Before 9 July 2012, it was relatively straightforward to sponsor a loved one to come to the UK to live. Generally speaking, the settled sponsor (i.e. British citizen or individual with indefinite leave to remain in the UK) only had to be earning at least £5,500 net per annum.
On 30 March 2019, the EUSS was fully implemented under UK domestic immigration rules, as a post-Brexit system. This allows…
This article looks at the visitor visa rules with reference to some of the Wimbledon tennis players, and touches on some of the business activities visitors can do including whether they can be paid.
We were recently asked by our client, an investment bank based in London, whether they could hire a student to work for them over the summer period.
This article touches on the latest on Brexit, and the EU Settlement Scheme. The “Scheme” fully opened on 30 March 2019 and allows EEA/ Swiss citizens and family members to voluntarily apply for free, for a new form of UK immigration status to continue living and working in the UK post-Brexit.
If the Home Office discover that illegal workers are working in the UK for a business, and compliant right to work checks have not been carried out, they may be issued with a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker.
From 29 March 2019 there will be significant changes to Tier 1 immigration categories for new applicants. This Information Note contains details of the key changes, including which visa routes will be closed and when.
In Surrey there were approximately 1.3% employers holding a sponsor licence for the purposes of hiring international talent, out of 72,695 businesses in the county; in comparison, the UK figures as a whole were about 0.9% out of 3.1 million.
If you are suspected of employing workers who don’t have a right to work, and you do not have a statutory excuse, you may be liable for a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker and could potentially face criminal sanctions as well.