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Documents for Right to Licence Check

Documents for Right to Licence Check

A driver (taxi or private hire) must provide the original documents and photocopies cannot be accepted. Where the holder of a licence breaches immigration laws, this will be grounds to review, suspend or revoke a licence.  If immigration permission is cut short, the...

12 Reasons to Use Passport Proven

12 Reasons to Use Passport Proven

Here's just a few reasons why you'll love Passport Proven as your document verification tool: No upfront costs and then low cost per check Online system – can be used anywhere with an Internet connection Option for manual data entry or image upload Immediate response...

Government to Crack Down on Passport Fraud

Government to Crack Down on Passport Fraud

Students and young people are being urged to leave their passports at home when socialising on nights out in a new drive to prevent identity fraud. Those who use the highly valuable travel document as a form of age identification at bars and clubs are at risk of it...

‘People smugglers in British car’ shot in chase in France

‘People smugglers in British car’ shot in chase in France

Police shot a UK-registered car carrying suspected people smugglers after a chase that crossed from Belgium into France, the state-owned Belga news agency said. The Audi car carrying four men crashed near Dunkirk in northern France after a reported 200km/h (125mph)...

‘Illegal’ workers at Wrexham’s new super-prison site

‘Illegal’ workers at Wrexham’s new super-prison site

A number of illegal workers have been found working on the construction site of the UK's biggest prison, a court has heard.  Flintshire Magistrates' Court was told an immigration enforcement team visited the site of the £212m Berwyn Prison in Wrexham on Friday. The...

Changes to Immigration Law April 6th

Changes to Immigration Law April 6th

Changes relating to Tier 1 of the Points-Based System Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Changes to the evidence which can be accepted if investment funds come from a “trusted source” such as a UK Government Department Changes to the evidential requirements for applicants applying...

New Passport to be Launched

New Passport to be Launched

The Government has announced the launch of a new passport, which will be rolled out from December 2015.   New passports are normally launched every five years and the theme for the latest version is ‘Creative United Kingdom’. The design features British cultural icons...

Gangs sell fake passports to refugees in Athens

Gangs sell fake passports to refugees in Athens

Growing numbers of refugees are choosing to avoid the long dangerous journey overland and by sea to reach Europe. Instead, many are turning to gangs selling forged passports and trying their luck using traditional transport routes.

Migrant Crisis

Migrant Crisis

The migrant crises of unprecedented movement of people into Europe is posing problems for document checkers. The vast majority of the displaced people coming into Europe do not have identity documents; those who do are unlikely to have visas allowing them to stay for...

Landlords Who Rent To Illegal Migrants Face Jail

Landlords Who Rent To Illegal Migrants Face Jail

Source: Sky News Landlords who fail to evict migrants who do not have the right to live in Britain could be jailed for up to five years under measures to be included in the Immigration Bill.  Private landlords will also be able to evict illegal immigrants without a...

Coming soon – The “Right to Rent” Scheme

Coming soon – The “Right to Rent” Scheme

The Government has been conducting a trial scheme on what has become known as “Right to Rent” and this scheme emulates the principles laid down in previous “Right to Work” legislation. The scheme involves landlords conducting checks to establish that their tenants...

Avoid a £20,000 Civil Penalty

Avoid a £20,000 Civil Penalty

All business owners in the UK are at risk of a £20,000 civil penalty if they have not checked ID documents of employees fully. Passport Proven offer an instant document checking service which offers advice and instant reports which form part of the employer’s...