Sponsoring and Hiring Foreign Nationals

Our highly experienced team advises and assists on the Points Based System, and has in-depth expertise in advising on sponsorship and hiring foreign nationals. Whether you are seeking to sponsor foreign nationals for an intra-company transfer or hiring nationals outside the UK and European area, we are here to provide you with the support you require and to guide you through every necessary stage.

Recognised as one of the leading immigration teams in the UK with over 15 years in the top tier of both Chambers UK and Legal 500, we are well placed to provide you with the end-to-end support you need to ensure the application process is completed with minimum worry for you and your HR team.

Sometimes a solution to your recruitment needs may not be obvious and this is where we can help and guide you through the options available. We understand that as an employer, you are looking for the very best for your company, and sometimes the person you need with the specific skills and experience for your business may currently reside outside the UK or Europe.

The first step is for us to assist with the preparation and submission of the Tier 2 Sponsor Licence registration application. The sponsor licence will enable you to sponsor foreign nationals and effectively gives the employer the ability to apply for and issue the certificates of sponsorships (work permits) to hire foreign nationals. Thereafter, we will assist you with the Tier 2 visa application by preparing and submitting the application to bring the foreign national to the UK to begin their employment with your company. We will then continue beyond this point by helping you with reporting to the Home Office on any changes, detailing a business case for additional Certificates of Sponsorship under the current Points Based System limits and assisting with responses to any government consultation papers on immigration which may affect your business.

Recent examples of work

  • Providing strategic advice to a various leading clients in the financial services sector in respect of mergers/acquisitions
  • Advising a global financial services company regarding sponsor licence implications on the sale of part of its business.

For more information about our immigration services please contact Nicolas Rollason at nrollason@kingsleynapley.co.uk or a member of the team.

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