Kingsley Napley's Global Immigration Network

Kingsley Napley's global immigration service, KN Global, supports businesses and individuals with a full range of services, including obtaining work permits, business visitor visas and passports. We provide immigration support for both short term trips and long term assignments in over 70 countries.  We put ourselves in the shoes of our clients and focus on streamlining the immigration process with bespoke and innovative solutions.

Our global immigration services

Our global immigration services

We support businesses and individuals by offering a full range of services, including:

  • Work and entry visa authorisations in more than 70 countries worldwide
  • Post-arrival support including assistance with residence permit filing and registration
  • Consultation services and preliminary assessment of work permit and visa requirements
  • Consular visa applications – including business and Schengen visas
  • Document services – procurement, translation and legalisation of mandatory documents for the immigration process
  • Strategic advice on global immigration policy development
  • Client care - regular feedback and service reviews
  • Visa tracking, business travel compliance tools and reporting of work authorisation expiration dates
  • Online cloud-based case management system with real-time status updates
  • VIP support services

Today’s business organisations operate in an increasingly global environment with a growing demand for a mobile workforce.  A robust approach to global immigration compliance is vital to minimise risk and ensure future business growth in foreign jurisdictions. The challenge from this arises with the need for rapid movement of international assignees.  Unexpected assignments and group projects require proactive and agile strategic solutions.


A swift, personalised, fully managed immigration service

Our dedicated global immigration team provides a swift, personalised and fully managed immigration service.  With the assistance of a regulated network of partners who are trained to meet our firmwide standards of client care, we offer a seamless coordination service with the added benefit of on the ground support and direct liaison with local immigration authorities. We operate from one centralised global hub and our clients will always have a primary point of contact.


Your global partner

KN Global’s key differentiator is our passion to connect with clients by listening to their needs and leveraging many years of experience in dealing with complex issues relating to immigration compliance.  We understand the importance of managing expectations by delivering clear and honest advice.  As a full-service law firm, our clients benefit from a fully integrated and holistic service and we can involve our other practice areas when necessary. Many of our other teams have dedicated international capabilities, including Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Family and Private Client, as well as Criminal Litigation.



"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 Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

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

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“absolutely superb” 

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“top of the tree, with admirable depth and breadth” 

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“genuinely ground-breaking work that requires this firm’s impressive brainpower” 

Chambers UK, A Clients 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 Benjamin SookiaNicolas Rollason or a member of the team.

KN Global Business Immigration Country Guides

KN Global Business Immigration Country Guides

China Immigration Guide

A guide to China business visas and work permits.

View the China Immigration Guide

Hong Kong Immigration Guide

A guide to Hong Kong business visas and work permits.

View the Hong Kong Immigration guide

Italy Immigration Guide

A guide to Italy business visas and work permits.

View the Italy Immigration Guide

Singapore Immigration Guide

A guide to Singapore business visas and work permits.

View the Singapore Immigration Guide

United States Immigration Guide

A guide to United States business visas and work permits.

View the United States Immigration Guide

Kingsley Napley's Global Immigration Network Insights

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KN Global immigration update - May 2018

KN Global immigration update - April 2018

Will Windrush help reset attitudes to immigration?

KN Global immigration update - March 2018

KN Global immigration update - February 2018

KN Global immigration update - January 2018

KN Global immigration update - December 2017

KN Global immigration update - November 2017

KN Global immigration update - October 2017

KN Global immigration update - September 2017

KN Global immigration update - August 2017

KN Global immigration update - July 2017

Dublin, Paris, Frankfurt – Five things to think about before agreeing to work abroad

KN Global immigration update - June 2017

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

Brexit and European mobility from the Italian angle

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

Immigration update - changes to Immigration Health Surcharge, criminal record checks and document retention rules

Local authorities roll out new streamlined services for British citizenship and Permanent Residence applications

Webinar - Update on the latest immigration rule changes

Moving on from Groundhog Day – establishing a business and obtaining permanent residency in Ireland or Canada

Was the 28-day grace period for overstaying really inconsistent with the need to comply with the UK’s immigration laws?

Immigration update - Further expansion of UK Registered Traveller Service

First Brexit, now “Trexit” - US citizens moving to the UK post the Trump victory

Brexit and the position of children born to European nationals living in the UK

New digital visa application service for visitor visas

Reflections on the impact of the UK’s recent and future hostile migration environment

Biometric Residence Permits and National Insurance numbers

Webinar: Brexit - what this means for EU employees and their families

Why Brexit could usher in a new world of immigration red tape

The challenges in managing international assignments for UK based employees – where to next?

Changes introduced to the British nationality regime

British Consulate-General in New York lauches Super Priority Visa Service

Tier 1 Investors need a UK investment account before applying for their initial visa

Immigration Update: Delays at the Overseas Visitors Records Office

Immigration Update: Salary rates for Tier 2 to be updated on 6 April

Immigration Update: Launch of New ePassport Gates at Gatwick

Immigration Update: Home Office Launches Consultation on Charging

Immigration Update: Home Office Targets Business Travellers with New Premium Visa Services

Immigration Update: Changes to Guidance on Prevention of Illegal Working

Immigration Update: New “streamlined” UK visa services announced for China

Immigration Update: New Charges for Immigration Applications

Immigration Alert: Sponsor Licence Renewals

Immigration Update: New Immigration Rules for Family Migration and other applications

Want to live with your family in the UK? All you need is love (and lots of money)

Britain closed for Business - Highly Skilled Migrants and Employers face Government onslaught in a bid to reduce net migration

Immigration Update: UK border agency issues statement of intent regarding new settlement rules

Immigration Update: Migration Advisory Committee Publishes Its Recommendations on Tier 2 Limits and Other Policies

Immigration Update: Reinstatement of representative service at the Public Enquiry Office

Immigration Update: Changes to the Visa Process for UK Graduate Migrants

Immigration Update: Proposed Fees Increase

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