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Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Business and Related Research Professionals – UK Visa Applications

 

Private and public sector companies seeking to recruit business, research and related professionals not elsewhere classified may find that international recruitment is the only option in a UK labour market which has skills gaps in STEM subjects.

 

Tier 2 visa restrictions can, however, prove to a challenge to meeting international recruitment targets – and Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on the international recruitment of business, research and related professionals (not elsewhere classified), 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 private and public sector companies on Tier 2 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 business, research and related professionals (not elsewhere classified 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 business, research and related professionals (not elsewhere classified.

 

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

  • Civil servant (grade 6, 7)
  • Company secretary (qualified)
  • Policy adviser (government)
  • Registrar (government).

 

UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a business, research and related professional (not elsewhere classified) role might involve to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:

 

  • coordinates the organisation’s services and resources, liaising with other senior staff
  • analyses internal processes and systems, recommends and implements procedural and policy changes
  • recruits and manages staff, assigns and delegates tasks and duties, makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload
  • develops plans, sets objectives and monitors and evaluates performance
  • prepares and reviews operational and financial reports
  • controls and administers budgets
  • advises national and local government on the interpretation and implementation of policy decisions, acts and regulations, and provides technical assistance in the formulation of policy
  • co-ordinates and directs the activities of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government
  • registers and maintains records of all births, deaths and marriages in local authority area, issues appropriate certificates and reports any suspicious causes of death to the coroner
  • negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided by the private sector to local government studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.

 

The current minimum salary range for a business, research and related professional not elsewhere classified applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £27,800 for an experienced member of staff – and £20,500 for a new entrant, or £20,400 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.

 

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Business, Research and Related Professionals not elsewhere classified

 

Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a business, research and related professional not elsewhere classified 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 a business, research and related professional not elsewhere classified 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 business, research and related professionals (not elsewhere classified) from non-EEA countries 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 business, research and related professionals not elsewhere classified 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 Business, Research and Related Professionals not elsewhere classified, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.

 


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