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.

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) category is for leaders or emerging leaders who are established in the arts, 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 regularly assist with all stages of making Tier 1(Exceptional 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

Innovator and Start-up

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 requirean 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

Tier 2 (General)

Tier 2 (General) is a key route used by employers and requires you to have a Tier 2 (General) sponsor licence. You must be offering a genuine vacancy and unless the role is exempt, you will need to satisfy the resident labour market test.

We will ‘hand hold’ you through all stages of sponsoring a migrant, from identifying whether a resident labour market test is required, hands-on support with the resident labour market test through to 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

Tier 2 (ICT)

The Tier 2 (ICT) 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

Tier 5 (Temporary Worker)

Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) offers a number of options for those engaging workers temporarily in the UK as creatives, sportspersons, for charitable and religious purposes or as interns/volunteers.

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

“Vanessa Ganguin is especially knowledgeable in the handling of immigration matters for entertainment industry clients. Her work includes securing Tier 5 creative worker visas, as well as providing sponsor licence compliance advice to industry professionals.”

Chambers & Partners

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