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Global Financial Sector Immigration Services

The global financial services sector is often challenged by skill gaps in domestic markets. According to a 2016 PricewaterhouseCoopers report, 70% of the financial services CEOs identify that as a threat to their companies’ growth prospects. It is, therefore, crucial for them to move talent globally to where demand is, to sustain their businesses as well as stay ahead of competition.

If your company is struggling with moving employees internationally, recruiting foreign workers, or complying with the host country’s immigration policies, speak to IAS. To receive bespoke business immigration services from our team of competent lawyers and immigration advisers, call us today on +44 (0) 333 305 9375 or reach out to us online.


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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.

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    Immigration and Global Financial Services: An Overview

    There has always been a requirement in the developed world for lower-skilled migrant workers in certain labour-intensive sectors, such as agriculture, construction, transport, hospitality services etc. However, the demand for foreign talent is also rising in sectors requiring a highly skilled workforce, such as financial services or information technology.

    The financial services marketplace, consisting mainly of banks, insurance companies, investment advisers, and asset and wealth management firms, have become more globalised in the recent past. In addition, they are now faced with a new competition in the form of technology companies entering the traditional financial services areas (e.g. Google Pay).

    In such a scenario, global mobility of talent can improve the ability of financial services companies to effectively solve emerging business challenges, enter into the fast-growing markets, and forge the global mindset that is deemed absolutely necessary for corporate leaders today.

    However, employers and businesses often struggle to understand the nuances of immigration laws and policies. Not only the requirements for work visas and permits vary widely from country to country, they also vary depending on the company’s size and growth statistics, the job position, salary and benefits offered, and so on.

    Moreover, immigration authorities carry out a rigorous review of both the employer and their potential foreign employees before accepting a work visa or permit application. While the goal is to rule out immigration or economic abuse, you need to ensure full compliance with the respective country’s immigration rules.

    It is, therefore, highly recommended to consult with your business immigration lawyer even before you start designing your firm’s strategy for hiring foreign workers or international transfers. Our IAS legal team has the required knowledge, competence and experience to assist your business immigration requirements. Read in the next section where and how we can help you.

    Our expert lawyers can assist your business with all immigration matters. Reach out to us today.

    Our Global Financial Industry Immigration Services

    At IAS, we understand that your immigration-related challenges and requirements are varied. You may, for example, be looking for legal and immigration assistance with one or more of the following:

    • Expanding your business operations in a new country
    • Obtaining required licences or permits to hire foreign workers
    • Complying fully with the immigration laws while recruiting a global workforce
    • Transferring your staff from overseas offices/branches
    • Managing any other risks associated with the immigration process
    • Recruiting international students or graduate trainees/interns, etc.
    • Complying with tax and social security regulations for migrant workers
    • Adhering to data privacy rules and employment laws, including meeting the minimum compensation and benefit thresholds
    • Complying with any other government restrictions

    Don’t worry if your ask is different and is not listed above, because our IAS team offers bespoke services in the following areas:

    • Strategic planning and multi-jurisdictional immigration assessments for individual and team relocations
    • Global, regional and country-specific business travel advice and compliance assessments
    • Visa/permit eligibility assessments and strategic advice
    • Drafting, reviewing, and updating your company’s internal global immigration policies
    • Providing comprehensive training for your HR staff, covering global immigration basics, distinctions between business travel and work permission, etc.
    • Liaising with country governments on your behalf where required
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    How Can IAS Help?

    At IAS, our team of sympathetic immigration lawyers have the required expertise and experience to assist you with your business immigration requirements, regardless of the complexity of your case. We have worked with several companies and organisations in the financial services sector in the past, providing timely and cost-effective solutions to their immigration challenges.

    Moreover, we understand that since financial services is a highly regulated sector, it is of utmost importance for you to comply with all relevant rules and regulations in a country, so that you can continue operating legally there. As your business immigration lawyers, we can help you meet the compliance requirements of the said country.

    In fact, we are here for you for every step of the process; for example, starting from helping you decide which visa/permit option would be most suitable for your foreign hire in your circumstances, to advising you on the required licences and documentation, to completing your workers’ visa/permit applications on their behalf.

    You may choose from any of our below packages and/or ask for more customisable services as required in your immigration situation:

    • The Advice Package: Comprehensive advice from our professional immigration lawyers, tailored to suit your needs and situation
    • The Application Package: Advice regarding eligibility and application process from a dedicated immigration lawyer, followed by actual assistance in completing and submitting your application form
    • The Fast Track Package: A premium service offered in case you have a tight deadline for submitting the visa/permit application, where your case becomes a top priority for our lawyers
    • The Appeal Package: Preparation of your appeal case by experienced and knowledgeable lawyers, and full legal representation in any hearings/tribunals on your behalf

    To know more about the services we provide and how we can help you, please call us on +44 (0) 333 305 9375 today, or reach out to us online, to speak to our team of legal advisers and immigration consultants.

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

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    Yes, we have the required expertise to assist innovators and company founders looking to expand their business footprint internationally. Call us on +44 (0) 333 305 9375 to discuss further.

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