Obtaining Work Permits for Foreign Staff
Although there has been considerable disquiet amongst the business community regarding the availability of work permits for foreign staff, in reality if simple steps are followed, migrants can be easily employed. At Westkin associates, we can assist you with making the relevant checks and acquiring the necessary paperwork to hire foreign workers in a legal, professional and smooth manor.
The first stage in the process for your business is obtaining a licence to employ foreign workers. This will showcase that your business is legally allowed to employ workers from outside of the United Kingdom. A license for employing foreign workers can obtained once the UKBA are sent certain documents that confirm that the business is genuinely trading and is able to monitor its migrant worker’s attendance. At Westkin, we can assist you with preparing this paperwork and getting the necessary documents in order, ready to be submitted to the UKBA. We can guide you through this process, making it easier for you and saving you time and money.
Once a licence to employ foreign workers is obtained, your business will be allowed to employ as many foreign workers as it has certificates. If your business needs change and more workers are required down the line, more certificates can, and should be, requested. If you already have some foreign workers within your company but are expanding and looking to hire more individuals from outside of the United Kingdom, Westkin can assist you in the process of acquiring more certificates.
Before a new employee can be employed, they must be paid according to a mandated rate for the type of work which they are due to undertake. These guidelines are set out on the UKBA website for your reference.
If the employee being hired already has a visa for the United Kingdom, they do not need to have their role advertised before they offered the position. If however, they are outside of the United Kingdom, the employer will be required to advertise the post for one month to ensure that there is no appropriately qualified person in the UK market who can do the work. The UK government state that foreign workers should only be hired where an individual already living in the United Kingdom cannot fulfil this role. This is an aspect of the application process which we are able to assist you with and help to provide the necessary documents for, saving you time.
Westkin Associates is a full service immigration law firm that can assist businesses of all sizes in all the above steps. Clients are billed on a fixed fee basis, with a transparent and friendly approach adopted at all times. Our team of expert lawyers are ready to help you with your needs. We have worked with a number of businesses, both large and small, in acquiring work permits for foreign staff. We have a high success record and are highly efficient and transparent in our process.
Our promise to you is to make the process honest, efficient and clear, ensuring that we keep you up to date in every step of the process. Our team are highly professional and experienced.
If you are interested in obtaining work permits for hiring foreign staff for your business, or if you have any other business visa requirements. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.
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1 Maddox Street
0207 118 4546