Migrant workers are key to the UK’s economic success. McAllister Olivarius is here to help your business meet its staffing needs by offering tailored immigration advice and assistance.
We help UK businesses of all sizes to obtain visas for their overseas workers.
Our lawyers are licenced in the UK, the EU and several US states, allowing us to move swiftly to secure the talent you need while complying with employment laws and immigration rules.
New Immigration Rules for UK Employers
On 15 March 2022 The Home Office published its Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules of the United Kingdom.
As a result, several important new requirements are coming into force for UK businesses employing foreign workers. If you currently employ, or plan to employ, non-UK workers you should familiarise yourself with these changes now.
These new rules seek to transform the system by digitalizing all immigration processes.
They also introduce several new business immigration routes, aiming to connect talented people with British companies looking for innovators, specialist workers, founders, professional services suppliers or individuals with high potential.
These routes include:
This is for talented people with the skills needed to enable a Scale-up Sponsor business to continue growing. The person must have a high-skilled job offer from the Sponsor business at the required salary level.
Global Business Mobility Scheme
Workers and businesses seeking temporary assignments in the UK without obtaining settled status can apply for one of several types of UK Global Business Mobility Visas. These include:
UK Expansion Worker Visa
Open to senior managers/specialist workers looking to relocate to the UK temporarily to assist with or oversee the expansion of an overseas employer.
Senior or Specialist Worker Visa
This visa replaces the existing Intra-Company Transfer route and is open to senior managers/specialists seeking a temporary work assignment in the UK.
Secondment Worker Visa
A new immigration route open to overseas workers seconded to the UK as part of a high-value contract or investment by their employer overseas.
Service Supplier Visa
This visa replaces the contractual service supplier and independent professional pathways in the Temporary Work – International Agreement route. It is open to overseas workers who are either a contractual service supplier employed by an overseas service provider, or self-employed independent professionals based overseas who need to undertake an assignment in the UK to provide services covered by one of the UK’s international trade agreements
Graduate Trainee Visa
Open to overseas workers who wish to be transferred to the UK by their employer for a work placement in the UK as part of a graduate training course leading to a senior managerial or specialist role.