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Immigration Act 2016 – Illegal Worker

Immigration Act 2016 – Illegal Worker    

The Immigration Act 2016 came in force on 12 July 2016 and has introduced new criminal offences for Illegal working. If you are now working illegally in the UK then the maximum sentence is 51 weeks in England and wales and six months imprisonment in Scotland as well as fines.

If you have got Immigration bail under the new form of immigration bail you will not be disqualified from working if you have been giving permission to work.

The penalty for employers for hiring illegal workers has also been increased under the Immigration Act 2016 and an employer can be fined up to £20,000.00 civil penalty.

If you have received a civil penalty notice and want to challenge the same you can seek advice from us by calling 0203 4111 261. 


We specialise exclusively in UK Immigration and Nationality Law. We are regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner(OISC). We provide immigration services to clients from worldwide. Immigration law is complex and with the rules constantly changing we strongly recommend that you use specialists to support and represent you from the start. Call us now for an honest opinion of your case, possible costs and options.

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