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We want to work with an Indian software developer and he

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We want to work with an Indian software developer and he would like to work in the UK. If we set up a company together - would he be likely to get the right to stay in the UK?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. If you set up a company in the UK, the developer would still need to apply for a visa to stay in the UK. Is the developer currently in the UK?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The developer currently does development work for us from India. We are looking to joint venture on some of the software, but would need him UK based
Expert:  Alex J. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, Thank you. Will he contribute any finance to the company? Do you have any existing businesses that could sponsor him?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He will not contribute to the company, but we have an existing business which sponsor him
Expert:  Alex J. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. The most striaght forward way would be to sponsor him through your existing company. Anyone is then free to be a director or shareholder of a limited company (with or without a visa). He could then be contracted to your other project. Kind regards AJ

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could he then have leave to stay in the UK?
Expert:  Alex J. replied 1 year ago.

Hi thank you. Yes if he had a visa. The starting point is to find out if your existing company can sponsor people to work in the country? Kind regards AJ

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