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Immigration for Business

Immigration Services for Businesses

Given the current draft of reforms that the Home Office is currently undertaking and planning as Britain switches to a points-based system; businesses will need clear and transparent legal advice. That’s what Westkin Associates aims to provide.

Our expert business immigration team has worked with thousands of businesses on their legal immigration cases. We have supported a wide variety of business ranging from start-ups to multi-national corporations to tackle both simple and complex immigration cases.

What can we do for you?

Our legal service includes but are not limited to:

  • Entry Clearance and Leave to Remain for Employees
  • Sponsorship Licences
  • Conducting in house seminars to employers and HR departments on the
  • New changes and avoiding pitfalls in applications.
  • Entry Clearance and Leave to Remain for Employees

The Points Based System

A great deal of confusion surrounds the UK point-based immigration system and we hope to provide some clarity on this issue. Westkin Associates aims to provide you clear impartial guidance through this complicate new system.

The first thing to note is that, all employees (including prospective employees) which are currently outside of the UK will need to apply for permission to enter the UK. This will include EU nationals who had previously been able to come freely as part of the free movement across the EU which will no longer include the UK.

The new system will require that applicants hold permission to enter and remain in the UK alongside a detailed immigration and employment history. Applicants will also need to provide a detailed overview of their proposed job; the responsibilities they will hold; and details of their employer.

Employers will also need to protect their sponsorship licence and abide by their duties. The Home Office has a strict expectation that employers will abide by their obligations. The UK Border Agency have the power to conduct compliance checks to ensure that employers are following their requirements; if they aren’t, they will face a penalty.

More information on these requirements may be found on the right under the Tier 2 Employers and Working Under Tier 2 sections.

Sponsorship Licences

In order for an employer to employ foreign nationals under Tier 1 and Tier 2 they will need to gain a sponsorship licence. This licence allows employers to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to support foreign workers whom they wish to employ. A CoS may be issued only if the employee fulfils their immigration requirements and meet the Home Office’s skills and labour market requirements.

Once a CoS is issued, immigration authorities will check your application before granting permission to the foreign national worker to come to the UK to work.

The employer must abide by strict requirements to fulfil their obligations these include ensuring that their workers are here legally. If the employer is found to not be abiding by their obligations, they will have their sponsorship licence withdrawn and may face a significant penalty. Within 8 weeks foreign worker may have their right to remain in the UK terminated as a result and to prevent this they will need to find an alternative sponsorship.

To learn more please contact us at 0207 118 4564 or email info@westkin.com.

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United Kingdom
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