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Immigration & Global Mobility

Today’s workforce is increasingly international, with companies competing for talent on a global scale.

It is more critical than ever to mobilise the skills and knowledge bases of the modern workforce across borders in order to reconfigure operations, respond to shifting demand or to enter new markets.

As businesses look to strategically deploy and secure talent, getting immigration right is a critical, but complex, process. Expert advice that can smooth the transition is vital. Our specialist approach minimises the risk of avoidable problems which can slow progress and provides fast turnaround solutions to any unexpected issues that arise.

From relocations for senior executives or even entire teams to high net worth individuals or high-profile celebrities or athletes – and their families – relocating on a temporary or permanent basis, we provide a truly personal, end-to-end service. Knowing how time-sensitive and stressful the process can be, we have the expertise to hit the ground running and minimise the impact on your business and the lives of the people involved.

Brexit and immigration – key steps to help you and your EU workforce prepare

From late 2018, EU nationals already in the UK will have to register and apply for settled status if they have been in the UK for five years. The Government also intends to end free movement of workers from the EU by 2021. Here are some points that every UK employer of overseas nationals ought to be aware to proactively manage these issues and protect your business.

As we learn more about the challenges ahead for our clients, contacts and their industries, we will add to this series of updates.

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Immigration Law Academy - 2 and 3 June 2021

02 June 2021

With free movement now at an end and the new Points-Based Immigration System live for both EEA/Swiss nationals as well as nationals from the rest of the world, it is important that HR teams are up to speed on the changes to business immigration. As there have been so many developments, training on the new system is vitally important and our popular Immigration Law Academy is designed with this purpose in mind. This will be delivered online via Webex as a set of two sessions.

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What’s happening in immigration law

06 May 2021

The last six months has seen a rapid succession of significant changes in UK immigration, which employers need to be aware of and respond to.

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Coming to the UK for business or cross-border working

31 March 2021

The end of the Brexit transition period has brought with it the need for UK employers to think in detail about what business visitor activities and cross-border working is allowed for EEA nationals in the UK.

Online Immigration Law Academy: 8 and 9 March 2021

08 March 2021

With free movement now at an end and the new Points-Based Immigration System live for both EEA/Swiss nationals as well as nationals from the rest of the world, it is important that HR teams are up to speed on the changes to business immigration. As there have been so many developments, training on the new system is vitally important and our popular Immigration Law Academy is designed with this purpose in mind. This will be delivered online via Webex as a set of two sessions.

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Immigration announcements in the Spring Budget 2021

04 March 2021

On 3 March 2021 the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a range of immigration measures designed to help highly skilled and skilled international talent come to the UK to support business growth, particularly for scale-up businesses, innovative businesses and intra-company transfers, and to contribute to the advancement of key industry sectors such as academia, science, research and technology. There are also commitments to improving the system for business users, and to marketing the UK’s visa offering more effectively.

Factsheet Schengen visa

03 March 2021

The Schengen visa route is a short-stay visa which permits its holder to travel to and between Schengen countries. The visa permits the holder to travel to the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days within any 180 days for tourism, business, work, study or transit purposes, depending on the type of visa they have applied for and been granted.

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Skilled Worker visa provides a shareholding solution for Tier 2 General migrants

22 February 2021

Tier 2 General migrants must not have a shareholding of more than 10% in their limited company sponsor, however the Skilled Worker route does not include this restriction. So how can a Tier 2 General migrant take advantage of this change if they are offered a shareholding that would take them above the 10% threshold?

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England introduces quarantine hotels and further post-arrival COVID-19 testing

12 February 2021

From 15 February 2021, international arrivals to England will be required to quarantine in a government-managed hotel if, within the ten days before arrival, they have been in or transited a country to which a travel ban applies (‘red list countries’). Additional post-arrival COVID-19 testing has been mandated from the same date. A raft of sanctions will also apply for non-compliance.

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