What are the Different UK Work Visas?
There are two main categories of UK work visas: Tier 2 Visas and Tier 5 Visas.
Tier 2 is the work visa category for those who have been offered long-term employment in the UK. The visas within this category are as follows:
- Tier 2 (General): The main UK work visa category for those who have been offered a position in a UK company
- Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer Visa: This is for those who have been offered a position in the UK branch of a multinational company
- Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visa: For people who have been offered a place in a UK-based faith community
- Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa: This visa is for professional sportspersons
To be eligible for a Tier 2 visa, you must have received a job offer from a UK employer which holds a sponsorship licence. Your unique certificate of sponsorship number must be included on your visa application.
The Tier 5 Temporary Work visa is for those entering the UK for temporary employment. This visa typically lasts for a maximum of twelve months.
For more information about the UK Work Visas and our application package, please call us now on 0330 433 1213.
Can Your Duffield Immigration Lawyers Offer Help with UK Work Visas?
Yes, the IAS offer full support and assistance with UK work visas. If you are looking to apply for a work visa, our industry-leading application package is the ideal option.
With the application package, one of our immigration caseworkers will work with you to complete your visa application to the very highest standard. We will assign to your case an immigration lawyer who is highly experienced in UK work visa applications.
Your immigration caseworker will assess your situation and establish which documents you will need to include in your portfolio of evidence. They will also complete your work visa application form, ensuring it adheres to all necessary Home Office administrative standards.
Once your application has been submitted, your immigration caseworker will liaise with the Home Office throughout the processing stage and they will inform you of the application’s progress. In short, by hiring our Duffield immigration lawyers, you will maximise your chances of achieving the outcome you are looking for.
Do you Offer Support with Administrative Reviews and Appeals?
We understand that receiving a visa application rejection can be devastating news. If you believe that your visa application was unfairly rejected, you should be able to challenge the Home Office’s decision.
Your refusal letter will tell you whether you can proceed with an administrative review or lodge a legal appeal against the Home Office’s decision. If you want to challenge the Home Office’s decision, the IAS can help. Our immigration lawyers can provide full support and guidance, including full legal representation if necessary.
The administrative review is the most suitable option if you believe the Home Office made a genuine mistake, such as not taking a certain document into account. We can support you with the administrative review process if you wish to go down this route.
In some cases, you will have the option to lodge an official legal appeal against the Home Office’s decision, such as if your British citizenship or protection status has been revoked, or if your humanitarian protection claim has been refused.
The IAS has a specialist appeal package for those who wish to go down the appeal route. With our specialist appeal package, we will:
- Investigate and review the reasons for your UK visa refusal and your options to proceed with an appeal
- Help you to produce an extensive portfolio of supporting evidence for your case
- Complete your appeal form
- Liaise with the Home Office throughout the process
- Represent you at the full hearing before the tribunal
For more information about the Administrative Reviews and Appeals, call us now on 0330 433 1213.
If you cannot meet us at any of our offices, we can still offer all our services to you remotely. You can discuss your case with us either on the phone or online over Skype.
Regardless of the form the consultation takes, you can rest assured that you will receive a service of the very highest standard from our highly skilled and experienced Duffield immigration lawyers.
Yes, we can offer full support to businesses that are looking to hire foreign workers. In fact, we have decades of experience in the area of UK immigration business law.
Once your business has a sponsor licence, you will be able to hire foreign nationals. Each worker must have a certificate of sponsorship assigned to them, and you will need to give your prospective employee the unique certificate of sponsorship number.
The process of hiring an overseas national is a lengthy and often confusing one. For expert assistance and to discover more about the process, please call our immigration legal experts now on 0330 433 1213.