Immigration: Documents

Home Office written question – answered on 20th February 2017.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on applicants for further leave to remain, indefinite leave or citizenship losing their jobs on account of not being able to show original documents to support such applications; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

Where a person subject to immigration control has made an immigration application before their previous leave to remain expires and is asked to demonstrate their right to work by an employer under the provisions to prevent illegal working in the Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, the Home Office provides a checking service which will confirm whether the individual has a continued entitlement to work pending a decision on their application.

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