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Actuaries, Economists and Statisticians - UK Visa Applications

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Actuaries, Economists and Statisticians – UK Visa Applications


Recruiting high-calibre actuaries, economists and statisticians in an increasingly competitive global market can prove a real challenge for UK firms operating in UK labour force with serious skills shortages in STEM subjects.


Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on the  international recruitment of actuaries, economists and statisticians – who are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.


Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers frequently advise financial professionals and companies wishing to recruit actuaries, economists and statisticians from overseas on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting international graduates 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 actuaries, economists and statisticians wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.


UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out in the Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as actuaries, economists and statisticians.


Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:

  • Actuarial consultant
  • Actuary
  • Economist
  • Statistician
  • Statistical analyst.


UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties actuaries, economists and statisticians might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:


  • assesses the objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice
  • uses a variety of techniques and theoretical principles to establish probability and risk in respect of life insurance or pensions
  • uses appropriate techniques and theoretical principles to determine an appropriate method of data collection and research methodology – analyses and interprets information gained and formulates recommendations on issues such as future trends, improved efficiency
  • designs and manages surveys and uses statistical techniques in order to analyse and interpret the quantitative data collected
  • provides economic or statistical advice to governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings
  • addresses seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.


The current minimum salary range for actuaries, economists and statisticians applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £32,400 for an experienced member of staff – and £27,600 for a new entrant.


Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.


Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Actuaries, Economists and Statisticians

Applying for a Tier 2 visa for an actuary, economist or statistician 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 actuary, economist or statistician 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 and individuals 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 qualified and experienced actuaries, economists or statisticians 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 actuaries, economists or statisticians 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 Actuaries, Economists and Statisticians, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.


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