Our specialist immigration team has been advising businesses and individuals on all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law for over 20 years and is top ranked in Chambers and Legal 500.

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"Kingsley Napley leads the
immigration outfits in the UK"

Who’s Who Legal

Our specialist immigration team has been advising businesses and individuals on all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law for over 20 years and is top ranked in Chambers and Legal 500.

As a recognised leader and one of the largest teams of immigration lawyers in the UK, we have an established reputation for delivering exceptional client service combined with clear strategic immigration advice. Whether you are an entrepreneur starting a business in the UK, a global corporation  transferring staff here or a family moving to the UK, our full-service immigration team can assist you from the simplest to the most complex of matters.

We act for a wide variety of corporate clients including asset managers, global law firms, technology businesses, banks, private equity firms, consulting businesses, pharmaceutical manufacturers and architects. Our dedicated client teams assist with strategic planning, end-to-end sponsorship and visa support and provide comprehensive support with UK immigration compliance. Our service model is based on flexibility, enabling us to provide outstanding service to clients ranging from the smallest start-up to global businesses. We support HR teams in managing their UK and global immigration needs, providing business intelligence on global trends and through sharing our know-how with clients through our regular alerts, workshops, webinars and client-centred training.

For our private clients, we provide a dedicated service to support investors, entrepreneurs and families moving to the UK, advising on the best solution and providing a high level service to help our clients relocate, obtain permanent residence and British Citizenship. We are recognised experts in dealing with complex UK and EU immigration issues and have extensive experience of litigating judicial review cases and appeals. We work closely with our tax, private client, real estate, corporate, employment and family teams who can advise on all related issues of moving to and living in the UK.

We regularly engage with Home Office policy makers and actively lobby for our clients’ interests. In addition, our day-to-day contacts across the Home Office enable us to resolve issues, obtain pre-clearance in complex applications and ensure timely resolution of even the most complex cases.


Always prompt and factual"... Kingsley Napley LLP provides "an excellent level of service."

Legal 500 UK

Kingsley Napley leads the immigration outfits in the UK."

Who's Who Corporate Immigration

​...The practice has gone from strength to strength... the group is 'at the top of its game', whilst clients are keen to highlight that the department is 'extremely informative and good at reporting policy changes'..." 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Interviewees agree that Kingsley Napley is home to a superb team of immigration lawyers."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Absolutely superb” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Top of the tree, with admirable depth and breadth” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Genuinely ground-breaking work that requires this firm’s impressive brainpower.” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Kingsley Napley LLP has ‘enormous experience and great depth of practice.'" 

Legal 500 UK


For more information about our immigration services please contact Nicolas Rollason at or a member of the team.

The 'brilliant' team at Kingsley Napley LLP is particularly experienced in acting for business immigration clients ...  It also handles multi-faceted immigration cases for private individuals.

Legal 500 2019 

Kingsley Napley LLP’s ‘skilled and efficient’ team is ‘personable’ and ‘effective’, and ‘delivers a consistently excellent level of service to clients’."

Legal 500 UK, 2017

Always prompt and factual" Kingsley Napley LLP provides "an excellent level of service."

Legal 500 UK

​Interviewees agree that Kingsley Napley is home to a superb team of immigration lawyers."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession


Sponsoring and Hiring Foreign Nationals

Support when sponsoring foreign nationals or hiring nationals outside the UK and European area, from obtaining a sponsor licence to setting up and reviewing your immigration policies.

Strategic Immigration Support for HR Teams

We provide a full range of immigration support services to HR teams, offering strategic support and advice to ensure you meet your objectives on PBS sponsorship and compliance.

Kingsley Napley's Global Immigration Network

KN Global provides global immigration services, including obtaining work permits, business visitor visas and passports, and immigration support in over 70 countries.

Expanding Your Business into the UK

We assist companies in opening offices in the UK and transferring and hiring new staff. We advise on the best strategic solutions and provide full support on starting up your operations in the UK.

Immigration advice for Entrepreneurs and UK Startups

Whether relocating a business to the UK or setting up a subsidiary, we have the expertise to advise you. We provide a full range of services to entrepreneurs looking to invest in or start their business in the UK.

Tier 1 Investor Programme

The Tier 1 Investor programme offers the possibility of Permanent Residence and British citizenship through a significant investment. We have over 20 years experience in advising high net worth investors and their families move to the UK.

Obtaining British Citizenship and Staying Permanently

Whether you are looking to naturalise, or register as a British citizen, we can provide you with detailed advice and guidance.

European Nationals and Their Families

Recognised as one of the leading teams in EU free movement law, our lawyers have extensive experience helping European nationals on obtaining Permanent Residence.

Bringing Your Family to the UK

We work with families moving to the UK and can assist with spouse and partner visa applications, bringing children or other dependant relatives and international adoption and surrogacy.

Challenging Home Office Decisions

We will work with you to challenge Home Office decisions, exploring all of your options before helping you choose the one which is best for you.

Human Rights and Asylum

We advise on applications or appeals on the basis that human rights have been or are at risk of being infringed, and on asylum claims by offering a comprehensive service for those seeking safety in the UK as a refugee or for humanitarian protection.

Visiting the UK

Whether visiting the UK for business, to see family or for private medical treatment, we have considerable experience in helping individuals make successful visa applications.

Global Mobility and Employment Law

International relocation is a key challenge for both multinationals and domestic employers following Brexit. We are unique in providing top quality joined up employment law and immigration law advice.

Immigration Insights

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Immigration update: New Home Office application process starting next week

KN Global Immigration Update - October 2018

KN Global Immigration Update - September 2018

Immigration update: Summary of recommendations for work migration post-Brexit

KN Global immigration update - August 2018

Lawyers signal Tier 2 visa salary requirement may be easing

KN Global immigration update - July 2018

Immigration update: Brexit - EU Settlement Scheme toolkit for employers

Kingsley Napley hosts launch party for new JUSTICE report on immigration and asylum appeals

KN Global immigration update - June 2018

Immigration update: Brexit – further details of the EU Settlement Scheme announced

Immigration alert: Some good news for employers of Tier 2 migrants - easing of pressure on the Tier 2 cap

New start up visa for tech businesses and other budding entrepreneurs

Brexit: Further clarification on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK

Immigration update: New service for applicants applying for work or study visas in the UK

Immigration update: Changes to advertising site for Tier 2 visa applications

Immigration alert: Immigration Health Surcharge to double

Immigration alert: Last chance to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the Tier 1 General category but beware new continuous residence rules

Immigration News Round Up 2017

Immigration update - Expansion of university pilot scheme to help Masters students secure post study work in the UK

Immigration update: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules

Phase 1 citizens' rights alert

Immigration update - Autumn 2017 Budget - further immigration changes for skilled migrants

Immigration update - Expansion of the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) immigration visa category

FT Brexit Unspun Podcast - Katie Newbury gives her views

Migration Advisory Consultation survey - Kingsley Napley's call for evidence

Immigration team contributes to new International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Immigration 2017

UK tries to put EU nationals off applying for residency

Trust is hard to earn, easy to lose among EU citizens in the UK

How employers can support EU employees in the run-up to Brexit

Immigration update - new statement of changes to the Immigration Rules

Immigration update: Immigration skills charge to be introduced on 6 April 2017

What should EU nationals do to safeguard rights to stay in the UK?

Advice for European bankers working in the City of London in the event of Brexit

Kingsley Napley receives honours in eprivateclient’s ‘Top 35 Under 35’ lists

How the UK outsourced immigration

PRESS RELEASE: Kingsley Napley calls for loosening of Tier 1 investor visa requirements if the UK is to stay competitive in the global market for high value migrants

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Scrap the Cap: Why it’s time for the Tier 2 immigration cap to go

Parenting under immigration and family law - Sole responsibility is outdated and at odds with the Children Act

Right to Work update for HR and global mobility professionals

Blackberries, Baking and Brexit

New Immigration Rules - implications for the NHS

The hostile environment, detaining children and the dangers of dehumanisation

How should employers handle immigration status?

KN Global immigration update - May 2018

Brexit: Immigration issues for EU nationals in the UK to consider

KN Global immigration update - April 2018

Will Windrush help reset attitudes to immigration?

UK Immigration Authorities complete a ‘180’ on absences from the UK

KN Global immigration update - March 2018

KN Global immigration update - February 2018

Brexit: what employers and their employees need to know

KN Global immigration update - January 2018

Nationality, bias and the UK immigration system

All I want for Christmas is... a good Brexit future for the UK

KN Global immigration update - December 2017

The pitfalls of employee immigration status

KN Global immigration update - November 2017

#Brexit: Latest proposals for EU citizens living in the UK

KN Global immigration update - October 2017

Free movement is our right. Don’t give it up.

Banks required to carry out 70 million immigration checks every quarter

KN Global immigration update - September 2017

Brexit and relocating with children overseas – mind the immigration and family law gaps

KN Global immigration update - August 2017

Will changes to the immigration rules still present a challenge for spouses to live together?

The offer: questions remain as to what Theresa May’s proposals mean for EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit

Lessons we still haven’t learnt – a year on

Life in Limbo: The realities of being a Refugee in the UK

Less than our fair share: resettling Europe’s refugee children

Refugee Week: ‘Sur place claims for the politically active refugee’

It’s time we addressed the unequal and unsustainable global distribution of refugees

Easy to claim, harder to prove – The challenges of refugee status based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Refugee Week: The real refugee crisis and what we can do about it

Refugee Week: Status for the stateless - a brief history of the refugee

In Sickness and in Health: Appendix FM five years on

Home Office tightens the Sponsor Licence compliance screws on IT service providers

Court rules in favour of non-EU parents having a right to live in Europe

Why though?! My thoughts on retaining the net migration target

Brexit – Trust is hard earned and easily lost for EU citizens in the UK

Immigration Update: Government announces immigration fees increase with effect from 6 April 2017

Brexit and European mobility from the Italian angle

Will EU nationals have a human right to continue to reside in the UK after Brexit?

St Patrick was a Welsh expat - and London Irish are still special!

Immigration update - How will triggering Article 50 impact employers of EU nationals?

What is behind the so called “tit-for-tat” EU and US visa spat?

Brexit: home & away

Immigration Update: Immigration skills charge & apprenticeship levy to be introduced in April

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