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Offshore wind workers Immigration Rules concession 2017

The Home Secretary has introduced a concession to the immigration rules to allow the employment of non-European Economic Area nationals who are joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects in UK territorial waters. This concession will be time limited and leave to enter under the terms of the concession will no longer be granted to expire after 21 April 2019. The terms of the concession are set out below. The Home Office have agreed to grant a concession, outside of the Immigration Rules, to workers essential to the construction and maintenance of wind farms within UK territorial waters. The concession will allow workers leave to enter the UK until 21 April 2019 for the purpose of joining a vessel engaged in the construction and maintenance of a wind farm within UK territorial waters. Leave to enter under the terms of the concession will not be granted beyond 21 April 2019. During this period, firms involved in the construction or maintenance of wind farms within territorial waters should look to regularise the position of their workers. British and EEA (European Economic Area) nationals do not require leave to enter the UK. Those who require leave to...

Guidance for undocumented Commonwealth citizens

This information is for Commonwealth citizens (known as ‘Windrush’ cases) who are long-term residents of the UK and do not have documents to demonstrate their status. This page is not a substitute for immigration advice. To get legal advice, you can complete our free assessment form by clicking here.  When considering whether you come in within the policy, here are important key elements to consider: If you have lived in the UK permanently since before 1973 and have not been away for long periods in the last 30 years, you have the right to be here. If you came to the UK during the 1970s but after 1 January 1973 then you are not likely to have an automatic right to be here. However, you may be allowed to stay here permanently. Amber Rudd announced that the Home Office will: waive the citizenship fee for anyone in the Windrush generation who wishes to apply for citizenship – this applies to those who have no current documentation, and also to those who have it; waive the requirement to carry out a Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK test; waive the fee for the children of the Windrush generation who are in...