Latest News about Family and Spouse Visas

 

When you are planning your wedding, low down on the list of priorities are the unromantic things, like sorting out the correct immigration visa or signing a prenuptial agreement. After all, it is far more exciting to plan the honeymoon or even to design the wedding invitations. 

 
Thursday, 10 October, 2019

 

To successfully apply for some types of visa application the Home Office requires evidence of a “genuine relationship”. Failure to supply evidence of the genuine relationship can result in the refusal of a visa application. The best London immigration solicitors provide applicants with help to ensure that they have the knowledge and supporting paperwork to meet the genuine relationship requirement. 

 
Friday, 27 September, 2019
 

The average person assumes that adults in the UK have a right to get married to whomever they want. However, when it comes to immigration clients and marriage the Home Office can have their say.

 
Wednesday, 25 September, 2019

 

During the former Prime Minister’s government, Theresa May, it was announced that a legislation would be introduced to enable same sex couples to enter into civil partnerships. This meant that after the legislation was passed, opposite and same sex couples would have the same right to enter into civil partnerships. The former Prime Minister’s announcement lead to a surge of enquiries to top London family solicitors about civil partnerships but also enquiries to the best London immigration solicitors about proposed civil partnership visas to enter the UK.

 
Monday, 16 September, 2019
 

Most people assume that if you adopt a child from overseas that the child will automatically acquire the citizenship of his or her adoptive parents. The position is a lot more complicated than that. That is why those parents who chose to adopt a child from overseas are encouraged to take both expert immigration law legal advice from top London immigration solicitors as well as specialist adoption law advice from the best London children law solicitors.

 
Thursday, 05 September, 2019
 
 

Before a top London immigration solicitor answers the question “can I extend my UK spouse visa?”, we need to look at the basics of a spouse visa.

 
A spouse visa covers:
 
Thursday, 05 September, 2019
 
 

To successfully apply for some types of visa application the Home Office requires evidence of a “genuine relationship”. Failure to supply evidence of the genuine relationship can result in the refusal of a visa application. The best London immigration solicitors provide applicants with help to ensure that they have the knowledge and supporting paperwork to meet the genuine relationship requirement. 

 
Thursday, 29 August, 2019
 
 

The average person assumes that adults in the UK have a right to get married to whomever they want. However, when it comes to migrants and marriage the Home Office can have their say.

Top London immigration solicitors are often asked why a person’s marriage is of any relevance to the Home Office. After all, you would think that the Home Office is busy enough dealing with the implications of Brexit and refugees crossing the channel. 

 
Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

 

When it comes to your loved ones, you want the best. It is no different if you need a spouse visa in order to reunite with your husband, wife or civil partner.

 
Monday, 15 July, 2019
 
 

Many people think that marriage and immigration is complicated. After all, you have to jump through hoops to get a fiancée visa or spouse visa. However, top London immigration solicitors say that divorce and immigration is just as complex.

 
Friday, 12 July, 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
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
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Thursday, 07 February, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
In a sign that the government is ramping up its preparation for a no deal exit from the European Union, the Home Office has released new policy guidance in the event the UK leaves the EU with no deal in place.
 
Wednesday, 30 January, 2019
By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 
 
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors  

Sometimes, you look at a couple and think how did they get together? If you are part of the Home Office investigation team then that is all part of the daily enquiries into migrants’ relationships and marriages.

Wednesday, 09 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

On the 31 December, the Home Office issued updated guidance on UK Visas and immigration inviting migrant applicants to participate in DNA testing to establish biological relationships.

Friday, 04 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

The Beatles classic track says “You can't buy me love” but families caught up in navigating the UK’s family immigration Rules may disagree.  

Friday, 28 December, 2018

OTS Solicitors are delighted and very proud to announce that Hans Sok Appadu has qualified as a solicitor after 4 years of working at OTS Solicitors in London, initially as a paralegal and latterly as a trainee solicitor.  

Friday, 23 November, 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

The UK’s family visa covers a number of different visa routes, familiar to the best immigration solicitors in London, including the UK fiancé visa and UK spouse visa.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Our EEA immigration solicitors recently explained how changes in the latest EEA regulations (that came into force on 24th July 2018) now allow dual UK/EU citizens the opportunity to rely on EU rules regarding a spouse even if Surind

Wednesday, 01 August, 2018

The latest ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the rights of extended family members looking to join an EU citizen, and the availability of appeal in the face of a refusal to grant a residence card, will be of interest to EEA immigration solicitors, and indeed to all immigration

Thursday, 19 July, 2018
If a non-EEA citizen has a right of residence in the UK through marriage to an EEA citizen, what happens to that right to reside if the couple divorces?
Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

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Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

There are many options open to people who want to become parents, but for one reason or other find it difficult. Surrogacy is one such option, although as good family solicitors will explain, the arrangements for confirming the legal parents of a child born through a surrogacy agreement in the UK have been problematic for single parents.

Thursday, 31 May, 2018

Applying for a UK visa can be complicated – and this is certainly the case if you are considering a spouse visa application. It’s made all the more difficult because both practically and emotionally, so much depends on getting a spouse visa. If you are living apart from your partner everything is more difficult. It’s even more so if you have children who are living with one or other of you.

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

OTS Solicitors are delighted to announce that they have been awarded business immigration Law Firm 2018 in Corporate Insider’s annual Business Excellence Awards.

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

If you are living apart from your husband or wife, in different countries, it can be very stressful. Alongside a raft of conditions that you must satisfy to be able to apply for a spouse visa to come to the UK, you will also have to satisfy the income requirements to obtain this form of visa.

Friday, 18 May, 2018

With the press full of the wedding of Prince Harry to American Meghan Markle, and news that she will apply for British Citizenship, other couples in transnational relationships must be wondering if there are lessons they can take from the relationship. In particular, whether there is some secret to coming to the UK as a fiancé, with a wedding planned (albeit not a royal wedding!).

Tuesday, 15 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
Elderly man holding a stick

By Maryem Ahmed, of OTS Solicitors 

Friday, 08 December, 2017
Rings on a bible

OTS Solicitors is highly recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and human rights law.  We have also been selected by the 2017 Global Excellence Awards as the Most Trusted in immigration Law: UK.  We provide the best legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the UK and the Middle East.

Wednesday, 29 November, 2017
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OTS Solicitors is highly recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and human rights law.  We have also been selected by the 2017 Global Excellence Awards as the Most Trusted in immigration Law: UK.  We provide the best legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the UK and the Middle East.

Wednesday, 15 November, 2017
Two rings in front of a gavel.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.  You can also call the National Domestic Violence 24-hour helpline on freephone 0808 2000 247.

Thursday, 09 November, 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
Picture of a couple and two children with a tear in the middle of the image.

By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

The decision to divorce is hard for anyone.  However, if one party to the marriage resides in the UK on a Spouse or Civil Partnership Visa, the demise of a relationship can also mean having to leave the country permanently.

Monday, 02 October, 2017
Immigration Law and Gavel

In March 2019, the UK will officially leave the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).  Top immigration law firms in London have been inundated with people who are concerned about their right to reside in the UK after

Friday, 18 August, 2017

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