Immigration Consultancy

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 in 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 to arrange a consultation with one of our specialist business immigration lawyers.


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 to 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.

Our Consultancy 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:

Joginder: Tier 2 to Tier 4

Joginder is a Kenyan National who had been working in the UK under a Tier 2 Visa.
Although he was given the option to extend his Tier 2 Visa, he… 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

Daniel: Fiance Visa

Daniel was in a long distance relationship with his partner, a Brazilian National. He proposed to her and wanted to bring her over to the UK but was unsure of… Read More

Teri: Proposed Civil Partner Visa

Teri is a Malayasia National who met her partner Linda online. The couple met up for the first time in the UK and shortly became engaged. Linda was unsure about… Read More

Guy: Switching from Tier 4 to Tier 1

Guy was an international student about to finish his university course and had his sights set on starting a company in the UK. His spare time was very limited and… Read More

Mauricio: Postgraduate Study Visa

Mauricio had been studying in the UK for three years and was offered a postgraduate position just before his visa ran out. He didn’t have much time and contacted IAS… Read More

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