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Business Immigration Lawyers

Whether you’re a business looking to recruit personnel from overseas or an individual who wants to move to a new job or invest in the UK, our business immigration lawyers are here to guide you through the complex process of visa application.

Our multi-lingual business immigration solicitors can assist clients in Arabic, Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, Mandarin, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. Our experience in cross-border matters ensures we have a thorough understanding of the culture and legal systems across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Highly experienced business immigration lawyers with a dynamic and progressive approach

An in-depth knowledge of the UK Visa and Immigration system combined with real-world commercial insight allows us to provide individuals and businesses with the best possible guidance on immigration matters. With proven expertise and a strong track record, our team of business immigration solicitors find innovative solutions to simplify this often-difficult process and bring you the best outcome, as efficiently as possible. We are recognised in the Legal 500 for our experience in Immigration; in particular advising high-net worth individuals on investor applications and advising individual clients on the entrepreneur visa route. We hold Trusted Referrer Status for an endorsing body, Innovate Britain, equipping us to provide more efficient service for our clients.

We understand that business immigration matters rarely end with the application process, so it is key for us to ensure we develop close working relationships with our clients to understand their holistic needs going forward. To this end, we have dedicated resources to support you with a complete legal offering during your time in the UK, with specialist corporate, real estate, dispute resolution and employment teams to assist you with your wider legal requirements.

You will also have the benefit of our extensive domestic and international network of businesses, investors, entrepreneurs and individuals to assist with your business ventures within the UK and worldwide.

An expert guide through the changing landscape of immigration law

In recent years it has become more difficult for businesses to recruit staff from overseas. Immigration law has been tightened up considerably. That has made the process of hiring staff to live and work in the UK from anywhere outside the European Economic Area much more difficult. Add to that the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and it can be almost impossible for individuals and businesses to navigate the immigration process alone.

The fact is, though, that we live in an age of increasing globalisation and to find the best talent you often need to look outside the UK. The UK is also an attractive market for overseas investors and entrepreneurs who wish to build new businesses here or invest in existing businesses, as well as a world-renowned place to study. Our business immigration solicitors are here to work alongside you not only to fulfil any immediate need for hiring staff from outside the UK but also to help you prepare for changes within the immigration system more effectively.

To find out how our business immigration lawyers can help you, please send an enquiry.

 

Exceptional Talent Visa

For those who show exceptional talent or promise in the arts, science, humanities, tech, or medicine, the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa provides an entry route into the UK. Successful applicants can freelance or set-up as self-employed and can apply for Settled Status after a qualifying period. Our business immigration solicitors can help you seek endorsement and submit an application on your behalf. As a full-service commercial law firm, we can also look after all your business law needs, including contract negotiation, protecting and enforcing your intellectual property rights, and advising on commercial property leases.

Innovator Visa

The Innovator Visa replaces the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and is designed to provide entry for those who want to grow their enterprise within the UK. Applicants must have a minimum of £50,000 in investment funds, receive an endorsement from an approved body, present a clear business plan and pass the English language requirement. Our business immigration lawyers will work closely with you to assist applicants in meeting these criteria. In addition, the immigration team will provide a full business law service by introducing you to our commercial property, corporate and employment law departments.

As an immigration law specialist we hold Trusted Referrer Status with “Innovate Britain”, one of the few selected endorsing bodies for the Innovator Visa that the Home Office trusts to make endorsements.  This allows us direct access to their team for assessment on potential endorsement and opens up new opportunities for our clients that are considering the Innovator Visa.

Investor Visa

Aimed at high-net-worth individuals who have in excess of £2 million to invest in qualifying UK enterprises, the Investor Visa provides an option for you and your family to obtain British Citizenship. Our business immigration team work closely with your advisors, ensuring your visa application is processed quickly and smoothly. In addition, we can continue to advise you over the life of your Tier 1 Investor Visa, ensuring your investment portfolio remains compliant with settlement criteria. Our team can also make valuable introductions to estate agents, wealth advisors, banks, and private schools.

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

The Representative of an Overseas Business Visa allows non-EEA organisations to send a nominated senior employee to reside and work in the UK with the express purpose of establishing a subsidiary or opening a branch office. Our business immigration solicitors ensure your company’s application meets the eligibility criteria, assist in detailing the visa holder’s extensive industry knowledge, and help collate the evidence required to prove the primary purpose of the visa is establishing a commercial presence in the UK.

Start-up Visa

The UK Start-up Visa offers an entry route for those at the beginning stages of launching a business venture. Our immigration solicitors assist in proving that you’ve been endorsed by an approved body, have a credible business plan and meet the English language requirements. At Fletcher Day we value working together across the firm; when your legal requirements fall outside the immigration arena, we can make seamless introductions to our commercial property, corporate, and employment law departments, who will provide the legal advice you require to succeed in the UK.

Sponsor Licence Applications

To recruit from outside the EEA, employers must hold a Tier 2 or Tier 5 Sponsor Licence. Strict eligibility criteria apply. Our business immigration lawyers will visit your business premises and conduct a robust audit of your HR systems to ensure you’re in compliance with Sponsor Licence regulations. We’ll also advise you on preparing for a Home Office visit and work with you to prepare a successful application. This includes collecting and collating the required supporting documentation. We will then assist you with acquiring your Certificates of Sponsorship and bringing identified talent into the UK on a Tier 2 Visa.

Tier 2 Visas

Our business immigration team successfully assist highly-skilled, talented applicants from multiple sectors with entering the UK on a Tier 2 Visa. Once your eligibility has been determined, we help you and your family members to collate the required supporting documentation. If our immigration team identify any potential weaknesses in your application, we can produce a covering letter to address these, preventing any unnecessary delays.

Exceptional Talent Visa

For those who show exceptional talent or promise in the arts, science, humanities, tech, or medicine, the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa provides an entry route into the UK. Successful applicants can freelance or set-up as self-employed and can apply for Settled Status after a qualifying period. Our business immigration solicitors can help you seek endorsement and submit an application on your behalf. As a full-service commercial law firm, we can also look after all your business law needs, including contract negotiation, protecting and enforcing your intellectual property rights, and advising on commercial property leases.

Innovator Visa

The Innovator Visa replaces the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and is designed to provide entry for those who want to grow their enterprise within the UK. Applicants must have a minimum of £50,000 in investment funds, receive an endorsement from an approved body, present a clear business plan and pass the English language requirement. Our business immigration lawyers will work closely with you to assist applicants in meeting these criteria. In addition, the immigration team will provide a full business law service by introducing you to our commercial property, corporate and employment law departments.

As an immigration law specialist we hold Trusted Referrer Status with “Innovate Britain”, one of the few selected endorsing bodies for the Innovator Visa that the Home Office trusts to make endorsements.  This allows us direct access to their team for assessment on potential endorsement and opens up new opportunities for our clients that are considering the Innovator Visa.

Investor Visa

Aimed at high-net-worth individuals who have in excess of £2 million to invest in qualifying UK enterprises, the Investor Visa provides an option for you and your family to obtain British Citizenship. Our business immigration team work closely with your advisors, ensuring your visa application is processed quickly and smoothly. In addition, we can continue to advise you over the life of your Tier 1 Investor Visa, ensuring your investment portfolio remains compliant with settlement criteria. Our team can also make valuable introductions to estate agents, wealth advisors, banks, and private schools.

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

The Representative of an Overseas Business Visa allows non-EEA organisations to send a nominated senior employee to reside and work in the UK with the express purpose of establishing a subsidiary or opening a branch office. Our business immigration solicitors ensure your company’s application meets the eligibility criteria, assist in detailing the visa holder’s extensive industry knowledge, and help collate the evidence required to prove the primary purpose of the visa is establishing a commercial presence in the UK.

Start-up Visa

The UK Start-up Visa offers an entry route for those at the beginning stages of launching a business venture. Our immigration solicitors assist in proving that you’ve been endorsed by an approved body, have a credible business plan and meet the English language requirements. At Fletcher Day we value working together across the firm; when your legal requirements fall outside the immigration arena, we can make seamless introductions to our commercial property, corporate, and employment law departments, who will provide the legal advice you require to succeed in the UK.

Sponsor Licence Applications

To recruit from outside the EEA, employers must hold a Tier 2 or Tier 5 Sponsor Licence. Strict eligibility criteria apply. Our business immigration lawyers will visit your business premises and conduct a robust audit of your HR systems to ensure you’re in compliance with Sponsor Licence regulations. We’ll also advise you on preparing for a Home Office visit and work with you to prepare a successful application. This includes collecting and collating the required supporting documentation. We will then assist you with acquiring your Certificates of Sponsorship and bringing identified talent into the UK on a Tier 2 Visa.

Tier 2 Visas

Our business immigration team successfully assist highly-skilled, talented applicants from multiple sectors with entering the UK on a Tier 2 Visa. Once your eligibility has been determined, we help you and your family members to collate the required supporting documentation. If our immigration team identify any potential weaknesses in your application, we can produce a covering letter to address these, preventing any unnecessary delays.

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