Latest News about Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

In collaboration with our business immigration Team and Mark Symes of Garden Court Chambers, Teni Shahiean of OTS Solicitors is delighted to announce another webinar - business immigration in 2021.


The drop-in client webinar will take place on Wednesday the 24th March 2021 at 14:00 pm.

Please click on the link to register: 

Monday, 15 March, 2021
skilled worker visa or business visa

As UK immigration solicitors we can remember the time when all a business traveller to the UK needed was their passport and visa. Times have changed with the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, 05 February, 2021
The Hong Kong visa

The British prime minister, Boris Johnston, may have given a warm welcome to those with British national (overseas) status looking to apply for entry clearance to the UK on the new Hong Kong visa but the Chinese government response to the Hong Kong visa has heightened the concerns of those with British national (overseas) status. In this blog our immigration solicitors look at the Hong Kong visa introduced on the 31 January 2021.  


Thursday, 04 February, 2021

OTS Solicitors are delighted and very proud to announce that Hans Sok Appadu has been promoted to a junior partner after five years of working at OTS Solicitors in London. 


Hans joins Oshin Shahiean, Managing Partner, and Teni Shahiean, CEO, as partners at OTS Solicitors.

Teni Shahiean says:

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020

OTS Solicitors will be launching a live webinar on Wednesday 24th June to present in detail the effects and changes of Covid-19 on the UK immigration system. We will be discussing a variety of topics and accepting questions from the audience on all aspects of the recent changes to immigration policy.

To Register for this event please follow the link below: 

Thursday, 18 June, 2020

In the UK, Boris Johnson has said BN (O) passport holders in Hong Kong may be given a new pathway to British citizenship if the Chinese government passes new security laws affecting Hong Kong. Politicians seem to love abbreviations but that doesn’t help you if you are in Hong Kong and wondering if you have BN (O) and, if you have it, what it may entitle you to. In this blog we look at what the term BN (O) means and the implications for you if you are a BN (O) living in Hong Kong.

Friday, 05 June, 2020

On the 16 January 2020, the Home Office published guidance on Indefinite Leave to Remain (ilr) applications by those in the UK on Tier 1 visas where there are tax discrepancies.

Thursday, 27 February, 2020

The government announced its global talent visa in January and a few days later, in a Statement of Changes to the immigration Rules dated the 30 January 2020, set out the details of the new global talent visa. The global talent visa will replace the Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) visa as the means of encouraging specific sector talented individuals to choose the UK to work and settle in. The global talent visa opens to applicants on the 20 February 2020.

Tuesday, 04 February, 2020

All the talk of getting Brexit done and the flurry of activity over the new government’s planned changes to UK Immigration law is making people question their immigration status and ask ‘ Can I apply for Indefinite

Friday, 27 December, 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
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. 

Tuesday, 30 April, 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
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

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  
Friday, 25 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

According to the latest available UK census figures, there were about 197,000 USA born citizens resident in the UK at the time of the census. 

Tuesday, 08 January, 2019

By Oshin Shahiean, managing partner at OTS Solicitors 

You suddenly realise that a deadline is looming and your visa will expire. This is usually when we get a call to ask if and how a visa can be extended.

Wednesday, 02 January, 2019

It has been a busy period for Top London immigration solicitors with the recent announcements from the immigration Minister, Caroline Nokes, on a range of new immigration measures including:

• The introduction of the Start –up visa. This visa was first announced in June; and 

Thursday, 27 December, 2018
Tier 1 Entrepreneur

By Ms. Saida Ahmed and Ms. Bhavini Bhatt of OTS Solicitors

Friday, 07 December, 2018

After a very hectic couple of days at the London Business Show 2018 we are now back at the offices of OTS Solicitors looking back on a very busy few days.  We never realised that talking business could be such fun but with OTS Solicitors attending, exhibiting and speaking at the UK’s biggest business show with its 25,000 visitors we all thoroughly enjoyed the event. We will be booking our tickets and stand for the London Business Show 2019.

Thursday, 29 November, 2018
The UK has always been a hugely popular destination for South African nationals – something that many of the best immigration lawyers in London are very much aware of as they regularly advise South African nationals on the various visa routes that are available to them. Statistics suggest that in 2017, there were 210,000 people born in South Africa who were living in the UK. This makes up almost a quarter of South Africans living overseas.
Monday, 13 August, 2018

Highly ranked as a Legal 500 recommended immigration law firm handling business immigration matters, OTS Solicitors has an excellent track record representing Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa clients planning to set up new business in the UK.

Friday, 13 July, 2018

If your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa has been refused, you have the option to apply for administrative review of the visa refusal decision. Administrative review is a way of challenging a refusal of a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa under the points-based system.

Monday, 09 July, 2018

business immigration law is a complex field – and for many companies and businesses in the UK, advice from immigration solicitors is a regular requirement. As OTS Solicitors knows, understanding the details of the business immigration regime is vital to ensure the brightest talent and the best people can fill key roles in your organisation.

Monday, 02 July, 2018
With the World Cup in full swing, OTS Solicitors were delighted to be invited to attend the Russian Chambers of Commerce World Cup social on the 19th June at the Intercontinental Hotel London Park Lane. Not only did the evening provide a great opportunity for us to meet new people and develop connections, we were able to join with others to celebrate Russia’s great 3:1 win over Egypt!
Optimism within the Russian business community
Friday, 22 June, 2018
What are the immigration options for a US business wishing to setup in the UK? As some of the best immigration lawyers in London, we look at the different visa routes available for US companies looking to establish a presence in the UK and ensure that key workers can work in the UK.
Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, OTS Solicitors were thrilled to have been awarded the business immigration Firm of the Year - UK award by Corporate Insider. The award itself has now arrived, reminding us of what a great honour this is - real recognition of all the hard work the team has put in since 2014 when OTS Solicitors was founded by Oshin Shahiean and Teni Shahiean.

Friday, 15 June, 2018
start-up visa London Tech Week
The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, chose London Tech Week to announce a new ‘start-up’ visa route that is expected to be open from Spring 2019. immigration solicitors have welcomed the new route, which is designed to encourage more entrepreneurs to come to the UK to set up businesses here.
Thursday, 14 June, 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
Business Man Working Under Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

One of the main requirements for a Tier 1 (entrepreneur) visa under the UK immigration Rules relates to the investment funds required for which there are two separate categories.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

The Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, is facing a delay in respect of his visa renewal, amid claims that he may have to reveal the source (or sources) of his wealth before he can enter the UK on a new Tier 1 visa. 

Review of the funds of Russian Tier 1 visa holders

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018
Obtaining a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is a complex process involving forward planning and careful preparation. With the help of an experienced immigration lawyer to advise and support you through the process, you have every chance of succeeding in your application.
Wednesday, 02 May, 2018
Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Image

By Saida Ahmed, of OTS Solicitors

According to 2014 statistics, since the introduction of the Genuine entrepreneur Test in 2013, up to 50% of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa applications are refused. 

Saturday, 28 April, 2018
Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Image

By Kasia Janucik, of OTS Solicitors

Friday, 27 April, 2018
Legal Statue
The firm
Wednesday, 18 April, 2018
Boot.Academy services for start-ups and Tier 1 Entrepreneurs

There has never been a better time in history to launch or invest in a tech start-up.  The culture of work has undergone a dramatic shift in the last ten years.  Sparked off by the 2008 financial crisis, many people are rejecting the traditional ‘safe’ path of spending eight hours a day trapped in a cubicle, and instead choosing to launch their own venture, giving them not only control over their lives but also their earning potential.  In addition, these dynamic innovators are creating sustainable jobs, and providing a service which benefits the wider community.

Friday, 16 March, 2018