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Visas to Set up a Business in the UK

Paragon Group have advised a large number of international businesses, entrepreneurs and investors to set up in the UK.

Paragon Law expertise in advising investor and entrepreneur visa for international business setting up in the UK



“This immigration law powerhouse is extremely highly regarded in the field, and is best known for handling complex and high profile cases..."

Chambers and Partners Directory to the Legal Profession 2011






Advising in this area of immigration is not just work for us but a passion, as we firmly believe that for the UK to remain competitive in a global market, to create wealth and employment that it must attract the best foreign investment and business.


We have both in the press and directly to government set out the importance of having an immigration policy which encourages the best talent and business people to choose the UK as the destination to set up.


More recently, we are now co-funding a policy driven PhD which will examine the success of highly skilled migrants in the UK.  For more information click here.


Through our global network of offices, we have advised clients who have initially come to the UK for fact finding trips, through to  investors looking to invest in UK, companies and entrepreneurs who have chosen the UK as the destination to “start up” their business enterprise.  By way of example we recently advised Chinese car manufacturing giant Changan to set up its European subsidiary in the UK.


Our team of specialist lawyers are able to act as your legal advisors at the planning stage so that you have all the information available to make the most cost effective and logistically best decision for your entry to the UK.  We are then able to advise on the subsequent filing of your visa application or switching of status whilst in the UK through to continued advice and assistance in respect of transferring key staff from the overseas operations through to extension and renewal of visas whilst in the UK.


Our services can be summarised as follows:

  • Business visitors applications.
  • Visas for Sole Representatives of Overseas Trading Business.
  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa.
  • Tier 1 (Investor) visa.
  • Registering with the UK Border Agency as a Sponsor and transferring key staff from the overseas business operations.  For more information click here.
  • Advice on executive transfers to ensure that you comply with terms under UK Employment Law.
  • To act as your corporate counsel or point of contact with other professional advisors to bring together a team of experts to assist in your transfer to the UK. 


To arrange a consultation click here.


If as part of your project to enter the UK it is your intention to also hire overseas staff or transfer some of your key staff to the UK then you will have obligations to the UK Border Agency.  For more information click here


To contact us or for further information, click here.