We provide advice and support in relation to business immigration services for employer clients across a wide range of industry sectors. 

The UK’s immigration system is becoming increasingly complex and we can help you ensure your staff have the legal entitlement to work in the UK.

Many employers will want to transfer employees who are working overseas for group companies to the UK or employ new staff who are from outside the EEA.  This requires a licence from the Home Office and we can advise you on how to become licensed, so you can sponsor workers under Tier 2 of the Points Based System.  As part of this process we can provide training or advice to staff who will be responsible for complying with your record keeping and reporting obligations, or for using the online Sponsor Management System.  We can also explain the HR systems you will need in place to pass a Home Office compliance visit.

If you are already a licensed sponsor, we can advise in relation to your ongoing compliance obligations, including record keeping and reporting duties.  We can also liaise directly with your employees to assist them in obtaining or extending their visa.

In addition, we can explain other routes which may be open to your overseas employees or potential hires, including the requirements to visit the UK for work related purposes and dependant visas.

Our areas of expertise include advising in relation to:

  • the international relocation and transfer of overseas employees to the UK
  • the prevention of illegal working
  • step by step guidance on how to become a licensed sponsor
  • your compliance obligations as a licensed sponsor
  • the Points Based System and application process, including Tier 2
  • entering the UK to establish a business
  • visiting the UK for business purposes
  • other business immigration routes
  • extension applications
  • the rules regarding switching immigration status
  • in-country applications for further leave to remain
  • overseas entry clearance requirements and applications