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.
Immigration Solicitors have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Why?
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The recent wake of media and public attention on the difficulties of Caribbean migrants caused by the hostile or “compliant” environment, purposely created by Theresa May and continued by her successor Amber Rudd has come to boiling point.
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.
From all the Solicitors and teams at OTS Solicitors, we welcome everyone into the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog!
By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors
An op-ed piece in the Guardian newspaper this morning by Claude Moraes, a Labour MEP representing London, and a Chair of the European parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee has raised concerns that the Government may use the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) to create an even more ‘hostile environment’ for migrants.
OTS Solicitors is highly recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and human rights law. We have also been selected by the 2017 Global Excellence Awards as the Most Trusted in immigration law: UK. We provide the best legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the UK, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.
OTS Solicitors is highly recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and human rights law. We have also been selected by the 2017 Global Excellence Awards as the Most Trusted in immigration law: UK. We provide the best legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the UK and the Middle East.
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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.
Having lived in the UK for many years, many migrants have made the country their home. The idea of returning to their original country is ludicrous, given they may have no contacts, support, or connections, or even speak the local language.
Under current immigration rules, most of the leave to remain categories in the UK require the applicant to prove their knowledge of English language. Throughout the years, tens of thousands of people have relied on test providers to meet these requirements and secure their entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK.
Together with numerous changes brought to life by the immigration Act 2014 that affect immigrants, some of its provisions have a significant impact for a broad segment of UK population. Starting from April 2015 the section 22 of this act came to force nationwide affecting the landlord and tenants alike.
As of 6th April 2017, some immigration fees are have been increased. Areas that will be impacted the most include:
The British and Chinese have a rich and diverse history in each other’s nations. Since the 1800s Chinese nationals have been making the UK their home and today, more Chinese migrants arrive in the UK than from any other country.
Imagine being bundled into a van, taken to the airport and placed on a flight to your home country. You have no opportunity to contact your immigration lawyer, collect fresh clothes and have, at best, around £12 in your pocket.
You are also being separated from your husband of 27 years, who is unwell, your two adult sons and a granddaughter, who you have been only allowed to say goodbye to via a quick phone call.
Home Secretary, Amber Rudd has announced that the child refugee scheme (known as the Dubs scheme), in which the Government pledged to accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees is to close early, despite only admitting 350 children.
The announcement was sneaked out yesterday during the Brexit Bill debate, no doubt in the hope that it would be missed and escape scrutiny.
For refugees who have found the courage to leave their home and everything they have known because of the dangers they face in their native nation, achieving Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in a safe, prosperous country such as Britain is a dream come true. However, as the best Immigration Solicitors will tell you,
Congratulations! You have completed the necessary time required on a particular visa or immigration route and you are ready to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. According to your immigration lawyer, you meet all the necessary residency requirements, having done your best to ensure you have spent the required amount of time in the country, n
On the 16th November, the Supreme Court handed down the long awaited decision of Makhlouf v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 59.
In this case the judges were asked to consider by the appellant’s solicitors how to balance the best interests of a child with the immigration rules and regulations.
The facts of the case
Louise and John Talbot have lived in Dorset for six years while helping their sons establish a cattle farm, but they've been ordered by the Home Office to leave the country after falling into "a grey area" in the rules.
Our client, MO, is a national of Nigeria. He entered the country as a visitor to visit his four children. Due to improved relationship with his ex-wife, he received opportunity to become more involved in his children's lives. He applied to remain in the UK to be able to maintain closer relationship with his children. A private and family life application was submitted to the Home Office on behalf of our client by his previous representatives.
By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors
Yesterday, David Cameron faced his last question time in the Commons before heading to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to Her Majesty, the Queen.
From this point, Teresa May will be our Prime Minister.
Presiding over arguably the worst crisis the country has faced since World War II, Ms May’s first job has been to name her Cabinet.
By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors