You may have thought that the whole world was focused on the safe arrival of Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s bundle of joy. Speculation is reaching a crescendo on when the birth will take place at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, whether it will be a prince or princess, the all-important name, and the first photographs of mother and baby.
The government keeps saying that whatever happens with Brexit, the UK is open to business and innovation. If you are a graduate with a business idea, then one means of entering the UK is to apply for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa.
A graduate is eligible to apply for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa if they:
The Home Secretary, Savid Javid has tweeted that “nearly 7yrs after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK ... No one is above the law”.
Back in 2018, the government said that they would be introducing the Start-up visa. The March 2019 statement of changes to the Immigration Rules and guidance from the Home Office on the new Start-up visa, gives top London immigration solicitors more information about the new visa category.
It is the news that top London divorce solicitors have been waiting for: the introduction of no fault or no blame divorce proceedings in England and Wales.
It is hot off the press and long awaited by the top London immigration solicitors. The Home Office has this week announced the identities of the Endorsing Bodies who are approved to endorse visa applicants for the new Start-up visa and Innovator Visa.
The two new visas, Innovator and Start-up, opened to applicants on the 29th March 2019. As a first stage in the visa application process for either an Innovator Visa or Start-up Visa, an applicant has to secure endorsement from a Home Office approved Endorsing Body.
On 29 March 2019, the Home Office released its guidance on applications for UK Tier 1 (Investor) Visas. The guidance follows the Home Office statement of changes setting out its planned amendments to UK Immigration Rules. The statement, released on the 7 March, contained the changes to the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa.
Just when we thought Brexit could not get any more confusing or the politicians could not think of any more options to put before parliament, they have.
By Stephen Slater, Senior Caseworker and In-House Advocate at OTS Solicitors
So far, 2019 has been a brilliant year for OTS Solicitors. We were all still delighted by our inclusion in the leading law directory, Legal 500, for our expertise in business immigration law when we discovered that we had won the award for the Most Innovative Business Immigration Law Firm 2019 from SME News. That is a great achievement for a firm that was only set up five years ago.
Not only politicians and business owners are preparing for Brexit.
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.
By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors
By Vishal Makol, senior solicitor at OTS Solicitors