On Monday 29 June a fee of £20 will be introduced for the acceptance of technical change of employment notifications for work permit holders.
The change was announced in the changes to the Immigration and Nationality (cost recovery fees) Regulations 2009, on 10 March 2009 and is to help the UK Border Agency (UKBA) recover its costs.
Employers informing the UKBA of any change to the personal details of their employee must now complete a notification of technical change of employment form, available on their website.
For more significant changes, such as changes to the job, location or terms and conditions employers will need to make a new application under Tier 2 of the points-based system.
Employers must have a licence to ‘sponsor’ non EU/EEA skilled workers, temporary workers under the new system, part of the biggest shake up in immigration for 50 years. This does not apply to employing overseas students who have their own permission to work under their student visa.
Employers can register on line as sponsors by going to the ‘Sponsoring workers under the points-based system‘ section of the UK Border Agency website. The process can take several months so plan ahead if you have Work Permits expiring which need renewing.
If you need any immigration advice or help with Studying in the UK, Settlement, Citizenship, Sponsorship, extending Work Permits, Visa or an appeal against a refusal please email: