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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
  • Investor visas
  • Entrepreneur visa extensions
  • Global Talent visas
  • Exceptional Talent visas
  • Innovator visas
  • High Potential Individual visas
  • Student visas
  • Spouse visas
  • Adult dependant visas
  • Ancestry visas
  • Tourist visas
  • Sponsor licence applications
  • Sole representatives of an overseas business
  • 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 and Investor Visas. Our top immigration solicitors and lawyers are here to assist you throughout the immigration process.

If you are already settled with Indefinite Leave to Remain, or 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: Investors Visas, Innovator Visas and Start Up Visas, Sponsorship Licences, illegal working compliance, Points Based System, Sponsor Skilled Workers, Global Migration Planning, Temporary Workers, Education Institutions, Transfer Within the European Union, Refusal and Judicial Reviews, Sole Representatives.

Whatever your requirements, our business immigration lawyers can advise you on the correct immigration processes, so you can 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.

Our business immigration solicitors in London can assist with all of your organisation’s needs, including:

  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Extensions / Settlement
  • New Innovator Visas (for those looking to invest at least £50,000)
  • New Start Up Visas
  • Tier 1 Investor Visas / Entry / Extension / Settlement
  • Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visas / Entry / Extension / Settlement
  • Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Extensions / Settlement
  • Sole Representatives of an Overseas Business
  • Tier 2 and Skilled Worker Sponsorship Licences including:
    • Sponsorship Licence Applications
    • Sponsorship Licence Audits and Compliance
    • Sponsorship Licence Renewal
    • Sponsorship Licence Revocations
  • Tier 2 (General) and Skilled Worker Visas
  • Business Visit Visas
  • Graduate Visas

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
  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Extension
  • Investor Visa and Investor Visa Extension
  • Start Up Visa and Start Up Visa Extension
  • Tier 1 Investor Visa Application and Review
  • Tier 2 and Skilled Worker Sponsorship Licence Audit, Maintenance and Compliance
  • Tier 2 and Skilled Worker Work Permit Application and Review
  • Tier 2 and Skilled Worker Intra Company Transfer Visas and Review
  • Tier 2 Sports Person Visas and Review
  • Tier 4 Student Visa Application and Review
  • Sole Representative Visa Applications 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.

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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Thank you for your enquiry.

If you start a new job and are still over the threshold amount then you would likely need to apply under Category B of the Financial Requirements. This would mean that you would need to provide income for the previous 12 months prior to the application.

For more information you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

Thank you for your enquiry.

There are multiple documents that you can provide in support of your application for naturalisation (British Citizenship). The general rule is that you should aim to provide as much detail as possible. We can provide you with a full document checklist tailored to your application if you get in touch with us.

For more information you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

Thank you for your enquiry.

The most effective way to address this refusal would be to make a fresh application ensuring that the reasons for refusal are addressed in the new applications. You may be able to appeal on the basis of Human Rights however this may be restrictive depending on the individual circumstances.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

The online for can be quite restrictive, and many of the fields are mandatory meaning that you cannot continue without completing the previous section. You should complete the form s accurately as possible and address any discrepancies such as the one mentioned in a separate cover letter to accompany your application.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

If you hold Settled Status as your current status in the UK then you would usually need to wait 12 months from when you were first granted this to apply for citizenship. The rules differ slightly if you are married to a British Citizen.

For more information you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

Thank you for your enquiry.

The requirements are complex and we would suggest that you contact the office to discuss the list of documents needed to apply as a dependent.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

In order to hire overseas workers (including EU nationals not settled in the UK), the company would need to apply for a sponsorship licence.

The requirements are complex and we would suggest that you contact the office to discuss the potential viability of obtaining a licence to employ overseas workers.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

The application will be dealt with on a discretionary basis taking into account factors that may influence the Good Character Requirement. This would depend on the nature of the offence, the date that you received the conviction and whether there is an identifiable pattern of behaviour.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

The UK does allow dual and triple Citizenship, however, you would need to check with the respective countries whether they allow this otherwise you could be at risk or losing one or more of your nationalities.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

If the applicant is under 18 or over 65. or if they have a long-term physical or mental condition, they will likely be exempt from taking the test. This would need to be confirmed with a letter from a doctor and/or other medical professional.

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