New criminal and civil penalties introduced for persons who asks to be paid for arranging the visa sponsorship

New criminal and civil penalties introduced for persons who asks to be paid for arranging the visa sponsorship

On 14 December 2015, new criminal and civil penalties and visa cancellation provisions were introduced as part of a ‘payment for visas’ framework that allows for sanctions to be imposed on a person who asks for, receives, offers or provides a benefit in return for visa sponsorship or employment (that requires visa sponsorship).