Latest News about Indefinite Leave to Remain


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

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 
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has again called for the end of settlement scheme fees for EU nationals applying for settled status in the UK.
Wednesday, 16 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

By Jordana Adams, solicitor  

The immigration rules sets out the criteria that an applicant must satisfy in order to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain as a victim of domestic abuse. 

Monday, 24 December, 2018

immigration solicitors have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Why?

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Applying for settlement – also called Indefinite Leave to Remain – in the UK is not as simple as having lived here for a number of years, as experienced British Citizenship lawyers will explain.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

It has come to our attention that London immigration solicitors Lupins immigration, also known as Lawrence Lupin Solicitors, has ceased trading.

Friday, 05 October, 2018

divorce is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life – but combine divorce with concerns over immigration status, and whether you talk to divorce lawyers in London or a UK

Thursday, 06 September, 2018

We are always happy to receive feedback from our clients about our legal services. These are some of the wonderful words our clients have to say about us:

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
By Vishal Makol of OTS Solicitors
Thursday, 07 June, 2018

Although the Tier 1 (General) visa route has closed, and applications for settlement had to be submitted by 6th April 2018, many immigration solicitors are still acting for clients whose applications for settlement are currently progressing through the system.

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

The recent wake of media and public attention on the difficulties of Caribbean migrants caused by the hostile or “compliant” environment, purposely created by Theresa May and continued by her successor Amber Rudd has come to boiling point.

Thursday, 03 May, 2018

If you hold a Tier 1 General Visa, you have until 5th April to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), as the route closes on the 6th April 2018.  Your immigration solicitor in London can provide you with the best advice for making an application for

Wednesday, 28 March, 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

By Oshin Shahiean, of OTS Solicitors

An op-ed piece in the Guardian newspaper this morning by Claude Moraes, a Labour MEP representing London, and a Chair of the European parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee has raised concerns that the Government may use the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) to create an even more ‘hostile environment’ for migrants.

Wednesday, 07 February, 2018
Timer running out

If you entered the UK on the Tier 1 General Visa, you have until 6th April 2018 to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).  If you do not make submit your application for settlement before this date your right to settlement will be taken away, regardless of your circumstances.

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018
UK Houses of Parliament

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, South East Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Thursday, 11 January, 2018
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
Immigration Law

R (on the application of AT) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

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.

Monday, 27 November, 2017

OTS Solicitors has been highly recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and Human Rights.  We are considered one of the best immigration law firms in London and work with commercial and private clients across the UK, Dubai, and UAE.

Friday, 03 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
UK Visa For Indefinite Leave To Remain

Having lived in the UK for many years, many migrants have made the country their home.  The idea of returning to their original country is ludicrous, given they may have no contacts, support, or connections, or even speak the local language.

Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
TOEIC Test Centre Irregularities

Under current immigration rules, most of the Leave to Remain categories in the UK require the applicant to prove their knowledge of English language. Throughout the years, tens of thousands of people have relied on test providers to meet these requirements and secure their entry clearance or Leave to Remain in the UK.

Thursday, 10 August, 2017

Together with numerous changes brought to life by the immigration Act 2014 that affect immigrants, some of its provisions have a significant impact for a broad segment of UK population. Starting from April 2015 the section 22 of this act came to force nationwide affecting the landlord and tenants alike.

Friday, 07 April, 2017
Pound Against Increasing Graph Image

As of 6th April 2017, some immigration fees are have been increased.  Areas that will be impacted the most include:

Friday, 07 April, 2017
Chinese Flag - Union Jack

The British and Chinese have a rich and diverse history in each other’s nations.  Since the 1800s Chinese nationals have been making the UK their home and today, more Chinese migrants arrive in the UK than from any other country.

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017

Imagine being bundled into a van, taken to the airport and placed on a flight to your home country.  You have no opportunity to contact your immigration lawyer, collect fresh clothes and have, at best, around £12 in your pocket.

You are also being separated from your husband of 27 years, who is unwell, your two adult sons and a granddaughter, who you have been only allowed to say goodbye to via a quick phone call.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017
Immigration Law book and gavel

Discretionary Leave to Remain (DLR) provides the Home Office with the power to grant a person Leave to Remain in the UK if their application falls outside the immigration rules but there are exceptional compassionate circumstances or there are other compelling reasons to grant leave.

Monday, 20 February, 2017
Silhouette of a child refugee sitting next to barbed wire fence

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd has announced that the child refugee scheme (known as the Dubs scheme), in which the Government pledged to accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees is to close early, despite only admitting 350 children. 

The announcement was sneaked out yesterday during the Brexit Bill debate, no doubt in the hope that it would be missed and escape scrutiny.

Thursday, 09 February, 2017

For refugees who have found the courage to leave their home and everything they have known because of the dangers they face in their native nation, achieving Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in a safe, prosperous country such as Britain is a dream come true.  However, as the best immigration solicitors will tell you,

Friday, 03 February, 2017
Hands holding an iPad with learn English written on UK flag

Congratulations!  You have completed the necessary time required on a particular visa or immigration route and you are ready to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.  According to your immigration lawyer, you meet all the necessary residency requirements, having done your best to ensure you have spent the required amount of time in the country, n

Friday, 25 November, 2016
Deportation Word Cloud

On the 16th November, the Supreme Court handed down the long awaited decision of Makhlouf v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 59.   

In this case the judges were asked to consider by the appellant’s solicitors how to balance the best interests of a child with the immigration rules and regulations.

The facts of the case

Monday, 21 November, 2016
Denied Visa Application stamped

A New Zealand couple who missed a deadline for their Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application are facing deportation from the UK. 

Louise and John Talbot have lived in Dorset for six years while helping their sons establish a cattle farm, but they've been ordered by the Home Office to leave the country after falling into "a grey area" in the rules.

Friday, 09 September, 2016

Our client, MO, is a national of Nigeria. He entered the country as a visitor to visit his four children. Due to improved relationship with his ex-wife, he received opportunity to become more involved in his children's lives. He applied to remain in the UK to be able to maintain closer relationship with his children. A private and family life application was submitted to the Home Office on behalf of our client by his previous representatives.

Monday, 22 August, 2016
Facts of the case
Sunday, 17 July, 2016

By Oshin Shahiean of OTS Solicitors

Yesterday, David Cameron faced his last question time in the Commons before heading to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to Her Majesty, the Queen.

From this point, Teresa May will be our Prime Minister.

Presiding over arguably the worst crisis the country has faced since World War II, Ms May’s first job has been to name her Cabinet.

Thursday, 14 July, 2016