UK immigration – our New York numbers!

2017 has been an exciting few months for the Smith Stone Walters teams around the world – and none more so than for our entry clearance team based in New York. The team facilitates the important stage in the visa application process of gaining clearance to enter the UK. Clearance is given on the ground […]

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100 days of Tier 2 success!

The first 100 days of 2017 have seen our teams from across the globe achieve a staggering 557 successful applications for Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship! Tier 2 is the UK’s visa category for skilled migration which enables UK-based organisations to recruit and employ overseas nationals with sought-after skills. A Certificate of Sponsorship (also known […]

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The Resident Labour Market Test – how to advertise

Part 3 of ‘Your guide to conducting a successful and compliant Resident Labour Market Test’ An integral part of a Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) is accurate and clear job advertisements. In order for your advertisements to be sufficiently compliant with the UK Immigration Rules, the information they hold must be clear, specific, and designed […]

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The RLMT – where to advertise

Part 2 of ‘Your 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 1 of ‘Your 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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