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UK Work Visa Solicitors


0161 248 4444


01254 917425

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With the complexities of UK immigration law and visa applications, we understand how confusing the process can be without the right help. At Ashwood Solicitors, our immigration lawyers are ready to take this stress away from you and your family. If you have been offered a job in the UK, you will need to check a few things first. You will want to make sure:

  • Your employer has a sponsor license and is allowed to employ foreign nationals.
  • Your job is (unless it is in a shortage occupation) at RQF level 6 or above – this is generally at least degree level work.
  • You will be paid the appropriate salary level for the position
  • You have maintenance to support yourself, or your sponsor is willing to certify this
  • You have been issued with a Certificate of Sponsorship by your employer
  • Your employer has completed a Resident Labour Market Test (unless exceptions apply)

You will often need to work alongside your proposed employer to make sure all of these requirements are met. If you are applying from outside of the UK, you must be aware that there is a monthly restriction on the number of Certificates of Sponsorship that can be issued. You can be sponsored from anywhere up to five years, after which you can apply to settle in the UK if your employer still requires you. It is possible for you to sponsor dependants to accompany you.

For specialist advice on this area of immigration law and how it applies to your individual circumstances, get in touch with Ashwood Solicitors today. Our team pride itself on the service we provide, encouraging our clients to build long-term relationships with us for future issues with immigration and working in the UK.  We can provide advice to both individuals and businesses when it comes to all aspects of UK immigration law and our highly trained team exclusively practice law in this area to minimise the stress on our clients when offering legal advice. 

How can Ashwood Solicitors help you work in the UK? 

Our experienced team can provide advice and the best route to ensure working in the UK is possible for those who are not UK residents. We ensure our clients move through the application process as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Long-term work

Our team at Ashwood Solicitors will ensure the onboarding process of skilled workers coming to the UK for long-term employment is as efficiently as possible from start to finish.

Short-term work

For those clients who are seeking short-term employment in the UK, our team have the knowledge to advise clients on the options available to them, including charity work. 

Global Talent

There are special provisions that enable individuals who are either recognised or emerging leaders in designated fields to come to the UK to live and work.

Other work routes

We have experience across the full range of immigration issues involving employment in the UK and we are able to pinpoint the most suitable immigration strategy for each client. 

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, call our friendly team today on 0161 248 4444 or email us at and a member of our team will get back to you. We will also assess if you are eligible for Legal Aid.

Our immigration experts provide professional, confidential advice. We also speak a range of languages, including Bengali, Urdu, Polish, Punjabi, Tamil, Malay, Kurdish and Arabic.

We also have a strong network of interpreters to cater to most languages to make communication easier.

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Contact Us

At Ashwood Solicitors, we specialise in a wide range of legal matters, which has earned us an excellent reputation across the country. We can assist wherever you are based, including meeting via video link and we also have offices in Manchester and Blackburn.

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, call our friendly team today on  0161 248 4444 or email us at

Why Choose Us?

Using our depth and expertise, we have helped clients with a wide range of legal matters. The Ashwood Solicitors team works with private clients and businesses to explore the best strategy that is specifically tailored to their requirements. We also offer legal advice, application help, fast-track application services and assistance with appeals.

Our approach is to be proactive and work with you and other advisers to achieve your objectives and deliver successful outcomes as efficiently and swiftly as possible. We can clearly explain the legal issues and provide you with expert advice that is tailored to your specific circumstances.

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