The Fletcher Day offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday from 5.30pm on Thursday 23rd December 2021 and will re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Our telephones will be manned as usual during this period with the exception of December 25th 2021.

Immigration

Creative, Forward-Thinking Immigration Lawyers

The immigration process can be complex, testing and emotionally demanding so from your first contact our specialist immigration lawyers in London work with you to develop a legal strategy that has your best interests at heart. Our expertise in the field of immigration law balances an understanding of legal technicalities with a creative, forward-thinking approach that differentiates us from traditional law firms.

We draw on our considerable experience of UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) rules and decision-making mechanisms streamline the process and alleviate your concerns. Our immigration solicitors combine sensible and practical advice with a focus on delivering results.

Comprehensive approach to immigration law

We can advise on your immigration application, giving guidance on which visa is best suited to your particular circumstances and ensuring you are prepared with the necessary documentation. In most cases, we’ll help you collate the required records and submit applications on your behalf, using our knowledge of immigration processes and procedures to avoid delays and, wherever possible, minimise wait times.

We understand that immigration matters rarely end with the application process, so it is key for our immigration lawyers to ensure we develop close working relationships with our clients and understand their holistic needs going forward. To this end, our immigration solicitors are able to seamlessly connect you with the rest of our team of solicitors so you have access to a complete legal offering during your time in the UK, with specialist corporate, real estate, dispute resolution, and employment teams to assist you.

Find out how our immigration lawyers may be able to help you, please send an enquiry.

Global Talent Visa

For those 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 freelance or set-up as self-employed and can apply for Settled Status after a qualifying period. Our immigration solicitors can help you seek endorsement and submit an application on your behalf. As a full-service commercial law firm, we can also look after all your business law needs, including contract negotiation, protecting and enforcing your intellectual property rights, and advising on commercial property leases.

Investor Visa

Aimed at high-net-worth individuals who have more than £2 million to invest in qualifying UK enterprises, the Investor Visa provides an option for you and your family to obtain British Citizenship. Our immigration lawyers 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, ensuring your investment portfolio remains compliant with settlement criteria. Our team can also make valuable introductions to estate agents, wealth advisors, banks, and private schools.

Family Visas

Our immigration team can assist with family visas, including those for spouses, partners, and dependents. We advise you on eligibility criteria, including minimum income and English language requirements. We also ensure you submit the correct supporting documentation, in the required order. Failure to do this is a common reason for family visa refusals.

Skilled Worker Visas

Our immigration lawyers successfully assist highly-skilled, talented applicants from multiple sectors with entering the UK on a Tier 2 Visa. Once your eligibility has been determined, we help you and your family members in collating the required supporting documentation. If our immigration team identify any potential weaknesses in your application, we can produce a covering letter to address these, preventing any unnecessary delays.

EU Settled Status Applications

We can assist you with your Settled Status and British Citizenship applications and advise you on your current status. We have experience in backdating permanent residence for those applicants who have been living in the UK for over five years. This may mean that you’re able to apply for British Citizenship immediately after having received Settled Status, rather than waiting the standard 12 months.

Indefinite Leave to Remain

If your ultimate aim is to achieve Settled Status in the UK, our immigration lawyers will work closely with you and your family, ensuring you meet the eligibility criteria for Indefinite Leave to Remain throughout the life of your visa. As well as assisting you with settlement applications, we boast extensive experience in challenging refusals. We can also help you apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain through various entry routes. These include working visas, business visas, family visas, long residence in the UK or European applications. We recognise that applications are often time-sensitive and offer a Super Priority service.

British Citizenship

If you’ve been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain, our team of immigration solicitors assist with applications for British Citizenship. Our solicitors ensure your application and supporting documents are submitted correctly and to schedule. We also prepare applications for British Citizenship for those who have been settled in the UK for 12 months, regardless of the original entry route. If you’ve recently settled and are currently married to a British Citizen, we assist with immediate applications for British Citizenship, avoiding the typical 12-month waiting period.

Innovator Visa

The Innovator Visa replaces the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and is designed to provide entry for those who want to grow their enterprise within the UK. Applicants must have a minimum of £50,000 in investment funds, receive an endorsement from an approved body, present a clear business plan and pass the English language requirement. Our immigration solicitors will work closely with you to assist applicants in meeting these criteria. In addition, the immigration team will provide a full business law service by introducing you to our commercial property, corporate and employment law departments.

As a firm we hold Trusted Referrer Status with “Innovate Britain”, one of the few selected endorsing bodies for the Innovator Visa that the Home Office trusts to make endorsements.  This allows us direct access to their team for assessment on potential endorsement and opens up new opportunities for our clients that are considering the Innovator Visa.

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa 

The Representative of an Overseas Business Visa allows non-EEA organisations to send a nominated senior employee to reside and work in the UK with the express purpose of establishing a subsidiary or opening a branch office. Our immigration lawyers ensure your company’s application meets the eligibility criteria, assist in detailing the visa holder’s extensive industry knowledge, and help collate the evidence required to prove the primary purpose of the visa is establishing a commercial presence in the UK.

Start-up Visa

The UK Start-up Visa offers an entry route for those at the beginning stages of launching a business venture. Our solicitors assist in proving that you’ve been endorsed by an approved body, have a credible business plan and meet the English language requirements. We’ll also ensure you have access to our commercial property, corporate, and employment law departments, who will provide the legal advice you require to succeed in the UK.