April 30, 2013

As a short-follow up to our brief regarding the formation of two, new agencies to administer UK immigration benefits (Visas & Immigration) and enforcement and compliance with immigration laws (Immigration Enforcement), the Home Office has announced the appointment of two interim directors of these new agencies to lead the transition and develop new policies.

Readers may find the full announcement here.

ACTION ITEMS FOR EMPLOYERS

At present, UK companies sponsoring foreign workers should continue to work closely with their UK immigration suppliers to strategize new assignments, initiate timely renewal applications and ensure that all Licensed Sponsor immigration compliance requirements are being met.

Once advised by the Home Office, further announcements as to how the reorganization of the UKBA will affect corporate immigration policies and procedures will be forthcoming.

Caveat Lector | Warning to Reader

This is provided as informational only and does not substitute for actual legal advice based on the specific circumstances of a matter. Readers are reminded that Immigration laws are fluid and can change a moment’s notice without any warning. Please reach out to your local Pro-Link GLOBAL specialist should you require any additional clarification. This alert was prepared by Glenn Faulk, Senior Manager, Knowledge Management. Pro-Link GLOBAL worked with our PLG | KGNM Correspondent Office in the United Kingdom to provide you this update.

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