Westkin Immigration lawyers have been assisting UK employers for a number of years to make all their immigration calls. We ensure that employers inside the UK can select staff from the entire global work force, regardless of their nationality. In this way Westkin has been adding to the competitive advantage of our clients as well as insuring they meet all relevant regulations. Key features of our service:
We are able to register ourselves as users on the Home Office’s management systems, thus saving time and money for the employer. We can also:
The sponsorship process
All employers in the UK who hire a non EEA migrant must have a licence to do so. We obtain these licences with a minimum amount of disruption to the business. The licences obtained by approving to the Home Office that the employer is genuine and can manage its sponsorship requirements through good HR practice. We can get employers ready with a minimal amount of stress to meet these goals.
Once the licence is obtained, it will cover a number of slots. Each slot can be assigned to a migrant worker.
The UK immigration regulations require that the individual, who has been assigned the certificate, will need to be paid the appropriate level. This diffuse, from job title to job title, is affected by the seniority of the position. Westkin can advise on all of these steps.
The process includes a period when the employer must advertise the role inside the UK, without success. There are exceptions to this, must notably where the position offered is on the shortage occupation list.
Once the slot is assigned to a migrant worker (known as issuing a certificate), the migrant can make his visa application. Westkin can make this application.
All employers, whether they have a licence or not, will need to abide by illegal working provisions. Westkin can provide modal mock audits and check the compliance records for all employees, including new employees. For all corporate immigration matters for UK employers, Westkin can assist. Please contact our lawyers at 0207 118 4546.
Sole Representative Overseas
The representative of an overseas business visa is a lesser known visa which can provide a useful alternative to either a Tier 2 work visa or an Entrepreneur visa. As with other visas, it usually will need to be applied for from outside the United Kingdom.
Westkin believe we are market leaders in preparing, applying for and obtaining these visas for our clients.
The visa applies to two broad categories of person:
The visa does not allow for:
The visa allows for:
The visa requires clear evidence of and detailed representations on the following key points:
There are a wide variety of alternative business arrangements which can also allow you to be eligible, please contact our team for further guidance.
The visa provides a great deal of certainty for the individual and the UK and parent entity. The visa is granted for an initial period of 3 years, which is then extendable by another 2 years. This takes an individual up to a period of 5 years in the UK, at which time they can apply for permanent residency, also known as Indefinite Leave to remain.
Contact out lawyers for further guidance.
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