Business Sector

Immigration – business

Any employer wishing to sponsor a non-EEA national or extend the permission of current non-EEA employees whose presence in the UK is continuing must first obtain a Sponsor Licence.

Once a sponsor licence is in place, the company or appointed representative can issue Certificates of Sponsorship to the employee (or prospective employee) to progress their application for Entry Clearance and a biometric identity card.

How does PBS affect UK Employers?

  • PBS has replaced the current UK work permit and other employment schemes.
  • It directly affects the international transfer of employees to the UK, the local hire of non-EEA individuals in the UK and any applications to extend the immigration approval of current non-EEA employees whose presence in the UK is continuing.
  • Any new immigration employment applications that an employer wishes to sponsor will need to be submitted under Tier 2 of PBS.

Main Contacts

Russell Conway

Senior Partner


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Alireza Nurbakhsh

Solicitor


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Arman Khosravi

Partner


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