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star this property date less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of non-settlement visa applications was processed within 15 working days in the last 12 months. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 63483 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-15more like thismore than 2017-02-15
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office regularly publishes quarterly statistics on the processing of non-settlement visa applications within 15 working days (the latest of which were published on 1 December 2016).</p><p>Reports covering the last 12 months can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/search?q=international+operations+transparency+data&amp;show_organisations_filter=true</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-02-15T13:19:30.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-15T13:19:30.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
479646
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star this property date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there is a limit on the number of Tier 2 (ICT) visas a company can apply for each year. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 31676 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
star this property answer text <p>A Tier 2 (Intra company transfer) certificate of sponsorship (CoS) issued by a Tier 2 (ICT) licensed company is required for a migrant worker to be granted a Tier 2 (ICT) visa. There is no limit to the number of Tier 2 (ICT) CoS that a company can apply for each year. When applying for a sponsor licence the company must tell UKVI how many CoS they may need to the end of the financial year and justify why they need them.</p><p>Licensed companies with a proven history of compliance are automatically allocated the same number of CoS they used in the previous financial year. All other sponsors must request CoS each financial year and justify why they are needed. Additional CoS can be requested at any time by all licensed sponsors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-03-22T12:38:48.69Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-22T12:38:48.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
479647
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what examination of job roles her Department undertakes when issuing Tier 2 (ICT) visas. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 31677 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
star this property answer text <p>Each application for a Tier 2 (ICT) visa must be accompanied by a certificate of sponsorship (COS) issued by the applicant’s sponsor. The COS will set out the job description and the job role the applicant is required to perform, as well as the salary they will be paid and the hours of work they will undertake. The Secretary of State will examine the information on the COS against the codes of practice for skilled workers to ensure the criteria under the Tier 2 (ICT) arrangements are met. The codes of practice set out the relevant skill level and minimum rates of pay that apply to any job.</p><p>The Secretary of State may also consider whether the application meets the genuine vacancy requirements set out in the Immigration Rules. This assessment is to satisfy that the information in the certificate of sponsorship has not been tailored specifically to meet the requirements of the Tier 2 criteria.</p><p>Entry Clearance Officers within visa sections overseas also have the discretion to conduct additional assessments should they have concerns about specific sponsors. Further compliance checks are carried out after the visa has been issued during compliance visits to ensure roles are genuine and meet the appropriate skill level for sponsorship. Compliance officers routinely assess the credibility of the job roles and collect evidence that the duties of sponsored migrants are in accordance with those stated by the sponsor in the certificates of sponsorship.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-03-22T12:37:34.527Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-22T12:37:34.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
479648
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which companies have been issued with more than 50 Tier 2 (ICT) visas in a calendar year for each of the last five years; and how many visas for each such company were issued. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 31675 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
star this property answer text <p>A list of the sponsors that have assigned more than 50 Tier 2 (ICT) Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) in a calendar year for each of the last five years, which also provides the figures of how many of those CoS were used in support of an individual Tier 2 (ICT) application, are to be placed in the House Library.</p><p>To break these figures down further into in and out of country applications, and whether the application was successful would require manual intervention and would exceed cost limits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-03-23T15:42:54.417Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-23T15:42:54.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
485704
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 to Question 31677, what the average salary is of people awarded Tier 2 (ICT) visas to work in the IT industry; and how many such visas have been awarded in each pay band in each of the last three years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 32428 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold this information in the format requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2016-04-11T16:00:44.497Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T16:00:44.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 Question 31677, how many Tier 2 (ICT) visa applications were denied because the Certificate of Sponsorship does not specify a salary of at least £28,400 in the last three years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 32349 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold this information in the format requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2016-04-11T16:01:21.043Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T16:01:21.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
485707
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star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 to Question 31677, what checks are undertaken to ensure that the terms of a Tier 2 (ICT) visa Certificate of Sponsorship are adhered to. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 32350 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>A variety of checks are undertaken on sponsor licence holders and the migrants they assign certificates of sponsorship to. Compliance visits are undertaken during the licensing process and post-licensing audits are undertaken to verify the duties performed by the sponsored workers adhere to those set out by the sponsor in the certificate of sponsorship. Officers can request payslips, work contracts and evidence of duties performed by the sponsored worker during compliance visits. In some cases, other regulatory requirements are verified with other government departments or regulatory bodies during investigations of possible non-compliance. Officers can interview both sponsors and sponsored workers during compliance visits to seek assurances and gather information and evidence of compliance with the duties of sponsorship. Overseas we can undertake checks in to the credibility of the international presence of an ICT sponsor licence holder where there is concern to do so.</p><p>All roles are assessed to confirm the duties and salary meet the requirements set out in the standard occupation classification codes. The sponsored worker may also be called for interview during the visa consideration process to check their credibility and test the individual meets the requirements of sponsorship under Tier 2 (ICT).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2016-04-11T15:37:38.54Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T15:37:38.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
485708
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star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2016 to Question 31677, what the penalties are for an employer who has issued a Certificate of Sponsorship but does not adhere to the stated job description and salary. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 32351 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>Guidance for sponsors specifies that UKVI will revoke the licence of a sponsor who has issued a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) but has not adhered to the specified job description and/or salary. However, prior to the consideration of revocation action, UKVI will suspend the licence and allow the sponsor the opportunity to make representations against the matter(s) identified. UKVI does have residual discretion to apply a lesser sanctions depending on the severity of the matter(s) and the mitigating circumstances presented by the sponsor; these sanctions include downgrading the licence rating and issuing a time limited action plan or reducing the sponsor’s CoS allocation or setting the allocation to zero.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2016-04-11T15:59:24.063Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T15:59:24.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-14more like thismore than 2016-04-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32350, how many compliance visits have been carried out on Tier 2 ICT visa recipients employed by Tata Consulting Services in the UK over the last 12 months; and what aspects of employment were assessed on those compliance visits. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 34096 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
star this property answer text <p>We routinely monitor all licensed sponsors to ensure they are meeting their duties and responsibilities. This includes undertaking visits to sponsors to inspect their compliance with the sponsor guidance. All visits to sponsors are undertaken according to published guidance which is available at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/points-based-system-sponsor-management</p><p>We are, however, unable to comment on specific cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-04-21T11:58:45.287Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-21T11:58:45.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-14more like thismore than 2016-04-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32350, how many compliance visits per employer that have taken place on Tier 2 ICT visa workers in the last 12 months. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 34097 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
star this property answer text <p>In 2015 227 compliance visits were undertaken to Tier 2 sponsors who have the ability to sponsor individuals under the Tier 2 ICT route.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-04-28T12:22:21.773Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-28T12:22:21.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this