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At OTS Solicitors we have an extensive UK business immigration department led by a highly qualified team of solicitors to advise and represent our business immigration clients.

We are one of the UK’s top award-winning law firms for business immigration cases and we advise on a broad range of business immigration visas including:

Sole Representative of An Overseas Business

This visa entitles you to enter the UK as a sole representative of an overseas business [outside of the EEA and Switzerland]. Subject to meeting the Immigration requirements this visa will entitle you to an initial 3 year which is extendable for a further 2 years before applying for permanent residence / ILR.

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa

This visa category is explained in the entrepreneur section of our website.

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visa

This visa is suitable for those individuals that meet the Immigration requirements and are resident outside of the EEA and Switzerland. They must show that they have been recognised internationally as leaders or emerging leaders in the fields of science, humanities, medicine, engineering, the arts and digital technology.

Tier 1 (General) Visa

You can switch to a Tier 1 (General) Visa from your current visa if you are in the UK under one of the following categories: Writer, Composer or artists; self-employed lawyer; or High Skilled Migrant Program HSMP.

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa

Tier 1 (Investor) Visa

This visa category is explained in the Investor Visa section of our website.

Tier 2 (General) Visa

This visa category is explained in the Tier 2 Worker Visa section of our website.

Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Visa

Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Visa

Tier 2 (Sportsperson) VisaTier 2 Priority Service

Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Charity Worker) Visa

Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting) Visa

Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – International Agreement) Visa

Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa

Domestic Workers In Private Household Visa

This visa entitles you to enter the UK as the domestic worker in a private household that you have been working in for at least 1 year. You must show that you are from outside of Europe and that you meet the eligibility requirements under the Domestic Workers category of the Immigration Rules.

Eligibility for a Domestic Worker Visa

To apply for a Domestic Worker Visa to accompany your employer to the UK, you will need to have worked for your transferring employer for a minimum of 12 months.

You will also need to prove the following:

  • You are aged between 18-65 years
  • You have been employed under the same roof as your employer for one year or more immediately prior to your application, or have been employed in a household that your employer uses on a regular basis for themselves for one year or more immediately prior to your application, and show evidence that there is a connection between you and your employer
  • You intend to travel to the UK in the company of your employer, your employer's spouse or your employer's minor child
  • You intend to work full-time as a domestic worker in the same dwelling as your employer
  • You can maintain and accommodate yourself adequately, as certified by your employer, without recourse to public funds

A Domestic Worker Visa will allow you to access free health care within the UK and re-enter the UK if you travel outside the country with your employer, as long as your employer is returning to the UK as well.

Under a Domestic Worker Visa, you can stay in the UK for up to six months.  If your employer leaves the UK before this time you must leave the country with them.

Exempt from Immigration Control

This is an application for individuals that do not need a visa to work in the UK as they are exempt from Immigration Control.

Turkish Worker Visa

UK Ancestry Visa

UK Visa Sponsorship for employers

UK Visa Sponsorship Management System

Working in the UK as a Croatian National

Our solicitors can assist with Business Immigration Visas at any stage in a case: Initial application for entry clearance;  Applying for an extension to your current visa; Switching to another category, or Appeal and Judicial Review stage.

For the best expert legal advice on UK immigration law, contact OTS immigration solicitors on 0203 959 9123 or contact us online.

Your Questions and our answers about Business Visas

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Thank you for your enquiry. We require further details in order to advise you on the options which are available. Please contact us on 02039 599123 to arrange a consultation and we would be happy to assist you.

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Your enquiry is being reviewed by our team and one of our solicitors will contact you shortly.

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Hi,
You are contacting a law firm and unfortunately we don’t offer a job searching service.
I suggest you contact the job centre or an Employment agency.
Once you receive a job offer, we will be able to assist you with your Tier 2 application.

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Thank you for your enquiry. If you employer has only applied this week, you must note that it can take anywhere between 4 – 8 weeks for a decision to be made. As well as that, you must ensure that you are assigned the appropriate COS and apply for a Tier 2 visa before your Tier 4 visa expires. If you do not think that this can be done before the expiry of your visa, you may wish to return to your home country and make your Tier 2 visa application from there, so as to ensure that you do not risk your Immigration status in the UK. Please feel free to get in touch or book a consultation for further information.

Thank you for your enquiry.

The Home Office advises that you must inform them when you divorce or separate from your partner if your visa is based on your relationship (this includes PBS dependants). Once this is done, an individual must then either apply for a new visa or leave the UK. It may be worth exploring if there are any other visa categories available to you. I hope that you have found this helpful, please feel free to get in touch or book a consultation for further information.

Please call us on 0203 959 9123 or contact us here.

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In the meantime, you can also call us on 0203 959 9123 or contact us here.

Thank you for your enquiry.

We require further information in order to advise you on the appropriate visa application process. However, from the information you have provided, if your employer has an existing Sponsorship Licence, you can be issued with a certificate of sponsorship to come to the UK as a Tier 2 General migrant. The application will need to be made from the US, due to your current visa status. If your employer does not already have a Sponsorship Licence, we can help them to apply for the relevant licence to employ you.

To book an appointment, you can call us on 0203 959 9123 or contact us here.

Thank you for getting in touch with us.

The IELTS test is valid for a period of 2 years. The certificate you hold has expired and you will be required to meet the English language requirement for Innovator visa at the time of application.

If you require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0203 959 9123 or contact us here.

Dear Mia

Thank you for your enquiry. You can apply for an Innovator visa but the first step is to prepare a business plan that can convince an endorsing body that your business idea is innovative, scalable and viable. Once your business plan is ready, feel free to contact the endorsing bodies (link below) to ask if they are taking applications at the moment and will consider your business plan.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/endorsing-bodies-innovator/innovator-endorsing-bodies

Our firm can assist you once you have successfully acquired an endorsement from an endorsing body.

I hope that clarifies everything, but if you have any additional questions, please call us on 0203 959 9123 or email us: info@otssolicitors.co.uk

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