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Quantity Surveyors

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

 

The building boom in the UK is extending across both commercial and residential sectors, fuelling a rise in demand for Senior Quantity Surveyors as well as Graduate Quantity Surveyors.

 

UK construction firms may find they have to draw from a global pool of talent to fulfil recruit targets – and yet restrictions on Tier 2 visas under UK immigration law may jeopardise the international recruitment of quantity surveyors to work in the UK.

 

The skills gap in the UK labour market can also result in a need to recruit high-calibre candidates from abroad – and Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on overseas recruitment of quantity surveyors, 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 wishing to recruit quantity surveyors from overseas on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified as quantity surveyors in the UK and wish to take up an appointment after graduating.

 

Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for quantity 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 quantity surveyors

 

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

 

  • liaises with client on project costs, formulates detailed cost plan and advises contractors and engineers to ensure that they remain within cost limit
  • examines plans and specifications and prepares details of the material and labour required for the project
  • prepares bills of quantities for use by contractors when tendering for work
  • examines tenders received, advises client on the most acceptable and assists with preparation of a contract document
  • measures and values work in progress and examines any deviations from original contract
  • measures and values completed contract for authorisation of payment.

 

The current minimum salary range for a quantity surveyor applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £27,400 for an experienced member of staff –and £21,600 for a new entrant.

 

Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.

 

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Quantity Surveyors

 

Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a quantity 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 quantity 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 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 qualified and experienced quantity surveyors from overseas 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 quantity 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 Quantity Surveyors, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.

 


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