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OTS Solicitors is an award-winning City of London law firm advising individual clients on all aspects of their immigration matters.

We apply our Immigration experience of over 85 years combined, and our legal knowledge and expertise, for which we are highly accredited for by the Law Society of England and Wales, to ensure that every client receives an exceptionally high standard of personal service throughout their Immigration application or appeal process. We work hard to ensure the best stratigic advice, and best possible outcome and to make sure that the process is as hassle-free as possible for our clients, their families and households.

Our solicitors are recognised for being some of the best Immigration lawyers in the industry. Our head of department Teni Shahiean and the team at OTS are Legal 500 recommended Immigration lawyers. For full and comprehensive strategic advice the team is also joined by Immigration judges and senior Immigration solicitors which allows our clients to experience a truly high level of work in every Immigration case.

As such we have a very high success rate on all of our Immigration matter and in some cases 100% success. As a former Immigration Judge, Mr Paul Gulbenkian, is the senior consultant with a reputation for providing the best legal expert advice in both personal and business immigration matter.

As a provider of global Immigration services, our team of international Immigration and global mobility solicitors work alongside expert consultant from China, US, Russia, South East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa to provide the best immigration services to you whichever corner of the globe you may come from. We have a network of interpreters and translator and we can advise nationals from a wide range of countries both inside and outside of Europe.

Obtaining a visa is only one aspect of relocating to the UK and we recognise that you might also need to review your tax and wealth-management arrangements and purchase a new home here. In addition to our Immigration expertise, we have specialist residential conveyancing and family law solicitors, which allow us to offer a very comprehensive and complimentary range of services, all within one firm, to our clients who are relocating to the UK.

At a glance

  • 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 Settlement and Pre-Settlement Applications
  • EEA - Extended Family Member Visa Applications
  • EEA - Retention of Right of Residence Applications
  • EEA Visa Application - Appeal
  • Fiance / spouse visa Application - Appeal
  • family visa Application - Appeal
  • Parent Settlement Application
  • Domestic Violence Visa Application
  • Tourist Visit Visas
  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Extension Applications and Appeals
  • Tier 1 Investor Visa Application - Appeal
  • Tier 2 and Skilled Worker Visa Application
  • Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer Visas - Appeals
  • Tier 2 Sports Person Visas - Appeals
  • Tier 4 student visa Application
  • Sole Representative Visa Applications
  • Sponsorship License Applications
  • Domestic Worker Visa Applications
  • 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 Immigration Solicitors are highly successful and always provide clear and honest advice on your Immigration matters. We work hard to provide the best outcomes in every Immigration case that we take responsibility for, and we are ultimately here to ensure our clients get the best immigration services at OTS Solicitors.

If you require any Immigration legal advice from our UK Immigration lawyers, contact OTS London immigration solicitors today on 0203 959 9123.

Your Questions and our answers about Individual Immigration

Thank you for your enquiry. If you are a UK citizen and wish to bring your American girlfriend to live with you, there may be various alternative options available if you do not meet the income requirements for a spouse visa. The categories vary and certain income can be combined. We may need to explore alternative routes if the requirement cannot yet be met.  For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

Thank you for your enquiry. If the admin review does not result in a favorable outcome, we can advise on potential legal avenues, such as appeals or judicial review. Given the complexities of immigration law, it is essential to have professional legal representation to navigate through these challenges successfully. It is also important at this stage to be able to substantiate and prove the elements referenced above. For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

In the context of a Skilled Worker Visa application, a conditional caution may raise concerns during the assessment process. An experienced lawyer can review the details of your case, assess the implications, and provide strategic advice. They may guide you on presenting a strong case, addressing the caution appropriately, and ensuring that your application complies with Home Office requirements. Time is of the essence, so we recommend consulting with a legal professional promptly to proactively address potential challenges and increase the likelihood of a successful visa application. For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

Timely submission of your Self Assessment to HMRC is crucial, as it demonstrates compliance with tax obligations. While late submission itself may not directly impact your ILR application, it’s essential to note that immigration rules and requirements can change. Delays or non-compliance with tax regulations could potentially affect your overall immigration status. To ensure a smooth application process and compliance with all relevant regulations, we recommend seeking advice from an immigration solicitor who can provide personalised guidance based on the latest legal developments and your specific circumstances. We would advise that you communicate with our immigration solicitors to assess your options and guide you through the process based on your specific circumstances.For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

We recommend seeking professional legal advice to fully understand your situation. Generally, if your visa was cancelled, and you left the UK as instructed, it’s important to follow proper procedures for re-entry and this may be applying for a separate entry under an alternative visa category. Depending on the circumstances, you may need to apply for a new visa. Clearing the police case is a positive step, but immigration matters can be complex and any previous immigration history will need to be addressed. We would advise that you communicate with our immigration solicitors to assess your options and guide you through the process based on your specific circumstances.For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

Given your current situation where your university has withdrawn you from your Tier 4 course, and you’re awaiting the outcome, you may wish to contact the Home Office or UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to inquire about the status of your visa. Your university are not immigration advisors and as such may not have the correct information. Typically, if an appeal is ongoing, the applicant will have 3C leave enabling you to remain in the country until the outcome of the decision. You may wish to seek guidance from an immigration solicitor who can provide personalised advice based on your circumstances and assist in exploring options for visa extensions or alternative categories. For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

When applying for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK with a caution, it’s crucial to be transparent and provide additional documentation to address the issue. Alongside standard visa application documents, you may wish to include a detailed personal statement explaining the circumstances of the caution and demonstrating rehabilitation efforts. Attach character references from reputable individuals, certificates or evidence of rehabilitation steps taken. Consulting with an immigration solicitor is highly recommended to ensure that you meet the specific requirements of your visa category and present a comprehensive case that highlights your suitability for the visa despite the caution record. For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

If your application for leave to remain under the EU Settlement Scheme was refused due to insufficient evidence of your marriage to an EEA citizen, you have two main options: you can either opt for an administrative review, where the decision will be re-evaluated without submitting new evidence, or you can appeal the decision by submitting a notice of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). Carefully review the refusal notice to understand the specific reasons for rejection and act within the specified timeframe for your chosen option. Seeking guidance from an immigration solicitor is advisable, as they can provide tailored advice, help address any deficiencies in your application, and ensure you have the necessary documentation to support your case during the review or appeal process. For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

While your drink driving conviction may be considered under the good character requirements for naturalisation, it is not an automatic disqualifier. The UK Home Office assesses applications on an individual basis, taking into account factors such as the nature of the offence, the penalty imposed, and your conduct since then. It is crucial to provide comprehensive details in your application, including any rehabilitation efforts. Consulting with an immigration solicitor is advisable for tailored advice to enhance your chances of a successful naturalisation application. For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

Thank you for your question. exceeding the allowed absences from the UK can pose challenges in the application for British citizenship. However, each case is unique, and there might be circumstances such as work-related travel or COVID-19-related restrictions impacting your travel as you have mentioned, that could be considered when assessing your application. It’s essential to provide a detailed explanation for the excess absences, highlighting any exceptional circumstances like work commitments or pandemic-related travel restrictions that led to your prolonged time outside the UK. The Home Office has discretionary powers in such cases, and they may consider individual circumstances when deciding on citizenship applications. For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

As an individual with Settled Status in the UK, you may be eligible to sponsor your mother’s visa application, allowing her to join you in the UK. The specific visa she might apply for depends on various factors, such as her age, financial dependency, and your own immigration status. We encourage you to reach out to discuss your specific situation, assess eligibility, understand the visa options available, and provide details regarding associated costs for the visa application process. For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

If you’ve entered the UK on a dependent visa, the cancellation or withdrawal of a dependent visa isn’t a decision solely within the rights of the sponsor without valid grounds. While your spouse, as the sponsor, might have some influence over the visa status, demanding money or threatening to cancel your visa without justifiable reasons isn’t within their rights. The decision ultimately lies with the Home Office, and they may consider various factors when reviewing your application, including the reasons for your absences and your ties to the UK. For more information, please contact us on 02039599123 or click here 

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