A GLOBAL immigration technology company, is hoping to revolutionise short-term immigration and visa compliance – with an Aberdeen businessman playing a key role in the start-up’s growth strategy.
Nomadic’s next-generation application is transformational for business travellers, including those in the energy sector, says Neil Thomson, the founder of The Visa Team, an Aberdeen-headquartered company which was acquired by US firm Nomadic in February last year.
Launched at the start of 2020, Nomadic was founded to bring an automated technological approach to the immigration compliance side of short-term travel.
It provides an end-to-end solution for international compliance, as companies contend with Covid-19, Brexit and continual changes to travel and immigration rules. The digital platform is used by oil and gas firms, including one with more than 50,000 staff worldwide.
Mr Thomson said: “Many companies are looking for the end-to-end solution for the whole immigration compliance ecosystem of business travel, and our technology fills that void.
“The consequences of non-adherence with immigration rules can range from fines and detention to employer sanctions, and our technology – allied to the capabilities of a team of leading professionals – is transformational in terms of managing risks.”
The firm has plans to open additional offices in North America, India, Singapore, Australia and across Europe. It already works with more than 80 partners worldwide to cover 170 countries.
Mr Thomson, who is based in Westhill, near Aberdeen, said: “The consequences of non-adherence with immigration rules can range from fines and detention to employer sanctions, and our technology – allied to the capabilities of a team of leading professionals – is transformational in terms of managing risks.”
Nomadic’s technology makes sure users are travel-ready, meeting stringent immigration, documentation, and health criteria.
The assessment tool can flag Covid-19 vaccination status and quarantine rules. In addition, optional GPS capabilities support traceability of staff for ongoing compliance support, risk management and duty of care responsibilities.
The app can also integrate with third-party post-trip tax reporting systems and multiple other applications.
Mr Thomson launched The Visa Team after being made redundant, along with thousands of other North Sea workers, during the oil and gas downturn of 2015.
He said: “The Visa Team, with its market footprint and specialist expertise, was a perfect fit for Nomadic and the acquisition was a logical step forward.
“Aberdeen and the wider energy sector represent incredibly important market opportunities for Nomadic and our game-changing solution.”