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Business Immigration Lawyers

Business immigration law is an incredibly fast-changing and complex area of law. Successive changes to government policy and the advent of Brexit means that it is harder for people to meet the criteria for many immigration applications, and access to international talent is becoming more and more restricted. Effectively managing business and resource planning is therefore key, especially in a post-Brexit Britain.

At Setfords, our business immigration solicitors offer a high level of expertise in all types of UK business immigration matters for multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and startups. Our lawyers cover a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, insurance, media, oil and gas, real estate, sports, technology, and more. With a full range of client-tailored services and commercially focused advice on business immigration law matters, we are here to help ensure that you stay compliant with the ever-changing immigration landscape.

Find out more about how our business immigration lawyers can assist you and your business below.

Business Immigration Legal Services

How exactly can our business immigration solicitors help you? Check out our main specialisms below.

  • Visas

    Visas

    Our business immigration lawyers can assist your business with all kinds of visas and applications, including:

    • Tier 1 (Investor) visas for £2 million, £5 million and £10 million initial, extension and settlement applications
    • Tier 2 visas
    • Startup and Innovator visa applications
    • Business visitor visas and advice on permissible business visitor activities
    • Permitted paid engagement visas and advice on permitted paid engagement activities
  • Sponsor licences

    Sponsor licences

    As a business, you will need a sponsor licence in order to employ foreign workers from outside the UK, including those in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. 

    At Setfords, our business immigration experts can assist you and your business with sponsor licences, including:

    • Sponsor licence applications for startups and established UK companies
    • Sponsor licence renewal applications
    • Sponsor licence management, including managing organisational changes and reporting obligations
  • Compliance advice

    Compliance advice

    It is compulsory for businesses to comply with all of the immigration rules and regulations in the UK. Not doing so — and employing workers illegally — can have major consequences, such as fines and even imprisonment. 

    Our business immigration solicitors can advise your business on how best to comply with the regulations and avoid these ramifications. 

  • Immigration audits

    Immigration audits

    Understanding the complexities of immigration rules is difficult for any business, but the consequences of not complying are potentially severe. 

    Setfords’ immigration audits can help put your business in a better position by ensuring you’re complying with the rules, as well as identifying any areas for improvement. 

Visas

Our business immigration lawyers can assist your business with all kinds of visas and applications, including:

  • Tier 1 (Investor) visas for £2 million, £5 million and £10 million initial, extension and settlement applications
  • Tier 2 visas
  • Startup and Innovator visa applications
  • Business visitor visas and advice on permissible business visitor activities
  • Permitted paid engagement visas and advice on permitted paid engagement activities

Sponsor licences

As a business, you will need a sponsor licence in order to employ foreign workers from outside the UK, including those in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. 

At Setfords, our business immigration experts can assist you and your business with sponsor licences, including:

  • Sponsor licence applications for startups and established UK companies
  • Sponsor licence renewal applications
  • Sponsor licence management, including managing organisational changes and reporting obligations

Compliance advice

It is compulsory for businesses to comply with all of the immigration rules and regulations in the UK. Not doing so — and employing workers illegally — can have major consequences, such as fines and even imprisonment. 

Our business immigration solicitors can advise your business on how best to comply with the regulations and avoid these ramifications. 

Immigration audits

Understanding the complexities of immigration rules is difficult for any business, but the consequences of not complying are potentially severe. 

Setfords’ immigration audits can help put your business in a better position by ensuring you’re complying with the rules, as well as identifying any areas for improvement. 

Setfords’ Approach to Business Immigration

Setfords’ team of solicitors are here to help you with all your business immigration needs. From visas to compliance, our unique structure is designed to give you a better service.

Compared to traditional firms, Setfords’ clients get a personalised service and more of their lawyer’s time and attention. Plus, you’ll never receive advice from an underqualified junior, as all of our lawyers are experienced professionals.

If this sounds like the type of firm you’ve been looking for, Setfords’ business immigration lawyers are only a phone call away.

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Business Immigration FAQs

  • What is business immigration law?

    Business immigration law refers to the regulations and procedures governing the entry, stay, and work of foreign nationals who wish to engage in business activities in the UK. 

    It covers various aspects, including work visas, sponsorship requirements, compliance with immigration laws, and the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees.

  • What are the consequences of non-compliance with business immigration laws?

    Non-compliance with business immigration laws can lead to various consequences for employers and individuals, some of which can be severe. If you are found to be employing people without the right to work in the UK, you can be fined thousands of pounds per worker. Furthermore, you can face criminal charges, including imprisonment, for serious cases of non-compliance. 

    Other consequences can include loss of your sponsorship licence, compliance visits, investigations, raids by immigration enforcement officers, and more, all of which can be very damaging to your business.

  • Can businesses sponsor employees for permanent residency or citizenship?

    Yes, it is possible for businesses to sponsor employees for permanent residency in the UK. The specific pathways and requirements will vary depending on the immigration category and the employee’s circumstances. 

    Setfords’ business immigration lawyers are here to guide you through the process and ensure that you are complying with all rules and regulations throughout. 

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