United Kingdom Immigration Services

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Whether your company is sending employees to the United Kingdom or expanding outside of the UK to destinations around the world—Fragomen is here to help. Our experienced United Kingdom immigration professionals partner with you to develop immigration strategies that help you meet inbound immigration needs and manage your regional or global immigration programme.

The immigration system of the United Kingdom provides various options for employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification. Key elements are a points-based system to determine fulfilment of visa conditions and employer sponsorship via sponsorship licenses.
 
Business visitors to the United Kingdom require a Business Visitor Visa before entry unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. While business visits are legally possible for up to six cumulative months in a 12-month period, any trip over six consecutive weeks or with frequent visits per month requires review by an immigration professional. All business visitors must respect the allowable activities under business visitor status and are advised to carry a support letter confirming the nature and duration of their stay.​
 
The main work authorization categories are the Intra-company Transfer visa, for intracompany transfers; and the Skilled Worker visa, for skilled workers with a local job offer. Other work authorization options include the Start-up/Innovator visa and the Global Talent visa. Dependents may accompany the foreign national under these categories.
 
Note that immigration rules have changed significantly over the past five years, and a foreign national’s immigration history in the United Kingdom may impact application options.​
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.

 

 

Fragomen in the United Kingdom is Fragomen LLP. Fragomen LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (the “SRA”) in the United Kingdom. The SRA Standards and Regulations can be found on its website at https://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/standards-regulations/. The Value Added Tax number of Fragomen LLP is: GB 815 394 716. The providers of the compulsory professional indemnity insurance for the UK practice are Marsh Ltd, Tower Place, London EC3R 5BU.
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