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Recent Experience - Immigration

Securing a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa for a US citizen

Securing a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa for a US citizen setting up a marketing business in the UK. We advised on all aspects of the visa application process including the applicant's business plan to meet the genuine entrepreneur test and the evidential requirements for third party funds.

Civil construction business operating in Sub-Saharan Africa

Advising a civil construction business operating in Sub-Saharan Africa on establishing its first trading presence in the UK. This involved applying for a Sole Representative Visa for a Group employee based in Brazil to transfer to the UK. We advised on all aspects of the successful application, including assisting with a Business Plan to satisfy the Home Office of the Group's intentions in the UK.

Recruiting employees under Tier 2

Recruiting employees under Tier 2 including advising on Sponsor Licence applications, conducting the resident labour market test, issuing certificates of sponsorship and setting up and maintaining HR systems which comply with Home Office requirements for Licensed Sponsors.

Appealing civil penalties issued for the employment of illegal workers

Successfully appealing civil penalties issued for the employment of illegal workers and carrying out an immigration audit and reporting on compliance with Home Office regulations on right to work checks for a large restaurant chain.

Advising a US company on the UK immigration issues

Advising a successful US company on the UK immigration issues relating to opening their first subsidiary business in the UK. Advice was given on transferring group company employees from the US to the UK and also on complying with UK visitor visa rules.

Assisting a client with making a spouse visa application

Assisting a client with making a spouse visa application for his wife who had adverse immigration history which had previously resulted in her being refused entry into the UK.