Business Immigration

We'll keep you on the right side of business immigration law

Businesses in the UK often need to bring in talent from outside the EU. But, doing so can seem daunting. Recruitment rules are strict, and there are serious penalties if you don’t follow them.

We can help you navigate the processes, applications, and compliance issues that are relevant to you – whether you’re a business, or an individual.

We’ll focus on making sure that you understand your legal obligations and help you to meet them.

We can help with:
Sponsorship

When you sponsor migrant workers, there are all types of regulations and obligations that you have to fulfil.

We can help you with all aspects of becoming a sponsor of migrant workers, clearly explaining your initial and ongoing obligations.

Visas

We’ll explain and guide you through the process of all types of visas, including:

  • Tier 1 Visas like Entrepreneur and Investor Visas
  • Tier 2 Visas like General and Inter-Company Transfer Visas
  • Dependent Visas and Visitor Visas

Applications

We’ll guide you through all types of immigration applications, making sure you understand the process and content. This includes application for:

  • extension
  • indefinite leave to remain
  • citizenship.

Conducting an immigration audit

To prevent illegal working, the Home Office imposes mandatory duties on all employers.

If you’re a sponsored licence holder, you’ll have additional, more onerous obligations – and you’ll have to comply with them to satisfy your sponsorship duties. If you don’t, you could lose your sponsorship licence, receive a fine, or, in some cases, face imprisonment.

The Home Office can carry out compliance visits at any time – with or without warning – and will visit all Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors at some stage. So, it’s important that you’re compliant.

Our immigration team can conduct an audit of your documents and HR systems to make sure you’re compliant.

We’ll:

  • Provide you with guidance to help you adequately prepare for our audit
  • Review your HR systems and employee records on the day to make sure they’re appropriate
  • Guide you through the type of questions you might be asked by the Home Office
  • Provide a full report after the audit, detailing risk areas and action points.

'Capital Law's immigration offering provides a 'responsive and very knowledgeable service.'' 

The Legal 500
2017