Immigration & Eligibility to Work Policy & Guidance
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has published guidance on GOV.UK on immigration provisions for individuals affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes are now in effect and full details are available here
Entering or returning to the UK
From 8 June the Government introduced the following new rules for people entering or returning to the UK. They must;
• provide their journey and contact details when they travel to the UK (by way of an online form);
• self-isolate in the place provided in the contact details for the first 14 days they are in the UK except in very limited situations such as obtaining urgent medical assistance
From 10 July you will not have to self-isolate if you’re arriving and staying in England from a country or territory on the travel corridors list. You still have to provide your journey and contact details.
You will still be required to self-isolate if you have visited or stopped in any country that is not on the list in the previous 14 days.
More information and the list of countries are in the travel corridors guidance.
We have provided some helpful FAQ's to support you as you plan your arrival
The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 was revised by the Government and came into force on 29 February 2008. As a result of this, Durham University, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).
The following pages aim to provide practical guidance for staff and departments regarding immigration and eligibility to work as we realise this can be a complex topic. The guidance provides information including links to the Home Office (UKVI) website.
The University of Durham makes every effort to ensure that the information published on this page is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Any changes will be incorporated into the University’s website as early as possible.