With more communications companies expanding globally and new sales markets emerging, the demand for highly skilled and experienced advertising and public relations directors has never been greater.
However, restrictions on Tier 2 visas under UK immigration law can make the international recruitment of advertising and public relations directors a challenge for UK-based businesses competing in a highly competitive global market.
Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors understand that UK marketing companies cannot compete successfully in the global market without the staff they need.
Our business immigration specialists can advise companies on the overseas recruitment of advertising and public relations directors, 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 on Tier 2 visa applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas 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 advertising and public relations directors 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 advertising and public relations directors.
Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties an advertising or public relations director might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
The current minimum salary range for an advertising or public relations director applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £34,000 for an experienced candidate – 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.
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for an advertising or public relations 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 advertising or public relations director 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 high-calibre advertising or public relations directors from overseas on:
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for advertising and public relations 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 Advertising and Public Relations Directors, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.