UA-63719530-2 UA-63719530-2

What you need to know

Informative articles relating to UK Visa & Immigration issues relating to individual visa applications, PBS Employer Sponsorship license requirements relating to Tier 2 visas, employer compliance and other immigration related matters.  

Call today on (0)1373 301 194

Getting the right Legal Representative

Marc Gibson on Thu 13 Jul

When looking for an Immigration Lawyer, Solicitor or Immigration Adviser we always recommend you choose someone registered with OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner), SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority), BSB (Bar Standards Board) or Chartered Legal Execs (CILEx Regulation) depending on the level of advice & service you need. As this will dictate at which level of registration your Immigration Lawyer, Solicitor or Immigration adviser will need to have registered too.

When Section 3C leave applies

Marc Gibson on Mon 10 Jul

This guide is designed to help you decide if you currently hold section 3c leave or section 3d leave. If your circumstances are more complex or you are not sure if you hold either types of leave please contact us to discuss and we would be happy to confirm your current status.

Immigration Skills Charge

Marc Gibson on Mon 10 Apr

 

Immigration Skills Charge - what your paying for?

Under the Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017, Employers may pay the Immigration Skills Charge every time they sponsor a worker from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. The Immigration skills charge applies to any Tier 2 worker assigned a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) on or after the 6 April 2017 under Tier 2.

The amount “Immigration skills charge” payable will depend on the size of the employers’ organisation and the length of sponsored employment stated on the sponsored workers certificate of sponsorship. 

The skills charge is payable at the same time that you pay to assign a certificate of sponsorship. The Immigration Skills Charge must not be passed on to the worker. The money collected will be used to address skills gaps in the UK workforce.

Who needs to pay the IHS fee?

Marc Gibson on Thu 23 Mar

 (1). who needs to pay the IHS fee?

You don’t have to pay the immigration healthcare surcharge (IHS) if you’re applying from outside the UK for a visitor visa or any other visa that lasts 6 months or less.

You don’t need to use the healthcare surcharge service or get an IHS reference number for your visa application. Instead, you’ll need to pay for any healthcare treatment you receive through the NHS at the point you use it.

English language requirements for Visa applications

Marc Gibson on Mon 6 Mar

Brief explanation of what the minimum application requirements are relating to visa applications where an applicant is required to demonstrate language skills on their visa application. 

TB (tuberculosis) tests?

Marc Gibson on Tue 28 Feb

Information on who needs to submit a TB (tuberculosis) test Certificate? If you are applying from outside the UK and resident in a country on the UKVI TB listed countries you must obtain a TB certificate before you submit your visa.  

Getting ready to submit to Home Office

Marc Gibson on Fri 24 Feb

All the basic information you need to get ready when putting a visa application together

Immigration application process step by step

Marc Gibson on Fri 10 Feb

It all starts with a phone call to us it's free, our telephone assessment lasts 20 minutes its specifically designed to allow you time to ask questions which show case our knowledge & experience allowing us the necessary insight into your immigration case & needs, so we can confirm within those 20 minutes we can help you.    

PBS Sponsorship License Renewal

Marc Gibson on Tue 7 Feb

The renew process itself is very simple in fact it only requires you log into your SMS sponsorship license and pay the renewal application fee! However this is only the tip of the iceberg relatively speaking!

Will they Stay

Wiltshire Business Magazine on Fri 16 Sep

Wiltshire Business Magazine have publish an article we are involved in. On the impact of Business Immigration through the negotiation of withdrawing from the EU, and how the new Immigration act 2016 now impacts UK employers HR requirements moving forward.  

Is your company compliant when it comes to illegal working offences?

Marc Gibson on Fri 5 Aug

The Immigration Act 2016 changed this summer, with the aim of tightening the rules around illegal working even further than at before. The purpose is to make it increasingly difficult for illegal immigrants to remain in the country undiscovered.

EU Referendum

Marc Gibson on Thu 21 Jul

EU Referendum:

The result of the referendum on the UK’s membership with the EU on 23 June 2016 and the absence of plans on how to proceed forward following the vote to leave have created enormous levels of uncertainty. Statements from the Home Secretary and Minister for Immigration that future residence rights of EU nationals in the UK will be a matter for exit negotiations with EU have not provided the reassurance required.

Key Requirements All Businesses Need to Follow When Employing Foreign Nationals

Marc Gibson on Tue 10 May

Whether your business employs EU nationals, their Non-EU dependents, foreign students, Non-EU dependents of British nationals or Tiered PBS dependents of sponsored foreign nationals. You must have adequate compliance processes in place to demonstrate your employees have a “right to work in the UK”. You only need a Points Based Sponsorship license if you want to employ Non-EU foreign nationals full-time for more than 30 hours per week.

SEO Hero