Tuesday, 27 December 2016

UPDATED AND BETTER THAN EVER! Online OISC Level 1 course. CPD 16 core hours, accepted by The OISC.

We have just updated this course, and it is better than ever! Even more case studies and answers to commonly asked questions.

You can download our OISC Level 1 training course to your computer and study in your own time - to prepare for your OISC accreditation and Level 1 Assessment. No need to travel to a classroom, no need to wait for the next date. You can start your immigration training right now here: http://www.1st4immigration.com/training/online-oisc-level-1-course.php

This course is also accredited to award 16 hours of Continued Professional Development  (CPD) for the accredited advisers. Our CPD training courses are accepted by The OISC. This course includes a mock Level 1 Assessment and real case studies from our practicing OISC-accredited immigration company.
 
1st 4Immigration Ltd is a practicing OISC-accredited immigration company, at the highest Level 3. We have designed this  course to be of practical help for those who are preparing for OISC accreditation at Level 1 (Initial Advice) and for compulsory Level 1 Assessment.  It would also be of interest for practicing advisers and immigration lawyers as well as for community group advisers, council or Citizens Advice Bureau workers, volunteers etc.

This is not a boring coverage of the Immigration Rules! We tried to keep the language as simple and entertaining as possible. See the Contents and Extracts on our website here:  http://www.1st4immigration.com/training/online-oisc-level-1-course.php 


1st 4Immigration Ltd, 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ.
OISC ref F200800152, CPD Standards Office ref 80001.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Another 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services

"Great service and super efficiency! Highly recommended :)" Qing, Chinese national

This came from Qing who applied for her French Schengen visa through us this week. She was issued a multi entry visa for a year within 3 working days. 

It is possible to obtain a French Schengen visa within 3-4 working days from the date of appointment for most nationals, such as South African, Thai, Filipino, Russian, Indian, Chinese and most others. We can also assist with the German and Portuguese Schengen visas.

The good thing about applying through French Embassy is that they tend to issuer longer, multiple-entry, visas. Although you have to go through a very stringent process of application, you may have a visa lasting for several years. 

Contact us at Multi Travel Visas:





Fast UK passport renewal through the Passport Office in London): http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php


Website homepage with all services: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk



Phone 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483
Email:
 info@multitravelvisas.co.uk  We reply on the same working day!

Or come to our office from 9am to 6pm (you don’t need an appointment): 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ. We’re near Monument tube station, close toBank and Liverpool Street, over the bridge from London Bridge station and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

A new 5 star Google review about our UK visa services

"Professional service from start to finish. My wife and I used 1st4Immigration for her spousal further leave to remain visa and were very impressed with the service we received. From our first consultation, everything was explained to us thoroughly and there was good communication throughout the process. There was also a representative with us on the day who took care of everything with a minimum of fuss. Would highly recommend." Alex, British national

This came from Alex who is a British national, he applied for his wife's spouse visa.

For an individual advice or to make your application as successful please contact us:info@1st4immigration.com or visit   http://www.1st4immigration.com/
If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training We have a weekend OISC Level 1 course as well as a Points-Based System course and we also have online training courses, including Online OISC Level 1 course and courses focusing on Spouse/Partner visas. All our training courses are CPD-accredited with CPD credit accepted by  OISC.  

A new 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services

“Wow! Why did no-one tell me about them before? Visa sorted within 3 days (the week before Christmas, no less), when I couldn't find a booking at any of the embassy vendors to get a visa. If I hadn't have used MultiTravelVisas, I would have had to cancel my holiday. Well worth the money! 4 minutes in the queue to take biometrics. That was it! Thanks for amazing service, guys!


This came from Peter who posted a review about our services on Google. He applied for his Schengen visa through us and was issued a multi entry Schengen visa for 1 year by the French consulate in 3 days. 

It is possible to obtain a French Schengen visa within 3-4 working days from the date of appointment for most nationals, such as South African, Thai, Filipino, Russian, Indian, Chinese and most others. We can also assist with the German and Portuguese Schengen visas.

The good thing about applying through French Embassy is that they tend to issuer longer, multiple-entry, visas. Although you have to go through a very stringent process of application, you may have a visa lasting for several years. 


Contact us at Multi Travel Visas:





Fast UK passport renewal through the Passport Office in London): http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php


Website homepage with all services: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk



Phone 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483
Email:
 info@multitravelvisas.co.uk  We reply on the same working day!

Or come to our office from 9am to 6pm (you don’t need an appointment): 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ. We’re near Monument tube station, close toBank and Liverpool Street, over the bridge from London Bridge station and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Another 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services

"Expeditious and professional service. They definitely over-delivered! I would highly recommend this company." Naureen, Pakistani national

This came from Naureen who posted a review about our services on Google, applied for her Schengen visa through us and was issued a multi entry Schengen visa for 6 months by the French consulate in around 10 days. 

It is possible to obtain a French Schengen visa within 3-4 working days from the date of appointment for most nationals, such as South African, Thai, Filipino, Russian, Indian, Chinese and most others. We can also assist with the German and Portuguese Schengen visas.

The good thing about applying through French Embassy is that they tend to issuer longer, multiple-entry, visas. Although you have to go through a very stringent process of application, you may have a visa lasting for several years. 

Contact us at Multi Travel Visas:





Fast UK passport renewal through the Passport Office in London): http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php


Website homepage with all services: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk



Phone 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483
Email:
 info@multitravelvisas.co.uk  We reply on the same working day!

Or come to our office from 9am to 6pm (you don’t need an appointment): 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ. We’re near Monument tube station, close toBank and Liverpool Street, over the bridge from London Bridge station and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.These guys are great!  They were the only agency able to do our Schengen visa for us in a w


eek and were friendly, professional and honest.  We've used them before and will recommend them any time.  Worth every penny." Jovonne, South African national


Thursday, 8 December 2016

A new 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services

""These guys are great!  They were the only agency able to do our Schengen visa for us in a week and were friendly, professional and honest.  We've used them before and will recommend them any time.  Worth every penny." Jovonne, South African national



This came from Jovonne who posted a review about our services on Google, applied for her Schengen visa through us and was issued a multi entry Schengen visa for 5 years by the French consulate in 3 days. It is possible to obtain a French Schengen visa within 3-4 working days from the date of appointment for most nationals, such as South African, Thai, Filipino, Russian, Indian, Chinese and most others. We can also assist with the German and Portuguese Schengen visas.

The good thing about applying through French Embassy is that they tend to issuer longer, multiple-entry, visas. Although you have to go through a very stringent process of application, you may have a visa lasting for several years. 

Contact us at Multi Travel Visas:





Fast UK passport renewal through the Passport Office in London): http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php


Website homepage with all services: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk



Phone 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483
Email:
 info@multitravelvisas.co.uk  We reply on the same working day!

Or come to our office from 9am to 6pm (you don’t need an appointment): 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ. We’re near Monument tube station, close toBank and Liverpool Street, over the bridge from London Bridge station and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.These guys are great!  They were the only agency able to do our Schengen visa for us in a w


eek and were friendly, professional and honest.  We've used them before and will recommend them any time.  Worth every penny." Jovonne, South African national

English language for spouses of UK citizens: A1, A2, B1. How many levels are there and which of them do we need?

When you are applying for your 1st Spouse visa, you need the most basic A1 level. This is true whether you are applying outside the UK or switching from another category inside the UK.
 
After the 1st Spouse visa you will need an extension. At the moment at that stage you would still need the same A1 level, so at the moment you wouldn’t need to worry about this rule at all. From May 2017, however, you would need to demonstrate a higher A2 level when applying for extension.
 
After that you could normally apply for a permanent visa. This is where an even higher B1 level would be needed.
 
For an individual advice or to make an application please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com  or read testimonials on  http://www.1st4immigration.com/testimonials.php
 
We also have a very good post earlier on the confusion between A1 and B1 level when applying for “settlement”, as many spouses applying outside the UK are told – incorrectly – that they need a B1 level. You can read here about 2 meanings of the legal term “settlement” there and why there is a confusion: http://1st4immigration-visas.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/english-for-spousepartnerfiancee-visa.html
 
We also have a recent post on how many levels there are: http://1st4immigration-visas.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/english-language-for-uk-visa.html  
 
If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training We have a weekend OISC Level 1 course as well as a Points-Based System course and we also have online training courses, including Online OISC Level 1 course and courses focusing on Spouse/Partner visas. All our training courses are CPD-accredited with CPD credit accepted by  OISC.  

 

 

English language for UK visa applications: A1, A2, B1. How many levels are there, do they cover the whole alphabet?

In fact, there are only 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. A1 being the most basic and B1 the highest and hardest to score. As much as it may seem the UK Immigration Rules are making these levels hard to understand, it is actually a common European framework known as CEFR. So, there are the same levels in French or Spanish etc. Our of these 6 levels only 3 are used in the UK visa applications.
Furthermore, there are 4 components at each level: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
Which level you need depends on the Rules applicable to your UK visa category. It is mentioned in the Immigration Rules for a given visa type. The Rules also say whether you need all 4 components or only some of them.
For example, Spouses of UK citizens initially only need a most basic A1 level and only in Speaking and Listening. Tier 1 Entrepreneur migrants need a B1 level in all 4 components. Most migrants applying for settlement need a B1 level too but only in Speaking and Listening.
Link to the Immigration Rules for Points-Based System (PBS) migrants can be found here: Immigration Rules Appendix B: English language
We also have a more detailed post on English language requirement for Spouses of UK citizens here: http://1st4immigration-visas.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/english-language-for-spouses-of-uk.html
For an individual advice or to make an application please contact us:info@1st4immigration.com or visit   http://www.1st4immigration.com/
If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training We have a weekend OISC Level 1 course as well as a Points-Based System course and we also have online training courses, including Online OISC Level 1 course and courses focusing on Spouse/Partner visas. All our training courses are CPD-accredited with CPD credit accepted by  OISC.