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Employing workers from outside the EU under Tier 2 & 5 of the Points Based System

2Constantly changing laws and polices make immigration compliance an ongoing challenge. It is a civil (and in some circumstances, a criminal) offence to employ someone to work in the UK who does not have the correct immigration permission. Through our audit, compliance and due diligence services, we assist and train your organization to its immigration needs effectively and comply with Home Office requirements.
We advise numerous businesses about Tier 2 sponsor licences. This includes liaising with the Home Office on complex licence applications, employee preparation for Home Office compliance audits (both planned and unannounced) and successfully defending you if you are issued with a fine or your licence is suspended or down-graded.

We can help you with any questions about Tier 2 of the Points Based System including:

  • Advise you on applying for a sponsor licence so you can employ workers from outside EU countries.
  • Adapt your HR processes to make sure that you are compliant with Home Office obligations.
  • Conduct mock Home Office audits to help you implement systems to keep correct records, comply with strict reporting duties required under a sponsorship licence, and implement or refine your processes and procedures so that they are in line with immigration law and policy.
  • Advise you about issuing Certificates of Sponsorship.
  • Help you to manage the sponsorship process by acting as your appointed Level 1 or Level 2 user.
  • Manage the smooth transfer of staff from your overseas branch to the UK.
  • Assist your employees and their families on initial entry and extension applications.
  • Provide bespoke relocation information packages to minimise your employees stresses that often occur when moving across the world.
  • Advise on UK settlement for your employees.
  • Train you about legal and procedural changes.

Please contact our immigration team by telephone on +44 (0)20 7959 2358 or by email at to discuss your situation.

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