26 October 2020

More roles in law firms will qualify for sponsorship under the new immigration system

Employers in the legal sector will be aware of changes to the UK immigration system from 1 January 2021.  EU citizens already in the UK by 11pm on 31 December 2020 can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by the deadline of 30 June 2021. 

Ilda de Sousa

14 May 2021

Immigration alert: Have your say - consultation on the ICT category

As covered in our alert back in October 2020, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been commissioned to review the Intra-company Transfer (ICT) category.  The MAC advises the UK government on immigration policy. The online survey has easy to complete multiple choice questions and closes on 15 June 2021.

Nicolas Rollason

12 May 2021

Immigration alert: In person right to work checks required again from 21 June 2021

Employers will be familiar with online and original document (manual) right to work checks.  Online right to work checks have been unaffected by the pandemic. Online right to work checks continue to be possible where for example the employee has a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), status under the EU Settlement Scheme, a British National (Overseas) visa or a Skilled Worker visa as an EU citizen.

Tim Richards

19 March 2021

KN Global Immigration Update – February and March 2021

Our latest global immigration update on key changes to the immigration rules in global jurisdictions includes Belgium, Ireland, Croatia, Singapore, China, the USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and South Africa.

Nicolas Rollason

17 March 2021

Immigration alert: Documents to be held on file after sponsorship

Following a change in guidance yesterday, there is an update in relation to documents which should be kept on file following the sponsorship of a Skilled Worker or a Temporary Worker.

As sponsors will be aware, for some Tier 2 (General) applications before 1 December 2020 it was necessary to advertise the role for 28 days as part of a resident labour market test (RLMT).  When the Skilled Worker category replaced Tier 2 (General) from 1 December 2020, the RLMT was abolished.  However, the guidance (known as Appendix D) clarifies that certain documents about the recruitment process of sponsored workers still need to be held on file.

Ilda de Sousa

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