Immigration Statutory Requirements

The Home Office UK Border Agency has released new duties that the organisation must fulfil for sponsorship of employees who hold Work Permits.  The objectives of these duties are to:

  • Prevent abuse of the assessment procedures;
  • Capture early, any patterns of migrant behaviour that may cause concern;
  • Address possible weaknesses in process which can cause those patterns; and
  • Monitor compliance with immigration rules

Failure by the organisation to meet these requirements can result in a large fine and potential prison sentence, therefore all managers have a statutory duty to report any absences from work.