Latest News about Tier 2 Work Permit Visa and Sponsorship Licence

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

As the best immigration lawyers in London know, Immigration Law and employment law do not always sit easily together.

Tuesday, 30 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

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
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
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

business immigration law is a complex field – and for many companies and businesses in the UK, advice from immigration solicitors is a regular requirement.

Monday, 02 July, 2018

Along with other top immigration solicitors in London, OTS Solicitors were delighted to learn that doctors and nurses are to be removed from the Tier 2 skilled worker cap, meaning the NHS will be free to recruit from overseas and fill critical vacancies.

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018
By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors
Friday, 15 June, 2018

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, OTS Solicitors were thrilled to have been awarded the business immigration Firm of the Year - UK award by Corporate Insider. The award itself has now arrived, reminding us of what a great honour this is - real recognition of all the hard work the team has put in since 2014 when OTS Solicitors was founded by Oshin Shahiean and Teni Shahiean.

Friday, 15 June, 2018
Relaxation of Tier 2 visa rules will allow more doctors to come to the UK
It’s been reported that the Tier 2 visa rules are to be relaxed imminently to allow more doctors to come to the UK to fill posts in hospitals and GP surgeries. The announcement is expected to be made at the end of the week, following intensive lobbying of the Prime Minister, Theresa May, by both the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and the Hoe Secretary Sajid Javid.
Thursday, 14 June, 2018

We are always happy to receive feedback from our clients about our legal services. These are some of the wonderful words our clients have to say about us:

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

The tech sector is the latest area of Britain's economy to be hit by the Tier 2 Cap imposed by the Home Office. The cap limits the number of skilled workers who can come to take up roles they have already been offered the UK using the Tier 2 business immigration route.

Friday, 18 May, 2018
Designed to encourage ‘the brightest and best’ to come and work in the UK and share their talent and skills, while limiting the number of people who can come to the UK overall from outside the EU/EEA, many of the best immigration solicitors in London are starting to see the negative impact of the
Thursday, 10 May, 2018

It is with great anticipation and pleasure that we can let you know that due to our rapid growth and expansion we have now taken further offices in Chancery Lane.  Please note that from the 12th of March 2018 we will see all of our clients at our new offices located at 25 Southampton Buildings WC2A 1AL.

Your loyal business and support is one of the main reasons why we have grown so rapidly over the years. We look forward to seeing you at our new address.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning the new location or our services.

Thursday, 08 March, 2018

By Teni Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

The NHS is facing a staffing crisis.  Following the EU referendum in 2016, fewer EEA nationals are coming to the UK to fill critical positions in Britain’s hospitals and GP surgeries.

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

From all the Solicitors and teams at OTS Solicitors, we welcome everyone into the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog!

Friday, 16 February, 2018

Location: City of London offices [Fleet Street/Chancery Lane]

Salary: Competitive and Bonus Package 

Type: Full-time

The firm:

Saturday, 06 January, 2018
Successful visa application

By Teni Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

Wednesday, 01 November, 2017
r Lusine Navasardyan at an event organised by the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce

OTS business immigration specialist spoke at an event organised by the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce last week.  They gave insight to the audience on the impact Brexit may have on Romanian businesses in the UK.  

Monday, 16 October, 2017
OTS Solicitors Ranked In The Legal 500

OTS Solicitors is proud to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500.

It is almost unprecedented that a firm established only two and half years ago has made it into this prestigious publication.

Thursday, 12 October, 2017
monarch airline

By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

After months of speculation, Monarch Airlines was put into administration yesterday.  Blair Nimmo, Partner at KPMG and Joint Administrator at Monarch Airlines Limited stated:

Tuesday, 03 October, 2017
Business Man Applying for Tier 2 General Visa

Thousands of people dream of coming to the UK to work.  As one of London’s top immigration lawyers, we work with some of the world’s best talent in multiple fields, helping them obtain the right visa for their needs.  Whether you are a top tech talent looking to gain experience in London’s Silicon Roundabout or a Antipodean who is not ready to go back home and settle down, a Tier 2 (General) Visa provides ent

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Immigration Law Book

British curry houses are a well-loved institution.  But last week, owners reported to The Guardian that they are being unfairly targeted in immigration raids conducted by the Home Office, designed to apprehend illegal workers.

Monday, 18 September, 2017
Employment law document

Employers and HR directors of businesses that hold a UK Sponsor Licence have many duties and responsibilities set out by the home office.  The broadest of these is to ‘comply with UK law’. 

Friday, 01 September, 2017
Understanding Right To Work Checks Image

UK Sponsor Licence holders have many duties and responsibilities which must be complied with; one of these is conducting right to work checks.

Monday, 21 August, 2017
International Talent in The Technology Sector

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

The tech sector in the UK has had plenty to be concerned about since Britain voted to leave the EU back in June 2016.  For an industry which thrives and depends on being able to quickly recruit the most creative, well-educated talent from all over the globe to ensure they can quickly scale-up when opportunities present themselves, the UK’s now imminent departure from the EU presents a serious challenge.

Friday, 04 August, 2017

Few HR directors and/or employers fully contemplate how complex, detailed and time-consuming UK Sponsor Licence compliance obligations and audit preparations are.  One of the best ways to ensure time spent on Sponsor Licence compliance is minimised is to instruct an experienced immigration solicitor to manage the

Monday, 10 July, 2017
Cancelled on blackboard to show Sponsor Licence Revoked or Suspended

For an employer who relies on talented migrants to grow their business, having their Sponsor Licence revoked or suspended can have catastrophic consequences.  Such an event can damage not only the productivity and turnover of an organisation, its reputation can also be affected.

There are several ways in which a sponsor can lose its licence or have it limited. These are:

Friday, 30 June, 2017
London Business People

By Kasia Janucik of OTS Solicitors

Whatever the economic climate, smart businesses are always looking to improve what they do and how they do it.  Business analysts and management consultants provide expertise and knowledge that is not available in-house, allowing Boards to implement changes that will add value and increase profit.

Friday, 16 June, 2017
UK 2017 voting polling station regarding immigration policies

The UK election is less than a week away, and as expected, immigration is a key issue in the main parties’ manifestos.

Monday, 05 June, 2017
Man filling in Sponsor Licence Application

When applying for a UK Sponsor Licence to enable you to hire non-EEA migrants, it is imperative that you understand the procedure.  Compliance is a vital part of the UK Sponsor Licence process; failure to follow the correct approach will most like

Thursday, 01 June, 2017

By Christopher McWatters, of Counsel 

Thursday, 25 May, 2017

Understanding the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) is a must for HR directors and employers who recruit talent from outside the EEA.  By instructing an experienced immigration solicitor, your organisation has the best chance of conducting an RLMT that is compliant with Home Office regulations.

Monday, 22 May, 2017

You need to look no further than the Conservative party manifesto to see how tough life could become for HR directors, employers, and migrants if they achieve success on 8th June.  And according to all polls and commentators, their victory will be resounding.

It is clear from the language used in the manifesto when discussing immigration that there will be little sympathy given to foreigners wishing to come to the UK, either to work, join family or study.  Consider the below statement:

Monday, 22 May, 2017

In accordance with the Asylum and immigration Act 1996, it is the employer’s legal obligation to prevent illegal working in the UK as it is against the law to employ an individual who does not possess the right to work.  Employers are therefore expected to undertake the relevant

Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Man Filling in Application Form

In these precarious political times, there is great comfort in knowing that you have Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) if you are an immigrant living in the UK.  With the help of an immigration lawyer who can submit the best application for ILR, mi

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
Business Man at Laptop

Few employers are aware that obtaining a UK Sponsor Licence is only half the battle when it comes to hiring workers on a Tier 2 or Tier 5 work visa.  Meeting regulatory compliance can be challenging and is usually best achieved by instructing an experienced immigration solicitor to advise your HR team.

Friday, 21 April, 2017