Changes to report to UK Visas and Immigration

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 we have a number of responsibilities to track and monitor migrant workers.

  • If a sponsored migrant doesn't come in on their first day of work you must report this immediately to your local HR Manager/Officer. They will try to contact them to find out the reason for non-attendance. If they won't be starting work or if there is no response, the Central HR team will report this to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) within 10 working days.
  • If a sponsored migrant is off work for more than 10 working days without permission you must report this immediately to your local HR Manager/Officer. The Central HR team will report this to UKVI.

The Central HR team will automatically let UKVI know:

  • If a sponsored migrant’s contract of employment is terminated early (including resignation or dismissal);
  • If we stop sponsoring a migrant for any other reason (for example if they move into an immigration category that doesn't need a sponsor);
  • If there are any significant changes in a migrant’s employment circumstances (for example a change in the length of contract, job or salary - this doesn't include annual pay increases).

We need up to date contact details (including home address and phone number) for all migrant workers. Make sure that any changes are made in the SAP HR system by either your Faculty/School/Service HR contact or the Central HR team.