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In order to legally work in the United Kingdom without applying under the government’s tier based points system, International Expatriate you need to apply for Work Identity Card For Foreign Nationals/Certificate of Eligibility from the UK Border Agency, which will allow them to legally work as Expatriate for a sponsoring host company in the UK.
Click below for details for work identity card for foreign nationals.http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... ummary.pdf
Find below the necessary steps you will take to enable you obtain your Work Identity Card For Foreign Nationals/Certificate of Eligibility.
The UK Border Agency is responsible for securing the United Kingdom borders and controlling immigration in the United Kingdom. We manage border control for the United Kingdom, enforcing immigration and customs regulations. We also consider applications for permission to enter or stay in the United Kingdom, citizenship and asylum.
NOTE: You have to meet up with our requirements to enable us process your foreign national identity/certificate of eligibility so that you will be able to get all your documents before you arrive UK.
The UK Home Office wishes to authoritatively inform applicants seeking for immigration status into the United Kingdom not to make any payments for processing of Work Permit, Visa and/or Expatriate Quota Approval. Approval for entry (Visa) into the United Kingdom is executed by the Nearest British Embassy or Consulate within the applicants country of residence or location after regulation and certification of the applicant by the UK Home Office as at the time of application.
The UK Home Office will exercise its full powers to perform its responsibility to regulate entry into the UK, by:
•Ensuring that the sponsor is financially capable to support the applicant entering the United Kingdom for Business or Pleasure throughout the duration of the validity of the Entry Visa.
• Ensuring that the applicant, has the minimum stipulated financial requirement to earn the needed points for Accession Worker Card, going by the new point-based system for immigration in 2011
• Ensuring that the applicant is eligible to Live, Work and carry out business activities in the United Kingdom legally.
The new points-based system (PBS) is the biggest shake up of the immigration system for 45 years. Under the new system, migrants will need to pass a points-based assessment before they receive Certificate of Eligibility and permission to enter or remain in the United Kingdom. It will help British businesses recruit the skills it needs from abroad and assure the British public that only the skilled migrants will need to come to the United Kingdom. The role of employees/migrants with qualifying financial base is crucial to its success.
Before the issuance of accession worker card/Certificate of Eligibility to you by Local British Consulate, you are required to show proof that the stipulated financial requirement/applicant travel allowance as indicated above is available. The UK Home Office would ensure via this means that only eligible applicants who are financially capable are allowed entry into the United Kingdom.
Accession Worker Card/Certificate of Eligibility:
This step must be completed by any body who wish to stand in as your next of Kin. As per UK Immigration policies, an individual must be aware of your travel to the United Kingdom. This can be your Mother or Father or Brother or Sister or Husband or wife or Close Relative or friend and is at your discretion as the case may be.
To meet the above requirement both of you or your selected next of kin is required to make a deposit of the stipulated financial requirement of £1,180GBP via any Western Union OR Money Gram agent using the following
Senders Name: Should be the selected individual you wish to stand in as your next of kin
Receivers Name: Must be you the primary sponsor: (Consuala ...............)
Payout Location: Your intended residential address in the UK (Clove Street Mansion, 5 Kensington Court, W1 4LT, United Kingdom).
Payout Country: United Kingdom.
Important Notice: You are required to send us your final date of departure to enable us book for their flight ticket which your employer has ready paid for.
This has to be done at least before 3 working days to validate the processing of your Travel Documents.
CAUTION!!! Ensure that the Receiver is you so that only you can withdraw the deposit after the verification of deposit has been carried out. This is not a payment but a deposit for verification which is why it is in your Name as the Receiver and to also fulfil that you have funds to support yourself as is the mandatory process for your financial security when you arrive here till you receive your first salary from your Employer.
Visit the nearest Bank, Post Office, Western Union/Money Gram agent outlet close to you and effect this deposit. Follow the transfer instructions above carefully, After deposit has been effected, you MUST send us the receipt of the deposit as an evidence that the deposit has been made and to enable our office verify availability of funds with Western Union/Money Gram. This is usually carried out within 24hrs after which you shall be instructed to retrieve your funds.
APPLICATION CHECKLIST: You are to send the following application requirements:
SCANNED COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT
DEPOSIT RECEIPT FOR PROOF OF FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT
COMPLETED/ FILLED U.K VISA APPLICATION FORM
NB: Applicant Applying for Family Visa or Those who wish to come in company of their dependants are to provide us With complete details and scan copy of the dependant International passport which will be sent along side the Visa Application form
Confirmation of Basic Insurance Allowance satisfies the requirement for release of Relocation Package (ERP). Relocation Package protects the right of immigrants and ensures full compliance to terms and conditions of contract engagement by UK Employers.
The instructions above would earn you the needed points under the point-based system for the release of your worker card/Certificate of Eligibility (WC/COE-UKBA2012), UK WORK PERMIT VISA and other supporting documents to legalize your work status in the UK.
As soon as you come down here you can visit any Money Gram agent and or Western Union Money Transfer receive back your deposit, using the details.
Note: You must ensure that the senders name is the above as instructed and the receiver is yours for security reasons and as the primary sponsor of your immigration into the United Kingdom.
Send a Scanned copy of the receipt of deposit you made for verification and Confirmation.
This has to be done at least before 3 working days to validate the processing of your Travel Documents before your Arrival date.
Note: We have sent a copy of this message to your employer for their notification on your application.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ);
WHY DO WE USE WESTERN UNION INSTEAD OF BANK STATEMENTS, DRAFTS OR CHEQUES?
Before now, the UK Border Agency accepted Bank statements, Drafts and Cheques as methods of submission of security deposits. Unfortunately, a lot of Visa applicants from Asia, Africa and some parts of Europe abused the method. These Applicants submitted copies of falsified documents, bank statements and dud cheques. Over the years, we have been saddled with the challenges of identifying these fraudulent Visa applicants and in a swift bid to curb their operations; we are in alliance with the Metropolitan police and Interpol. These dramatic situations prompted the U.K Border Agency & Home Office to revise the standard of operations hence, the annulment of the acceptance of Bank Statements, Drafts or Cheques and adoption of the WESTERN UNION as the ONLY method of submission of security deposits for all International Visa applicants.
WHY CAN'T EMPLOYERS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY DEPOSIT?
Your Visa fees, Residence/ Work Permit fees and Health Insurance fees are shouldered by your Employer. As much as Employees are mandated to submit the security deposit of £1180 to show proofs of sufficient funds for their Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), Employers are as well mandated to submit a security deposit of £5,000 to show that they have sufficient funds to sponsor your stay in the United Kingdom. Therefore, it is a criminal offence and violation of the UK Immigration Acts of 2012 should any Employer be responsible for security deposit required by the Employee. Any Employer who flaunts this law in any way will be repatriated immediately
IS THIS SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE OR JUST A ONE TIME PAYMENT?
The Security deposit of £1,180 GBP is not a payment, it is only a deposit required for verification within 24 hours and subject to retrieval upon completion of the 24 hour verification process. This means that the UK Border Agency will prompt you upon completion of the 24 hour verification period to return to any Money Gram agent and or Western Union Money Transfer and retrieve your funds back.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE THE VISA APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED & APPROVED AFTER THE SUBMISSION OF THE VISA REQUIREMENTS?
It takes approximately 3 to 4 working days for processing and approval of Visa applications. Hard copies of the approved visa documents will be dispatched via DHL Courier to applicant's mailing address stated in the Visa application form.
WHEN DO I VISIT THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN MY COUNTRY OF LOCATION FOR MY VISA STAMP?
Once we process and approve your visa documents, we will mail the hard copies to your stated address in your country of location and Fax copies to the UK Embassy in your country of location for their review and acceptance.Afterwards, we will book an appointment for you with the British Embassy and we will as well prompt you on your appointment date on when to visit the British Embassy in their country of location for the Visa stamp. The British Embassy will not grant audience to Visa applicants seeking visa guidance or inquiries, please contact us for Visa guidance, inquiries or any information pertinent to your Visa application.
You can ONLY visit the British Embassy once your Visa documents have been dully processed, approved, mailed to your address and on confirmation of your appointment date with the British Embassy.
UK Border Agency,
PO Box 3468 ,
Sheffield , S3 8WA
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