Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors – UK Visa Applications
IT is the crucial lynchpin of any organisation and recruiting highly skilled and experienced information technology and telecommunications directors in the UK is becoming increasingly difficult in a highly competitive global market.
Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on the international recruitment of information technology and telecommunications directors, who can bring their skills to your business and drive its success.
Information technology and telecommunications directors from overseas are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.
Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers frequently advise companies on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent IT graduates from overseas who have qualified in the UK.
Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for information technology and telecommunications directors wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.
UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as information technology and telecommunications directors.
Under the regulations, the sort of IT roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
- IT director
- Technical director (computer services)
- Telecommunications director.
UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties an information technology and telecommunications director might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
- develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation
- directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards
- develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels
- considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels
- oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy
- prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects
- ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation’s broad requirements.
The current minimum salary range for an information technology and telecommunications director applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £75,000 for an experienced member of staff – and £20,500 for a new entrant (or £19,200 for applicants who entered Tier 2 under the rules in place before 6 April 2011 and are not subject to the experienced worker rate).
Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 and Incomes Data Services.
Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for an information technology and telecommunications director joining your UK operation requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur.
Companies should be aware that any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of an appointment.
Duncan Lewis immigration experts are one of the UK’s leading specialist immigration and business immigration solicitors, with a highly successful track record in advising companies on business immigration and the UK visa application process.
Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers regularly advise companies wishing to recruit high-calibre information technology and telecommunications directors from overseas on:
- Tier 2 Licence
- Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsor (CoS)
- Tier 2 Visa Applications
- Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers
- Standard UK Visa for Business Visits.
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for information technology and telecommunications directors wishing to take up appointments in the UK.
As immigration specialists, Duncan Lewis is ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration services.
For further information on UK visa applications for Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.