With constant changes to the UK immigration system, we will help you navigate around this complex area of law, providing you with quick, clear tailored expert advice. We are regularly instructed by companies and individuals, based in the UK and overseas with inbound immigration related matters.
As the world becomes a smaller place, and businesses strive to become more competitive, we know that there is sometimes a need to attract and retain international talent. In particular with Brexit and the end of EU free movement rules, businesses and employees need to keep fully up to date with UK immigration policies and systems, including the introduction of the new points-based system. We can assist your company to apply for and maintain your business sponsor licence, including advising on your on-going obligations and preparing for a compliance audit.
UK employers and HR departments will be mindful of the need to carry out compliant right to work checks on all prospective employees, before employment commences.
In some cases, it would be appropriate to conduct follow-up checks, for instance on individuals with time-limited immigration permission. It is important to have appropriate procedures in place to remind you to conduct these checks as necessary.
However, we do not just specialise in helping businesses. We also regularly support individuals and their families to apply for all types of UK visas, whether you are an investor, entrepreneur, skilled worker, student, or visitor. No matter what stage of the immigration journey you are at, we can help you with your initial entry, extension, and permanent settlement visa application, including advising on your eligibility to change/ switch visa category without leaving the UK.
With the nature of immigration, many of our clients instruct us whilst they are still living abroad, and continue to seek our specialist advice even towards the end of the immigration process when they are eligible to submit an application to become a British citizen. In the unfortunate event that your immigration application is refused, we can assist you in challenging the decision to try to secure a positive outcome or consider alternative visa routes that may be open to you.We regularly advise on the following types of visa:
- All Global Business Mobility routes, including:
- Sponsor licences;
- The Senior or Specialist Worker route – which is replacing the intra-company route;
- The Graduate Trainee route – which is replacing the graduate trainee intra-company route and is designed for those on a dedicated graduate programme outside the UK who are required to be assigned to the UK for part of the programme.
- UK Expansion Worker – for senior managers or specialist workers being assigned temporarily to the UK to establish a UK entity or to undertake work related to a business expansion to the UK.
- Service Supplier – for overseas workers who are undertaking temporary work assignments in the UK, where the worker is either a contractual service supplier employee or a self-employed independent professional.
- Secondment Worker – for overseas workers who are undertaking temporary work assignments where the assignment is part of a high value contract or investment by their overseas employer.
- The Skilled Worker route
- Global Talent visa options
- The introduction of the High Potential Individual (HPI) and Scale up Routes
- The Innovator visa
- The Start-up visa
If you require immigration advice please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For cost information for the preparation and submission of immigration applications (excluding asylum applications) and for the provision of advice and representation at the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in relation to appeals against Home Office visa or immigration decisions (excluding asylum appeals).