Gentili Stark
Gentili Stark

Work in the UK: Obtain a UK Work Visa

Are you relocating to the UK, or have you been offered a job in the UK? Non-UK nationals, including those from the EEA and Switzerland, face a number of immigration challenges.

Long-term Work Visa

If you’re a skilled worker coming to the UK for a long-term job, we can help you with your visa application.

Here are the options you have for long-term Work visas:

  • Skilled Worker Visa
  • Health and Care Worker Visa
  • Intra-company Visa
  • Minister of Religion Visa (T2)
  • Sportsperson Visa (T2)

To be eligible for most Long-term Work Visas you will need to have an eligible job with an approved employer.

Short-term Work Visas

If you are looking for short-term work – either paid or unpaid – in the UK, we can help you choose the best option for your circumstances.

We can advise you on:

  • Charity Worker Visa (T5)
  • Creative and Sporting Visa (T5)
  • Government Authorised Exchange Visa (T5)
  • International Agreement Worker Visa (T5)
  • Religious Worker Visa (T5)
  • Seasonal Worker Visa (T5)
  • Youth Mobility Scheme visa (T5)

Some of these visas require a sponsor.

Global Talent Visa

If you excel in your field, you may qualify for a Global Talent Visa.  The UK is looking for leaders in academia or research, arts and culture and digital technology. We can help you obtain the necessary endorsement and navigate the immigration process. We can advise you how you can extend your initial five years stay or assist you in getting indefinite leave to remain enabling you to live and work permanently in the UK

Other Work Visas

There may be other routes for you to try to gain a right to employment in the UK. We can help you find the best immigration strategy for your case.

The visas we can offer guidance on include:

  • Representatives of an Overseas Business Visa
  • Domestic Worker in a Private Household Visa
  • UK Ancestry Visa
  • Turkish Worker/Business Person Visa

How long can you stay?

Depending on the type of visa, your stay and right to work will last between six months and five years, providing specific visa criteria are met. We can help you understand which visa will best suit your skills and needs.

Bringing your dependants with you

Your partner or children (dependants) may be able to move to the UK with you. We will be able to assess your case and let you know if this is possible based on your circumstances.

Extending or switching your visa

We can advise you on how you can extend or switch your work visa and whether you qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

How we can help

We have experience in the field of immigration in the UK. We are confident that we can guide you through the whole application process.

Our UK Work Visa Fees

Our fees depend on the complexities of your case, your immigration history and urgency. Before we take your instructions, we will agree on the fee with you. Our Work Visa fees range from £ 1,500 to £ 10,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

We provide tailored solutions for our clients. For details on our services and fees, please see here.

To find out how we can help you today, contact us on 07968 902362 or e-mail We will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

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You were very helpful and communicated well with me and made me feel at ease. You were with me all through the process. Thank you
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Stephane is the most considerate person and ensures that cases win. He explains every step of the process throughly and makes sure that I understand decisions I make to the highest extent. He also charges a reasonable price for the high level of work done. Moreover Stephane is a kind individual who makes everything understandable and easy to follow. Knowing that Stephane is handling a case is very reassuring. He is the reason why I can live with my son.

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I cannot recommend Gentili-Stark enough they spent time on my case, they advised me each step of the way while also preparing all the necessary documents.
They always explained all the steps clearly, all the communication was spot-on and without any delay. I recommend getting in touch with them, truly a fast, friendly & very professional team.

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As a writer of expert medico-legal reports in the immigration and asylum context, I have worked with Stephane Gentili over several years. I have been very impressed both by his commitment to his clients and by the thoroughness of his work. 

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Thank you so much for all the work you did on my case, if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today. Your dedication makes you the best lawyer I’ve ever come across and I just want to thank you so so much.

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Why with us?

We are here for you. You can call us outside office hours. We can give you peace of mind.
We have specialised in UK immigration law for 20 years.
We will take the time to get to know you to find the right legal solution for you.
We have happy clients. Our success rate is very high.
There are no surprises. Our fees are transparent and agreed upon with you before we start working.
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