Now that the UK has left the European Union (EU), businesses and people need access to robust, experienced, and knowledgeable immigration law advice more than ever before. Commercial organisations and NGOs who wish to hire international talent from inside and outside the EU/EEA will need a UK Sponsor Licence. There are also many visas available for people who wish to come to the UK to work. Our business immigration law team headed by Rupinder Kaur Matharu has the expertise to advise and represent you in all immigration matters.
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We hold a Law Society Accreditation in Immigration and Asylum Law, meaning our Solicitors meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in immigration law.
Immigration expertise for all business sectors
We can assist you with the following immigration law matters:
Sponsor licence applications
With the EU-UK transition period ending on 31 December 2020, organisations who wish to hire talent from inside and outside the EU will need a UK Sponsor Licence. Our immigration lawyers can assist you with the application process, including conducting an audit of your HR systems to ensure you can meet Sponsor Licence compliance.
Sponsor licence compliance
Having a Sponsor Licence means complying with strict recording and reporting duties and using the Sponsor Licence Management System (SMS) correctly. We will update you on any regulatory changes, manage your SMS, and conduct annual audits to ensure your compliance duties are met.
Sponsor licence suspension and revocation
Failure to comply with Sponsor Licence duties and responsibilities or employing illegal migrants (in cases where a migrant’s visa has expired) can lead to your licence being suspended or revoked. This can have disastrous consequences for your business and your sponsored migrants who may have to leave the UK. We will act swiftly to understand why your licence was suspended or revoked and work out a strategy to deal with the situation.
Tier 2 and Tier 5 Work Visa
If you want to come to the UK, you must have a work visa. Our Immigration Solicitors can help you complete the application form, collate the necessary supporting documents and work with you or your sponsor to ensure the correct NHS surcharge is paid.
Innovator and Start-up Visa
These visas replace the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa. Our team can assist you in applying for endorsement and leave to enter the UK. We will also work with you throughout the life cycle of your Innovator Visa, so you are in a position to apply for Settlement.
Global Talent Visa
If you can prove you are considered a person of exceptional talent or exceptional promise in the fields of the arts, technology, medicine, or STEM, and achieve endorsement from an approved body, you can come to the UK on the highly flexible Global Talent Visa. We can assist you with your endorsement and application for leave to enter.
For high-net-worth people who have £2 million or more to invest in approved UK investments, the Investor Visa provides a flexible way to gain British Citizenship (after a qualifying period). We can take care of all the aspects of applying for an Investor Visa, as well as make introductions to banks, real estate agents, private schools, and wealth managers.
Helping you prepare for compliance visits
Most businesses receive a pre-licence compliance visit from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI); therefore it is imperative to have your HR systems set up to meet Sponsor Licence duties and responsibilities and select your key personnel (Authorising Officer, Key Contact, Level 1 User).
UKVI compliance officers may also make unannounced visits to check your record-keeping and other HR functions. Our immigration lawyers can conduct mock audits to ensure that if you are subject to an unannounced UKVI visit, you can be confident that your compliance is in order.