Immigration

The Gateley immigration team is a critical part of our Global Mobility practice, working with clients to start up UK companies, invest in the UK, recruit and retain the best global talent, manage international assignments and develop workforce plans for an ever-changing global landscape.

Comprehensive and holistic support

In collaboration with our experts in employment law, HR, reward, inward investment and strategic talent management, the Gateley immigration team works with a wide range of corporate clients from early-stage start-ups to FTSE-100 companies and Premier League football clubs. We provide strategic immigration advice in relation to starting up UK companies under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa routes, as well as tailored guidance and support with sponsoring workers under Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the Points Based System.

Access to the highest level of expertise

Our advice covers all sectors and all territories, providing expertise and assurance in-step with the pressing demands of busy clients. At Gateley, we believe that delivering the best advice in the quickest possible time is only possible where a client has direct access to advisers with the highest level of expertise. Our immigration professionals have years of the highest quality of experience behind them, having worked with some of the most prominent global organisation. Our emphasis is on providing strategic advice and building truly progressive and meaningful relationships with our clients.

Our services:

Immigration for employers:

We provide a full complement of services to help employers become sponsors and to manage the sponsorship of migrant workers in the UK under Tier 2 and Tier 5 of the Points Based System.

Our services range from supporting those sponsoring one or two workers to those sponsoring at a much higher frequency, tailoring our services to each unique client.

In addition to advising on eligibility for work visas and support with making visa applications, we provide bespoke training and general advice with an ability to advise on immigration and employment law simultaneously.

Brexit workforce planning:

Our immigration experts will always be at the forefront of understanding with regards Brexit and the key considerations for employers to plan for the future.

Brexit looks likely to impact thousands of employers with no prior experience of sponsoring workers from overseas or more thorough right to work practices.

Our main focus is on preparing employers for all eventualities.

Starting up a UK company:

Our immigration team work side-by-side with inward investment and business planning experts to make the process of starting up or expanding a business in the UK as straightforward and hassle-free as possible.

Our team work with overseas entrepreneurs to meet stringent immigration requirements and to be prepared for an often challenging application process.

Our experts offer a complete “one-stop” service: developing business ideas, drafting business plans, supporting the setting up of companies and advising on becoming employers.

Global assignment planning:

Global employers need fluidity with the movement of talent across borders. As markets develop and national immigration policies tighten, there has never been more need to rely on trusted experts with a reliable global network of advisors.

Gateley offer our clients trust-worthy global advice lead by experienced UK-based co-ordinators who deliver sound advice swiftly.

Investing in the UK:

The Tier 1 (Investor) visa requires investment into the UK of £2 million and so it is a visa application that requires support from experienced and knowledgeable professionals.

Our immigration professionals work closely with colleagues and associates who are experts in managing investments whilst remaining compliant with Home Office rules.

Preparing for Home Office Inspections:

Our team are experts in the rules relating to Home Office compliance and preventing illegal working.

We work with employers to develop knowledge and best-practices to avoid significant civil penalties. Take our 2 minute Sponsor Diagnostic Test to immediately find out how prepared your company is for a Home Office inspection.