International recruitment of a CEO visa or senior official under UK immigration law involves fulfilling criteria laid down by the UK government under the Immigration Act.
Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have extensive expertise in advising UK companies on the recruitment of high-calibre senior staff from overseas.
CEO visas and senior official visas are issued according to the regulations governing occupations to NQF Level 6.
UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as CEOs or senior officials. Under the regulations, roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include not only chief executive officers and senior officials, but also:
UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the duties a CEO/senior official role might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
The current UK salary range for a CEO/Senior official would be £47,500 for an experienced member of staff – and £28,700 for a new entrant.
Source: UK Visas & Immigration Codes of Practice 2014.
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a CEO or senior official 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 CEO/senior official appointment.
Duncan Lewis immigration specialists 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, the UK visa application process and UK business immigration law.
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 CEOs and senior officials from overseas on:
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for CEOs and senior officials 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 CEOs and Senior Officials, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.