Latest News about Immigration

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

We keep hearing from politicians that Britain is “open for business” and, in light of Brexit, will encourage global trade.

Friday, 21 December, 2018

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors in London

Top London immigration solicitors have been waiting 18 months for the release of the government white paper on Immigration. It was finally released on Wednesday the 19th of December. 

Thursday, 20 December, 2018

In a week of politics that defies description, it would be easy to forget that on the 18th of December the Immigration health surcharge has risen.

For some individuals the amount payable for the surcharge has risen by 100%.

That is a big increase. It is also a lot more money for people to find when paying for visa applications. 

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors 

On Thursday, the 6 December OTS Solicitors posted a blog stating that the Tier 1 Investor Visa would be suspended with effect from Friday the 7 December 2018.

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018
Tier 1 Entrepreneur

By Ms. Saida Ahmed and Ms. Bhavini Bhatt of OTS Solicitors

Friday, 07 December, 2018

After another tumultuous week in British politics over Brexit, the media is speculating on whether the government will achieve a signed Brexit deal or whether the country will end up with no deal

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

After a very hectic couple of days at the London Business Show 2018 we are now back at the offices of OTS Solicitors looking back on a very busy few days.  We never realised that talking business could be such fun but with OTS Solicitors attending, exhibiting and speaking at the UK’s biggest business show with its 25,000 visitors we all thoroughly enjoyed the event. We will be booking our tickets and stand for the London Business Show 2019.

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

Many of the best immigration lawyers have long criticised the UK Immigration system. It’s incredibly complex, the interface between applicants and case workers is often hard to navigate, and applications are often expensive and time consuming, not to mention the length of time it can take for decisions to be forthcoming.

Friday, 23 November, 2018

Citizenship is one of those funny concepts, difficult for anyone who is not a top London Immigration solicitor to define, but we all know that citizenship is important. It helps define us and who we are. In the UK, citizenship is gained through:

• Birth; or

• Parentage; or

Friday, 23 November, 2018

Top London immigration solicitors are often asked questions about the Immigration skills charge and its impact on employers. In essence, if a company wants to:

Friday, 23 November, 2018

OTS Solicitors are delighted and very proud to announce that Hans Sok Appadu has qualified as a solicitor after 4 years of working at OTS Solicitors in London, initially as a paralegal and latterly as a trainee solicitor.  

Friday, 23 November, 2018

The title of this article may sound a bit of a political hot topic but the question ‘’do I have to pay for National Health Service treatment?’’ is a question that top London immigration solicitors are frequently asked.

Thursday, 22 November, 2018

You would think that the rules on sponsoring adult dependants to join family members living in the UK would be simple and straight forward but that is just not the case. The uncertainty of whether or not a loved one can join you in the UK can result in a lot of stress and anxiety. At OTS Solicitors our specialist immigration solicitors regularly advise individuals on their options to achieve their dependant’s arrival in the UK.

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

immigration solicitors have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Why?

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

The one job that most London employment lawyers know that they have not got the skill set to carry out is employment as a human resources manager.

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

The UK music industry is one of the most vibrant in the world, making it a key fixture on the touring schedule of any international musician or group.

Monday, 19 November, 2018

In a recent report The All Party Parliamentary Group for international students has called for:

• The  removal of students from UK Immigration targets;

• A target to grow international student numbers;

• The implementation of a post-study work visa to allow international students up to two years of work experience in the UK;

Monday, 19 November, 2018

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

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