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UK Work Visas

What is involved with the UK visa process?

Whether you are running a UK business which needs to recruit from overseas, or you are an overseas national who is relocating to the UK as an existing employee of an overseas business or a new hire, the immigration system can be very difficult to navigate, and the visa process can be expensive and daunting. Without specialist business immigration and visa support you can face significant challenges in obtaining the appropriate immigration permission which can lead to recruitment delays and wasted costs.

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We understand how important it is to secure work visas for recruitment quickly and seamlessly and how stressful the process can be for candidates if they do not have specialist support. Our expert business immigration team work closely with your candidates, ensuring a streamlined and successful outcome. We have a 100% success rate in securing work visas for overseas candidates joining some of the UK’s largest national and international brands.

Our immigration experts will work closely with your company and candidate to advise on the best visa route available. This can include:

UK work visas

  • Skilled Worker visas
  • Health and Care visas
  • Global Business Mobility
    • UK Expansion Workers
    • Senior and Specialist Workers
    • Graduate Trainees
    • Service Suppliers
    • Secondment Workers
  • Ministers of Religion

Business visas

  • Scale Up visas
  • Innovator Founder visas
  • Business Visitors

Specialist visas for work in the UK

  • High Potential Individuals
  • Global Talent
  • Graduate visas
  • International sportsperson visas
  • UK Ancestry
  • Hong Kong British National (Overseas)

Short term and temporary work visas

  • Interns - Government Authorised Exchange Visas
  • Academic Visitors
  • Temporary work
    • Creative worker
    • Religious worker
    • Charity worker
    • International agreements
  • Graduate visas
  • Youth Mobility Scheme
  • Seasonal Workers

Immigration is one of many things HR teams need to focus on, but often find it difficult to create the capacity to do so as they are busy managing the needs of the business. Let our experienced team handle all your visa requirements, to ensure your candidates secure their permission to join your company as quickly as possible.

From a candidate perspective, moving to the UK, to a new job, often with family, can mean a huge upheaval and can feel overwhelming. At Freeths, we handle the visa application process for the candidate and their dependants from start to finish and are on hand to help with any matters which arise, such as arranging English language tests and biometrics, so that they and you will not need to worry about the process.

Freeths is a top 50, national full-service firm with international reach, meaning we can call on our own lawyers in other practice areas, such as from our expert employment, pensions and tax teams to resolve problems that other immigration firms can’t deal with. It is often said our differentiator is we are business people first, and lawyers second. Our specialist immigration team provide a highly responsive, speedy and personal approach, making attracting global talent into your business straightforward.  

If you require legal assistance or would just like to discuss your situation with one of our experts, please contact our immigration team.

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    "The service you provided was perfect. I would definitely use your company again. Thank you"

    Junping Zhang

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    “The Business Immigration team’s support has been invaluable to the University over a number of years, and in particular lately on Brexit, enabling...

    Lisa Courtney, University of Leeds

  • "Excellent support from the Freeths team. They have been able to answer all of our queries and provide the best advice in the given situation."

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "We have worked with Freeths for in excess of 20 years. They have taken time to fully understand our business, how we work and what our standards a...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • “I have always been happy with the advice and support received.”

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