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Immigration Advice for Charities

Immigration Law Advice for Charities

Many charities employ staff from overseas, while others may recruit students, pupils and other beneficiaries from outside the UK, often requiring a Sponsor Licence from UK Visas and Immigration.

Charities need proactive legal advisers who keep them up to date with the latest rules and regulations and who help them comply with all relevant requirements.

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How can our immigration lawyers can help?

We have a specialist immigration team who can advise on all immigration issues as they relate to charities and their employees and other beneficiaries.

It is hard to keep up with the fast changing requirements of immigration law and there can be serious consequences for your charity if you get it wrong. A significant breach may lead to reputational harm or your Sponsor Licence being suspended or revoked which would mean that you lose your right to admit and retain or employ people from verseas.

Specialist Immigration Advice

We can help you with general immigration matters in relation to your charity, its beneficiaries and staff, including helping you with an application for a Sponsor Licence, applications for entry clearance (visas) and leave to remain and advising on the key considerations when appointing overseas staff.

If applications are refused, then we can advise on appeals and challenges and have a good track record of overturning decisions. We can also help you prepare for a compliance visit from the UK Visas and Immigration.

When things go wrong we can support you in the most serious situations such as if your sponsor licence is threatened with suspension or revocation.

Immigration Law Training and Updates

We keep our clients updated on the latest developments in immigration law through our email bulletin, Charities Law Brief (subscribe), and by running practical training seminars which can be tailored to your circumstances and delivered on site to help you comply with your reporting and compliance duties.

For charity immigration advice from experienced immigration lawyers, please contact Con Alexander on 0117 314 5214.

The quality of service is strong, but always balanced with a practical viewpoint. Advice is therefore not excessively legalistic and can be implemented more easily than would be possible with a more technical approach.

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Meet the team

Our charity lawyers have a broad variety of legal expertise and offer a full legal service to the charity sector.

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Paul Voller

Charity Law

Kathy Halliday - Partner & Employment Lawer at VWV's Birmingham Office

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