How do I employ foreign workers?
If you are a UK business looking to employ foreign workers from outside the EEA or Switzerland there are requirements that you will need to meet before you can hire foreign workers legally. You and your business must:
- not have any criminal convictions such as immigration offences, fraud or money laundering;
- not have a history of failing to carry out sponsorship duties; and
- have a system in place that monitors sponsored employees.
The Home Office will review your application and they may want to visit your business before your Sponsor Licence is granted. There are also a number of supporting documents that you will need to provide prior to being approved by the UKVI.
These are important requirements to follow to ensure you do not hire any workers illegally.