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Global Movement of People

Lewis Silkin’s immigration team assists with transfers of employees all over the world.

We handle discreet global movement projects catalysed by mergers, sales or restructuring. We also provide ongoing assistance in managing a global workforce.

We work with immigration specialists in every corner of the globe to provide your organisation with an integrated and coordinated offering across the world.

Enjoy the quality control of a one-stop international shop. We draw on local expertise to provide you with a single source of advice and a contact point for the coordination of staff transfers. We can provide a tracking system and reports to update you when employees’ visas need to be updated or extended. All this comes to you at the competitive costs afforded by local rates, reflected on single bills in your choice of currency.

Our team is international and includes English, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Korean and Armenian speaking members.

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