Call to book: 01983 861133

Non-UK Employee Visa Workshop:

Time: 09:30 - 16:15 

Cost: £375 + VAT per attendee

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Are your non-UK staff employed legally? Are you up to date with Home Office changes? Do your employees have the correct visa? Are you risking your Employer Sponsorship Licence? Are you prepared for a UKVI visit? Do you fully understand the Points Based System & its applications? As an employer – you are responsible.

Post-Brexit, UK employers must comply with a number of complex rules and requirements in order to ensure that their organisation is protected from penalties and other illegal working sanctions. This includes keeping track of developments concerning EU staff and for those that hold a sponsorship licence, ensuring that their duties are compliant. 

This important workshop will ensure you are abreast of the key changes and are fully up to date with the latest developments and updates:

  • Are you up to date with the latest Home Office changes?
  • Will your non-UK staff be employed legally?
  • Will your employees have the correct visa?
  • Are you risking your Employer Sponsorship Licence?
  • Are you prepared for a UKVI visit/audit?

Who should attend this Right to Work Workshop?

This workshop is designed for employers who are recruiting overseas staff – the course is for licensed sponsors and those that are looking to become one. The workshop will go through in detail the new Points Based System including the following visa routes:

  • Talent and start-up (formerly Tier 1)
  • Skilled worker (formerly Tier 2) – employer sponsored
  • Temporary Workers (formerly Tier 5)

Key areas of focus during the day are:

  • Implications on your policies and procedures of Brexit and changes to immigration
  • Certificates of Sponsorship
  • Resident Market Test
  • Tradeable points within the new system
  • Skills level and salary
  • English language requirements
  • Latest Home Office updates
  • Ensuring your policy is robust and compliant
  • Non-PBS routes to working in the UK
  • Right to work and document checking
  • Being prepared for a Home Office Audit/Visit
  • New staff: Home Office compliant recruitment
  • Existing staff: managing work visas

Failure to comply fully with Home Office regulations can have serious ramifications for employers and it is essential that your policies and systems are up to date and legal to avoid substantial fines, removal of your licence and reputational damage.

This practical and intensive workshop will explore the latest Home Office regulations, the new Points Based System and non-PBS routes in depth so you come away with a full understanding of the requirements on you as an employer of non-UK nationals.

The workshop is designed to be interactive and enable delegates to ask questions throughout the day and learn from and share experiences from other delegates. This is a unique opportunity for you to have your organisations policy and procedure questions answered so you can ensure your policies are watertight.

Immigration workshop specialist:

Ian Westwood - Leading Immigration Consultant

Lucy Walmsley - Senior Immigration Consultant 

Delegate feedback:

“Excellent speakers, content & venue” – Admiral Group Plc

“Well-structured & very informative” – NHS

“A very good day. Speakers were enjoyable & very good” – Birmingham City Council

“Very good event. Very useful and relates to workable practises” – James Walker & Co. Ltd.

"Demonstrated knowledge and understanding, great approach to delivering information and sharing specialist and detailed information in a 'user-friendly' format" - NCG

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Platform: Zoom - An encrypted zoom platform with password access. Click here for further information and to test access 

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Security, Recruitment, Legal & Compliance, Directors & Managers responsible for Immigration & Right to Work Checks, Vetting & Screening, Administration & Operations

Hear from


Welcome and housekeeping

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

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Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Ian Westwood worked at the Home Office from 1993-2003. He was an operational Immigration Officer serving at Heathrow, Gatwick and Dover before being promoted to Chief Immigration Officer based in Croydon. Since then he has set up his own consultancy business, providing training and immigration advice to a variety of corporate and private clients on the subject of Immigration. He is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner to provide immigration advice in the UK. Ian’s training credentials include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Certificate of Training Practice and the Belbin Team-Role Accreditation.

Aims & objectives of the day

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
  • Talent and start up visas
  • Intra Company Transfers
  • The new graduate route
  • The new health and care visa
  • Skilled worker visas
    • Introduction to the concept of tradeable points
    • Salary requirements
    • English language requirements
    • Maintenance

Comfort break

Considerations before you sponsor an individual to work for you

Lucy Walmsley

Lucy Walmsley

Senior Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

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Lucy Walmsley

Senior Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Lucy is our senior consultant, and provides corporate client support. Having previously held responsibility for immigration compliance at the University of Southampton, she has useful experience of the hoops and hurdles of compliance. Lucy regularly conjures up client guidance notes to simplify Home Office jargon and save clients from the frustration of navigating the Home Office website. Lucy is a regulated advisor with the OISC and a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

  • 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
    • EU Settlement Scheme
    • Humanitarian routes
    • Indefinite leave to remain
    • Student visas & employment
    • Family visas
    • Temporary workers
    • Hong Kong visa
  • 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

Comfort break

Sponsor compliance

  • Sponsor duties for each of your skilled workers: reporting changes; record keeping etc.
  • Annual duties for sponsors
  • UKVI audits
    • Purpose of audit
    • What happens before, during and after an audit

Wrap up & end of workshop

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