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.

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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.

Training workshops

We run a range of in-house training to suit your specific needs. Get in touch to find out how we can support you to stay up to date and aware of your responsibilities as an employer.


Right to Work Checks

  • The different types of right-to-work checks.
  • When to use manual and online right-to-work checks.
  • Using the employer checking service.
  • Using an Identity Service Provider (IDSP).
  • How to deal with some common tricky issues which can arise.
  • The consequences of failing to carry out right-to-work checks correctly.
  • Practical tips for making sure right-to-work checks are carried out correctly across your organisation.


Sponsorship complicance obligations

  • General duties of a registered sponsor.
  • Overriding duties in relation to the sponsor organisation.
  • Right-to-work duties.
  • Reporting duties for migrants and the organisation.
  • Record-keeping duties.
  • Genuineness of vacancies and third-party working.
  • Enforcement action from the Home Office.


Planning for a Home Office audit

  • How the Home Office monitor compliance.
  • Cooperating with the Home Office.
  • What happens during a scheduled check.
  • Discovery of issues.
  • The outcome of compliance checks.
  • Sanctions for illegal working.
  • Action against a sponsorship licence.


All training is provided by our business immigration legal specialist, Rajveer Basra and can be held at a location to suit you.

To book your course, email or call 0300 124 0406.

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