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Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Chartered Surveyors – UK Visa Applications


Recruiting qualified and experienced chartered surveyors in an increasingly competitive global market can prove a challenge for UK firms facing a UK labour force with serious skills shortages in STEM subjects.


The range of sectors chartered surveyors work across – including housing, commercial buildings, mining, marine, leisure and even digital mapping – means international recruitment of chartered surveyors can be a necessity.


However, restrictions on Tier 2 visas under UK immigration law can prove a challenge to meeting business recruitment targets for chartered surveyors.


Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors frequently advise companies on overseas recruitment of chartered surveyors working across all sectors – 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 companies and individuals on Tier 2 applications – including advising on the recruitment of
recent overseas graduates who have qualified as chartered surveyors 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 chartered surveyors 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 chartered surveyors.


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

  • Building surveyor
  • Chartered surveyor
  • Hydrographic surveyor
  • Land surveyor.


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


  • surveys, measures and describes land surfaces to establish property boundaries and to aid with construction or cartographic work
  • surveys mines, prepares drawings of surfaces, hazards and other features to control the extent and direction of mining
  • surveys buildings to determine necessary alterations and repairs
  • measures shore lines, elevations and underwater contours, establishes high and low water marks, plots shore features and defines navigable channels.


The current minimum salary range for a chartered surveyor applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £24,900 for an experienced candidate – and £20,500 for a new entrant, or £19,400 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 – Chartered Surveyors


Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a chartered surveyor joining your UK operation requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur – any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of a chartered surveyor 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 professionals on business immigration law 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 chartered surveyors 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 chartered surveyors 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 Chartered Surveyors, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.


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