With a constantly changing business landscape and evolving digital communications meaning that global businesses are closer than ever before, business people and workers need fast, easy access to the UK. Our UK business visa solicitors have helped many investors, entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes apply for tier 1 visas, meeting their business immigration needs through sound advice and friendly support.
Skilled & Temporary Workers’ Visa Applications
Our business immigration lawyers work hard to understand your individual needs and tailor our advice to suit your requirements. The law surrounding skilled and temporary worker visa applications can be complex, but we’re here to offer you guidance and increase you chances of success when applying.
We also understand that the world of business is fast-moving and that many opportunities are time-critical, so we aim to provide a service with a fast turnaround time, without compromising on attention to detail. People looking to invest, set up business or work in the UK will require a Tier 1 visa and must apply via the UK immigration points based system, but our legal team will guide you through the entire process.
We can also assist in other matters related to your visa application, such as access to an accountant to prepare business and marketing plans, or conveyancing services to help you purchase property in the UK. Our knowledgeable team are here to offer you advice and explain every option available to you.
We’ll Assist When You Apply for Entrepreneur & Worker Visas
Tier 1 Enrepreneur Visa
An entrepreneurial spirit is the backbone of business. If you are looking to invest in a new or existing business in the UK and will be actively involved in its running, we can help. In order to apply for an entrepreneur visa, you must demonstrate that you are able to invest £200,000 in a business and that at least two full-time jobs will be created.
Our expert entrepreneur immigration solicitors will take detailed instructions and advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your application, preparing all relevant paperwork including the mandatory business plan. At every stage of the process, our expert team will give you guidance until a decision is made.
Tier 1 Investor Visa
Investors are high net worth people who wish to make investments of £1 million or more in regulated UK financial institutions. In contrast to entrepreneur visas, you do not have to be actively involved in a UK business, and we will assist in every stage of the application process to maximise the likelihood of success.
Your personal business investor visa solicitor will make detailed representations on your behalf to support your application, setting out clearly the reasons why it should be successful. Our lawyers have the experience and expertise you need to ensure you are compliant with the law and are well versed in the demands required for a successful application, working swiftly and with great diligence.
Skilled Workers & Representatives of Overseas Companies
Employees of multinational companies who are being transferred to the UK, either on a long-term basis or more frequent short visits, are required to obtain a Tier 2 visa. The applicants may include short and long term staff, graduate trainees or people with skills that are transferable to the UK workforce.
We can provide accurate and timely advice in this complex area to ensure a smooth application process and we have extensive experience in helping businesses of all sizes successfully transfer their most valuable assets all over the world; their people.
Tier 5 Temporary Workers Scheme
Some professionals may need to visit the UK for a short period to carry out their job and we can assist in the entry clearance procedure. Tier 5 employees are required to have an employer acting as a sponsor, and the employers themselves are required to be registered and licensed.
Typical applicants of Tier 5 visas include charity workers, creative and sportspeople, government authorised exchange and religious workers. Our business visa experts can give detailed individual advice for every type of applicant.
Switching to Tier 1 Visa - Entrepeneur & Investor
Our immigration solicitors can help you switch to a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur/Investor) visa if you are currently in the UK under a different visa category which permits switching to a Tier 1 visa.
You may be in the UK as a student, under Work Permit or Tier 2 General. You may also have previously been on the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) or had ‘leave to remain’ in the following visa categories; writers, composers, artists, or self-employed lawyers.
Our immigration solicitors will help you prepare your application to switch to a Tier 1 General visa and ensure that your application scores the required Points under Tier 1 General.
Post Study Work Visa
If you are an international graduate from a UK university and you wish to remain in the UK for a year after graduation, you can apply for a Tier 1 Post-Study work visa.
This will enable you, as a holder of a UK graduate visa, to obtain some work experience in the UK before returning to your home country or applying for a further visa, such as the Tier 1 General Skilled or Work Permit.
Appeals & Extensions for Business Visas
If you have made an application for an entrepreneur visa, or any of the above, and it has been refused, you might be able to appeal that decision. Our immigration solicitors in Manchester will review the grounds of refusal and prepare your appeal for you. For more information on appeals, please visit our appeals page. Our immigration solicitors can also help you extend your entrepreneur, business or workers visa.
Contact us to Apply for Entrepreneur & Work Related Visas
We have various packages to suit your requirements, whether you only require advice, a review of your application or assistance in preparing your Tier 1 business visa application. If you wish to discuss your situation with one of our immigration solicitors, then do not hesitate to contact Carter Law today. With offices in both Manchester and London, we can represent our clients throughout the UK.