Helping employees relocate to a foreign destination can be a daunting task. Identifying visa requirements and understanding employment law, local rules and regulations, permit processes and the like can quickly become difficult and stressful for all involved. There’s also little evidence to suggest it’s going to get any easier.

To succeed therefore requires a global capability for managing immigration in an intelligent, cost-effective way – backed up by local insights and legal expertise to help ensure you’re heading in the right direction.

Santa Fe Relocation understand that immigration and international employment law requires a specific skill set and expert knowledge that is not available inside most businesses. Our goal is therefore to provide this expertise, and to take away the associated hard work and hassle. We have one of the largest and most experienced visa and immigration legal practices in the global mobility business.

Santa Fe Relocation provides visa and immigration assistance and advice to secure the required permits on a global basis. Our aim is to coordinate and manage the visa and immigration process with the relevant authorities on behalf of the relocating employee in an intelligent and cost-effective way. During this process, we liaise with HR departments and assignees to ensure that all visa and immigration permits are compliant with local requirements.

Services we offer

  • Visa and immigration consulting
  • Business Visas, Residence Permits and Work Permits worldwide
  • Compliance support and audits
  • Consular services
  • Re-entry permits
  • Notarisation of documents
  • Local required registration
  • Translations
  • Global renewal tracking
  • Training and education for HR teams

Our People

Our dedicated immigration team is headquartered in the UK, with regional leadership in Singapore, Houston and Paris. The team comprises circa 180 specialists based across 47 countries worldwide who include immigration lawyers, former immigration officials, local experts and graduates from Santa Fe Relocation’s graduate scheme.

By working with us, you’ll have access to one of the largest and most experienced visa and immigration practices in the global mobility arena. To this we can add our extensive partner network, which helps enhance the comprehensive immigration services we can offer your business – and ensures complete coverage to all key global destinations.

Working with Santa Fe Relocation, you’ll have access to a comprehensive range of in-house capabilities and market-leading technologies that combine to deliver a unique mix of flexible services, global best practice, and local ‘in-country’ know-how. What’s more, we are trusted to deliver on our promises, and offer results-based accountability at each step along the journey. For proof we can point you to the 40,000 Visa and Immigration cases we successfully complete each year, and a client list that features almost half the Fortune 100 companies.

Business Travel Visas

Prior to the Covid 19 pandemic business travel had become more easily accessible, yet increasingly complex. These complexities have increased greatly as a result of the pandemic and are extremely volatile as countries change their rules and regulations frequently. See our insights paper on Covid 19 and Immigration here for more information.

Your travellers should not have to worry about going through a complicated process to obtain visas and passports. To provide you with an end to end digital solution for business travel Santa Fe has partnered with VisaHQ and Tracker Software Technologies to combine the best in modern technology and personalised professional services to streamline the entire visa tracking and application process from start to finish. And we are delighted to introduce our new partner Dwellworks who can provide access to a range of short term serviced apartment lets for those who wish to avoid potentially crowded hotel experiences.

Our partnerships deliver benefits such as a time saving online visa and passport application platform along with a team of client service experts, all-inclusive pricing, and available automatic visa and tax alerts and notifications sent immediately after a traveller books an itinerary as well as access to a wide range of short term accommodation around the world. With Santa Fe Immigration, your travellers will be put at ease each and every time they need to travel abroad.

  • A new approach to travel documents – Travellers will no longer manually complete paper applications forms. The process takes place entirely online in a secure, GDPR compliant environment powered by an intuitive SmartForm™
  • A dedicated online application platform — Your travellers will apply for travel documents via Santa Fe’s technology platform. For clients wanting additional control, custom solutions are available and can be built to your exact specifications.
  • Global coverage — With a presence in every region of the world, Santa Fe can offer your programme a consolidated global solution while providing consistency and dependability for your travellers.
  • Preferred pricing & complimentary extras — As part of our partnership, your travellers will receive preferred pricing along with complimentary extras such as photo printing and document scanning, all at no extra cost.
  • Personalised client service — Accessible via phone, email, or live chat, your travellers will enjoy direct access to a global team of experts that can provide guidance in even the most complicated visa scenarios.
  • Short term serviced accommodation—Accessible through our partnership with Dwellworks whose local knowledge and in-market networks provide high-quality, personally previewed options for every temporary accommodation need. They’re able to customize options to fit any visit, so whether guests are in town for a few days or six months, they’ve got great choices at competitive prices!

Our Business Traveller Tool has been specially designed by visa and immigration specialists to help companies manage the risks, security concerns and compliance overheads of handling immigration, tax and social security regulations across borders.

And once you know you need a visa you can go directly to our online portal to initiate your visa application on our new easy to use business visa platform.

And when your visa is secured you can go directly to Dwellworks to select a suitable serviced apartment in a location to suit you.

Contact us

Let our global team of local specialists guide you through the immigration process. Working with the same technology worldwide, our teams adhere to the same methods and standards wherever they are.

For more information about our business Visa & Immigration services, please contact Santa Fe or check the rest of our Relocation and Destination & corporate consulting services.

Business visa & immigration

  • Corporate level consulting
  • Assessment consultations
  • Consular services
  • Employment permits
  • Compliance support
  • Training and education
  • Guidance and advisory notes

Moving services

  • Home-to-home
  • Quality packing and unpacking
  • Sea/Air/Road transport
  • Customs clearance
  • Move management
  • Shipment protection
  • Secure storage

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Whether you are moving locally or internationally we are here to help you. Get in touch now to speak with one of our consultants.


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