Civil Penalty Notice for Employing Illegal Workers

Have you received a Civil Penalty from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)?

Here is what you should know and be aware of:

UKVI’s mandate is to decrease illegal workers in the UK. This is done through unannounced visits to business premises, caught illegal workers and take actions under the UK Immigration Laws. The UKVI also investigate Sponsor Licence holders and if companies are employing illegal workers, sponsors can receive penalties, followed by suspension and revocation of their licence; Civil penalties are meant to be a deterrent to hiring illegal workers, but many businesses are facing charges with no intention of using illegal workers; Civil penalties can include fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker, criminal charges, loss of Sponsor Licence, and loss of a company’s entire skilled foreign workforce, Name & Shame – UKVI may publish your details online.

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