Latest News about Immigration

UK Innovator visa scheme replaces the entrepreneur visa and creates new business visa options.
 
Tuesday, 19 March, 2019
By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors and Oshin Shahiean, Managing Partner at OTS Solicitors  
 
Friday, 08 March, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

Thursday, 07 March, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

It sometimes feels as if we are being bombarded by news on Brexit with hourly updates on the prospects of there being a deal or no-deal exit from the EU.

Friday, 01 March, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors   
 
Wednesday, 27 February, 2019

We have written about Right to Work checks before, but as Immigration Solicitors in London with top employment solicitors making up part of our team, the importance of getting right to work checks right is something that we’re very much aware of.

Friday, 22 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
As a London immigration solicitor, I am often asked the question “what happens if my visa expires?”. If your UK visa expires while you are in the UK, you are classed as an “overstayer”.
Thursday, 21 February, 2019
A Sponsorship Licence allows UK employers and education-providers to sponsor non-EEA nationals to work or study in the UK.
Thursday, 21 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Deportation has been back in the news in recent weeks with the recommencement of “deportation flights” from the UK to Jamaica after the cessation of such flights in light of the Windrush scandal. 
 
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019

In today’s uncertain economic and geo-political times, it is more important than ever for parents to take steps to secure a high standard of education and a stable future for their children. The UK remains a popular location for study, work and ultimately, settlement, and offers several options for young people moving from study and into the next stage of life.

Friday, 08 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Thursday, 07 February, 2019
By Vishal Makol, senior solicitor at OTS Solicitors 
 
Thursday, 07 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors  
 
Monday, 04 February, 2019

By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors 

Friday, 01 February, 2019

By Vishal Makol, senior solicitor at OTS Solicitors

Thursday, 31 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Wednesday, 30 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
In a sign that the government is ramping up its preparation for a no deal exit from the European Union, the Home Office has released new policy guidance in the event the UK leaves the EU with no deal in place.
 
Wednesday, 30 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors  
 
Friday, 25 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Finally, some good news for beleaguered EU citizens living in the UK and debating whether to apply for settled status under the EU settlement scheme. The government has scrapped the £65 fee for adults and the reduced settlement scheme fee of £32.50 for children.
Wednesday, 23 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has again called for the end of settlement scheme fees for EU nationals applying for settled status in the UK.
 
Wednesday, 16 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner and solicitor at OTS Solicitors 

Wednesday, 09 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors  

Sometimes, you look at a couple and think how did they get together? If you are part of the Home Office investigation team then that is all part of the daily enquiries into migrants’ relationships and marriages.

Wednesday, 09 January, 2019

The latest report, in a long series of tribunal and court cases, has held that if an applicant decides to appeal against the refusal of an EEA residence card, the appeal application does not suspend the applicant’s removal from the UK.

Tuesday, 08 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

According to the latest available UK census figures, there were about 197,000 USA born citizens resident in the UK at the time of the census. 

Tuesday, 08 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

On the 31 December, the Home Office issued updated guidance on UK Visas and immigration inviting migrant applicants to participate in DNA testing to establish biological relationships.

Friday, 04 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

You suddenly realise that a deadline is looming and your visa will expire. This is usually when we get a call to ask if and how a visa can be extended.

Wednesday, 02 January, 2019

Top London immigration solicitors often receive questions about the Resident Labour Market Test.

Wednesday, 02 January, 2019

By Jordana Adams, solicitor at OTS Solicitors 

Christmas is a time of year to think about our children. Not just what presents they may be receiving but about their lives and futures.

Wednesday, 02 January, 2019

Many companies think that it is hard work to successfully apply for a licence to sponsor non EEA migrant workers. That is something that many top London immigration solicitors would agree with.

Friday, 28 December, 2018

Going through a Separation or Divorce can be a traumatic experience. However, the stress can be made worse if you are also worried about whether you can stay in the UK after your Divorce.

Friday, 28 December, 2018

By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors 

In a period of turbulent politics and confusion over Home Office conflicting announcements over Investor Visas, I am delighted to announce some good news emanating from the Home Office.  

Online right to work checks

Friday, 28 December, 2018

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

The Beatles classic track says “You can't buy me love” but families caught up in navigating the UK’s family immigration Rules may disagree.  

Friday, 28 December, 2018

It has been a busy period for top London immigration solicitors with the recent announcements from the immigration Minister, Caroline Nokes, on a range of new immigration measures including:

• The introduction of the Start –up visa. This visa was first announced in June; and 

Thursday, 27 December, 2018

You would think that the winner of ITV’s X Factor television programme would be feeling on the top of the world. After all he has come from singing on cruise ships to battling thousands of other singers to be crowned X Factor champion 2018. 

However, according to reports in the Sun newspaper, Dalton Harris’s attention is not just on his record deal and the X Factor tour but on his immigration status in the UK. 

Monday, 24 December, 2018

By Jordana Adams, solicitor  

The immigration rules sets out the criteria that an applicant must satisfy in order to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain as a victim of domestic abuse. 

Monday, 24 December, 2018

To a migrant employee it must feel as if an employer company holding a Sponsor Licence has enormous power over them and their future in the UK.

Friday, 21 December, 2018

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