Mobile Phone Policy At Work

Mobile phones at work can easily become an unwanted distraction and have a negative impact on productivity. When employees are spending too much time on their device, it’s likely they’re wasting their working hours and creating other issues, such as underperforming and encouraging others to use their phones during work too. But employers cannot ignore […]

Is a Child Born in the UK Automatically a British Citizen?

A child born in the UK to foreign parents does not automatically attain British Citizenship. In this guide, we explain the ways a child can become a British citizen if born in the UK to foreign parents. This can be achieved in one of the following ways, although this is not an exhaustive list: If […]

T5 Government Authorised Exchange Visa for Interns

If you are planning to come to the UK for an internship, you will need to ensure you have the correct work visa. Is there a UK internship visa? Under the UK’s points-based immigration system there are a number of short-term visas to enable foreign nationals to work in the UK with a Home Office […]

Registered Traveller Service FAQs | DavidsonMorris

9 minute read Last updated: 26th November 2019   Travelling under the Registered Traveller Service offers frequent business travellers a number of benefits. What is the Registered Traveller Service, who is eligible and how do you apply?   This article covers: What is the Registered Traveller Service (RTS)? What are the benefits for business travellers? […]

Immigration Masterclass – Aberdeen Sessions

Immigration Masterclass Immigration law is complex and subject to frequent changes. The Home Office have recently published notice of significant changes to the PBS Licence system and Tier 2 visas. The session will cover: Right to work updates including new rules for EU nationals Tier 2 ICT and General – the new rules being introduced […]

Barista Visa – Solution to Labour Shortages or a Bitter Tonic?

Reports of shortages of labour in specific sectors and an exodus of EEA workers as a result of Brexit are fuelling speculation about potential changes in the UK immigration rules. With the General Election now upon us and taking all political focus and energy, we do not expect any clarification on the future immigration status of EEA […]

Guide to UK Business Visas for Non-EEA Citizens

What are the UK Business Visas for Non-EEA Citizens? With application errors leading to delays, rejections, lost fees, and missed opportunities, it has never been more important for non-EU citizens to select the most appropriate route of entry for their circumstances, whether that is to work, invest or build a business in the UK. Start […]

UK Registered Traveller Service expanded to 16 new countries

The Home Office has announced the expansion of its Registered Traveller Service to include 16 additional countries.  Membership will now be open to passengers from: Argentina Belize Brazil Brunei Chile Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Israel Malaysia Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Uruguay  The changes take effect Monday 21 November 2016. According to Home Secretary […]

British Citizenship for Tier 1 Investors

For high net worth individuals from outside of Europe, the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa offers one of the most attractive routes to settlement in Britain. And under the current scheme, the more that investors put into the UK economy, the sooner British Citizenship for Tier 1 investors becomes available. The Tier 1 Investor Visa application process is, […]

Avoiding Civil and Criminal Penalties

Now more than ever, employers have to ensure that they carry out the government-prescribed document checks when hiring new employees. Failing to do so exposes employers to high civil penalties and since 12 July 2016, possible criminal prosecution. The statutory excuse The law does not explicitly require employers to perform document checks on all new employees. […]