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The question “Can Filipinos visit and work in the UK?” is a question that our Tagalog fluent paralegal, Kristine Lauriaga is frequently asked. Kristine thought we should post a blog to answer some of the most popular questions that the best London immigration solicitors are asked about Filipinos visiting and working in the UK.

 
Friday, 17 May, 2019
 

 

OTS Solicitors are delighted to introduce Toby Hiscock who works as a paralegal in the general immigration and Family Law departments at OTS Solicitors.

  

Oshin Shahiean, managing partner, says,

 
Thursday, 16 May, 2019
 
 

OTS Solicitors are delighted to announce that Kristine Lauriaga has joined OTS Solicitors as a paralegal in the individual immigration and Business Immigration departments. 

 
Thursday, 16 May, 2019
 
 

There have been conflicting news reports in the media that the queen has custody of baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. From the pictures in the media of Prince Harry, keeping a firm grip on a heavily swaddled baby Archie, with his wife Meghan’s guiding arm to the touching picture of the child’s paternal great grandparents and maternal grandmother gathering around the baby, the story all appears to be a bit of a nonsense.

 
Monday, 13 May, 2019
 
 

The introduction of the new Start-up visa and Innovator Visa has led to the top London immigration solicitors receiving a flurry of questions from entrepreneurs and start-up business owners about the new business visa options. 

 
The popular questions posed to the best London immigration solicitors from young entrepreneurs looking to set up business in the UK are: 
 
Friday, 10 May, 2019
 
 

It has been a very busy and successful few months on the Investor Visa front at OTS Solicitors. In March 2019, the Home Office released new guidance on applications for UK Tier 1 (Investor) Visas. The top London immigration solicitors studied the Home Office Investor Visa guidance rapidly as some investor client applications for Investor Visas were awaiting approval from the Home Office and others were awaiting submission. 

 
Friday, 10 May, 2019
Child abduction


Most people have read that family and children court cases heard in England are clouded in secrecy, with the courts keeping the names of the parents involved in Children Act court proceedings confidential. This is done in order to preserve the anonymity of the children caught up in court battles between parents. However, one mother has been named by the English family court, as part of a court ruling to try to get the mother to comply with court orders and return her children to the UK.

 
Tuesday, 30 April, 2019
Immigration English Test Claims
The Guardian newspaper has reported this week that the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is the latest Immigration scandal in the pipeline. The news report calls for the Home Office to act now to avoid a similar claims debacle to that created by the Immigration hostile environment policy and the aftermath of Windrush.
 
Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

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Tuesday, 30 April, 2019
 
 

What does the case of Balajigari v Secretary of State for the Home Department mean for migrants facing the hostile environment policy?

 

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019
UK Immigration and US Tax Implication
 

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. 

 
Tuesday, 30 April, 2019
Graduate Entrepreneur visa advice
 

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:

 
• Are a graduate; and 
• Have been officially endorsed as having a credible and genuine business idea; and 
Tuesday, 30 April, 2019
Breaking news Julian Assange

 

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”.

 

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

 

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.

 

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019
No Fault Divorce Solicitors

 

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.

 

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019
Home Office Endorsing Bodies

 

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.     

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

 

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. 

 
Tuesday, 30 April, 2019
Brexit delay

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.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

By Stephen Slater, Senior Caseworker and In-House Advocate at OTS Solicitors 

Friday, 22 March, 2019

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.

Friday, 22 March, 2019
Hans Sok Appadu and Teni Shahiean talk to students on the Legal Practice Course at Westminster University about Hans' experience on embarking on a career as a London Immigration solicitor  
 
Thursday, 21 March, 2019
UK Innovator visa scheme replaces the Entrepreneur Visa and creates new business visa options.
 
Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

Not only politicians and business owners are preparing for Brexit.

Monday, 11 March, 2019
By Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors and Oshin Shahiean, Managing Partner at OTS Solicitors  
 
Friday, 08 March, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

Thursday, 07 March, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

It sometimes feels as if we are being bombarded by news on Brexit with hourly updates on the prospects of there being a deal or no-deal exit from the EU.

Friday, 01 March, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors   
 
Wednesday, 27 February, 2019

We have written about Right to Work checks before, but as immigration solicitors in London with top employment solicitors making up part of our team, the importance of getting right to work checks right is something that we’re very much aware of.

Friday, 22 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
As a London Immigration solicitor, I am often asked the question “what happens if my visa expires?”. If your UK visa expires while you are in the UK, you are classed as an “overstayer”.
Thursday, 21 February, 2019
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 
 
Deportation has been back in the news in recent weeks with the recommencement of “deportation flights” from the UK to Jamaica after the cessation of such flights in light of the Windrush scandal. 
 
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019

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.

Friday, 08 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Thursday, 07 February, 2019
By Vishal Makol, senior solicitor at OTS Solicitors 
 
Thursday, 07 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors  
 
Monday, 04 February, 2019

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