Latest News about Business Visas

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Rather than outlay major capital on opening a branch office in the UK straight away, many companies choose to send a single employer to Britain to test the market, act as a sales representative or develop a UK presence.

The Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa provides a route of entry and stay in the UK for:

Tuesday, 30 August, 2016
Tier 2 Graduate Trainee Visa

It is expected that from October 2016, new rules introduced by the British Government will make it easier and cheaper for employers to recruit non-EU graduate trainees.

Friday, 26 August, 2016

OTS Senior Partner, Teni Shahiean, joined a panel of experts on Share Radio’s Ask Sarah programme on Saturday, 6th August 2016, to talk about the financial steps people moving to the UK from overseas need to take to make the shift easier.

Joining Teni on the panel were James Jones, head of consumer affairs at Experian and Theresa Wallace, head of Savills lettings customer relations team.


Tuesday, 16 August, 2016
Birtish and EU Business after Brexit

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

The business community is feeling more positive.  After nearly a month of turmoil, politically, economically and socially, a sense of stability has returned.

Monday, 18 July, 2016
Facts of the case
Sunday, 17 July, 2016
BBC News Brexit EU Nationals and British Citizenship

Oshin Shahiean, managing partner and Immigration law specialist at OTS Solicitors, was quoted in an article featured on the BBC’s news website on the 16th June 2016. The article discussed whether EU nationals should become British citizens in the face of a possible vote to leave the European Union (which subsequently occurred on 23rd June).

Tuesday, 05 July, 2016
Business in the UK For EU Migrants after Brexit
Since 23rd June 2016, the day that British voters changed the course of British history, there have been changes of momentous proportions, both politically and economically for the country.  The greatest enemy of a prosperous economy is uncertainty, and Britain has plenty more of that to come.
The rebound of the FTSE – not quite what it seems

Tuesday, 05 July, 2016
India to UK Immigration

By Nagesh Jain & Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

Britain and India have a unique relationship, based on centuries of history, an admiration of each other’s culture, and mutual economic benefits.

Monday, 27 June, 2016
Entrepreneur Visa UK

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

The United Kingdom is expected to become the largest economy in the European Union and the fourth biggest market on the planet over the next two decades.  Despite a slowdown in many of the world’s emerging markets, the UK is growing stronger by the day.

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016
Latest polls show small businesses are evenly split over whether Britain should stay in the European Union. However, 68% believe that the public will vote to stay in the EU on 23rd June 2016.

Thursday, 02 June, 2016
OTS Solicitors Immigration Review

We are always happy to receive feedback from our clients about our legal services. This is another wonderful testimonial we just received from our client Mr Pietro Recchia:

Wednesday, 18 May, 2016
Immigration Solicitor Reviews
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Wednesday, 18 May, 2016

The Tier One UK Investor visa route may be about to end. Baroness Hamwee and Lord Paddick have tabled an amendment to the 2015 Immigration Bill in the House of Lords, proposing its abolition.

Therefore, high net worth individuals who want to enjoy the generous advantages the Investor visa offers need to plan and submit their applications as soon as possible.

Sunday, 15 May, 2016
USA to UK Immigration

“Death, taxes and childbirth – there’s never a convenient time for any of them”Scarlett O’Hara, ‘Gone with the Wind’.

The taxing of Americans living abroad can be traced back to 1861 and the American Civil War.  To deter wealthy citizens fleeing the country to avoid being drafted, the Revenue Act called for duties to apply on income:

Friday, 22 April, 2016

Latest research shows that the number of people employing household help is on the rise, with one in three families now employing someone to help with childcare, housework, cooking and/or gardening chores.

Monday, 04 April, 2016
Uncle Sam Calling on Tier 1 Tech Talent

- By Teni Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

If you are a promising technology sector professional or entrepreneur, the thriving UK technology industry wants you to bring your talent to the UK.  Booming Britain is set to become the world’s fourth largest economy and the technology sector is predicted to grow a further 15 percent in 2016. 

Wednesday, 03 February, 2016
Immigration Sponsorship Licence for Employers

- By Teni Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

Thursday, 24 December, 2015

In this week’s article, we talk to Andrew Smith, Managing Director and founder of Albany Investment. Andrew has recently provided submissions to Professor Sir David Metcalf’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) Review of the Tier 1 entrepreneur and Graduate entrepreneur Routes.

Wednesday, 09 December, 2015

As the UK economy continues to gather momentum and open up more opportunities for overseas businesses to enter the market, internationally based companies are sending representative to the UK in greater numbers, in order to establish a commercial presence in the country.

Tuesday, 06 October, 2015

On 23rd August 2015, the British Government re-opened its Embassy in Iran, following four years of closure.  The Iranian Embassy has also re-opened in London.  This follows a historic deal by world powers whereby Iran has agreed to limit nuclear activity in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions.

Tuesday, 06 October, 2015

One headline dominated the papers and news reports this month; the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showed net migration - the difference between the number of people entering and the number of people exiting the UK, was 330,000 for the year ending March 2015.  This figure is a 40 percent increase on net migration figures for the same period last year and the highest figure ever recorded.

Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

What is the number one city in the world for high net worth inhabitants?

If you are worth $US30 million or more, the top city to buy property, educate your children and invest your wealth in 2015 is London, according to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2015.

Ranked the second most economically powerful city in the world, London offers high net worth individual’s exceptional opportunities in investment opportunities, housing, private education, and cultural and leisure activities.

The Importance of Professional Advice

Saturday, 22 August, 2015

A Tier 1 (entrepreneur) Visa offers the opportunity for successful entrepreneurs to develop a start-up business in the UK whilst enjoying the world-class housing, educational and lifestyle opportunities the country has to offer.

Saturday, 22 August, 2015

The United Kingdom has always been a favourite market for foreign investors, and conditions have never been more favourable for businesses and individuals to invest their wealth and expand their commercial opportunities.

In June 2015, the Office for National Statistics reported the UK economy grew faster than expected, growing by 0.4 per cent, compared to the 0.3 per cent initially estimated.  For 2014 as a whole, economic growth was revised up to 3 percent from percent. That marked the fastest rate of economic growth since 2006.

Sunday, 16 August, 2015

With net migration approaching 300,000, the need to control Immigration in such a way that will most benefit the United Kingdom continues to be a hotly debated topic. On the 25th of February further Immigration rule changes were announced by the Secretary of State for The Home Department (SSHD). These changes came into effect on 6th of April 2015 and will impact on a wide variety of groups.

Tuesday, 28 April, 2015