IMMIGRATION AUDIT & COMPLIANCE
UK employers have a duty to prevent illegal working by identifying migrants who require UK immigration permission and undertake prescribed document checks to avoid civil penalties.
UK companies sponsoring non-European national, can expect, at some stage, to receive a visit from Visiting Officers of the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI). The purpose of this inspection is to ensure that you have the processes and human resource practices in place to meet your sponsorship duties and you are in compliant with your responsibilities towards the prevention of illegal working. Full compliance will lead to your company securing an ‘A’ rating from the UKVI. Non-compliance could lead to prosecution, the loss of your licence, or both.
We understand the complexities that are associated with recruiting non-EU nationals and therefore we provide comprehensive in-house immigration compliance training. This training will ensure that their personnel and recruitment staff are fully aware and up-to-date on the sponsor’s obligations including reporting and record keeping. We can also provide detailed advice on how to assess a migrant’s immigration status and confirm their employment eligibility, before and after the recruitment stage.