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Employing overseas staff

As an employer, you will be faced with immigration issues in relation to the recruitment of skilled staff, the retention of key staff or the transfer of staff from offices abroad.

Sometimes the staff you will want to hire, retain or transfer will not be British nationals or hold the automatic right to work in the UK. In these circumstances you may need to be registered with the Home Office and we can assist with this.

Clear advice

We can assist with the obtaining and operation of a sponsor licence. Once you are registered with the Home Office we can help you ensure that you satisfy the requirements in relation to advertising and are paying the correct salary to allow you to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for the employee.  Finally, we can help the employee with their immigration application to ensure that their visa is obtained and your business is not disrupted by a refusal.

Benefits we bring

All of our immigration team are highly experienced at advising businesses in relation to employing overseas staff. We recognise that any delays in the process can affect your business and we work quickly and efficiently to meet your needs. The team is top rated in Scotland by both Chambers and Legal 500.

Our approach to fees

Where possible we offer fixed fee packages for advising on employing overseas staff. We break our fees down according to the stages of the process so our fee for each aspect of the work is clear. If it is not possible to offer a fixed fee then we will provide a clear indication of the likely fee based on agreed scope of work.