Changes to Licensing Application Forms create need to supply additional Information

Changes to Licensing Application Forms create need to supply additional Information

 

The Government has published revised Licensing Act forms which take into account the changes brought about by the Immigration Act and the Policing and Crime Act.  As well as some general changes, the Application form for a Personal Licence now requires more information with regard to Applicants.  Individuals are now required to submit additional documentation proving a right to work in the UK.

 

A personal licence may not be issued to an individual or an individual in a partnership which is not a limited liability partnership who is resident in the UK who:

  • does not have the right to live and work in the UK; or
  • is subject to a condition preventing him or her from doing work relating to the carrying on of a licensable activity.

Any personal licence issued in respect of an application made on or after 6 April 2017 will become invalid if the holder ceases to be entitled to work in the UK.

 

Applicants must demonstrate that they have the right to work in the UK and are not subject to a condition preventing them from doing work relating to the carrying on of a licensing activity. They do this by providing with this application copies or scanned copies of certain documents.

Examples of Documents which can demonstrate entitlement to work in the UK

 

  • An expired or current passport showing the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder, is a British citizen or a citizen of the UK and Colonies having the right of abode in the UK.

 

  • An expired or current passport or national identity card showing the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder, is a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.

 

  • A Registration Certificate or document certifying permanent residence issued by the Home Office to a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.

 

  • A Permanent Residence Card issued by the Home Office to the family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.

 

  • A current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder indicating that the person named is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.

 

  • A current passport endorsed to show that the holder is exempt from immigration control, is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, has the right of abode in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.

 

  • A current Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the named person is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK or has no time limit on their stay in the UK, when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

 

  • A full birth or adoption certificate issued in the UK which includes the name(s) of at least one of the holder’s parents or adoptive parents, when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

 

It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive, and the full list is on the updated application form.  Should you need further advice on this topic, or assistance with applying for a Personal Licence, please do not hesitate to contact the Licensing team here at Fraser Brown.  We also provide training courses for the Personal Licence qualification every month which is the necessary to obtain prior to making your application - for details please call 0115 9888752.

 

In other news:-

 

The Home Office has also advised that with regard to change of Designated Premises Supervisor applications, the outgoing Designated Premises Supervisor should not be sent a copy of the application form.  The full form, which must be sent to the police, contains personal information in terms of the new Designated Premises Supervisor’s date of birth, place of birth and nationality. It is sufficient to simply advise the outgoing Designated Premises Supervisor that the application has been made.

 

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