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Whether you need help coming to the UK, bringing family to join you, securing permanent residence or sponsoring overseas employees, our award-winning immigration solicitors in London have the specialist expertise and experience to make it happen.

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OTS Solicitors is recognised as one of London's leading immigration law firms. With over 85 years of combined experience and knowledge in immigration law, our award-winning solicitors are ultimately here to ensure that you get the best immigration solicitors in London to represent your interests.

Our experts can provide up-to-the-minute, effective immigration advice for clients in London and across the UK, as well as internationally. We have extensive experience with the most complex and niche immigration matters, so no matter how challenging your circumstances, our team can provide specialist advice with a proven track record of success.

We not only pride ourselves on high success rates and exceptional standards of immigration services, but also on fairness and transparency when it comes to costs. We believe our business begins and ends with our client and we are committed to providing the best client care and immigration advice in the UK.

No matter where you are based, in the UK or internationally, we can advise you on UK immigration law, offering support over the phone and via videoconferencing software such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Our top London immigration lawyers can advise on matters including:

  • Asylum & human rights applications
  • Temporary Worker visas
  • Skilled Worker visas
  • Global Business Mobility visas
  • UK Expansion Worker visas
  • Global Talent visas
  • Innovator visas
  • Start Up visas
  • High Potential Individual visas
  • Student visas
  • Spouse visas
  • Adult dependant visas
  • Ancestry visas
  • Tourist visas
  • Sponsor licence applications, renewals and compliance
  • Indefinite leave to remain & naturalisation (commonly known as ‘British Citizenship applications’)
  • Pre-settled Status under Appendix EU
  • Settled Status under Appendix EU

For a full list of immigration matters with which we can assist, please take a look at our immigration services for individuals and immigration services for businesses.

You can also review a more comprehensive list of immigration advice and services we offer here.

Speak to our expert immigration solicitors in London now

To discuss your immigration requirements, we can talk with you at our offices, over the phone or online via Web Conferencing such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco WebEx or Skype.

To speak to our leading immigration lawyers in London, please call now on 0203 959 9123 or use our simple online enquiries form.

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We are independently accredited as leading London immigration solicitors

  • We hold the highest Law Society Accreditation award in Immigration Law
  • We have been consistently ranked as leading immigration experts by respected client guides the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners
  • Our Head of Department Teni Shahiean is a Legal 500 recommended Immigration Lawyer
  • Managing Partner Oshin Shahiean is a Law Society accredited Immigration Supervisor and accredited Senior Level 2 Immigration Advisor OISC Level 3
  • We take an active role in ILPA – the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association – the UK’s leading immigration pressure group, which works to promote and improve advice and representation relating to immigration, asylum and nationality law

We have exceptional experience few other firms can match

  • Our team has over 85 years of combined experience and knowledge covering all areas of immigration law
  • The team includes Paul Gulbenkian, a former Immigration Tribunal Judge and Crown Court Recorder, who was a founder member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) and President of the European Immigration Lawyers Group
  • Immigration law is the sole focus of our firm, so you can be confident every one of our immigration lawyers is an absolute expert
  • We work very closely as a team, so can draw on expertise from across the firm for even the most complex immigration situations

We provide the very best personal care for every client

  • You will receive an initial telephone discussion so you can get to know your solicitor and for our solicitors to have a detailed understanding of your case before proceeding to consultation
  • We never sell you dreams – our immigration solicitors will always be completely honest and realistic about what can be achieved and any barriers you may face
  • We practice real fairness and transparency when it comes to costs – we will always give you clear information about our fees and a realistic estimate of our costs upfront
  • Your case matters – whether you are an asylum seeker, business person, student, High Net Worth individual or anyone else, we will always treat you with dignity and respect, while providing the best tailored legal advice for your circumstances

We get results

  • We pride ourselves on a very high success rate for our clients
  • In many cases, we are able to resolve immigration problems caused by bad advice or where other immigration lawyers have been unable to help
  • For specific examples of result we have achieved for our clients, please take a look at our case studies

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Individual UK immigration advice and services

If you are seeking entry to the UK to live, work, study or for any other personal reason, our UK immigration solicitors can advise you on the best entry route and guide you through every stage of the visa application process. We can also assist with securing your future in the UK through options including indefinite leave to remain and naturalisation.

We are one of the UK’s top firms for immigration solicitors and civil liberties lawyers. We can advise on a broad range of individual and business immigration issues including Appeals and RefusalsJudicial ReviewsSpouse VisasStudent Visas, Work Permit Visas, Indefinite Leave to RemainEEA ApplicationsAsylum and Human RightsBritish CitizenshipBusiness Immigration VisasSponsorship Licence Applications, Innovator and Start Up Visas.

Our top immigration solicitors and lawyers are here to assist you throughout the immigration process.

Are you already settled with Indefinite Leave to Remain? Or maybe you are a British national and you are hoping for your partner/husband or wife or other family members to gain a residence permit of permanent residence with you in the UK? Our top immigration lawyers have the expertise to provide advice, practical assistance, professional representation or court representation from start to finish. Our solicitors will provide the best immigration advice, which is tailored for each client.

We work with all types of private clients, from asylum seekers to High Net Worth individuals and everyone in between. Our clients come from all over the world and, while we are based in London, we can advise on immigration to any part of the UK.

Our solicitors get personally involved all the way through the process to minimise any stresses. No matter who you are or what your circumstances, you will get the same exceptional service and legal expertise.

Our London immigration lawyers can help you with matters including:

For more information on how we can help, please take a look at our immigration services for individuals.

UK business immigration advice and services

When your business needs to bring an employee to the UK, there are complex immigration rules that must be navigated. Getting expert advice can save you a lot of time, money and stress, while ensuring you can achieve the outcome your business needs.

You might be a UK employer recruiting from abroad, an overseas business, investor or entrepreneur looking to establish a presence in the UK or perhaps you represent an international business that needs to transfer an employee between countries?

We can help with all your business immigration law matters including:

  • Innovator visas
  • Start Up Visas
  • Sponsorship Licences including:
    • Sponsorship Licence Applications
    • Sponsorship Licence Audits and Compliance
    • Sponsorship Licence Renewal
    • Sponsorship Licence Revocations
  • Illegal working compliance
  • Points Based System
  • Sponsoring Skilled Workers
  • Global Migration Planning
  • Temporary Workers
  • Education Institutions
  • International transfers
  • Work visa refusals
  • Judicial Reviews
  • Establishing a UK branch of your international operation

Whatever your requirements, our business immigration lawyers can advise you on the correct immigration processes. We can help you achieve your objective as quickly and smoothly as possible in a way that fits your commercial strategy. We can also provide strategic business legal advice through our in-house corporate and commercial lawyers.

For more information on how we can help, please take a look at our immigration services for businesses.

Our immigration advice and services

  • Entry Clearance Visa / Leave to Remain Services
  • Super Premium Service
  • Premium Service At PEO in Croydon
  • Immigration Appeal
  • Immigration Judicial Review
  • Administrative Review
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain
  • Permanent residency
  • 10 Years Settlement Applications
  • Long Residence Application
  • Human Rights Law
  • Article 8 and Article 3 Human Rights Application
  • Human Rights Application
  • EEA - Residence Card Applications (Settled and Pre-settled Applications)
  • EEA - Extended Family Member Visa Applications
  • EEA - Retention of Right of Residence Applications
  • EEA Visa Application - Appeal
  • Fiancé / Spouse Visa Application - Appeal
  • Family Visa Application - Appeal
  • Parent Settlement Application
  • Domestic Violence Visa Application
  • Tourist Visit Visas
  • Entrepreneur Visa Extensions
  • Start Up Visa and Start Up Visa Extension
  • Skilled Worker Sponsorship Licence Audit, Maintenance and Compliance
  • Skilled Worker Work Permit Application and Review
  • Global Business Mobility Visas
  • Sports Person Visa Application and Review
  • Tier 4 Student Visa Application and Review
  • UK Expansion Worker Visa Application and Review
  • Sponsorship Licence Applications and Review
  • Domestic Worker Visa Applications and Review
  • Asylum and Human Rights Application
  • Naturalisation
  • British Citizenship
  • British Passport Applications
  • Deportation and Removal Injunctions
  • Immigration Bail Application
  • Temporary Admission / CIO Bail Application
  • Immigration Advice on Complex Immigration Matters

Our UK immigration advice fees

Affordability is important to our team as we believe our high quality immigration advice services should be open to everyone. We have a strong focus on efficiency, allowing us to keep our costs to a minimum, while never compromising on the service we provide.

We will be happy to clearly explain our fees and the likely costs involved in dealing with your requirements during your initial consultation with our team. Please contact us to find out more.

Speak to our expert immigration solicitors in London now

To discuss your immigration requirements, we can talk with you at our offices, over the phone or online via Web Conferencing such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco WebEx or Skype.

To speak to our leading immigration lawyers in London, please call now on 0203 959 9123 or use our simple online enquiries form.

Your Questions and our answers about Immigration

Thank you for your enquiry.

To meet the financial requirement, your husband will usually be required to provide 6 months of payslips to prove that you meet the financial requirement of £18,600 unless you have substantial savings or other income that can be combined to meet this criteria.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

You will usually have to disclose any convictions on your application irrespective of whether the specific job role requires a check. The impact on your application will depend on the nature of and time passed since the offence.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

If you meet the relevant requirements and eligibility, your wife and any dependents may be able to apply under the spouse visa route. There are specific financial requirements that need to be met and your partner will usually be granted 30 months initially.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

You may be able to switch to this category from within the UK. To determine which specific category, we would need to find out more about the sponsorship and your immigration history.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

The UK does allow dual nationality however you would need to engage your embassy or consulate to determine the steps you would need to take in relation to your other nationality. All countries have varying rules in relation to dual citizenship. It is important not to surrender your only nationality which would result in you becoming stateless.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

We would need to see the copy of the refusal letter to determine the options. If the refusal is a result of an administrative error, we may be able to submit an administrative review.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

In addition to your valid travel document, you may need to provide other documents proving your continuous residence. These may be in the form of bank statements, council tax bills, rental agreements etc.

For a full document list, please contact us and we can provide you with this in addition to tailored advice on your application.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

Your husband may be eligible to apply for a visa as your dependent under Appendix FM. There are numerous eligibility, suitability and financial requirements which would determine the success of applying under this route.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

You may be eligible to switch under the Skilled Worker Route depending on whether you receive sponsorship under an eligible occupation code.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

There are various categories that you can combine income and finance under the family route. There may also be the option of proving ‘adequate maintenance’ if the sponsor is accessing public funds.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

You can remain outside of the UK for a period of 5 years. If you stay longer than this, you may loose your status. You should also note that absences may affect future applications such as naturalisation.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

As long as the marriage certificate is evidence of a legally recognised marriage, you should be able to use this for your application. You should note however, that Islamic marriages are not necessarily considered in the same way.

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