If you are a business wishing to take on overseas workers, you will need to comply with a wide range of immigration rules.
At Halliday Reeves, our business immigration lawyers represent organisations in many sectors in dealing with immigration issues. From ensuring you have the right systems in place for compliance to preparing applications for sponsorship licences, we can provide the advice and guidance you need.
We specialise solely in immigration law, meaning we have an exceptionally in-depth understanding of the rules as well as the procedure involved in dealing with the Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration.
Immigration law changes frequently, and we can provide up to date advice and representation, ensuring you are compliant and can take on the overseas workers you need.
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We will take the time to understand your business and tailor our services to your requirements. Our business immigration lawyers offer a full range of services, including:
- Sponsorship licences
- Senior or specialist worker visas (global business mobility), formerly intra company transfer visas
- Business visitors
- UK expansion worker visa (global business mobility)
- Innovator founder visas
- International sportsperson visa
- Advice on compliance with immigration rules
If you would like to discuss how we can help you with your business immigration needs, call us on 0330 133 7777, email us at email@example.com or fill in our Contact Form and we will be happy to help.
To take on overseas workers, your business will need a sponsorship licence. This will give you the authority to issue the Certificates of Sponsorship that workers need to secure a visa.
We deal with sponsorship licence applications. This includes having the right processes in place to keep accurate records and report on various aspects of the sponsorships.
Senior Or Specialist Worker Visas
The senior or specialist worker visa or global mobility visa has replaced the intra company transfer visa. It allows existing employees of organisations that have been approved as sponsors to live and work in the UK, provided their job is on the government’s list of eligible occupations.
We can advise you of other eligibility criteria and complete your application, ensuring you have the right evidence in support.
A standard visitor visa allows the holder to visit the UK for up to six months for a range of business activities, including:
- Entering into deals and signing contracts
- Work-related training that is not available in your home country
- Training UK employees
- Attending meetings and conferences
- Inspecting sites
- Overseeing goods and services provided by a UK company
There are extensive rules detailing what you are allowed to do as a visitor. It is important not to go beyond permitted activities or you could harm your immigration record. We can advise you whether a visitor visa is the correct option or whether there is another visa more suited to your requirements.
We can also check that you are eligible to apply and that you have the right paperwork to demonstrate this.
Innovator Founder Visas
We represent individuals wishing to set up innovative businesses in the UK. This visa replaces the start-up visa, which is no longer available.
If you have an innovative idea, different to anything else on the market, you may be eligible for an innovator visa, allowing you to stay in the UK for three years, with the potential to extend this if you continue to make progress with the business.
Your idea will need to be endorsed by an approved body. They will assess your proposal and decide whether it meets the criteria for an innovator founder visa.
We can advise you as to eligibility and ensure you have the strongest possible documentation to support your visa application.
International Sportsperson Visa
If you are endorsed by your sport’s governing body and you are an elite sportsperson or qualified coach who is internationally established, you may be eligible for an international sportsperson visa to live, work and train in the UK for up to three years. The visa can be extended after this time if you remain eligible.
We can advise you as to whether you are eligible for the visa and deal with the application on your behalf.
Contact Our Business Immigration Lawyers
If you are an overseas business person or sportsperson, we can put together the strongest possible visa application on your behalf, ensuring that it includes all of the necessary evidence showing that you are eligible for a visa.
We have offices in Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Wakefield and Nottingham. To speak to one of our expert business immigration lawyers, ring us on 0330 133 7777, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our Contact Form.
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