London is a leading global financial and investment centre and it is imperative that international and UK companies operating in the City of London and across the country are able to recruit the qualified and skilled financial institution managers and directors needed for firms to compete successfully in the global financial market.
Without expert legal advice on Tier 2 applications at an early stage of the process, restrictions of Tier 2 visas for financial institution managers and directors may mean companies fail to meet their international recruitment targets.
Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise major firms and SMEs on the international recruitment of financial institution managers and directors for appointments, 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 – as well as advising on Tier 2 visas for international students who have qualified in the UK and wish to take up appointments in UK firms.
Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for financial institution managers and 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 financial institution managers and 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 financial institution managers and directors might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
The current minimum salary range for financial institution managers and directors applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £32,800 for an experienced member of staff – and £20,500 for a new entrant, or £15,300 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 a financial institution manager or 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 a financial institution manager or 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 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 international financial institution managers or directors on:
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for financial institution managers and 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 Financial Institution Managers and Directors, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.