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With the regular changes to business immigration law, it can feel like the goalposts around immigration are constantly moving, making it harder for businesses to hire employees from abroad or maintain compliance while operating internationally.

Immigration Advice Service (IAS) can help your business navigate the complex maze of immigration law, reduce the cost implications of incorrect or delayed immigration applications, and provide individualised guidance on meeting or streamlining your employment goals. Call us today on +44 (0) 333 305 9375, or contact us online, for a free consultation on how we can support your business needs.


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    What are the benefits of choosing IAS’ Advice Package?

    Our Advice Package is the ideal option if you are looking for expert immigration legal advice. With this service, you will have an untimed one-on-one session with one of our immigration lawyers.

    Your immigration lawyer will consider your case and offer bespoke advice, and they will advise you on the optimum route to take to achieve your desired result.

    During your advice session, you will be able to discuss your case and get detailed information about your options to proceed with your case. We will:

    Review your situation and explore your opportunities to get your desired immigration results.

    Advice on the most appropriate documentary evidence required to support your case.

    Discuss the requirements that you need to meet to qualify for your visa.

    Outline the expected time frames to process your application.

    After booking your first consultation, you will have 3 days to ask any follow-up questions free of charge.

    Regardless of what your personal immigration query might be, IAS is here to help and support your. Call us or enquire online to learn more about our Immigration Advice Package.

    Services we Provide

    Reasons to Work With a Business Immigration Team for Your Business Needs

    There are many excellent reasons why many businesses choose to work with global business immigration solicitors to recruit from overseas or support the international movement of employees. Hiring personnel from abroad can allow your business to access talent from a wider employment pool, meeting needs that otherwise cannot be filled by the local workforce. Other businesses rely on employees travelling abroad or crossing international borders for other trade purposes.

    However, as immigration restrictions and employment regulations in some countries become steadily stricter, staying up-to-date with and meeting legal requirements can take longer. Tighter immigration law can make it harder to set up the right initial processes and introduce further hurdles to overcome when employing from abroad or when employees are needed to travel abroad.

    It is essential that businesses operate compliantly, even though immigration laws are continuously evolving, as any errors can come with severe consequences, such as penalties or immigration violations.

    The immigration experts at IAS have dedicated their careers to understanding and advising on global business immigration law, developing in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the legal requirements for your business to operate compliantly. This expertise allows us to support you quickly and efficiently and provide comprehensive legal advice that is tailored to your specific business needs, whether you are simply looking to employ a candidate from abroad or are engaging in international trade.

    Instructing business immigration solicitors can save you from fees and cost implications resulting from delayed or rejected applications, provide you with an expert point of contact for any immigration queries, and help you stay compliant with relevant immigration laws. This support ultimately reduces the risk of legal issues that could potentially disrupt your business, and allows you to dedicate your time to other areas vital to the smooth and efficient operation of your business.

    Our Business Immigration Services

    At IAS, we are proud to offer an individualised service to all our clients, regardless of the complexity, as we understand that your business is unique and has unique immigration needs. As part of our partnership with our clients, we can assess your business objectives and immigration options and develop a strategic plan and multi-jurisdictional immigration assessment.

    We work with clients ranging from multinational companies to start-ups in sectors from finance to sport, collaborating with them to provide bespoke immigration services.

    Examples of the services we offer include:

    Obtaining Permission to Hire Foreign Employees

    Businesses that intend to hire employees from outside their country may need to apply for relevant licences before they are legally allowed to recruit from abroad. IAS can help you obtain any relevant permissions to hire foreign workers, generate official documentation for those employees, and apply for any visas on behalf of your foreign candidate.

    This service is not limited to supporting your initial application for permission; we can also guide you through the process of renewing those licences, the appropriate steps to take at licence expiry, or the correct method to approach an application refusal.

    Ongoing Immigration Support

    There is also ongoing work required to maintain and manage your permissions and licences to employ from abroad. IAS is experienced and well-equipped to provide ongoing advice as well as able to complete mock compliance audits to ensure your business is operating compliantly at all times.

    Our experts can also provide comprehensive training on the efficient running of internal business immigration systems or provide general training on global immigration basics, facilitating the smooth operation of internal processes.

    Supporting with General Business Immigration

    IAS lawyers are qualified to advise you on a vast range of business immigration aspects. This may include work visa applications for employees and any dependent family members, rights to work checks required to avoid illegal working, and the development of any internal global immigration policies for your business. We can also provide comprehensive support on complex ongoing legal matters, such as immigration advice around business mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital investment, liquidation, and opening new branches.

    Business Visa Applications

    Business visas, schemes, and processes vary from country to country and depend on the type of activity someone is undertaking once in the destination country. In many countries, there are visas that cover short- and long-term business activities, provide opportunities for investors or start-up or scale-up businesses, or support employee or graduate mobility to roles in companies across the world.

    IAS stays fully up to date on the options and application processes for visa applications worldwide. We can support you with navigating the complex requirements for these programmes, collating any documentation or evidence required as part of your application, and providing advice on compliance with any local laws.

    Our experts also offer eligibility assessments for any individuals across multiple jurisdictions, including strategic advice on navigating the immigration landscape, selecting the optimal visa or work permit options or your employees.

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    Support with Business Activities

    Your company can benefit from our legal expertise across many business strategies and activities that you may be interested in investing in. Beyond case management, we can act as the primary immigration liaison with decision makers and government bodies, providing feedback and driving any necessary changes to the ultimate benefit of your business.

    We can provide valuable legal advice on business activities such as:

    Overseas Expansion

    If you are establishing yourself in foreign markets by extending your presence overseas, IAS can support you with understanding any complex legal frameworks around local immigration, employment and tax requirements in the countries where you will be conducting business. We also specialise in developing and reviewing internal immigration policy, creating a framework for your business to efficiently operate within any new foreign markets.

    We can also help your business mitigate any legal risks that may come with international expansion, for example, delayed visas, immigration audits or compliance audits, providing strategic advice to minimise any legal concerns or general disruptions to your business.

    International Trade

    Businesses that engage in international trade across borders must meet compliance and trade agreements, customs, tariffs and any export controls. International trade can often involve the need for trade agreements, including temporary visas or work permits to allow flexible movement of employees across borders to facilitate business.

    An expert immigration law firm, such as IAS, can support the development of trade agreements and guide businesses through the expedited processing of employees engaged in trade-related activities within any agreement. We can ensure that if your business is trading internationally, it complies with all visa requirements, immigration quotas, and travel restrictions for any of your foreign employees.

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    When companies are purchasing or merging with other companies, there are often extensive legal implications relating to corporate governance and employment laws. Business immigration solicitors can review the acquired company’s immigration documentation and assess any international employee’s visas and work permits, identifying any risks related to immigration that may impact the merger or acquisition.

    IAS can ultimately ensure that all companies involved adhere to the local immigration laws in any countries involved, support any transfers of employees across businesses, and advise clients on visa requirements and employment restrictions.

    Make sure your business meets operational compliance with the help of our business immigration lawyers.

    IAS Team Ethos


    At IAS, our goal is to provide the highest-quality legal advice to each of our clients. We only employ the best OISC-accredited immigration lawyers in the UK who are experienced in corporate law, allowing us to commit to providing the best service possible.

    Our lawyers are dedicated in staying up to date with the changing landscape of global immigration law so the businesses we work with have confidence that their immigration matters are being handled by a knowledgeable and experienced professional.


    We believe that everyone should have access to affordable, reliable legal support to help them achieve their immigration goals. We understand that the immigration process can be overwhelming and stressful, which is why we prioritise providing exceptional support to all the businesses we work with.

    As a team, we work tirelessly to provide exceptional support to all the businesses we work with, personalising our services to meet your needs on the budget you have available.


    As an organisation, IAS strives to make a positive impact in the lives of our clients and the wider international community, supporting individuals who are looking to set up businesses in new countries,or assisting families who are relocating abroad, providing them with the necessary support and resources to make a smooth and successful transition to their new home.

    How Can IAS Help?

    Businesses that employ people from outside the national workforce, are undergoing restructuring, or are beginning operations internationally must jump through many hoops to ensure compliance with local immigration law.

    Operating compliantly takes considerable time and can be challenging to navigate without the support of a legal expert, and incorrectly following processes can result in issues such as refused applications, lost time, and unwanted costs or legal implications.

    Our IAS lawyers have worked with numerous businesses to support them with immigration legal processes, and have extensive practical experience and knowledge of the complexities of business immigration. We have played a crucial role in helping many of our businesses understand their options, streamlining the management of complex legal requirements, and ultimately ensuring the smooth and efficient achievement of their business immigration goals.

    Working with business immigration solicitors can give you the peace of mind that your business is in safe hands, and all immigration matters will be handled legally and efficiently.

    We can offer you comprehensive, specialist, bespoke legal advice to address your business immigration challenges perfectly. To speak to a legal professional today and hear how we can help you, contact us on +44 (0) 333 305 9375, or contact us online.

    We offer immigration advice sessions as face to face appointments at all of our UK offices, or via the phone.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Business immigration is the process of people crossing international business for the purpose of business-related activities, including starting new businesses, investors seeking new opportunities abroad, corporations transferring employees.

    Business immigration involves obtaining correct work visas or permits to enter and work in another country. These visas or permits may allow employees to work in certain countries, for example, if they have a specific skill, are planning to travel as a business investor, or will be setting up a new business as an entrepreneur.

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    How our UK Immigration Lawyers can help

    At the Immigration Advice Service our lawyers specialise in a wide range of UK visas, nationality and asylum applications and have represented clients in various successful complex and high-profile cases.

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