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Policy for non-EEA visitors - a reminder from our Registrar and Secretary

Apr 05, 2019

Alison Blackburn
Alison Blackburn

Dear Colleagues

I would like to remind colleagues about the importance of following the University's non-European Economic Area (EEA) Visitors’ Policy You should always refer to this if you are inviting any non-EEA national to the University to collaborate or engage with you in research.

It is imperative that this policy is followed to ensure we have a consistent and robust approach when inviting visitors here from outside the EEA, particularly from a Home Office and ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) standpoint. Unfortunately there have been instances where this policy has not been followed.

Academic colleagues will need to ensure that all proposed visits are discussed with their School Operations Manager to ensure the appropriate oversight and make certain that the correct process is followed. Breaches in regard to Home Office compliance can have very serious consequences, including the loss of the University’s sponsor licence which would prevent us from recruiting and retaining international students and non-EEA staff.

Please contact the Home Office Compliance team or the HR Immigration and International Officer if you have any further queries.

Kind regards

Alison Blackburn
Registrar and Secretary