Business Immigration allows businesses as well as highly skilled individuals to be a part of the UK’s growing economy. Our specialist business immigration lawyers can assist businesses and skilled individuals in the following areas:
For employers wishing to employ a skilled worker from overseas the employer needs to hold a sponsor licence.
When the business is granted their sponsor licence it is valid for 4 years from the date it is granted. The business must then renew their sponsor licence before the expiry. Employers must ensure that they meet all their compliance duties as sponsor licence holders. This means keeping accurate records of the company and all employees.
All Employer's in the UK must be aware that they have a legal obligation to comply with the prevention of illegal working. It is important to conduct the right to work checks in the correct manner and comply with the laws and regulations as it offers employers a defence in relation to the immigration status of any of their employees. Prior to employing any individual, the employer should conduct a right to work check to ensure the individual is legally allowed to do the work in question for the employer.
The Start-up route is for an individual seeking to establish a business in the UK for the first time. The individual must have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is supported by an endorsing body approved by the Home Office.
The Global Talent visa is aimed at talented and promising applicants within the fields of science, engineering, medicine, humanities, digital technology and arts and culture (including film/television, fashion design and architecture) who wish to work in the UK.
A Health and Care Worker visa is aimed at medical professionals to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care. This visa was designed to attract healthcare professionals to the UK.
The Global Business Mobility Visas (GBM) was launched in March 2022 with 5 sub-categories of sponsored routes for overseas businesses; the new category of sponsored routes allows overseas businesses to establish a presence in the UK or to transfer staff to the UK for certain business purposes.
This visa was launched to allow migrants to come to the UK to do an eligible job for a fast-growing UK business. The migrant will require a job offer from a qualifying Scale up business. The scale up business must also hold a scale up sponsor licence.
Biscoes can assist Employers with the following:
Sponsors licence applications, renewals and revocations for specialist or temporary workers
Make Visa applications
Right to work checks and auditing service to support business immigration applications
Make Business immigration applications for extension of stay and settlement
Conducting business immigration audits in the workplace to assist in preventing illegal working
Offering support for Employers
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