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Compliance with UK immigration laws and sponsorship duties

The UK immigration laws can be complex and compliance is essential for any business. Failure to comply with sponsor licence duties can lead to a downgrade in user rating, suspension or revocation, putting the jobs of existing migrants at risk. We can work with you to ensure that you are and remain compliant.

Home Office compliance visits

If you do have a Home Office visit, we can assist you ahead of and during these visits.

The points-based system

We can advise on the points-based system which is the main UK immigration route for migrants to come to work, study, invest or set up and run a business. The point based system has recently undergone significant changes and will also be available for EU nationals after the 1st January 2021.

Sponsor licence

With the end of free movement of people between the UK and the EU, and the need for UK employers to have a sponsor licence before they recruit from the EU after 1st January 2021, securing a sponsor licence is no longer an optional step for many businesses. We can assist you with the initial application, management and renewal of the licence.

Obtaining certificates of sponsorship

Whether you represent a business employing migrant workers, or an educational institution looking for help with a sponsor licence, we can guide you through the requirements of the sponsorship schemes.

The Skilled Worker Route

We can provide advice and support in connection with applications for general visas for foreign nationals and intra-company transfers.

Hong Kong – British Nationals Overseas visa

The UK will open a ‘Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa’ for BN(O) citizens and their close family members from 2021. We can provide you with advice and assistance with applications under this route.

Investor visa

You may be considering a move to the UK under the investor visa or you may already be here. We can help you understand your options, provide you with comprehensive advice on the visa and guide you through the application process. We will work with you beyond the acquisition of the visa to ensure you are set up to remain compliant with your visa and ultimately meet your UK immigration goals.

Global Talent visa

We can assist with the process for endorsements and the immigration application for a Global Talent visa for leaders or potential leaders in the digital technology, academia/research and in the arts and culture sector..

Dependent family members

We advise on and can make the relevant application(s) for your family members (dependants) who wish to join you in the UK.

Spouses, civil partners and unmarried partners of British citizens

We have many years of experience in assisting migrants to obtain UK visas as spouses, civil partners, unmarried partners, fiancé(e)s.

Switching between relevant immigration categories

We can help you understand the switching rules and assist you with your application.

EEA national applications

Whilst the EEA regulations may appear simple, this is not reflected in the UK application process. Whether in the UK or overseas, we can help to guide you through the Home Office’s requirements. With the fast approaching Brexit date, we can provide strategic advice on post Brexit recruitment processes as well as assistance with the registration of EU nationals with applications for settled/pre-settled status.

Indefinite leave and naturalisation applications

Accruing a certain period of time under the various immigration routes can lead to indefinite leave to remain. We can assist you with understanding the eligibility and document requirements as well as the preparation of the application. Eligibility for British Citizenship can be a complex area. We provide tailored advice and assistance with applications through the naturalisation and registration routes.

Immigration appeals

We can provide professional legal advice and representation in relation to every aspect of pursuing a UK immigration appeal against a refusal of an immigration application.

Contact Us

Please get in touch if you have any immigration matters you would like to discuss

Joanna Atkinson
Practice Director

T: +44 (0)1252 821792
E: joanna@jma-hrlegal.co.uk

HR, Employment Law and Immigration Solicitors

+44 (0)1252 821792

enquiries@jma-hrlegal.co.uk