Latest News about Business Visas

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

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

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

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

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  
Friday, 25 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

It has been a busy period for top London immigration solicitors with the recent announcements from the Immigration Minister, Caroline Nokes, on a range of new Immigration measures including:

• The introduction of the Start –up visa. This visa was first announced in June; and 

Thursday, 27 December, 2018

We keep hearing from politicians that Britain is “open for business” and, in light of Brexit, will encourage global trade.

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

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors 

On Thursday, the 6 December OTS Solicitors posted a blog stating that the Tier 1 Investor visa would be suspended with effect from Friday the 7 December 2018.

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

After a very hectic couple of days at the London Business Show 2018 we are now back at the offices of OTS Solicitors looking back on a very busy few days.  We never realised that talking business could be such fun but with OTS Solicitors attending, exhibiting and speaking at the UK’s biggest business show with its 25,000 visitors we all thoroughly enjoyed the event. We will be booking our tickets and stand for the London Business Show 2019.

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

Caroline Nokes recently told members of parliament that employers will have to check their EU employee’s eligibility to work in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, 09 November, 2018

When people decide to set up their own company they often do not appreciate the vast array of roles they will end up undertaking in the early days of their business enterprise; from ordering the stationary , sorting out routine repairs and trying to cover  the company’s marketing , technology and human resource requirements.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

It has come to our attention that London immigration solicitors Lupins Immigration, also known as Lawrence Lupin Solicitors, has ceased trading. A notice on the Lupins website indicates that the firm ceased trading from close of business on 28th September 2018, and the files are being held by another firm of UK Immigration lawyers, Duncan Lewis.

Friday, 05 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

As our UK Immigration lawyers noted back in June, the announcement of a new ‘start up’ visa created some interest, not least because of speculation around which visa route the new start up visa would replace.

Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Choosing an Immigration lawyer is one of the most important decisions you may have to make, and simply googling ‘Immigration lawyer near me’ is not enough to ensure you instruct the best Immigration lawyers for your situation.

Thursday, 06 September, 2018

The Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, is facing a delay in respect of his visa renewal, amid claims that he may have to reveal the source (or sources) of his wealth before he can enter the UK on a new Tier 1 visa. 

Review of the funds of Russian Tier 1 visa holders

Tuesday, 22 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 Immigra
Thursday, 10 May, 2018
With the imminent launch of a replacement for the Universal Jobmatch service, as some of the best Immigration solicitors and recommended employment lawyers in London, we thought it was a good time to look at satisfying the Resident Labour Market Test when recruiting skilled workers from outside the
Wednesday, 09 May, 2018
Handshake to signify recruitment

By Saida Ahmed, of OTS Solicitors

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a country about to leave the EU must be in want of foreign investment.

Thursday, 26 April, 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

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
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
Stamp for a Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

For foreign businesses looking to launch in the UK market, the Representative of an Overseas Business Visa offers a vehicle to enable a non-EEA national to work in the country.

Expanding into a foreign country is risky for any business; having an experienced employee who understands the UK market and has contacts with suppliers and customers goes a long way to mitigating the associated risks.

Tuesday, 20 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

By Christopher McWatters, of Counsel 

Thursday, 25 May, 2017
Trump Presidency

Oshin Shahiean, Managing Partner of OTS Solicitors is interviewed by The American magazine regarding the newly inaugurated President Trump and the challenges US Citizens living in the UK and US might face:

Friday, 20 January, 2017