If you employ any workers from outside the EEA or Switzerland, there are certain requirements that you must meet. It is vital that your UK business’ HR methods comply with UK immigration regulations. This applies to the recruitment stage and with ongoing personnel management practices.

Failure to meet your sponsorship duties can result in large fines, the loss of workers and imprisonment. Our immigration consultancy services ensure that your business is following the correct protocol. We can work with you to find and resolve any issues with your business’ immigration practices. We will find and resolve any issues and help you avoid any penalties from the Home Office. We will also assist you with any Sponsor Licence applications you make and ensure that you meet your sponsor duties once you have received it. Contact us now online or over the phone to arrange a meeting with one of our specialist business immigration consultants.

Call us on 0333 363 8577.

FAQs

What are my duties as an employer?

As a UK employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that any migrant workers from outside of the EEA or Switzerland are operating with a valid UK visa. You must also have a Sponsorship Licence to employ any non-EEA or Swiss nationals in the UK on Tier 2 or Tier 5 Visas.
As a Sponsor Licence holder, you are required to keep up-date documents about all of your migrant employees which must be updated on a regular basis. You must also monitor to make sure that they continue to meet their visa guidelines.

What can happen if I don’t comply with my 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 Sponsor 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 offer high-quality, confidential legal and business guidance. This guidance will locate and resolve any issues in your current HR practices. This will then ensure that you do not receive any unwanted penalties from the Home Office.

We have a well-established reputation for Business consultation. As part of our Immigration Consultancy service, we will work closely with you and your business. Our expert immigration specialists will design a consultation package which is tailored to you. With it, we will ensure that every element of your HR processes is in compliance with Immigration regulations. With this, we will help you avoid any serious penalties or consequences.

We also offer immigration audit services to ensure your company’s practice is within regulation.

Our Consultancy Packages

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Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals

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

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Appeal Package

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

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Adbenour: Legal Aid and Asylum help

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Frederick: Fiance Visa

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Gaston: Switching from Tier 2 to Tier 4

Gaston had been working in the UK for two years and decided that he wanted to stay in the UK and study.
He was unclear about the process and the… Read More

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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

Asis: EEA Free Movement

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Luke: Indefinite Leave to Remain

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