Business immigration is a complex and fast-changing area of law. If you are a business Intending to hire overseas employees, you need to ensure you understand and comply with the extensive rules and regulations. Expert Business Immigration Solicitors.
At Halliday Reeves, our specialist business immigration solicitors have wide experience of dealing with immigration issues across a range of sectors. We can ensure that you are compliant with the legal requirements, avoiding penalties, and advise you of the best way to manage your immigration needs. We also prepare sponsor licence applications as well as all types of business visas.
We deal solely with immigration, meaning we have an in-depth understanding of the processes as well as a high level of legal expertise in this complicated area of law.
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Our Business Immigration Services
Our business immigration solicitors deal with a wide range of issues, including:
- Sponsor licence applications
- Sponsor licence renewals
- Advice on upgrading a sponsor licence
- Senior or specialist worker visas (global business mobility), formerly intra company transfer visas
- Business visitors
- Innovator founder visas
- UK expansion worker visa (global business mobility)
- International sportsperson visas
- Advice on compliance with immigration rules
Sponsor Licence Applications And Management
If you wish to employ skilled workers who do not have an automatic right to work in the UK, your business will need a sponsor licence. This will allow you to issue Certificates of Sponsorship to overseas workers, which they will need in order to obtain a visa.
Applying for a sponsor licence can be a complex process. As an employer, both you and your business must be eligible and you must put systems in place to monitor sponsored workers. You will also need to check that the jobs you wish to fill are eligible and appoint people to manage you sponsor licence once it has been granted.
A large number of documents are needed to accompany an application for a sponsor licence. We can work with you to identify the strongest evidence you have available in support and ensure that you demonstrate that you meet all of the necessary criteria.
You will need to appoint one or more individuals to deal with the running of your sponsor licence once it has been issued. The roles to be filled are an authorising officer, a key contact and a level 1 user who will input information into the government’s sponsorship management system. The same person can take on more than one role if you wish.
We also deal with the renewal of your sponsor licence when this is due.
If you already have a sponsor licence and this has been downgraded, we can work with you to identify the areas that need attention. It is important to deal with upgrading promptly as you will not be able to issue Certificates of Sponsorship until you have your A-rating restored.
Visa Applications And Advice
We deal with a full range of business visa applications and can also provide advice to ensure that you are using the best possible immigration route.
We can prepare visa applications and the accompanying paperwork and deal with visa renewals. We work with businesses wishing to transfer overseas employees to the UK as well as with individuals wishing to come to the UK as skilled workers, innovators and sportspeople.
If you have had a visa application rejected, we can discuss whether you can reapply and deal with this on your behalf. We will also check that your chosen visa is the best immigration route available to you.
We have an excellent track record of success in preparing visa applications and we will make sure that your application is as strong as possible, giving you the best chance of success.
Contact Our Business Immigration Solicitors
If you are a business wishing to take on immigrant workers or an overseas businessperson or sportsperson, we can provide you with the advice and representation you need to deal with your immigration needs.
We have offices in Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Wakefield and Nottingham. To speak to one of our expert business immigration solicitors, ring us on 0330 133 7777, email us at email@example.com or fill in our Contact Form.
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