There are numerous routes used by UK businesses to acquire necessary permission to work for business owners, senior executives and skilled workers.

We have a wealth of experience in identifying the most effective route and supporting clients with the necessary strategic and practical advice. We can also support your workers with extensions and indefinite leave to remain applications at the appropriate time.

Global Talent

The Global Talent category has replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route. It is for leaders or emerging leaders who are established in the arts, film and TV, fashion, science, engineering, humanities, medicine, digitech or architecture sectors.  You will need endorsement by a recognised endorsing body as having exceptional talent or promise.

We assist with all stages of making Global Talent applications to UK Visas and Immigration.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Start-up and Innovator

The Start-up category is for high potential entrepreneurs starting a business in the UK for the first time.

More experienced business people seeking to establish a venture in the UK can potentially use the Innovator category. You will require an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is supported by a recognised endorsing body and innovator applicants must normally have funding to invest in the business.

We offer specialist advice for all stages of making an application to UK Visas and Immigration.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

This route is only available to those already in the UK with leave granted in this category.

We can support you with an application for further leave to remain (until the cut-off which in most cases is 6 April 2023) or indefinite leave to remain (until the cut-off which in most cases is 6 April 2025).

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Skilled Worker

The Skilled Worker visa is a key route used by employers and requires you to have a Skilled Worker sponsor licence.

It replaces the Tier 2 (General) category which by last year had become the most popular work visa application for the UK, despite the global pandemic. It is a key plank of the UK Government’s new Points Based System.

You must be offering a genuine vacancy for an appositely skilled role, meeting specific salary thresholds and other requirements of the Skilled Worker category.

We will ‘hand hold’ you through all stages of sponsoring a migrant, from obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship to securing a visa.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Intra-Company Transfer

The Intra-Company Transfer route is for international organisations transferring employees to an appropriately linked UK entity or branch office.

We will ‘hand hold’ you through all stages of sponsoring a migrant. Our expertise will help ensure you are able to evidence where necessary that the role represents a genuine vacancy, assist with obtaining and assigning a Certificate of Sponsorship, and securing a visa.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

T5 (Temporary Worker)

The T5 (Temporary Worker) category offers a number of options for those engaging workers temporarily in the UK as creatives, sportspersons, for charitable and religious purposes, seasonal workers or as interns/volunteers. The T5 route also covers youth mobility.

We will find the optimal solution, guide you through the genuineness and supernumerary (where applicable) requirements and support your worker throughout the sponsorship and visa process.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Representative of Overseas Business

This route enables a senior employee of an overseas-headquartered company to come to the UK to establish a registered branch or wholly owned subsidiary.

Our expertise in this area will support you through all stages of the application including the substantive and documentary requirements and ensure that you have a successful outcome.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Graduate visa

From July 2021, graduates are able to work or look for work for two years after graduation (three for doctorates). The new Graduate visa means firms can hire bright migrant graduates with no need to sponsor them first, so there is plenty of time to get to know them without the responsibility of sponsorship.

After this period, they can work on a Skilled Worker visa as a New Entrant on a minimum salary of only £20,480 pa.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Frontier Worker permit

The Frontier Worker permit was created to comply with the EU Withdrawal Agreement commitments to certain cross-border workers living in the European Economic Area (EEA) and travelling to the UK for employed or self-employed work.

Post-Brexit, applying for the Frontier Worker permit allows people to come to the UK to work (employed or self-employed) while living elsewhere if all of the following apply:

  • they are an EEA/Swiss national
  • they live outside of the UK
  • they have worked in the UK by 31 December 2020
  • they have kept working in the UK at least once every 12 months since they started working here

We can help you to navigate the guidance and make an application for a Frontier Worker permit.

To find out how we can help you please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

Service Providers from Switzerland visa

This category is for individuals working for a company based in Switzerland which requires them to work on contract in the UK. Swiss nationals can also apply as self-employed service providers if they are based in Switzerland.

The contract to carry out work in the UK must have been signed and started before 11pm on 31 December 2020. Service providers would be able to enter multiple times during the validity of the visa. Note that there is an overall limit across all Swiss employees and contracts such that all staff collectively must not exceed 90 days per calendar year in the UK (including weekends and bank holidays).

The visa will potentially be valid for the shorter of the end date of the contract to work in the UK, the end date of their work contract with their Swiss employer (if the employee is on a fixed-term contract), the day before their right to live in Switzerland expires and 31 December 2025.

To find out more please call us on 0207 033 9527 or click here to send us an email

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