As all employers should be aware, a prevention of illegal working check must be undertaken before a migrant can commence employment. When undertaking the check, however, it is important to check that the individual is correctly stamped into the UK. For instance, we have seen an increase in the number of cases where a migrant has the relevant visa in their passport but has been entered as a visitor.

To try to prevent such errors, it is therefore vital that migrants, upon arrival to the UK, explain the reason for their travel to the Immigration Officer and confirm that they have obtained the relevant visa in advance.