The RLMT – where to advertise

Part 2 of our ‘Guide to conducting a successful and compliant Resident Labour Market Test’ Conducting an RLMT (Resident Labour Market Test) which complies with the UK Immigration Rules can be a daunting prospect. This six-part guide breaks down what you need to know about the process, helping you to understand how to complete a compliant […]

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UK tech firms to struggle under new charge

Almost half (42%) of all Tier 2 skilled worker visas issued to overseas migrants in 2016 were granted to those with a job offer within the UK’s booming technology sector. Despite these figures, however, a recent report from Coadec revealed that many small and start-up UK tech companies are struggling under the heavy costs and lengthy […]

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Tier 1 Entrepreneur UK visa success New York!

Another UK visa success story from SSW New York! SSW’s New York-based UK immigration team celebrated another notable UK visa success story last month when it attained a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa for a US client in only 24 hours. The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa enables non-EEA nationals to pursue the entrepreneurial aim of starting a business in the […]

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How to conduct a Resident Labour Market Test

Part One of our ‘Guide to conducting a successful and compliant Resident Labour Market Test’ The Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) is a key component of the recruitment process for Tier 2 migrant staff and ensuring that each RLMT is correctly conducted should be a top priority. When looking to recruit an overseas national for a […]

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Tier 2 compliance: the ‘genuineness’ test

As a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holder there are a number of rules and requirements which you must adhere to when hiring a non-EEA national (from outside the European Economic Area). Apart from remaining compliant with the UK Immigration Rules and Sponsor Licence stipulations, there are other less tangible responsibilities which must be taken into consideration […]

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Tier 2 compliance New Year’s resolution

What better way to start that new year than ensuring that your organisation is fully compliant with the UK immigration Rules? Upholding your responsibilities as a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence is no simple task and with the recent introduction of new Immigration Rules it is more important than ever for the employers of an international […]

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Compliance checks for the festive season

The season of festive cheer is upon us! But before your HR department leaves the office floor in favour of a 2-week long diet of turkey, mulled wine and mince pies, it would be wise to spare some time to check that your UK immigration compliance procedures are prepared for the New Year. We advise […]

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Hiring Tier 2 migrants? 5 MORE things you should know

The latest Tiers 2 and 5: guidance for sponsors outlines the new rules which sponsors must adhere to when employing Tier 2 and 5 migrants. Further to Hiring Tier 2 migrants? 5 things you should know, we discuss more key points contained in the new guidance which are vital to the compliant employment of Tier 2 migrants by licensed […]

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Hiring a Tier 2 migrant? 5 things you should know

Have you read the latest guidance for Tier 2 sponsors licence holders? If not, then get reading! The Tiers 2 and 5: guidance for sponsors details the processes an employer must follow when sponsoring a migrant employee. To assist employers in ensuring that they are able to meet all of the duties and responsibilities associated […]

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Permanent Residence versus British Citizenship

Have you invested your time in living, studying or working in the UK as a foreign national and would like the security of official UK residence? Depending upon your current UK visa situation, there are two different levels of permanent UK status. The first is the official acquisition of the right to permanently reside in the […]

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