Latest News about Immigration

Caroline Nokes recently told members of parliament that employers will have to check their EU employee’s eligibility to work in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, 09 November, 2018

To what extent should a parent’s behaviour have an impact on whether or not a child is deported from the UK or faces a future in the UK without a parent? This was one of the questions considered by judges in the Supreme Court hearing the Immigration Law case of KO (Nigeria) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department.  

Wednesday, 07 November, 2018

Top London immigration solicitors may speculate why the 5 November was chosen by Home Office officials to launch the new UKVI immigration application process. Maybe it is not an auspicious date given the potential for fireworks and complaints about the new application procedures.

Wednesday, 07 November, 2018

For most would be parents the laws on adoption are a minefield of confusing rules and regulations. Adoptive parents can feel overwhelmed by the emotional drain of the adoption process. The proceedings can feel even more challenging when parents are also having to get to grips with issues surrounding foreign or intercountry adoption and the immigration and nationality status of their adopted child. 

Monday, 29 October, 2018

When people decide to set up their own company they often do not appreciate the vast array of roles they will end up undertaking in the early days of their business enterprise; from ordering the stationary , sorting out routine repairs and trying to cover  the company’s marketing , technology and human resource requirements.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018
The immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2018 amends the immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/792).
Friday, 12 October, 2018
Whether you’re a leaver or remainer, one thing is very clear – post-Brexit, the immigration regime is going to look very different, and London immigration solicitors – and particularly
Wednesday, 10 October, 2018

The Court of Appeal has recently delivered something of a landmark judgment, of interest to all immigration lawyers concerning the detention of Asylum seekers under the Dublin III regulations, and could lead to the payment of damages to many more who have experienced false imprisonment by the UK immigration

Tuesday, 09 October, 2018

Applying for settlement – also called Indefinite Leave to Remain – in the UK is not as simple as having lived here for a number of years, as experienced British Citizenship lawyers will explain.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

It has come to our attention that London immigration solicitors Lupins immigration, also known as Lawrence Lupin Solicitors, has ceased trading.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

Theresa May has outlined her plans for post-Brexit immigration policy in the UK, and as many immigration solicitors in London feared, it will end preferential treatment for EU workers, and create a system of

Wednesday, 03 October, 2018

Obtaining your UK visa to come and live, study or work in the UK, with or without the input of a Legal 500 immigration solicitor, is a real achievement – but what happens if your situation changes?

Monday, 01 October, 2018

After some time in the UK, it’s common for some people to consult a British Citizenship lawyer with a view to obtaining naturalisation as a British citizen.

Monday, 01 October, 2018

OTS Solicitors are delighted to announce that Teni Shahiean, co-founder and recommended Legal 500 lawyer, will be taking part in a panel discussion on equality in the legal industry at the Royal courts of Justice. The event will feature a number of inspirational women lawyers and OTS are proud to be involved. 

Monday, 01 October, 2018

The cost of applying for a visa to live or work in the UK can be almost prohibitively expensive for many – as any UK immigration lawyer will tell you – and there does not appear to be any indication that immigration and visa fees are likely to reduce in the coming months especially with

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

A visit visa is available to someone who wants to come to the UK for less than 6 months and for many with relatives and friends in the UK, it’s a vital mechanism to allow family relationships to be maintained when people live in different places, either because they choose to do so or because, as London immigration appeal lawyers are only too aware, they cannot satisfy the UK’s stringent rules on family settlement.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

The UK’s family visa covers a number of different visa routes, familiar to the best immigration solicitors in London, including the UK fiancé visa and UK spouse visa.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

As most experienced EEA immigration solicitors are aware, immigration rules relating to EU citizens are more generous than the UK’s domestic immigration rules.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

As our UK immigration lawyers noted back in June, the announcement of a new ‘start up’ visa created some interest, not least because of speculation around which visa route the new start up visa would replace.

Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Top immigration lawyers in London weren’t the only cohort to eagerly anticipate the publication yesterday of the Migration Advisory Committee’s report on EEA Migration in the UK.

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

London immigration solicitors, along with many others interested in the UK’s current and future climate, are anticipating a report from the Migration Advisory Committee looking at the economic and social impact of Brexit.

Monday, 17 September, 2018

EEA immigration solicitors have long observed the benefits of the EU freedom of movement rules. There has been a steady exchange of EU citizens and UK citizens as individuals take advantage of wider horizons to travel and work elsewhere.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

While British Citizenship lawyers are often approached to discuss applications for naturalisation as a British citizen by adults, the British Citizenship of under 18s is also a key issue.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

A common question asked of many immigration lawyers is how to stay in the UK after studying. This is unsurprising given that many overseas students spend several years living in the UK, forming relationships and adapting to life in the UK. As the end of their time in the UK under their student visa approaches, a significant number will explore the options for staying.

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

As reported recently by the BBC, immigration solicitors in London have recently learned that over 1,000 children entitled to British passports have had their applications for renewal refused – because of a Home Office error.

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

In the midst of the Windrush scandal, another important topic, one that’s sadly familiar to London immigration solicitors.

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

The impact of Brexit remains a primary concern for many immigration solicitors in London, not just for the impact it is likely to have on individuals, but for many UK industries that rely on EU citizens to plug gaps in the UK labour market.

Monday, 10 September, 2018

Choosing an immigration lawyer is one of the most important decisions you may have to make, and simply googling ‘immigration lawyer near me’ is not enough to ensure you instruct the best immigration lawyers for your situation.

Thursday, 06 September, 2018

divorce is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life – but combine divorce with concerns over immigration status, and whether you talk to divorce lawyers in London or a UK

Thursday, 06 September, 2018

immigration lawyers have never been busier, and equally, immigration has never been such a hot topic.

Monday, 03 September, 2018

A few months back, top immigration lawyers welcomed the UK Government’s commitment to address the plight of the Windrush generation. However, many immigration solicitors remained sceptical that the Windrush Scheme, and associated Windrush taskforce would deal effectively with the injustice that many Commonwealth citizens have faced for many years.

Thursday, 30 August, 2018

The visit visa, contained in Appendix V of the UK’s immigration rules may seem like one of the more straightforward visa routes to the UK, but few immigration lawyers will be surprised to know that in 2017, there were over 260,000 visit visa refusals.

Wednesday, 29 August, 2018

Following divorce, it is not uncommon for a parent to wish to move to a new geographic location with the child or children of the relationship. As good family solicitors will understand, the already complex provisions relating to relocation become even more so where there is an international element to the original relationship and the parent seeking to move intends to relocate abroad.

Friday, 24 August, 2018

An employer may consider that the only immigration issues that apply in the workplace are those connected with recruitment and ensuring that all staff have the right to work in the UK. This is, of course, a big issue for all employers, with fines running to thousands of pounds for those who have not followed the right to work checks correctly.

Friday, 24 August, 2018

Readers – including other immigration solicitors in London - may have read the recent news story concerning a chess prodigy, Shreyas Royal, who was facing the possibility of being deported from the UK when his father’s visa expired because he was unable, as a child, to take advantage of a Tier 1 exceptional talent visa.

Friday, 17 August, 2018
Any immigration lawyer considering immigration bail in 2018 may well be horrified at the chaos that now seems to reign following the introduction of the new immigration Act bail system.
Friday, 17 August, 2018

The UK Government’s much criticised immigration targets are once again under fire as the Confederation of British Industry calls for a new approach to migrant workers and immigration, a step welcomed by top UK immigration lawyers OTS Solicitors. 

Friday, 17 August, 2018
With Brexit looming, many immigration solicitors have been looking to the future of immigration in the UK, but it’s important to remember that for the moment, nothing has changed – as the publication of the latest amendments to the
Thursday, 16 August, 2018
In what most of the best immigration solicitors consider will probably be the final amendments to the EEA Regulations, which came into force on 24th July 2018, it’s worth taking note of changes to exclusion orders and deportation orders, and also deportation and
Tuesday, 14 August, 2018