IMMIGRATION LAW

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TIER 1 – INVESTOR VISA 

(Postal and Super Premium Service)

This route allows migrants who wish to invest £2,000,000 or more in the UK to apply for Leave to Enter the UK or switch to this category if already in the UK under the following categories;

  • Tier 1 (General)
  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
  • any Tier 2 category
  • Student (including Tier 4)
  • Prospective investors under different categories must leave the UK to apply through this route.

The applicants must have access to at least £2,000,000 in investment funds to apply. There are further benefits to this route as it allows fast tracked settlement process depending on how much funds are invested.

We also assist clients applying under the SUPER PREMIUM scheme by arranging the process from start to finish.

TIER 1 – START UP VISA

 The Start-up Visa Route allows high potential entrepreneurs who wish to start a business in the UK for the first time either on their own or as part of an entrepreneurial team.

The route is not designed for those wishing to join a business already trading in the UK but those who wish to set up a new business from the onset.

The Start-up Visa Route requires an endorsement from an Endorsing body approved by the Home Office. The list of approved endorsing bodies is provided by the Home Office and choosing an endorsing body will depend on the nature of the business to be undertaken.

Applicants can include their dependants in the application.

The process of obtaining endorsement is rigorous and Terence Ray Solicitors can assist with preparing applications for endorsement by liaising with business set-up specialists in order obtain an endorsement from endorsement bodies.

TIER 1 – INNOVATOR

The Innovator Visa Route allows experienced businesspeople seeking to establish a business in the UK.

The Innovator Visa Route requires an endorsement from an Endorsing body approved by the Home Office. The list of approved endorsing bodies is provided by the Home Office website. Choosing an endorsing body will depend on the nature of the business to be undertaken.

Those wishing to apply through this route will require their business endorsed by an Endorsing body against the assessment of their skills in the business area they wish to undertake. The process of obtaining endorsement is rigorous and different depending on the nature of the business to be undertaken. There is a requirement to have a minimum £50,000 investment funds available.

Applicants can include their dependants in the application.

Terence Ray Solicitors assists applicants with preparation of applications in the Innovator Visa Route by liaising with business start-up specialists to obtain an endorsement from endorsement bodies.

TIER 2 – SKILLED WORKER SPONSORED BY COMPANIES

The Skilled Worker Visa Route allows applicants to come to the UK to work for an approved employer. To qualify, one must work for a UK employer that’s been approved by the Home Office and has a certificate of sponsorship from the employer with information about the position and duties. The job must also be on the list of eligible occupations and pay a minimum salary – how much depends on the type of work.

Please note that there are other routes for those intending to come to the UK to work.

Knowledge of English

All applicants must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.

Length of stay in the UK

The Visa Route is for 5 years subject to extensions each time it expires or if there is a change of jobs or employer. Eligibility for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK is usually after 5 years of residence.

Terence Ray Solicitors will assist in applying for a sponsorship licence for employers who do not already have sponsorship licences as well as assisting in completing the application process for applicants.

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REPRESENTATIVE OF OVERSEAS BUSINESS

This Visa Route allows an overseas company to establish a branch in the UK and appoint an employee known as ‘sole representative’ of that employer in the UK to set up that branch and manage it. The appointed person must intend to establish a commercial presence in the UK by operating a registered branch or wholly owned subsidiary of that overseas business in the UK. This UK branch will be expected to operate the same type of business activity as its overseas parent company.

The Sole Representative can come to the UK with their dependant family members.

Terence Ray Solicitors can assist to advise on the documentation required, assessment of the documents, completing the application process and onward legal assistance to help the Sole Representative settle down in the UK

SPORTS IMMIGRATION

Sports Immigration is part of the major immigration route to the UK. Terence Ray Solicitors assists organisations and individuals who are coming to the UK for sports purposes either on professional or short-term basis.

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Point Based Scheme (PBS) – Tier 4

TIER 4 (GENERAL) VISA

 This Visa Route allows migrants who wish to come to the UK to study and must be 16 years or over. Applicants must have been offered a place on a course and can speak, read, write, and understand English. They must also have enough money to support themselves and pay for the course – the amount will vary depending on applicant’s circumstances.

Our solicitors assist licensed sponsors to apply for sponsorship licenses for the applicants and thereafter process the appropriate visa to the UK.

TIER 4 (CHILD) VISA

This Visa Route allows migrants aged between 4 and 17 who wish to come to the UK to study at an independent school, to apply for visa to remain or enter the UK. Applicants must have a place on a course and have the consent of their parent or guardian. The applicants must also have enough money to cover the course fees and living costs.

Our solicitors assist licensed sponsors to apply for sponsorship licenses for the applicants and thereafter process the appropriate visa to the UK.

PARENTS OF TIER 4 CHILD VISA

This Visa Route allows a parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa migrant who is attending an independent fee-paying day school in the UK to apply to remain or enter the UK in order to look after the child studying.

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Point Based Scheme (PBS) – Tier 5

This Visa Route allows migrants who wish to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years and are aged between 18 and 30, have £1,890 in savings and have certain types of British Nationality (British overseas citizen, British overseas territories citizens and British national (overseas) or are from certain countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea and Taiwan) to apply for visa to work in the UK for a period of 2 years.

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Domestic Workers in a Private Household visa

This Visa Route allows a domestic worker to apply for a visa to visit the UK with their employer if they are a domestic worker in a private household and have worked for the employer for at least one year.

Domestic workers currently include cleaners, chauffeurs, cooks, those providing personal care for the employer and their family and nannies.

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UK Ancestry visa

This Visa Route allows Commonwealth citizens who wish to come and live in the UK because one of their grandparents was born in the UK. Applicants must be planning to work in the UK.

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UK sponsorship for employers

Any UK Company wishing to employ migrant workers from the EU and outside the EU needs to register as a sponsor.

Our legal team is specialised in advising employers on this visa route and will provide you with step-by-step advice on how to apply to register as a sponsor and managing the sponsorship management system once the employer has employed a migrant worker. Our team is available throughout the duration of the license for any advice the employer may require.

If you are a company and wish to employ skilled migrant workers from the EU or outside the EU, just contact us for further advice.

EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME (SETTLES AND PRE-SETTLED STATUS)

This Visa Route is for EU, EEA or Swiss citizen currently residing in the UK and wish to continue living in the UK after the UK left the EU.

Applicants with their family can apply under the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. Family members outside the EU can also apply to join their family members in the UK if the sponsors are registered under the EU Settlement Scheme in the UK and dependency on the EU national started prior to 31 December 2020.

Terence Ray Solicitors will assist with advice and processing the applications to the Home Office or in case of family members outside the UK, with the British Embassies abroad.

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Entry Clearance Visa

ENTRY CLEARANCE VISAS – VISIT VISAS

This Visa Route is for migrants who wish to visit the UK for tourism, family visit, business, private medical treatment, or sports. Applicants can apply for a Standard Visitor visa prior to travelling to the UK.

The Visit Visa Route is solely for purposes of visiting the UK for a specified period after which the visa holder must leave the UK. The duration of the visa is usually up to 6 months after which it can be extended depending on the circumstances.

If the visit in the UK is for academic purpose or to receive private medical treatment for longer than 6 months, an application for a biometric residence permit will be required.

An applicant can apply for a long-term visit visa if there is need to visit the UK regularly. This is usually for 2, 5 or 10 years periods. However, the maximum stay is 6 months on each visit.

Those that want to come to the UK for marriage or to enter into a Civil Partnership can apply for a Marriage Visitor Visa.

Terence Ray Solicitors will assist with advice and processing the applications with the British Embassies abroad and respond to any further enquiries from the Home Office.

ENTRY CLEARANCE VISAS – FAMILY VISAS

This Visa Route is for those that wish to come to the UK permanently to join either British family member, a family member with Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or have been granted asylum or humanitarian protection in the UK.

These can be for purposes of, joining a partnerjoining a parentjoining a childjoining a relative or adults to be cared for by someone settled in the UK.

In order to apply for this visa, one must meet specific laid down requirements.

Terence Ray Solicitors will assist with advice and processing the applications with the British Embassies abroad and respond to any further enquiries from the Home Office.

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Asylum Applications

This Visa Route is for migrant who cannot return to their country of origin due to fear for their life because they fled their country because of persecution by the State or its agents.

One must be on the territory of the UK to apply for asylum. The nature of the persecution suffered must be because of, race, religion, nationality, political opinion or because of the social, cultural, religious, or political situation in your country such as your gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. There should be evidence that that the authorities in the country of origin have failed to provide protection against persecution.

Family members such as, partner and children under 18 can be included in the application as dependants.

Terence Ray Solicitors has an experienced team to assist with tailored advice on procedures from the start to the end of the case.

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Appealing Home Office Decisions

If your immigration application is refused by the Home Office or the Entry Clearance Officer, you may be granted a right of appeal and be able to appeal the decision to the Immigration & Asylum Chamber.

Where a right of appeal has not been granted, you may be able to ask the Home Office for an administrative review or apply for Judicial Review to the High Court.

Terence Ray Solicitors has a specialised team of solicitors that can assist to apply for JUDICIAL REVIEW in the High Court where appropriate.

 

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British Citizenship

British Citizenship are several ways one can qualify to apply for British Citizenship. But generally, those who are settled in the UK can apply for British citizenship by Naturalisation or Registration. Those who are 18 or over can apply for Naturalisation as a British Citizen while those below age of 18 can apply for Registration as British Citizenship.

British Citizenship applications can range from being straight forward to complex. However, there are mandatory requirements for Naturalisation that must be met such as good character requirement, knowledge of English and life in the UK requirements and the residency requirement.

Terence Ray Solicitors have an extensive expertise in UK Nationality Laws and will be on hand to provide tailored professional advice.

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Bail Applications

If one has been detained for an Immigration Offence and placed in a detention Center, our team of Solicitors can provide emergency legal advice by telephone and where necessary visit the detainee and provide full legal representation.

Terence Ray Solicitors will assist to make Immigration Bail Applications and representation before the Immigration & Asylum Chamber for the bail hearing.

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Deportation

Any foreign national convicted of a criminal offence or whose presence in the UK may be deemed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department as likely to cause harm to the public can be deported from the UK.

The process of deporting a foreign national is complex. Anyone facing deportation from the UK requires expertise legal representation so that all legal avenues and their rights are explored.

Terence Ray Solicitors will assist with specialist advice and representation before the Immigration & Asylum Chamber for the deportation hearing.

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