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Latitude Law helps overseas workers navigate the complexities of the UK immigration system across all available working visas. We have particular experience within the following sectors:

  • Tech & fintech
  • Arts, culture, entertainment & sports
  • Construction & manufacturing
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Religious orders

Our experienced experts will advice you on the most appropriate visa for your specific needs and help you to prepare the correct documentation to ensure a successful application for your visa type. To speak to one of our solicitors, call us today on 0300 131 6767 or complete our enquiry form and we will get straight back to you.

What type of UK visas can overseas workers apply for?

Navigating the landscape of business immigration in the UK involves understanding the various types of visas available to individuals. At Latitude Law, our comprehensive business immigration services cover a broad spectrum of visa categories, ensuring that we can assist you in selecting the most appropriate pathway for your circumstances. Here are some of the key visa types that fall under our expertise:

Skilled Worker Visa
The Skilled Worker Visa is one of the most common routes for business immigration in the UK. It's aimed at individuals who have a job offer from an approved sponsor in an eligible skilled occupation. Our experts can advise you on the criteria you need to meet, including skill level, language proficiency, and salary thresholds, making the application process as straightforward as possible.

Health & Care Worker Visa
Specifically designed for qualified doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals, the Health & Care Worker Visa provides a streamlined route to work in the UK. Given the critical role healthcare workers play, this visa category often has lower application fees and quicker processing times. Our business immigration lawyers are well-versed in the requirements and can guide you through the application process efficiently.

Minister of Religion Visa
If your primary purpose of coming to the UK is for religious work, such as preaching or pastoral duties, you may qualify for a Minister of Religion Visa. This visa is highly specialised and requires comprehensive evidence of your religious role and the need for your presence in the UK. Our team of business immigration solicitors can assist you in collating the necessary documentation and fulfilling all legal requirements.

Scale-Up Visa
The Scale-Up Visa is designed for individuals who have a job offer from a high-growth UK company in a qualifying role that meets a minimum salary requirement. This visa aims to attract highly skilled talent who can contribute significantly to the UK economy. It is especially relevant for fast-growing firms in sectors like technology, life sciences and financial services. We can provide detailed guidance on how to qualify and apply for this type of visa.

Global Talent Visa

This visa category is aimed at attracting highly skilled people from overseas who have acquired endorsement within science, humanities, engineering, medicine, research, digital technology or the arts. Even if you qualify for a Global Talent Visa, previously titled the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visa, it can be difficult to apply and succeed without legal support. The Global Talent Visa solicitors at Latitude Law are on hand to guide you through the process of a successful visa application.

Innovator Founder Visa

The Innovator Founder visa route replaced the Start-up and Innovator routes in 2023. It is essentially a hybrid of the two. It is now the only route for foreign entrepreneurs to enter the UK to establish a new business. It is also available to those who have significantly contributed to an existing business. Importantly this route requires no minimum financial investment, but the individual will have to secure endorsement from an approved organisation before an application can be made to the Home Office. Our expert solicitors can partner with the endorsement bodies to guide you through the process as well as compiling the strongest possible visa application.

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What documents are required for business immigration applications?

The documentation required for business immigration to the UK can vary greatly depending on the type of visa you’re applying for and the nature of your business. However, there are some common documents that are generally needed across various categories. Our team of expert business immigration lawyers at Latitude Law can guide you through this process, ensuring that you submit all the relevant paperwork.

Common documents

  • Valid passport or travel document
  • Proof of financial stability, such as bank statements
  • Proof of business ownership or employment, such as contracts or payslips
  • Business plan outlining your proposed activities in the UK
  • Evidence of qualifications or professional credentials, if applicable

For entrepreneurs and investors

  • Business plans and financial projections
  • Proof of investment funds, authenticated by a financial institution
  • Due diligence reports on any existing UK business you intend to invest in or take over

For family members

  • Marriage or civil partnership certificates, if joining a spouse or partner
  • Birth certificates for dependent children

Additional requirements
Some visa categories may require further documentation like:

  • English language proficiency certificates
  • Medical clearance
  • Criminal record checks

Our specialist immigration solicitors will provide a comprehensive list tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that you have the best chance of making a successful application.

Missing or incorrect documentation can lead to delays or even the refusal of your application, which is why it is important to consult experienced business immigration solicitors. Latitude Law is here to assist you every step of the way, making the complex process of business immigration as straightforward as possible.

For an initial consultation, call us now on 0300 131 6767

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How we can help

The expert solicitors at Latitude Law can provide specialist legal advice to overseas workers on all the available routes to working in the UK. We can provide detailed guidance about the requirements or prepare the entire application alongside a detailed representation document explaining how the relevant rules are met. Our experts can also provide assistance in applications to switch to other routes from another category, extend your leave or apply for settlement.

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Why choose Latitude Law?

As a boutique law firm specialising in UK-inbound business immigration, our experts understand the complexity and uncertainty that constantly shifting visa and residence policies create for individuals wishing to work and live in the UK. Our lawyers can provide up-to-the-minute legal advice on how any changes will impact your application.

Thanks to our extensive knowledge of immigration rules, we are able to provide pragmatic advice and meet our clients’ needs. We have connections with the Home Office and other immigration authorities so we can advise you with confidence, and ensure the entire immigration procedure runs smoothly and efficiently for you.

Working with a law firm can be a big decision, which is why we ensure that our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We are a highly driven team that is dedicated to providing clear and reliable immigration advice.

We are pleased to be recognised as a leading law firm by the following independent bodies: The Times Best Law Firms 2024, Chambers & Partners 2024, Legal 500 2024 and Who'sWhoLegal 2024. These endorsements from the international legal directories demonstrate our integrity and success in dealing with difficult cases. We are also proud of our 5-star Google reviews from over 150 highly satisfied clients.

Call us today on 0300 131 6767 or fill out our enquiry form and we will get straight back to you. Let our legal experts take the uncertainty out of your overseas worker application so you can start your successful immigration journey today.

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As the requirements for overseas workers seeking to live and work in the UK can be complex, to ensure success, you should seek specialist advice from an immigration solicitor before you proceed with an application. Latitude Law’s specialist lawyers can advise you about which via route would most suit your circumstances and ensure that your application has the very best chance of being granted.

Get in touch with our legal team today on 0300 131 6767 or fill out our enquiry form and we will get straight back to you. Face your future knowing you have the dedicated support of one of our expert lawyers.

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