Tech & Digital

DavidsonMorris is a modern legal services provider that specialises in providing value and solutions-based guidance on immigration law.

We are immigration legal advisers to a range of tech companies, from start-ups through to larger, established digital organisations.

Recent parliamentary studies show the UK tech sector is suffering a critical shortage in skilled digital workers.

While the government implements long-term measures to close the domestic skill gap, in the short-term, businesses need to find talent, to be competitive on a global scale and to be able to realise their commercial goals.

One solution is to recruit skilled digital talent from overseas.

With a range of visa options potentially available to digital workers, and onerous immigration duties on employers, employing foreign workers can seem daunting.

DavidsonMorris provides a complete managed immigration service to the tech sector, from advising on the most suitable visa option, through to handling visa applications and liaising with employees to guide them through the process.

We work with tech sector companies to ensure they remain compliant with their duties under UK immigration rules, and avoid civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance.

Our tech sector immigration services include advice on:

  • Visa options
  • Resident Labour Market Test
  • Shortage Occupation List
  • Applying for a Sponsor Licence
  • Renewing your Sponsor licence
  • Immigration compliance training
  • Right to work processes and procedures
  • Preparing for Home Office visits
  • Challenging civil penalties for illegal working

We also deliver a regular programme of legal updates and webinars covering HR compliance training, mobility trends and relevant topics regarding visa and immigration for tech companies.


Immigration services

managed immigration services
audit compliance
immigration training
ongoing support
right to work consulting
sponsor licence renewal

Tech articles

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Fluency Duty & Foreign Workers: A New HR Compliance Risk

December 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Fluency Duty & Foreign Workers: A New HR Compliance Risk

The Government has published a Code of Practice aimed at helping public sector employers comply with their 'fluency duty' under Part [...]

  • Home Office Publishes New Changes to Immigration-Rules

New Changes to Immigration Rules

November 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

On 3 November 2016, the Home Office published a raft of changes to the Immigration Rules. We have provided a summary [...]

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Recruiting Nurses from outside the EEA

October 4th, 2016|0 Comments

According to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), recruiting nurses from outside the EEA may be the only solution to the national [...]

  • Biometric Residence Permit Checks

Biometric Residence Permit Checks

August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

When hiring citizens from countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), UK employers must carry out biometric residence permit checks [...]

  • Cost of Sponsoring under Tier 2 Visa

Tier 2 Visa Costs for Employers

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

In pursuit of lower migration rates, the Government has increased visa fees and introduced new levies and charges for employers sponsoring [...]

  • UK Nursing Shortage

NHS Seeks Solution to UK Nursing Shortage

July 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

While uncertainty dominates post-referendum Britain, for the NHS it has to be 'business as usual'. Critical challenges such as the severe [...]