Navigating Certificate of Sponsorship Delays

Increased difficulties in obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)  In recent weeks, we have been approached by many businesses to assist in delays regarding Certificates of Sponsorship. The delays are affecting both Defined and Undefined Certificates of Sponsorship. Due to the government mandate to reduce net migration ahead of the next general election coupled with […]

Recent Statement of Changes to the UK Immigration Rules

A new statement of changes to the immigration rules has now been published. The UK’s new Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, published in March 2024, has introduced updated salary requirements for various visa categories. This blog takes a detailed look at the changes and how they may impact those looking to take advantage […]

A day in the life of an OISC Regulated Immigration Adviser

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in an immigration law firm? We spent an insightful day with Maddie Jones, who has been an OISC regulated Level 1 Adviser at SL&V since June 2022. We discussed her role and what she gets up to on a daily basis. How did you become […]

Latest Update: The UK Government’s ‘5 point plan’ to reduce immigration

The ‘5 point plan’ Latest Immigration Update Last month the Government announced a new plan in order to reduce migration by 300,000. The proposed policy changes have stirred discussions and raised questions about the nations approach to skilled workers, care professionals, families and graduates. This latest immigration update explores the current developments in these key […]

Understanding the Implications of a Revoked Sponsor Licence

Have you thought about the potential reasons that your sponsor’s licence could get revoked? There are many reasons your Skilled Worker visa could be at risk if your sponsor’s licence is being revoked. Some of the reasons are listed below: Non-compliance with reporting duties: Sponsors are required to report any changes in the circumstances of […]

Why should a business hold a sponsor licence?

Have you thought about the potential benefits for your company’s talent pool through obtaining a sponsorship licence during busy seasons? The holiday season is approaching, and for businesses it’s a time of heightened activity, increased demand, and the need for a dynamic workforce to keep up with the busy festive period. We recommend that businesses […]

Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) additional information requests

Unprecedented Demands: The Home Office’s Response to Modern Slavery Investigations in the UK Care Sector The Home Office have increased their requests for additional information when processing a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS).  Along with all the positive impact that overseas workers have had on the UK care industry since the Covid pandemic and the wake […]

Modern Day Slavery

What is modern day slavery? In the present day, modern slavery can be defined as the situation where individuals are exploited by others to gain personal or commercial benefits. This can involve manipulation, coercion, or even force, leading to a severe loss of freedom. While there is no typical profile for victims, this kind of […]

Keeping Families Together

Do you have a family you want to join in the UK? Normally, any visit to the UK for less than 6 months is permitted on a visitor visa. But what if you want to be with a family member for longer? For visits over six months, overseas nationals who wish to join a family […]

Construction roles now added to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL)

New opportunities for the UK construction industry The construction sector seems to be consistently dealing with a variety of challenges such as increased material costs, project delays, and safety challenges, all of which can shift the focus from providing a high quality and profitable service. High up on the list of challenges, for a number […]