Immigration

Sterling Law immigration expert team has been advising businesses and individuals on UK immigration aspects for over 10 years. We are proud that our immigration solicitors and advisors have been highly recommended and hold accreditation by the Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) and Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) respectively . We have been able to establish not only exceptional standards of immigration services provided but also fair and transparent system cost-wise.

Once the client’s request is received, our immigration specialist will always get into a detailed understanding of the specifics of a certain case before proceeding to consultation. Sterling Law is committed to providing the best client care and immigration advice in the UK.

We offer high-class immigration advice for both individuals and corporate Clients. Whether you are a business owner starting a new project, a global corporation transferring staff to the UK, or an individual relocating to the country, do not hesitate to contact Sterling Law – a recognized leader in providing a full range of immigration services in the UK.

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Business Immigration
Graduate Entrepreneur Visa
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa programme allowed business people with between £50,000 and £200,000 in funds available for investment to enter the UK to establish or take over a UK business or businesses.
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Tier 1 Investor Visa
Aliya Rimshelis, Corporate Immigration Lawyer at Sterling Law, has reached a successful result in a complex Tier 1 Investor visa application.
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Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence
What is a Sponsor Licence? In a nutshell, it is permission to hire workers outside the EU (EEA) and the UK.
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Start-up Visa
WHO IS IT FOR? Both Start-up and Innovator visa are open to everyone looking to set up a business in the UK for the first time.
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Innovator Visa
Start-up is initially granted for 2 years which allows you to develop your business idea and switch to the Innovator category later on.
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Sole Representative Visa
Under the sole representative category you can come to the UK as a sole representative of overseas company that plans to open a UK branch or an employee of an overseas media company (newspaper, magazine, broadcaster)
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Business Short Stay
If you would like to visit the United Kingdom for a short stay to undertake certaine business activities, you can apply for a Business Visitor visa.
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Individual Immigration
Talent and Work Visas
Every year, about 190,000 work-related visas are granted to foreign specialists from around the world. This number undoubtedly demonstrates how dynamic and promising the UK labour market is.
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Refugee Protection
The reasons for seeking asylum can include but not limited to poverty, lack of access to healthcare, education, water, food, housing, the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change etc.
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Detention, Bail & Removals
Immigration detention is the practice of holding individuals in custody who are subject to immigration control in custody, while they wait for permission to enter or before they are deported or removed from the country.
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Human Rights Claims
The very strong idea that fundamental human rights must be cherished, and that only the law may take it away, is one that has been prevalent in British courts for centuries.
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British Citizenship
British Citizenship by Naturalisation
Becoming a British citizen is a significant life event. The Home Office regards naturalisation as not an entitlement but rather a privilege.
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British Citizenship for Stateless Child
The International legal definition of a stateless person is a “person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law”.
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British Citizenship by Marriage
You may be able to live in the UK permanently or temporarily if one of the following applies to you: If your spouse/partner or partner is British
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Why Sterling Law

We value your time. After the consultation, we will let you know what the next steps are. We will request the documents we need, and only call you when necessary. We are proactive, will update you on your case as soon as we have any news so that you don’t need to call, meaning you can rest assured that no actions are needed from your side.

We haven’t forgotten about you, but we believe you’d rather spend time doing something that really matters than on the phone with a lawyer.

Services
Family law Family law

Sterling Law are experts in Family Law. Our expertise includes everything from divorce to issues involving children and cohabitation matters. We understand that it is very difficult to go through family issues, therefore, we are here to help. Our lawyers appreciate the sensitivity of such matters, and have therefore developed a highly delicate and professional approach.

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IP Law IP Law

IP law has two sides to it: contentious and non-contentious IP. It is important ensure your intellectual property is marked as yours as clearly as possible, and that, in case of infringement – such as someone stealing your graphics, ideas, or branding – you are able to respond quickly and make use of all the resources available that the law provides you with.

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Criminal Litigation Criminal Litigation

Sometimes, unfortunate events occur. These can include being accused of a crime, or being part of a police investigation. The sooner you get on top of it, however, the more likely it is that you will have a fair and reasonable outcome – and Sterling Law is here to help at every point.

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Employment Law Employment Law

As the nature of employment changes, so does employment law, and it can be hard to keep up on your own. In today’s world, where employment law is no longer limited to what your employees do at the office from 9-5, navigating this challenging atmosphere is easier with professionals helping you every step of the way.

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    Successful cases
    Asylum appeal of a nepalese national and her spouse 22.06.2021

    Our immigration team has achieved a successful decision in the asylum appeal of a Nepalese national and her spouse. According to the Immigration & Asylum Upper Tribunal, they should both be allowed to remain in the UK under the protection of Refugee law.

    The appellant fell in love and married in the UK against the wishes of her family in Nepal, causing her to fear severe consequences upon return, including honour violence and persecution on the basis that she is a woman who married outside her caste and nationality.

    Daughter-in-law of an EEA national can stay in the UK 12.05.2021

    Our immigration team achieved great success in representing a client in her appeal against the Home Office’s decision to refuse issuance of the Residence Card as an extended family member of an EEA national.
    Our client, a Ukrainian national entered the UK as a Family Permit holder and was residing in the UK as an extended family member of an EEA national (her father-in-law was Portuguese). Our client lived with her husband and son, whose residence in the UK was also dependent on the same EEA national.

    Elderly mother permitted to stay in the UK with her british adult son and her grandchildren 21.04.2021

    Excellent news; adult dependent relative appeal allowed by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)!

    Our client, an Indian national, came to the UK with her husband lawfully to visit their son and grandchildren, who are British nationals. Sadly, her husband passed away suddenly while they were in the UK. Our client had a history of dementia with Parkinson’s disease along with anxiety and depression, which made her return to India unachievable.

    Long residence applications: gaps in lawful residence 16.11.2020

    The Immigration Rules regarding long residence provide that Applicants who have resided in the UK continuously and lawfully for 10 years are entitled to apply for indefinite leave to remain.
    This begs the question: what if I have a gap in my lawful residence?
    The Immigration Rules state as follows: 276B. The requirements to be met by an applicant for indefinite leave to remain on the ground of long residence in the United Kingdom are that:

    UK police registration for visa holders 19.05.2021

    Conditions can be attached to a person’s permission to enter or stay, and this includes a condition requiring a person to register with the police when in the UK. In this post, we look at the police registration requirement, how to register with the police, where to register with the police, and the potential consequences of failing to register with the police.