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Non-UK Employee Visa Workshop


The introduction of the new Immigration System brought in at the beginning of January 2021 has significant changes that will impact UK employers of non-UK nationals. This important workshop will ensure you are abreast of the key changes and are fully up to date with the latest developments and updates.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this programme you will:

  • Understand your legal responsibilities in this area
  • Be confident that all current and future non-UK staff are employed legally
  • Be prepared for a UKVI visit/audit

Non-UK Employee Visa Workshop Course Overview

Update on home office requirements: what must your organisation be aware of? An overview of becoming a licenced sponsor; Sponsor compliance duties; Summary of immigration routes for staff coming into the UK; A brief overview of visa routes and skilled worker visas

Immigration compliance: non-PBS routes to employment & application guidance: Non-PBS workers: Tier 5, EU nationals, family members, Croatia rules; What to do if an employee's circumstances change during employment; The application process - how much involvement by the employer?

Considerations before you sponsor an individual to work for you: Understanding Brexit implications on EEA nationals; Clarification of UKVI compliance for your EEA workers, depending on their employment start date; Understanding immigration status: alternative options to sponsorship; Considerations before issuing a certificate of sponsorship; The cost of sponsorship (looking at costs for the employer & the visa applicant); SOC codes; Genuine vacancy replacing the resident labour market test

Issuing a certificate of sponsorship & the visa application process: Understanding the different types of certificate (defined versus undefined); Information required for assigning a certificate of sponsorship; Common questions surrounding certificates of sponsorship; The visa application process; Starting work & checking documentation; Manual right to work checks versus online right to work checks

Sponsor compliance: Sponsor duties for each of your skilled workers: reporting changes; record keeping etc.; Annual duties for sponsors; guidance on UKVI audits

Delegate feedback 

"Despite being a complex area, the training was delivered in a way that made it accessible to the HR team. The pre-course discussion was helpful to ensure that the session was tailored to our needs and focused on the areas that we needed it most. "

"Very informative, the pre-course discussion was helpful to ensure that the content was tailored to our specific needs. "

"A really good and informative course. It was great to have before I return to work from Mat leave."

"Simon was an excellent trainer, he delivered the course very well. The content was extremely relevant, thorough and clear. "

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