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One of the main functions of UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is to ensure that employers with sponsor licences continue to meet their sponsorship duties and obligations at all times. This compliance process ensures that employers keep the necessary records, only sponsor overseas workers when they should, and keep UKVI informed of important changes. If…

Whether you should apply for the UK Skilled Worker visa or the newer Scale-up visa will depend on a number of factors, including the salary you have been offered, if your UK sponsoring employer is in a phase of rapid growth, and your long-term plans. In many ways, the Skilled Worker visa and the Scale-up…

On 9th November 2022, the Home Office published changes to the official guidance for UK sponsor licence holders who recruit overseas workers. The changes affect employers who sponsor employees on a Skilled Worker, Global Business Mobility, T2 Minister of Religion, International Sportsperson visa, or temporary worker visa. The clarifications and changes made by the Home…

For decades, the UK has been a preferred destination for overseas entrepreneurs. For those with the drive and determination to establish an innovative and thriving business in the UK, there are 2 main points-based immigration routes: the Start-up visa and the Innovator visa. While both visas are similar, there are some key differences that applicants…

The Global Talent Visa, which replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa, was introduced in 2020 with the aim of making it easier for overseas nationals considered to be leaders or potential leaders in certain fields to come to the UK. These fields include academia or research, arts and culture, and digital technology. According to…

The Skilled Worker visa and Health and Care Worker visa both allow skilled foreign nationals to come to the UK to work here, but which one should you apply for? The Skilled Worker visa, which replaced the old Tier 2 (General) work visa, is intended for a wide range of skilled occupation types, including some…

While the Graduate visa and the Graduate Trainee Visa may sound similar, they both serve quite different purposes. Where the Graduate visa is aimed at international students in the UK who wish to stay longer and find work once they graduate, the Graduate Trainee visa is part of the Global Business Mobility scheme and enables…

The UK High Potential Individual (HPI) visa is a relatively new, highly flexible immigration route for graduates of a top overseas university who would like to come to the UK to explore their employment options. Unlike many other work visa types, HPI visa holders do not require a job offer before they come to the…

The UK Expansion Worker visa is a sponsored immigration route under the new Global Business Mobility scheme, which replaced the ‘Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa’. Expansion worker visas enable staff from an overseas business to come to the UK to set up a branch or subsidiary here. The Sole Representative of an Overseas…

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