Immigration Audit

Our Immigration Audit Service provides you with a full HR Audit Checklist

According to the Home Office, any UK employers who hire non-EEA talent must complete several compulsory duties. If the employer does not comply with these duties, the Home Office will not hesitate to discipline them. These disciplines include large fines, suspension/revocation of Sponsor Licences and criminal sanctions.

An Immigration Audit is highly useful as it can help identify any areas in which a UK employer is not compliant with their immigration duties. It can then be used to help resolve these issues and ensure that the employer and organisation avoid incurring any penalties. Contact us to find out if your company needs an immigration audit.


What are my duties as a UK employer?

As a UK employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that any migrant workers you hire from outside the EEA or Switzerland are operating with a valid UK visa. You must also hold a valid Sponsor Licence in order to employ any foreign nationals who are subject to immigration control in the UK.

As a Sponsor Licence holder, you are required to keep personal details on all of your migrant employees which must be updated on a regular basis.

It is vital that UK employers and businesses keep an up-to-date record of all their migrant employees, which includes evidence and details of their right to work.

What can happen if I don’t comply to the immigration responsibilities as a UK employer?

If you do not comply with the responsibilities required of you by the Home Office, there are a number of penalties which you or your business could incur.

These include:

  • having your UK Sponsorship Licence revoked and being unable to hire migrant employees;
  • being given a Civil Penalty from the Home Office: this is a large fine and written letter of warning;
  • losing your reputation and credibility as a business or company; and
  • imprisonment

How can IAS help?

Our team of expert immigration lawyers can offer you high-quality, confidential legal and business guidance to ensure that you will not incur any unwanted penalties from the Home Office.

We have a well-established reputation for business consultation and as part of our Immigration Audit service we will work closely with you and your business.

Our expert immigration specialists can use an immigration audit to locate and resolve any issues with your HR processes and ensure that you are functioning legally under the immigration rules and regulations. This will help to ensure your immigration compliance is up-to-date.

We will also prepare you for any visits to the Home Office and ensure that your records and employee documents meet the specifications of the Home Office.

We also offer Sponsor Licence application services and can assist you in attaining a Certificate of Sponsorship if you are hiring a new employee.

Our Immigration Packages

Advice Package

Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals


Application Package

Designed to make your visa application as successful, smooth and stress-free as possible


Fast Track Package

Premium application service that ensures your visa application is submitted to meet your deadline


Appeal Package

Ensure you have the greatest chance of a successful appeal. We will represent you in any hearings/tribunals


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Case studies

We are proud to have changed lives for the better. Here are some of their stories:

Marcelle: Visitor Visa

Marcelle contacted IAS about how to obtain a UK Visitor Visa as she was touring Europe.
The lawyer from IAS instructed her on the requirements of the UK immigration rules… Read More

Isabella: British Citizenship

Isabella, a Greek National, was working in the UK and intended to return to Greece for a summer holiday before becoming a student again.
She wanted to become a British… Read More

Frederick: Fiance Visa

Frederick was a Nigerian National who was in the UK on a Visitor’s Visa staying with his Fiancée.
He wanted to apply for a Fiancée Visa but did not understand how to… Read More

Shinya: Tier 2 Work Visa Application Assistance

Shinya, a Japanese National, was offered a placement in a UK based company. The company already held a Sponsorship Licence and was able to give Shinya a Certificate of Sponsorship… Read More

Stanislav: Permanent Residence

Stanislav is an Estonian National who was accepted into a University in the UK.
Due to Brexit, Stanislav wanted to understand the procedures and steps he needed to take to… Read More

Mike: Visiting the UK with a Criminal Record

Mike, a South African National received the news that his brother had recently had a newborn baby boy.
Mike was eager to meet his new nephew, however his brother lived… Read More

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