A migrant worker from outside the European Union may be employed by his or her employer if they hold a Sponsorship Licence from the Home Office in order to sponsor migrant workers.
To help identify and implement the optimum approach for companies and their employees a number of services have been devised, as outlined below.
We will arrange for an immigration specialist to visit your premises in order to get a better understanding of your business and the needs of your company. This will enable us to provide you with accurate advice and discuss the various options available. Whilst we do offer telephone consultations when no other option is available, we recommend that these consultations are conducted face to face.
Entrepreneurs, Investors & Exceptional Talent (Tier 1)
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa is for non-EU migrants who intend to invest in the UK, in order to set up or take over a business, as well as being actively involved in the running of the business or businesses here. If you are already in the UK in a different immigration category, you may be able to 'switch' into Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) without leaving.
The Tier 1 Investor visa category is for high-net-worth individuals who want to make a substantial financial investment of £2,000,000 in the UK. If you are already in the UK you may be allowed to switch, providing you are currently in one of the switching categories.
The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa is for people who are internationally recognised as world leaders or potential world-leading talent in the fields of science and the arts, and who wish to work or start a business in the UK.
To come to the UK as an overseas parent company's sole representative you must be a senior employee (but not a majority shareholder in the company) who intends to establish a commercial presence for the overseas company in the UK. This may be a registered branch or a wholly owned subsidiary concerned with the same type of business activity as the parent company outside the UK.
Business Visitor Visa
The business visitor visa category is for people who want to come and do business or meeting, etc. in the UK for a short time. This includes academic visitors, visiting professors, overseas news media representatives and film crews on location.