Recruiting talent overseas
In certain industries, employers are forced to look outside the UK for workers to create or maintain a workforce which has the best skills, experience and qualifications necessary to ensure profitability. If recruiting from outside the UK, failure to get the appropriate visas and permissions can have extreme consequences for you and your business. Penalties can range from large fines to being named and shamed in the press.
Our business immigration lawyers are familiar with and keep on top of the UK’s changing immigration laws and Home Office guidance. We are regularly instructed by start-ups, SME’s and large global companies to assist them with all their business immigration needs.
As experts in the field of business immigration, we can assist you in becoming a licensed sponsor and thereafter provide you with ongoing support to ensure you are:
- Kept informed of any changes to the immigration laws which may affect your business;
- Complying with your sponsor duties; and
- Able to hire migrant workers with relative ease.
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Read, listen and watch our latest insights
- 31 August 2022
Scale-up visa – is this route worth the hustle?
The new Scale-up visa route launched on 22 August 2022 with the aim of helping the UK’s top growing businesses to employ top talent across the globe in professions including scientists, engineers, programmers, software developers, research/development professionals, and other similar roles who currently form part of the shortage of professionals in the UK.
- 17 August 2022
UK Immigration update: Visa and Sponsor Licence applications
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regularly updates its rules and guidance, often without giving prior notice, and therefore it is crucial for businesses and their non-settled workers to remain hypervigilant to adhere to the Immigration Rules.
- 01 July 2022
Preparing for sponsor compliance visits
The Home Office suspended all points-based system sponsor compliance and assessment visits during the Covid-19 pandemic whilst lockdown restrictions were in effect. Sponsor compliance visits have now resumed. and it appears that the Home Office is attempting to make up for lost time.
- 09 June 2022
Work Visa: Applying for a dependent child
There is frequent discussion surrounding the requirements for a spouse or unmarried partner applying as the dependant of a UK visa holder, however what receives less attention are the requirements for a dependent child, which in some cases can fall subject to a higher level of scrutiny from the Home Office.
- 26 May 2022
Sponsorship Management System
When granted with a Worker sponsor licence to employ migrant workers, an organisation is given access to the Sponsorship Management System (SMS), which is the online platform used to manage the licence and facilitate the sponsorship of migrant workers. We have set out some key points for you to download to help you with the SMS.