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

Advice Package

Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals

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Application Package

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

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Fast Track Package

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

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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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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

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… Read More

Tobin: EEA Permanent Residency Card

Tobin, a German National, split his working days between the UK and Germany. However, due to Brexit, Tobin was unsure about his ability to work in the UK in the… 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

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

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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