The UK has a myriad of visas and work permits enabling millions of people to migrate to the UK. Our highly qualified group of consultants will be happy to advise you on the options available to you under all categories of the Immigration Rules and give a frank, honest assessment on the potential of your case.
Complete our contact form for a no obligation, free assessment of your eligibility for emigration to UK under any of the immigration categories [+ New 2008 tiered work permits ] If you have an employer wishing to employ you in the UK [or an employer with a prospective employee] we can help you get an employer-sponsored UK Work Permit. From the 27th November, all employers will require a sponsorship licence . Please refer to our work permit page for further information in relation to this scheme. International Work Permits have been assessed by the UK Border Agency / Government as advisers to prospective migrants under the points based system.
If you do not have a sponsored employer, other than the visas mentioned below, we can assist you in obtaining the ever popular Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) which has been put into place to entice degree educated professionals to move to the UK without the requirement of a previous job offer / work permit. Check to see if you qualify with our Free, no-obligation HSMP calculator assessment
Please note that in some instances we can present cases to the Home Office to be approved within 24 hours .
We can also assist in obtaining a visa in any of the following categories:-
Au Pairs – giving young non EEA nationals from certain countries permission to reside in the UK as au pairs to an English speaking family, whilst learning English for a period of up to 2 years. You can not extend this type of work permit for longer than 2 years.
Business Visitors – enabling business men of non EEA countries to come to the UK to attend seminars or meetings for short periods of time.
Domestic Workers – giving permission for domestic workers of non EEA nationals residing in the UK residence in accordance with that of their employers.
Entertainers - enabling entertainers who are established in their country of origin permission to enter the UK to perform on a sponsored work permit
EC Association Agreements - giving nationals of Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Tunisia permission to enter/remain in the UK as self employed.
Fresh Talent working in Scotland - a scheme which encourages qualified non-EEA graduates to continue to live and work in Scotland following completion of their course for up to two years. Soon to be changed to the new tiered work permit scheme
Innovator Scheme - giving non EEA nationals who meet the Home Office requirements for innovation permission to remain in the UK for up to 18 months
Investor - giving non EEA national investors with no less than £1 million under their control and disposal leave to enter/remain in the UK for a period of up to 12 months. Click here for more details
International Graduate Scheme - superceded by Post-study work – International students are now able to apply for a 2 year work permit on completion of a UK qualification (can be approved on a same day basis using our premium service). Furthermore, current International Graduate Scheme holders can apply for an extension under PSW. Click here for further details or Contact us to find out more: 0207 866 8170
Sole Representatives – giving non EEA nationals who are senior employees of an overseas firm permission to enter the UK in order to establish and operate a registered branch or wholly owned subsidiary of the overseas firm.
Sports People – giving non EEA national established sportsmen and women leave to enter/remain in the UK to further pursue their sports career. Click here for more information on sponsored work permits.
Relationship Visas – giving spouses / unmarried partners , marriage visas and fiance visas for non EU nationals. In some instances we can do this on a same day basis leaving all the hassle and uncertainty to us.
Students - giving non EEA nationals who wish to study at a bona fide educational institution in the UK leave to enter/remain.
UK Ancestry – giving Commonwealth citizens with grandparents born in the UK a residence permit to remain in the UK with freedom to work and enter and re-enter at will for four years. Click here for more info
Visitors - giving non EEA nationals wishing to enter the UK for a visit leave to enter for a maximum period of 6 months including special arrangements for business visitors those seeking leave to enter/remain for private medical treatment.
Workers Registration - giving permits EEA nationals who wish to work in the UK for periods of longer than one month
Working Holidaymaker - giving Commonwealth citizens aged between 17 and 30 (inclusive) permission to remain in the UK for up to 2 years. Writers, composers and artists - giving those who are established outside the UK permission to work in the UK for up to 12 months. Click here for more info.
For further advice and assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on (0)207 866 8170 for a professional assessment or complete our contact form for a free online assessment. Our team of helpful consultants will revert to you within 24 hours of receipt of your enquiry and will happily guide you through your visa options whatever your current immigration status or locale. International Work Permits has 10+ years of experience in UK Immigration & Work Permits and all initial discussions will be confidential and free of charge.