The SIT remit includes:
- Advice and assistance related to the following UK work visa routes: Global Talent, Skilled Worker and Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) visa
- Information about sponsorship by the University of Oxford, documents and requirements for this process
- Visa renewals
- Changing visa status (switching from one visa category to another; change of sponsors)
- Assistance and tailored advice about refused applications, lost documents, issues and complications during visa applications
- Advice on visa terms and conditions
- Advice on right to work issues for different visa categories
- Guidance on the requirements and application process for Indefinite Leave to Remain/settlement
- Guidance on the requirements and application process for EEA Registration Certificates and Permanent Residence
- Any other immigration and/or nationality related guidance, advice or assistance
Where assistance is required which is outside the SIT current remit, they will provide links to sources of relevant information: the Home Office and/or external legal advice.
SIT provides advice and assistance in good faith based on information provided by the visa applicants and their employing/host department or college. It is therefore essential to provide them with all information and documents which are or might be relevant to each particular immigration case. They cannot accept responsibility for any negative decisions made on the basis of information not disclosed to them.
In the event of a negative decision by the Home Office, SIT will either use their best efforts to resolve the matter, or alternatively refer the individuals to external bodies who can assist them.
A detailed breakdown of various areas of responsibility for Immigration and Right to Work, and how they are split between the Staff Immigration Team and departments/colleges, is provided in the Immigration and Right to Work Roles & Responsibilities document.