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Web Design and Development Professionals

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Web Design and Development Professionals – UK Visa Applications


Company websites are the public face of business and as a result, the demand for skilled and experienced web design and development professionals can mean recruiting the staff you need for your Internet and intranet services from a global pool of talent.


Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on the international recruitment of web design and development professionals – 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 businesses on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified in web design and development 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 web design and development professionals wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.


UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as web design and development professionals.


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

  • Internet developer
  • Multimedia developer
  • Web design consultant
  • Web designer.


UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties web design and development professionals might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:


  • liaises with internal/external client in order to define the requirements for the website
  • presents design options to the client
  • designs web pages including graphics, animation and functionality to maximise visual effectiveness and facilitate appropriate access
  • develops the website and applications
  • designs and develops web interfaces for relational database systems
  • establishes methods to ensure appropriate website security and recovery
  • writes and publishes content for the website
  • tests website interaction and performance prior to going live – and monitor and maintains functionality of the website
  • activates the live website.


The current minimum salary range for a web design and development professional applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £22,000 for an experienced member of staff – and £20,500 for a new entrant.


Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Web Design and Development Professionals


Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a web design and development professional 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 an 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, the UK visa application process and the UK Immigration Act.


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 web design and development professionals 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 web design and development professionals 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 Web Design and Development Professionals, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.


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