26 October 2020
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.
14 May 2021
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.
12 May 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.
19 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.
17 March 2021
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.