What Services do Immigration Solicitors in Chingford Offer?
The services which Chingford immigration solicitors offer depends on the particular company. Some immigration law firms offer limited services, whereas others offer comprehensive services.
The Immigration Advice Service offer support and assistance in all areas of immigration law. This includes family visas, work visas, short-stay visas, help for UK businesses who want to hire a foreign national, as well as full legal support to asylum seekers and to those who have been detained. Whatever your immigration query, regardless of its complexity, our immigration legal specialists are here for you.
We offer a range of specialist, industry-leading packages:
- Advice package: This is the option for you if you are looking for expert immigration legal advice
- Application package: If you are looking to complete a UK immigration application, this package is the ideal option. One of our immigration caseworkers will work with you to formulate the application to the very highest standard
- Fast-track application package: The premium version of our application package. One of our immigration specialists will work tirelessly to complete your visa application as quickly as possible
- Appeal package: If you wish to challenge a Home Office decision, whether through an appeal or through an administrative review, the IAS is here to support you with our appeal package
- Document and application check: We will take a professional look at your UK immigration application, assessing to see if it meets necessary standards
- Emergency support: For emergency immigration legal advice. If you have been detained, we can offer emergency assistance
- Help for UK businesses. If you wish to hire an overseas national, we can offer the guidance you need, including your responsibilities as an employer
For more information on any of the services we offer, please call us now on 0333 305 9375.
I Want to Hire a Foreign National. Can the IAS’ Chingford Immigration Lawyers Help Me?
As mentioned above, the IAS has a specific package which is designed for UK businesses who wish to hire overseas nationals. With this package, one of our immigration lawyers who is experienced in UK business law will advise you on everything you need to know.
The first thing you need to do is apply for a sponsor licence. With your sponsor licence application, you will need to explain the role which your prospective employee/s will be filling. You will also need to nominate people within your business to manage the sponsor management system.
If your sponsor licence application is accepted, you will be able to start assigning certificates of sponsorship to overseas nationals who you wish to hire. You will need to provide each of your prospective employees with the unique certificate of sponsorship number as they will need this when they are applying for their UK work visa.
As the employer of overseas national/s, you will need to undertake certain duties and responsibilities.
- Ensuring that your international employees have the necessary skills and qualifications to do the job
- Keeping copies of your workers’ professional qualifications
- Informing the UKVI if your sponsored workers are not abiding by the conditions of their visa
For more information on how we can help you hire a foreign national, please call us now on 0333 305 9375.
What are the Requirements for a Tier 2 (General) Visa?
If you want to work in the UK as a non-EEA national, you will need to apply for a UK work visa.
The Tier 2 (General) Visa, sometimes known as the Skilled Workers Visa, is the most common form of UK work visa for those who are entering into a long-term position of employment in the UK.
With the Tier 2 (General) Visa, you can remain in the UK for up to five years and 14 days. At the end of this period, you will be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain status, which is a form of permanent UK residence.
The main requirements for the Tier 2 (General) Visa are as follows:
- Must have been offered a position in the UK by a sponsored company
- Must have been given a Certificate of Sponsorship number by your prospective employer
- Demonstrate that you are able to financially support yourself (and any dependents) whilst you are in the UK
- Be at least 17-years-old at the time of your application
- Meet the minimum salary threshold stipulated for your role
- Demonstrate that you meet at least a level of B1 of English if from a non-English speaking country