Illegal Workers

If in doubt that you are employing illegal workers, or whether you are someone who is working illegally, it is essential to make the necessary changes to your circumstances and avoid receiving penalties from the Home Office.

You can be sent to jail for 5 years and pay an unlimited fine if you are found guilty of employing someone who you knew or had ‘reasonable cause to believe’ didn’t have the right to work in the UK. This includes for example, if you had any reason to believe that they did not have leave (permission) to enter or remain in the UK, their leave had expired, there were not allowed to do certain types of work; or their paperwork was incorrect or false.

If you are in doubt as to whether your employee or you yourself may be working illegally in the UK, you should speak to an immigration expert immediately.  We can offer you confidential advice to assist you and avoid incurring any penalties. Whether you have issues with your Sponsorship License, you require our consultancy services or you require an urgent application to be made, we are at hand to assist with any issues you may be facing in relation to immigration. Call us on 020 7887 1916, complete online contact form, or use Skype or Social Media to get in touch

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