[LRUG] Software engineer in SF looking for work in London
steve at light-art.co.uk
Mon Sep 22 01:16:49 PDT 2014
I just got back from Berlin, we had an Indian Product Manager join us from San Fran. I was involved in the hiring process but it didn't seem any quicker there. It was a quite a few weeks before he could work for us.
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> On 21 Sep 2014, at 08:53, Siddharth Sharma <svs at svs.io> wrote:
> Apparently countries that have signed up for the European Blue Card scheme have much less stringent requirements. This makes Berlin a more viable choice than London as Germany is, by all accounts, quite enthusiastic about the scheme.
> I haven't tried this myself nor do I know anyone who has, so caveats apply.
>> On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 1:08 PM, Vish Vishvanath <vish.vishvanath at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This question regularly pops up in the Reddit London sub, so I encourage people to search there. But the answer is always the same.
>> Unless you have ancestry from the EU, or come from a country with a working visa scheme, the company that sponsors you will have to show that only you can perform the role they need. It's very very tricky, and companies generally don't bother.
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>> On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 9:02 pm, Matthew Rudy Jacobs <matthewrudyjacobs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 21 September 2014 03:39, Eric Theise <erictheise at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Would anyone care to comment, either as a Londoner taking on foreign engineers or as an expat that's been able to make such a situation work?
>>> Thanks, Eric
>> I looked into this before for a Hong Kong friend who we were trying to get a visa for.
>> Although on paper it seems fairly straightforward
>> 1. get a sponsorship permit for your company
>> 2. put out a special advert for 28 days
>> 3. resolve that local talent can't satisfy your requirements
>> 4. take the foreign recruit of your choice (assuming they tick enough boxes)
>> The advice I got from startups who've tried it was "actually, it takes a lot of time, and a lot of money for immigration lawyers, and it still may not work"
>> So we didn't pursue it.
>> If anyone has had a more positive experience, I'd love to hear that.
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