Latest News about Tier 2 Work Permit Visa and Sponsorship Licence

A Sponsorship Licence allows UK employers and education-providers to sponsor non-EEA nationals to work or study in the UK.
Thursday, 21 February, 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 

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

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

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

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

By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors

At first glance, the EU settlement scheme fees do not sound that much. The fee is £65 per adult and £32.50 per child. However, for a family of two adults and two children that is £260 to find. Not a small amount if you are a low paid EU migrant worker.

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

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

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

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

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