Business Immigration

Comprehensive assistance for your business immigration needs.

Understanding business immigration

Business immigration involves legally recruiting foreign workers to address UK skill shortages. This process is complex, and carries potential risks due to strict regulations and the threat of legal penalties for non-compliance. With the UK’s departure from the EU, it has become even more complex.

We help simplify the process, handle the paperwork, and assist in getting the necessary licenses and certificates for employee sponsorship to comply with changing immigration laws.

Obligations for employers 

As an employer, you need to understand your ongoing duties owed towards non-UK nationals and the Home Office, which monitors and enforces the engagement of overseas workers. You must check that all your employees have the legal right to work for you in the UK.

Failing to carry out the correct right to work checks can lead to a civil or criminal penalty.

What areas do we cover?

Sponsor Licence: We help you secure licences and certificates.

We can help you to obtain a sponsorship licence and certificates of sponsorship. We’ll advise you on the most appropriate route to the visa needed for each employee.

Right to Work: Stay compliant with new rules, let us handle the paperwork.

On 1st July 2021, new right to work guidance came into force. It is crucial that you know and follow the rules. We’ll guide you through the whole process of right to work checks in the UK, helping you to navigate the various procedures and dealing with the red tape on your behalf. We can also provide right to work check training which will be tailored for your requirements.

TUPE Transfers: We advise on immigration matters in business transfers

If you take on new staff when you buy a business under TUPE, you will need to consider whether or not those new employees have the right to work in the UK. As their new employer, you will be responsible for ensuring that these new employees are entitled to work in the UK. It is important to understand their status and whether or not you need to be a sponsor. We’ll advise you on the immigration issues in any business transfer agreement, the risks and how to minimise them.

For advice you can rely on, contact us today

0300 124 0406
enquiries@schofieldsweeney.co.uk

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