Business immigration law

Businesses in the UK often need to bring in talent from outside the EU. But, doing so can seem daunting.

Recruitment rules are strict, and there can be serious penalties for businesses – and individuals – who don’t follow them.

We can help you navigate the processes, applications, and compliance issues that are relevant to you – whether you’re a business, or an individual. We’ll focus on making sure that you understand your legal obligations, and help you to meet them.

What can we help with?

  • Supporting businesses become sponsors
  • Assisting with the ongoing obligations of sponsoring migrant workers
  • Tier 1 Visas including Entrepreneur and Investor Visas
  • Tier 2 Visas including General and Inter-Company Transfer Visas
  • Dependent Visas
  • Advising on Visitor Visas and what business activities can be conducted in the UK
  • Assisting with extension, indefinite leave to remain, and citizenship applications
  • Preventing illegal working
  • Providing best practice training to managers and HR
  • Immigration implications of a business transfer

We’ll take the time to understand your business needs, and provide you with timely and cost-effective support.

Immigration audit

To prevent illegal working, the Home Office imposes mandatory duties on all employers.

If you’re a sponsored licence holder, you’ll have additional, more onerous obligations – and you’ll have to comply with them to satisfy your sponsorship duties. If you don’t, you could lose your sponsorship licence, receive a fine, or, in some cases, face imprisonment.

The Home Office can carry out compliance visits at any time – with or without warning – and will visit all Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors at some stage. So, it’s important that you’re compliant.

How can we help?

Our immigration team can conduct an audit of your documents and HR systems to make sure you’re compliant.  We’ll:

  • Provide you with guidance to help you adequately prepare for our audit
  • Review your HR systems and employee records on the day to make sure they’re appropriate
  • Guide you through the type of questions you might be asked by the Home Office
  • Provide a full report after the audit, detailing risk areas and action points.