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2023 visa routes to the UK

Flag on March 17th, 2023

There are various “work visa” categories in the UK, many of which require sponsoring by a business with a relevant sponsor licence. Since the sponsor licence system was first introduced in 2008, these visa categories have evolved. Some have been renamed, eligibility requirements have changed, and some have been abolished completely. We have created an easy-to-understand […]

Fast-Track Work Permits For Audio-Visual Industry

Flag on September 6th, 2022

For the Spanish government, the audio-visual industry is of strategic importance to its economy because of its global nature, its capacity to generate employment and its potential for modernization through digitalization. To this end, the fast-track work permit for those employed in the audio-visual sector has been introduced as a way of attracting investment. Recent […]

Delays to UK worker visas: what can employers do?

Flag on August 21st, 2022

Many employers have struggled with the challenges caused by delayed VISA applications of their workers and a lack of priority appointments in all but a small number of visit visas. This has made it very difficult to reasonably plan when workers can start or remain in the UK for work. Here we analyse the reason […]

Right to Work Checks have changed from April 2022

Flag on May 24th, 2022

In March 2020 Right to Work checks in the UK were temporarily adjusted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was to make it easier for employers to carry out checks. Temporary changes The following temporary changes were made: checks could be carried out over video calls job applicants and existing workers could send scanned documents […]

Legal update – a new entry visa and work permit in Italy.

Flag on May 7th, 2022

New Italian entry visa and work permit for digital nomads and remote workers The Italian Law no. 25 of 28th March 2022 has introduced a new entry visa and work permit which allows extra-EU citizens to enter and stay in Italy in order to carry out their working activity. (“Digital Nomads Work Permit”). Both self-employed individuals […]

Workers posted from the UK to France

Flag on January 8th, 2021

As of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom has been a country outside the European Union. A Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was signed with the United Kingdom on December 30, 2020. Since January 1, 2021, this agreement has determined the rules applicable to relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union, particularly, with […]

UK Immigration Update

on January 10th, 2011

We set out a summary of the latest developments in UK immigration law. Changes to the Sponsorship Management System (“SMS”) From 1 October 2011 there will be changes to the SMS.  This will affect the way in which applications for restricted certificates of sponsorship are made in Tier 2 General. Transitional arrangements came into effect […]

Proposed new statutory residence test – some reflections

on January 10th, 2011

The consultation period relating to the proposed introduction of a statutory residence (and ordinary residence) test in the UK closed on the 9th September 2011.  We are now awaiting the publication by the Government of a summary of responses.  This will be followed by the publication of draft legislation for further consultation before the 2012 […]