Can Filipinos visit and work in the UK?

 
 

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.

 
With over 200,000 Filipinos living in the UK and with Filipino workers being the second most common source of migrant employees working in the National Health Service, it really is not surprising that there is a real demand for Tagalog Immigration advice and services to answer questions such as:
 
• Do Filipinos need a visa to visit family in the UK?
• Can Filipinos get a work visa to the UK?
• How easy is it for a Filipino to settle in the UK?
• How can I get a London visa from the Philippines?
 
Prince Philip once memorably said that he thought all nurses in the UK National Health Service came from the Philippines. Filipinos are certainly known as the backbone of the National Health Service but this largely unrecognised populace have not always had their specific Immigration law needs and questions met. 
 

How can OTS Solicitors help? 

 

If you have a question about visiting the UK as a tourist or as a student from the Philippines or if you are interested in securing a work or business visa from the Philippines or want to look at your settlement options after migrating from the Philippines, then London based OTS Solicitors can help you.
 
The law directory, Legal 500 recommends OTS Solicitors for Immigration law. OTS Solicitors also have Law Society accredited solicitors status as trusted specialists in Immigration law. 
 
For expert Immigration law advice please call us on 0203 959 9123 to arrange an appointment to speak to one of our experienced London immigration solicitors or contact us online.

 

Visiting the UK from the Philippines

 
If you want to visit the UK from the Philippines for the purposes of:
 
• Visiting friends and family;
• To join a fiancée, spouse or civil partner;
• Tourism and to see the UK  
then the best London immigration solicitors say that you will need a visa. The type of visa that you require will depend on the nature and the length of the planned visit.
 

How hard it will be to get a visa will very much depend on:

 
• The purpose and length of your planned visit;
• Whether you have an Immigration history in the UK;
• Whether you have been convicted of any criminal offences;
• The quality of your Immigration application.
 
If you are concerned about whether you will be successful in applying for a visa, for example, because:
 
• Friends have been refused visas when they have wanted to visit family in the UK; or
• You are wanting to come to the UK as a fiancée or for the purposes of getting married; or
• You have had previous visa applications refused;
• You have an Immigration history.  
 
then speak to a top London Immigration solicitor before submitting your visa application. That is because if you get advice on your application it is far more likely to be successful. The best London immigration solicitors say it is a lot easier to get a visa if you take time with your visa application and know about some of the complicated Immigration rules that you have to watch out for.
 
Whilst it is possible to renew a visa application, or in some cases to challenge a Home Office decision to refuse a visa, the Top London immigration solicitors say that it is quicker and cheaper to get the visa application right, first time around.
 

Working in the UK from the Philippines

 
The best London immigration solicitors advise that it has never been a better time for someone from the Philippines to apply for a work or business visa to enter the UK. Despite the uncertainties over Brexit, the majority of UK businesses are booming and skilled and unskilled migrant workers, with the correct paperwork are needed given the low UK unEmployment figures and skills gap. The National Health Service and other public bodies continue to have staffing crises and urgently need to recruit.
 
The Top London immigration solicitors not only work with companies to secure their Sponsor Licences so that they can recruit overseas workers, but they can also sort out:
 
• Certificates of sponsorship for migrant workers;
Tier 1 and Tier 2 work visas; 
• Intra-company transfers;
• Exceptional talent visas. 
 
What is more, if you have money to invest or you are an entrepreneur with a business idea, then there are some new ways to secure a visa to enter the UK, for example:
 
• Start-up Visas;
Innovator Visas; 
 
Whether it is a business or personal Immigration need, the best London immigration solicitors say that it helps to have someone on your side when you are navigating complex Home Office Immigration rules. Whilst it is not vital that they have experience of migration from the Philippines and fluency in Tagalog, it can certainly help put you at your ease, whatever the nature of your Filipino Immigration enquiry.
 

How can OTS Solicitors help? 

 
At London based OTS Solicitors we know it can be hard to pick up the phone and ask a question about visiting the UK as a tourist or getting a student visa  from the Philippines or if you need  a work or business visa from the Philippines. Whether you are in the UK already or are in the Philippines, whatever your Immigration question, our friendly team of Immigration solicitors can help you.
 
The law directory, Legal 500 recommends OTS Solicitors for Immigration law. OTS Solicitors also have Law Society accredited solicitors status as trusted specialists in Immigration law. 
 
For expert Immigration law advice please call us on 0203 959 9123 to arrange an appointment to speak to one of our experienced London immigration solicitors or contact us online.
 

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