- Third Party Sites May Now Be Visited During Compliance Audits
- May 10, 2017
- Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
Further to the Immigration Rules changes that took effect April 6, 2017, UK Visa and Immigration can now conduct an audit at any UK address where sponsored workers carry out their work, including a third party’s premises, such as a client site where work is conducted under a contract for services.
The guidance also stipulates that it is the sponsoring employer’s responsibility to ensure the full cooperation of the third party during the site visit.
What This Means for Employers
This is a major change in policy, and sponsors will need to discuss the possibility of UKVI audits with their clients. Fragomen can assist clients with the audit process.
Fragomen is considering the full implications of this change and will provide further information.
The above guidance should be reviewed in line with other non-immigration-related requirements imposed on UK employers.