Immigration Act 2016

This section provides a resource of information regarding the Immigration Act 2016.


Following Royal Assent on May 12th 2016 the Immigration Bill 2015-16 officially became the Immigration Act 2016. The Act documents are available here.

For the commencement dates of specific provisions of the Act please click here.

The Act is to:

  • introduce new sanctions on illegal workers and rogue employers
  • provide better co-ordination of regulators that enforce workers’ rights
  • prevent illegal migrants in the UK from accessing housing, driving licences and bank accounts
  • introduce new measures to make it easier to enforce immigration laws and remove illegal migrants

Home Office Guidance

Part OneLabour Market and Illegal Working

Part TwoAccess to Services

Part ThreeEnforcement

Part FourAppeals 

Part FiveSupport for Certain Categories of Migrants

Part Six Border Security 

Part Seven – Language Requirement for Public Sector Workers

Part Eight – Fees and Charges

Overarching Documents


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