Foreign nationals heading to the UK for work will soon have to carry special identity cards, as part of a major crackdown on illegal immigration. Skilled workers, student visa holders and those with UK marriage visas will also now need to apply for an ID card when they renew their UK visas.
The ID cards will hold a range of biometric information on each foreign national working in the UK which have been introduced alongside the UK government’s opening of a range of new biometric information collection centers across the country. Some post offices will also hold centres set up as part of the new ID rules in order to make legal compliance easier for those required to carry the cards.
those with UK marriage visas will also now need to apply for an ID card when they renew their UK visas
Following on the back of new changes, international Immigration group 1st Contact has stepped up its operations to ensure all our clients can stay on the right side of the law. With a international network of offices and an accessible online service platform, the firm has stated its complete commitment to ensuring that every person required to hold an ID can easily obtain one, whilst at the same time they can easily access any additional information related to it.
As of April this year, anyone wanting to work in United Kingdom for six months or more will need the card, with harsh penalties lined up for foreign nationals on selected visa categories without possession of an ID card.