Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Same-day Premium service for UK visas - the benefits

It is useful if you need to travel abroad and cannot be without your passport. But the main benefit in our opinion is, although more expensive, it allows the applicant to know result right on the day, including if there are any problems, rather than waiting for 3-4 months postal service and then possibly being told there is a problem or even that application has been refused.

We at 1st 4Immigration are authorised by The UK Border Agency to submit clients' visa applications using this service in Croydon, south London. The slots (appointments) we use are separate from the ones offerred to the general public, our cases are submitted to a separate Team who deals with cases from representatives.

We can submit the following visa applications every week but need to give the Home Office details of an individual client in advance.

Same-day service is available for applications:
- Indefinite Leave to Remain for those holding Tier 1 General, Tier 2 General, Work Permit, Spouse/Partner , Ancestral visas.
- Tier 1 General extensions.
- Tier 2 General and Intra-Company Transfer.
- Tier 4 Student.
- Extensions for domestic workers.
- Ancestral visa extension.
- Visas for dependants, such as for a child born in the UK whose parents are here on Tier 1 visa or Work Permit.

Book our advice session now, email: info@1st4immigration.com or visit www.1st4immigration.com

Monday, 25 February 2013

Fast Same-day UK passport renewal for Easter!

No appointments required! Multi Travel Visas  can submit applications on next working day after receiving your documents, to the Passport Office in London, with authorisation from you as per the government requirements. For an extra charge we can submit on the same if we receive your documents, see below. No need to wait for an appointment, which can be a few days or week away and no need to travel to a passport office.

We offer practical help when you need a new passport very quickly. For example, if you are living/working abroad (you can courier documents to our London office) and we can submit them promptly for same-day service, this includes if your passport has run out of pages. Or you don't have time to travel to a Passport Office yourself we can apply on your behalf (you don't have to come to London). Plus we check the documents, help complete the form and advise on requirements.

FEES:
Official fees of Passport Office (we pass them on to the government):
To renew an adult 10-year 32-page passport costs:
•£103 for the one-week Fast Track Service
•£128 for the same-day Premium service

Multi Travel Visas fees: £152 per application (incl VAT) in London passport office. Appoinments are on the next working day.

For an extra charge we can submit on the same day as we receive your documents, if we have all papers before 12pm and they are in order. Our service fee for this is £202 (in addition to official Passport Office fees above).

Contact us now: 0871 472 1468. Email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk , we reply on the same day! Web-site: www.multitravelvisas.co.uk  with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute, emails are free.

Our office is based at an iconic building of The Royal Mint in Central London, conveniently located near Tower Hill tube station, Tower Gateway DLR station. Close to the City and Canary Wharf.

Office address: 4 Royal Mint Court, London, EC3N 4JH. Near Tower Hill tube station and DLR Tower Gateway.

www.multitravelvisas.co.uk

Friday, 22 February 2013

Fast Schengen visa and appointments for Easter!

Multi Travel Visas Ltd has been accredited for years with various Embassies in London. FRENCH SCHENGEN VISA takes 4 working days from the date of the biometric appointment for most nationals (personal attendance required for the biometrics). We use separate appointments for agencies and can provide one much sooner.

PORTUGUESE SCHENGEN VISA takes 1 week from a Tuesday. No biometrics, no personal attendance needed.

FAST CHINESE VISAS: we can submit applications any day without appointments. processing time 3 or 4 working days.

RUSSIAN VISAS and INVITATIONS: work, business and tourism on next-day service or 1-week service.

SAUDI ARABIAN visas in 3-4 working days.

INDIAN VISAS: Same-day business visas are available without appointments. 1 week service is also available as standard for both business and tourist visas.

SAME-DAY UK PASSPORT RENEWAL: We can assist with renewing a UK passport using same-day or 1 week service at the Passport Office in London. We submit applications on next working day after receiving your documents, there is no need to wait for an appointment. Our service fee £152 plus official fees. We can also submit applications on the same working day, our fee is £202 for that service, plus official fees.

Contact us now: 0871 472 1468. Email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk , we reply on the same day! Web-site: www.multitravelvisas.co.uk with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute, emails are free.

Our office is based at an iconic building of The Royal Mint in Central London, conveniently located near Tower Hill tube station, Tower Gateway DLR station. Close to the City and Canary Wharf.

Office address: 4 Royal Mint Court, London, EC3N 4JH. Near Tower Hill tube station and DLR Tower Gateway.

www.multitravelvisas.co.uk

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

I'd like to apply for an ILR but I'm short of just a few days/weeks/months before 'my' 5 years. What to do?


Very common situation! There are 2 things to consider:

1) You can apply within 28 days before 'your' 5 years, so that's almost a month already added.

2) Look at the date when your Entry Clearance (usually a yellow visa issued outside the UK) was issued. Then at the date when you entered the UK (usually an airport stamp) on the Entry Clearance.

If that difference is no more than 3 months then you can start counting 'your' 5 years from the date when visa was issued ( NOT from the date of entry).

If that difference is more than 3 months then you have to start counting 'your' 5 years from the date of entry. Remember, you still have 2 days as per point 1). However, if you are still short of days or weeks then you have t get an extension - to take you to 'your' 5 years, to make up the difference. 

If you are on a Tier 1 General visa then you need another Tier 1 General extension. If you are on a Tier 2 visa or a Work Permit then you need a Tier 2 extension. If you are n an Ancestral visa then you need an Ancestral extension and so on. 

For more advice or for an application please email info@1st4immigration.com  or visit www.1st4immigration.com 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Accredited Continuing Professional Development - for immigration advisers and solicitors


1st 4Immigration is an accredited CPD distance learning provider, our online training courses are accepted by the OISC and SRA, CPD provider ref number EJE/14IM.

Course: What’s Next after Post-Study Work and Tier 4 Visas? 4.5 hours CPD credit.

Download from our website, study in your own time on any computer, iPad or iPhone, complete the test and we will award your CPD hours and send you a certificate.


The course is offered by our company, 1st 4Immigration Ltd, which is a practising immigration company, registered by The OISC at a highly respectable Level 2, based at the Royal Mint in Central London.

We are also accredited by the UK Border Agency in Croydon and submit applications using Premium service for accredited representatives. We provide biometric appointments every week (ILR, Tier 1, Spouse/Partner etc) and we have permanent slots to submit Settlement (ILR) applications every week without appointments. We’ve had 100% success rate in 2012.
Hurry! CPD year for OISC-regulated advisers (like ourselves) ends on 31 March 2013!

1st 4Immigration Ltd,
OISC no F200800152, SRA ref EJE/14IM.
4 Royal Mint Court, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4HJ.

www.1st4immigration.com

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Driving Offences – new criminality rules from 13 December 2012

The new criminality rules for ILR and British Citizenship affected those with driving offences. When it comes to criminality, out of all convictions by far most common are driving offences.

Drink-driving offences, driving without insurance, driving while disqualified and driving whilst using a mobile phone are not minor offences but they usually result in a non-custodial sentence, such as fine. Non-custodial sentence means there was no imprisonment but a punishment such as fine, points on licence etc.
1)    Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) – Permanent Residency:

Before 13 Dec 2012: all convictions, including driving offences, had to become ‘spent’ before you could apply for an ILR. With most driving offences it was 5 years.
From 13 Dec 2012: If you had such an offence then you can only apply for an ILR when 2 years have passed since the date of conviction (in many cases it means waiting less than 5 years under the old rules). This includes fines. It does not include speeding or parking tickets unless they were registered in court and converted into fine.

2)    British Citizenship:

Before 13 Dec 2012: like for an ILR, all convictions had to become ‘spent’. With most driving offences it was 5 years.

From 13 Dec 2012: If you had such an offence then you can only apply for Citizenship when 3 years have passed since the date of conviction (in many cases it still means waiting less than 5 years under the old rules). This includes fines. It does not include speeding or parking tickets unless they were registered in court and converted into fine.
For more advice or for an application please contact info@1st4immigration.com or visit www.1st4immigration.com