TalentScotland Business Immigration and Visa Support Service

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

What does this involve?

TalentScotland is a pan-Scotland international talent attraction service managed by Scottish Enterprise. Working in partnership with a range of other public and private sector organisations, TalentScotland helps Scottish-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), inward investors and entrepreneurs navigate the UK immigration system. This can include:

  • support to become an approved sponsor licence holder, so you can recruit international talent either from abroad or who are already in the UK
  • identifying potential visa options for investors to come to Scotland
  • transferring or employing international talent

The TalentScotland website provides access to quick summaries of the various visa categories and information on sponsor licencing and right-to-work checks. They regularly run webinars and workshops to help guide employers through the various key topics for sponsors, as well as other useful issues around international talent.

TalentScotland partners with specialist immigration experts who are available to discuss the visa options open to you and your business and provide general guidance on the visa process.

What does this cost?

The costs for any agreed consultations will be covered by Scottish Enterprise.

Who is this for?

All Scotland-based SMEs, potential inward investors and entrepreneurs.

How long does this take?

Timelines will vary based on your individual circumstances.

Important information

TalentScotland is only able to provide general support and guidance. The service is not intended to replicate, replace or supplement specialist advice from a lawyer or OISC-registered advisor, directly engaged by you and tailored to your specific circumstances. 

The information provided is based on the law in force at the time of your query and is subject to change. To avoid doubt, it remains your organisation's responsibility to progress matters, meet deadlines, decide the most appropriate route forward and confirm the accuracy of any information to third parties, no matter what form your involvement with TalentScotland takes.

Next steps

Contact info@talentscotland.com or visit the website for more information.

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

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