Immigration & Global Mobility
Today’s workforce is increasingly international, with companies competing for talent on a global scale.
It is more critical than ever to mobilise the skills and knowledge bases of the modern workforce across borders in order to reconfigure operations, respond to shifting demand or to enter new markets.
As businesses look to strategically deploy and secure talent, getting immigration right is a critical, but complex, process. Expert advice that can smooth the transition is vital. Our specialist approach minimises the risk of avoidable problems which can slow progress and provides fast turnaround solutions to any unexpected issues that arise.
From relocations for senior executives or even entire teams to high net worth individuals or high-profile celebrities or athletes – and their families – relocating on a temporary or permanent basis, we provide a truly personal, end-to-end service. Knowing how time-sensitive and stressful the process can be, we have the expertise to hit the ground running and minimise the impact on your business and the lives of the people involved.
Brexit and immigration – key steps to help you and your EU workforce prepare
From late 2018, EU nationals already in the UK will have to register and apply for settled status if they have been in the UK for five years. The Government also intends to end free movement of workers from the EU by 2021. Here are some points that every UK employer of overseas nationals ought to be aware to proactively manage these issues and protect your business.
As we learn more about the challenges ahead for our clients, contacts and their industries, we will add to this series of updates.
Immigration Law Academy – 22 September and 23 September 202122 September 2021
With the UK’s post-Brexit Points-Based System now bedding in, and new right to work and other arrangements in place for EEA/Swiss nationals and their family members, it is important that HR teams are top of recent changes to business immigration.
Immigration Law Academy - 30 June and 1 July 2021 - Fully Booked30 June 2021
With free movement now at an end and the new Points-Based Immigration System live for both EEA/Swiss nationals as well as nationals from the rest of the world, it is important that HR teams are up to speed on the changes to business immigration. As there have been so many developments, training on the new system is vitally important and our popular Immigration Law Academy is designed with this purpose in mind. This will be delivered online via Webex as a set of two sessions.
Right to work checks from 1 July 202124 June 2021
Procedures for right to work checks will be changing due to the Brexit post-transition grace period ending on 30 June 2021.
Navigating immigration issues in advertising campaigns10 June 2021
While big budget advertising campaigns and overseas shoots begin to return to some level of normality, navigating COVID-19 and the related US entry ban remains challenging.
Home Office strategy statement on legal migration and border control – what’s in it?03 June 2021
As part of the government’s ‘new plan for immigration’ the Home Office released a strategy statement on 24 May 2021 setting out its plans for legal migration and border control. It provides an overview of what is an ambitious programme of change, spanning both operational and policy transformation.
Updated Home Office policy on using UK residence cards after 30 June 202126 May 2021
The Home Office has changed its policy on the use of UK residence cards (also called EEA biometric residence cards or BRCs) after 30 June 2021. The updated policy confirms the cards can be used by individuals who have status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), and for one entry by those who intend to apply under the scheme.
Traffic light system comes into effect for travel to England19 May 2021
On 17 May 2021 a set of traffic light ratings was put in place for determining pre-and post-arrival COVID-19 measures for travelling to England.
COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks extended to 20 June 202112 May 2021
The Home Office has today confirmed that the COVID-19 adjusted right to work check process will remain in place until 20 June 2021, instead of 16 May 2021 as previously announced.