UK Visas for Business & Employers

Many businesses and organisations need to recruit from abroad to find the range of skills and expertise they need, but UK Immigration Rules can make this a challenge.

Our UK immigration lawyers can help you navigate the often complex rules around sponsoring employees and all of the related issues, helping you to attract the talent you need for the continued success of your business.

As a niche practice we understand the needs and challenges of different commercial enterprises. From individual investors and entrepreneurs to multinational corporations, our vast experience has seen us advise on every aspect of the sponsor licence system. We are well versed in all aspects of immigration, relating to employees, directors, partners, consultants/contractors and sole representatives.

Our UK team is headed by Vanessa Ganguin, who can offer your business over 20 years of experience and an encyclopaedic knowledge of UK immigration law. Our expertise means we can swiftly and smoothly deliver the right advice and guidance to ensure your organisation has the people you need when you need them.

Whether you need assistance with overseas recruitment issues, such as applying for a sponsor licence or are looking for help with compliance issues, such as prevention of illegal working and avoiding civil penalties, we have the expertise you need.

For immediate assistance with any UK immigration issue affecting your business or employees, please contact Vanessa Ganguin now on +44 (0)2070 339527 or use our contact form to request a call back.

Our UK visa services for businesses and employers

Our highly experienced UK immigration lawyers provide efficient, commercially-minded legal advice for all UK visa and immigration issues affecting businesses and employers of all sizes and across all sectors.

Sponsor licence applications/renewals

If you need to employ someone from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, we can help you apply for a sponsor licence and/or renew an existing sponsor licence where required. Our expertise includes sponsoring migrants that are senior level managers and strategic hires, intra-company transfers and graduates and interns.

Our UK immigration lawyers can:

  • ensure your business is eligible to act a sponsor
  • advise you as to the appropriate type of licence to apply for
  • guide you through the sponsorship application and/or renewal process

Ongoing support with sponsor licences

We provide continuing support for all of the legal issues related to employee sponsorship, including:

  • advising you on the management of a sponsorship
  • finding solutions to legal issues with a sponsor licence or sponsored employee
  • maintaining compliance with ongoing duties of sponsorship
  • ensuring that any changes in Immigration Rules are accounted for

On-site and remote training

Our team regularly assists a wide range of businesses and employers with specialist training in relation to all types of UK visa issues. We can ensure you have the knowledge and processes in place to achieve full compliance with all aspects of UK immigration law, protecting your organisation and employees.

Audit service

If you already have overseas employees in your organisation on a sponsor licence or are planning to recruit from outside the EEA and Switzerland, we can provide an audit of your business to test your systems and processes to ensure you meet all of the necessary legal requirements.

This can help to prevent the risk of any legal issues and ensure you are able to employ or continue to employ the staff you need with confidence.

Representatives of overseas business

Where you are looking to establish a UK presence we can help you get the right visa in place for your representative to lead and manage setting up a UK wholly owned subsidiary or branch office. Whether you need a short-term visa or are looking to make more long-term arrangements, our UK immigration lawyers can help facilitate the necessary applications quickly and efficiently.

Prevention of illegal working and civil penalties

As an employer, you are legally required to make sure all of your employees have the legal right to work in the UK. If you are found to have failed in this responsibility, there can be very serious penalties, including substantial fines and the potential for a lot of negative publicity.

Our UK immigration lawyers can advise you on what you need to do to meet your responsibility to prevent illegal working and ensure you do not get hit with the negative consequences of illegally employing people.

What our clients say about our UK immigration lawyers

“Vanessa has a wealth of connections at the Home Office and frequently liaises with them in relation to the development of immigration policy”
(Who’s Who Legal 2014)

Vanessa “handles tricky situations with aplomb”.

(Chambers & Partners 2014)

Vanessa “brings in-depth and all-round knowledge of UK immigration and is able to identify novel solutions to problems.”
Chambers &Partners 2016

Contact our UK business immigration lawyers today

For help with any UK immigration issues for your business or employees, please contact Vanessa Ganguin now on +44 (0)2070 339527 or use our contact form to request a call back.