Relocating to live in the UK can be a complicated, lengthy and emotionally challenging experience. Our team of specialist immigration Solicitors have a thorough understanding of the complex UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) rules and with our client centered approach, we take the stress out of the immigration process for you.
We offer smart, sensitive advice, tailored to suit your immigration needs; whether you’re an employee of a multinational company transferring to the UK, a family relocating to the UK, or a high net worth individual applying for Settlement or Citizenship. Our immigration Lawyers will listen to your immigration needs, identify your Visa or Settlement requirements and support you through the entire application process from collating the relevant documentation, to submitting your application and following up on the outcome with UKVI.
We understand that your immigration needs do not end with the application process. Our immigration Lawyers work closely with our family, private client, employment, real estate and corporate teams and can provide you with seamless advice on all matters relating to your move to the UK. For the other more practical aspects of relocation, we can refer you to our extensive network of contacts including estate agents, wealth advisors, banks and private schools. Because we keep up-to-date with the latest changes to immigration rules, we can continue to advise you over the life of your Visa and where needed, ensure you remain compliant with Settlement criteria for any prospective application.
If you would like an informal chat with one of our team or further advice on Investor Visa, Exceptional Talent Visa, Tier 2 Visas, Family Visas, Settlement or Citizenship applications, please call our immigration Solicitors in London on +44 (0)207766 5260 or fill in our contact form.
Aimed at high-net-worth individuals who have £2 million plus to invest in qualifying UK investments, the Investor Visa provides an option for you and your family to obtain British Citizenship. We will work closely with your advisors, ensuring your visa application is processed quickly and smoothly. In addition, we can continue to advise you over the life of your Tier 1 Investor Visa, making sure your investment portfolio remains compliant with Settlement criteria. Our team can also make valuable introductions to estate agents, wealth advisors, banks, and private schools.
Exceptional Talent Visa
For people who show exceptional talent or promise in the arts, science, humanities, tech, or medicine, the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa provides an entry route into the UK. Successful applicants can work as a freelancer or be self-employedand can apply for Settlement after a qualifying period. Our immigration Solicitors can assist you with seeking endorsement and submitting your application. As a full-service commercial law firm, we can also look after all your business law needs, such as negotiating contracts, protecting, and enforcing your intellectual property rights, and commercial property leases.
Tier 2 Visa
Our immigration Solicitors have successfully assisted highly skilled, talented applicants from multiple sectors to enter the UK on a Tier 2 Visa. Once we determine you meet the eligibility criteria, we can assist you and your family members to collate the required supporting documentation. Also, if our immigration team identify any potential weaknesses in your application, we can produce a covering letter to address these, and prevent unnecessary delays with UKVI.
Our immigration law team can assist with all family visas, including those for spouses, partners, and dependents. We will advise you on the eligibility criteria, including the minimum income and English language requirements. Also, we will ensure you submit the correct supporting documentation in the required order. Failure to do this is a key reason for family visa refusals. By instructing our immigration Solicitors, you can be confident your family visa applications will proceed quickly and smoothly.
EU Settled Status Applications
The last few years have proved unsettling for EU nationals living and working in the UK. We can assist you with your Settled Status and/or British Citizenship applications and advise you on your current status. We have experience in getting permanent residence backdated to the point where it was first achieved for applicants who have been living in the UK for over five years. This has the advantage that applicants may be able to immediately apply for British citizenship after achieving Settlement rather than having to wait the usual 12 months.
Indefinite Leave to Remain
If your ultimate aim is to achieve Settlement in the UK, our immigration Solicitors will work closely with you and your family, ensuring you continue to meet the eligibility criteria for Indefinite Leave to Remain throughout the life of your visa/s. As well as assisting you with settlement applications, we are experienced in challenging refusals. We can help applicants applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain from various entry routes,for example working visas, business visas, family visas, long residence in the UK or European applications. We understand that Indefinite Leave to Remain applications often have to be approved quickly and can, therefore, assist you with Super Priority service applications.
We can assist applicants in applying for British Citizenship after they have achieved their indefinite leave to remain. We will ensure your application, and supporting documents are submitted correctly. We can prepare applications for British citizenship for applicants who have been settled in the UK for 12 months, regardless of the original entry route. For applicants who have recently settled and are currently married to a British Citizen, we can also assist with immediate applications for British Citizenship without the usual 12 month waiting period applying.
Fletcher Day is a Legal 500 law firm and member of the International Business Law Consortium. We have offices in London and Manchester. To find out how we can advise and represent you on immigration matters, please phone +44 (0)20 7766 5260 or fill in our contact form.