are planned. We will not tolerate illegal working which undercuts wages and exploits vulnerable workers. All restaurants now face fines of up to £10,000 for each illegal worker.”

When the Cornish Guardian contacted Wah Hing restaurant on Monday, acting manager Elli Fu said it was sometimes difficult to keep a close check on staff, especially when they were on short-term contracts.

She said: “We don’t know all the people who work here very well. Some are only here for one or two weeks. Everything is legal now. Everything is fine.”

A report from the agency reveals that the three people arrested at Wah Hing on Tuesday were: a 25-year-old waitress, who was discovered to be a failed asylum seeker; a 24-year-old male chef, who was staying in the country illegally after his visa expired; and a 17-year-old male chef from China.

The man and woman have been transferred to immigration detention and are awaiting deportation, along with the chef from the Phuket Thai restaurant.

The Chinese teenager has been released pending an outstanding immigration application while the 26-year-old man who tried to dispose of the wallet and phone has accepted a police caution for obstructing an immigration officer.

To avoid a fine, an employer must provide evidence that the correct right-to-work checks were made before the offenders were taken on.

Every year, the UK Border Agency imposes civil penalties on thousands of companies which fail to carry out legally-required checks on their staff.

Anyone who has information on suspected immigration offenders can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Source: Cornish Gaurdian. 

Despite high UK unemployment healthcare support workers or care assistants are still desperately needed by employers who cannot fill vacancies locally. With millions of British people unemployed and the country’s economy in the doldrums, in theory the care industry should have no problems in finding care or support workers for the 20,000 plus homes. Full story… 

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UK Border Agency launch new website

The newly revised UK Border Agency website has a better look and feel and navigation seems faster, but previously published links to specific pages of the site may no longer exist.

For instance, the link for European Workers is now:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/applying/

The link for ‘Bulgarian and Romanian nationals‘ is:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/

The UK Border Agency and Home Office website contains a vast amount of information which can be difficult to wade your way through the guidance and Immigration Rules.

The navigation section for European workers from Bulgaria and Romania also appears to have been simplified although finding specific information is still a challenge.

Confusion remains over the need for Bulgarians and Romanians applying for BR1 Yellow Cards as students to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover. 

The BR1 Form in Section 9 states:

‘If sections 4 (Students) and 5 (Self-sufficient) have been completed: evidence of ‘Comprehensive Sickness Insurance’ cover in the UK and funds to show you are economically self-sufficient, e.g. a bank statement.’

In other words, the paragraph means you need comprehensive sickness insurance only if you are applying under both ‘student’ and ‘self sufficient’ sections.

Nevertheless, student applicants are being asked to take out private medical insurance policies and are being refused if they fail to supply the correct cover.

What is the correct insurance cover?

One insurance company manager told Immigration Matters that he has been trying to get clarification on the exact requirements from the UK Border Agency for several weeks.

Active Quote offers an easy to use online quotation and application system, but also has telephone support from advisers who are on hand to answer questions.

To obtain a quotation for Comprehensive Sickness Insurance visit the Active Quote website 

See article:

 

UK Border Agency launch new website

The newly revised UK Border Agency website has a better look and feel and navigation seems faster, but previously published links to specific pages of the site may no longer exist.

For instance, the link for European Workers is now:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/applying/

The link for ‘Bulgarian and Romanian nationals‘ is:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/work-permits/

The UK Border Agency and Home Office website contains a vast amount of information which can be difficult to wade your way through the guidance and Immigration Rules.

The navigation section for European workers from Bulgaria and Romania also appears to have been simplified although finding specific information is still a challenge.

Confusion remains over the need for Bulgarians and Romanians applying for BR1 Yellow Cards as students to take out Comprehensive Sickness Insurance cover. 

The BR1 Form in Section 9 states:

‘If sections 4 (Students) and 5 (Self-sufficient) have been completed: evidence of ‘Comprehensive Sickness Insurance’ cover in the UK and funds to show you are economically self-sufficient, e.g. a bank statement.’

In other words, the paragraph means you need comprehensive sickness insurance only if you are applying under both ‘student’ and ‘self sufficient’ sections.

Nevertheless, student applicants are being asked to take out private medical insurance policies and are being refused if they fail to supply the correct cover.

What is the correct insurance cover?

One insurance company manager told Immigration Matters that he has been trying to get clarification on the exact requirements from the UK Border Agency for several weeks.

Active Quote offers an easy to use online quotation and application system, but also has telephone support from advisers who are on hand to answer questions.

To obtain a quotation for Comprehensive Sickness Insurance visit the Active Quote website

See also:

Illegal worker arrested in UKBA raid, but employers still confused by rules for Bulgarian and Romanian workers

Healthcare workers needed now

Indian Restaurant owner jailed for employing illegal immigrants

Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals 

HOW TO FIND APPLICATION FORMS FOR A ‘YELLOW’ OR ‘BLUE’ CARD REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE ON THE UK BORDER AGENCY WEBSITE

If you need any immigration advice or help with Sponsorship or Work Permits, Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, dependant visa or an appeal against a refusal please email: 

info@immigrationmatters.co.uk or visit www.immigrationmatters.co.uk

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