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Immigration support for businesses and entrepreneurs

Our business immigration lawyers provide tailored advice to overseas businesses that are looking to establish a presence in the UK and can assist entrepreneurs to acquire the right visa to start their business.

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A proven track record in advising on complex and time sensitive visa applications

For over 25 years our business immigration lawyers have provided support and advice to investors, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, innovators and businesses who are seeking visas to enter the UK. There may be a variety of visa options on offer but with our experience we will assist you to acquire the most appropriate visa.

Visas that allow you to establish a business UK:

Visas for short-term assignments

The majority of assignments and projects that require you (or your staff) to be in the UK for less than six months will need to meet the requirements of the visitor visa rules which allow certain business permitted activities.

UK Expansion Worker visa

The UK expansion worker visa allows you to send a senior employee to the UK to set up a branch or subsidiary of your main overseas company - providing that you have not already started trading in the UK.

Senior or Specialist Worker visa

The Senior or Specialist Worker visa has replaced the intra-company transfer visa. This route allows senior managers and specialist staff to be sponsored for short assignments by a UK branch or a subsidiary of their employer’s business. 

Apply for a sponsor licence

If you have already established a business in the UK or have acquired a UK trading business and you want to transfer employees to the UK under the skilled worker visa, or the senior or specialist staff visa then our business immigration lawyers can help you to apply for a sponsor licence.

Innovator Founder visa

If you are an experienced entrepreneur with a business proposal that has been endorsed by an approved endorsing body (unless you are extending your application) then you may be eligible to apply for an Innovator Founder visa.

The Global Talent visa

You may be eligible to apply for the Global Talent visa if you are a leader or emerging leader in the fields of science, engineering, architecture, medicine, fashion, arts and culture, digital technology, or film. Applying for an endorsement and gathering the required evidence can be complex which is why we recommend speaking to a legal expert first.

High Potential Individual visa

If you have graduated from an overseas university that featured on the Global Universities list at the time of your graduation then you may be eligible to apply for the High Potential Individual visa. This visa allows you to work without sponsorship or be self-employed in the UK.

Graduate Route visa

If you are an international student who has recently graduated from an approved educational institution in the UK then you may be able to apply for a Graduate Route visa which will enable you to work or set-up a business in the UK.

Sole representative of an overseas business

The Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa has been replaced by the UK Expansion Worker visa. Our legal team can assist individuals already in the UK with this visa to extend their visa or to apply for indefinite leave to remain.

Investor (Tier 1) visa

The Investor (Tier 1) visa route closed in February 2022. However, our business immigration lawyers can advise individuals already in the UK as Tier 1 Investors with applications to extend their visa or to apply for indefinite leave to remain.

Entrepreneur (Tier 1) visa

The Entrepreneur (Tier 1) visa route has closed for new applicants. However, our business immigration lawyers can advise individuals already in the UK as Tier 1 Entrepreneurs with applications to extend their visa or to apply for indefinite leave to remain.

Assisting businesses to employ skilled workers

Our expert business immigration lawyers assist education providers, government agencies, charities, and some of the UK’s largest businesses to apply for a sponsor licence, manage their sponsor licence, and sponsor skilled overseas workers.

Why choose Paragon Law?

  • Transparent. We will discuss your objectives and advise on the best way forward without any cost to you. 
  • Strategic. We provide strategic advice and build long term relationships with our clients.  Not only do we advise the business to establish a UK presence through the workers being transferred  but also assist their family members with their dependent visa application.
  • Highly-regarded. We are well known for handling complex and high profile cases. Paragon Law is a top-tier law firm as assessed by the Legal 500 and featured in the Times’ Best Law Firm list in 2019.

The entire team are industry-leading and knowledgeable in their respective specialisms. I wouldn't hesitate to refer clients looking for a positive outcome and a friendly, informative service.

Meet Thal Vasishta

Thal Vasishta

Thal Vasishta

Director and Solicitor, Business Immigration

Thal Vasishta is the founder and managing director of Paragon Law and is one of the UK’s leading immigration lawyers. Thal has specialised in business immigration since 1996. His career has seen him work with overseas entrepreneurs and investors seeking visas to establish businesses in the UK. Thal has also advised niche and large multinational businesses to transfer key staff to establish their UK branch.   

Over an extended period of time. Mr. Vasishta expertly helped me secure a very special visa for the UK. Throughout, I was continually impressed by his knowledge of the technical and behind-the-scenes mechanisms that rule the world of visas. His manner was always kind, thorough, and elegant and his service indispensable. I trust him implicitly and recommend him and his firm, Paragon Law, without reservation.

Frequently asked questions

Can Paragon Law advise clients that are not based in the UK?

Yes, we advise businesses and individuals that are seeking entry to the UK and those that are looking to switch visas from within the UK. All our meetings will be by video. Our expert immigration lawyers have experience of preparing and filing applications at visa centres across the world.

What makes Paragon Law different to other immigration law firms?

Paragon Law is one of the UK’s largest and longest established immigration law firms. Our business immigration lawyers have advised entrepreneurs and leaders in their field of work to successfully establish a UK presence and we have also assisted large multinational companies that have had the confidence in choosing us to advise on them establishing a UK branch. We are a safe, knowledgeable law firm with a proven track record. 

How do I arrange a consultation?

To arrange a consultation with one of our business immigration lawyers you can either complete the enquiry form below or email us at [email protected]. We will be in touch with you to arrange a meeting with one of our business immigration solicitors. Depending on your preference the initial consultation will either be a video or telephone call.

How do you assess your fees?

We understand that no two clients are the same, and so, there cannot be one fee that is applied to all cases. Therefore, we offer an initial consultation. This consultation allows you to explain your objectives, allows us to assess your options, if the legal requirements will be met and if you require us to manage the application or if you require advisory services. After the initial consultation we will advise clearly on our fixed fee approach and inform you of this in writing.

Find out more about our fees

Our fees reflect the service required and the complexities of the case. For a tailored quote please consult one of our immigration lawyers. As an immigration law firm, we offer our clients an initial consultation with an immigration lawyer in order to get more detail about your case.

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Every client is different in terms of  their requirements. There is no one price or service that fits all. We tailor our advice for each client. Please complete the form below and in turn a business immigration lawyer will be in touch to discuss how we can work together.