While considering your application, the Home Office will take into account parent company’s turnover, nature of business and any registered offices.
Initially the visa is granted for 3 years, and can be extended for further 2 years. You can apply for settlement after you’ve spent 5 years in the UK on as a sole representative visa holder. (Subject to you meeting the requirements).
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.
At Sterling Law, we understand how challenging it may be to navigate UK immigration law, especially when you have a company to look after.
It is why we offer you full end-to-end support. Whether you are looking to relocate your company, become self-employed, apply for a Sponsor Licence to hire foreign workers, or check if your business is fully compliant with immigration requirements.More information
A sponsor licence allows UK employers to recruit foreign workers. Sponsor licences are granted for four-year periods. To continue employing migrant workers, employers must make a sponsor licence renewal application to the Home office.More information
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.More information
Aliya Rimshelis, Corporate Immigration Lawyer at Sterling Law, has reached a successful result in a complex Tier 1 Investor visa application.
As a result of her efforts, our client from Kazakhstan together with his unmarried partner and their four young children were all successfully granted entry clearance to the UK under the Tier 1 Investor visa.More information
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.
Start-up is initially granted for 2 years which allows you to develop your business idea and switch to the Innovator category later on.
Our client, a non-EEA national, initially obtained a residence card as the spouse of an EEA national. Our client subsequently divorced from his EEA national spouse and obtained a residence card under the Retained Rights route. The client then applied for permanent residence, which was refused and a subsequent appeal was dismissed by First-Tier Tribunal as the Judge wrongly thought the client needed to be a qualified person, not his EEA national spouse during the time their marriage lasted. Permission to appeal on this basis was granted.
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.
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.
A statutory demand is a request for the payment of outstanding debt.
If you have an undisputed amount due to you or to your business (e.g. an unpaid invoice) then you can file a form called statutory demand requesting a debtor to settle the debt.
A statutory demand is a kind of a warning from you to a debtor that the failure to repay the debt might result in the start of a procedure in the courts to make the debtor bankrupt. This form is often used as a legal tool to apply pressure on the debtor to ensure that they repay their debt.
In the recent case of Topadar v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1525 the Court of Appeal examined two questions:
At what point is an immigration application decided by the Home Office?
Is it procedurally unfair for the Home Office to refuse an application due to the applicant’s sponsor (i.e. their employer) failing to provide additional information (without the applicant ever being made aware of the request)?
The Court of Appeal decided: