Latest News about Immigration

 

Top London immigration solicitors find that when HR directors and staff carry out the Resident Labour Market Test they appreciate just how complicated the test is. However, it is not until a company has had its Sponsor Licence application rejected (often more than once) that an employer gains a full appreciation of the complexities and fine detail of the Resident Labour Market Test. 

 
Friday, 14 June, 2019
 
 

Stephen Slater is a senior lawyer and in-house advocate at OTS Solicitors and someone with a passion for helping the underdog. He has therefore found his niche area of law in helping the Windrush Generation with their nationality law and hostile environment challenges and in securing justice and compensation for Windrush victims.

 
Friday, 14 June, 2019
 
 

You might be mistaken in thinking that the question “who should get to stay in the UK?” is a question best answered by politicians rather than by top London immigration solicitors. However, “Who should get to stay in the UK?” is also the title of a new three-part BBC two series on UK immigration and the hot topic of who should get to stay in the UK. It is not some Orwellian drama but a fly on the wall series looking at individuals and their solicitors battling the migration system and Home Office Immigration Rules. 

 
Friday, 14 June, 2019
 

 

There has been negative press about the new Innovator Visa, so OTS Solicitors thought we would share an Innovator Visa case study to show that applicants are successfully starting to make UK Innovator visa applications.

 

The adverse publicity surrounding the Innovator visa stems from:

 
Thursday, 13 June, 2019
 
 
OTS Solicitors Graduation services team tips on how to challenge a visit visa refusal 
 
Thursday, 13 June, 2019
In an official statement released on the 10th June Home Secretary Sajid Javid claims that evidence suggest that Windrush migrants 
 
"came to the UK from the Caribbean before 1973 and stayed here permanently but were unable to demonstrate their continuous residence here which led to action being taken against them".
 
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019
 
 
It is headline news in some newspapers that the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended that migration rules, and in particular the Shortage Occupation List should be extended. If the government accepts the committee proposals then it will be easier for a non-EEA migrant who wants to come to the UK to do so, provided they have the skills and qualifications to apply for a job on the Shortage Occupation List. 
Friday, 31 May, 2019
 
 

It is with great pleasure that Teni Shahiean, CEO at OTS Solicitors can announce that not only has the government launched the UK Department for International Trade support directory, but also that OTS Solicitors feature in the businesses included in the new government digital investment support directory.

 
Thursday, 30 May, 2019
  
 

When it comes to business visas, the business immigration team at OTS Solicitors have had another highly successful year in applying for business visas. 

 
Thursday, 30 May, 2019
 

To a non-business owner you would think it would be simple. If a business needs to recruit migrant workers because it cannot fill its job vacancies with UK workers then it should be able to do so with the minimum of fuss and expense. 

 

Thursday, 30 May, 2019
  

 

RA (Iraq) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 850 (17 May 2019)

 
Tuesday, 28 May, 2019
 
 

Home Office reconsiders a UK visit visa refusal and grants the father of Sabir Zazai a visa so he can see his son receive a doctorate

 

The Home Office has been in the news again and sadly for all the wrong reasons. The best London immigration solicitors say that the latest Home Office news shows that if you or a family member are refused a visit visa then it is worth renewing your application for a UK visit visa.

 
Friday, 24 May, 2019



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
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
 
 

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
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.

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
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

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