Business is thriving in the UK, making the country very sought after by investors and those in business. There are a variety of business visas available, and it is important to select the correct route for your individual needs. What if I am looking to do business in the UK short-term? If you are looking…

Curtailment of leave is when an individual’s permission to enter or stay in the UK is shortened by the Home Office. Receiving a curtailment notice can be hugely concerning, particularly if you were planning to remain in the UK right up until the end of your original permission expiry date.  How is a visa curtailed…

On September 21, 2022 | In General | By A Y & J Solicitors

Introduction In 2017, the Home Office introduced a visa concession, known as the Offshore Wind Worker Concession (OWWC). Companies that operate vessels within the 12-mile nautical radius of the UK have been able to recruit (skilled and unskilled) vessel crew to work on the construction and maintenance of offshore wind farms under the OWWC. This…

On 22 August 2022, the new Scale Up Visa was introduced. This exciting new business immigration visa route forms part of the Government’s aim to support businesses, with the potential for growth, in recruiting the very best talent from around the world more easily.  The Scale Up visa is a points-based system route for employees…

On September 14, 2022 | In General | By A Y & J Solicitors

The Employer Checking Service (ECS) is specifically available to employers who wish to start or continue employing someone who has a valid and outstanding visa application, review, or appeal. Through the ECS, the employer can check the person’s Right to Work while the employee is waiting for a decision. The ECS can also be used…

If you are an employer of migrant workers, it is your responsibility to ensure that your workforce has permission to work in the UK; this is to comply with the right-to-work regime. It is therefore vital to be aware that, if any of your employees’ leave to enter or remain in the UK is due…

If you are an oversees national in the UK with indefinite leave to enter (ILE) or indefinite leave to remain (ILR) you should consider making an NTL application so that your status can be confirmed on a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). This route will provide you with a wealth of advantages relating to your living…

When hiring highly qualified foreign workers, a UK-based firm must fully comprehend the ramifications of holding a sponsor licence from the Home Office. Many firms fail to factor in the whole cost of placing the people, systems, and procedures necessary to fulfil the obligations of a licence holder, as well as the fees that must…