“Does Indefinite Leave to Remain end?” sounds a bit of a daft question. After all most of us think that indefinite means without end. However, the dictionary definition of indefinite is “not exact or not clear; without clear limits” and the synonyms of indefinite are “vague, uncertain and unclear”. That is not exactly comforting if you are a non-EEA national who wants to secure Permanent Residence in the UK.
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.
The case of R (Ahmed) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1070.
Top London immigration solicitors say the recent case of R (Ahmed) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1070 could affect applicants applying late for visa renewals who will eventually want to apply for leave to remain in the UK based on having lived lawfully within the UK for ten years.
Last night everyone at London based OTS Solicitors were glued to their screens to watch the second in a series of three BBC2 programmes with the intriguing title “Who should get to stay in the UK?”.
"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".
RA (Iraq) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 850 (17 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.
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.
Immigration solicitors have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Why?
It has come to our attention that London immigration solicitors Lupins Immigration, also known as Lawrence Lupin Solicitors, has ceased trading. A notice on the Lupins website indicates that the firm ceased trading from close of business on 28th September 2018, and the files are being held by another firm of UK Immigration lawyers, Duncan Lewis.
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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.
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.
From all the Solicitors and teams at OTS Solicitors, we welcome everyone into the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog!
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.
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.
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.
R (on the application of AT) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
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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.
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.
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.
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.
As of 6th April 2017, some Immigration fees are have been increased. Areas that will be impacted the most include:
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.
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.
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.