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In this series a member of the Capital Law team will discuss with Satinder the new points-based system, and some of the frequently asked business immigration questions.

Episode 7 — Business Visitor Visa

The UK Business Visit visa, now known as the Standard Visitor visa under the new immigration system, allows visa holders to visit the UK for up to six months to undertake certain business activities.

In this podcast, our employment law team, along with Satinder Gill (Five Paper), take a look at what these business activities include, the eligibility criteria for business visitors, what UK sponsors need to be aware of, and who is eligible to apply.

Episode 6 — Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa was introduced over the summer to enable the best and brightest foreign students to remain in the UK and seek employment without the need for sponsorship. It’s also an interesting route for employers, as it means they can hire these graduates for up to three years before deciding whether to sponsor them or not.

In this podcast, Angharad Aspinall and Satinder Gill sum up what you need to know if you’re planning to recruit on this visa – including eligibility criteria, right to work checks, and restrictions on the type of work applicants can undertake.


Episode 5 — Right to Work Checks

In this episode we discuss why and when employers need to carry out right to work checks, and how changes to the guidance impacts the process.


Episode 4 — Skilled Worker Visa

In this episode we focus on the Skilled Worker route. To be eligible to recruit a worker on this visa, the sponsor must ensure a number of things; the applicant can speak English at the required level, the applicant has a job offer from the sponsor, that the job meets the minimum skill level and the minimum salary level.


Episode 3 — EU Settlement Scheme

In this episode we provide an overview of the EU settlement scheme. We cover the application process, the differences between settled and pre-settled status, and timescales applicants should be aware of in terms of time spent out of the UK.

On 12 May (9-10 am), we’re hosting a webinar to discuss the EU Settlement Scheme in more detail and what you, as a business, can be doing to prepare for 1 July 2021. To join us, all you need to do is register here.


Episode 2 — Differences in the old and new immigration systems

In our last podcast, we talked about how businesses could recruit workers who are not settled in the UK by applying for a sponsor license. In this episode we look at the differences in the old and new systems.


Episode 1 — Applying to be a sponsor

In this episode Alex Christen (Capital Law) and Satinder Gill (Five Paper) look at what options are available to employers hoping to recruit workers who are non-British nationals, to work in the UK.

Please note, our discussion and the information given by our solicitors or Satinder Gill does not constitute legal advice.

Advice subject to change as government guidance is updated. For the latest information and guidance, please ensure you visit


The Capital Law business immigration team advise on all aspects of business immigration – how to recruit and employ workers under the new points-based system; business investment and self employed visas; the EU settlement scheme; Right to Work checks; and workforce planning including mitigating the impact of Brexit on your business.


Satinder Gill of Five Paper Chambers based in London, is a senior barrister and joint head of the business immigration team. He is recognised in the Legal 500 as a business immigration expert.

Satinder works closely with his solicitors for business and corporate clients on all aspects of business immigration, from global mobility planning, sponsor licensing, sponsor compliance, and applications for key executives and high net worth individuals.

His employer clients range from blue chip companies, professional sports clubs, and universities to start ups new to the UK.