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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Employment 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, how many people in (a) the UK and (b) Bolton South East constituency have been affected by the changes made in 2014 to the right to work rules which mean that an expired travel document with a valid visa is no longer sufficient proof of right to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 68180 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Although the Home Office provides for exceptions to the need to pay application fees in a number of specific circumstances, these exceptions do not extend to those seeking confirmation of status, such as those who apply to transfer their existing status to a biometric residence permit. If we were to waive fees on this basis, it would result in a reduction in income that would have to be made up through charging other customers higher fees. We believe this would be unfair. The exceptions ensure that the Home Office’s immigration and nationality fee structure complies with international obligations (for example, in relation to refugees and persons deriving rights under European law) and wider government policy. .</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office does not receive or hold data on the number of people who hold an expired travel document with a valid visa but need to provide</p><p>acceptable evidence of their right to work to a new employer. In these circumstances the individual is required to apply to the Home Office to transfer their conditions, as a result of which they will receive a biometric residence permit. While the Home Office is processing the application it provides a checking service for employers to verify someone’s right to work so that the ability to start work is not impeded. This change was introduced to simplify and strengthen right to work checks by employers to better prevent illegal working in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 68179 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:49:48.2Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:49:48.2Z
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1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Biometric Residence Permits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 exemptions exist for fees for biometric residence permits for people affected by changes to the right to work rules made in 2014 which mean that an expired travel document with a valid visa is no longer sufficient proof of right to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 68179 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Although the Home Office provides for exceptions to the need to pay application fees in a number of specific circumstances, these exceptions do not extend to those seeking confirmation of status, such as those who apply to transfer their existing status to a biometric residence permit. If we were to waive fees on this basis, it would result in a reduction in income that would have to be made up through charging other customers higher fees. We believe this would be unfair. The exceptions ensure that the Home Office’s immigration and nationality fee structure complies with international obligations (for example, in relation to refugees and persons deriving rights under European law) and wider government policy. .</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office does not receive or hold data on the number of people who hold an expired travel document with a valid visa but need to provide</p><p>acceptable evidence of their right to work to a new employer. In these circumstances the individual is required to apply to the Home Office to transfer their conditions, as a result of which they will receive a biometric residence permit. While the Home Office is processing the application it provides a checking service for employers to verify someone’s right to work so that the ability to start work is not impeded. This change was introduced to simplify and strengthen right to work checks by employers to better prevent illegal working in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 68180 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:49:48.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:49:48.123Z
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1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this