If you're looking for an immigration lawyer for UK Work visa or UK Work Permit visa application then contact our highly experienced UK Work visa lawyer now.

If you want to run or set up a business in the UK then get in touch with our expert UK Work visas lawyer for legal assistance with your Innovator visa or Start-up visa application.

Whilst we are a Manchester based UK immigration law firm, you do not need to be based in Manchester to seek the legal advice of our immigration lawyer. No matter where you live, we can provide legal assistance with your UK visa applications.

Contact our experienced and friendly immigration lawyer on 0161 989 9370 or fill in our enquiry form to get reliable & confidential immigration advice and legal assistance with a UK visa application or any other immigration matter.

What is UK Work visa?

UK work visas allow you to work in the UK on a short or long-term basis depends upon your skills, qualifications and nature of your job/work. If you are a non-EEA or Swiss national and you are interested in working in the UK, you will need to apply for a UK Work Visa.

What are the different types of UK Work visa?

Below is a list of common types of UK Work visa:

  • Skilled Worker visa
  • Graduate route visa UK
  • Global Talent visa
  • Health and Care Worker visa
  • Intra-company visas
  • Minister of Religion visa (T2)
  • Sportsperson visa (T2)
  • Charity Worker visa (T5)
  • Creative and Sporting visa (T5)
  • Government Authorised Exchange visa (T5)
  • International Agreement Worker visa (T5)
  • Religious Worker visa (T5)
  • Seasonal Worker visa (T5)
  • Youth Mobility Scheme visa (T5)
  • UK Ancestry visa
  • Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa

Skilled Worker visa

The UK Skilled Worker visa allows overseas skilled workers to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer. You must have a confirmed job offer in a UK company which holds a sponsorship licence. Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa category from 1 December 2020.

Graduate route visa UK

The Graduate route provides an opportunity for international students who have been awarded their degree to stay in the UK and work or look for work, at any skill level for two years, or three years for doctoral students. The Graduate route is unsponsored, meaning you do not need a job offer to apply for the route. You will be able to work flexibly, switch jobs, and develop your career in the UK as required. The work can be in any sector and at any level without any minimum salary requirements or the need for visa sponsorship.

Global Talent visa

Do you work in a qualifying field and have been endorsed as a recognised leader (exceptional talent), as an emerging leader (exceptional promise) or under the UK Research and Innovation endorsed funder option? We can provide legal assistance to with your UK Global Talent visa application.

Health and Care Worker visa

The Health and Care Worker visa is open for medical professionals such as qualified doctors, nurses to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with the NHS., an NHS supplier or in adult social care. The Health and Care visa is part of the Skilled Worker visa. You must meet the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa in addition to the requirements set out in this guidance to be eligible for the Health and Care visa.

Intra-company visas

The Intra-company visa has replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Long-term Staff visa. An Intra-company visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job at your employer's UK branch.

Minister of Religion visa (T2)

The Minister of Religion visa (T2) allows you to come to or stay in the UK, if you've been offered a job within a faith community (for example as a minister of religion, missionary, or member of a religious order) in the UK.

Sportsperson visa (T2)

The Sportsperson visa (T2) is for an elite sportsperson or qualified coach, who's recognised by your sport's governing body as being at the highest level of your profession internationally.

Charity Worker visa (T5)

The Charity Worker visa (T5) is a temporary worker visa for those who wish to do unpaid voluntary work for a charity in the UK. This visa has replaced the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Charity Worker) visa.

Creative and Sporting visa (T5)

The Creative and Sporting visa (T5) is a temporary worker visa for those who have been offered work in the UK as a sports person or creative worker. This visa has replaced the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Creative and Sporting) visa.

Government Authorised Exchange visa (T5)

The Government Authorised Exchange visa (T5) is a temporary worker visa for those who want to come to the UK for a short time for work experience or to do training, an Overseas Government Language Programme, research or a fellowship through an approved government authorised exchange scheme. This visa has replaced the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange) visa.

International Agreement Worker visa (T5)

The International Agreement Worker visa (T5) is a temporary worker visa. You can apply if you'll be contracted to do work covered by international law or treaty while in the UK. This visa has replaced the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - International Agreement) visa.

Religious Worker visa (T5)

The Religious Worker visa (T5) is a temporary worker visa for those who want to do religious work in a non-pastoral role or religious order in the UK. This visa has replaced the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Religious Worker) visa.

Seasonal Worker visa (T5)

The Seasonal Worker visa (T5) is a temporary worker visa for those who want to come to the UK for up to 6 months to do farm work. This visa has replaced the Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa.

Youth Mobility Scheme visa (T5)

The Youth Mobility Scheme visa (T5) is a temporary worker visa for those who want to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years and are aged 18 to 30. This visa has replaced the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa.

UK Ancestry visa

We at Rex Law Chambers (Manchester) can assist you with UK Ancestry visa application, if you are able to prove that one of your grandparents was born in the UK and you are able & planning to work in the UK. You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you are a Commonwealth citizen and applying from outside the UK.

Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa

You apply for Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa, if you want to come to the UK as a representative of an overseas business and you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

What are the different types of investor / business visas in the UK?

Below is a list of the most common types of business visas in the UK:

  • Start-up visa
  • Investor visa (Tier 1)
  • Innovator visa

Start-up visa

The Start-up visa category has replaced Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa category. The Start-up visa category is for people seeking to establish a business in the UK for the first time. Applicants will have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is supported by an endorsing body.

Investor visa (Tier 1)

The UK Investor visa (Tier 1) category is for high net worth individuals making a substantial financial investment in the UK. You must have access to £2,000,000 (£2 million) or more in investment funds to apply for Tier 1 Investor visa. If the money is not held in pounds sterling you must convert its value into pounds sterling on the application form. The Home Office, UKVI will check the conversion using the exchange rate shown on the Oanda website on the date on which the application was made.

Innovator visa

UK Innovator visa is a UK work visa category usually more experienced businesspeople looking to set up a business in the UK and they have at least £50000 in investment funds. Applicants must have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is supported by an endorsing body.

Do I need an immigration lawyer for UK Work visa application?

UK Immigration law is an extremely fast-changing and complex area of law. There are high chances of getting a visa refusal if you are not fully aware about relevant immigration law(s) and eligibility criteria.

Most of the applicants seek professional legal help with their UK Work visa applications from highly experienced immigration lawyers to boost their chances of success. A well-prepared application can significantly increase your chances of success.

How can we help with your UK visa application?

As part of our immigration services for your immigration application, our expert immigration lawyer will:

  • assess your eligibility for the relevant visa type by fully considering your circumstances;
  • advise you on the required supporting documents to be submitted in support of your immigration application;
  • assess all the documents to ensure that the documents you provide are as per the requirements of the Immigration Rules;
  • advise you on strengths and potential weaknesses in your visa application and how you can overcome such weaknesses if any;
  • complete the online immigration draft application form to share it with you for cross-checking;
  • submit your application online and schedule your biometrics appointments with the relevant commercial partner of the UKVI;
  • prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the immigration application explaining in detail how you are meeting all the requirements of the Immigration Rules so that you have the maximum chances of succeeding in your visa application;
  • upload all the supporting documents online in support of the immigration application in their correct format and order;
  • dealing and responding to any caseworker enquiries or correspondence from the Home Office caseworker for any further documents or information concerning your pending immigration application;
  • do all the follow-up work on your immigration application until a decision is received from the Home Office UKVI.

How can I find the good immigration lawyer for UK Work visa?

There are many UK immigration lawyers for UK Work visa applications in the UK and it is really difficult to find a good immigration lawyer to deal with your immigration matter.

In order to find a good Immigration lawyer for UK Work Worker visa applications, you should ensure that immigration lawyers are either regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). SRA and OISC are two main regulators in the UK.

Rex Law Chambers is authorised and regulated by the OISC under registration no. F202100249.

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Get in touch with expert UK Immigration lawyer in Manchester at Rex Law Chambers today to learn more about our UK visas & immigration-related services, and to take the first step towards your successful application.

We can provide legal advice or legal assistance with all types UK immigration applications such as entry clearance applications, switching in to different visa categories or visa extension / renewal applications.

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