What benefits can an immigration services advisor bring to a business?

21 Dec 2022, 25 mins ago

In the context of a post-Brexit UK landscape, corporate immigration takes higher priority than before in the minds of many UK businesses.

The main reason behind it is that EU nationals who have newly arrived to the UK no longer have the benefit of free movement. They will be subject to the UK immigration control, and in a business context that means that many will need to be sponsored under the Skilled Worker visa route.  

Businesses that wish to continue recruiting EU nationals, or are generally looking to expand their operations and wish to have the option of employing non-British or non-settled employees, need to have an understanding of the UK work visa routes and compliance requirements that a company must adhere to if sponsoring employees.

Once a company has applied for and obtained a sponsorship license from the Home Office, and is able to begin employing migrant workers, it acquires an on-going compliance duty. Such a company must ensure that their databases in relation to their migrant employees are kept up to date, and must be aware that a Home Office visit can occur at anytime. Being prepared for such a visit helps a company to ensure that it will not fall foul of their compliance requirements.

For businesses embarking on sponsorship for the first time, the requirements may seem somewhat overwhelming, but proper preparation can make the process much smoother and minimise the risk of not adhering to the relevant compliance duties.

A corporate immigration adviser can help facilitate the process end to end, and provide compliance coaching and advise in relation to what specifically needs to be prepared and kept up to date, not only to fulfil the company’s compliance duties, but also to be fully prepared for a Home Office visit.

Please also see our recent blog on three reasons why you may need a Corporate Immigration Lawyer for further insight – https://www.gherson.com/blog/top-3-reasons-why-you-may-need-a-corporate-immigration-lawyer/

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