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The Security Watchdog launches immigration advisory service to assist companies with legal compliance

by Brian Sims

Employment screening and vetting specialist The Security Watchdog has launched a corporate immigration advisory service through its Advisory Bureau arm designed to provide comprehensive UK immigration support and advice for those organisations wishing to employ people from outside the EU and the EEA. The new service is particularly relevant for international company transfers and supports the growing need for organisations to look outside of the EU when it comes to specialist skilled workers. The Security Watchdog’s team of Level 3-registered OISC immigration consultants is supporting organisations with visa applications and processes around sponsoring individuals while also providing assistance to organisations looking for a sponsor licence. With continued tightening of UK immigration rules and repeated changes to the law, businesses must ensure that they remain up-to-date and compliant with the various regulations. This means engaging in the correct preparatory work surrounding the employment of migrant workers, ongoing compliance relating to those workers and extensive record keeping characterised and underpinned by tight controls. For example, in June over 60 universities, further and higher education colleges and independent schools were either stripped or faced losing their right to sponsor overseas students after being found non-compliant with the law. Such an occurrence can result in severe financial and reputational damage. Peju Ojemuyiwa, The Advisory Bureau’s senior immigration consultant, explained:” The UK’s immigration landscape is dynamic and ever-changing. Organisations at the top of their sponsor responsibilities must be constantly up-to-date with the UK immigration laws and update their processes accordingly. At The Security Watchdog, we are risk averse and ensure that we work with our clients to identify where these potential risks might lie. We then work together to create solutions that are dynamic and lasting in order to mitigate and remove such risks on a permanent basis.” Further information on specialist immigration services for businesses can be found on The Security Watchdog’s website. Visit here

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