Employer Checking Service (Guide for HR)

employer checking service

Employers can, in certain circumstances, make use of the Home Office’s online employer checking service to conduct compliant right to work checks and avoid penalties for illegal working. There are, however, rules and limitations to using the employer checking service, making it important for employers, HR and those responsible for conducting an organisation’s right to […]

Health and Care Worker Visa (Application Guide)

health and care visa

The Health and Care Worker Visa was designed to encourage healthcare professionals from around the world to come to work in the UK health sector. For applicants, the benefits of the new Health and Care Worker visa include fast-tracked entry to the UK, together with reduced visa fees and exemption from the Immigration Health Surcharge. […]

UK Business Visa Requirements

To come to the UK for business, you have to ensure you have the required permission. Of the UK visa options available, you will need to ensure you apply for a route that you are eligible for and which permits you to carry out your planned business activities. In this guide, we outline the main […]

UK Youth Mobility Visa Scheme

uk youth mobility visa

The UK’s youth mobility visa scheme allows eligible workers under the age of 30 to experience life in the UK for up to two years. Compared with other UK work visas, the scheme offers a more flexible and accessible immigration route for younger workers, as it does not require the applicant to be sponsored, or to […]

SMS Level 1 User Guide

The role of key personnel in managing an organisation’s sponsor licence can’t be underestimated in ensuring compliance with the employer’s duties under its sponsor licence. The management of the sponsorship licence is conducted through the sponsor management system and therefore it is essential that the key personnel, in particular any level 1 user(s), are able […]

Skilled Worker Visa Extension Guide

skilled worker visa extension

Skilled Worker visas are issued for a period of up to five years. To remain in the UK beyond this, the worker has to make an application for a Skilled Worker visa extension before their current visa expires. As with the initial visa application, the worker will need to show when they apply for the […]

Hybrid & Remote Working: Sponsored Visa & Overseas Workers

impact of remote & hybrid working on visa sponsorship

One of the defining features of the UK’s post-pandemic economy is the widespread adoption of flexible working and the increased employment of overseas-based remote workers. In this guide, we outline some of the issues for employers to be aware of when implementing hybrid and remote working arrangements for sponsored and overseas workers.   What is hybrid […]

Temporary Work Visa for the UK

If you are a UK employer looking to temporarily hire overseas workers, or an overseas worker looking to come to the UK to undertake a temporary work placement, the following guide provides an overview of the various different types of ‘Temporary Work Visa UK’ and what requirements must be met. There are several options available […]

Home Office Sponsor Action Plans Explained

home office sponsor action plan

The following guidance for UK-sponsors examines the Home Office enforcement process for non-compliance with your sponsorship duties, including the various stages involved in that process if you’re suspected of being, or proven to be, in breach of UK sponsorship rules.   What is a Home Office sponsor action plan? If you successfully apply for a […]

Skilled Worker Visa to ILR

skilled worker visa

You can become eligible to switch from a Skilled Worker Visa to ILR after you have lived in the UK continuously with sponsored status for 5 years. Skilled worker visas are granted for a period of up to 5 years. At the end of this visa period, you apply to extend your visa or you […]