Business Immigration

Our Business Immigration team have extensive expertise advising corporate clients, charities and public sector clients with business immigration issues. We work closely with HR departments and more directly with clients with fewer HR resources, to offer support and training on all aspects of Business Immigration law and HR issues.

We recognise following the introduction of the point-based immigration system in the UK and our exit from the European Union, many clients have faced significant challenges in ensuring EEA and other foreign nationals working for them in the UK continue to have the relevant visas and right to work documentation. We also recognise our clients and entrepreneurs wish to continue to recruit from the pool of talent around the world to address the skills shortage in their particular industries.

Our Business Immigration team provide advice and services in relation to the following:

  • Applications under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Applying for and obtaining a sponsorship licence
  • Advising on the ongoing obligations an employer has, as a sponsor
  • Advice on the appropriate visa required
  • Advice on workforce planning and risk mitigation
  • Advice on right to work checks and obligations

We aim to make life easier for our clients by discussing their particular situation, advising on the appropriate route, visa and type of sponsorship licence that would be most applicable. We can assist with the application to register clients as a sponsor and the issuing of sponsorship certificates by them to their employees and investors.

We provide bespoke training sessions and webinars to HR staff to ensure they are aware of the legal obligations and compliance requirements of their organisations, in particular the right to work checks they must carry out on all employees.

Geldards’ Business Immigration team are all qualified employment lawyers within our Employment department, who have both Business Immigration and Employment Law expertise, enabling them to provide a cost-efficient and integrated approach.

Related expertise include: Employment Contracts & Rights, Redundancy & Business Transformation, Workplace Issues & Disputes.

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What clients say

"A very able and likeable employment team based in Cardiff. Great spread of work across private, public and third sectors gives them a wide range of experience on which to draw."

Employment, Wales, Legal 500 2022

"They are professional, responsive and take the time to understand our business culture and objectives before providing their professional advice."

Employment, Wales, Legal 500 2022

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