Businesses and foreign job seekers alike, always want to collaborate with the top recruiting firms. Professionals are continually seeking the finest recruiting agencies that recruit expatriates, while businesses hunt for the best agencies to assist them in filling their position with foreign talent. However, given the number of options available in the market, it is…

Introduction On 11 April 2022, the Home Office introduced the Global Mobility Route.  The Global Mobility Route has 5 subcategories, designed for UK employers to recruit and engage skilled and specialist workers on a non-permanent basis. Most of the routes replace previous immigration categories, that were simultaneously closed on 11 April. One of the routes…

On April 26, 2022 | In General | By A Y & J Solicitors

Introduction This Spring 2022, saw the closure of the long-established Intra-Company Transfer route. The route closed officially on 11 April 2022. The Intra-Company Transfer visa (also known as the ICT visa) was designed for UK sponsors to transfer senior and highly skilled employees of overseas branches/linked entities to work for the UK company on a…

Introduction On 15 March 2022, the Government laid out a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules. The various changes will come into effect in Spring and Summer this year. Set against the backdrop of the Government’s long-standing policy aim to continue attracting the “brightest and best”, the changes are designed to support Britain’s businesses…

Introduction The United States is just one of many countries from which one can make a UK visa application. Let’s assume that you are in the US and you have a UK job offer – well done! The next step is to apply for a skilled worker visa. This blog covers what to expect when…

The Tier 1 (investor) visa, often called a “golden visa”, offers residency to those investing £2m or more in the UK, and allows their families to join them. Holders of these visas can then apply for permanent residency in the UK, at a speed depending on how much they invest. A £2m investment allows an…

Introduction Taking time off for Sick Leave is part of working life. Managing Sick Leave and time of is part and parcel of running a team. These days, with employee wellbeing increasingly becoming a priority for employers, there appears now to be less “shame” associated with taking a day off, if you aren’t feeling well,…

Introduction On the 24 January 2022 a statement of changes to the immigration rules was published, confirming that Care Workers will be added to the UK’s “Shortage Occupation” list. Care Workers will therefore become eligible to apply for Skilled Worker visas, under the new Points Based Immigration System. They will remain eligible for this route,…

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