If you want to take on overseas workers within your business, you will need to comply with UK business immigration law. Whether you are applying for a sponsor licence or issuing Certificates of Sponsorship, there are numerous rules and regulations to follow.
At Halliday Reeves, we specialise in the complex and fast-changing area of immigration law. We provide business immigration law advice and representation to organisations across a range of sectors. We will ensure that you have the support and guidance necessary to take on the talent you need.
We can work with your organisation to identify your requirements and make sure you have the systems in place that will enable you to comply with immigration reporting and record-keeping rules. We also advise on immigration routes for overseas workers to ensure that they have the right visa for their purposes.
As well as having a high level of legal expertise, we are also known for the outstanding service we provide. We will take the time to get to know your business and what you need to achieve, tailoring our advice to ensure you can take on the employees you need to succeed. We make sure we are easily contactable and we are always happy to talk through any issues you may have and answer your employment immigration questions.
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Our Business Immigration Law Services
We offer a full range of business immigration services, including:
- Applications for sponsor licences
- Advice on managing a sponsor licence and complying with reporting and record-keeping requirements
- Advice on job eligibility for overseas employees
- Sponsor licence renewals
- Assistance with upgrading a downgraded sponsor licence
- Applications for senior or specialist worker visas (global business mobility), formerly intra company transfer visas
- Skilled worker visa applications
- Business visitor visa applications
Obtaining And Managing A Sponsor Licence
If you are taking on overseas workers, you will need a sponsor licence. This gives you the authority to issue Certificates of Sponsorship to potential employees, allowing them to make the necessary visa applications.
The process of securing a sponsor licence is complex and you will have to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that your business is eligible and also that the positions you intend to offer to immigrant workers are eligible.
You will need to set up management and reporting systems to comply with the ongoing rules of running a sponsor licence.
We can prepare the strongest possible sponsor licence application on your behalf and ensure that you have the infrastructure in place to manage the licence once it has been issued. We will advise you on issues such as appointing individuals to certain management roles, as required by the rules, and ensuring that you remain compliant when issuing Certificates of Sponsorship.
If you have had a sponsor licence downgraded from an A-rating to a B-rating, we can advise you on the issues you need to address and how best to implement the action plan you will have been provided with. It is usually the case that downgrading occurs because the right processes are not in place to run the licence or information has not been provided when requested. We will work with you to establish what is needed and ensure that you can regain an A-rating within the three months allowed.
Business Immigration Visa Advice And Representation
We provide a full range of advice to businesses in respect of immigration law as well as to individuals who require UK business immigration visas.
We can work with you to identify the right immigration route and ensure that you provide the documentation needed to show that you are eligible for a visa. We prepare all types of business visa applications as well as visa applications for family members who wish to accompany workers to the UK.
Contact Us For Business Immigration Law Advice And Representation
Our team have in-depth immigration expertise, dealing with employers in a wide range of sectors, and we will be happy to help you with all of your visa and sponsor licence needs.
We provide business immigration law advice and representation from our offices in Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Wakefield and Nottingham. To speak to one of our experts, ring us on 0330 133 7777, email us at email@example.com or fill in our Contact Form.
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