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Is The UK Government Planning To Introduce An Australian Points-Based-System?
Is The UK Government Planning To Introduce An Australian Points-Based-System?

Category: Sponsorship License & Tier 2/Tier 5 Visas

Is The UK Government Planning To Introduce An Australian Points-Based-System?
30th August 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Is The UK Government Planning To Introduce An Australian Points-Based-System?

For many years, the British government, first under Teresa May, and now Boris Johnson, have advocated adopting an Australian style points-based system (PBS) for immigration.  But how would such a system differ from the UK’s existing PBS, and what are the chances of it being introduced? Australia is known as having some of the toughest […]

16th August 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
How to Apply for a Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence

For many businesses, particularly those who operate in the hospitality, technology, finance, and agricultural sectors, being able to recruit talent from outside the EEA is crucial.  And to do this, you must have a valid Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence. Applying for a Tier 2 or 5 Sponsor Licence is relatively straightforward, provided you […]

13th August 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Sponsorship Licence and anxieties that come with it

I jumped on a call to the client the other day to congratulate them on securing a sponsorship licence and go through the general compliance issues with them as a newly minted sponsor. They are a young, ambitious start-up, developing ground-breaking technology in the medical diagnosis area. After thanking me and the team for the […]

New UKVI immigration application services
14th November 2018 Eylem Kara
New UKVI immigration application services

Last week, the UKVI has implemented changes to how in-country immigration applications are made. The system, hailed by its designers as easier and more intuitive, is set to be expanded to out of country applications as well. Presumably the intention behind this new scheme is to simplify the application process for visas and leave to remain. […]

No-Deal Brexit risks putting unreasonable burden on Employers
31st October 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
No-Deal Brexit risks putting unreasonable burden on Employers

In a recent development on Brexit preparations the MPs and campaigners have expressed concerns over the fact that in an event of no deal Brexit there is a high risk of a repeat of the Windrush scandal. The concerns stem from the fact that the Immigration Minister, Caroline Nokes, has confirmed to the MP’s that […]

UK Employers – what you need to know about settled status
17th October 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
UK Employers – what you need to know about settled status

The UK is set to formally leave the UK European Union at 11pm on 29 March 2019 following the referendum that took place in June 2016. The UK government has announced that European citizens will be able to apply for legal status in the UK from the end of 2018 by way of the EU […]

Top 5 things to know about sponsoring overseas workers
14th September 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Top 5 things to know about sponsoring overseas workers

In recent years, employers hiring overseas workers has increased and it appears that employers have widened their recruitment process to include candidates outside the UK. This has been done in an obvious attempt to hire the most suitable candidate who will be able to undertake the advertised role competently and efficiently. Before an employer in […]

Most common mistakes that lead to losing a sponsor licence
20th July 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Most common mistakes that lead to losing a sponsor licence

The Home Office has implemented an extremely rigorous application process for employers requiring a sponsor licence to hire non-EEA skilled migrant workers in the UK. The Home Office has always attempted to accurately convey the level of responsibility a licensed sponsor holds towards sponsored migrants. Further to this, the duties that a licensed sponsor must […]

How to successfully obtain a UK Spouse Visa
19th June 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
How to successfully obtain a UK Spouse Visa

The amendments made to the Immigration Rules, which were implemented on 9th July 2012, caused significant difficulties for those intending to seek entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK. One of the most controversial changes enforced, related to the requirements of a spouse visa which has made it increasingly difficult for settled spouses […]

How to maintain an A rating
9th June 2018 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
How to maintain an A rating

Employers must obtain a sponsor licence in order to employ non-EEA nationals in the UK. The process for obtaining a sponsor licence is a lengthy process which requires the employer to satisfy a set of stringent requirements. Employers who are granted a sponsor licence have a great deal of responsibility, not only toward the sponsored […]

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