Immigration Insights

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Home Office Sponsor Compliance Visits

Sponsor licence holders have to meet their immigration compliance duties or risk enforcement action. The Home Office relies on a range of methods to monitor sponsor licence holders, including UKVI

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Appendix A Sponsor Licence Documents

Appendix A supports the full Home Office policy guidance on sponsoring a non-UK resident worker. It lists the documents you must provide to support your application and evidence your organisation’s

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UKVCAS Super Priority Service FAQs

Super priority and priority services for UK visa and settlement applications are currently suspended due to COVID-19. Priority services are not expected to resume until public health restrictions ease and a

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Shortage Occupation List 2021

The UK’s Shortage Occupation List can be the source of much confusion for employers sponsoring visa workers, particularly when hiring under a sponsorship licence for the first time or recruiting

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Global Mobility for Competitive Advantage

While the pandemic continues to shape and influence global mobility programmes, multinational organisations still face operational demands and the need to mobilise key talent internationally. Among the key concerns for

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3 Signs of Breaching Immigration Duties

The Home Office’s tough, low-tolerance stance toward illegal working contuses to push immigration compliance high up the business risk agenda. UKVI has extensive powers to investigate and enforce illegal employment

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Sponsor Licences

How will a merger affect your sponsor licence? Mergers, acquisitions or any type of organisational restructure are inherently complex projects. While resources and attention for the restructuring process are typically focused

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Tier 1 Entrepreneur Extension Tips

We are frequently instructed by Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa holders who have been refused their Tier 1 Entrepreneur extension. It’s extremely frustrating to be refused an extension and can result

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Sponsor Licence Renewal Fee

Sponsor licences are granted for a period of four years. To maintain permission to hire non-UK resident workers past the four-year mark, sponsors have to make a sponsor licence renewal

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