Latest News about Immigration

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

As reported in the national press, London immigration solicitors, OTS Solicitors, are currently representing an English teacher from Mexico who has been refused a visa because the English language test that she took in 2017 is not approved by the Secretary of State.

Friday, 07 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

Many of the best immigration lawyers in London will welcome a recent study by 3 respected academic institutions which suggests that visa restrictions are not delivering the intended drop in Immigration to the UK and have actually led to a rise in illegal Immigration.

Tuesday, 14 August, 2018
The UK has always been a hugely popular destination for South African nationals – something that many of the best immigration lawyers in London are very much aware of as they regularly advise South African nationals on the various visa routes that are available to them. Statistics suggest that in 2017, there were 210,000 people born in South Africa who were living in the UK. This makes up almost a quarter of South Africans living overseas.
Monday, 13 August, 2018

Our primary concern at OTS Solicitors is ensuring that, as top immigration solicitors, we deliver successful outcomes to our clients. However, we consider that as immigration lawyers, particularly in today’s political climate, we have a vital role in providing accurate analysis and comment on Immigration law in the UK today.

Thursday, 09 August, 2018

Many top immigration lawyers would agree that the issue of Immigration was one of the key drivers behind the ‘leave’ vote in the so-called Brexit referendum.

Thursday, 02 August, 2018

Our EEA immigration solicitors recently explained how changes in the latest EEA regulations (that came into force on 24th July 2018) now allow dual UK/EU citizens the opportunity to rely on EU rules regarding a spouse even if

Wednesday, 01 August, 2018
By Dr Harry Hagopian
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

There is a new section in the immigration rules called Appendix EU which specifically governs the basis on which EU nationals may apply under the settled status registration scheme. Settled status is the new legal status of EU citizens after the UK leaves the EU. 

Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

By Hans Sok Appady and Teni Shahian

Monday, 30 July, 2018

Back in May 2018, Immigration appeal solicitors welcomed the announcement that the Home Office had set up a team dedicated to reviewing cases where appeals had been pending for more than 20 weeks. The announcement came in response to revelations of excessive waiting times – of up to 12 months between the date of decision and the date of the Immigration appeal hearing.

Monday, 30 July, 2018

We are delighted to announce that our Legal 500 recommended Immigration law team has recently secured a rare victory in an in-country Adult Dependant Relative appeal.

Monday, 30 July, 2018
immigration lawyers and anyone with an interest in EEA Immigration will be interested to see the widening of the definition of primary carer in the updated E
Thursday, 26 July, 2018
Any employer wanting to employ overseas nationals from outside the EU will be advised by their Immigration lawyer that they not only need to obtain a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence, they must remain compliant with the conditions of the
Thursday, 26 July, 2018

British citizenship lawyers will be shocked to see that the 10 years between 2007 and 2017 saw a dramatic peak in instances of nullification of British citizenship – with a massive 176 cases occurring in 2013.

Friday, 20 July, 2018

Donald Trump and Brexit both seem to be fuelled in a large part by concern about Immigration, something that has concerned the best immigration lawyers in London for some time.

Thursday, 19 July, 2018
Reviews and Testimonials

We are always delighted to receive feedback from our clients about our legal services. These are some of the wonderful testimonials we just received for our Personal and Business Immigration lawyers Ms. Yasmin Burton and Mr. Hans Sok Appadu: 


Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

By Kasia Janucik

Monday, 16 July, 2018

EEA immigration solicitors will be pleased to see that the latest version of the EEA Regulations – which come into force on 24th July 2018, will confirm that those with dual nationality with another EU member state retain the

Friday, 13 July, 2018