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Global Sports Immigration Lawyer

If you run a sports club or agency or represent a governing body and intend to sponsor foreign talent, our lawyers at IAS can help you.

We have extensive experience assisting sports organisations and international federations of all disciplines with the legal aspects of migrating international athletes, coaches, and support staff to join their teams.

For more information on how we can help and for immediate assistance with your situation, call us at +44 (0)333 305 9375. We’re here to help you in person, via the phone or online.


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    Benefits of Choosing IAS For Your Work Visa

    Our team of immigration lawyers can provide the right support to ensure you secure a work visa for yourself or your employees.


    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.

    By working with IAS for your or your employee’s work visa, you make sure that you have an expert eye and hands on your case to boost your chances of success.

    We ensure you are applying for the most suitable work visa to boost your chances of success.

    We provide advice on the appropriate documentary evidence required to support your case.

    You get a personalised approach from a qualified and experienced immigration lawyer

    You work with you and liaise with the Home Office on your behalf to ensure the best possible outcome.

    Regardless of what your personal immigration query might be, IAS is here to help and support you. Call us or enquire online to learn more about how we can help you.

    Services we Provide

    IAS’s Sports Immigration Lawyers

    IAS is a global sports immigration law firm operating in over 10 countries, including the UK, the U.S., Ireland, and Portugal. 

    We understand the importance of attracting and retaining world-class athletes and are committed to helping corporate sporting bodies and clubs maintain legal compliance when hiring foreign talent. 

    Our dedicated team of sports immigration lawyers combines in-depth knowledge with extensive experience in athlete immigration and international immigration laws. We can assist you with securing visas for athletes, coaches, and other essential sports personnel, whether it’s for hires, transfers, or short-term tournaments. 

    Contact us today to discuss how we can help you with your immigration needs.

    How IAS’s Sports Lawyers Can Help You

    We offer comprehensive immigration solutions to streamline the acquisition or transfer process for your sports professionals. Our support encompasses every stage of the immigration process, from initial consultation to application submission.

    Advice Sessions

    You can book an advice session with us via phone or online to discuss with an expert sports immigration specialist. We will provide clear guidance on the immigration landscape for international athletes and country-specific laws that apply to your situation.

    Our lawyers will address your needs and answer any questions about the permits or endorsements you need to hire foreign talents. We’ll also inform you about the appropriate immigration routes for visa applicants in the sports sector.

    Sponsor Licences & Permits

    Depending on the country in which your organisation is based, you may be required to obtain special permits, endorsements, or licences from a governing or immigration body before you can sponsor a sportsperson.

    For instance, if you are a UK-based organisation, you may need a valid sponsor licence from the Home Office. If you’re sponsoring an athlete with extraordinary ability into the U.S., you may need a labour certification from the Department of Labor (DOL).

    Our immigration lawyers will assess your situation, including your organisation type and hiring goals, to determine what permits you require. Then, we will assist you with the entire application process to ensure that you are eligible to hire foreign talent.

    Athlete Visa Application

    Our lawyers will also help you determine the type of visa your sports professionals will need. These may include short-term visitor visas to participate in tournaments or specialised visas for long-term stays. 

    We will help you determine if your prospective talents meet the visa eligibility requirements. Then, we’ll organise any supporting documents, prepare a robust application, and submit it to the appropriate embassy or consulate. 

    Dependent Visas

    We also assist with dependent visa applications for spouses, children, and other qualifying family members of players and support staff. 

    Our team will assess the dependents’ eligibility based on their relationship to the main applicant and current immigration regulations. We’ll clearly outline and help you prepare all the necessary documents they’ll need.

    We can help with either applying for dependent visas alongside the main applicant’s visa application or applying to join them later.

    Liaison with Immigration Authorities

    Our lawyers will liaise with the immigration authorities on your behalf throughout your application process. Our support services include:

    • Preparing a letter of representation to strengthen your case. 
    • Act as your intermediary to monitor the progress of your application
    • Applying for an application fast-track, particularly if your case is time-sensitive. 

    Appeal Services

    If your athletes have had an unsuccessful visa application, our immigration lawyers will work with you to ensure a better outcome. 

    As part of our appeal package, we will investigate the reasons for the visa refusal. Then, we will assess the situation to determine the best course of action, including filing an administrative review or appealing before a judge. 

    Irrespective of the route we take, we will present compelling reasons why the visa should be approved and ensure you have a successful appeal.  

    Reasons To Work With Our Lawyers for Your Sports Immigration Needs

    Expertise in Sports Immigration law

    Our lawyers and caseworkers have a deep understanding of sports immigration laws and regulations globally. They are fully accredited and undergo regular training to stay up-to-date with new changes. 

    Our expert lawyers can help you with any immigration matter. Reach out to us today!

    Experience in Global Sports Immigration

    At IAS, we have a proven track record of successfully securing visas and work permits for professional athletes from various countries and across different sports disciplines.

    We are recognised at the forefront of the legal industry, and our work has been featured in major publications and media such as The Telegraph and The Huffington Post. 

    Commitment to Excellence

    Our team is committed to providing exceptional service to our sports clients, from initial consultation to final visa approval. We maintain open communication channels, keeping you informed throughout the process and addressing any concerns promptly.

    Bespoke Services

    We understand that every club, team, and athlete has unique needs. That’s why we offer bespoke immigration services. 

    Whether you need help with complex legal regulations for a high-profile signing, an easy process to obtain visas for your entire coaching staff, or any immigration issues, our lawyers will tailor their approach to your specific circumstances.  

    Contact IAS’s Team Today For Professional Support With Your Immigration Needs

    International sports immigration rules and procedures are complex and can impede an organisation’s ability to recruit and retain top talent. However, at IAS, we are dedicated to helping you navigate these hurdles easily. 

    Our lawyers will handle all the legal groundwork and guide you every step of the way, from initial assessment to a successful visa application. Call us at +44 (0)333 305 9375 to discuss your specific needs and benefit from our expert guidance. 

    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

    We can assist with a variety of relevant visas, including those for temporary or long-term stays. The specific visa type will depend on the sportsperson’s role, the duration of their stay, and the destination country.

    We offer competitive rates and transparent fee structures. During the initial consultation, we will discuss the costs associated with your case.

    What our clients are saying

    We are the UK’s leading immigration specialists

    OISC Accredited UK Immigration lawyers

    We’ve had over 9000 applications approved

    We are now open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 6pm.

    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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    Oldham, OL9 6QR

    We have over 20 offices across the UK, find a branch near you.

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